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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

Police: Robber on bike strikes in Georgetown area

D.C. police are looking for a bicycle-riding robber who targeted three people in the Georgetown area Tuesday.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 12:38pm EDT

Tags: d.c. police, georgetown, robberies, Metropolitan Police Department, MPD, thefts

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, Android

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

Tags: Cedric Terrell, smartphone, photography

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