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September 11, 2017
Bloomz is one of several apps that teachers are using to let parents know what is going on in the classroom. Meagan Pittelko / Forum News Service
Apps help teachers communicate with parents
September 11, 2017 - 6:00am
August 13, 2017
ColorSnap by Sherwin-Williams allows users to match colors from a photo (right) and virtually try paint on their own walls (left). Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
From floor plans to tidy bedrooms: 9 free apps for mastering home design, decor and organization
August 13, 2017 - 8:38am
June 29, 2017
A customer inspects a new iPhone 7 plus smartphone inside the Apple Covent Garden store in London on Sept. 16, 2016. Bloomberg photo by Chris Ratcliffe.
The app economy is about to explode
June 29, 2017 - 11:08am
May 22, 2017
Thousands of productivity apps exist to create organization and optimal workflow. Toggl / Special to The Forum
Get it done: 5 free productivity apps that promote efficiency
May 22, 2017 - 10:40am
May 1, 2017
A word cloud of data privacy related items
Knowing what your phone knows: How apps use data
May 1, 2017 - 6:00am
April 14, 2017
A screengrab of Isaac Alftron's "Trigger" donation service. Using the hashtag "#TriggerGive," users can donate instantly to pet causes.
Twitter got you mad? 'Trigger' service turns anger into action with automated donations
April 14, 2017 - 6:13pm
December 5, 2016
Smartphone technology has made it so that scammers can call somebody while having any name or number they want to pop up, deceiving people into thinking they are getting calls from reputable organizations.
There’s an app for that? Scammers figure out how to ‘spoof’ local, business phone numbers
December 5, 2016 - 8:52pm
The Decluttr smartphone app allows users to sell their old DVDs, CDs, books and video games for cash. 
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Tech Savvy: Clearing out clutter
December 5, 2016 - 11:46am
May 13, 2016
The Rock Clock alarm app allows you to wake up at the same time as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. (Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey)
Tech Savvy: Hit snooze on new alarm app
May 13, 2016 - 8:01pm
April 17, 2016
The StrongLifts 5x5 smartphone app provides a simple weightlifting plan. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Tech Savvy: StrongLifts pulls its own weight
April 17, 2016 - 11:38am
October 29, 2015
Apple TV challenges developers to take apps to the big screen
October 29, 2015 - 2:53pm
November 28, 2014
Helpful, handy, fun smartphone apps can help ease your holiday woes
November 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
July 23, 2014
The Sleep Pillow app mimics white noise. Submitted photo
Sleep Pillow: White-noise app helps user sleep on vacation
July 23, 2014 - 2:50pm
July 8, 2014
Unlike the built-in iPhone weather app, Solar displays only the current temperature on its home screen rather than five-hour and five-day forecast. Solar also doesn’t include the humidity, chance of rain or wind speed. Screen grab from the Apple app store.
APP SNAP - Solar: A minimalist’s weather app
July 8, 2014 - 9:48am