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Always Low Prices? There's a Walmart iPad App for That

Bargain hunting just got a little easier for Walmart customers who are also Apple customers. The world's largest retailer has launched a new app for the iPad and updated its app for the iPhone to keep in step with its shoppers' growing use of the popular Apple products.

How Steve Jobs Changed the Way We Spend Money

Steve Jobs revolutionized so many aspects of our lives. One often overlooked area: Our money. His products fundamentally changed wired Americans' relationship with their finances -- from how and when we shop and bank to our awareness of our net worth.

Can an iPhone App Save Small Businesses?

You may already be familiar with many of the independent retailers in your home town, but how do you find mom-and-pop shops when you're traveling? The 3/50 Project's new iPhone app might help. It links users to its directory of small businesses, so visitors can support the local economy.

Distracting Young Drivers? There Are Lots of Apps for That

Distracted driving has been a growing problem since cellphones came into wide use. Now, new research shows that among the young, the proliferation of mobile devices and the explosion of apps they have spawned have made the problem much worse.

Big Pharma Looks Beyond Drugs to Smartphone Apps

Pharmaceutical companies looking for fresh sources of profit are increasingly investing in a range of health care innovations that aren't drugs at all, from smartphone apps and educational websites to social media platforms and wireless devices, reports Ernst & Young.

Here Comes an iPad X-Ray Reader for Doctors

The FDA has approved the first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices. The app, called Mobile MIM, is created by Cleveland-based MIM Software, and it's part of a wave of mobile apps aimed at making life easier for doctors and nurses.

TomTom Steers Itself Toward New Revenue Sources

Faced with intense competition from GPS-enabled smartphones with free navigation software, TomTom, the popular Dutch developer of portable navigation systems, announced Wednesday it is seeking to broaden its revenue base. But the announcement didn't offer much in the way of specifics.

PayPal Launches iPhone App for Depositing Checks

Adding another twist to the concept of online banking, PayPal has added an iPhone app that allows users to photograph their checks and deposit the funds into their PayPal account, according to an Associated Press report.

Best Sunscreen? There's an App for That

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group has launched an iPhone app that's a sunscreen shopper's guide, helping buyers navigate the confusing list of chemicals in the products and their varying efficacy in protecting skin. It joins an array of mobile apps providing skin-care advice on the go.

iPhone Junkies, Apps Will Work Fine with Verizon

If Apple adds Verizon as another iPhone carrier, the scads of available iPhone applications are expected to work as well with Verizon's CDMA network as with the GSM network used by AT&T. But app developers say they don't expect a bigger market to make it easier to get new apps approved by Apple.