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Hands-free iTunes in car gets test drive

Starting this week, Apple is testing its new CarPlay system, which allows drivers to access iTunes hands-free. See which cars will have the service initially.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:32am EST

Tags: CarPlay, apple, itunes, Neal Augenstein

New wave of messaging is an old idea

The latest form of cellphone messaging goes back to one of the earliest forms of communication - and it's free, totally secure and doesn't depend on finding reception: smoke signals.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:33am EST

Tags: smoke signals

Users warned: Apple iPhones, computers wide open to data theft

Apple Inc. said Saturday that it has issued a "patch" to fix an encryption gap that would allow hackers to steal personal data, including emails and financial information, from millions of users on their personal mobile devices.

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 11:54pm EST

Tags: apple, Apple mobile, iPad

Tips for drying out a soaking wet phone

The notion is a smartphone immersed in liquid is a stomach punch for any user. Here's a complete guide for drying it out.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:56pm EST

Tags: cell phone

On Paper, Facebook prettier, more graceful

Facebook's new mobile app, Paper, is a graphically-pleasing alternative to the regular Facebook mobile experience. Will it render the original obsolete?

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:28am EST

Tags: Larry Magid, facebook, Facebook Paper, Neal Augenstein, Flipboard

Declutter your tablet, phone in 5 easy steps

It's too cold to think about it, but it's nearly time for spring cleaning and that applies to your phone and tablet, too.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:33pm EST

Tags: phone, tablet, declutter, Consumer Reports, Megan Cloherty

For kids, healthy sleep means no screens

Parents need to put their foot down when it comes to electronics in the bedroom.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 06:23am EST

Tags: kids, children, parenting, iPad, tablets, sleep, Kathy Stewart, Daniel Lewin

Is your cellphone bringing diseases directly to your face?

Chances are, you wouldn't want the bottom of someone's shoe anywhere near your face. But your phone might be even dirtier.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 06:39am EST

Tags: herma percy, mobile device, disease

Apple loosens restrictions on water damage for iPhone trade-in

In the past, an iPhone that had been exposed to water was ineligible for trade-in at the Apple Store. Starting this week, phones with minor exposure to water can be traded-in.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:14am EST

Tags: apple, liquid contact indicator, Apple Store, 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, Android, Windows phone, BlackBerry, Neal Augenstein

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