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A mobile phone in the hands of your kid can be a liability. But it can also be guardian angel — it all depends on how it’s used. MobileKids is a free iPhone and Android app that enhances a phone’s guardian angel-like qualities while putting the liabilities on lockdown.

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If you lose a smartphone and you use a service that can track its location via GPS, ignore it when it tells you that your handset is a Wayne Dobson’s house. For the past two years, this 59-year-old retiree has had cellphone owners showing up at his Las Vegas home demanding their devices back. They turn up at all hours of the day, yelling and threatening to call the police.

But Dobson is no thief, and he doesn’t have their phones. It’s a strange glitch that appears to be affecting devices on Sprint, and its making this man’s life a misery.

Many Google Now users are being treated to an unexpected surprise: a card that shows you how many miles you’ve walked or biked in any particular month. This is most likely the first month this features has begun tracking but it’s a handy dandy tool to keep track of just how much exercise you’ve been getting. As of right now, reports of accuracy are mixed, but we’re guessing this is due to no one knowing exactly when Google activated the feature.


Are you an online shopaholic? Then you’re definitely going to want to check out the app Slice. Slice is the Swiss Army knife of online shopping organizers. All you have to do is give the service access to the email accounts (Gmail and Yahoo! only) where you receive your online receipts and watch as it magically organizes all your purchases. Slice will give you instant access to all the information you could ever want out of your online purchases. Easily view current and past purchases, keep track of how much money you’ve spent, see which items are on their way, and enjoy automatic tracking with push notifications, all without ever having to input a single tracking number.