Blue light from smartphones might be interfering with your sleep, but there’s no evidence that it’s blinding you, despite ad claims and, occasionally, headlines implying it is.
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A study published this week leaves none of us surprised: Screen-addicted teens are unhappy. The lead author is Jean M. Twenge, the professor of psychology who wrote The Atlantic piece "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" (In a nutshell, maybe, but it's a hopeful sign that teens themselves are beginning to link their mental health troubles to their always-buzzing devices.)
What Twenge and her team at San Diego State University found in their new research is that the happiest teenagers used digital media for less than an hour per day. They spent their time doing other things instead - playing sports, reading newspapers (really?) and engaging in good old-fashioned face-to-face interaction.
Years after it first appeared, wireless charging has finally arrived on the iPhone -- but what is this magical charging method that's been on other big phones for a couple of years now? And is it really all that superior to just plugging your phone into the wall every night? Here's what you need to know about wireless charging, and the kit you need to make it work.
Many of us use our smartphones and tablets to stream videos and movies, but not before we plug them in to make sure there's enough battery life to last the viewing session. But cradling your device for hours at a time can get uncomfortable, especially when you've got a charging cable poking out of it. That's where this Podium-Style Charging Stand comes in handy, and it's on sale for nearly 80 percent off.
The future is wireless — as far as phone charging is concerned. You may expect to shell out a pretty penny to stay on the cutting edge of today's charging tech, but with the Mini Qi Wireless Charging Pad going for 70 percent off, you can do so without breaking the bank.
When you hand someone your phone to show them a picture, you should be able to trust them not to go swiping through your camera roll. But we live in a fallen world. And the worst violators of phone-borrowing etiquette are older relatives and in-laws -- the same people who'd be most horrified to see your nudes or, so much worse, your 20 selfie outtakes.
We spend a lot of time on our phones - so it makes sense if our batteries usually hit that dreaded 10 percent mark before the day's even half over. That's why it's important to stock up on chargers whenever you can, and now you can re-up on three extra-long Lightning charging cables for a fraction of the cost.