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INFOGRAPHIC: What Do People Do On Mobile Devices?

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iMomentous has created an infographic called, “What do people do on mobile devices?,” which looks at trends in consumer mobile adoption.

As mobile devices become more important to readers, all media professionals should pay attention to how people are using them.

Check it out: “Smart Phones have become so ubiquitous they are changing the way. We communicate personally and professionally. In this report we analyze The results of our survey of more than100 professional level workers Regarding their utilization of smart phones in the workplace. Our findings Reveal the importance of mobile technology in communicating and engaging our employees.” Read more

New Rumors Leak About a 7″ Surface Tablet

A Mockup or the Real Thing?

Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next rumor.

According to The Verge, a new 7″ Surface tablet has been confirmed as being in the works. It’s going to be called the Xbox Surface and if this rumor is true then it will likely have specs similar to the ones leaked back in June. Read more

Minimizing Head & Neck Risks of Your Tablet

Have you noticed more head and neck pain since using your tablet?

A Harvard School of Public Health study took a look at the risk of head and neck pain from tablet computer use, sharing some tips for reducing these risks as well. Below, we’ve embedded an infographic about the study created by Online Degrees. Here’s more about Harvard’s study:

[Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory director Jack Dennerlein] recommends that tablet users vary their postures every 15 minutes, and that they use a case that doubles as a tablet stand. These cases reduce the need to grip the device, and also allow it to be propped up at an angle that keeps the user’s head in a neutral position, minimizing neck strain.

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Pew: More Tablet Owners Read News than Use Social Networking Sites [Infographic]

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News consumption continues to evolve as smartphones and tablets compete with desktop and laptop computers for readers’ attention. The latest survey from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism suggests that Americans still prefer email and trusted publications to hanging out on Facebook and Twitter — 37 percent of tablet owners read the news on their devices every day, compared with the 34 percent who use social networking sites.

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Kindle Fire Will Be Open To Competing Content Providers


It is fairly obvious that the main reason why Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire tablet is to sell more video, music, and books from their store, so it would be understandable if they opted to not make competing content provider apps available for the Fire. Today Amazon showed they resisted that knee-jerk reaction by announcing Netflix, Rhapsody, and Pandora are amongst the thousands of apps that will be available for the Fire when it ships next week.
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Barnes & Noble’s New Nook Color Tablet To Come With Netflix Installed

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Barnes & Noble introduced their new Nook Tablet yesterday, announcing that it not only features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage with the option to add 32GB of extra storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, but will also come with Netflix pre-installed, along with other media apps including Hulu, Pandora, MOG and Rhapsody.

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