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    You are being irradiated by everything. X-rays. Airplanes. Bananas. All the nuclear plants in the world. Yes, even your cellphone. And of all the things that could very much be strangling your cells, that last thing might just be the thing you're most wary of. Well, turns out that it's way less likely to give you cancer than licking nuclear waste. The National Institutes of Health, which runs the National Toxicology Program, released a study that concludes that constant exposure to radiofrequency radiation from fetal development onwards found "low incidences" lesions and tumors in the ...

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    The concept of raising your arm for up to minutes at a time tapping and swiping away at things on a tiny screen might not be appealing to some people. But many Apple Watch owners would do it in a snowstorm without a second thought — it'd probably keep them warm, too. That and other insights have been brought out in a new raft of survey data from Wristly and study data from the University of Stockholm. Datasets Wristly's data is based on self-reported answers from 1450 respondents as automatic monitoring or usage logs are hard to come by. Data from the white paper "On Time: The ...

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    Third party applications have proven to be the secret sauce that can make or break a platform. As such, the easier it is for a developer to build an app for a platform, the more probable that a person or company will be willing to adopt a platform. Some platforms are just too big to be ignored when building apps, but it seems that there are reasons why apps reach iOS first and Android second in some cases. App developer Infinum recently published a small study that details the differences between the amount of work needed to build the same app on both iOS and Android. In a nutshell, he ...

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    The world is full of malice, scheming, bugs and hacks. The surface topic that the public has gotten to know this summer was the Stagefright vulnerability on Android, now in a second form that has sadly gotten less attention. The remedies for these sore points come in the form of patches and software updates that, like a bothersome child or a large public works project left to rot, get shirked off, ignored or shunned altogether. Carriers and OEMs would rather put the arm grease into something new rather than just maintenance. The end user — heck, some of us at Pocketnow — would rather ...

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    The pager has long been outshined by the smartphone in terms of usefulness in the hospital. After all, you can send pictures to the people who need them. But the fact that SMS and MMS missives are work- and immediacy-friendlier than emails or web-based messengers means that the data doctors and nurses trade isn't encrypted and not that secure. A survey just published in peer-reviewed journal BMJ Innovations focuses on nurses' and doctors' usage of smartphones in five hospitals at a London NHS Trust. About 98 percent of doctors and 95 percent of nurses responding said that they own a ...

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    Reselling your used smartphone is as common in some markets, as it is for you to bestow your old device to a family member in others. What usually happens before your device trades owners, is a factory reset in order to ensure that all your data is wiped from the device you're about to get rid of. Now, what happens when that data is not effectively deleted from the device, and falls into somebody else's hands? The University of Cambridge recently tested as many as 21 different Android devices running versions 2.3 and up to 4.3, and noticed that after wiping these with a factory reset, ...

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    A mobile phone's main characteristics, by definition, are the ability to make and receive phone calls as well as exchange text messages. A smartphone should be a phone that has the ability to run applications but these days it seems to be the other way around: a mobile computer that can also do voice calls. A recent O2 study shows that smartphone owners have at least four more important things to do on their smartphones than to place calls. According to the findings, people are using their smartphones for at least two hours every day, out of which more than half of that time is dedicated ...

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