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These Clever Stickers Remind Us There's Fun Outside the App Store

"Because there isn't an app for everything."

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The True Future of Transportation Has Two Big Barriers to Entry

Open data and smart devices will be the cornerstones of tomorrow's urban mobility.

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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

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Beijing's City Government Is Fighting Public Urination With an App

Released just ahead of the annual Great Wall Marathon, a new toilet-locating mobile phone app hopes to prevent the urine-soaked walls that blemished last year's event. 

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The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

Find out the locations of all the people you direly want to avoid.

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An App That Promises to Get You Out of Parking Tickets

Assuming you deserve to, that is.

A New Census App Tells You Where You Should Be Living

Plug in key information about your preferences, and Dwellr will start looking for your new home.

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Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

A Devious App That Tricks You Into Destroying Your Phone

There's a good reason that "Send Me To Heaven" has been banned from the Apple Store.

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What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

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Nap App Means You'll Never Miss Your Subway Stop Again

Sleep away, straphangers.

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The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

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An App to Nab Jerks Who Illegally Use Disabled Parking

Your city could probably use your help.

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Enough Already With the Avoid-The-Ghetto Apps

A bad idea that won't go away.

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The Most Popular Entries in a New 'Cop Slang' App Are Predictably Filthy

The user-generated dictionary wants to introduce you to how police officers actually talk to each other.

Figure Out If That IKEA Couch Matches Your Rug Before You Drag It Home

The furniture giant's 2014 catalog lets shoppers "place" virtual furniture around their homes. That idea was prophesied in 1999's Fight Club.

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San Francisco Has Needed This for a Long Time: a 'Hill Mapper'

Rejoice, Bay Area residents: There's now a high-tech way to plot a course around the city's ridiculously steep hills.

This Amazing New Map Charts 'Moments,' Rather Than Places

With the new Hi app, users can submit stories or pictures of any spot.

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Are Civic Hackathons Stupid?

An argument against the popular (and unpaid) app design contests.