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Sen. Charles Schumer announces deal to let customers opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores, Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deal To Protect ‘Consumer Privacy’ Lets Shoppers Opt Out Of Wireless Tracking

Eight of 10 leading analytics companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store.

10/22/2013

An Apple Store customer looks at the new Apple iPhone 5C and 5S on Sept. 20, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Some Smartphones Dialing Up Motion Sickness

Experts say the advanced graphics can make the brain think you’re moving when you’re not, causing motion sickness.

10/08/2013

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AT&T Pulls Tweet Showing Smartphone With 9/11 Memorial

AT&T elected Wednesday to take down a Twitter post showing smartphone snapping a photo of the “Tribute in Light” memorial to the 9/11 attacks.

09/11/2013

A woman uses her cellphone on a subway platform in Chelsea. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Ways To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Self-Defense Weapon

In the latest — and also controversial — mobile craze, phones are being used as stun guns or pepper spray dispensers for self defense.

09/09/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Vision?

Millions of men and women over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye symptoms every year. Now, ophthalmologists say they are seeing younger patients walk into their offices.

09/06/2013

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Don’t Remember Sending That Text? You Might Have Been Asleep

Sleep texting has become more common and in addition to being embarrassing it could also have some serious health consequences.

08/21/2013

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Seen At 11: Cellphone Dependency, What To Do If You Become Disconnected

It’s a growing problem that many people may not be aware of until it’s too late, most people have not memorized the contents of their cell phones.

07/15/2013

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Home Security Through Your Smartphone

Whether you’re at work, running errands or on vacation, what is going on back at your home is likely always on your mind. And it turns out all you need is a smartphone to make a home safe home.

07/10/2013

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking To Block E-Hailing Apps

Livery cab owners sued, arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.

04/23/2013

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Police In Brooklyn To Warn Drivers Who Leave Electronics Out In Cars

We’re all familiar with the advice, “If you see something, say something,” and if police in Brooklyn see a smartphone or tablet lying in your parked car in plain view, they will be saying something to you.

04/03/2013

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City Launches New App Directed At Sexually Active Teens

The City of New York has launched a new free app providing advice to teens who are sexually active – and if parents don’t like it, it’s too bad for them.

03/30/2013

Police say this man stole a woman's smartphone then took this picture of himself. It automatically posted to her Facebook page (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Robbery Suspect Unwittingly IDs Himself

The suspect took a picture of himself exhaling smoke on the victim’s cellphone. The woman had her phone set to automatically post pictures to her Facebook page.

03/10/2013

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ App

Sree Tips: Tax Prep Apps

April 15 will be here before you know it, and there are lots of websites and software to get you ready, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

01/30/2013

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Sree Tips: Best NYC Apps

There are hundreds of thousands of apps for your smartphone, but there are some that seem just right for New York.

01/24/2013

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MTA Releases App With Real-Time Subway Countdown Clocks

You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.

12/28/2012

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