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When All Smartphones Became The Same

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

A Chevy with a Cadillac emblem is still just a Chevy inside. The change in smartphone design and function will come when companies decide how to change the paradigm of smartphone use.

How Secure Is Apple's Mobile Payment System?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Whether iPhone's mobile payment ends up being successful or not does not take away from Apple's intent to offer better security to their users. Much more needs to be done to make mobile devices trustworthy and maybe we will need to wait until we are really sure before we take the plunge on any mobile payment system.

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

The Digital World Is Full Of Wonder And Worry

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend, on average, more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a non-school-related screen. Given the busy lives children lead these days and the reality that there are only so many hours in a day, this statistic is almost unbelievable.

Our Obsessive Relationship With Technology

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

And I find it amusing (and somewhat disconcerting) that people make excuses to escape whoever they are supposed to be spending time with so that they can check in with other people who may not even be real-life friends.

The Virtualization of Childhood

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Internet, the global system of interconnected computer networks that was created to defend geographic boundaries, has now morphed into a system that transcends the very same boundaries

Woman Trapped For 18 Hours After Car Wreck Rescued Thanks To 'Find My iPhone' App

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

After spending 18 hours trapped in her car at the bottom of a 500-foot deep ravine, a California woman was rescued by officials Tuesday morning -- tha...

5 Reasons People Over 50 Should Love The Big iPhone

Next Avenue | Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Julio Ojeda-Zapata I had it in my head that I hated big smartphones. A compact handset is, after all, easier to use ...

As Surveillance Reforms Languish, New Tools for Consumers to Protect Data Criticized by FBI

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Recent statements by FBI officials, including Director James B. Comey, are revealing and troubling. They criticize tech companies for deploying techn...

That Spiffy New iPhone May Mean He's Looking For A Fling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6. At least that's the word from researchers ...

No Time for Exercise? Let's Do the Math!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

The next time you don't think you have time for exercise, just take a look around at the very busy, dynamic successful individuals out there, from presidents and CEOs to legends like Arnold -- most manage time for exercise and are wise to do so.

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.

The Government Acts Against StealthGenie

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems Two US Assistant United States Attorneys, Kevin Mikolashek and Jay Prabhu have f...

Have an iPhone 6? Apple Says, 'Bend Over'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Photographs do lie, but alas, the photographs of bent iPhones are mostly real. I have received several phone calls from actual victims seeking help. Sorrowfully, I have no help to offer.

Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

Mary Beth Minton | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Minton

As another beautiful sunny day was hastily snuffed out by the whipping of heavy drapes across the window to avoid the glare in the screen, I became fascinated -- and horrified -- by the power this screen held over my normally adventurous and outdoorsy kids.

Sleepless on 5th Avenue - iPhone 6 Buyers Appear to Be Trafficked Low-Wage Workers from New York's Chinatown

Heather White | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Heather White

It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.

Understanding Our iPhone Addiction Through Teach Marketing

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It comes down to good old Teach Marketing -- "teach" your customers what they want, and then give them just what you taught them.

Finally. A Smartphone Just For You, The 50+ Old Person!

Chuck Nyren | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Feel like playing games? You can play dumb games or smart games. Waste your time or improve your brain! Out on the town or on vacation? Our smartphone will help you find the best restaurants and the most popular tourist attractions.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Admits It Whiffed On Fire Phone Pricing

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

Amazon planned to cut the price of its much ballyhooed smartphone at some point, but the retail giant moved faster than anticipated, an Amazon executi...

There Is Almost Never A Good Time To Check Your Email

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

Don't check your email first thing when you wake up. -- HuffPost Don't check your email during the first 10 minutes of getting to work either. ...

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Fabricant

A 12 minute "go" when you ride the subway to work may cultivate some awareness, namely that you're either restless, lazy, fearful, judgmental, easily distracted or unable to concentrate -- but this is only the first step towards doing something about it.

10 Apps Top Trainers Swear By

SELF | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Feel like you need a translator to make sense of the App Library? We removed the guesswork by asking trainers for their favorites in the health and fitness category so you don't have to play detective.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?