It was inevitable. The backlash is in full swing. There were the headlines and talk-show chats about digital detoxing and then the how-to books about digital sabbaths and shabbats. Some of it was fashionable, some of it fearful – all of it good if it got us to thinking about managing and not being managed […]
Category Archives: cell phones
TheGuardian.com in the UK has a blog devoted just to apps – a big job (with more than a million apps at Google Play’s app store, passing up Apple’s 900,000+ this past summer). And the blog’s writer and app reviewer, Stuart Dredge, writes that he’s noticed a shift in device and app use among families […]
Whether it’s the chicken or the egg – the device or the edugames – fueling the growth isn’t completely clear, but “tablets are proliferating everywhere across the planet,” said Sam Adkins, head of research for market research firm Ambient Insight, at the Serious Play Conference in Redmond, Wash., last week. He was referring to mobile […]
I am delighted to announce the release of our new parents’ guides to two of the most popular social apps among teens, Instagram and Snapchat. You can read or download and print the free guides at ConnectSafely.org. Just 6 pages – including the “Top 5 Questions” parents have about each app right up front – […]
Instagram is nothing if not creative – the app itself and its users. When I’m in it watching how the kids who encouraged me to follow them use it, I can’t help but smile. They are creative in/with all parts of the experience – the photos, the filters for messing around with photography, the emoticons, […]
It uses code in cellphone-taken photos to pinpoint where they were taken and possibly locate the photographer.
He started designing Web sites in the 3rd grade, but he’s finding cellphone app programming more fun.
In developed countries, we talk about how more and more people are accessing the Net with their mobile phones. In less rich countries, phones are already the primary means of using the Web.
Four percent of US online adults now use location-sharing services on their cellphones, according to the latest Pew Internet data.