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Technology: Friend or Foe for Your Dating Life

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jess Carbino

The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.

Mobile eCommerce: Tips for Protecting Your Purchases and Sales

Joe Ross | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

2013 was the year mobile commerce made a statement. Case in point: Cyber Monday showed record-breaking numbers in mobile purchases.

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Jeff Hindenach

While it's impossible to completely monitor everything your kids do online, these steps will help keep your kids safe and informed while they are on the web.

California Law Helps Pave the Way to a Bright Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As consumers increasingly show a preference for mobile voice and broadband services, American innovators -- many based in California -- are bringing an astounding array of new products and services to market that both anticipate and respond to evolving consumer demand.

Meet One Of Facebook's Oldest Users

Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

CORRECTION: A Facebook spokesperson told The Huffington Post that Detlor was previously the oldest known registered Facebook user, although there are ...

Top Apps For Health, Fitness And Weight Loss

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you use your phone to help keep track of your health? You wouldn't be alone. According to the Pew Internet & American Life project, 15 percent o...

Will Texting Make the Phone Obsolete?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

I'm not talking about smartphones -- they're really not phones, but pocket-sized personal computers with an optional voice function -- but I do wonder whether the idea of using any type of device to actually talk is likely to fade away or at least diminish?

Facebook Users Becoming More Privacy Savvy

Larry Magid | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

When it comes to social media privacy, there is some good news. Americans are increasingly thinking about their own privacy and reputation management. Which, at the end of the day, is the most protective factor of all.

A Look At Who Owns Smartphones--And What People Do With Them

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has some interesting findings about how Americans are using smartphones. About one-thir...

Facebook Users More Social in Real World

Larry Magid | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A just released report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people who use use Facebook are more trusting and have closer personal relationships than those who don't.

Internet, Social Media Users More Likely To Volunteer, Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Internet users are more social than ever, according to a new study, which also shows that online socializing connects to real-life volunteering. With...

Closing the Digital Divide One Government App at a Time

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.

Memo to Media -- iPad Won't Save News Industry

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.

New Apple iPhone, OS Available; Tethering Not: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer June 18, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Apple released the new iPhone 3GS, as well as the iPhone 3.0 OS, yesterday afternoon. While the new iPhone did not receive the same of pre-sale hype t...