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Photo: Adam Radosavljevic

Here’s Birdsall’s List of The Rudest Things People Do With Their Cellphones

Sometimes... stuff annoys me. The cellphone etiquette thing is a big one for me I ran across a list that points out the fact that most people hate this stuff too. Take a look at it and see if you agree.

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Cell Phone Addiction Is a Very Real Thing

There's simply no way to sugarcoat this. We're addicted to our phones. Hardcore addicted.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Robots Programmed to Write out Christmas Cards

 

I know a lot of people have stopped sending Christmas cards, but not me. I'm not saying that I love writing out what feels like a million cards every year, but it's a nice tradition that makes people smile and I don't want to see it lost.

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Jorg Greuel-Getty Images

Find Black Friday Deals on Your Cell With These Apps

Planning to shop on Black Friday? Save a tree and look for deals right on your cell instead of buying a newspaper.  There are so many black Friday apps  to help you find the best deals and make your shopping list so you don’t forget anything. 

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Privacy Concerns for Apps

Pew Research has some interesting information for the 68% of Americans that own a smartphone. And with that, "an increasing number of digital interactions occur within the content of mobile apps."  You know how when you download an app and it asks for access to a variety of information?  You might want to rethink automatically clicking "yes" the next time you are in the Google Play Store.

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Sayonara Betamax

If you're someone who remembers the 1980s, there's a pretty good chance you also remember the epic battle between VHS videotapes and Betamax tapes. It was brutal, but  VHS ended up winning in the end.

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Taste of Country
Taste of Country

Watch the 2015 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream

The 2015 CMA Awards are Nov. 4, and Taste of Country has big news we think you'll appreciate.

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Traci Taylor via Target
Traci Taylor via Target

App Helps Trick-Or-Treaters Find Best Candy

Every neighborhood has a house Halloween night candy seekers can't wait to go to- the house that hands out full sized candy bars. And every neighborhood also has the house that every kid avoids because they're notorious for handing out raisins.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Sorry, Ebooks – 4 Reasons Hard Copies Are Better

When I say that I have an obsession with books, I'm not even exaggerating. Not in the tiniest bit. Don't believe me? Ask my friends who helped me move once and never again because they couldn't deal with the 30 or so boxes of books that I have.

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Android Security Flaw Could Affect You

A major security flaw is putting 900 million Android smartphones and tablets at risk.  While Google and service providers are trying to get a fix, Stagefright 2.0 is making everyone with Android 1.0 to the present and 5.0 a little nervous.

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MSTY App Makes Messaging Fun

My friend in the UK has been talking about this really cool app she on her phone called MSTY.  It's a lot of fun because it lets you combine images, text and some of the world's greatest songs to express how you're feeling.  And last week, I discovered the free MSTY app available in the Apple iTunes Store and it's also in the Google Play store. Yes, it's in the US!

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New Ad Blocker Could Change Web Forever

If you're tired of ads appearing on your phone or tablet, you are not alone.  According to Time.com, a new ad blocker app is the biggest selling app in the Apple Store with the release of the new iPhone 6S.  It's because of this extreme popularity that it's been said that "the web may never be the same."

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App Allows You to Follow Your Kids While They Trick-or-Treat

If this is the year that your kids are old enough to go our trick-or-treating on their own and you're nervous (and what parent isn't?) but know that you need to allow them to wander from the nest, there's an app you'll want to download before they go out on Halloween night.

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Facebook Is Getting a ‘Dislike’ Button

We've been asking for it for years, and now we're finally getting it.

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