Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.

The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away with them (perhaps in a few years), with the focus of many companies such as Apple and Microsoft shifting towards a tablet-first world. continue

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37% of U.S. Millennials Say Mobile Tech Increases Their Work Hours [CHART] 

It’s no secret that smartphones and tablets increase levels of interpersonal communication. It’s never been easier to get in touch with family and friends.

However, results from a recent Gallup poll show that mobile technology influences other areas of American adults’ day-to-day lives as well, such as business and politics.

Il Byod “fa paura” alle aziende italiane: 

Secondo uno studio Oracle il nostro paese è fanalino di coda in Europa: frenano i timori sulla sicurezza. “Serve un grande lavoro di educazione sui sistemi per la protezioni dei dati”. Germania e Svizzera in pole

Polimi: giro d’affari da 1,9 miliardi per il New Internet italiano 

Mercato media in calo del 5%. Ma la componente “online” balza in avanti del 18% grazie a smartphone, video, social network e app. E si crescerà ancora. Rangone: “Serve un cambiamento culturale-organizzativo”

Apps Versus Mobile Web – Business Insider 

Since Apple kicked off the modern smartphone app era in 2008 with the App Store, there’s been a debate over what will win in mobile: apps or mobile sites?

Well, smartphone and tablet users have spoken. And it’s not even close. Mobile users spend far more time using apps than they do browsing mobile sites on their devices.

Apple’s ‘attack detection mode’ would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media [CHART] 

Here’s a stat we’ve heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every aspect of our lives, and we can already assume the average person spends a lot of time with gadgets.

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013 

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number has ballooned even further to 97 percent.

Both those data points come from security firm F-Secure, which today released its 40-page Threat Report for the second half of 2013. Here is how bad the situation has become:

Boeing Is Developing A Self-Destructing Smartphone | Fast Company | Business + Innovation 

Boeing has its sights set beyond aircrafts. The Chicago-based company has filed documents with the FCC detailing a secure smartphone called Black that’s capable of self-destruction, or rendering itself inoperable when someone attempts to break into it.

MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air – best tablet

The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process. The entry deadline was November 29, 2013, so it’s generally last year’s products that get awarded every February. continue

Apple Inc. Bets Big on Brazil (AAPL) M

As we saw in 2013, tech giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) appears to be fighting a losing battle to keep up with the torrent growth of the overall smartphone market.

Indeed, Apple already dominates many developed markets like the United States, which are speeding toward saturation. This has forced Apple to double down on emerging countries like China to sell its iProducts in ever-greater numbers.

First Ubuntu phones coming this year from China’s Meizu and Spain’s Bq | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Devindra Hardawar 

After a failed crowdfunding campaign last year, Ubuntu parent company Canonical is taking a more traditional approach with its first mobile devices.

Canonical announced today that it’s partnering with China-based Meizu and Spain-based Bq to build the first Ubuntu Mobile devices, which will run the “latest hardware” and will be available by the end of the year.

The 2014 Mobile Landscape: 25 Statistics That Will Drive The Future of Mobile Marketing [Infographic]

The mobile landscape certainly continues to grow as we head into 2014. More than half of the U.S. population owns a smartphone (57%, according to a Pew study) and Americans are spending an average of two hours per day on their mobile devices.

In negozio da questa estate si pagherà con il cellulare: ecco le offerte in arrivo – Il Sole 24 ORE

Sarà quest’estate, con tutta probabilità, il momento della verità dei pagamenti mobili, intesi in due sensi: possibilità di fare e ricevere pagamenti elettronici in mobilità tramite cellulare. 

How low can smartphones go? Xiaomi said to be looking to bring $50 smartphone to the market

With the high-end smartphone market becoming increasingly saturated, it seems as if manufacturers are beginning to turn their attention towards a market which arguably deserves the most attention. The low-end market has often been treated to an unfair show, with poor products and even worse user experiences.