Cellphones and Cancer: What Largest Study Ever Reveals

Cellphones and Cancer: What Largest Study Ever Reveals

If you’re like the vast majority of people these days, your cell phone is not just your friend − it’s more like an appendage. But then your smartphone has so much to offer. Besides using it for calling and texting, you can surf the Internet, use it as a personal …..

Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

No doubt, you’ve got lots of apps installed on your phone. Maybe several messaging apps, popular social media ones, the aspirational workout program or two, notes, to-dos, more games than you would like to admit, and of course the obligatory texting and email apps.  Chances are, one of them just …..

Apple Slowing iPhones To Compensate For Degraded Batteries

Apple Slowing iPhones To Compensate For Degraded Batteries

If you have an older iPhone  model with an aging battery you might have noticed it running a little slower these days. Recently, tech giant Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones with an update  over a year ago , a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected …..

Mobile Brain Drain

Mobile Brain Drain

It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone was sold in stores  and the millions of people who now own one likely won’t dispute that having the internet, social media and countless apps at their fingertips can sometimes be a distraction. But new research shows that even when people aren’t …..

CRTC Bans Cellphone Unlocking Fees

CRTC Bans Cellphone Unlocking Fees

The era of having to pay cellular providers to unlock your cellphone so you can switch providers will end this year. As of Dec. 1st, the CRTC announced that cell phone customers can ask their provider to unlock their phones free of charge. At the same time, it said, all …..

Mobile Device Motion Sensors Open To Hackers

Mobile Device Motion Sensors Open To Hackers

You could be the most careful mobile user ever, but hackers can still steal your PINs and passwords simply by spying on your phone’s motion sensors. A team of cyber researchers from the UK’s Newcastle University have demonstrated how easy it is to steal a four-digit PIN by analyzing the …..

Should You Be Afraid Of Your Phone Exploding?

Should You Be Afraid Of Your Phone Exploding?

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone back in August, with its much-lauded battery life, the South Korean firm looked like it was onto a winner — until the phones started bursting into flames. Initially, the tech giant cited “battery cell issues” in September but since then, radio silence …..

Why Your Mobile Phone Isn’t As Secure As You Think.

Why Your Mobile Phone Isn’t As Secure As You Think.

Mobile phones have become ubiquitous and basic communications tools—now used not only for phone calls, but also for accessing the Internet, sending text messages, and documenting the world. Unfortunately, mobile phones and it’s infrastructure were not originally designed for privacy and security. Not only can they be weak at protecting …..

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VOCM TechTalk – My Cellphone Is Stolen, What Can I Do?

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss what options you have when your phone goes stolen.  

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