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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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Appears in: Mobile

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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Appears in: Mobile

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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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

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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Appears in: Mobile

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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Mobile Users Spent Nearly $200 Million on Apps on Christmas Day

Mobile Users Spent Nearly $200 Million on Apps on Christmas Day

by Staff on Friday, December 29, 2017

As recently reported by Sensor Tower, mobile users have spent a staggering $196 million on apps (counting also the money paid for in-app purchases and subscriptions) across Google Play and Apple’s App Store during this year’s Christ

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Teltik’s Year-Ender Deal Promises Unlimited Calls, Text and Data for just $15

Teltik’s Year-Ender Deal Promises Unlimited Calls, Text and Data for just $15

by Staff on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Want to enjoy unlimited minutes of voice calls, text messages, and data, and pay only $15 every month? You can do exactly that if you sign up for any one of Teltik’s voice call plans right now.

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Comcast’s Xfinity Web Service to Land in All Boost Mobile Outlets by Year’s End

Comcast’s Xfinity Web Service to Land in All Boost Mobile Outlets by Year’s End

by Staff on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Deep into the frantic holiday shopping season, Comcast is busying itself pushing its Xfinity Internet service via the stores of Boost Mobile (Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary). The cable giant is targeting to reach all 4,400 Boost Mobile outlets before the year is over.

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