I Bet You’re Famous on Social Media

“We’re all famous to a few people” is something my friend Joe Wison says… And, he has a great point. Think about the people you trade belly laughs with the most over social channels. Guess who’s famous? In today’s reality, the number of friends or followers you have through social platforms are details we all…

What’s Your Appetite for Apps?

In a recent post, I shared informal research on U.S. consumers’ habits with choosing and downloading smartphone apps. Nearly half of the survey respondents said they only opt for free apps, and nearly a third said that they carefully evaluate their choices… That made me wonder: How many apps do most people actually have? A…

If Smartphone Apps Were Cookies…

Since we’re all celebrating 45 great years with Sesame Street this week — including¬† the show’s many beloved characters — today’s post is focused on a question Cookie Monster would probably find fascinating: “If smartphone apps were cookies, how would you describe your habits with choosing/downloading them?” I posed this question via an informal survey…

Infographic: Top Smartphone Apps in the U.S.

When it comes to apps, Facebook and Google are forces to be reckoned with according to a new infographic from Statista. Pandora Radio and Instagram are also in the top-ranking Android and iOS apps as well. Whether your personal app use stacks up to match, it’s pretty clear that these are the apps to watch…

Digital Lifestyles: Retail Deals via Smartphone

The clock is ticking on the holiday shopping season, and smartphone-savvy shoppers are likely to have a plethora of deals at their fingertips this year. That’s according to a new study from RetailMeNot Inc. As the infographic excerpt here shows, collectively: More than 80 percent of retailers believe promotions via their own websites and apps…

Your Coffee or Your Smartphone?

Everyone has a daily routine of some kind. For millions of people this includes both coffee and smartphones. According to Statistic Brain, 100 million Americans drink coffee every day, and nearly 70 percent drink it within the first hour of waking up. Even more of us are using smartphones. Statista reports more than 160 million…

Phablet, Tablet or E-reader?

According to the Pew Research Center,¬†more than 50 percent of Americans now have a tablet or an e-reader. And IDC reports that, by 2015, phablet shipments will outnumber portable PCs and tablets. Chances are you either own or want to own one of these must-have devices. But choosing between them can be overwhelming because there…

Is Your iPhone Obsolete?

Since the release of iOS 8 earlier this week, tech reviews have been buzzing away. A recent tip of the day from iPhone Life Magazine points out a new time-saving feature that comes with the update. You can set your messages to automatically delete after a set amount of time. I’m already calculating the hours…