You got an Amazon Echo for the holidays — here are the first things you should do
Andrew Burton | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesYou may have received an Amazon Echo as a gift during the holidays. How to change the default music serviceIf you ask your Amazon Echo to play music it will default to Amazon Music. How to use your Amazon Echo as an in-home intercomYou can use your Amazon Echo as an in-home intercom and announce things to every Echo in your house. How to play music on multiple Amazon Echos at the same timeYour Amazon Echo can play music in different rooms of your house at the same time. How to set your Amazon Echo to detect sounds like glass breaking or smoke alarmsThis feature is useful if you want to get notifications about sounds your Amazon Echo hears when you're away from home.cnbc.com
New screening app will check Duval County teachers, staff for COVID-19 symptoms
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A new screening method will check Duval County Public Schools staff members for signs of the coronavirus or exposure to a COVID-19 case, Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene told the school board last week. Greene told the Duval County School Board during a June workshop that the app will ask a list of questions related to any possible exposure to a case of COVID-19 and about any symptoms or signs of the virus. Greene said protecting users privacy is a priority of this screening app. However, district leaders plan to evaluate how the app functions among staff before a decision on expansion is made. Staff members will begin using the app when the school year begins on Aug. 10.
Struggling to stay sober? Curious about cutting back? This app just might save you
It includes sober dating, travel information, community groups, booze-less guides, where to find the best mocktails; you name it. Gottlieb said there has been a lot of interest in Loosid’s “sober curious” groups. How can the app help? For example, select “I just relapsed and I need help” or “Weekend and holiday support,” and you’ll be linked with people and resources. “Some people are coming out of the hospitality industry -- people with no money, who need help now,” Gottlieb said.
Facebook relaunches an app to compete with Snapchat
Facebook relaunches an app to compete with Snapchat Facebook is looking to take over the picture-sharing world. The social media site has re-launched its "Slingshot" app, with some major improvements. CNET Senior Editor Jeff Bakalar joins "CBSN" with the details.cbsnews.com
New app lets you turn credit cards on and off
New app lets you turn credit cards on and off Following over $11 billion of fraud in just 2012, a new app allows you to fight back against credit card thieves. Tim Stevens, editor-at-large for CNET.com, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about the app.cbsnews.com
New FBI app aims to speed up the search for missing children
New FBI app aims to speed up the search for missing children The FBI is encouraging parents to download an app that could be a lifesaver. The smart phone tool is designed to help report a missing child by getting information to the authorities immediately. CBS News' Paula Reid reports.cbsnews.com
New app for caffeine junkies
New app for caffeine junkies There's a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another coffee. Jill Wagner has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Can this app stop drivers from texting behind the wheel?
Can this app stop drivers from texting behind the wheel? As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Kentucky and West Virginia drivers can download the Text Limit app for free. The app stops users from texting, calling, or surfing the web when their cars are moving at a designated speed. WLKY's Lexy Scheen reports.cbsnews.com
Can an app help you ditch your reading glasses?
Can an app help you ditch your reading glasses? A new iPhone app claims to help users improve their ability to read small print. It works by training the brain to better process images when they are distorted by aging eyes. Danielle Elliot reports.cbsnews.com