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  • One in every five minutes on a mobile phone is spent on Facebook

    30 July 2015, 6:36 am by: emily

    Users spend an average of 46 minutes a day on Facebook's apps, the company reveals during second-quarter results. The Telegraph reports.…
  • The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps

    29 July 2015, 10:09 am by: emily

    Africa and Asia, the two fastest growing mobile markets, aren’t very big on apps. Quartz reports.…
  • Ikea placemat comes with a pocket for your cell phone

    24 July 2015, 3:57 pm by: emily

    Where is the appropriate place for your cellphone while you dine? A reasonable person would say out of sight and turned off, but Ikea knows better and has decided to cater to our bad habits.…
  • Kenyans have turned Obama’s most inspirational speeches into ringtones

    24 July 2015, 3:48 pm by: emily

    Kenyans are preparing to welcome US president Barack Obama in many ways, including Obama-inspired clothing, restaurants, hotels, and hairdos, but the most fitting may be with ringtones. Quartz reports.…
  • The growth of China's mobile use is mind-blowing

    24 July 2015, 12:50 pm by: emily

    The number of Chinese accessing the internet via smartphones is growing at an incredible rate. Business Insider reports.…
  • Thousands of Apps Secretly Run Ads That Users Can't See

    24 July 2015, 9:33 am by: emily

    There may be much more advertising in apps than it seems. Thousands of mobile applications are secretly running ads that can't be seen by users, defrauding marketers and slowing down smartphones, according to a new report by Forensiq, a firm that tracks fraud…
  • Genius publicity stunt? Uber will now deliver Xiaomi smartphones to your door

    23 July 2015, 4:43 pm by: emily

    Xiaomi, a Chinese phone giant looking to boost its profile in global markets, is attempting the mother of all publicity stunts: delivering phones to customers by Uber. This morning, Uber announced that it would ferry Xiaomi’s new Mi Note smartphone to users…
  • Advertising is making the mobile web almost unusable by clogging up our bandwidth

    21 July 2015, 6:38 am by: emily

    Web-based articles, these days, are increasingly an exercise in pain and frustration. In many ways, the experience of reading such things is worse today than it was in the early days of dial-up internet. Because at least back then web pages were designed with…
  • Your Phone Knows If You’re Depressed

    16 July 2015, 8:58 am by: emily

    According to a small new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, phone data could predict with 87% accuracy whether someone had depressive symptoms. TIME reports.…
  • Africa’s smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth

    14 July 2015, 4:24 am by: emily

    As Africa closes in on 1 billion mobile subscriptions, affordable smartphones are contributing significantly in bringing more people online across the continent. Quartz reports.…
  • Man arrested after charging iPhone on London Overground train

    14 July 2015, 3:38 am by: emily

    A man was arrested on suspicion of ‘abstracting electricity’ after plugging his phone in to charge it when travelling from Hackney to Camden. [The London Evening Standard via The Guardian]…
  • New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppe

    7 July 2015, 3:24 am by: emily

    Several companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, are trying to bridge the gap between mobile browsing and desktop purchasing with a simple “buy” button. The New York Times reports.…
  • India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017

    1 July 2015, 8:01 am by: emily

    The sun hasn’t exactly set on the era of U.S. dominance of tech, but it’s dipping a bit closer to the horizon these days. Venture Beat reports.…
  • Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years

    1 July 2015, 3:31 am by: emily

    Data roaming charges are set to be abolished within the European Union by June 2017, it has been announced. The BBC reports.…
  • Matti Makkonen: Finnish pioneer of texting tech dies

    30 June 2015, 11:04 am by: emily

    Matti Makkonen, who helped to launch the worldwide sensation of texting, has died at the age of 63 after an illness. The BBC reports.…

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