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Dunkin’ Donuts Unveils Mobile Pay App

The company believes the app should speed up lines because users won’t have to wait for change or for credit cards to be processed.


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Boston Testing Automatic Pothole Detector App

Boston officials are testing an app called Street Bump that allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards to the city as soon as they hear that unfortunate “thud,” with their smartphones doing all the work.


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Saving Right Whales From Boat Collisions? There’s An App For That

Even at a sturdy 70 tons, the North Atlantic right whale is no match for the huge ships that cross its path carrying cargo, passengers and the threat of lethal collisions.


A customer makes a purchase with their phone.

Paying With Your Phone Is Easy, But Is It Safe?

Paying for every day purchases with a smart phone is getting more popular, but many shoppers wonder if it is safe.


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Natick Company Develops Free Calling App For iPad

Natick-based Vivox has found that it’s app called Bobsled, which offers free calling through a mobile device browser, is hugely popular.



Nuance Buys Former Rival Vlingo

Nuance Communications of Burlington is buying Vlingo, a company it sued earlier this year. The lawsuit alleged that Vlingo violated a Nuance patent.



Websites Help Users Create Their Own Apps

All you need is the idea and an internet connection and others will do the work for you for free.



Stop & Shop Expands Mobile App Availability

Stop & Shop is expanding the availability of a mobile app that allows customers to use their personal mobile devices to scan, tally and bag their groceries.


A tennis player is analyzed on an iPad app.

App Designed In Boston Replaces Your Golf, Tennis Coach

Whether it is your golf swing or tennis serve, the app can help improve your game.


The Motion Doctor app

Relief From Aches & Pains? There’s An App For That

You may be able to get relief without pain medication or a trip to the doctor. Believe it or not, there’s an app for that.