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Smartwatch for kids combines watch, phone, safety monitoring

The still-to-be-released FiLIP smartwach works as a phone and GPS tracking device, allowing parents to communicate and monitor their children without the cost and risk of buying them a full-blown smartphone.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 03:51am EDT

Tags: Filip, at&t, Twanda Washington, cellphone, parenting, children

Some millennials choose apps over car ownership

Smartphone apps are making it easy for millennials to snub car ownership. A new study finds that apps make it easier for those wtihout cars to access alternative transportation options from bikes to buses to rental cars.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:10am EDT

Tags: Public Interest Research Group, ridesharing, bikeshare, ZipCar, Joan Jones, transportation, car ownership

5 tips for better smartphone photos

Maximizing the features built into a smartphone's camera while minimizing its limitations is the key to taking better photos. Photographer Cederic Terrell offers five easy tips to take better pix.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:57am EDT

Tags: Cedric Terrell, photographer, Sarah Weimar

When new cellphones comes out, it's time to sell old

Waiting just 30 days after a new model is introduced could significantly depreciate the old phone's value as a trade- in.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 06:30am EDT

Tags: phones, iPhone, cellphones, alan etter

Phones may warn pedestrians of traffic

The next generation in automotive safety could include crash protection for pedestrians carrying smartphones.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 01:15pm EDT

Tags: dick uliano, Honda, pedestrian

Gizmo busts students cheating on smartphones

A new device can help teachers identify and catch students cheating with their smartphones. The PocketHound vibrates and lights up whenever there's a transmission from a mobile phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:24am EDT

Tags: PocketHound, cheating, Berkeley Varitronics, Neal Augenstein

Pro tips: How to shoot video with your phone

It's easy to shoot video with your smartphone -- it's not easy to do it well. Professionals offer basic how-tos on getting good video with your phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:04am EDT

Tags: Glen Mulcahy, Van Applegate, Neal Augenstein, video

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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, Android, apps

Public chargers could invite hackers

Public charging stations are popping up in shopping malls, tourist sites and other places. They provide free battery charges for smartphones, but security experts warn there is a risk.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:08am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, hackers, charging station

TV pro: How to capture the inaugural parade on a smartphone

Many of us will line the parade route on Inauguration Day to be part of history, and some will try to document it with a smartphone. Here are some tips to help you out.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:10am EST

Tags: Jim Long, NBC News, Inauguration Parade, inauguration, Neal Augenstein

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