Stories tagged: smartphones
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Digital Detox: With the school year underway, parents can help set gradual boundaries about screen time
In general, children adapt to change best if it’s gradual and clear. That could mean slowly winding down the amount of time kids are playing video games, and setting clear …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Data shows which Spokane intersections are worst for texting and driving
Smartphone data helps track the places in Spokane where distracted driving is most prevalent.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Front Porch: Technology might drive me crazy, or to the beach
I’m just about on board with getting a smart phone and have been researching what to buy … And then came the car.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Letters to Voice editor
Ditched flip phone, and I feel dumber Oh boy, do I relate to your column (“Front Porch: Late adapter considers the smartphone” by Stefanie Pettit, June 29) about cellphones. I …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Ballot language approved for age limits on smartphone sales
Colorado officials have cleared the language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation’s first legal limits on buying smartphones for children.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung – not only because …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police urge man who posted homicide online to turn himself in
An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon and posted the murder on Facebook. Police urged the suspect …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
A World without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Here’s Apple’s challenge in India
In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Distracted-driving law needs major update
Now drivers grab their smartphones and jump onto Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and other apps that weren’t around in 2007. None of these acts is illegal. Only talking and texting are …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
2016, through the rear-view mirror
March 25. Headline on primary endorsement editorial was “Kasich and Clinton only moderates left standing.”
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Gov’t wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
Robots organize your photos, so you can procrastinate
Most of us have many forgotten photos on our phones. They don’t have to stay that way. Apple and Google are both applying a form of artificial intelligence called “machine …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Snapchat expands investor base as it grabs $1.3 billion in funding
Snapchat Inc. has broadly expanded its shareholder base over the last year, going far beyond the few venture capitalists who bankrolled the Los Angeles firm when it was merely an …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Facebook updates Messenger app to handle several accounts
Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.
Wed., March 11, 2015
Medical Lake parents alerted to bullying on Burnbook app
A phone app that high school students have been using to post nude pictures and bully classmates prompted Medical Lake School District officials to alert parents and call police. The …
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
Bill would expand rules on driving, cellphone use
OLYMPIA – Drivers can’t text or make phone calls on Washington roads, but state law doesn’t say anything about checking email, browsing Facebook or taking selfies. Lawmakers didn’t include those …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
‘Ebola Attack’ creators make a mobile game for good
Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski hope their viral video game goes viral. The pair created “Ebola Attack,” a game for smartphones and tablets that tasks players with saving organs from …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
The future is here, and it’s sweaty and integrative. The treadmills at Eastern Washington University’s fitness center are outfitted with touch-screen modules that lets gym users track their workouts – …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Trade-in options abound for smartphones
Feeling stuck with your old smartphone? Do you covet new releases like the iPhone 5S that boast niftier features like fingerprint sensors? There’s good news. A growing number of options …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Get dialed in on how to safeguard your phone
Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and it would automatically install an unwanted “search toolbar” on your computer’s Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn’t …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2012
Samsung makes its move as iPhone loses appeal
NEW YORK – The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby. That’s become a problem for Apple, which revealed last month that iPhone sales have slowed. Part of …
Fri., June 22, 2012
Hillyard man helped thousands track shooting via scanner
Earlier this week when area police rushed to find the man who wounded two Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies, thousands of people – here and across the region – tracked the …
Sun., May 22, 2011
High-tech birders may be foes of feathered friends
Growing use of smartphone applications, field access to the Internet and recordings to flush out bird species for better viewing and photography could be impacting the survival of some birds. …
Sat., March 26, 2011
PARMA, Ohio – The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the …