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10 Smart Things To Do With Your Smartphone – Infographic

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There are plenty of things you can do with your smart phone. Here are 10 of the smartest!

Source: UnlockThatPhone

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Responsive Web Design: Make Sure Your Site Is Loading Fast Enough Across Devices – Infographic

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Having a website that fits all devices these days is a challenge. While fitting the device might not be so much the problem, the loading time on different devices is a problem.

No matter where, your customers and readers have expectations. If a site on a smartphone takes too long to load, the potential customer might not come back.

Have a look at this infographic and see the problems and the consequences from slow responsive web design sites:

Source: Akamai

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Samsung Confronts Saturated Smartphone Market

Howard Lindzon, CEO and Co-Founder of Stocktwits, discusses the size of both Samsung and Apple, and the ability to move beyond the Smartphone. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung Like Pepsi vs. Coke

Gamco Investors’ Larry Haverty, Coatue Capital’s Philippe Laffont and Applico‘s Alex Moazed discuss the smartphone war between Samsung and Apple. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Outrageous International Roaming Expenses And How To Avoid Them – Infographic

Have you ever experienced bill shock after traveling abroad? The seemingly innocuous texts and Facebook posts you sent to keep your family updated on your vacation have a hefty price tag. Xigo has conducted research into these exorbitant international roaming rates to provide you with an eye-opening look at how mundane mobile activities can dramatically impact your bill. In this infographic, we demonstrate how quickly mobile expenses can add up while overseas and provide tips on how to avoid them.

Source: Xigo.com

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Smartphones The Fastest Spreading Technology In History? – Infographic

Over the past 100 years or so, various technologies have radically transformed our life. However, different technologies get adopted at different rates, and it seems like smartphones which have everything from video editing apps for Android to online banking, may be the fastest spreading technology in history.

But television so far has them beat. Our infographic explains:

Source: muveeBlog

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Here Are The Cities With The Most Smartphone Thieves – Infographic

Around 113 smartphones are stolen or lost each minute in the U.S., but there’s one city in which they are pilfered more than any other: Philadelphia.

According to data highlighted in an infographic by gadget-insurance company Protect Your Bubble, smartphone theft is most likely to occur in Philly, followed by Seattle and Oakland, respectively. Rounding out the top ten are (in order of placement) are: Long Beach, Calif., Newark, N.J., Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, New York and Boston.

Meanwhile, the top places to lose a phone are at fast-food restaurants, drug stores, grocery stores, coffee shops and the office, respectively.

The infographic also reveals more about smartphone theft in various city. For example, phone thefts make up 40% of all robberies in New York City, and iPhones account for 70% of cell phones stolen on public transportation, such as subways and buses.

For a full look at how smartphones are stolen and lost nationwide, check out the infographic below.

Source: Mashable.com

Has Social Media Turned You Into A Zombie? – Infographic

Social media is great — it lets us have digital fun with friends, connects us with new people and quickly learn about the world beyond our backlit screens. With so much interesting content, sometimes it gets a little hard to peel our eyes and brains away from our tablets, laptops and smartphones.

We’ve all had friends who just can’t seem to look away from their devices. Their eyes become glazed. They only answer your questions with simple grunts or hollow laughs. Absorbed in their phones, they lurch down the street with jerky, disjointed steps.

In short, they become social media zombies — not dead, but not quite alive either.

This infographic, put together by Confused.com, takes a look at several of the most familiar breeds of social media zombie. There’s the “check-in zombie,” who can’t go to any game, restaurant or bar without telling their social networks where they are. There’s the “hashtag zombie,” whose social posts you can’t read #because of their #extreme #overuse of #annoying #hashtags. There’s also the “zombie bride,” who wants everyone on the Internet to be a part of their wedding planning process.

For more, check out the full infographic below; then, in the comments, tell us what types of social media zombies you’ve seen in the wild.

Source: Mashable.com

China To Become The Largest Smartphone Market In 2012 – Infographic

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This chart shows the five largest smartphone markets, based on their share of global smartphone shipments.

Source: Statista

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On The Go: Travelers And Their Mobile Devices – Infographic

For many travelers, skipping town for a bit is also a perfect excuse to get some mental distance from their omnipresent mobile devices. But the desire for digital distance comes with a layer of irony — those mobile devices are increasingly what make travel possible in the first place.

People rely more than ever on mobile technology to find and book travel reservations. A slew of stats from the Internet travel giant Expedia show just how much people plan their trips while already on the go.

More than 65% of people who book a hotel room within 24 hours of checking in do so from a mobile device, according to Expedia. More than 15% of travelers who book a flight 24 hours or less in advance do so via mobile. Both stats show how smartphones have given new power to the harried, last-minute traveler in recent years. Hotels with ratings between two and three stars are most commonly reserved via mobile devices, indicating that they’re likely the best (or most available) last-minute lodging option.

Nine of the top 10 cities for reserving rooms while on the go are in he United States, with Paris as the only outlier. In Las Vegas, a whopping 32% of all bookings are made on mobile devices. Los Angeles and Orlando also top 10%. And when do people use their mobile devices to plan trips? Friday and Saturday are the most popular days, showing again just how valuable smartphones have become for enabling that spontaneous weekend getaway.

Source: Mashable.com, Expedia.com

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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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The Decline Of The Music Industry – Infographic

Music is widely free on the Internet. In seconds, web surfers can access millions of song on YouTube or an unlimited live stream with digital services such as Spotify.

With smartphone apps, free music is even available to-go. So, with free all-you-can-stream services, have people stopped paying for music? The numbers say yes.

By 2016, record stores sales are projected to drop another 77.4%, according to The Wall Street Journal. Local music shops and large national chains will not fare well.

In 2011, digital music sales surged 8% globally, accounting for $5.2 billion in legal downloads. More people may be listening to music, but physical album sales will continue to decline.

Tune in to the infographic created by Total Bankruptcy for more trends in the digital music revolution.

Source: Mashable.com, Total Bankruptcy, Image courtesy of Flickr, Kashirin Nickolai

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Travelers Document Their Vacation Mobile – Infographic

As smartphone adoption rises, savvy mobile users are increasingly using their mobile phones to document their travels while they’re on the road.

Only a decade ago, a family trip wasn’t complete without a camera and video recorder, and if you were an über nerd, you might have even brought a laptop. Oh, and you couldn’t forget the extra SD cards and perhaps a card reader, just in case you decided to take a few thousands photos and ran low on storage. And, shucks, individual chargers for each device were a must. Honey, we’re gonna need a bigger bag!

In 2012, though, travelers are increasingly choosing to cut the cutter while they’re on-the-go by simply bringing their smartphones to snap and share photos. They’re doing double-duty by documenting check-ins on apps like Foursquare and Facebook.

New York-based social travel startup Tripl is in on the trend and put together an infographic showcasing how users are accessing mobile while traveling. The company illustrated data gathered within the first week following its launch last week. Tripl is an application that delivers daily stories of your friends’ travels through the geo-tagged content they share on Facebook and Foursquare…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, YinYang, tripl

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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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High Roaming Charges For Travelers – Infographic

Just when you thought you’d paid the last booking fee and covered the final rental car transaction, you’re suddenly hit with an outstanding roaming charge. Harummph.

Connected travelers who can’t go without their mobile devices are facing associated fees that seem to be higher than ever — or maybe it’s because they’re using more data than ever before. Either way, travelers have found ways to get around the dreaded roaming charge, or at least, reduce it as much as possible.

Communications app textPlus surveyed 500 respondents who use their mobile devices when traveling both domestically and internationally. The company created the infographic below based on its findings…Read More

Source: textPlusmashable.com, iStockphoto, Photomorphic