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Report: Time Spent on Mobile Apps Increased Only 6 Percent in 2017

Report: Time Spent on Mobile Apps Increased Only 6 Percent in 2017

by Staff on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A little more than a month ago, App Annie had projected that mobile users across the globe will be spending about $110 billion making purchases from app stores this year. This suggested that the next few months will pretty much see a significant growth in the volume of mobile apps bought.

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A Quick Round-Up of CES 2018 (with a Focus on Mobile)

A Quick Round-Up of CES 2018 (with a Focus on Mobile)

by Staff on Friday, January 12, 2018

In the last few years, phone makers may have grown to prefer the Mobile World Congress (which happens annually every February) as the venue for unveiling their best and shiniest new mobile devices, but that is not to say the yearly Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been forgotten.

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Border Patrol Agents Searched Over 30,000 Phones and Computers Last Year

Border Patrol Agents Searched Over 30,000 Phones and Computers Last Year

by Staff on Thursday, January 11, 2018

The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has recently released its report regarding electronic device searches at the border for the e

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Are Smart Speakers Causing Consumers to Use Smartphones Less?

Are Smart Speakers Causing Consumers to Use Smartphones Less?

by Staff on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Results of a study recently conducted by Accenture appears to suggest so. What Accenture did was ask 21,000 mobile users from 19 countries across the globe about their smartphone and smart speaker usage.

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Apple Responds to Call to Fight Mobile Addiction

Apple Responds to Call to Fight Mobile Addiction

by Staff on Tuesday, January 09, 2018

During the weekend, a couple of Apple shareholders -- namely, Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System -- had written an open letter urging the second biggest vendor of smartphone devices in the world to make a more pronounced effort to combat mobile addiction, especially among kids. 

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Apple Shareholders: Protect Kids from iPhone Addiction

Apple Shareholders: Protect Kids from iPhone Addiction

by Staff on Monday, January 08, 2018

Smartphones have become one of the most widely used consumer products in the last decade or so, and Apple’s iPhone (originally released in 2007) has played a significant role in letting that happen.

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Spotify Now Has 70 Million Paying Customers

Spotify Now Has 70 Million Paying Customers

by Staff on Friday, January 05, 2018

Big congratulations are in order for Spotify recently as they have reached an important milestone in their company. The music streaming company took to Twitter to announce that they have already reached 70 million paying subscribers.

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Study: People Feel Better With Their Phone Nearby, Even When They’re Not Using It

Study: People Feel Better With Their Phone Nearby, Even When They’re Not Using It

by Staff on Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stanford University recently conducted a study in which they divided a total of 125 students and put them into three groups -- one wherein they were allowed to use their mobile device as they like, another wherein they were instructed to put their handset on the table within their line of sight but not touc

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Canada Teams Up with AI Firm to Track Suicide-Related Behavior on Social Media

Canada Teams Up with AI Firm to Track Suicide-Related Behavior on Social Media

by Staff on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Canada has recently acquired the services of Advanced Symbolics, a firm that specializes in developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems, in order to help the government monitor social media platforms for signs of suicide related behavior.

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Florida May Soon Impose Full Texting While Driving Ban

Florida May Soon Impose Full Texting While Driving Ban

by Staff on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Florida is one of the last states in all of America that have not yet enforced a full ban on texting while driving. But that soon could change, as the state’s lawmakers prepare to review a bill that proposes such a ban. 

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