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Study: People Feel Better With Their Phone Nearby, Even When They’re Not Using It

Study: People Feel Better With Their Phone Nearby, Even When They’re Not Using It

by Staff on Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stanford University recently conducted a study in which they divided a total of 125 students and put them into three groups -- one wherein they were allowed to use their mobile device as they like, another wherein they were instructed to put their handset on the table within their line of sight but not touc

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Canada Teams Up with AI Firm to Track Suicide-Related Behavior on Social Media

Canada Teams Up with AI Firm to Track Suicide-Related Behavior on Social Media

by Staff on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Canada has recently acquired the services of Advanced Symbolics, a firm that specializes in developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems, in order to help the government monitor social media platforms for signs of suicide related behavior.

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Appears in: Mobile

Florida May Soon Impose Full Texting While Driving Ban

Florida May Soon Impose Full Texting While Driving Ban

by Staff on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Florida is one of the last states in all of America that have not yet enforced a full ban on texting while driving. But that soon could change, as the state’s lawmakers prepare to review a bill that proposes such a ban. 

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Mobile Users Spent Nearly $200 Million on Apps on Christmas Day

Mobile Users Spent Nearly $200 Million on Apps on Christmas Day

by Staff on Friday, December 29, 2017

As recently reported by Sensor Tower, mobile users have spent a staggering $196 million on apps (counting also the money paid for in-app purchases and subscriptions) across Google Play and Apple’s App Store during this year’s Christ

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Teltik’s Year-Ender Deal Promises Unlimited Calls, Text and Data for just $15

Teltik’s Year-Ender Deal Promises Unlimited Calls, Text and Data for just $15

by Staff on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Want to enjoy unlimited minutes of voice calls, text messages, and data, and pay only $15 every month? You can do exactly that if you sign up for any one of Teltik’s voice call plans right now.

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Comcast’s Xfinity Web Service to Land in All Boost Mobile Outlets by Year’s End

Comcast’s Xfinity Web Service to Land in All Boost Mobile Outlets by Year’s End

by Staff on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Deep into the frantic holiday shopping season, Comcast is busying itself pushing its Xfinity Internet service via the stores of Boost Mobile (Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary). The cable giant is targeting to reach all 4,400 Boost Mobile outlets before the year is over.

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Report: Apple to Unify iOS and Mac Apps Next Year

Report: Apple to Unify iOS and Mac Apps Next Year

by Staff on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

According to a report recently published by Bloomberg, it appears that

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Appears in: Apple, iphone, Mobile

Musical.ly Now Officially Part of Bytedance

Musical.ly Now Officially Part of Bytedance

by Staff on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

More than a month ago, Musical.ly had announced that it was being acquired by Toutiao, a social media giant based in China, and owned by Bytedance, in a deal reported to be worth somewhere between $800 million to $1 billion.

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Appears in: Mobile

California Health Department Issues Mobile Phone Safety Guidelines

California Health Department Issues Mobile Phone Safety Guidelines

by Staff on Monday, December 18, 2017

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has recently released guidelines on mobile phone safety, and while the agency does not explicitly say that the use of cell phones is risky, it did advise caution for all handset owners in the Golden State.

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Pandora Now Allows Listeners to Access On-Demand Music Without Paying

Pandora Now Allows Listeners to Access On-Demand Music Without Paying

by Staff on Friday, December 15, 2017

Just this week, Pandora has decided to launch a new option for its listeners, specifically allowing them to gain access to on-demand tracks without needing to sign up for a Premium subscription, that is, as long as they are okay with viewing a video ad before listening.

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