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Maybe Dumbphones Aren't So Bad

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

Despite the convenience of carrying the Internet in your pocket, there are a few hidden benefits to forgoing a smartphone for a so-called "dumb" one. ...

Now Your Smartphone Can Be Used to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

XPRIZE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Cameras in smartphones will inevitably replace nearly all portable cameras and camcorders, but could they also make basic medical instruments obsolete?

Was That Great Idea Yours... or Your Phone's?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Predictive analysis suggests that a smart device is using past information and current on-line behavior to determine what a future action will be. That's fine. But maybe you weren't going to do what the phone suggested.

iPhone 5 Might Make Your Old iPhone Chargers Obsolete

Reuters | Clare Jim and Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

By Clare Jim and Lee Chyen Yee TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPhone will drop the wide dock connector used in the compan...

5 High-Tech Tips to Boost Your Business Overnight

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to give your business a sudden boost of upward momentum? Try the following five high-tech tools and services, all of which could potentially prove vital tools in your ongoing fight to score more customers and send ROI soaring.

What You Need to Know about Technology and Your Family

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Technology can be a hugely beneficial part of kids' lives. But to realize its full potential, you've got to prepare them to meet its ups and downs.

Young People Aren't Making Phone Calls Anymore... They're Texting

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Kids, you've heard of phone calls, right? Did you know that there's an app on your smartphone that lets you talk out loud to family and friends? Ask y...

4 Ways Smartphones Will Replace Brick-and-Mortar Banks

Bethy Hardeman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Bethy Hardeman

New technology, along with America's growing acceptance of the digital wallet, means it won't be long before most of us are reaching for our cell phones to pay the cashier.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

The DNS Changer virus may not have caused the havoc many expected, but don't get too complacent -- that's just one of a number of nasty viruses and malware out there waiting to get a hold of your system. Is your smartphone next?

Cell Phone Etiquette -- How Bad Are Your Manners?

Julie Spira | Posted 09.12.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Remember, your mobile phone isn't always an accessory and you shouldn't go into a panic attack if your battery dies. Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the U.S. or need a liver transplant, it can be good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.

A Digital Divide Grows Between Baby Boomers...and Other Boomers?

Ira Wolfe | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology
Ira Wolfe

When I pull out my smartphone, I can feel the "I just don't get it" look. "What's so important that it can't wait?" And that is where I feel the divide begins and two camps build.

iPhone And Android Owners Agree On One Thing: Barack Obama

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

Sometimes, it feels like the bitter arguments between Apple fanboys and Android lovers are as irreconcilable as those between Democrats and Republican...

10 Essential Apps For Summer Travel

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Make the most of the season with these apps designed to help you on summer vacations both abroad and at home.

Can You Disconnect From the 'Matrix'?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Are you a master of technology in which you use it as a tool to enhance the quality of your life? Or are you addicted to your technology such that it actually hurts the quality of your life?

Life in the AiP Era: Finding the Education in Educational Apps for Children

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

How much digital candy should be a part of the regular diet and how can we find high quality educational apps?

The Environmental Cost of "Design First"

John Pavley | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

The dangerous nature of digital waste is not a new problem. In the early '00s EPEAT set standards for "green electronics." But this week tech industry thought leader Apple said they are opting out of the standard! Why did Apple drop out of green computing?

Why it Matters That 15 Women in Rural Bangladesh Have Pictures of Me in Their Phones

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Dr. Layla McCay

When I asked the women I met in rural Bangladesh how many owned phones, most did. But when I probed on what they used them for, the answer was calling and photos.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, July 6, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Hardball politics and litigious businesses don't take a break for the Fourth of July. If you didn't take a break this week from the news, then try our quiz and see how you score.

Savvy Retailers Can Cash in on Blackberry

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Watching financial pundits bandy about the impending demise of RIM and its product line Blackberry is equivalent to conductors yelling "JUMP!" before ...

Mobile Competition Driving Economic Recovery

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Mobile innovation is helping power our nation's economic recovery. What drives this economic growth?

Gerry Smith

New Security App Makes Messages, Photos Self-Destruct

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology

In episodes of “Mission: Impossible,” a voice explains a new assignment to the hero, then warns that the message "will self-destruct in five secon...

Seeing Photo Shots Through Facebook Eyes

Rob Kall | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Rob Kall

Walking through Philly's Fairmount Park, I pulled out my iPhone and started snapping pictures. But I realized I was doing something for the first time. I was looking at the shots and framing some of them so they'd work for Facebook cover photos.

Smartphone for Startups: 15 Mobile Apps for Business and Productivity

Scott Gerber | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

Yammer is great for keeping up with what's going on across the businesses. The iPhone and iPad versions are great and easy to use, and allow me to keep up with company chatter on the go.

Smartphones Guide Visitors To Berlin's Jewish Cemeteries

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

BERLIN, June 21 (Reuters) - Visitors to Berlin's Jewish cemeteries can now use their smartphones to make an 'electronic tour' that provides informat...

Medicine Unplugged: A Double Entendre

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Physicians should not be fearful or threatened by the emerging smartphone-centric revolution of health care.