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3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus

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3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus
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Organizational psychologists emphasize segmentation and detachment for mental health and long-term productivity.
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Researchers Say Don't Check Your Cell Phone At Night

Researchers Say Don't Check Your Cell Phone At Night | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Last Saturday a friend of mine was compulsively checking his cell phone just before 11pm when he saw an email from his boss that had come in minutes before. The note asked that my friend make a change to the company website.
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Patrick Osodo's curator insight, January 26, 8:50 PM

Iam inclined to agree with this. 

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How your mobile phone habits may be annoying your colleagues

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How your mobile phone habits may be annoying your colleagues
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To Text Or Not To Text: 3 Reasons Not To Text During Meetings

To Text Or Not To Text: 3 Reasons Not To Text During Meetings | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mixing cell phones and business meetings creates problems: should one take, or make, a call? how about checking, or writing, a text or email? Tried and true scripts just don't work for new problems like this.
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thingCHARGER: The awesome new charger for ALL your things.

http://www.thingCHARGER.com thingCHARGER is one of those 'Duh - why did no-one think of this before' things. A gorgeous design, an almost invisible way to charge your things.

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NYPD to iPhone owners: Hurry up and download iOS 7

NYPD to iPhone owners: Hurry up and download iOS 7 | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Police in New York hand out fliers explaining to Apple faithful that iOS 7 brings with it Activation Lock, which makes it harder for a thief to turn off the 'Find My Phone' feature. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Morgan Kroes's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:55 AM

I think that is a good idea that the police are trying to help out, because Find My iPhone is actually a really big help. If someone steals your phone, they can use technology to turn it off. But iOS 7 makes it more difficult to turn that off, so that's very useful.

Margaret Kooser's comment, September 27, 2013 11:57 AM
I'm glad that the IPhone made it harder for criminals to be found. I also think it was good for the NYPD to hand out fliers so that people can understand it better. But at the same time they basically just let all of the criminals of New York know that it is going to be harder for them to turn it off, but it is possible.
Jerod Garland's comment, October 17, 2013 3:14 PM
Very interesting! Amazing how far this is coming!
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How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends

How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The experience of dining out has changed. We text, tweet and email all while forking a few bites into our mouths and half-participating in the actual table talk.
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App Overload: It's Time to Clean House

App Overload: It's Time to Clean House | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The other day I noticed I had more than 165 apps on my iPhone. Of them, I consistently use, maybe, 15. In other words, 91% of my apps are in the way of other apps I want to use. Organization does help, some.
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Who's the Boss? Your Cellphone.

Who's the Boss? Your Cellphone. | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You may think of your cellphone as your own personal assistant. It manages your calendar, wakes you up and reminds you of lunch time.
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A $12,000 Smartphone May Already Be in Your Pocket

A $12,000 Smartphone May Already Be in Your Pocket | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

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Forget eating at home or forgoing your daily Starbucks run: According to a recent survey, the biggest money saver in your life is in your pocket.

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No Technology Allowed at 'Digital Detox' Summer Camp for Grown-Ups

No Technology Allowed at 'Digital Detox' Summer Camp for Grown-Ups | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If your smartphone is attached to your hip, your blood flows like a Twitter feed and you're fairly certain your eyes permanently see through an Instagram filter, then maybe it's time to disconnect for a bit?
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Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For now, we are making smartphone purchasing decisions not just on hardware specs, connectivity and price but even more so on the software and data entanglements of these device.
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Why Captain Kirk's Call Sparked A Future Tech Revolution

Why Captain Kirk's Call Sparked A Future Tech Revolution | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Most people whipping out their mobile phone and touching the interface with their fingers won't connect it to science fiction at all.
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Using Your Smartphone as Your Hotel Room Key

Using Your Smartphone as Your Hotel Room Key | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you're staying at the Aloft Hotel in New York City or Silicon Valley, you'll soon be able to use your smartphone as your room key.
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10 Skills We’ve Lost Due to Smart Phones and PDAs and Simple Ways to Get Those Skills Back

1. Memorizing phone numbers
It was a hassle remembering numbers. Now we simply add them to our contacts list. That usually works well unless our device is lost, stolen, or damaged. No one can be expected to remember all their contact numbers.
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Four Questions All Technology Users Need to Ask

Four Questions All Technology Users Need to Ask | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Does your neck hurt from looking down at your mobile device hours everyday? Do your hands tingle and cramp from using it or your computer? Are your eyes tired? Do emails, texts, and calls disrupt your workouts, your meals, personal time, and sleep?
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10 iPhone Cases With Inspirational Quotes

10 iPhone Cases With Inspirational Quotes | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You carry your iPhone with you everywhere, so why not choose a case that carries a meaningful message?
We found 10 cases that give you a daily dose of inspirational wisdom while protecting your mobile phone at the same time.
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7 Ways You're Killing Your Tech

7 Ways You're Killing Your Tech | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The first few days with a new piece of tech are filled with wonder and trepidation. You cradle your new phone like it's a newborn, you frantically clean your laptop of fresh fingerprint smudges, you put your e-reader to bed in a fort of pillows and bubble wrap.


Nothing bad will ever happen to this gadget, you promise yourself, kissing your iPad goodnight.

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9 Apps Draining Your Phone's Battery

9 Apps Draining Your Phone's Battery | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Whether you're an Android or an iPhone user, odds are you have a gripe or two about your phone's battery life. It's the number one complaint among cell phone users, and unfortunately, there haven't been many breakthroughs in cell battery tech.
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One More Reason to Put Down That Smartphone

One More Reason to Put Down That Smartphone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
New research suggests that using small gadgets makes people less assertive. By contrast, those who use larger gadgets come across as more assertive.
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Don't Let The Crooks Win! Use These 12 Ways to Prevent Cellphone Theft

Don't Let The Crooks Win!  Use These 12 Ways to Prevent Cellphone Theft | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that cellphones have only been around for about 20 years, since so much of our lives are stored on them today.
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Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice search from a silly gimmick into a useful productivity tool.
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8 Ways to Ration Your Mobile Data Usage

8 Ways to Ration Your Mobile Data Usage | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mobile phones make it easy to connect to the Internet, but they can also make it easy for you to outgrow your data plan in a hurry. Try these 8 ways to ration your mobile data usage so you can spend less money on your phone plan.
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JVD's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:03 AM

Some good advice here. Whilst on holiday recently, we found ourselves eating our Data bundles. We take these for granted when in the UK, at home using WIFI, of as part of your tariff, However, it's easy when you are abroad to forget just how much data we use, even simple switching to manual checking of email can save a lot.

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Report: Smartphone Shipments Overtake Feature Phones for First Time

Report: Smartphone Shipments Overtake Feature Phones for First Time | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time.

 

 

Smartphone shipments overtook feature phone shipments worldwide in the first quarter of this year for the first time ever, according to a new report from IDC.

There were 418.6 million mobile phones shipped worldwide in the March quarter, according to IDC, 216.2 million of which were smartphones. This marked the first time that smartphones represented more than half the market. Smartphone shipments increased by more than 40% year-over-year.

 

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Facebook Phone - LEAKED PROMO!

An exclusive interview with some of the designers of the Facebook Phone. For more obvious parodies, see: http://twitter.com/dartanion or http://facebook.com/...

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