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Would You Ever Unplug From Technology?

Friday is the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging, where people are urged to try going for 24 hours without modern-day distractions like smartphones and social media.

03/07/2014

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The Best Ways To Avoid Telemarketers

Telemarketers are finding tricky ways to reach you. But you can hang up on most of those unwanted calls before they even get through to your cell phone. Here are some tips.

02/20/2014

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Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19 Billion

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, by far the company’s largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have done.

02/20/2014

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Lawmakers Pressing For Cell Phone Kill Switches

According to local police, cell phones are one of the most commonly stolen items. Now, lawmakers are pressing to require that phones are built with a ‘kill switch.’

CBS 11–02/12/2014

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price, which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device, is on display at the Toy Fair 2011 on February 15, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Toddlers Love Selfies: Parenting In iPhone Age

Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter on her iPhone, all taken by the child herself. “Sideways, of the corner of her eye, her eyebrow,” Koskie said.

01/28/2014

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Apple To Refund $32.5 Million In App Case

Kids snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, all while bills mounted. Now, Apple has agreed to refund the money.

01/16/2014

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T-Mobile To Eliminate International Data Fees

T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls.

10/10/2013

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tricks To Using The New iPhone Software

Apple’s new iPhone models and iOS 7 operating system for mobile devices are packed with hundreds of new features, although not of all them are readily apparent.

09/19/2013

A person using a mobile phone touch screen keypad to write a text message. (credit: Oslan Rahman/AFP/GettyImages)

Experts Seeing More Instances Of Sleep Texting

You’ve heard of sleep walking? Try sleep texting. No joke — experts say they’re seeing more and more people complaining about it.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

Passengers board and exit the DART public transportation system at the St. Paul Station in Dallas. (credit: DART)

GoPass App Simplifies DFW Public Transit

Moving around the Metroplex is about to get easier because, now, there’s an app for that. The GoPass is officially on track, changing the way that public transit riders book and board.

09/16/2013

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Introduces 2 New iPhone Models

Apple’s latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic and the other that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones.”

09/10/2013

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Apple Expected To Expand iPhone Selection

Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker’s drive to regain market share.

09/10/2013

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