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‘Upskirting’ Laws Lag Behind Advances In Technology

A court ruled that a man who snapped secret pictures up a woman’s skirt on a Boston subway train did not violate the state’s Peeping Tom law. The practice known as “upskirting” has exposed loopholes in current laws. Minnesota statutes that tackle the issue were written years ago. But that was before everyone had cell phones.

03/06/2014

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BBB Warns Of ’1-Ring’ Phone Call Scheme

If you receive a call from area codes belonging to places like Grenada or Antigua and the phone only rings once, the Better Business Bureau warns not to call back. According to the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, the calls are part of a scheme being perpetrated by scammers who anticipate victims’ curiosity getting the better of them.

02/04/2014

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DNR: Fishing & Hunting Licenses Go Mobile

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now offers a mobile licensing website for purchasing select fishing and hunting licenses via smartphone.

07/29/2013

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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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BCA Warns Parents About New Video Sharing Apps

It’s never been easier to upload a video to the Internet. There’s YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo just to name a few options. Now, Instagram has joined the community as did Twitter with Vine.

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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Keep Up With Your Kids On Social Media

Remember when the best way to keep your kids safe on the internet was to make sure the computer was in a common area? Now, kids can carry the Internet in their pockets and keep moving to social networks many parents don’t even know about. So, how can parents keep up?

01/21/2013

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Hennepin County To Take Crime Tips By Smartphone

Authorities in Hennepin County are launching a smartphone app for crime tips. The sheriff’s office unveils its app Thursday.

12/13/2012

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Smartphone Apps For Your Fall Trip

As summer fades, fall bursts and for those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction. To make the most of your trip, you just need your smartphone.

09/25/2012

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CNET’s iPhone 5 Review: Finally The iPhone We’ve Always Wanted

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched to massive fanfare on Sept. 12, and now the verdict is in from CNET’s Scott Stein. He found that the new iPhone offers key features that were desired by users when its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, shipped.

09/19/2012

Time To Move App

App Reminds People To Get Up And Move

On average, people sit for 10 hours each day, more than most people sleep in a night! That’s why a St. Paul man created an app to get people up and at ‘em.

07/18/2012

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New App Nevus Helps Keep Skin Healthy

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and now there’s a new app that can help you keep it healthy. The app presents a new way to track changes in your skin and be proactive about your skin care, and it was developed by a local dermatologist.

06/12/2012

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Keep Safe This Summer With These Apps

Summer 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.

06/04/2012

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Are Warranties Worth The Extra Money?

When you buy new electronics like a new iPad or iPhone, there’s always that moment you consider a warranty. But, are those service plans worth the extra money?

05/24/2012

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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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