A simple idea that's surprisingly secure: drawing your own unlock pattern on a touchscreen. Faster and easier to remember than a password, and much harder to guess or crack.
Useful for expressing moods, emotions and nuances in messages, emojis could have another use: as your next smartphone password.
Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
Some have said that technology could lead to 'a new ice age' of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.
Every crystal ball has a shelf life, even the most prescient.
The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that's not going to happen, how else can such a sensitive gadget be kept safe?
Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, released this month, signals that we are in a new age of cinema.
Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselors.
The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
Apple's world changing smartphone has had ten years of success, but thing didn't look so good when it launched.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
The ruling in the Apple-Samsung case is ambiguous, ensuring the case will drag on for years more, potentially even ending up back in the Supreme Court.
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
Cyber safety can mean a different thing for those living in remote Indigenous communities, and it needs to be managed carefully.
ABBA are reportedly planning a 'virtual and live experience'. What might this actually entail?
Hundreds of thousands of battery fires in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets is a red hot opportunity to better understand what went wrong.
How can companies brought low by scandal or failure remember the lessons they should be learning?
Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".