Miscellaneous | Education

Answer The Call Already: Ban Smartphones In Schools

Our policy leaders and the professional development gurus who alter the waves of pedagogic practice need to heed parents and teachers.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Parents Saying No to Smartphones

‘How you help them learn to be present, in a task or with a relationship, is one of the top challenges of our generation. Part of that is going to be saying no.’

Visual Arts | Digital Photography

Animated Chart: The Smartphone Effect on the Camera Market

Have smartphones fully replaced cameras? This video charts 70 years of camera sales and how smartphones have affected the market.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Footage of a time traveler holding a mobile phone at an Elvis concert in 1977!

A Reddit user spotted a woman holding up a smartphone at Elvis’s last concert in 1977! Skeptics may insist that it’s just a regular pocket camera held sideways, but we know the truth: t…

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Smartphones Are Killing Kids - The American Conservative

Preventing this attachment to screens is the most effective response to the teen mental health crisis. No one wants to acknowledge this.

Science & Technology | Tech

Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

Science & Technology | TECH

10 Simple Tricks for Charging Your Smartphone Faster

If your phone battery is in the dangerous zone, use these tricks to get it back up to full power as fast as possible.

Visual Arts | Digital Photography

Awesome phone photography: How to take great-looking pictures on iPhone or Android

Here's how to get the best results from your smartphone photography, whether you're on iPhone or Android.

Science & Technology | TECH

Motorola Razr foldable phone does something the Galaxy Fold can't -- it snaps flat

Motorola shows off a 6.2-inch foldable screen you can flip up, and an innovative hinge design.

Science & Technology | Tech

Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render (updated)

A video shared today shows the rumored RAZR-like phone folding in half.

Science & Technology | Technology

Read this before using FaceApp — you give up more personal data than you realize on this Russian-made app - MarketWatch

FaceApp has gone viral again with a feature that makes users look elderly, but experts say it may pose security concerns.

Science & Technology | Tech

Samsung CEO admits pushing Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to change smartphone form factors forever,

Science & Technology | Science

Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones | Science Translational Medicine

Ear infections are typically diagnosed using specialized equipment to assess eardrum mobility: The presence of fluid in the middle ear, indicative of likely ear infection, limits eardrum mobility. Chan et al . developed a smartphone system to detect middl

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Differences Between Android and iPhone | POPSUGAR Tech

Coke vs. Pepsi, UPS vs. FedEx, and Netflix vs. Amazon are all some of the greatest rivalries of all time. But no list of competitors would be complete without

Science & Technology | Technology

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations | TechCrunch

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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Radiation From Smartphones May Impair Memory In Teens - Study Finds

One recent study gives you good reason to make kids wait as long as possible for their first mobile device: it appears that radiation from phones can hurt a teenager's memory. 

Science & Technology | Tech

Photos unlock 40% of Android phones with face recognition

Dutch non-profit Consumentenbond has worked with international partners to conduct an audit of 110 smartphones with facial recognition. Spoiler alert: 42 of them were unlocked with the kind of photo you’d find on social media or capture on security cams

Travel | Travel

Forgetting to put your phone on airplane mode could cost you

A passenger on board a flight with the Irish airline Aer Lingus forgot to put his phone in airplane mode and was hit with a high bill.

Science & Technology | Technology

This Creepy Finger Plugs Into Your Phone and Drags the Device to You | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: They can educate, inform, and inspire. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of our favorite apps th

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Don’t Believe the Hype: Tech-Induced Anxiety is Real | Thrive Global

The New York Times published an op-ed by a psychiatrist who says tech-induced anxiety among teens is a myth, but the science shows otherwise.

Science & Technology | Technology

Samsung just accidentally posted a video to YouTube that reveals more details about the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung just accidentally leaked details about the Galaxy Note 9, less than a week before it's set to unveil the new phone. Samsung New Zealand uploaded an intro video of the phone to its YouTube page, revealing details about both the phone's d

Health & Fitness | Psychology

How Much Smartphone Use Is Too Much?

Researchers have a term for the fear of being without your phone: nomophobia ("no mobile phone phobia").

Science & Technology | Technology

This Could Be The End Of The Smartphone ‘Notch’

The race to build a smartphone that has an uninterrupted, edge-to-edge screen may soon be ending.

Visual Arts | Photography

Olloclip has the Killer iPhone Camera Lens Kit You've Been Waiting For | The Manual

Smartphones ushered in this latest generation of mobile “prosumer” photography. While smartphone cameras aren’t yet up to par with their DSLR counterparts, they’re getting there. Thanks to clever add-on lenses like the latest from olloclip, they m

Science & Technology | Tech

Galaxy S9 IRL: What it's like to use Samsung's gorgeous new phones

For 2018, Samsung's new super phones get variable aperture cameras and fix the placement of their fingerprint reader. But they keep a familiar look and feel.

Science & Technology | Technology

Romeo Power unveils its first consumer power packs

Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

UCLA scientists create an air conditioner that fits in your pocket

Imagine being able to put an air conditioner in your pocket or never worrying about your smartphone overheating again. Those dreams could one day be reality, thanks to a pocket-sized cooler developed...

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Is Your Mobile Phone Use Bad for Your Mental Health? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

Science & Technology | Technology

All the reasons people are ditching Android and switching to iPhones

Apple's first-generation iPhone started a revolution 10 years ago today. It seems like just yesterday that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs walked out on stage at the Macworld conference in January 2007 and put an end to years of rumors and speculation.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What police can learn about you from the skin chemicals on your cell phone

Police might one day be able to size up the habits and lifestyles of crime victims and suspects by analyzing the skin chemicals they leave behind when they touch their cellphones.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in texts.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple has an idea that would change the iPhone's screen as we know it

Apple has made some significant changes to the way the iPhone looks over the past few years...

Family & Parenting | Kids

How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos

Watch the video How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos on Yahoo Good Morning America . Some kids are now hiding

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is going to make it much easier to use your iPhone when you have bad cell service

Even after using an early version of iOS 9 for a short period of time, it became clear that Apple's next iPhone update is going to focus on the little things that make your iPhone easier to use.

Science & Technology | Tech

News now mostly read on cell phones

There's probably a good chance that you're reading this on your cell phone. The latest findings from Pew Research Center seem to indicate as much, anyway

Science & Technology | Technology

The RhinoShield Bumper and the iPhone I Could Not Destroy

True story: I was walking through CES with a Yahoo film crew, making a video, when this guy came up, laden with bags.   “I have to show you our new product,” he said. “Look, it’s an iPhone bumper!”Then he his iPhone 6 (wrapped in one of his bum

Business & Finance | Business

Samsung vs. iPhone 6: Apple record sales threaten Samsung’s lead

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple's iPhone 6 dents Android's crown

Android's share of the smartphone market has shrunk in the U.S. for the first time since 2013, according to new research.

Science & Technology | Technology

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice. With removable batteries becoming more and more rare, you've got to take good care of the one

Science & Technology | Technology

2014: The year Apple got me to dump Android | ZDNet

An Android user since the platform's beginning, I dropped it this year and Apple's to blame.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Never Lose Your Stuff Again: 6 Bluetooth Trackers Reviewed

The development of a new kind of Bluetooth radio system, Bluetooth LE (for “low energy”), has unlocked entire new categories of tech gadgets, including smartwatches, fitness trackers, and now, tiny tracking devices. Here are six of them compared... w

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Here Are The Biggest Battery Draining Apps On Android | Know Your Mobile

Research has found the top 10 battery draining apps on your Android smartphone, here’s what to avoid

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Griffin, Moshi, Seidio Apple iPhone 6 Plus case roundup: Wallet, kickstand, and metal elegance - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: No other smartphone has an accessory market like the iPhone. Three new cases provide unique functionality and protection for the iPhone 6 Plus.

News | Interesting Stories

Samsung Knox security for Android found to be 'Completely' Compromised

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

8 Annoying iPhone Default Settings (and How to Fix Them)

Many of the default settings of the iPhone can be worrisome, imperfect, or downright annoying. Here's 8 to change.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Apple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issu

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago. The company ...

Science & Technology | Tech

How Different Generations Use Smartphones

Mobile - Millennials are significantly more likely than other generations to use their smartphones to engage in activities such as social networking, watching video, IM/chatting, and using mobile GPS, according to ...

Science & Technology | Tech

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

The only phones you should consider buying. With the exception of Apple and Nokia, all the major smartphone makers have released their 2014 flagship devices.

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.