Half of Teens Say They Suffer from Mobile Device Addiction, Six in 10 Parents Agree

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Young people use mobile devices a lot, so much so that half of teens in a new teen mobile use survey said they suffer from mobile device addiction. Six in 10 parents (59%) agree, according to the new market research from Common Sense Media. Furthermore,...Learn More

Research Finds Half of Used Smartphones Have Personal Data

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Thinking of selling your used smartphone? Think twice before doing so, and take steps to ensure that all your personal data has been erased. Having purchased 20 used smartphones – five each in Barcelona, Berlin, New York and Paris – Avast Software used free, widely...Learn More

Exec: AT&T Landline Texting Can Help CSRs Multi-Task

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AT&T is using a cloud approach to support a landline-to-mobile text capability launched yesterday. The company is positioning the offering, dubbed AT&T Landline Texting, as a more convenient and efficient way for businesses to communicate with customers, explained Igor Glubochansky, AT&T executive director of Advanced...Learn More

Smartphone Habits Survey: 17% Check Phone Upon Waking

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Americans have become a nation obsessed with mobile phones and multi-tasking, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual 2015 Global Mobile Consumer Survey. Americans in aggregate look at their smartphones 8 billion times a day. Furthermore, they’re doing so while engaging in an expanding variety of activities,...Learn More

Nielsen: Mobile Voice Usage Relatively Stable Even in Face of Messaging App Growth

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The number of mobile voice calls made by Americans of all ages and ethnic groups has changed by less than one call per day on average over the past year, according to new market research from Nielsen. That should lay to rest concerns among mobile...Learn More

Mobile Enterprise App Revenues Forecast to Hit $63 B by 2020

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Revenue from sales of mobile business enterprise applications will exceed $40.5 billion this year and continue increasing to reach $63 billion by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics. Ongoing adoption and use of mobile business applications is fundamentally changing the role of corporate IT departments, as...Learn More

AT&T NumberSync Enables Connected Device Texting and Calling, No Smartphone Required

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AT&T announced a coming new service, NumberSync, which will sync multiple devices to a single phone number or wireless account, lessening the dependency to have your smartphone physically with you. NumberSync acts as a “virtual Bluetooth” connection between your smartphone and your other devices, allowing...Learn More

Seniors and the Internet: 27% Are “Virtual Shut-Ins,” Survey Finds

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Research has shown that seniors, especially those 80 and older, can benefit greatly by being ¨connected¨ to family and friends via the Internet and making use of social media. While many would like to do so they are unable to and require assistance in order...Learn More

Cellphone Etiquette Research: 89% Use Phones in Face-to-Face Groups

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Mobile devices have been causing big changes in the way people – users and non-users alike – act and behave in public and in social groups since cellphone use first became widespread. They have also been changing collective ideas of proper etiuette and what is...Learn More

Pew Teens Online Research: Making Friends Online is Commonplace

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Nearly 6 of 10 U.S. teens ages 13-17 (57 percent) have made a new friend online. Social media and online game playing were the most common digital media channels teens used to strike up new friendships, according to Pew Research Center. Three in 10 (29...Learn More

Cities with Best Mobile Performance: Atlanta, Chicago Top List

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How do U.S. cities rank in terms of mobile services performance? Atlanta is tops, not only in network speed and data performance, but overall, according to RootMetrics’ first half 2015 rankings.  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International also topped RootMetrics’ ranking of mobile service performance across the 50...Learn More

Messaging Forecast Calls for 160 Trillion Messages in 2019

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Mobile and online messaging traffic will continue growing fast to reach 160 trillion messages per year by 2019. That would be 70 percent higher than 2014’s 94.2 trillion messages, according to new market research from Juniper Research. The forecast 160 trillion mobile and online messages...Learn More