Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking that come in on their cellphones nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters compared to people who didn’t have such assistance, according to a New Zealand study.
Starting this week a new system of weather emergency alerts will be rolled out across the country aimed at reaching people, no matter where they are, through their most-used communication device: The cellphone.
Who is monitoring the apps that kids use on their phones? The government complained Thursday that software companies producing games and other mobile applications aren’t telling parents what personal information is being collected from kids and how companies are using it.
Under a new policy, AT&T has started cutting their data speeds as part of an attempt to manage data usage on its network. AT&T has some 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans that can be subject to throttling, representing just under half of its smartphone users.
The conductor first just turned his head to signal his displeasure, but the ringing from the first row persisted and minutes went by. Gilbert asked that the offending noise be turned off and finally stopped the orchestra until it happened. The Philharmonic said it was the first time the music director had ever interrupted a performance due to a cellphone or other disruption.
In a ruling for preserving scenery over expanding the reach of cellphones, a Hennepin County judge ordered Wednesday that AT&T cannot build a 450-foot lighted cellphone tower visible from inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Nearly a third of North Dakota households have traded a landline for a wireless-only world. The modern trend continues to expand in North Dakota, which now has the fourth-highest proportion of cellphone-only households in the nation. Minnesota’s proportions for cell phone vs. landline were about average compared to other states, with about a quarter of the adult population using only cell phones.
More than 32 percent of adults in North Dakota live in wireless-only households, according to estimates released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 25 percent of adults in Minnesota only have a cellphone.
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