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October 7th, 2011
07:32 AM ET

'When Parents Text' authors discuss the parent-child texting relationship

With 3G phones and Wifi capabilities expanding across the country, it seems parents can find their kids (young or old) anytime, anywhere.

In learning about this new mobile world, some parents have taken to texting and may not have necessarily learned the proper etiquette. Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli noticed this, and realized the new text-based relationship with one's parents could make for some pretty funny encounters.

Kaelin and Fraioli started the site WhenParentsText.com, and turned the submissions they recieved turned into the book of the same name, which was released on September 1st.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans talks to Lauren and Sophia about some of the funny texts they've received as submissions and how cellphones have changed the relationship between parent and child.


Filed under: Cell phones • In Depth • Mobile
October 3rd, 2011
10:42 AM ET

In Depth: 5 best apps to make your life easier

This week on CNN, we're taking an in depth look at our mobile society. With the proliferation of mobile devices constantly connected to wireless networks, it can often seem overwhelming or like people are 'always connected.'

But some people have been able to put that to use, taking their devices and finding applications, or "apps" that simply our lives.

You know the catch phrase: "There's an app for that." It was coined by Apple, and it really underscores the amount of information that is now at your fingertips via your cell phone or tablet.

This morning on American Morning, Gizmodo.com editor-in-chief Joe Brown lists the five essential apps you need to simplify your life.

To read more about the apps mention on the site, visit:
Best app to start your day: Simplenote
Best app for travel: TripIt
Best app to track your money: Mint
Best app for fun: Kindle
Best app to chow down: Epi


Filed under: In Depth • Mobile