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Survey: Most Americans Say It’s OK To Use Cellphones In Social Settings

Younger adults more comfortable with social media were more likely than older adults to say it’s OK to update your status while with friends.

08/26/2015

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Experts: Giving Smartphones To Babies May Not Be A Smart Idea

You may find it surprising that a growing number of babies under the age of 1 swipe away on the smartphones and tablets. That’s according to a new pediatric survey a the Einstein Healthcare Network.

04/28/2015

Apps to assist with grocery shopping have been exploding in popularity. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts: Grocery Shopping Apps Can Replace Lists, Save Money

It’s time to toss that handwritten shopping list that you keep crumpled in your purse or pocket.

03/11/2015

Carrie Medina says a police officer in Portland, Ore., took her cellphone after she recorded video of an arrest. (credit: Carrie Medina/CBS2)

Oregon Woman Files Lawsuit Over Right To Record Video Of Police

Medina, who describes herself as a citizen journalist, began broadcasting the images live to the Web from her phone for four minutes, until a police officer came over.

02/12/2015

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Experts: ‘Heads-Up’ Smartphone Technology May Reduce Driver Distraction

We all know texting while driving is risky business, and now, technology once reserved for the cockpit is making its way onto the dashboard.

11/21/2014

"The SMART Playbook" was developed by Suzanne Wind, a mother of three in Greenwich, Conn.

Connecticut Mom Develops Workbooks To Help Tech Kids Lacking Social Skills

A Greenwich mother has created a series of workbooks to help children develop social skills, believing they are becoming too wrapped up in technology and missing out on face-to-face interaction.

07/27/2014

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

Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

04/16/2014

FILE -- New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

Gabriel Hurley lost his vision and sense of smell after getting into a wreck with a distracted driver. (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April

John Hoffman, the state’s acting acting general, said Monday that about 1.5 million crashes over the past decade have been caused by distracted drivers, resulting in 1,600 deaths.

04/14/2014

The iPhone 5C is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on September 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Upstate Congressman Joins Push For Kill Switches On Smartphones

An upstate congressman has joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a call to require require smartphone makers to install “kill switches” on phones to render them useless if stolen.

04/11/2014

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Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products?

There are a lot of products that claim to do a thorough cleaning, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported. But do they really work?

04/08/2014

Young boy with iPad (file/credit:YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tablets, Smartphones May Not Be Totally To Blame For Nearsighted Kids

Experts recommend a 15-minute vison break every couple of hours of up-close work to lessen the chances of developing nearsightedness. And if all else fails, there’s always glasses.

02/14/2014

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Study: Tablets, Smartphones Are The New Electronic Babysitters

Tablets and smartphones have found their way into a growing number of tiny hands, according to a new study.

10/29/2013

Young boy with iPad (file/credit:YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Parents Should Limit Children’s Use Of Social Media, Smartphones

A leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.

10/28/2013

Bill de Blasio speaks as NY AG Eric Schneiderman looks on at press conference about reducing smartphone thefts, Oct. 21, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bill De Blasio Joins Fight Against ‘Apple Picking’ Smartphone Thefts

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the smartphone manufacturers must take swifter action against what he’s called an “epidemic” of thefts.

10/21/2013

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