Adults age 25 to 44 are the demographic group with more smartphones

By Daniel Iglesias Castillo
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A new study released by Nielsen has shown that smartphone penetration in the US as risen to 43% of the cellphone population. Out of that 43% the highest demographic was adults age 25 - 44 with 62% this is huge considering it was 41% last year. Although the penetration of smartphones is growing it is not doing so as fast as expected. Analysts and specialists were hoping that smartphone usage would've increase to 50% by this time a year. What I found shocking the most is that only 77% of the total US population has a cellphone whether is a smartphone or not. That percentage is lagging compared to other developed nations. The numbers are expecting to increase this upcoming holiday season with new phones on the market like iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy II and Nexus.



IPads Change Economics, and Speed, of Hotel Wi-FiArticle

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The iPad is the fastest-selling device in consumer electronics history and with that new demands and expectations have been placed. Smart phones and iPads are constantly changing our society and the way we do things. With the huge amount of people using the iPad a fast wi-fi internet connection is needed when visiting a hotel. Unfortunately there isn't enough bandwidth to go around and there lays the problem. Some hotels already offer free wi-fi but for how long will that last as the demand increases and speed decreases. A lot of the things we do is done via the internet so having a strong connection is essential. I personally wouldn't stay at a hotel if they didn't have wi-fi. Hopefully this doesn't cause a huge increase in prices for wi-fi connection at these hotels as I am a fan of the free wi-fi connections.
Apple Says iOS 5 Bugs are Causing iPhone 4s to Suck Battery Power like a Hungry Vampire

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With any new technology comes issues and complaints and this time Apple is experiencing software problems that are sucking battery power out of iOS 4s iPhone's like hungry vampires (interesting now that Halloween has just passed). After hearing reported rumors from 4s users, Apple has recently discovered that the battery draining issues are not due to defective hardware, but they are being caused by bugs in the software itself. The 4s has previously been reported as having a very unimpressive battery life, a reported 200 hours that the device can stay powered while inactive (which is actually 100 hours less than the iPhone 4). There have been no recent reports from Apple indicating that they will fix these issues. Hopefully there will be some sort of update (iOS 5) in the near future that will help eliminate battery life issues. We'll see!
Written by: Megan Vaughn

Cellphone addiction effecting adults & the "Born To Be Wired" GenerationBrain_Cell_Phones.jpg
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A recent study has shown that teenagers and adults have become way too attached to their smart phones. This addiction is causing a lack of sleep, while also affecting the school performance and overall health of this generation. When asked to shut off their hand held devices, these children rebel against their parents and teachers by simply putting their phone on vibrate. According to Dr. Ray Holt, this type of behavior could result in slipping grades, mental and physical health issues, and could even increase the risk for drug abuse. Another study showed that one-third of Americans would rather sleep with their I-phones than with their significant other (are you kidding me?!). However, there is a solution to all the madness. Android has launched an application, known as "Shut Eye," that analyzes a mobile user's body clock and suggests when to take a nap. "Sleep as a Droid" is another app that detects one's body movements in order to figure the sleep stages of an owner so that the app will wake him or her up at accordingly optimal times. I, too, have come up with a solution. It is to turn off your phone when you want something to get done.
Written by: David Garcia

52 Percent of Kids Under Age 8 Have Access to Mobile Mediat1larg-1.jpg

ArticleMobile devices are becoming extremely prevalent for the younger generation of children 8 and younger. According to Common Sense Media, a non-profit group that studies childrens’ usage of technology: 52 percent of all children 8 and younger have access to mobile devices at home like a Smartphone, video iPod, iPad or other tablet. This study shows that during a "typical" day, 11 percent of those young ones use a cell phone or other mobile devices for "media consumption," spending an average of 43 minutes with them. Additionally, among the parents of these children, 29 percent have downloaded apps, or applications, specifically for their children to use on phones. For many years TV has been the leading tech babysitter for many children in the home; but with the advancement of mobile technology there has been an increasing demand for parents to purchase the latest Iphone or Andorid. With various types of mobile media now available, things are changing and changing fast. In order to take advantage of this information, the mobile media market needs to set their sights on the 8 and younger populations. A favorable step would be to advertise and produce kid friendly mobile applications, and games, in which parents feel safe acquiring on their personal phones to allow their kids to use. If the mobile media industry is successful in reaching this particular audience they will be able to sustain their popularity for the future. Written by: Julia Gurgel