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Experts: Smartphone Kill Switch Could Backfire

Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been pushing legislation in Washington to require a “kill switch” in cell phones. Now, smartphone makers and carriers have agreed to add optional kill switches on their own by next summer.

04/16/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection Campaign

Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.

02/25/2014

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App For That

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Many who don’t turn to medications. But what about using your phone to get an extra few minutes of sleep? We are taking a closer look at smartphone sleep apps to determine if they’re good for your health.

10/10/2013

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An App That Thwarts Potential Smartphone Thieves

University of Minnesota senior Alexis Haeg-Vang was studying for class on campus when she noticed something was missing. “I got up to leave, on my way to my appointment I realized my phone was gone,” she said. Alexis immediately tried to locate the phone that she bought for $700. She did so with a GPS tracker app from her computer. The battery had already been taken out from the phone.

09/17/2013

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Burnsville Police Seek Help ID’ing Smartphone Robbery Suspect

Burnsville Police have released surveillance photos in hopes that they might help identify a man suspected of robbing a Best Buy Mobile store on Monday. Police say the man robbed the store at 10 a.m. by placing a number of iPhones and Samsung phones/tablets into a teal-colored laundry mesh bag before leaving.

08/06/2013

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Real Minn. Housewife Gives Expert Coupon Advice

Clipping coupons can be a lot of work just to save a few cents. But savings as much as $100 a month is now simple — thanks to smartphones.

02/04/2013

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Franken Bill Would Outlaw Stalking Apps

Stalking by smartphone. It’s a growing problem, and a Minnesota lawmaker wants to stop it.

12/06/2012

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The Very Best of Everything in 2012

As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.

12/01/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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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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City Of Minneapolis Releases New Smartphone App

Want to report a pothole, broken streetlight or parking meter while on the go? There’s now an app for that in Minneapolis.

07/18/2012

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Bike App Boosts Planning For Path Improvements, New Trails

The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. But there’s always room for improvement, right?

07/04/2012

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More MN Stores Using Smartphone App For Payment

More and more stores and shoppers in Minnesota are also using a new app called Square to pay for things.

03/13/2012

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Alleged Smartphone Robber Stymied By Mobile App

Want to catch the bad guy who stole your mobile phone? There’s an app for that!

01/17/2011

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