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These Android Apps Make Ringing Smartphones Exciting Again

Miranda Marquit | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Miranda Marquit

Mobile phones have evolved a lot from the time the first cellular phone was marketed in the 1980s. Smartphone users today prefer text and data-based applications, and voice-based communication has been relegated to the sidelines.

Candidates Connecting With Supporters, 10 Seconds At A Time

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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3 Ways Around Walking and Texting

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

Program your smartphone rather than have your smartphone program you. Turn the sound off on your phone when you are out and about. If you find this is not feasible for you, then make a practice of not deferring to your phone every single time it makes a sound.

Are We All a Bunch of Narcissists?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.

Anything You Post May Be Used Against You...in a Divorce

James McLaren | Posted 07.24.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

As news regarding the recent hacking of the website Ashley Madison has made abundantly clear, spouses are increasingly leaving footprints throughout the digital world that can eventually come back to haunt them.

5 Ways To Impress Tech-Savvy Millennials

Jan Golden | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Like it or not, your reaction to technology is a factor in millennials' opinion of your capabilities. Here are five ways to impress tech-savvy millennials.

How Giving Up My Phone Forced Me To Live My Life

Sarah Bourassa | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Bourassa

Here's how detoxing from my phone for 48 hours helped me reset my well-being and develop a healthier relationship with my phone.

12 Places Your Smartphone Doesn't Belong

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly half of Americans say they "can't imagine" life without their mobiles. Our devices have become extensions of ourselves, and while often a near...

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
NextAdvisor.com

As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.

Small Fingers, Big Insights: Mobile App Design and 0-5 Year Olds

David Kleeman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.

Capture Life In Your Soul -- Not Your Smartphone

Alison Vilag | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
Alison Vilag

Disconnecting forces your mind to process an event differently than if you're simply going to tweet it. It's hard to experience what's all around you when you're spending every moment with your eyes glued to a screen.

Predictive Poetry

Todd Greenwood | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Todd Greenwood

Ever notice when you type a word on your smart phone, it suggests the next word? Both IOS and Android have built similar timesaving predictive features into their keyboards.

Cyberslacking in Shanghai: What My Students Taught Me

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Ruth Starkman

Teaching a writing and "Great Books" course to 21 middle school students at an international school in Shanghai this summer, I found myself amidst an intense debate about using electronic devices in the classroom.

Is Your Child Ready For A Smartphone? How To Tell

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Wondering if it's time give your son or daughter a smartphone? We don't blame you. It only makes sense that you'd want that kind of 24/7 connectivity...

To Spare Kids From Device Dependency, Be an Unplugged Parent

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

It's easy to get hooked on devices. Parents must swoop in and cut their kids off. Brody cites Harvard public health experts who say that young children shouldn't have their own phones or televisions in their bedrooms.

Nikola Tesla Predicted Smartphones In 1926

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

Teach us your secrets of wisdom, oh mighty Tesla.

Finding Recovery on Social Apps

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media
Joe Putignano

In my opinion, recovery programs can work in a similar way, because when some people stop participating in them, they relapse. This is why the majority of us in recovery have to create a strong support network.

Big Surprise Seen In Research On The Value Of Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science

We all know smartphones can serve up valuable information in mere seconds. And for that reason, many students use them as learning tools to aid with s...

These Photos Will Make You Want To Put Your Phone Down Forever

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

...Unless it's too late for you already, you poor soul.

Why Hasn't Mobile Moved Medicine Further Yet?

Prem N. Ramkumar | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Prem N. Ramkumar

The potential for mobile technology in medicine is great, but the current landscape is not yet set up to transform the health care industry. There exists no reliable winner in the marketplace because either our goals are misaligned or our focus has been misplaced.

The Story of Localized Marketing - Part II

Max Gladwell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Gretzky's well-known quote is one of the most abused business clichés, but that's because (a) business people love sports analogies and (b) it so perfectly captures the essence of vision.

Smartphones May Be Inspiring Millennials To Cook More

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology

Who needs a sous-chef when you have a smartphone?

Why I Love the Fairphone -- and Why I Won't Buy One

Brad Hurley | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Brad Hurley

Fairphone isn't just about its own product line: It's trying to shake up the smartphone industry and shift it toward less destructive practices. What's not to love? Almost nothing. So why am I not going to buy one?

Curing My Blindness By Turning Off My Smartphone

Nicole C. Kear | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole C. Kear

Before you can say "digital detox" I was in the throes of an awakening, the "once-was-blind-but-now-I-see" variety. This was particularly meaningful because I am, in fact, going blind.

Is Education Alone Enough to Combat Sexting?

Jess Ullrich | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Jess Ullrich

Recently, the UK's National Crime Agency launched a new campaign designed to educate families about the dangers of sexting.