Smartphones are being used for many reasons: distractions, ways to get out of socializing, and they even serve as babysitters. What message does this send to those around us?
CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.
GARY | Forget long lines and halted pre-orders – the latest smartphone was so hot it almost never made it to store shelves.
The phones are busy, and so are the companies that design, make and market information devices. As with earlier communications technologies, smartphones are helping to disseminate political power and foster the growth of equality. Overall, however, the interplay between technology and societ…
This column was started using the ultra portable Asus Nexus 7 from Google and then completed using the highlights of Apple’s iPhone. Who says that they can't be friends?
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
INDIANAPOLIS | Finding out who represents you locally, at the Statehouse or in Washington, D.C., is now just a few finger swipes away thanks to a new application for smart phones and tablet devices from Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.
Just a download away are hundreds of apps on your iPhone or Android that can help save your life.
Baby, it's still cold outside. But that doesn't mean you can't stay connected.
Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son's "maturity and growth" at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.
Motorists are advised not to text while driving, and a variation of that rule might apply when attending holiday gatherings with family and friends.
Growing up, there were always multiple computers in my home. I still remember the painful days of AOL dial-up. We had a Nintendo Entertainment System, then a Nintendo 64, and eventually a Nintendo Wii. Despite clearly being what Marc Prensky calls a digital native, I still find myself resist…
Being the perpetually behind-the-times digital Luddite that I am, I only recently became fully aware of the mindless phenomenon that has been enveloping the mobile gaming world for quite some time now. I'm speaking, of course, of Angry Birds, the time-wasting yet highly entertaining smartpho…
Savvy politicians and their advisers are often the first to take advantage of new technologies to convert followers into voters. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was radio. In the 1950s and 1960s, television took over. Now in 2012, we have social media, smartphones and tablets.
MUNSTER | The Times and its sister papers within Lee Enterprises have announced a major upgrade of their applications for iPhone and Android smartphones, improving mobile delivery of local news, information and advertising throughout the day.
Getting your child to leave the virtual world
This holiday season, toy makers have turned pricey tablets and smartphones into playthings for kids, hoping that parents will be willing to splurge on toys for their children that utilize devices they already have (or want) themselves.
With more than 4,000 smartphone applications added every day for consumers to consider, the possibilities can be perplexing. A new feature providing insight about the latest and hottest smartphone apps debuts today in The Times.
Anindya Datta calls it "the App Revolution."
According to a Mayo Clinic report, more than half of the internal medicine residents questioned, about 52 percent, reported some symptom of burnout.
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