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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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Plymouth Man Charged For Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Cell Phones Online

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.

06/14/2012

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Verizon Aims To Simplify With Shared Plan

Say goodbye to multiple bills for your numerous electronic devices. Verizon Wireless announced a way those devices can share one data plan on Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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Officers Looking For Distracted Drivers Thursday

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.

04/19/2012

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Wis. Senate To Consider Cell Ban For Young Drivers

The state Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones.

03/13/2012

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Tips For Extending Battery Life On Smartphones

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.

03/06/2012

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