According to a report made by ABS News – which compiled the data taken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission – the incidents of “distracted walking” accidents has been on the increase. According to the report, about 1,150 people in the US had been sent to hospitals a year ago after they met with accidents while they were using their mobile phones. The figure may be considered insignificant considering the US is a country with 300 million people but it is statistically significant considering that the incidents of these kinds of accidents have increased by 400 percent over those reported over the last seven years. [Read more…]
A very revealing fact was revealed by a recent study conducted by the Internet & American Life Project of the Pew Research Center. According to the research, about 52 percent of mobile phone users in the United States actually use their phones as supplemental activity while watching shows on TV.
The new study, entitled The Rise of The Connected Viewer, showed that 38 percent of mobile phone users use their mobile phones when there’s a commercial break, about 22 percent try to find information to corroborate a fact or news they heard while watching TV, while six percent go and vote for reality shows. [Read more…]
When mobile phones were invented, it was to address one specific function – to make calls wirelessly wherever you are. With the evolution of mobile phones, more and more functions were added to it. With the latest generation of smartphones, a lot of functions have been incorporated into the device but at the disadvantage of other functions. Surprisingly, one of those functions is the ability to make calls.
A survey of 2,000 smartphone users recently conducted by UK based carrier O2, revealed that users of smartphones spend more time performing different functions with their mobile devices rather than making phone calls. [Read more…]
Zynga has decided to up the ante on its hit social multiplayer game Draw Something. The company has released the game in 12 different languages, which includes Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and both simplified and traditional Chinese. Most of the new versions offer user interfaces that have already been translated to the supported language along with the accompanying dictionaries to truly enhance the gaming experience with the preferred language. [Read more…]
The mobile platform is now fully realize because of the vast improvements in the power of mobile devices and reliability of mobile communication technologies. We can now truly say that we have been untethered from the traditional wired technologies and are now mobile in the truest sense of the word.
With mobile communication now at its maturity stage we can now expect to do many things that, at some point in the past, we could only do with wired solutions – like streaming content or doing mobile transactions. But with the new technologies mentioned we can now do these things and more even when we are in the middle of a place with no foreseeable cables in sight. [Read more…]