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Smartphone decline

Ahead of MWC next week, new data illustrates global smartphone slowdown

February 21st, 2019

When you consider the latest global smartphone marketshare data from Gartner, which highlights a protracted industry slump in terms of handset sales, it starts to put things in perspective — Samsung, for example, deciding it needs to dramatically shake things up and give something new a try, like a foldable phone. Gartner’s newly released data …

Smartphone usage statistics

The spam call epidemic is stopping people from answering their phones

January 29th, 2019

Ahead of the FCC’s meeting on Wednesday focused on toughening up caller ID rules to make it harder for spam callers to hide their identity, a new report is out that shows the effect such calls are having on Americans’ overall smartphone usage. No surprise, one of the big takeaways is that we’re answering our phones …

iOS vs. Android

Smartphone users are more loyal to operating systems than ever

January 28th, 2019

This likely won’t come as a shock to many of you, but new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that smartphone users are more likely to stick with the same mobile operating system than ever before. CIRP says that from October to December 2018, both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS “enjoyed their highest loyalty …

Screen time for kids

Stop worrying so much about how much time kids spend looking at screens

January 5th, 2019

At this point, we’ve heard so many warnings about the supposed “toxic” effects of too much screen time on children that it almost feels like settled wisdom. They say getting on social media too early is dangerous. Young minds are particularly impressionable and susceptible to the addictive nature of apps, mobile games and so much …