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China Mobile Drops Apple Slogan Following Lawsuit
China Mobile has removed Apple's official brand slogan for its latest iPhones following a lawsuit accusing it of breaching advertising legislation. more

Internet too slow? You may be paying too much to save a few seconds
Consumers are more willing to pay for an Internet connection that is six seconds faster when the speed goes from ten seconds to four seconds than when the speed goes from sixteen seconds to ten seconds. more

New technology can mine data from Instagram to monitor teenage drinking patterns
Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, more

Apple Boosts Use of Solar Power at Chinese Factories
Apple has announced two new programs aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of its manufacturing partners in China. more

Up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your car or smartphone
If you think it is okay to talk to your car infotainment system or smartphone while driving or even when stopped at a red light, think again. It takes up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after issuing voice commands, researchers found more

Compulsive texting associated with poorer school performance among adolescent girls
Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. more

Mobile phone records may predict epidemics of mosquito-borne dengue virus
A new study led by researchers finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics. more

Smartphone not a smart choice when facing depression
Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse. more

Around 2.4 Million UK Phone Customers Affected by Data Hack
An estimated 2.4 million customers may have had their personal information stolen following a data breach at the British mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse. more

Shark Attacks Are Not the Nemesis of the Internet
Last August, a rediscovered YouTube video of a shark biting a subsea cable caused a media storm. more

New Wearables Face the Same Old Challenges
While wearables may be the latest rising trend, the concept of technology that can be worn on one's body has actually been around for decades. more

Huge Increase Of Texts And App Evidence In Divorces Say Nation's Top Lawyers
The NSA might have met its match with the spying activities of suspicious spouses throughout the country. more

Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones
Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research more

Skype Confirms Bug can Crash its App
VoIP telephony provider, Skype has confirmed that it is trying to fix a bug that can cause its chat apps to repeatedly crash. more

Vintage Tech Could be Worth Big Bucks
Hoarders who are finally clearing out their stashes are finding that some of their trash is actually treasure more

Silly Video Explains How to Pronounce Huawei
One of the smaller problems that Huawei faces in overcoming suspicions about its Chinese origins is rather more curious -- how to pronounce its brandname. more

Expert Tips for Better Wi-Fi Performance
Little changes to a work or home environment can dramatically improve a wireless network. more

Text messages can help boost teen birth control compliance
Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, more

Could mobile phone data help bring electricity to the developing world?
In a recent study, a team of researchers used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of various electrification options for rural communities in Senegal. more

Telecoms Charity Rushes to Support Aid Efforts in Nepal
Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, the emergency telecoms charity, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) has deployed a team to quickly offer voice calls to affected populations, more

Babies as young as 6 months using mobile media
Survey shows most 2-year-olds using mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day on screens more

Devices or divisive: Mobile technology in the classroom
Little is known about how new mobile technologies affect students' development of non-cognitive skills such as empathy, self-control, problem solving, and teamwork. more

Two Men Hospitalised in Smartphone OS Fight
Two roommates have stabbed each other after an alcohol fueled argument about the merits of Apple or Android smartphones. more

Apple Fixes Homophobic Siri Responses
Apple has fixed what it says was a bug in the Russian version of its Siri voice service that had appeared to offer replies considered to be homophobic. more

Tendon Rupture Associated With Excessive Smartphone Gaming
A man apparently got so engrosed in playing a game on his smartphone that he tore a tendon in his thumb, resulting in a visit to hospital. more

Grandmother dies after mobile phone is cut-off
Vodafone UK's policy of recycling dormant phone numbers is being blamed for the death of a 78-year old woman who found her phone cut off when she needed to call for an ambulance. more

85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory. 84 failed.
Could you draw the ubiquitous Apple computer logo from memory? Probably not, as it turns out. more

Apple Spends Nearly $2 Billion on European Data Centres
Apple has announced plans to invest US$1.9 billion in two data centres in Europe, each powered by renewable energy. more

Employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts
People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, more

Text messages a new tool in the fight to prevent skin cancer
Australians' love affair with mobile phones could save their life according to a joint QUT, Cancer Council Queensland and University of Queensland study using text messages to improve skin cancer prevention and promote sun protection. more