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Watching Porn on Smartphone – Not Smart

While you are sitting locked in your office, cubical, or maybe even the bathroom during your lunch break today - Do Not Watch Porn on Your Smartphone!

This isn't based on a moral stance but actually that it is bad for your phone as a whole.

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ktoine, Flickr
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Smartphone Airbag – Oh, It’s Real.

If you are human, then I'm sure you have dropped your phone a time or two - on the pavement, kitchen floor, maybe even in the toilet during a drunken binge. In any case, most times the phone is broken after the drop or the screen is severely cracked (I-Phone users know this best). What if there was a way to keep your phone safe, say an airbag like in your car - just on your phone though. Well, wait no further - The Smartphone Airbag is coming!

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Photo BIG Rich/Q103
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Is That Text Message From a Hacker? – Tech Tuesday

It was revealed last week that there is an inherent security flaw in the way a SMS message, more commonly known as a text message, can be sent with a reply to address different from the address that sent it and you wouldn't see it, thus sending a reply to someone entirely different from whom it appears to be from. This kind of thing isn't really new, but common sense can help protect you.

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flickr user csaila
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1 In 5 Americans Are Using Smartphones to Sext

Do you own a smart phone?  Chances are you have used it to sext, send explicit photos or have sexual text conversations on it.  That's nothing out of the ordinary but according to a new survey over 40 percent of Americans that have used Smartphones to sext are older than age 55! 

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BlackBerry CEO Addresses Company's DevCon Gathering
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Tech Thursday – Research in Motion Reveals New Blackberry OS

Still recovering from a crash of it's messaging servers I talked about last week, Blackberry owner Research in Motion, has revealed some details of it's new operating system for it's Playbook tablet and future Blackberry smart phones, that they say bridges the gap between Blackberry OS, at it's developers conference. But is it enough to help them over come their drop in sales and lost of market share?

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Tech Thursday – Can an App Fix Parking Problems?

While I was in Troy recently, I drove around the block where a store I go to was located, about 5 times looking and hoping for someone to pull out and leave an opening I could get into. If I had this app before I got to the street the store I visit was on, I could have known where to park before I got there and saved myself a trip around the block.

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Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Tech Thursday – Why Is Your Smartphone Tracking You? (UPDATED)

A recent discovery of a data base stored on the iPhone, that shows the phone tracks your whereabouts, not very precisely though, has some chilling effects when it comes to privacy.

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