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Why you should really stop charging your phone overnight | ZDNet

Do you plug in your phone every night right before you go to bed? Here's what you should be doing instead.

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Study: Mobile Phones May Act As 'Trojan Horses' For Coronavirus, Other Diseases - Study Finds

A new study says that our oft-touched mobile phones act as "Trojan horses" that house a host of harmful germs, disease, and viruses.

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How to clean and sanitize your iPhone without damaging it

This step by step guide with images covers several ways to clean and sanitize your iPhone or other smartphone without damaging it.

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Clean Your Smart Phone! It's Covered in Germs

A new survey of 1,200 Americans and their cleaning habits finds that one in four (23%) have never cleaned their smartphone.

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The Infinite Scroll: Life under the unbreakable lure of the screen.

“Phoning it in” means to do something with very little effort or enthusiasm. The idiom seems oddly prescient now, given that it dates back to a time before the internet.

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Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple's plans for a radical folding iPhone have been revealed and this design is worth getting excited about...

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Can you live without a smartphone? This flip phone fan has done it for 13 years and will teach you how – GeekWire

Michael Valeri is a 28-year-old Seattle techie who is decidedly low tech when it comes to our most high-tech personal item. Michael has made a conscious decision to use a flip phone instead of a smartphone for the past 13 years.

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Here’s what Samsung’s whacky folding phone looks like in action

As rumored, Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it’s a smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a tablet. Neat! Less neat: the company sort of went out of its way to not really show very much. A prototype was on stage for abou

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Nintendo patent imagines turning your phone into a GameBoy - CNET

What if Nintendo's GameBoy Classic is just a phone case and an app?

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Verizon’s secret $40 unlimited plan is now available to everyone – you just need an iPhone – BGR

Earlier this year, it emerged that Verizon is very stealthily funding a company called Visible, which is offering a slightly different kind of wireless service.

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Using Cellphone For Work At Home Can Damage Marriage, Both Spouses' Careers - Study Finds

Business should apparently never be mixed with pleasure -- if it involves your cellphone. A recent study finds that using a mobile device at home for work purposes not only causes strain on a marriage, but it can also be damaging to both spouses' work li

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Technology Has Driven Us Into a Cognition Crisis. Is There Anything We Can Do About It? | Thrive Global

Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

A new study finds that smartphone addiction can cause serious social problems -- boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation -- while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parents’ Screen Time Is Hurting Kids

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.

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Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Apple has revealed internal tests showing serious problems in some of its most popular iPhones...

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How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone | WIRED

Between new apps like TapeACall and good old-fashioned hardware, there are plenty of ways to save key conversations.

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This Startup Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

Yondr restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.

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Nokia’s New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the ‘Bothie’ | WIRED

You like taking selfies and regular photos. Get you a phone that can do both... at the same time.

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How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

If your iPhone or Android can't make it through a day, here's how to test what's constantly draining it.

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A Sociology of the Smartphone

Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition.

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Soon You'll Only Have to Charge Your Phone Every 3 Months

Scientists have found that magnetoelectric multiferroic material could be used to make computers that require 100 times less power.

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The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone | WIRED

Microsoft's days as a smartphone company are coming to an end. And that's a really smart move by Microsoft.

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5 Android shortcuts you'll wish you knew all along - CNET

​While Android doesn't have keyboard shortcuts, these time-saving tips are the next best thing.

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It looks like Samsung's crazy folding smartphone is actually happening

The foldable smartphone that Samsung's been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon.

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Announcing the Sleep Revolution College Tour

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Startup bets on device success by sneaking under Apple and Google radar - CNET

Acadine Technologies thinks there's room alongside Silicon Valley's biggest powers for software to power drones, action cams, smartwatches, and the feature phones plenty of people still buy.

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Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it | Technology | The Guardian

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone

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Turn your old phone into a home security camera you can watch from anywhere - CNET

If you have one or more old phones laying around, here's a way to turn them into security cameras you can log into from anywhere.

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What It's Like to Turn Your Cellphone Off for a Week in NYC

I powered down my iPhone for an entire week to see if my world would crumble around me or if I would be roaming the back alleys,…

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What the iPhone Would Look Like if it Had Been Created in 1987 | Mental Floss

Apple may not have become the multi-billion dollar giant it is today if this chunky design was the original iPhone.

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6 futuristic features that your next smartphone will have - Tech Feature - Digital Spy

Ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, AI cameras and off-grid messaging will all be in your pocket soon.

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The Proper Method to Resurrect a Wet Phone With Rice

Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated as long as you act fast. This is a DIY moment: Your phone's warranty probably doesn't cover water damage.

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13 Things Every Early Cell Phone User Remembers

"My MIDI ringtone is better than yours." You’ll never experience any of these again thanks to Best Buy, where you can get the best plans,...

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Hands-free smartphone opens worlds for disabled | The Times of Israel

Giora Livne just wanted to buy flowers for his wife. But for the 65-year-old quadriplegic, who lost all but the smallest movements in his neck in an accident nine years ago, that small act of spousal romance was out of reach.

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7 great uses for an old phone or tablet!!!

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space...Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things you can do with it. You'll definitely want to give these a try.

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9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

iI you're having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

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Watch 7 years of iPhone evolution in one hypnotic GIF | VentureBeat

Has it really been only seven years since Steve Jobs first walked on stage and gave the epic demo of the first iPhone?

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Kodak Jumping Into Smartphones with Photo-Centric Devices in 2015

Kodak is jumping into the world of smartphones to try and make a splash in mobile photography. The company has announced that it will be launching a number

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The 5 Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

SurgeProtector keeps you clear of Uber's surge pricing

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Next iPhone Camera Said to Pack a 'Weird Two Lens System' That Delivers 'DSLR Quality'

One of the big selling points of each new iPhone since 2007 has been improved camera quality. If new rumors are to be believed, we may not have seen the bi

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The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera | TechCrunch

Hot off of their Haxlr8r demo day presentation last week, hardware startup Prynt was nice enough to drop by TechCrunch HQ to show off the latest prototypes of..

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Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

A newfound security flaw in Samsung's Find My Phone service enables hackers to lock your phone remotely.

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REPORT: Verizon Has Been Broadcasting Your Internet Activity To Advertisers For Two Years — And You Can't Stop It

Verizon is reportedly tampering with its users' data, allowing advertisers to learn about them whenever they browse the web on its network.

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How to charge your phone with a 9-volt battery - Boing Boing

The Crazy Russian Hacker makes a cell phone charger with a 9 volt battery. [via]

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iOS 8 tips and tricks: List of the 10 best | BGR

Who doesn't love learning new tricks, especially if they'll help you get more out of your iPhone? N4GM has put together a nice list of tips and tricks for iOS 8 newbies and while some of them have been covered to death — does anyone not know about time

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The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control | The Verge

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow Homo sapiens, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession. Consider, however,...

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Four Smartphone Films That Are Actually Good | Magazine | WIRED

Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartpho

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How to Stop Google Maps from Remembering Everywhere You Go, All the Time

This Google Maps data throws a wrench in that scheme.  That being said, this stuff is not being publicly displayed anywhere. The dashboard, as Google puts it, is meant to highlight “useful or interesting information from your existing location history.