Stupid Things You Do With A Smartphone -- And How To Fix Them

Your smartphone can be your second brain, but it can also turn you into a person with no sense of direction, poor social skills and next to no privacy. Fixing these problems is easy, but first you need to know about them. Here are all stupid things you're doing with your smartphone.

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  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
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    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
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    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • 8 Ways You're Telling Your Boss, 'I Don't Want to Be Here' - Yahoo! Finance
    So instead of: "I hate sending those stupid updates," try: "Sending the ... add items to your virtual shopping cart or hunch over your smartphone.
    10/30/2014 - 1:14 pm | View Link
  • Love reading but dont have the time? Stop making excuses - The News International
    It’s not that the internet is making us stupid, but that we’re losing what ... smash and grab exercises available on your smartphone for those ...
    10/29/2014 - 1:11 pm | View Link
  • The X Button - Anime News Network
    ... is a free-to-play deal with in-game purchases, and the involvement of developer CyberConnect2 should keep it above the smartphone standard.
    10/29/2014 - 12:29 pm | View Link
  • Textual harassment: The new scourge - Herald Sun
    Textual harassment: The new scourge - Brisbane Courier-Mail
    10/29/2014 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • See the perfect heart-shaped cloud that formed above this wedding -
    ... it much thought until a day later when they actually saw the image, first on a friend's smartphone, then from Wolfe himself.  Hardesty noted...
    10/28/2014 - 2:31 pm | View Link
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  • 8 Ways You're Telling Your Boss, 'I Don't Want to Be Here'
    Do you occasionally daydream about responding to an impossible deadline request by laughing in your boss's face and dumping your coffee on her shoes? Or maybe your happy thought is about devoting most slides of your big presentation to the challenges and triumphs of your fantasy football team. Or, speaking of fantasies, how about that one in which you simply hit the snooze button a few times ...
    10/30/2014 - 9:51 am | View Link
  • Stupid criminal? Burglar busted by selfies
    Milwaukee police arrest a man after he left behind all the evidence they could ask for at the burglary scene. 
    10/30/2014 - 12:14 am | View Link
  • End of an era: Nokia Lumia to become Microsoft Lumia
    Gradual transition from Nokia name to Microsoft Lumia to begin in the coming days
    10/22/2014 - 5:08 am | View Link
  • Unveils Yet Another Stupid Smartwatch
    The Black Eyed Peas frontman turned gadget designer thinks it's time to get retarded--about wearables. Black Eyed Peas rapper has just announced his first wearable. Called the PULS , it's a bangle-sized entombment of bad design thinking so laughably absurd it sounds like a Funny or Die sketch. Heck, even the product's name sounds gross and unwholesome, as if settled on PULS ...
    10/21/2014 - 6:26 am | View Link
  • Ambi Climate gives your air conditioner a brain
    Your typical air conditioning unit in an apartment or home is a stupid creature, failing to work intelligently to create the most comfortable temperature environment for you in the most efficient way. Start up Ambi Climate thinks it has built the better brain to solve this issue in the form of a new standalone device and smartphone app that tell your air conditioner how to optimize its ...
    10/21/2014 - 4:40 am | View Link
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  • My sensors detect an Internet of Stupid Things
    And, naturally, you can buy the £4,000 Satis internet-connected toilet, big in Japan, which, through its My Satis app, you can deodorise and flush at will simply by tapping your smartphone. Never mind that the security company Trustwave issued an urgent ...
    10/29/2014 - 9:22 pm | View Link
  • Stupid criminal? Burglar busted by selfies
    She was gone when her home was broken into. She noticed her DVR and Wii were missing but found something in her cabinet that shouldn't be there -- the burglar's smartphone. "The phone was sitting right here, just kind of plain as day," she said.
    10/29/2014 - 4:53 pm | View Link
  • Stupid Games
    Having already driven a bunch people crazy on the web, Irritating Games are now available on smartphone and tablet Android / iOS ! *** 2 MILLIONS PLAYER ! *** Find more annoying mini-games that will test your brain capacities and will finally
    10/29/2014 - 12:42 pm | View Link
  • Stupid apps, but not always a stupid idea
    He followed up by tweeting a satirical jab at the absurdity of the whole thing, suggesting an app in which the sole purpose was to shake your smartphone to receive points. His friend Benedict Fritz, an app developer, thought they should turn this gag into ...
    10/23/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • 3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity
    Two-factor authentication. Imagine a hacker, who has your password, trying to get into your account upon learning he must enter a unique code that’s sent to your smartphone. He doesn’t have your smartphone. So he’s at a dead-end. The two-factor ...
    10/22/2014 - 3:33 am | View Link
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  • Don't Be Dumb About Smartphone Privacy | Next Avenue
    Smartphone makers, wireless carriers and app developers can sell the information stored on them. Here are six ways to protect your privacy.
    10/30/2014 - 11:05 am | View Website
  • Smart Phones and Dumb People
    We all are living our lives within the Net World where we LIKE peoples' posts but don't give them expression of love in real beautiful world. Phones are ...
    10/29/2014 - 10:09 am | View Website
  • Smartphone Mistakes | Men's Health
    My friend Josh once had a not-so-smart phone that allowed him to record phrases to activate his various speed-dial numbers. So how could he not, you know, pick ...
    10/21/2014 - 2:34 am | View Website
  • I want my dumb TV
    I want my dumb TV. Cheap and often necessary external boxes render smart TV suites redundant and of little value. So why don't TV makers get rid of them and charge a ...
    10/13/2014 - 7:11 pm | View Website
  • Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone ...
    2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone ...
    02/13/2014 - 4:21 am | View Website
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