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Work-life Balance: Define It, Then Live It

Ann Laurie Fratticcioli | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Ann Laurie Fratticcioli

We were scheduling doctor's appointments, figuring out soccer practice carpools and writing out bills from the office long before we started answering work emails on our smartphones at home. It goes both ways.

Timothy Stenovec

Meet Google Glass's Biggest Fan

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology

Among the many reasons skeptics have questioned Google Glass, the eyewear that puts the web right in your face at all times, is the idea that we're al...

Your Mobile Device: Accomplice, Not Antagonist

Peggy Johnson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

Context awareness adapts to the user's interests and preferences so only the most important data will flash across the screen. The technology makes the phone smarter about you and becomes an ally which is ever more important in our technology-overloaded lives.

What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship With Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technology seems to be shifting from a tool that people use to, as the study suggests, something that is a part of who we are, an element of our identity and sense of self.

How Some Retailers Are Tracking You With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Privacy advocates have an entirely new worry to keep them awake at night. National retailers like Nordstrom and Home Depot, working with a company ...

Nokia Investors Want To Ditch Windows

Reuters | Ritsuko Ando | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Nokia investors told Chief Executive Stephen Elop on Tuesday that they were running out of patience with his flagging attempts to catch up...

For Their Eyes Only: The Privacy Battle

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

What can FinFisher and other tools do? On mobile platforms they can record voice calls, SMS messages and emails. The software can place "silent calls" -- that is, turning your phone on when you are unaware it is active.

Save Your Family Vacation With a Digital Detox

Linden Schaffer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Linden Schaffer

It's time to take a stand for everyone's health and talk about a digital detox while on vacation. Instead of going digital-free cold turkey, it is important to set you and your family up for success. Try these tips and I guarantee that you'll return relaxed and refreshed.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 1: Introduction

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Before the cellphone age, non-emergency workers did not customarily carry around beepers in case of emergency unless they were drug dealers. Now, any slight variation or interference in one's life-pattern can qualify as emergency, proof of the need for the almighty e-slab.

In India Politicians Are Hacking the Phones and Tablets of Their Competition

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

In India there is a growing demand to recruit hackers to break into the smartphones of the political competition. But beware if you have the same idea here in the U.S. This is an arena where there is a lot of risk.

Our Phones Are Getting Smarter, But Are We Getting Dumber?

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Ideally, we delegate responsibility for menial tasks in order to free ourselves up to do more meaningful work. But in the case of computers, we are turning over the tasks of life to technology in order to free ourselves to do what?

Breaking Up With Your Phone Number

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We have a relationship with our phone numbers. We are engaged in an unrealistic romance with them where we boast of our fidelity to them and then abuse them with complete disrespect. Heck, we are so attached to them that we even use them to define ourselves.

Smartphones and 'Off the Record'

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Speaking "off the record" usually means some form of consent, such as establishing the ground rules between the speaker and the reporter, or between the speaker and the audience. But today "off the record" is becoming a dangerous thing.

Research Firm Tallies Potential Korean War Fallout for the Tech Sector

Doug Olenick | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

IHS noted that about 66 percent of the world's NAND flash and 70 percent of the tablet display manufacturing takes place in South Korea. So any outbreak of hostilities would result in the immediate halt of smartphone, tablet and computer manufacturing worldwide.

Reinvention: The Future Is All Around Us

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.

Native vs. HTML5: Why Companies Need to Stop Treating Mobile Like an Episode of Mad Men

Joseph Farrell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

While brands and marketers are (rightly) concerned with ensuring their apps are downloaded, it really is only the start of the battle. More attention needs to be placed on the question, "has my brand created an immersive, compelling experience that adds real value for my customers?"

Here's How Social Media Is Changing Retail

Beverly Macy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Beverly Macy

Today's digital consumer is expecting their favorite retailers and brands to know how to operate in the social and mobile environment. They're not just looking for the best shopper experience possible -- they are demanding it.

Even NASA Has Switched To Android

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

NASA has sent three smartphones into space, mostly just to see what will happen. Three HTC Nexus Ones are circling the Earth at an altitude of 150 mil...

Finding Digital Intimacy

David Krevitt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

I've found that checking out, taking time away from my phone rather than burying myself in it, has given me a new ability to focus on one thing at a time.

Qatar Educators Integrate Media Literacy into Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a chapter by the author in "Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue" edited by Ulla Carlsson and Sherri Hope Cu...

Consequences in a Digital Society

Russ Warner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

What you post/text/Tweet matters. You should assume what you do in public is going to be recorded. Educate your kids on these consequences...some of which may be life-changing, in addition to embarrassing or even illegal.

Higher Education: When Will Digital Natives Share Leadership?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Last week I was in Chicago, at the Higher Learning Commission Conference, where over four thousand people discussed, for five full days, the future of Higher Education and accreditation, setting the course for America's youth and future.

Viva La (Smartphone?) Revolucion

Sarah Hall | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology
Sarah Hall

In places like America, many of us take for granted that we walk around every day with a pocket sized source of limitless information and decision making companion.

The Jodi Arias, Anthony Weiner and Snapchat Guide to Creating Lasting Digital Memories

Russ Warner | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Parents need a cursory understanding of the complex, virtual world in which we live in order to provide guidance. Don't let a stranger educate your child the hard way about such technologies.

How to Spot Android Malware and Keep Your Data Private

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

There's nothing wrong with a little paranoia when it comes to keeping data on your smartphone safe. Thankfully, an award-winning mobile security software will keep you safe from unnecessary headaches.