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Steve P. Young is the host of the Mobile App Chat podcast where he interviews the top mobile app entrepreneurs. Past guests include Shazam, Yahoo! Weather, Facebook Messenger and many more!

Watch Your Neck App Helps You Avoid Text Neck

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With over 2.19 trillion text messages sent annually, there’s a little known condition that is plaguing smartphone users known as "text neck." The injury involves stiffness in your neck and shoulders and typically is caused by excessive smartphone usage.

A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that 53 percent of mobile phone users suffer numbness or neck aches. Another study led by Erik Peper of San Francisco State University showed that 84 percent of subjects reported some hand and neck pain during texting. Moreover subjects also displayed other signs of tension, like holding their breath and increased heart rates.



Interview With the Developers of Slync, the New App That Tracks Shopping Trends

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Are you curious about what your trendy neighbors are buying and where they're buying it? I recently interviewed Peter Babiy and Surge Stefoglo, two of the founders of a new app called Slync. The app allows you to discover what others around you are purchasing. Users post a picture, the price, and the location of the item purchased. Whether it's your daily coffee, a new pair of sneakers, or a new iPad, Slync helps you find it near you. 

In this interview we discuss:



Splash Math - Grades 1-5 - Learn Math in a Fun Way on the iPad and Web

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UPDATE: The Splash Math app dropped its price! The paid version is now a one-time fee of $9.99 for one grade level or $29.99 for all five grade levels. Also, you can access Splash Math's content on the iPad without an internet connection (unlike its competition).

According to a recent report by Common Sense Media, studies show that 72 percent of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device for some type of media activity such as playing games, watching videos, or using apps. 



Let Siri Get You a Date

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While dating apps like Tinder and HowAboutWe Dating may be getting all the press, there's an app already on your iPhone that can land you a date with a nearby cutie. And it's called Siri.

Popular YouTuber, Stuart Edge, shows you how to use Siri to get a date with someone who is literally inches away.



7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

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Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on? 

Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?

Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long. 



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