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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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Use Your Smartphone To Park In White Plains

More multi-space meters have been installed, making all city-run garages equipped with the high-tech meters.

07/29/2011

QR Code (credit: Free Art & Technology)

New QR Codes Emulate ‘Hobo Symbols’ Of The Past

Technology is bringing a new life to a tradition that is over 100-years-old.

07/21/2011

A Verizon version of the Apple iPhone 4 is seen at the launch news conference in Lincoln Center - New York, NY - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

When Your Kid Gets A Hand On Your Smartphone

Did you see Mary Calvi’s story on CBS2 news at 5?

04/18/2011

A Verizon version of the Apple iPhone 4 is seen at the launch news conference in Lincoln Center - New York, NY - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Smartphones Can Now Access NYC Construction Info

Quick Response Codes were used for product packaging and advertising. Local governments are starting to use them as well. In New York City, a smartphone can now be used to read the code on construction permits.

02/22/2011

The Android Smartphone

The Best Android Apps For New Yorkers

Our picks for the coolest, most efficient and best apps for Android users in New York City.

CBS New York–12/28/2010

Motorola Future

Cell Phone Hacking A Dangerous Reality

CBS 2′s Rebecca Jarvis shows you the smart steps you need to take to protect your smartphone.

08/16/2010

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