Smart Phones

Average Person Spends 1.5 Days Per Month On AppsThe average person now spends about a day and a half every month using apps on their smart phone or tablet, according to mobile app statistics compiled by Nielsen. The average during a one-month period was 37 hours, 28 minutes during the last quarter of 2014.
4 Things To Know: Letterman Signs Off, Cuba Relations & MoreHere are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, May 21. They include a powerful signoff from late night's longest running host, and some shocking new statistics about smart phone use while driving.
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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children's SleepDoctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers -- is particularly harmful.
Minn. DNR Launches New App For AnglersAfter a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner -- at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.
Tips On Packing Lightly For VacationFor the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.
Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone CutoffsA Minnesota legislator says he'll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.
Local Company Makes Cell Phone Cases From WoodAlmost all of us have cell phones, and with them come cases and skins. NPD Group market research says over the last 12 months, Americans spent $2.2 billion dollars on cell phone protection devices.
FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On PlanesGovernment safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.
Best Buy Rolling Out Smart WatchesSome consider it the next big thing, and it's going on sale at Best Buy. The Richfield-based retailer of consumer electronics is out with a "smart watch." It's being described as something like a smart phone, only it fits around your wrist.
Tips To Limit Tech Distractions While On VacationMany 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.
Keep Safe This Summer With These AppsSummer means swimming, sunshine and fun, but it can also be a risky season with families hitting the beach, the pool and the trails on bikes.