More news more often now on mobile
More news more often now on mobile

More Americans are getting more news more often now on mobile than ever before and a stark difference has developed about the watchdog role of journalists. The Pew Research Center published May 10 the results of its latest online survey of internet-connected Americans who participate regularly in the center’s American Trends Panel. “Nearly half of […]

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars
Drivers prefer smartphones in cars

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars over car makers’ built-in systems designed to provide entertainment, car functionality and navigation. This sounds dangerous on the face of it – and it is – until and unless the car systems can mirror successfully on, perhaps, bigger and less-distracting screens the same functions as our smartphones. As we know, […]

Facebook rules the app world
Facebook rules the app world

Facebook rules the app world. The top four most frequently downloaded apps in the first quarter of 2017 belong to the behemoth social network. Ah, hell, why are we still calling it just a social network? We all know by now Facebook wants to be your only portal to the digital world. And unless you’ve […]

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images
Google goes Pinterest with shopping images

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images by turning some ¬†search results – only a few for right now –¬†into clickable links for direct purchases. The new feature, which started rolling out last week to mobile searches and the Android search app, will enable shoppers to find in images which pop up in search result pages […]

Twitter customer service is on the spot
Twitter customer service is on the spot

Twitter customer service is on the spot. Twitter beefed up its customer service tools for companies and organizations to provide the location of customers – if the customers choose – and better map a response for additional help. Twitter has long been a valuable customer service opportunity for companies serious about customer service, providing immediate […]

Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify
Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify

On the road again with navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify are teaming up to link apps and work your tunes into your turns. Talk about a convenient and useful marriage of apps! “With no interruptions, you can navigate to your destination right within the Spotify app allowing you to still listen to all of […]

Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts
Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts

Broadband users can surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts than in middle America, according to a new report on connectivity speeds. What this means is residents of the American Midwest, the Great Plains, some parts of the South, the western mountain states tend to have slower internet speeds than residents of the U.S. East […]

Your website doesn’t have to be Top 100
Your website doesn’t have to be Top 100

Your website doesn’t have to be Top 100. It just has to work for you, be effective for you and the mission of your business or organization. But it needs to be effective. Lord knows, websites of the 20th Century just don’t work any longer (even though many are still around). Websites even two or […]

900 billion hours on mobile apps
900 billion hours on mobile apps

As inhabitants of Earth’s digital world we spent 900 billion hours on mobile apps in 2016. That is to say, all of us connected to the internet – around 3.2 billion people – used our mobile apps for 900 billion hours last year – or on average we spent 281.25 hours out of last year […]

Google Maps as a commute assistant
Google Maps as a commute assistant

Long a valuable and useful navigation and search assistant, with an update rolling out just last week we now see Google Maps as a commute assistant. Well, for Android users, anyway. Google says the update will roll out to iOS and other systems’ users soon. Android users will have, no doubt, noticed the relatively small […]