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Apple admits 'very limited' iPhone 5S battery problem

Apple says a manufacturing problem is affecting the battery life of a small number of new iPhone 5S models. The company will replace affected phones.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:14am EDT

Smartphone app releases scented alerts, notifications

Notifications are usually audible or visual - a soon to be released smartphone app and accessory will release a burst of fragrance, ranging from curry to lemon to alert smartphone users.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 08:32pm EDT

Starbucks lets you tweet a cup of coffee

Starbucks now lets Twitter users buy a coffee drink for a friend by including @tweetacoffee in the 140 character message.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 04:39am EDT

How parents can monitor, protect children with smartphones

Most children want their own smartphones and if they get one, parents better be prepared.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tips for taking black and white photos with your phone

In a world where everyone is taking and sharing smartphone photos, black and white images often stand out for their starkness, contrast, and classic look. A local photographer offers tips on shooting in black and white.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 06:22am EDT

All the bugs this week's iOS 7 update is supposed to fix

Shortly after unveiling its new products, Apple quietly released an update to its iOS 7 operating system, which has been scrutinized and criticized by many who found their mobile devices performing poorly.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 08:24am EDT

Turning a broken iPhone into something creative

With just over a week until Halloween, here's a how-to on putting together a tech-related costume: a broken iPhone.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 05:19am EDT

New iPads to star in Apple reveal

Apple is expected to unveil new versions of its iPad tablets in today's announcement in San Francisco, which will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern. Here's what the experts predict.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 07:19am EDT
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Online News Association rebooting journalism education

The world's largest association of digital journalists are working on new ways to transform the news industry, at the Online News Association annual conference in Atlanta.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 10:44am EDT
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How to participate in a Twitter chat

A Twitter chat is a real-time, informal conversation between people interested in a topic. It can be difficult to understand how to be part of a Twitter chat, so here are a few basics.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 04:14am EDT

Shower, shave, smartphone: How we use our phones in the morning

A new study shows 84 percent of smartphone owners use at least one app first thing in the morning. Tasks accomplished before leaving in the house range from checking the weather to checking-in on dating sites.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:21am EDT

Twitter update allows direct messages from any follower

Twitter is changing one of the ways users communicate. In the past two users had to follow each other before sending a direct message - now you can get a DM from any follower.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 10:56am EDT

New app saves supposed-to-disappear Snapchat pics

One of the reasons people share photos on Snapchat is because they know they disappear after viewing for 10 seconds or less -- a new app lets the recipient permanently save the Snapchats, without the sender's knowledge.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 03:47am EDT

Pay someone to mail thank-you cards, but not to D.C.

A new iOS app that mimics handwriting offers a solution if you hate the tedium of writing thank-you cards, but it comes with an embarrassing glitch.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 11:10am EDT

Students learn digital mapping skills, target jobs

Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:04am EDT

Twitter makes profits, but not just for itself

Twitter is making millions selling information about what's being tweeted about.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:53am EDT

Washington Capitals player stuck in bathroom takes to Twitter

Most people seek privacy in the restroom, but one Washington Capitals star wanted anything but alone time when he got locked in a bathroom stall, turning to Twitter for help.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 11:01am EDT

Hate figuring how to split bill? Google offers answer

Trying to figure out how to split a restaurant bill often puts math skills and friendships to a test. Google has applied for a patent of a system that helps groups calculate and pay for joint expenses.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 03:52am EDT

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT
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