On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.
Technically Incorrect: Bystander footage of LA police shooting a man dead has created a stir on YouTube. With two of the officers wearing bodycams, and an inquiry under way, the incident could be a pivotal point for police bodycam programs.
A project that turns handwritten letters seen on homeless signs into fonts gets a big boost from global typeface provider Monotype.
See some of the fonts created as part of the Homeless Fonts project, which turns handwriting seen on homeless people's signs into fonts that can be used in branding and advertising.
A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting first-person footage of daily life. "The goal is to build empathy," Homeless GoPro says.
An online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.
Technically Incorrect: What could be more Thanksgiving-appropriate than Tesla's CEO declaring his love for helping people on one of TV's most popular shows?
Homeless advocate and Bitcoin evangelist Jason King runs across America to bring attention to how the open nature of virtual currencies can help solve poverty. And, he's just about to cross the finish line.
In a scheme designed to prey on the poor and defenseless, scammers working in a Colorado Apple store persuade them to sign up for phones in exchange for cash. The phones are resold. The contracts, however, belong to the disadvantaged.
From a robot in line in Sydney to the crowds for the visiting pope in New York, this year's iPhone launch festivities had a few extra wrinkles.