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The Shockingly Simple Change That Can Improve All of Your Relationships

The Shockingly Simple Change That Can Improve All of Your Relationships | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How Smartphones Affect Relationships - The Muse: A quick and impactful way to make your personal...
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 9, 2015 8:34 AM

(From the article): Occasionally, I’ll miss an important email or return a call a little late. However, nothing has happened that’s made me regret not checking my phone. I may be a little harder to reach virtually, but in-person? I’m all yours—and my personal and professional relationships have never been better.

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10 things to do with your old phone

10 things to do with your old phone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Have you recently put your trusty old phone out to pasture? Don't throw it away, that's terrible for the environment. But you don't have to send it to the recycling plant, either. That old phone st...
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The Detox You Need to Go On Now

The Detox You Need to Go On Now | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

This will seriously improve your personal and professional lives. We’ve talked before about why unplugging once in a while is so important for your personal and professional health. But sometimes taking the dive and hitting the “off” switch is a lot easier said than done.

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How Smartphones Will Wreck Your Weekend Plans

How Smartphones Will Wreck Your Weekend Plans | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Does the ease of smartphone texting, especially with free services like iMessage and WhatsApp, make people flaky to the point of destroying your get-togethers?
Alex Cornell certainly thinks so.
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3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus

3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
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, 2014 11:50 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 2:55 PM

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 2:57 PM
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 6:14 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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'You've Been on Your Phone for 160 Minutes Today'

'You've Been on Your Phone for 160 Minutes Today' | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The sun is still heaving its way into the sky when I receive the first of the day's many damning push notifications: "You've been on your iPhone for 20 minutes today."
Twenty minutes.
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Downtime? 25 Alternatives to Reaching for Your Smartphone

Downtime? 25 Alternatives to Reaching for Your Smartphone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You may not realize it, but you’re a drug addict. The drug I’m talking about is your smartphone. You can’t deny it. The first moment you have a second free, what do you reach for? You’re waiting for the train or the bus.
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Watch Out: Here's Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen (Infographic)

Watch Out: Here's Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen (Infographic) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Smartphone theft is on the rise, so hold on to your precious devices.
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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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