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Your Privacy Won’t Be The Cost Of A Better Shopping Experience

You probably don’t realize it when you’re shopping, but many companies use technology to track your movements. Now some of them have agreed to post signs letting you know, and giving you the chance to opt out.

10/23/2013

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How Cell Phones Are Changing The Way We Date

Smartphones are changing the way people date. USA Today just looked at a new survey of about 1,500 daters. Some of the questions addressed the following: Do you check you phone during a date? How soon must you reply to a text? Should a friend call or text you to see how the date is going?

07/22/2013

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Tips To Limit Tech Distractions While On Vacation

Many of us will find ourselves with time off this week from work to celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends. However, instead of relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, we may end up texting, typing, posting and playing games on electronic devices.

07/02/2013

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Etiquette Tips During National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Stop texting for just a minute and listen up: Did you know July is National Cell Phone Courtesy month? Some experts give us dos and don’ts when it comes to cell phone etiquette.

07/02/2013

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The Pros & Cons Of Cell Phone Insurance

One way cell phones have definitely changed our lives is the way we walk. We have phones out and eyes down, which can cause all kinds of problems says Minneapolis Police Inspector Bryan D. Schafer. “When you have that phone out in the open, you become a target,” Schafer said.

06/24/2013

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Got Power? Businesses Open Doors For People To Re Charge Phones

Some metro businesses with power are allowing people to come in and charge their cell phones. All Cub Food stores have power stripes set up at the service desk to let shoppers recharge as they buy food. Craig Striech is manager of the store in Plymouth

06/22/2013

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Study: Adults Text & Drive More Than Teens

You take your eyes off the road only for a few moments to respond to a text, but all it takes is seconds to crash. A new national campaign called “It Can Wait” was recently launched to prevent young people from texting while driving. But it turns out that it’s not just teenagers who are texting while driving.

03/30/2013

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Tornado Warning Inadvertently Sent To Wis. Cell Phones

The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.

03/04/2013

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Mpls’ Successful Cellular Amber Alert Was The Nation’s First

Wednesday’s quick and safe recovery of an abducted 8-month-old Minneapolis child was not only the first time an Amber Alert was sent to Minnesota cell phones, but it was the first time in the United States that a cell phone alert successfully helped recover a missing child.

02/21/2013

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Still Wondering How You Got That Cellular Amber Alert?

In addition to signs on the highway and alerts on radio and TV, you may have been one of thousands notified of the Amber Alert on your cell phone Wednesday.

02/20/2013

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How Can You Save Hundreds On Your Cell Phone Plan?

Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.

11/07/2012

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Cell Phones Could Be A Source Of Neck, Thumb Pain

It is estimated Americans spend about 2.7 hours a day on cell phones. All that talking — and texting — can literally be a pain in the neck.

10/18/2012

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Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Counterfeit Phones Online

A 39-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit and refurbished cell phones online, saying they were brand new.

07/24/2012

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Put Down Your Phone

These days we’re never too far away from our cell phones and computers, and while technology may help you be more productive at work, it can have an opposite effect on your sleep.

07/11/2012

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Weather Alerts Coming Soon To Smartphone Near You

Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm.

06/28/2012

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