Category Archives: Mobile

Introducing Shots of Me, the New Selfie-Sharing App Backed by Justin Bieber

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Every so often, a cultural trend becomes a phenomenon. Malcolm Gladwell called it the tipping point. General nostalgia classically refers to it as the zeitgeist. And, alas, surely as Chuck Taylors compliment skinny jeans, sometimes these phenomena meet, the wake of which leaves us in a changed world. Enter Shots of Me, the spanking new Bieber-backed, feature-packed – that’s right…

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Smart Phones, Smart Teens – App Downloads Rising Along with Awareness of Privacy Concerns

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I Kissed a Girl! That was easy. I just put together a few pictures and I have the answer to my latest trivia challenge on 4 Pics 1 Song, the number 1 downloaded free app in the App Store. The admirable runner up is Amateur Surgeon. Yes, it’s exactly like it sounds, and more – the first line of the…

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Tech-Savvy Researcher Feature – Google’s New Chromecast is Bringing Mobile Home

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Maybe I’m old school, but I’ve always been suspect of watching internet video on my phone. Doesn’t mean I don’t do it, but there’s always a latent uneasiness, like I’m selling myself short but there’s no other option. I still laugh at the dancing dog youtube video a friend texted, still well-up at the facebook videos of my baby nephew…

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Second Screen Apps, Vine, & Twitter

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This Week in Social Tech: Second Screen Apps Lack Luster, Vine Swinging to the Top of the App Store, and Twitter Tackles Trending Tunes The age of the argument is over. Gone are the days when pseudo-intellectual debates at the bar or coffee shop escalate to fisticuffs. Long before it comes to blows, we whip out our smart phones to…

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Tech-Savvy Researcher Feature – All Teens Online, One in Four Go Mobile-Only

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It’s hard to forget the cacophonous bleeps, fuzz and buzz of our modem logging onto AOL in our pre-teen years. An exciting, confusing time when popular use of the internet was dawning, but so frustrating was that noisy wait to discover whether or not we had mail. There are few things we could hate so much as a kid but…

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Pheed Me: Teens, Innovation and Monetization Fuel Success of Latest Social Media App

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Influence is a funny thing. One never can tell just who will sway them to try the latest shoe style, iphone case, or say, social media app. There is an easy answer of course: celebrities. Who doesn’t want to rock the same styles as their favorite pop artist or movie star. But the time may be coming for celebrity influence,…

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Tech Savvy Researcher Feature: The “Second Screen” and the expansion of mobile networking

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“OMG Walking Dead!” Yes, that was the most common post in my Facebook Newsfeed during the last airing of the hit AMC show. The hit show that I’ve never watched. But maybe now I will – a 500-friend recommendation is not too shabby. But the focus in a report recently put out by Nielsen on the climate of social media…

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The Tech-Savvy Shopper – Millennials using Smart Phones to find the Best Deals

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It is Thanksgiving eve. I stand daydreaming in a long line at the grocery store, and am suddenly yanked from my pre-holiday reverie when I notice the person being checked out is playing with his phone. His phone! In line! Egregious. Inconsiderate. Unacceptably rude to hold up a line because you can’t put your phone away.  But just before I…

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