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Free apps can cost you your privacy

Everyone loves free. If it doesn't cost anything, someone will likely take it. But, as we know, nothing is actually free. And with smartphone and tablet apps the cost is usually personal information.

Monday - 11/17/2014, 02:25am EST

Tags: apps, privacy, iphone,

Do Android smartphones need malware protection?

Mobile malware is a serious issue and it does exist, however, it's nothing like the risk we face on our computers so it's a lot easier to avoid.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: Data Doctors, Ken Colburn, malware

Microsoft Office coming to iPad this week

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once pretended to stomp on an iPhone, and vowed his children would never use Apple products. This week, Microsoft is expected to announce Office will be available on iPad.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Larry Magid, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apple, Neal Augenstein,

Gadget prevents lost smartphones, missed calls

Nothing can ruin a day faster than losing a smartphone. The Vybe vibrating smart bracelet helps prevent lost phones and also offers a way to be alerted to calls without having to always have your phone on your hip.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 09:22am EST

Tags: Vybe, smart bracelet, iphone, Windows phone, BlackBerry, Neal Augenstein

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

Tags: Scentee, iphone,

Govt. warns Android vulnerable to mobile hacks

A memo by the Department of Homeland Security shows most mobile malware targets the popular Android operating system.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:08am EDT

Tags: apple, malware, DHS

Smartphone apps that help you get a good night's sleep

The conventional wisdom says that using your smartphone before going to bed will keep you awake at night, and that's true. But there are a few ways your phone can help you get a good night's sleep.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:52am EDT

Tags: sleep, smartphone, apps

Android app turns phone into tiny weather station

Newer Android devices, including the Galaxy S III smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet, are equipped with atmospheric pressure sensors that could lead to better forecasts.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 04:38am EST

Tags: Michelle Basch, pressurenet, weather, apps,

FBI warns Android users about malware attacks

The FBI is warning Android owners to beware of malware that is targeting the operating system.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 04:31am EDT

Tags: FBI, Hank Silverberg, malware

Android app lets you text from your computer

Are you a typer stuck in a texting world? This Android app might be for you.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:29am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, apps, Mighty Text

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