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Cyberdads Unite! A Few Tips to Appeal to a Father's Inner Geek

Michael L. Berman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

What happens every year and involves a hammock, a TV and a case of beer? Father's Day! But there may be a few dads that don't swing that way and have tendencies toward new gadgets and other things tech. These are cyberdads.

Apple vs. Android: Does The Technology We Use Influence the Way We Travel?

trivago | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
trivago

When it comes to phones and tablets, there are die-hard Apple users and those who swear by Android. But do their differing tastes in technology influence other parts of their lives?

The Health Risks of Mobile Phones - An African Perspective

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

At the end of the day, how mobile phones are used depends on where they are used -- and because of this, the possibility exists that the potential risks in a country like Nigeria are not the same as in the United Sates.

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...

Folly Is Joy

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Click here for the previous part of this series and here for part one. The near future A man and a woman stand in a kitchen prepping food and wat...

Using Data To Improve How We Serve The World's Poor

Emily Tucker | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Emily Tucker

Technology, and the collection and analysis of real-time data that it enables, can be leveraged by organizations working at the bottom of the pyramid to improve their service to the poor.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Would You Apply for a Job on a Mobile Device?

Mike Roberts | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mike Roberts

With so many apps and mobile-optimized sites today, it's become the norm for smartphone and tablet users to assume there's a more convenient way of doing things than opening up a PC. And the task of applying for a job is quickly garnering the same sentiment.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-D: Um, Okay? (Inconclusive Conclusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Yes, my first act in giving up a cellphone would be to buy a cellphone. And my second to hide it.

Social Media: A Narcissist's Virtual Playground

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

When does normal adolescence angst become a compulsive need for affirmation? And when does that angst turn into pathological narcissism? For starters, we might look at the devices in our hands.

Women Have Incredible Power To Affect Change -– Whether We Know It Or Not

Camilla Nestor | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Camilla Nestor

As trusted members of their communities, women play a crucial role in transforming whole neighborhoods and villages, and their influence is spreading even further thanks to mobile phones.

How Snapchat's New Discover Feature Could Revolutionize Mobile News

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Daniel Etcovitch

That's right, the app that was once used primarily for nude photos wants to be a legitimate source for news. Snapchat has negotiated some kind of contract that makes it exactly that: a useful source for easy to consume news content.

Getting Our Kids Active in the Backyard Again

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I arrived early to a recent National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball game and immediately noticed the oddity of players on both teams, in addi...

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

12 Zany Uses For Your Smartphone Camera

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

Take a picture of the hot/cold lever in the shower so you remember how it's swiveled for just the perfect temperature. Do the same thing with the little dial on your toaster after you've crisped the perfect bagel.

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Enabling consumers to access virtual visits, some pioneering employers who cover health insurance on the job are now looking to telehealth to provide more convenient care at a lower cost -- for both company and consumer.

Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Adam Levin

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.

Zen and the Art of Mobile Photography

Grryo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts
Grryo

Written and photographed by Scott Woodward I believe that photography is the most accessible and democratic form of artistic expression. The ubi...

A Mobile App to Save Our Lives

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

As I walked around the massive convention center at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, I heard three words echoing in my head. These three words, "Make it practical," have become something of a litmus test for me when it comes to technology innovation.

The Next 3 Billion

Rangu Salgame | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rangu Salgame

We are undergoing a once in a century transformation and this is the opportunity to scale many new services that will improve the lives of billions in the near future.

Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Sometimes it feels like technology is raising -- or rather -- regressing our kids. We can complain all we want about the tsunami of media flooding our children's lives, but are we seriously willing to give in to it?

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

5 Ways Mobile Search Has Changed the Game for Local Businesses

Ian Mills | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Business owners who want to stay competitive need to shift their strategies to focus on local SEO, no matter what. Even if your business doesn't have an online store and you have only one physical location, it's important that the growing group of mobile users can easily find you.

Managing the Four Challenges of the Dispersed Workforce

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Employees are demanding faster, uninterrupted access to data; and the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, at the device of their choosing. While it is ...

The Bible App Reveals Its Most Popular Verses Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

The Bible App has been downloaded more than 162 million times, according to the app's creator, YouVersion. And unlike the print version of the immense...