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How Mobile Phones Provide Hope to Slaves in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Malika Mehta How do you reach people enslaved in India to inform them that freedom is possible? Call them! Mobile phones are everywhere in Indi...

Bar Forces Customers to Talk in Real Life by Blocking Cell-Phone Signals

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

By Clint Rainey If you're waiting on an important phone call, it's probably best not to hang out at the Gin Tub in the English town of Hove. Owner St...

10 Unique Reasons You Should NOT Let Home Phones Die!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 07.28.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It would seem most people presume anyone who really wants to reach them will just send a text. But this is a huge mistake, and you should grieve the loss of your landline. Here's why...

Admit It - You're Killing Your Phone to Justify Upgrading

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

In the beginning of the relationship, we are in awe of what the phone can do for us. We celebrate it when it's still considered new. We holds hands with it everywhere we go. We clean it and dry it and worship its little face.

End The Classroom War On Mobile Devices

Robert Shuter | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Robert Shuter

Students believe smartphones and laptops can assist learning. Then why are so many teachers dead set against them in their classrooms?

Seven Awesome iPhone Tricks

Matthew Crawt | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Matthew Crawt

You would have thought that everyone would already be aware of all the tricks and tips but this isn't necessarily the case. In fact, there are a number of different iPhone tricks that not many people are aware of so hopefully this will help you to enjoy your experience even more!

Solar Power Is Freeing Rural Africa From the "Poverty Trap"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In the United States, cellphones die all the time, but our abundance of power ensures resurrection on demand. That's not how it works in other parts of the world.

How My Wife Googles Things

Nick Simard | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Nick Simard

Let's say we're sitting around the table, having a lively discussion, when something comes up that none of us (in this scenario I'm pretending we have friends) know the answer to. Out come the smartphones! Tap tap, typity type type...

Ugandan Farmers Put Savings in a Digital Wallet

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

The move to mobile in the savings and lending groups capitalizes on the increasing accessibility and use of mobile technology in Africa, even in some of the remotest areas.

Too late to get into mobile? Not even close

Steve Hall | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Hall

There's no question about the power of mobile. Businesses of all sizes, and across every industry, can agree on the tremendous impact the ubiquity of ...

New Research Suggests Text Messages Improve Election Day Turnout in the Developing World, With Conditions

Tavneet Suri | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Tavneet Suri

We now have evidence that text messages improve civic engagement in emerging countries by encouraging people to vote.

How Apps Set Me Free From the 9 to 5 (And How the Game has Changed)

Muoyo Okome | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Muoyo Okome

Can't place the exact date, but I'll never forget the feeling... Driving down Washington Blvd in my Mazda, tears welling up in my eyes. I generally n...

The Hottest Part of Your iPhone May Be the (Boring Old) Keyboard

Ben Pickering | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Ben Pickering

Apple just announced the launch of their new 4 inch iPhone and one of the hottest areas for iPhone apps is keyboards. This actually came as news to me...

Support Fairtrade Gold With Your Next Smartphone

Laura Gerritsen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Gerritsen

Fairphone has been working to find a way to integrate more responsibly mined gold into our smartphone supply chain. Together with our partners, we achieved the first-ever Fairtrade gold supply chain in the consumer electronics industry.

Do You Suffer From Nomophobia?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Where you are filling yourself with instant and fleeting gratification? Where are you consumed with virtual versus actual reality? What precious moments are you missing? How can you bring yourself back to a real, long-lasting, consistent, and joyful life?

California Water Mandate Extended Through October -- A Longterm Silver Lining

Robb Barnitt | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Robb Barnitt

Those in the water community have warned of depleting reservoirs, snowpack and groundwater for years, but it was Governor Brown's 2015 Emergency Conservation Mandate that brought the concern front and center.

A Solution To Closing The Gender Gap Is Literally In The Palm Of Your Hands

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology

Women in certain countries are less likely than men to own a key tool for fighting gender inequality: smartphones. A recent study by the Pew Research...

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

Mobile Zombie Apocalypse

Chris Corbett | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Corbett

We've all seen zombies walking the streets. They've got that glazed look, faces lit with an unhealthy glow, stumbling into people on the sidewalk and ...

The Long and Short of Mobile-Friendly Website Development

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.25.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Let's begin by stating the old hard fact that any website administrator and owner needs to acknowledge and live with -- your website needs to rock on all devices, not just mobiles, and that includes 50-inch in-home theater screens as well.

3 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Email Marketing Campaign

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

You work extremely hard to create an email marketing campaign. First you have to find the right incentive to get the maximum number of subscribers. Then craft an entire series of emails designed to do one thing: increase sales.

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Mobile Social Media Marketing and Privacy in 2016

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social business is quickly shifting to precision targeting made possible by consumers downloading mobile apps. Mobile social media marketing is taking...

The End of the PC?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

Tim Cook has been running around heralding the end of the PC. A self-serving assessment, but Intel and the PC ecosystem are going to struggle to maintain their traditional relevance.

A Spectrum Needle in the Budget Haystack

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Keeping our nation's spectrum capacity above this fast-rising tide is a daunting challenge. We have zero shot without the ability to tap into a far greater number of the estimated 240,000 frequency assignments controlled by federal agencies.