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Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.

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Mobile Match Apps Are 'Dating On Steroids'

Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. But that efficiency can have drawbacks for people trying to find true love.

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Popular online games like FarmVille use powerful reward systems to get players to spend real-world money on virtual items. Zynga/AP hide caption

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How many calories in that bite? My Fitness Pal and other fitness and nutrition apps can help find the answer. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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University of Washington computer science student Laura McFarlane and her team work on their smartphone app aimed at helping girls being illegally trafficked get help. Sara Lerner/NPR hide caption

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Nick d'Aloisio displays his mobile application Summly, which Yahoo recently purchased for a reported $30 million. But the Internet company is killing the app and integrating the algorithm that drives it into its own technology. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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New York City rules will soon permit yellow cab drivers to accept rides through smartphone apps. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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