Lindsay Dodgson, provided by Published 1:00 am, Sunday, June 3, 2018 GaudiLab/Shutterstock It's easy to get addicted to your smartphone. According to a recent study, notifications could also be messing with your brain chemistry. When a message or alert comes in, we have to divert our attention away from what we were doing. This is called "switch cost," and it's a highly inefficient way of working. Smartphones aren't necessarily evil, but it might be a good idea to come up with a way to limit your use if you're constantly on edge. smartphone use can be addictive. When your screen blinks, it's hard to not immediately check out who's contacting you, or which media organisation sent you some alarming news. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Grocery Store Censored 'Summa Cum Laude' on Graduation Cake Veuer Watch Mark Zuckerberg Dodge the EU’s Questions About Shadow Profiles Fortune GDPR Is Going to Cause American Companies … [Read more...] about When phone notifications interrupt our train of thought it’s called the ‘switch cost’ — here’s what it means
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it Post Nation by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author … [Read more...] about ‘Tell my mom that I love her’: A teen’s frantic 911 calls as he is crushed to death in a minivan
Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video. Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of them. I get between four and six calls daily, and a quick survey of friends shows that I’m not alone. Every waking day brings with it a new barrage. Robocallers have upped their game by masking their spam with local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Sometimes their nonsense is amusing — like when you get a threatening voicemail about your impending arrest over owed back taxes — but the vast majority of the time, it’s an unwelcome distraction. It’s all too easy for these scammers to wield the power of the internet and fire off countless calls with ease. And once even just a few people fall for a scam, they’ve made enough profit to cover their trivial expenses. Robocalls have become so infuriating … [Read more...] about How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone
Trends are made for bucking, and no trend calls for more bucking than the disappearance of the headphone jack. There are so many headlines these days about phones losing their headphone jacks, courtesy of the bitten fruit. But, we have a surprise for you. There are still a lot of great Android phones with headphone jacks out there, some of which are practically brand new — it’s not like we’re talking about outdated phones here. These are great devices, beyond just being equipped with a headphone jack. That’s what you call a double threat. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/Note 8 Samsung is the leader in most Android rankings, including overall popularity. So the fact that Samsung kept the headphone jack in its first flagship of 2017 is no small thing. Accessory manufacturers around the world took notice. The jack is not dead. The Galaxy S8 also introduced the Infinity Screen, with a very high screen-to-bezel ratio. And for what it’s worth, the phone is … [Read more...] about The best phones with a headphone jack
For today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we found an Xbox One X bundle for just shy of $500. We also serve up the practically childproof Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $30 off, a Roku 4 Streaming Media Player for $60, and a sweet deal on a smartwatch for runners (no, it’s not an Apple Watch Series 3, although we’ve got a deal on those as well). Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, deals are picked strictly on their potential value to our readers. 12:46 pm PDT Lewis Wallace BeatsX wireless headphones for $90 We raved about Apple’s BeatsX wireless headphones when we reviewed them. Now you can grab a pair for $89.99 (as long as Amazon’s deal lasts and you don’t mind white, gray or blue color options). BeatsX earbuds pack the same W1 wireless chip as the AirPods. So, if you want Apple-style Bluetooth magic, and don’t mind a cord connecting your earbuds, these … [Read more...] about Get an Xbox One X bundle for over $175 off [Deals & Steals]
Here are some more apps that you might find useful! 10 best Android flashlight apps with no extra permissions Flashlight apps are a dying breed. Google began adding them to Android as early as Lollipop and OEMs have been including them on their OEM skins for far longer. The need for this dwindles as … 5 best apps for helping during a hurricane Hurricane Irma is currently blasting Florida. We're not even two weeks out from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The Southern United States in general is having a rough time. There are a bunch … Medical ID Price: Free / $4.99 Medical ID is one of the better emergency apps. It covers the basics like ICE information, medical contacts, emergency, and other such things. You can also add things like birthday, allergies, blood type, and current medications. The app also features a persistent notification on the lock screen in case emergency services need to see it. This one is best for those with chronic … [Read more...] about 5 best emergency apps and other emergency things your phone can do!
When it comes down to it, our main goal at Android Authority is to help readers to be as informed about mobile technology as possible. We’ve brought you news of wireless spectrum purchases and details regarding new service plans offered by the biggest American providers, among other noteworthy topics. But there’s been a key piece of the puzzle missing thus far, which is to distill and consolidate all this information into one concise resource. And that brings me to the important question that guided all the information you’ll find below: Which of the ‘Big Four’ wireless carriers is right for you? Obviously, this is quite the loaded question, and I don’t presume to believe I can provide a definitive answer for everyone. Instead, what I’ve done is broken down the process of answering this rather large question into a series of smaller questions that, through the process of elimination, should help you to identify the wireless provider that … [Read more...] about Which of the ‘Big Four’ wireless carriers is right for you?
Penny, the college freshman heroine of Emergency Contact, is really good at texting with a sad barista boy named Sam. He’s really good at texting her back! They want to be artists and find love and make money and follow their dreams, but their typical conversation goes like this: “What if this is our one thing?” “Lol. What like texting?” “Yeah. Maybe this is what we’re good at. I’m not mad” “Phones rule. Humans drool” “lol” “We’re the best. This is the best” That’s it, that’s the premise of Mary H.K. Choi’s debut novel. A writer with a sharp sense of humor and a knack for getting inside the heads of young people, Choi has reported on emoji and Instagram for Wired, written comic books for Marvel, published an autobiographical book about leaving New York, and blogged about other people’s baffling fashion choices. Emergency Contact is her first foray into writing … [Read more...] about Emergency Contact is a dreamy YA love story told through texts
LG rolled the V30 out late last year with a few notable features, at least for LG. That phone had the first OLED panel on an LG phone in several years, and it didn't have the extra ticker display that defined older V-series phones. It turns out LG isn't done with the V30 yet. As rumors indicated, LG is releasing a new version of the V30 called the V30S ThinQ (yes, that's the name) with AI camera goodies. With a new name and features, you might expect this phone to be at least modestly different than the last V30. Well, ThinQ again. Not a new phone The convoluted tale of the V30S ThinQ can be told in two parts: hardware and software. Let's talk a bit about the hardware first. This phone is the LG V30 with 6GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. That's literally all that's different on the inside. The regular V30 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (128GB in the V30+). It comes in either moroccan blue or champaign gray colors. Here's the spec sheet just for fun. SoC: … [Read more...] about [Hands-on] LG announces the LG V30S ThinQ, which is just a V30 with camera AI and more RAM
When it comes to choosing the right smartphone to suit your needs, the task can be pretty daunting at times. More and more smartphones are coming to market every day, making the choice next to impossible unless someone is pointing you in the right direction. If you’re in the market for the best US Cellular phones and are considering Android as your OS of choice, look no further. We’re here to round up the best Android phones you can buy on the nation’s fifth-largest mobile carrier. Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 See more Galaxy Note 8 photos After a controversial 2016, Samsung’s Galaxy Note line is back in full force. With top-of-the-line specs, a stunning design, an all-new dual-camera setup, and new software features, the Galaxy Note 8 is the best Android phone you can buy right now. The Note 8’s near-bezel-less 6.3-inch QuadHD+ Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 … [Read more...] about Best US Cellular phones (February 2018)