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Three Killer Photo Apps

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

As smartphone cameras continue to get better, mobile photography will amaze us even more. Social media has made us addicted to telling stories, and photos bring those stories to life.

Be a Mobile Superhero (Hint: All You Have to Do Is Find Your Hidden Superpower)

Tomer Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Tomer Cohen

Mobile-savvy companies embrace the complexities of mobile and transform those into competitive advantages. The best ones go beyond mobile-first.

Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Ellie Burrows | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Ellie Burrows

We are masters at digesting thoughts in 140-character sentences, stalking an ex lover, keeping up with the Ebola outbreak, scoring a Soul Cycle bike, finding a city's best ramen.

Steve Jobs, iPhones and Gay Propaganda in Russia

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliot Borenstein

I send this warning to Russia's hard-liners: don't mess with Apple. You can't win this fight -- just ask Dr. Dre. Don't let Russia become the next Beats Electronic. When it comes to swallowing up its competitors, the Russian Federation has nothing on Apple.

Why Smartphone Breaks at Work Aren't Such a Bad Idea

OZY | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

An hour-long game, sure, will hurt performance. But someone taking aim at a few Angry Birds here and there might have a winning habit. The human mind isn't built for focusing so intently on work for hours on end, non-stop. We need mental as well as physical breaks.

I'm Really Upset About the Midterm Elections God I Love My New iPhone

James Napoli | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

It sure was discouraging to see those election returns coming in and realizing that the Republicans have gained such major ground. I mean, the first thing I thought was that government regulations would start to go out the window, paving the way for a disastrous oh my God I am having so much fun with this new iPhone 6.

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Mikah Meyer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikah Meyer

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.

140 Characters, and Into The Future

Kiley Eriksen | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Kiley Eriksen

Times are rapidly morphing into a new age. Sure, it may seem like humans are slowly sacrificing their humanity to the iPhone at first. But, the change is inevitable! We can't expect ourselves to flow into "the new" so smoothly and immediately.

I Hear Ringing, But...

Marcia Liss | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Global Digital Media Factbook 2014-15 Helps Firms Strategize

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

How can media firms strategize, plan budgets, and decide where to allocate their resources effectively?

6 Reasons Travelers Are Upgrading to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Lea Lane | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Lea Lane

If you're a frequent traveler, consider these six factors, emphasized by Apple developers as the main improvements in this newest, long-awaited upgrade.

Why Journalists Should Fear Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.24.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Digital media as we know it is proving incompatible with our linear worldview. Our online experience no longer resembles the finite story that drives our lives.

When All Smartphones Became The Same

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

A Chevy with a Cadillac emblem is still just a Chevy inside. The change in smartphone design and function will come when companies decide how to change the paradigm of smartphone use.

How Secure Is Apple's Mobile Payment System?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Whether iPhone's mobile payment ends up being successful or not does not take away from Apple's intent to offer better security to their users. Much more needs to be done to make mobile devices trustworthy and maybe we will need to wait until we are really sure before we take the plunge on any mobile payment system.

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

The Digital World Is Full Of Wonder And Worry

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend, on average, more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a non-school-related screen. Given the busy lives children lead these days and the reality that there are only so many hours in a day, this statistic is almost unbelievable.

Our Obsessive Relationship With Technology

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

And I find it amusing (and somewhat disconcerting) that people make excuses to escape whoever they are supposed to be spending time with so that they can check in with other people who may not even be real-life friends.

The Virtualization of Childhood

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Internet, the global system of interconnected computer networks that was created to defend geographic boundaries, has now morphed into a system that transcends the very same boundaries

Woman Trapped For 18 Hours After Car Wreck Rescued Thanks To 'Find My iPhone' App

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

After spending 18 hours trapped in her car at the bottom of a 500-foot deep ravine, a California woman was rescued by officials Tuesday morning -- tha...

5 Reasons People Over 50 Should Love The Big iPhone

Next Avenue | Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Julio Ojeda-Zapata I had it in my head that I hated big smartphones. A compact handset is, after all, easier to use ...

As Surveillance Reforms Languish, New Tools for Consumers to Protect Data Criticized by FBI

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Recent statements by FBI officials, including Director James B. Comey, are revealing and troubling. They criticize tech companies for deploying techn...

That Spiffy New iPhone May Mean He's Looking For A Fling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6. At least that's the word from researchers ...

No Time for Exercise? Let's Do the Math!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

The next time you don't think you have time for exercise, just take a look around at the very busy, dynamic successful individuals out there, from presidents and CEOs to legends like Arnold -- most manage time for exercise and are wise to do so.

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.