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Smartphones and cancer

It’s July 2017 and we are celebrating the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. In that decade, the new category that Apple has more or less created, now commonly known as smartphones, has conquered the globe. Today, the smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous devices in all developed, and in an increasing number of developing countries.

One of the reasons why the number of smartphones has been rising so quickly is the fact that the decade or so before was marked by the rapid spread of the smartphone’s predecessor: the cell phone. Most of you will Continue reading

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Warning: you are likely to be victim of a huge scam!

Picture by SamsungTomorrow (https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsungtomorrow/)Those who know me in person, will be able to confirm: intellectual development is quite important to me. That is why in recent years I have been thrilled to see loads of new devices entering our society at a large scale with a name containing the prefix ‘smart’. BUT… there is a big problem! And probably you are just as much a victim to it as I have now discovered to be myself!!! Continue reading

What to say when picking up another person’s phone?

Picture by FredEver come across the following situation? You’re in the room with another person who is engaged in an activity that requires her/his full attention and impedes her/him to communicate clearly and directly with you. Let’s say (s)he is engaged in a telephone conversation on a land line that (s)he is unable or unwilling to interrupt. Then all of a sudden Continue reading