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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.
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.
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.
Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.
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.
A 39-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit and refurbished cell phones online, saying they were brand new.
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.
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.
A 39-year-old Plymouth man faces charges for allegedly selling refurbished and counterfeit cell phones on the Internet while claiming they were new, according to the Department of Justice.
Say goodbye to multiple bills for your numerous electronic devices. Verizon Wireless announced a way those devices can share one data plan on Tuesday.
Sheriff’s deputies and police officers across Minnesota are making an extra effort Thursday to crack down on distracted drivers, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The state Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones.
As much as people use smartphones, the battery can drain fairly quickly. If you want to milk more from your phone’s battery life, there are a few options to consider.
The more we use our smartphones, the more likely it is they can be damaged. But if you accidentally drop your phone in water, you may not have to shell out a lot of money to have it fixed.
The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone uses of a texting scam that could lead to fraudulent charges on their accounts.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants every state to ban all cell phones used by drivers — no texting, no talking, not even hands-free. But are cell phones more distracting than any of the other distractions inside our cars?
Do distracted drivers worry you? How about distracted cab drivers? The Minneapolis City Council is looking at new rules to keep drivers from using their cell phones. But the question is when?
Light rail passengers are hearing a new warning as they stand on the platform, waiting for the train. They’re being alerted to the newest trend in crime: cell phone theft.
With the debut of the new iPhone 4s, we looked at whether the it’s worth the upgrade and some ways to save money, even if you aren’t looking to switch.