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As Internet-only news sites continue to navigate the ever changing landscape of digital content, old-school players transitioning from paper have been experimenting with new models. Now the most recent high profile experiment, a tablet-only news project from the publishers of the Wall Street Journal, supported by Apple, has come to an end.
 
At long last, William Shatner has an iPhone app. Whether you remember him from Star Trek or the wake-up call he gave the Space Shuttle Discovery crew on March 7, 2011 (the final day it was docked to the ISS), I think we can all agree that this $2.99 app is overdue.
 
Many of us have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact programmed into our phones. It's a great concept that's being taken further by a tiny sensor added to a cyclist's helmet to determine if they've taken a spill — and, if so, it uses Bluetooth to trigger the accompanying app to call their contact.
 
Ford and daily deal startup Roximity have just launched their latest deal-finding app that integrates into Ford's Microsoft-developed connected car platform, Sync. Depending on who you are, you'll see this as sheer genius or sheer distraction.

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