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How Your Smartphone Can Actually Save You From Working Weekends

How Your Smartphone Can Actually Save You From Working Weekends

Protecting personal time is more about blending than balancing. Here's how to use the technology that took your free time away to reclaim it.
Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening.

Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening.

One UCLA professor says his device can detect particles that cause deafness and brain damage in humans.
Smartphone Wars: 5 Things BlackBerry Could Have Done to Stay Competitive

Smartphone Wars: 5 Things BlackBerry Could Have Done to Stay Competitive

As the company is set to go private in a $4.7 billion deal, here's a look at the ways it could have remained relevant among its top competitors.
Apple Sells Record-Breaking 9 Million New iPhones in First Weekend

Apple Sells Record-Breaking 9 Million New iPhones in First Weekend

Apple sold more than nine million new iPhone 5S and 5C models this weekend amid 'incredible' demand, though hackers are already testing the iPhone 5S's fingerprint reading technology.
A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

Thinking about getting some ink under your skin? Maybe consider this instead.
Apple Upgrades the iPhone With New 5S and 5C Models

Apple Upgrades the iPhone With New 5S and 5C Models

Both devices come with new bells and whistles, but what's most significant is that they will run Apple's new iOS 7.
Why I'm Ignoring the New iPhone Launch Hype -- And You Should, Too

Why I'm Ignoring the New iPhone Launch Hype -- And You Should, Too

For all the media attention new smartphones get, innovation has, sadly, become stale.
Debunked: 9 Common Myths About Technology

Debunked: 9 Common Myths About Technology

If you think any of these are true, think again.
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to pay $7.2 billion in cash for the Finnish tech company's smartphone business, associated patents and talent.
For Phablet Fans, Samsung to Release 6.3-Inch 'Galaxy Mega' in U.S.

For Phablet Fans, Samsung to Release 6.3-Inch 'Galaxy Mega' in U.S.

It's not called 'Mega' for nothing. This device is a big smartphone to behold.
How Android Grew to Be More Popular Than the iPhone

How Android Grew to Be More Popular Than the iPhone

A look at the rise of Google's mobile operating system.
5 Reasons Why You Might Want an 'Unlocked' Smartphone

5 Reasons Why You Might Want an 'Unlocked' Smartphone

When you're not under a contract with a service provider you can pick the service you want and hopefully save some money while you're at it.
Smart vs. Dumb: What Kind of Cell Phone Do You Own?

Smart vs. Dumb: What Kind of Cell Phone Do You Own?

Sales of smartphones have finally surpassed sales of regular handsets worldwide, a new report says.
What Makes a Bad App

What Makes a Bad App

Mobile Roadie CEO Michael Schneider talks about the qualities of a bad app.
BlackBerry Begins Search for Buyer or 'Strategic Alliance'

BlackBerry Begins Search for Buyer or 'Strategic Alliance'

The struggling smartphone maker has formed a special committee to weigh the company's options in the wake of financial losses and shrinking market share.

Why You Don't Need a Digital Detox to Loosen Technology's Grip

Many people find themselves addicted to checking their smartphones, but you don't have to quit cold turkey to reduce the "fear of missing out" anxiety. Here are three small ways you can become less tech-dependent.
All The Cool Things Google's New Moto X Phone Can Do

All The Cool Things Google's New Moto X Phone Can Do

A look at some of the smartphones most important features.
Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
Omnicom, Publicis Merger Reveals Big Data's Influence on Ad Business

Omnicom, Publicis Merger Reveals Big Data's Influence on Ad Business

The two advertising stalwarts are teaming up in a $35.1 billion merger to fight off digital competition from the likes of Google, Facebook and hundreds of ad-tech startups.
Could Your Next iPhone Have a Larger Screen?

Could Your Next iPhone Have a Larger Screen?

Apple is said to be testing larger display sizes for its mobile devices.
The Difference Between Websites and Apps

The Difference Between Websites and Apps

Sure, apps function a lot like websites. But there are three key differences. Michael Schneider of Mobile Roadie has more.
Apple to Investigate Alleged Death by iPhone

Apple to Investigate Alleged Death by iPhone

Relatives of a 23-year-old woman say she was fatally electrocuted after answering her mobile phone when it was charging.
This New App Completely Automates Your iPhone

This New App Completely Automates Your iPhone

A step-by-step look at how IFTTT allows you to connect web services and apps that normally don't work together.
Major Microsoft Shakeup Seeks to Revive Struggling Tech Giant

Major Microsoft Shakeup Seeks to Revive Struggling Tech Giant

The software company hopes to revitalize itself as PC sales decline and it struggles to compete in mobile.
Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets

Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets

The tech giant has redesigned its popular mobile app for navigation.

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