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Jul 15, 2014 — The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world
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Jul 8, 2014 — There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.
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May 31, 2014 — Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.
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May 21, 2014 — After a tornado hits, emergency crews looking for survivors in storm shelters face a problem: Streets and landmarks are suddenly unrecognizable. One Moore, Okla., firefighter developed an app to help.
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May 6, 2014 — I downloaded the app. So why don't I feel motivated to get out there and run? Researchers say the problem is not entirely me. Many fitness apps don't use behavioral change methods that could help.
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Apr 11, 2014 — When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.
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Mar 26, 2014 — There are lots of apps out there that claim to improve your mental health, but precious few have actually been tested to see if they work. Psychologists are starting to give that a try.
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Mar 16, 2014 — With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.
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Feb 19, 2014 — WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.
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Feb 14, 2014 — 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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