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DHS S&T Applies Mobile App Archiving Technology to Copyright Infringement

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced that their mobile apps archiving technology has expanded the capability to track copyright infringement in mobile apps.

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Many Mobile Health Apps Neglect Needs of Blind Users

University of Washington researchers who conducted the first academic review of nine mhealth iPhone apps on the market in March 2014 found none met all the criteria that would make them accessible to blind customers. Accessibility shortcomings ranged from improperly labeled buttons to layouts that confuse built-in screen readers that assist low-vision smartphone users.

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How Do Toddlers Use Tablets?

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University of Iowa researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos and published their findings in the proceedings of the CHI 2015 conference.

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Need to Know What to Spray on Citrus Trees to Keep Bugs at Bay? There’s an App for That!

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UF/IFAS creates phone app to help citrus farmers determine the best pesticide to use in the fight against citrus greening.

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UW-Milwaukee Creates Free App to Help Parents Encourage Reading

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UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery and the Waukesha (Wisconsin) County Public Libraries have developed a free app called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” that families can use to track the books they’re reading to their preschoolers.

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Roswell Park Scientists Develop Mobile Application Software for Colon Cancer Survivors

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers have developed an accurate, individualized post-operative survival calculator and integrated the technology into a mobile application compatible with smartphone technology for oncologists and patients diagnosed with colon cancer. Information about the calculator will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 51st Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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University, Domestic Violence Agency Partner on an App

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the city’s Sojourner Family Peace Center have partnered to develop an app that discreetly and quickly gives those affected by domestic abuse an emergency connection to the help they need.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Shares Patient Imaging Records Through Novel App

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Parents of patients treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can download a free app called ImageInbox on their smartphones, which allows them to receive imaging files or to request the files be sent directly to another caregiver. CHLA is the first clinical site to offer the app, which is now available for free to any patient.

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Asthma App Helps Control Asthma: Alerts Allergists When Sufferers Need Assistance

New study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows how an app directly connecting an allergist and an asthma sufferer can provide necessary intervention when asthma isn’t under control.

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Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.