A New and Improved Siri on the iPhone?

When Siri first arrived, she was new, surprising and fascinating. She was an incredible tool and toy for grown ups and kids alike. Now that she’s been around for a while, have we seen all her capabilities? Does Siri have any new tricks up her sleeve in the future?

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5 Things Customers Look For in Mobile Retailers

In the past, when you wanted to purchase something, you would go to a store and find the item you wanted. If you didn’t find it at the first store, you would go to other stores until you found it. When the internet came about, online shopping soon became a huge business for many retail stores. Things have changed once again with the introduction and massive spread of smartphones. Mobile shopping is changing the way consumers shop and interact with stores. Mobile-related searches have increased 120% in the last year, leaving retailers with news ways to connect with their shoppers in real time. Here are 5 ways consumers are connecting more with the stores they visit.

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6 Android Shortcuts You Don’t Know About

Life is busy, so finding shortcuts to save you time is always a good thing. Whether you want to send a text, make a call, take a picture, browse the web, or look up a contact, these android shortcuts will make things a little bit easier.

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Can you Ignore Pings on your Phone?

As you drive to the office or running errands, what do you do when you phone pings? Do you ignore it, then check it as the next traffic light? Do you check it right away? How strong is the urge to see what the ping is about? Some research has been done to find out how why pings are so hard to resist.

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4 Facebook Tricks You Should Try

If you’re like one of the 1.7 billion people around the world who use Facebook, you already know how great it is for keeping in touch with family and friends. Even if you update your status, upload photo albums, or share videos, there are some things you might not know about. Here are 4 tricks you should try with your Facebook account.

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Cheap Smartphones: Better Than You Might Expect

If you’re like some people, only the most expensive smartphones will do. Buying anything less than the most recent full priced smartphone is simply not acceptable. Although this guarantees the most up to date technology, is it really worth the huge price tag?

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Are Smartphone Users Smart?

If you look around these days, just about everyone has a smart phone in their hand. They are using it to make calls, texts, check their email, stay up to date on social media sites, and find a restaurant they’ve never been to before. We can’t imagine what life was like before we had these small magical devices that could tell us anything we want, any time of day. But are smartphones really making us smarter, or more dumb?

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Could Tattoos Someday Replace Smartphones?

It may seem like science fiction to think of a permanent tattoo being able to replace your smartphone, but what if it were true? Can you imagine getting a tattoo embedded on your skin that can interact with you the way a smartphone does? This is a new type of innovation that is being developed as we speak.

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Smartphones Helping in the Fight Against Cancer

If you’re like most people in the world, you use your smartphone to send texts, make calls, check your email, look up movie times, or navigate your way to a new restaurant. What if I told you that your smartphone could be used to help diagnose cancer?

According to FirstPost, smartphones have the ability to become microscopes that can possibly detect certain types of skin cancer. Although normal telescopes are preferred, a smartphone microscope has been found to be fairly accurate in detecting cancer, especially in developing countries. In remote areas where no telescopes are available, smartphone microscopes could photograph the growths, then forward them on for more extensive examination.

When a traditional light microscope was compared to a smartphone microscope, the smartphone microscope was able to detect 90% of the non-melanoma skin cancers. This number, although not 100%, is quite impressive. The smartphone microscope was also able to detect 60% of the melanomas. These figures give hope for better diagnosis and treatment for cancer all around the world.

Talk off-the-grid with this Smartphone Device

Have you ever been hiking in a remote area and lost cell phone service? Did you ever drive across Texas or  Northern Montana and lose cell phone reception for hours? Can you think of the last time you were in an underground nightclub or subway and couldn’t get any bars on your phone? If any of these sound familiar, a new device is on the market that could solve this problem.

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