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Smartphone apps can help treat mild depression: study

Depressed? There are smartphone apps for that — and they can actually help you cope with mild to moderate forms of the condition, according to a study. Overall, the smartphone apps examined in the Australian-led research “significantly” reduced people’s depressive ...

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App Smart: Weather Apps to Download and Store Up for Winter

LIKE it or not, winter is coming. Apart from layering up, you can turn to your phone to help you brave the rain, wind or snow ahead. Weather apps are abundant in mobile app stores, and my new favorite is ...

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Auto Safety Regulators Seek a Driver Mode to Block Apps

Photo Highway safety administrators are increasingly concerned about distractions posed by smartphones and the apps that Americans use while behind the wheel. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an ...

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Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an Oct. 26 crash near Tampa that killed five people. A passenger in one car, a teenager, recorded a Snapchat video showing her vehicle traveling at 115 m.p.h. just before the collision. A lawsuit ...

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App Smart: More Fun on Your Wrist With New Apps for the Apple Watch

APPLE this month released a faster, smarter Apple Watch and also sped up its first-generation smartwatch with a faster chip. The speed increase will help watch apps run more smoothly, and plenty of great software is available to take the ...

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App Smart: Here Come the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 Apps: What to Try First

Photo Cosmic Watch is a rich app that can show off your new smartphone. APPLE released the iPhone 7 last week along with iOS 10, a major upgrade for its popular mobile operating system. What better time to download some ...

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Vocations: A Linguist Helping Apps Learn to Speak Millennial

Photo Marsal Gavalda is the director of machine intelligence at Yik Yak. Credit Dustin Chambers for The New York Times Q. What is Yik Yak and what is your job there? A. We’re a location-based social network used mostly by ...

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Bits: Apps That Warm the Heart and Avoid Bad News

Photo For many people, social media has become an icky sludgefest of inanities, trolling and adolescent behavior. So it is not all that often nowadays that you hear social media being described as a place that inspires the warm-and-fuzzies. But ...

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App Smart: Apps That Help Take the Guesswork Out of Grilling

COOKING with fire is a technique dating to our prehistoric ancestors, but today it can feel high tech with the many apps that take the guesswork out of grilling. Cooking starts with a recipe, and one of the most sumptuous ...

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Itineraries: Using Apps to Ease the Hassle of Navigating Airports

Photo Brett Fox, an American Airlines frequent flyer, at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times For Brett Fox, just getting around an airport could be difficult enough. From check-in to security lines to finding ...

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