Wired speculates that, because some Asian texting apps – such as LINE, WeChat, Gangnam Style and Kakaotalk – have “slick user interfaces that focus on simplicity and visually pleasing graphics,” these fast-growing apps will soon cross the Pacific, and at least one of them will take off in the US too. “Today, less is more.” [...]
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It’s not a PC, a laptop, a tablet or phone; it’s an “ultramobile.” That’s what tech research firm Gartner Group calls what’s replacing desktops. USATODAY says it’s “a fully functional personal computer that is light enough to tote around,” which sounds like a smartphone. You can read more about how it’s different at USATODAY. The [...]
Ninety-five percent of US 12-to-17-year-olds use the Internet, 93% have access to a computer at home and 71% of teens with that computer at home share it with other family members, according to a study released today – the biggest explanation, most probably, for why teens’ Net use has gotten so mobile. It allows them [...]
As of the beginning of this month, there are now a billion smartphones being used on the planet, up from 708 million a year ago, MobileBusinessBriefing.com reports, citing data from Strategy Analytics. That’s 1 in 7 people on Earth, the market research firm says, and “16 years after the first smartphone [the Nokia Communicator] was [...]
It’s as if the two just-released studies – from Nielsen and the Pew Internet Project – about US smartphone use were timed to Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5 (a quick list of what’s new about it at the New York Times) this week. Nielsen says that, not only do most of US cellphone owners [...]
Wow, remember the film American Grafitti? It’s ancient history more than ever now. Gartner research found that 46% of Americans 18-24 “prefer access to the Internet over access to their own car, and that teens drive less overall today than they did in past generations,” Forbes reports, “highlighting the impact of technology on kids and [...]
US parents may be interested to see the Times of India’s account of single mom Darshana Verma “who never learned to use a computer and saved for 10 months,” spending more than half a month’s income on mobile phones for her two children. Verma told the Times that the access to Facebook and the Internet [...]
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.