Twitter is suing the U.S. government to make public scope of surveillance of the social network’s users. HTC unveils selfie smartphone. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
A new study shows that Pinterest and Instagram are more associated with smartphone addiction than Internet use and gaming.
In exchange for leaving your technology stowed away in its Tech Creche, a park promises ponies — adorable, galloping nearly-wild ponies!
Nearly 75 percent of those surveyed said they take their phones to the bathroom to answer email, take calls and respond to text messages.
Let’s get personal about our smartphones. We love them for business, and they’re a wonderful tool that makes every part of our lives easier. “Whether [you use your smartphone] as a second screen while viewing advertisements, settling a debate at a bar, looking for a specific address, whatever the place or time, your smartphone is the ultimate link to take immediate action in the digital space,” says Mike DiMarco, Director of Media, FiddleFly Inc. Here are 5 places you should always use your smartphone.
Remember a time when you could not go anywhere without your laptop? You used it for scheduling, taking notes, presentations, etc. These days, with smartphones and tablets, it’s almost as if a weight has been lifted off of you. Actually, it has.
Advertisers are spending 20.3 percent of their Facebook budgets on mobile ads, according to new data from Kenshoo Social. The company’s analysis of two million Facebook ad clicks and conversions also revealed that ad spends vary dramatically between Android and iOS devices.
As mobile devices become more important to readers, all media professionals should pay attention to how people are using them.
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Eighty-eight percent of iPhone owners in the U.S. say they will buy their next smartphone from Apple, down from the 93 percent of iPhone owners who said they’d get their next phone from Apple, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This is the first time since Apple launched the device in 2007, that purchase intent for the iPhone has declined.
According to the report, 75 percent of iPhone owners in Western Europe say they are likely to buy their next phone from Apple, which is down from 88 percent in 2011.
“There is no doubt that Apple is continuing its success in retaining existing user base while attracting new customers,” said Paul Brown, director at strategy analytics’ User Experience Practice in a statement. ”However, negative press prompted by a perceived lack of recent innovation by Apple has meant we are starting to see some growth in the number of previously highly loyal consumers who are now reconsidering whether or not they will purchase a new iPhone for their next device.” (Via Mashable).
Giving a kid a smartphone is a really good way to entertain them while you are busy, but parents who do so should consider protecting their kids from viewing or even purchasing content that you don’t want them to see.
To help do this, PC Magazine has put together a great list of parental control apps for Android devices that can help keep a phone safe for kids.
For example, the publication reviewed eBlaster Mobile, a $70 app that lets parents stealthily track kids’ device behavior. Check it out: “eBlaster Mobile is a decent mobile monitoring tool for keeping an eye on a young smartphone owner, but savvier users will know how to circumvent the app by turning it off or rooting their Android.”