December 13, 2012 The singing superstar's Feb. 11 death sent fans rushing to the Web. Searches for information about her top those for "Gangnam style" and other hot topics, Google Says.
December 11, 2012 A new study concludes that a mobile app can help boost weight loss, if it's used as part of a more comprehensive strategy. The findings speak to the importance of blending two successful weight loss strategies: tracking and group support.
December 10, 2012 Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
December 10, 2012 The agency says that among its most troubling findings is that many apps for kids share such information as geolocations with third parties. Developers need to do more to improve privacy protections and to tell parents what they're doing, the agency reports.
December 10, 2012 The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
December 9, 2012 The next time you are about to post a scathing review of a business on a site like Yelp or Angie's List, you might want to think twice. This week, a housing contractor sued a former customer for $750,000 in defamation charges after she posted a negative review.
December 7, 2012 Customer loyalty programs offering discounts in exchange for a bit of personal information are nothing new. But now Verizon and AT&T are launching programs allowing customers to receive rewards based on information their smartphones share with the carriers. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are alarmed.
December 6, 2012 The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning in a murder. He says he's innocent and is trying to avoid being sent back to Belize, where the murder occurred. Remarkably, he's being allowed to blog from his jail cell.
December 4, 2012 Ever get that odd sensation that someone's watching you? Well, if you're online, someone always kind of is. Conceptual artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman are exploring that idea in photographs.