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Smartphone Apps Force GPS Companies To Get Creative

Sales of those GPS units you stick in your car have taken a hit, thanks to smartphone saturation.

02/23/2014

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F L T R App

FLTR is a smartphone photography magazine that not only keeps you up to speed on the latest advances, but highlights the best pictures from subscribers.

02/18/2014

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3 On Your Side: Hoarding Old Electronic Gadgets

Do you have a growing collection of old smartphones, laptops and other devices you don’t use? You just might be a gadget hoarder and as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, you’re not alone.

01/29/2014

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Montgomery County Wants Drivers To Put Down Those Phones

The Montgomery County Health Department today kicked off a yearlong campaign to cut down on distracted driving.

01/29/2014

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Psychologist: Selfies Will Impact ‘Kids’ Ability To Wait For Gratification’

While the barrage of images may keep distant grandparents happy, it’s not yet clear how such a steady diet of self-affirming navel-gazing will affect members of the first truly “smartphone generation.”

01/28/2014

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OMG: Adults Far More Likely Than Teens To Use Phones, Text While Driving

The report, done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, reveals that adult drivers are by far the likeliest age group to admit to using their phone while driving.

12/12/2013

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Apple’s Siri vs. Google Now: Study Puts Voice Recognition Technology To The Test

One thing is clear: both Siri and Now need to spend a lot more time hitting the books.

12/10/2013

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WiFi Finder App

Wi-Fi Finder lets you locate both free and paid WiFi, covering 650,000 locations in 144 countries.

11/18/2013

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Rates Of Internet Access Lagging For Elderly And Low Income Philadelphia Residents

The Pew Charitable Trust conducted the poll during the summer of 2013 using a random sample of Philadelphia adults over 18.

11/13/2013

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Snap Save App

The SnapSave app lets you save SnapChat sessions without notifying the other party.

10/07/2013

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Carmakers Swapping Cigarette Lighters For USB Ports

Cigarette lighter jacks in cars may soon go the way of whitewalls and cassette decks.

10/04/2013

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3 On Your Side: Smartphone Trade-In Programs

Other than gathering dust in a closet, what can you do with an old mobile device? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the options.

09/11/2013

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Apple Introduces New iPhones For High End, Low End Markets

The iPhone 5C comes in bright colors, and the 5S comes in black, white, and now gold.

09/10/2013

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Pause App

We’ve become a people who live life through our phones – not always for the better. Pause is designed to help us reconnect with real life.

08/12/2013

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Apps That Keep Parents In The Dark

You may think you’re good at monitoring your teen’s texting activities, but there are new apps and texting lingo designed to keep parents in the dark.

03/20/2013

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