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Holiday Survival Guide: Ways your smartphone can make holiday travel more tolerable

Being stuck at the airport is a drag, but there are apps, devices and games that can make your travel delay a little less painful.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 05:20am EST

Tags: dick uliano, Holiday Survival Guide, travel

Smartphone/camera hybrid zooms in on better pictures

As companies battle to stand-out in a crowded smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom melds phone and camera technology in a single device.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:15am EST

Tags: camera, Samsung Galaxy S 4, optical zoom, Neal Augenstein

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, iPhone, photography

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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