iOS app Android app


Jason Gilbert

Should Anyone Buy The Z10 Instead Of An iPhone Or Galaxy S4? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

The BlackBerry Z10 could have been a contender for the best smartphone in America, had it been released four years ago. Instead, it was released for t...

Remember Cell Phones?

David Sable | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
David Sable

Phones got smaller; batteries got better -- phones got bigger again; batteries got worse -- we added more features, more functionality, more confusion.

Until You Leave Your Family Cell Phone Plan, You're Not a Real Adult

Danny Rubin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology
Danny Rubin

The decision to leave the family plan -- or not have your parents pay your own plan -- has less to do with age and more with means. If you can afford a cell phone plan of your own, then you should cut ties with the 'rents.

4 Easy-To-Use Smartphones For Post 50s

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually several manufacturers who are now making simplified smartphones with features designed primarily for older users who have limited experience with modern gadgetry.

The Stream Series: Why 3 Months Is a Long Time for Consumers

Jenny Goodridge | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jenny Goodridge

This year, IDC is forecasting global sales of 173m tablets. That's nearly as many as were sold in the previous two years combined! What thought have you given to the impact this will have on your decisions to deploy apps?

Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Some experts are linking the rise in smartphone ownership with a spike in emergency room visits for kids under 5. As a parent of two kids and an avid iPhone user, I can attest to plenty of distracted parenting moments -- not something I'm terribly proud of.

Are You Guilty Of This?

David Krevitt | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Being "always on" is then seen as a badge of honor, locking employees in competition to send emails at the oddest possible hour of the night. Who hasn't received an inconsequential email at 3 in the morning? What ever happened to sleep, and to the great unicorn of work-life balance?

BlackBerry's Plan To One-Up iPhone And Android

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry said on Thursday it will offer a solution to separate and secure work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Go...

How to Catch Phone Spies in the Act

Suzanne Kantra | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Suzanne Kantra

The easiest way to prevent someone from spying on your phone is to put a passcode on your phone and use your phone's recovery app to locate your phone and wipe the data if your phone is stolen.

Mindfulness vs. Smartphones

Michael Melcher | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Michael Melcher

You'd be hard-pressed to discern this truth from any ad for any commercial product, since nearly everything is marketed on the basis of promising immediate gratification. "There's an app for that!"TM means "more instant gratification for you."

Futurist Speaker: How to Design Products and Services for Smartphones, Tablets

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Design devices in such a way as to not only showcase key additions, and quickly convey their upsides. Also build them so as to minimize the amount of hassle required to quickly dive in and enjoy these options.

Dear Homeless Man, Thank You for Stealing My Phone

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Hani Almadhoun

A few days ago, a homeless man walked into my office and grabbed my smartphone -- he snuck it in his jacket and as he walked away thanked me for some ...

Jason Gilbert

Everything We Expect From The Galaxy S4 | Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

On the evening of March 14, the smartphone maker/Apple nemesis/James Franco employer Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S IV (commonly known as the S4). A...

Samsung Galaxy S4 -- What to Expect

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Samsung's Galaxy S4 (or IV) smartphone announcement is just a few days away. For those gadget geeks out there, it's a big day -- but as with any new device announcement, it's rife with rumors and speculation. So what does the South Korean company have up its sleeve with the new S4?

Technology and Schools: 10 High-Tech Lessons Every Teacher Should Know

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

It's important for teachers to consider how kids' seemingly constant use of technology when outside the classroom impacts both their everyday lives and educational development.

What's Powering the Apps on My Smartphone? The Cloud, of Course

Scott Hebner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Scott Hebner

Remember the Internet in its early stages? Fast forward to today. I get into my car in the morning on the way to work and my phone checks the traffic, finding the best route. During a quick stop at Starbucks, my Starbucks card pops up on my phone as I walk through the door so I don't have to open the app to pay. Another app streams personalized music during my commute.

Sergey Brin Thinks Your Phone Is 'Emasculating'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

If you ran a company that makes billions of dollars off of the software that runs on smartphones, would the first word you use to describe them be "em...

Multitasking Madness

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

I found myself, like millions of others, faced with even more interruptions, and it became increasingly difficult to concentrate. The technological advances that once seemed so liberating had become oppressive.

No One Can Hear You Scream ... Or Can They?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or can they? That's exactly what England's University of Surrey’s Surrey Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Sate...

Education Technology: 7 Ways to Bring Apps, Gadgets, Online Services Into School Classrooms

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Are you a teacher or college administrator looking for some bright ideas on how to integrate digital learning into their school or university campus? Following are seven ways to integrate technology into the classroom, whether it be for educational or practical purposes.

The Cost Of Our Gadget Dependency

Ilina Ewen | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Ilina Ewen

Just take a look around. Screens are everywhere. People are incapable of merely sitting with their thoughts in a waiting room. Have we become so uncomfortable with ourselves?

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Mobile World Congress and the New Mobile Horizon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

As our world gets more and more connected, smartphones and tablets will not only do the work of laptops, they are likely to replace or enhance more traditional objects like wallets and credit cards. An Internet of Things... that's the New Mobile Horizon.

Google's Latest Privacy Snafu

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic and Michael Sin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic and Michael Sin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian softw...

Pressing The Bar

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Responding to an email, text message or new Facebook post in response to vibration or sound is remarkably similar to the behavior of B.F. Skinner's fixated rodents that unnerved me so long ago.