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To Sell More Smartphones, Change How They're Bought and Sold

Hippo Reads | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Hippo Reads

By Mark Heynen, CBO of PayJoy Back in Guatemala, Juan Alvarado* would never have been able to afford a Galaxy S6. Few vendors near his rural hometo...

New App Turns Smartphone Into High-Tech B.O. Detector

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home

People use smartphones to order a dinner, catch a cab and find a hot date. Soon, our devices may also be able to tell a man he has terrible body odor....

New App Helps Iranians Dodge 'Morality Police'

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | Home

A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy populati...

Enjoying England With the Help of a Great App

Rick Steves | Posted 08.13.2015 | Home
Rick Steves

I've worked long and hard and spent piles of money on a pet project of mine: our free Rick Steves Audio Europe™ app. I'm most enthusiastic about the...

Are Your Kids 'Addicted' to Mobile Games?

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of vivacious boys aged 5 and 8 obsessed with breaking-up and creating blocks and hiding from the Enderman in the mobile version of Minecraft, I have conflicting feelings about my kids playing this game.

5 Absolutely Essential Apps For Your Phone And Tablet

Next Avenue | Bryce Kirchoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Home

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bryce Kirchoff Mobile applications for phones and tablets have exploded in popularity — more than 100 billion apps...

New Photo-Sharing App Aims To Curb Bullying Through Community Downvoting

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home

Stop bullying from infiltrating your digital space? Now there's an app for that. Hyper, a new social media platform launching on May 5, is aiming t...

App Could Help Officials Prosecute Rapists In Developing World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Home

A new app is aiming to crack down on rapists in a country where the crime is far too common. MediCapt will serve as a vital tool in collecting evi...

New App Lets You Watch Old Faithful Erupt, Wherever You Are

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.04.2016 | Home

Clocks in Yellowstone National Park might be set to Mountain Standard Time, but everyone there knows “Old Faithful Time” is the only time that mat...

8 Ways To Use Your Phone To Benefit Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.09.2015 | Home

We should all make time to disconnect from our devices, but sometimes technology can be a beautiful tool. Most of us use our smartphones to chat with ...

Why Your Fitness App Isn't Helping You Get Healthier

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Smartphone fitness applications aim to change people's behaviors, but often without the most effe...

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan.

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.06.2014 | Home
U.S. News Travel

While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult.

Swipe Right to Your Dream Job

Monica Nguyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Monica Nguyen

This innovative paradigm allows instantaneous matching and real time interaction. However as with any burgeoning technology, success depends on two key factors, which only the future can tell:

This Gardening App Has A Human Touch (And Just May Save Your Basil!)

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes w...

11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

Zev Gotkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Zev Gotkin

Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.

Spying Can Be Fun

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Christopher Brauchli

In the face of the most recent revelations about the relationship of the NSA to many of our smartphone apps that neither we nor the apps knew we had, it was nice to learn that there is a whimsical side to the NSA. It is known as CryptoKids.

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.

The Kitchen Of The Future Allows Us All To Be Even Lazier

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

As if we needed one more reason.

Finding Zen On Your... Smartphone? | Posted 12.29.2013 | Home

I used to get irritable whenever anyone would suggest I try meditation. I'd already decided it didn’t suit me: I get distracted easily, fidget inten...

When the City Is a 'War Zone'

Jenny Drezin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Jenny Drezin

For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.

Apps Showcase the Bright Future of Mobile Health

Morgan Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Morgan Reed

No technology has ever been adopted as fast as the smartphone - ever. Consumers have embraced these devices faster than the automobile, electricity, personal computers, and even the internet.

3 Ways to HDR on Your iPhone

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 12.07.2013 | Home
John Paul Caponigro

If you're looking for better detail in the shadows and highlights of your mobile photographs you've got choices. Moving from simple and limited to more complex and robust, consider these three.

I'm With Stupid: Come On, Baby, Let's Sue the Twits

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Home
Todd Hartley

So Chubby did what Chubby had to do and sued HP back in February, claiming that HP violated his trademarks, knowingly invaded his publicity rights and tarnished his name.

The Most Underused App On Your Smartphone

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.10.2013 | Home
Joanne Tombrakos

I have over six pages of apps. I can check Facebook, the Stock Market and the weather in Paris. But the thing that used to be my phone's primary purpose -- before it became so smart -- is the most underused app of all.