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iPhone Danger Zones – Infographic

Infographic shows that most of iPhone damages occur around user’s home and also the top 5 danger zones.

Source: Visual.ly

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What Kind Of People Use Smartphones – Infographic

An infographic by the team at CouponAudit

This infographic shows how devoted smartphone users are, and what attitudes and characteristics do these people posses.  In the survey made, 65% of iPhone users can’t live without their phones, 40% would give up coffee instead of iPhone use, 18% can stop bathing every day before they give up their iPhones and 15% would rather give up sex and cannot live a weekend without their iPhones. There are lots of applications offered in smartphones and most of these keep boredom away and make a person occupied.  According to Nielsen study who examines the application downloads, the highest percentage that gets most of the downloads is the Games category which is 64%, weather is next which got 60%, social networking has 56%, useful Maps /search has 51%, Music is next with 44%, News has 39%, Entertainment has 34%, Finance has 32% which most business people would choose, Movies and shopping has 24%.  This study was made in 2011 Q2 and examined application usage for individuals who had downloaded an application during a 30-day period.

Users would usually spend their time playing games on their smartphones and this is one of the reasons that they have downloaded this the most.  There was recorded average time spent by hours per month on different smartphone devices.  For Apple iPhone 14.7 hours, Android has 9.3 hours, Windows Phone 7 is up to 4.7 hours and Rim Blackberry has approximately 4.5 hours.  Since smartphones are usually expensive, cell phone owners with a household income of $75, 000 or more are 3-4 times more likely to own a Blackberry or iPhone than those in the lower income brackets.

Smartphones can be used in many ways and this infographic shows how users maximize the use of their iPhone in a social setting.  One of the studies reveals that 58% of users occasionally or usually do this and 25% of users almost use this but 17% rarely or never use this option.  Smartphones also encourage streamlining to their users and once they get an iPhone, many of them will usually get rid of their other devices, 70% of iPod and mp3 players were being unused, 55% of cameras will be replaced by hi-resolution cameras of iPhone and 40% of GPS will be replaced by using iPhone Maps.  News and sports are categories that can also be very useful to iPhone users.  During the first 2 days of NCAA 2012 basketball tournament, a very overwhelming percentage of 83% was recorded as consumption of smartphone sports download.  During the tournament, 20% of sports traffic was from smartphones and tablets.  This infographic shows how different types of smartphones were used and chosen by different types of personalities.  According to one study, iPhone users claim themselves as slightly more optimistic and easy going than Android users do.  Apple has a higher percentage compare to Android users.  Apple users see Apple phones to be more useful in the future and is considered advance in technology that is why there are 52% users compare to 28% in Android users.  25% of them don’t get upset easily with the Apple compared to 18% in Android, but both seem to be more user-friendly and optimistic than BlackBerry owners.

This infographic also illustrates what was early cell phone users used to like.  Motorola was introduced as the first mobile phone in the market in 1983 and it only cost $3,995 and it was considered strong to have a 2 pounds weight and was the size of a brick.  Most smartphone owners lived in more crowded places, for Android, 15% from urban area, 16% from suburban and only 10% from rural areas.  iPhone has lesser percentage compare to Android users which is 12% from urban areas, 10% from suburban and only 5% from rural areas.  BlackBerry has 11% from urban, 10% from suburban and 7% from rural areas which is slightly higher than iPhone users.

There was also a study that shows how smartphones are actually useful for education.  According to a StudyBlue survey of customers, those who use their mobile devices to help them study are almost 3 times more likely to track their academic progress given the applications available, study 40 more minutes each week because they can bring their smartphones along with them anywhere they go and they would likely study during daytime around 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Smartphones can be purchased at affordable prices from stores like: dinodirect.com, Qvc etc.

iPhone 5 Journey Before Ending Up In Your Hands – Infographic

Chances are, you didn’t travel very far to pick up the latest iPhone 5 from your local Apple store. But did you know that the smartphone had a whole other life before you even met it?

Mobile Madhouse tracked the worldwide journey an iPhone 5 makes to get all its necessary parts for assembly.

iPhones make seven stops around the globe — traveling approximately 20,096 miles — before heading back to Apple headquarters and getting shipped to you.

Check out the iPhone 5′s entire trip in the infographic, below. What do you think about its lengthy journey? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com

Protect Your Privacy? Check Out MyPermissions, Now!

Are you on Facebook? Check out MyPermissions now. Seriously, just do it. – The Next Web.

Last week during one of my many recent trips to tech conferences all across Europe, namely DLD and Techono.me in Tel Aviv, Israel, I was invited to join Internet entrepreneur Jay Adelson (of Digg, Equinix, Revision3 and SimpleGeo fame) for a visit to the offices of startup incubator lool ventures.

One of the startups in its portfolio is MyPermissions, which we (and lots of others) profiled back in January 2012. We need do to it again, though.

The company is working on a free Web browser plugin and iPhone app that basically give users an instant overview of which applications they’ve granted access to their personal information, and given permission to use it in certain ways, across a variety of social media services.

Why do they need a mobile app for that, you ask? Well, try and get an overview of which apps you’ve linked up to your Twitter account from your iPhone from within Twitter’s official app. Good luck finding it. Meanwhile, MyPermissions’ iOS app surfaces a list in mere seconds.

And for social networking juggernaut Facebook, it does more than simply providing users with an overview. MyPermissions’s Cleaner will take a step further and analyze which applications you’ve connected to your Facebook profile in the past, and tell you which ones are ‘intrusive’.

In one glance, you can see which apps can post in your name, know your location, have access to your message inbox, chats, your media files, and more. You can remove the apps one by one, or add them to a list of ‘Trusted’ apps, but if you don’t have the patience to do that you can also simply remove all of them with one click of the mouse.

Depending on how many apps you’ve given access in the past, the detection part will take but a few minutes. When we were getting a demo of the service at the lool ventures offices, Adelson connected his Facebook account and found a whopping 58 ‘intrusive’ Facebook apps.

He ‘nuked’ them all in one fell swoop just seconds later.

I did the same, and the tool detected *gasp* 278 apps. In my defense, I have to test a lot of services and Facebook apps for my job. Still, 278 apps with access to my personal information. I nuked them all too.

And you should totally do the same.

In the end, the apps you use on a regular basis that still require you to connect to your Facebook account will quickly become apparent to you, and you can simple reconnect them whenever you want and move on.

Run the tool, and tell me in the comments how many apps it detected for your account, if this surprised you, and if you used the ‘nuke’ button.

Also see:

Viva Tel Aviv: Meet the 6 amazing Techono.me startups

Image credit: Justin Tallis for AFP / Getty Images

Source: The Next Web

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How People Break Their iPhones – Infographic

If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone in the toilet, cracked the screen after a kitchen table slip or thrown your phone in the washing machine, you’re part of the 51% of Apple owners who are accident-prone at home.

The most common iPhone mishaps occur in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, driveway and bedroom, according to SquareTrade’s Device Danger Zone Survey.

The tech protection plans provider estimates Americans have spent more than $5.9 billion on broken iPhone damages since Apple’s smartphone debut in 2007. In the last year, a recent study by SquareTrade also shows 30% of iPhones have incurred damage. Accidents happen at a rate 10 times higher than loss or theft.

Here’s a breakdown of how iPhone damages occur at home.

Source: Mashable.com, SquareTrade

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How Are Apps Shaping the 2012 Election? – Infographic

How Are Apps Shaping the 2012 Election? [INFOGRAPHIC].

Source: Mashable.com, EngineYard.com

If 2008′s presidential race was the social media election, then this year’s is certainly the mobile election.

EngineYard.com created an infographic that breaks down how the U.S. has used mobile apps, in both sending and consuming information, during the 2012 election season so far.

SEE ALSO: Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History

Some notable stats from the graphic: 70% of the most active iPhone states (New York, California, Illinois) tend to vote Democrat, while 70% of the most active Android states (Colorado, Arizona, Georgia) tend to vote Republican. And, of the approximately $1 billion spent on the election by both parties, around $54 million has been spent on digital advertising — including mobile.

Take a look at the graphic below:

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What’s Happening On The Smartphone Market In The Next 6 Months – Infographic

With all the new smartphones announced over the past few months -– including the iPhone 5 -– it should come as no surprise that many people are looking to buy a new smartphone.

AYTM Research, working with Mashable, conducted a detailed market research study of the smartphone market as it stands now at the end of 2012, and created this exclusive infographic looking at what prospective buyers are most interested in, particularly looking at the iPhone market.

Some of its findings:

73% of people looking to buy a smartphone in the next 6 months are already smartphone owners
Current Android owners are 2.4x more likely to switch to an iPhone than vice versa
87% of current iPhone owners plan to buy a new iPhone in the next 6 months
Only 9% of current iPhone owners are considering a switch to Android

Check out all of ATYM’s findings in the infographic. What do you think about the stats?

Source: Mashable.com, ATYM

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75% Of iPhone Users Want To Upgrade To iPhone 5 In Next Year – Infographic

A new study suggests that three in four iPhone owners will likely upgrade their current model to Apple’s next-generation smartphone by the end of 2013.

AYTM Research — which surveyed 3,000 U.S. consumers (22% of which are already iPhone owners) to measure the anticipation of the launch — found that 24% of current iPhone users have their sights set on upgrading to the latest version by the end of this year. Meanwhile, about 25% said they will likely upgrade in the first half of 2013 and 26% anticipate upgrading in the second half. In total, this equates to about 75% of current iPhone owners plan on getting an upgrade in the next year.

According to the study, those who are most likely to upgrade to a new iPhone skew younger in age — consumers ages 18 to 34 are 46% more likely to upgrade by the end of 2012 than those 35 and older.

The stats come one day before Apple’s big press event, where it is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone. Although the tech industry has been impatient for the news to come out of the event, only 58% of respondents said they are aware the company is about to announce a new iPhone.

The study also found that 6% of consumers who previously owned iPhones no longer own them — 81% of this group switched to a non-Apple smartphone. Meanwhile, about 40% of respondents said they live with someone who owns an iPhone.

Sending text messages is the top activity among iPhone users (25.6%), followed by making phone calls (22.3%), surfing the web (20.6%), checking email (19.1%), accessing the app store (6.1%), playing games (3.9%) and using GPS (2.4%).

In addition, consumers rated Apple tops in terms of smartphone quality (48%), followed by Samsung (27%) and HTC (10%).

For a full look at anticipation surrounding the event and the next-generation iPhone, check out the infographic.

Infographic via ATYM.com

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The Battle For Smartphone Supremacy – Infographic

How often do you use your smartphone to peruse a website? According to a recent survey, over the course of the past year visits to leading ecommerce websites from consumers’ mobile devices have skyrocketed. And the battle for smartphone supremacy is intensifying.

The infographic below illustrates the direction in which the mobile commerce is headed, and shows the race between iPhone and Android.

Digital marketing technology company Monetate issued the report from which this information is extracted. The report analyzed more than 100 million online shopping experiences to come up with the data below.

Have you shopped more frequently from your mobile device in the past year?

Source: Mashable.com, Monetate

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Increased Usage Of Flipboard – Infographic

Usage of Flipboard has increased drastically over the past year. The company behind the social newsreading app, which is celebrating its second anniversary Tuesday, announced it now has more than 20 million registered users, up from 5 million in December.

Flipboard owes that growth largely to platform and geographic expansion. After nearly a year-and-a-half as an iPad-only application, Flipboard launched on the iPhone in early December, growing from 4 million to 5 million users in a week. In late June, the app arrived on Android smartphones. Flipboard also released a number of international editions with region-specific content, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands and Spain.

Beyond those expansions, Flipboard has also added a number of new features and integrations over the past year, including audio, Google+ and content from The New York Times.

Still, not all has been bright and rosy for Flipboard: After pilot testing, some publishing partners disclosed in June that they would no longer serve ads through the app. And it seems increasingly likely that Flipboard is going to lose access to one of its major content sources, Twitter. Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue stepped down from Twitter’s board earlier this month.

Source: Mashable.com, Flipboard

Can Your App Compete In The App Store? – Infographic

Disparity of App Store Wealth

by spacechimpmedia. Browse more infographics.

An overabundance of apps are being submitted to the app store every day, but the majority of app store downloads are from a select few… usually backed by a huge advertising budget. Would your app be able to compete? Take a look!

Source: Visual.ly

Apple’s Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined – The Next Web

Apple’s Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined – The Next Web.

The second full day of the Apple v. Samsung trial is going on today, and there are lots of interesting tidbits coming out of the testimony of Apple SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller.

One section of the testimony, as recorded by Bryan Bishop of The Verge, was extremely interesting with regards to how Apple defines success for the iPhone.

Schiller was being asked about the cumulative sales of the original iPhone, and he said that they were ‘extremely good’ and exceeded Apple’s expectations. Then, the court was shown cumulative unit sales for the iPhone and iPad and Schiller explained Apple’s simple metric for success of each model it released:

Each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined.

So Apple, in short, expects to sell as many next generation iPhones as every previous model sold altogether. That’s an incredibly high bar for success, but one that Apple has managed to meet for several releases running at this point.

Data from a Q4 2010 through Q3 2011 iPhone buyer surveys taken by Apple via phone and online were also submitted to evidence.

Schiller went on to explain that the iPhone benefits from platform lockin and that Apple product placement in Hollywood, by stars of TV shows and such, is important to its success. The design of the iPhone was pivotal in its success as well, with nearly half of iPhone buyers ranking looks highly in their decision to purchase. Schiller also said that Apple spent over $300M on iPhone and iPad advertising in 2010 in the U.S. alone. With over $647M spent in iPhone advertising since launch.

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iPhone + Talk Radio = Liberal – Infographic

Do you use your smartphone to listen to political talk radio? Then you’re more likely to be a liberal than a conservative, according to a new study.

Internet radio smartphone app Stitcher sampled 5 million hours during a six-week period to determine the political leanings of its users, 70% of whom consume news and politics content. It found that users tuning into political content are much more likely to be listening to liberal commentators — especially if they’re using an iPhone. About 62% of iPhone listeners and 55% of Android users favored Liberal content.

The study also found that people streaming radio with their mobile device are twice as likely as terrestial radio users to listen to international content, which makes sense, as there aren’t many FM or AM stations relaying broadcasts from overseas. Android owners are the most global of online radio listeners, tuning in to international news 25% of the time they’re listening to streaming content.

The state from where a listener is tuning in can also predict the content to which they’re listening: Users in Obama-leaning states are more likely to listen to stories about the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare and unemployment, while users in Romney-leaning states are choosing news about immigration reform and Julian Assange.

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, dja65, Stitcher

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Apple’s Q3 Earnings – Infographic

Apple posted a rare miss Tuesday thanks to a lull in iPhone sales. But as the following infographic shows, the company is doing quite well overall.

Statista crunched the numbers and found plenty for the folks in Cupertino to cheer about, namely overall strong growth in revenues and earnings. But consider also that Apple’s largest cash cow, the iPhone, has only been around five years. Meanwhile, the 2-year-old iPad is becoming another huge profit center for Apple. Not included in the chart, but worth mentioning is that Apple TV has quietly amassed 4 million units in sales over the last fiscal year and is no longer a “hobby” for the company.

If anything, this is a snapshot of a company in transition.

Source: Mashable.com, Statista, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, svariophoto

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The iPhone Turns 5, A Success Story – Infographic

Love or hate Apple products, there’s no denying the iPhone’s indelible mark on technology, culture and business. Five years ago, the first iteration was unleashed on throngs of early adopters, who ogled its touchscreen interface and poked at little icons. Today, the smartphone concept is no longer the bastion of tech nerds and fan girls. It has become standard issue, thanks in large part to the iPhone’s overwhelming success and iconic design.

The device revolutionized Apple itself. iPhone sales were a tiny slice of Apple pie in 2007. In 2012, it accounts for 58% of the company’s revenue (which, overall, has skyrocketed, thanks to a culture of iTunes and apps propagated by the iPhone)…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Statista

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