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Study: Too much smartphone use by parents bad for toddlers

Tel Aviv University researchers find moms devote only 25% of their attention to toddlers while browsing the Internet on the phone.

Study: Too much smartphone use by parents bad for toddlers

Expert: iPhone will be replaced with 'augmented reality' device by 2032

Within a decade, Apple is poised to ditch the smartphone in favor of an ‘augmented reality’ daily computing device, according to one expert.

Expert: 'Augmented reality' device will replace iPhone by 2032

After 12 years, Netanyahu owns a cellular phone

The new chairman of the opposition owns a smartphone, after years as PM in which he did not carry a personal phone with him.

After 12 years, Netanyahu owns a cellular phone

A major blow to bereaved family of IDF soldier

Family asks thief to return photos of IDF captain who died in car accident after father's smartphone is stolen.

A major blow to bereaved family of IDF soldier

US issues 90-day license allowing business with Huawei

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei promises company 'won't be affected' by US ban.

US issues 90-day license allowing business with Huawei

Israeli cyber researchers unveil Xiamoi phones' security breach

Xiaomi is the third largest player in the global mobile market and holds 8% of the global market share.

Israeli cyber researchers unveil Xiamoi phones' security breach

Samsung to acquire Israeli smartphone camera company

Samsung reportedly signs $155 million deal to acquire Tel Aviv-based Corephotonics Ltd.

Samsung to acquire Israeli smartphone camera company

Smartphones for kids? Not that smart after all…

In the US, every second child is exposed to pornography by the age of 8. Does anyone care?

Smartphones for kids? Not that smart after all…

France bans smartphones from schools

France bans students from using smartphones, tablets, during school hours.

France bans smartphones from schools

Bringing Bible study into the digital age

Herzog College in Gush Etzion develops interactive app to teach Bible to youth on their smartphones.

Bringing Bible study into the digital ageplayer

Can your smartphone case fly? This one can

Watch: The AEE Aviation Selfly is a flying smartphone case - the perfect pocket-sized drone. Just what you always wanted.

Can your smartphone case fly? This one canplayer

Israelis work with Google to stop cellphone hackers

New chip prevents cellphone hackers from attacking phone systems. Researcher says 'there's no way for a phone to detect it's under attack.'

Israelis work with Google to stop cellphone hackers

Watch: Shabbat protest against store that sells smartphones

Haredi activists in Monsey, New York, demonstrate outside the house of a store owner who sells smartphones.

Watch: Shabbat protest against store that sells smartphonesplayer

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8

New smartphone includes unique features such as a 6.3 inch large "infinity display" and dual cameras on the back.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8player

Report: 30% of first graders use smartphones unsupervised

Education Ministry holds meeting to discuss solutions for students' access to unfiltered internet.

Report: 30% of first graders use smartphones unsupervised

Hamas hacks soldiers' phones by posing as women

Hamas terrorists hacked into dozens of Israeli combat soldiers’ cellphones by posing as attractive Israeli women on Facebook.

Hamas hacks soldiers' phones by posing as women

Belzer Rebbe: Smartphone owners 'hide from world'

The Belzer Rebbe reiterates his ban on smartphones, says they are worse than television.

Belzer Rebbe: Smartphone owners are 'hiding from the world'

Israeli software extends battery life in phones

PowerXtend makes battery last up to 20% longer when the most power-intensive applications are running.

Israeli software extends battery life in 150 million phones

Expert: 'Smartphone Culture' Kills Personalities

'Smartphone culture' hindering children from learning building blocks of communication, psychologist Dr. Michael Abulafia argues.

Expert: 'Smartphone Culture' Killing Kids' Personalities

Would Esau Have Used a Smartphone?

Rabbi David Milston explains why smartphones are not allowed in his classes and links this to Jacob and Esau.

Would Esau Have Used a Smartphone?player

Iran Bans Smartphones for Officials

Iranian officials with access to classified information forbidden from using smartphones because of fears of espionage.

Iran Bans Smartphones for Officials Amid Espionage Fears

Has This Israeli Startup Invented a 'Sixth Sense'?

Israeli inventors reveal 'revolutionary' molecular sensor which could change the way we view the world around us.

Has This Israeli Startup Invented a 'Sixth Sense'?player

IAF Pilots Jailed for Storing Maps on Smartphones

Fourteen pilots court-martialed for storing documents, maps on smartphones; authorities stop potential for security breach.

IAF Pilots Jailed for Storing Sensitive Maps on Smartphones

New IDF App for Soldiers, Soldiers-to-Be

IDF unveils smartphone app that allows soldiers and soldiers-to-be to check their status or work on training, anytime, anywhere.

New IDF App for Soldiers, Soldiers-to-Be

Coming Soon: Smartphones for Haredi Community

A smartphone catering to the haredi community and approved by a rabbinical committee to launch in coming months.

Coming Soon: Smartphones for Haredi Community

Extremists Mount Anti-iPhone Campaign

Organization declares "war" on the practice of entering synagogues with smartphones.

Extremists Mount Anti-iPhone Campaign

Hareidi School Teaches Smartphone Apps

Hareidi women in Bnei Brak learn to create smartphone applications in a new course.

Hareidi School Teaches Smartphone Apps

Disk-on-Key Inventor Unveils ‘See-Type’ Keyboard

The Israeli inventor of the Disk-on-Key has unveiled a new “smart keyboard” with a built-in screen to allow the user to see what is typed.

Disk-on-Key Inventor Unveils ‘See-Type’ Keyboardplayer

Israeli Company Unveils New Medical Smartphone

Israeli company LifeWatch Technologies unveils the LifeWatch V, a medical smartphone that measures seven medical indexes.

Israeli Company Unveils New Medical Smartphoneplayer

Smart Phones Dumb for Privacy, Says Israeli Study

New phones leave us with less privacy, especially in the public sector, warn Tel Aviv University researchers.

Smart Phones Dumb for Privacy, Says Tel Aviv Univ. Study

IDF Warns Smartphone Apps May Be Security Threat

Smartphone apps may pose a security threat to the country, the IDF warns in a letter to soldiers and commanders.

IDF Warns Smartphone Apps May Be Security Threat

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S3 smartphone, featuring a 4.8 inch screen and many accessories.

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphone

Israel May Have Next ‘Instagram’

Israel’s “UppSite,” which allows web site content to become an app for mobile devices, may be the next “Instagram,” says Forbes.

Israel May Have Next ‘Instagram’

Israel is 'the Best of the Best' in Technology

Sony unveils its first smartphone, to arrive in Israel next month. "Israel is the second biggest market in terms of smartphones."

Israel is 'the Best of the Best' When it Comes to Technologyplayer

Israeli Tech Enables Touchscreen Blind Typing

Inpris, a small Israeli company from Efrat, will change the way you type on your smartphones. All you need is intuition.

Israeli Technology Enables Blind Typing on a Touchscreenplayer