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FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TLC Approves Plan To Allow ‘Virtual Hails’ From Smartphones

Need to hail a cab in New York City? There could soon be an app for that.

12/13/2012

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The Very Best of Everything in 2012

As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.

12/01/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sree Tips: Best Smartphone Apps

There are millions of smartphone apps to choose from, but it’s hard to know which ones are worth trying.

10/17/2012

iPhone 5 Black & White (credit: Jenny Lubkin/CBSNewYork)

Poll: Which Will You Pick: White or Black iPhone 5?

Hey Apple fanboys and fangirls, CBS New York needs to know which color handset you’ll be walking out of the store with. Take our poll and make your wisecracks inside…

09/20/2012

Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plaza (file / credit: Google Maps)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – New Tolls

The future will not be free. There will be tolls. But how you give up your money will change.

09/12/2012

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Port Jefferson To Let You Pay For Parking By Phone

The only catch is that drivers will drivers will have to pay a 40-cent surcharge each time they use the app.

09/12/2012

Marlboro, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: CBS2 Viewer Michael Mollica)

Post-Irene JCP&L Innovations To Improve Communications, Prevent Power Loss

In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.

08/22/2012

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Crime-Fighting Smartphone App Unveiled To The Public

State Senator Eric Adams likened the app to having a community watch group right on your cell phone.

08/12/2012

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New App Will Let Commuters Buy Metro-North Railroad Tickets Using Smartphone

Using their credit or debit cards, users will be able to buy any type of ticket with any origin and destination.

07/12/2012

Apple iPhone 4s (file / credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYC Unveiling New App For Restaurants, Stores, Attractions And More

The app will provide access to nearly 90,000 restaurants, stores, attractions, hotels and bars. Its features include reservation bookings on OpenTable, movie ticket purchases via Fandago and information about public transportation.

04/02/2012

Apple iPhone 4s (file / credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Fort Lee Schools Lead Way Forward In School Security Planning

In an emergency, seconds count. It took police nine minutes to respond to the Columbine High School shooting, but it took them 90 minutes to locate a building map. But one borough in New Jersey is leading the way in preventing that problem.

02/03/2012

MTA chairman Joseph Lhota with App Quest winners - Feb 2, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Announces App Contest Winners

Among the 11 winners is Embark NYC, created by a group of 20-somethings led by David Hodge. They have a system that uses your smartphone’s GPS, even underground, and it navigates your trip when you punch in a destination.

02/02/2012

New apps are making life easier for holiday shoppers.(Credit:CBS2)

Tis The Season To Be Mobile, Smartphones And Tablets Make Shopping A Breeze

The clock is ticking if you still have holiday shopping left to do. New apps can help you get your shopping done on time.

12/11/2011

A black car makes its way around Columbus Circle - New York, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

GroundLink Lets You Book Your Black Car Via Smartphone App

Need a black car to pick you up? Just pick up your smartphone. GroundLink Car & Limo Service has a new app for Android and iPhone that you can use to book a reservation.

10/17/2011

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