Apps

3:46pm

Mon August 20, 2012
All Tech Considered

Smartphone Apps Help More Singles Find The Boy (Or Girl) Next Door

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 4:02 pm

A growing number of smartphone apps use internal GPS to help singles locate potential mates nearby. While men are enthusiastic about the apps, women have been slower to adopt them.
Sean Locke iStockphoto.com

Pretty much every smartphone on the market today offers GPS. Apps of all kinds use that geo-locating ability to offer you the local weather forecast or help you find nearby restaurants.

There are also apps designed to help singles look for love, and the concept has been a hit — with men. The app Grindr, for gay men, has more than 4 million users worldwide. And straight guys are signing up for a bunch of dating apps, as well.

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1:02am

Fri June 22, 2012
All Tech Considered

Your New Digital Wallet: In The Cloud But Still Tethered To Fees

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:38 pm

David Marcus, president of PayPal, unveils PayPal Here in San Francisco in March. The service allows customers to use their smartphones to pay for purchases at retail stores.
Kim White AP

Tech companies from Seattle to Silicon Valley, intent on transforming how we shop, have set their sights on the electronic payments industry.

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