To those who still claim that there is still a technology divide among generations, I offer this: the older you are, the more that you value the smartphone, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
82% of the 65+ crowd say that their device gives them “freedom”. The same percentage consider mobile a connector rather than a distraction. That's primarily because the devices are intuitive.
Conversely, 36% of 18-29 year olds say the smartphone is a leash and 37% call it a distraction.
Six ducklings that fell down a storm drain were lured out by a firefighter using the duck call ringtone on his iPhone.
Meerkat has introduced its app for Android, temporarily giving it a difference-maker over Twitter’s Periscope.
Meanwhile, the use of these apps is being limited by sports leagues and associations. The latest? The PGA Tour revoked a reporter’s credentials for using Periscope.
There are more mobile-only Internet users than desktop PC-only users in the U.S., per CTIA.
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20% more Americans use PINs/passwords to protect data on smartphones and tablets in 2015 vs. 2012, CTIA says. What stops the others?
Secret, a $100 million social app, closed but the co-founders made off with $6 million and a Ferrari. Evidently, they spent no money on a PR strategy.
Nearly half of Fortune 500 websites aren't mobile-friendly by Google's standards, according to Merkle.
Last quarter, Apple sold an average of 8 iPhones per second, 24 hours a day, for 90 straight days.
Starbucks says that its mobile transactions top 8 million weekly.
An Apple Watch fitness app from a deodorant company doesn't pass my sniff test.
39 of the top 50 news sites get most of their web traffic from mobile: Pew.