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Roundup: hurricane app, Samsung buyback offer, home security, mobile medical apps



charley.jpgKeep a close eye on tropical weather: American Red Cross' new hurricane app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices can give you instant local information during and after a storm. In addition to weather updates, it can tell you how to handle first-aid situations. Plus there's the "I'm Safe" button that sends out a message on Twitter, Facebook, email or text to let people know you're okay after a storm hits.  Bay News

Samsung offer makes upgrade enticing: Samsung will buy your old smartphone if you upgrade to a Galaxy device. Just fill out a form on the company's Facebook page and follow instructions. You'll get a quote on your old device. Send it in within 30 days and Samsung will send you a check for up to $300, depending on the phone and its condition.

DIY home security: Do you want to protect your home without the expense of a large home security company? Here are some home security gadgets for added protection without breaking the bank.

Dr. Smartphone to the rescue: From glucose and blood pressure monitors to E. coli sensors, mobile medical apps are booming. USA Today

[Last modified: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:25pm]


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