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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Roundup: Girl Scout Cookie app, workout tracking, smarter cars, more



cookiesapp.jpgGot cookies? If you're craving for some Girl Scout cookies, here's an app to help you find some. With the Girl Scout Cookie Locator, a free app for the iOS and Android, you can search for sales in your area, or elsewhere when you're on the road. You can also have some fun finding your cookie personality, and test some recipes using the cookies. 

Tracking your workouts: The target demographic for people who would use a wearable fitness trackers is limited – only four in 100, according to a report. Nike FuelBand seems to be the most popular, possibly because of brand recognition. Wired

Low tech: Meanwhile, according to the Pew Research Center's poll, 69 percent to U.S. adults track their health without the use of gadgets. Mashable

condomapp.jpgSize matters: Not sure how long this will stay on the App store: The  Condom Size app (99 cents, iOS) helps a man determine the proper condom size by taking measurements of length and girth with your mobile device. You also can purchase condoms, access educational condom tips, and other facts about condoms.  PC Mag
Google safeguards: Keep your Google account secure by  setting up alerts that go to your mobile phone in case of suspicious activity.   CNet

Cars getting smarter: From restaurant reservations to buying movie tickets,  more cars are getting connected and "intelligent" via apps on your mobile devices.   Christian Science Monitor

Perfect timing: With all the choices out there now,  it's a good time to be a mobile gadget buyer.   ZD Net
popeapp.jpgCan't get enough of the Pope on twitter or YouTube? Now you can keep closer track with the  new Pope App for the iPhone and iPad. The app sends links to top stories, streams events live, and posts photos and quotes from Pope Benedict XVI.    Catholic News Service
Hoping for a comeback: Research in Motion will introduce its new smartphone – the BlackBerry 10 – on Wednesday in New York. And the BlackBerry App Store is getting  revamped to add music and video.   Are there enough BlackBerry fans left who will embrace the new phone? Or is it a little too late? 


[Last modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:35pm]


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