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Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

MCT Campus

September 19, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday took another step in its efforts to gain a piece of the home video-communications market by taking the wraps off of Portal TV, a new set-top box for streaming TV programs and video chats. In a company blog post, Facebook said that Portal TV will cost $149; they’ll be shipped N...

With New Mobile Apps, States Engage Citizens Via Smartphone

February 12, 2015

By Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org Are you tonight's designated driver looking for a sober place to hang out while your buddies drink? The state of California has a mobile application you can download that pinpoints welcoming places and money-saving deals while you wait to take everyone home. Are...

Tablets, Apps For Children Are On The Rise

Tablets, Apps For Children Are On The Rise

April 10, 2014

By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter’s third birthday a hit, and it wasn’t a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even ...

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

November 12, 2013

By Katie Humphrey Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Start counting. How many passwords do you have? Rajean Moone of Minneapolis has so many — more than 75 — that he tracks most of them on a super-secret spreadsheet. Others he scribbles on hidden Post-It notes — coded in a foreign language. “It’s...

Best Apps for Back to School

Best Apps for Back to School

Nicole Winters, Reporter

January 21, 2013

Getting back in gear for college can be tough. New classes, teachers, and homework can be hard to balance. Here are five of the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, that can help you get organized and on the right track for the semester. No matter what your majoring in these apps will...

An Apple in the kitchen: 3 iPad titles that can help you up your cooking game

An Apple in the kitchen: 3 iPad titles that can help you up your cooking game

Steve Cavendish (Chicago Tribune)

March 31, 2011

(MCT) Congratulations on that iPad purchase. Now that you've finished playing Angry Birds, it's time to take that thing into the kitchen and let it do something useful for you. Here are three indispensable apps that turn your iPad into a supreme source of culinary knowledge: How to Cook Everything Maybe...

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