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7 Tips for Managing Teen Cell Phone Use

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of tweens and teens is not if, but when, to get your child a mobile device.

How the Touch Screen Became So Out of Touch

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The touch screen -- interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consum...

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile

Ian Mills | Posted 04.16.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Shoppers have little patience for an unwieldy website and one-third of them will leave a transaction if the site isn't optimized for mobile.

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

An Exercise in Private Enjoyment

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media
Rachel Ryan

I was overcome with the uncommon calmness of being alone. Naturally, upon realizing and appreciating my solitary contentedness, I felt compelled to share the moment with the masses.

5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

By taking a methodical approach towards conception, setting objectives and actual production and development, businesses can take the mystery out of identifying a successful mobile strategy -- at least for the most part.

3 Steps to Improve Text Communication

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Linda Lauren

you're upset that you're not receiving a text in return to the one you sent and you wind up sitting there for a long time wondering if the person you were texting with forgot you. They did.

Stop Capturing the Moment

Jacklyn Fetbroyt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jacklyn Fetbroyt

Have I gone overboard? I know for a fact that I'm not in the minority here, at least not among my peers, but is the incessant picture taking interfering with my actual interactions, thwarting my goal of "being present" with my children?

A Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Rid of Clutter

John M. Simmons | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Get used to it, Junior, there's more rejection where that came from! I'm throwing it away. I need to make room for your high school diploma.

How Much Do Partners Need to Share?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There is a place for privacy in loving, trusting relationships, and it's important to remember that a person's request for privacy doesn't mean he's up to no good. Similarly, putting your significant other on your shortlist of those with access to your info does not necessarily mean you have intimacy or connection.

5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Smartphone Obsession

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Technology wasn't invented for technology's sake. It was invented to make your life easier. It's supposed to help you spend more time living your life and less time sustaining it. Use it that way.

Could Facebook Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Social media gives voices to the voiceless; it amplifies ideas and opens a window on the world. With luck, Facebook and the other social tools being used by the people who live in Israel will accelerate dialog, understanding and the identification of other things they can all agree upon.

What Love Would Look Like Without Smartphones

Dennis Williams II | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Dennis Williams II

I know half of you are thinking, "OMG how else would I express my feelings without emojis!?" But if I had to describe what love would look like without smartphones I could narrow it down to one word, real.

Business Travel Tips: How to Get More Done On the Road

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Luckily, a growing number of apps, mobile devices, online services and cloud computing tools make it easier to get work done virtually anytime, anywhere.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

Everything You Need To Know About The New HTC One

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features. ...

11 Ways Smartphones Are Not Making Us Any Smarter

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology

Smart phones provide us with nearly limitless information, ultra-personalized experiences, previously impossible relationships and infinite modes for creativity, all at our fingert — aaand you're playing Candy Crush, aren't you?

WATCH: How Your Smartphone Addiction May Be Hurting Your Kids

Posted 03.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Smartphones have become ubiquitous, and while that might help you advance professionally, it's most likely hindering your kids. Psychotherapist and...

I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

David Sable | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
David Sable

There is a new way to look at growth potential, one that suggests we leave our measuring biases aside and get into the hearts and minds of others.

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology
Annie Murphy Paul

Spritz makers claim the app allows users to read at staggeringly high rates of speed: 600 or even 1,000 words per minute. However, when we read really fast -- especially in complex or difficult material -- our understanding of the text suffers.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-B: Um, Okay? (Psychosomatic Confusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Was I addicted to the communications and information and games at my fingertips? After years spent with Internet and smartphones and with the supply of content multiplying, nudging ever more at brain's territory, would I now kill to get my data fix, irrelevant of apparatus or type of data available to me?

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

David Kleeman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in contact with family and friends, a camera for documenting the world, a window to connect with grandparents across miles.

The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game

Alexa Koenig | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Alexa Koenig

Digital documentation is crucial, both to alleviate the burden of testimony on survivors and to corroborate witness evidence in court.

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.