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crowd-sourced information

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Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.

By July 29, 2014

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Apple envisions wireless wristbands for hospital stays

The tech could be used for a disposable wristband that stores and transmits health information to your doctor's smartphone.

By August 5, 2014

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Apple tells China it doesn't monitor iPhone users' locations

The company responds to a claim by a state-run media outlet that the iPhone's Frequent Locations feature is a threat to the country's national security.

By July 12, 2014

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Track Hurricane Arthur in real time with an interactive map

Mapping software company Esri designed a live map, filled with data from NOAA and social media, which shows the hurricane's projected path and more.

By July 3, 2014

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Heartburn from Heartbleed forces wide-ranging rethink in open source world

Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.

By April 24, 2014

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Location information to make mobile ads more valuable

App and advertising executives tell an audience at All Things D's mobile conference that location-based ads may finally pave the way for more money to be spent on mobile advertising.

By April 15, 2013

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Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

A newly-published patent application describes how Apple might use information from actual human beings to supplement Siri's own knowledge, or lack thereof.

By November 14, 2013

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Health apps on the rise, but medical use is still limited

Health apps and gadgets are becoming more popular, but a lack of quality keeps them from being useful in medicine.

By November 19, 2013

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Findery annotates the secret life of the world around you

Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake has released a new augmented-reality location-discovery app that works like a crowd-sourced version of Google's Field Trip (now available in Australia).

By October 23, 2013

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Mobile weather-checking goes 3D with Minutely for iPhone

The slick new app raises the bar with 3D radar maps and crowd-sourced weather reporting. Best of all, it's free!

By August 7, 2013