Smartphones

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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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Next Samsung Smartphone May Allow Finger-Free Scrolling

You won’t quite be able to put your finger on one of its brand-new features.

03/04/2013

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SEPTA Police Begin New Initiative To Prevent Cell Phone Thefts

Thirty-nine cell phones, on average, were lost or stolen each month last year throughout SEPTA’s mass transit system according to SEPTA transit police.

03/01/2013

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Cell Phones On Airplanes

A traveler in Denver was kicked off a Southwest flight last month when he refused to turn off his cell phone. Is it really illegal to use a cell phone on a flight? The answer is yes.

02/22/2013

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Sexting Laws For Teens

Other than the social consequences, if you are a minor who sends explicit pictures of yourself, you face legal consequences as well.

02/21/2013

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Disappearing Photo Apps May Be Misleading

Thanks to new apps like snapchat or poke, people are able to send what they believe to be self-deleting photos of themselves that disappear in 5 seconds. But those photos could come back to haunt them.

02/06/2013

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Beset By iPhone and Android, Blackberry Reinvents Itself

Research In Motion now will be known as the device it creates. “RIM becomes Blackberry,” said CEO Thorsten Heins. The company is offering its first touchscreen device.

01/30/2013

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