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Today, 68% of U.S. adults have a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, and tablet computer ownership has edged up to 45% among adults, according to released survey data from the Pew Research Center. Smartphone ownership is nearing the saturation point with some groups: 86% of those ages 18-29 have a smartphone, as do 83% of those ages 30-49 and 87% of those living in households earning $75,000 and up annually.Continue reading
The percentage of U.S. homes with high-speed broadband Internet service has significantly fallen for the first time, as a growing number of Americans are relying solely on mobile broadband service via smartphones. Overall, about 67% of U.S. homes have broadband connectivity, down from 70% in 2013, according to the new Home Broadband report, out today from the Pew Research Center. On the rise: those who connect to the Net using only smartphones, now at 13%, up from 8% two years ago. That boosts the total Americans with broadband via home and mobile connectivity at 80%, compared to 78% in 2013.Continue reading
There’s a new way to peel the world away from the Internet: Star Wars. At the time of the first IMAX showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in countries including the United States and Russia, Internet traffic dropped significantly. In Germany, that traffic drop was the highest, at 11.7%, according to data from cybersecurity firm Imperva Incapsula’s blog.Continue reading
You can insure your home, your car and your life. Now you can also insure against cyberbullies.Continue reading
Getting an iPhone or iPad for a child may seem like an accident waiting to happen, but help is at hand. As horror stories flood the press of little tykes running up credit card bills with in-app purchases, it’s only natural to worry about what’s going on behind that big metal tablet. Thankfully, Apple has made a range of tools so parent s can help keep their child safe. Here are the four most crucial safety tips for iOS devices.Continue reading
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