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14 Notifications Your iPhone Wants To Show You, But Can't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology

If you took away Jonathan Ive's obsession with functional simplicity and replaced it with passive-aggressive snark, there's a good chance this is what...

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy product...

Snooping on Your Smartphone: How to Avoid Apps Spying on You

Kevin Deegan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Kevin Deegan

Not all apps are innocent programs with your best interests at heart. In fact, many apps can snoop on you, and some could be collecting your personal data right now.

HTC's Flashy New Smartphone Is Boring Critics

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology

The HTC One M9 is a bit of a snoozer.

Why I Feel More Gen X Than Baby Boomer

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Hold on to your hats, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers: Generation X is 50 years old.

St. Bernards To Be Dispatched At SXSW To Rescue Dying... Cellphones

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology

Even phones need rescue dogs sometimes. At least, that’s the idea behind “Mophie Rescue” -- an initiative at this year’s SXSW that will equ...

I'm Mad As Hell and Why you Should Be Too

Jess Davis | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Jess Davis

Our world is sprinting forward while we are asleep at the wheel (bug zapper), into one where our tech is consuming us. Where we are all becoming more shackled and imprisoned by the innovations to which there seemingly is no escape. Are you OK with that?

How To Completely Unplug From Your Smartphone For An Entire Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living

It's time for a collective admission: We're all a little tech obsessed. How could we not be? We live in a 24/7, always-on culture. But stepping awa...

The Future of Music Is in Your Hand

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

When I'm playing, I think about someone like Pollack, and remind myself that I'm throwing sound at blank space until something emerges. I have to trust the process, so I can stay focused and not second guess myself.

Smartphones Are Smart Foreign Policy

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Maura O'Neill

Today, with more mobile phones than people on Earth, any savvy foreign policy recognizes the power of this small device to do good or evil in the world. Gone are the days when rebels and reformers fought only using guns and physical bombs; this portable machine is as important as any as weapon.

Simplified Smartphone Options for Tech-Shy Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several different ways you can go about getting a simplified smartphone that's easy to use. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, here are some different options to consider.

Instagram: How It's Changing the World of Photography

Diana Murphy | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Not only has Instagram changed the way we dine, dessert and approach a sunset, but it has also changed the way people view professional photography. Instagram has turned everyone with a smartphone into an artist.

Vine's Gay Love Comments

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

There are far fewer hate comments than there are love comments. As Ms. Swift said, haters gonna hate. But it may be nice to know that lovers gonna love, too. I'm serious.

4 Reasons to Put Your Phone Down (NOW!)

Diana Murphy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.

In Defense of Inconvenience (and Why I Ditched My Smartphone)

Matt Frazier | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Three days before I left to start my book tour last fall, I begrudgingly traded in my old phone (the one with the huge extended-life battery that alwa...

Unleashing The Inner Inventor: How Businesses Are Striving To Give Old Smartphones A New Lease On Life

Darren Beck | Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology
Darren Beck

The best way to help electronic waste realize its full potential is by getting it out of storage and into the hands of innovators.

Smartphone Theft Plummets In Major Cities Thanks To 'Kill Switches'

Reuters | By Sharon Bernstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Technology

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing "kill switches."

Freewheel WiFi Phone Service from Cablevision - Taking 'Voice as an App' to a New Level

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

With the evolution of WiFi roaming technology that allow devices, like the Freewheel Moto G, to "roam" from WiFi network to WiFi network (similar to cellular telephone handoff protocols), WiFi phone services may become practical alternatives to traditional mobile phone networks.

This Is How Insanely Obsessed We Are With Our Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology

If only this cartoon about smartphone obsession weren't so real. "Mr. Selfie" is here to show us that life is passing us by as we fixate on our lit...

Apple May Have Edged Out Samsung To Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

For years, Samsung has sold more smartphones than Apple. The Korean electronics giant makes dozens of different types of handsets, many of which cost ...

Recreating the Odyssey, With An iPhone

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 01.29.2015 | Books

If Homer had his own iPhone, he might've snapped shots of Ulysses on all his adventures, documenting every step of the hero’s long voyage. He might'...

Why You Should Talk to Your Partner About Technology

Jennifer Meer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Meer

Too often, his time with the kids is limited really to bedtime hours -- that brief window between 6:30 and 8pm. When he's home during those hours, it is imperative to me that he have his phone put away.

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"

Silence in the Time of the Apple Watch

Nish Gera | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nish Gera

But, have I also lost something? Have I lost my ability to create a space of solitude while sitting on that Central Park bench, making restaurant reservations and ordering movie tickets? And have I lost something in my inability to get lost in the back lanes of Seville looking for that flamenco bar?

Technology Gone Haywire: Why I Despise Cell Phones

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Dean Dauphinais

I don't own a cell phone. And when I say that, I don't mean that I don't own a smartphone. I don't even own a "dumb" phone. The only phones I have ar...