A guy who was taking a selfie in front of a speeding train got kicked in the face by the conductor. Do you know anyone who believes he got something other that what he deserved?
Mark Cuban invested in a pot that charges your smartphone by boiling water.
ESPN says mobile traffic now exceeds desktop.
Android had 53 percent of U.S. smartphone activations in Q1.
U.S. smartphone thefts doubled in 2013. Approximately 4.5 million phones were lost or stolen. Tech companies have committed to offering a “kill switch” to stop the trend.
A report says that two-thirds of doctors are using some kind of mobile app while working. My guess is about the same amount of patients are using one during an appointment.
Nearly 40 percent in the U.S. are cellphone-only households. Idaho leads with 52 percent.
About 75 percent of prescription-takers use mobile apps, including most older adults and seniors. Those and the rest of them are reachable via opt-in SMS for reminders and health tips.
17 percent of parents say their children use at least one mobile device in the classroom. Meanwhile, for every story that says tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills, I can point to at least five that say that they are an indispensible learning tool.
Forrester: while 91 percent of connected employees use a computer at their work desk, 64 percent also use a smartphone.
Several recent stories talk of the need to walk away once in a while from our connected devices. No app required – it’s self-discipline. I fail often. Do you?
More 65 and older adults own tablets or readers than smartphones, Pew says. About 18 percent of this group has a smartphone. 27 percent have a tablet or reader.