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[6 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]
Apple’s Screen Time app to help curb screen addiction

At the latest WWDC 2018 Conference, Apple announce upcoming iOS 12 apps to help curb our iPhone screen addiction. Screen addiction and it’s affects on both children and adults is widely documented. It’s also not as well known that many tech execs including Steve Jobs severely limited their own kids from using their own devices due to it’s addictive effects.

The new Apple Screen Time App will allow you to see how much time you are spending on your iPhone and what you apps you are spending time on. It will also allow parents to limit their children’s use of apps by putting specific time limits for individual apps.

Apps, News »

[1 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]
New app rewards discounts for not looking at your phone

An app called “Hold” launched in Norway in 2016, targeting college students. The app is simple in that it rewards users with discounts to businesses for staying off their phones…

Internet, News »

[23 Jan 2018 | One Comment | ]
New teen study shows more phone use leads to unhappiness

A new study on teen smartphone usage from San Diego State University showed that teens who spent more time on their smartphones were markedly unhappier. Professor Jean M. Twenge analyzed data of a survey given to more than a million U.S. 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. This survey asked the youth about their phone, tablet and computer usage as well as various questions about their happiness, relationships and social interactions…

Events, News, Social Media »

[21 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Check Out the Social Media Marketing World [Conference]

Want to learn about Social Media? Check out the Social Media Marketing World Conference! 100+ workshops and sessions led by leading marketers from top brands including the likes of IBM, Cisco, San Diego Chargers, Experian, Tyson Foods, SAP, Priceline, Dell and so on.

Advertising, News »

[20 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments | ]
More Advertising Leading to More E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

Did you know almost 7 in 10 middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette ads. E-cigarette advertising dollars have risen from $6.4 million in 2011 to $115 million in 2014…

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[5 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
California Governor Signs ‘Right to Die’ Legislation

It’s done. California has passed legislation that will allow terminally ill patients to legally choose to end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Jerry Brown an announcement today (OCT 5th) that he has signed this bill…

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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Cecil the Lion – Walter Palmer’s Non-Apology

Non-pology is where a person seems to apologizes but carefully crafts their words to not take any responsibility for what had happened and thus maintain their innocence and their pride. Politicians do it all the time. So do athletes. So do many ordinary people. We hear it all the time, though we might not always catch it. Some examples:

Internet, News »

[31 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]
Reading on your iPhone before Bed is Very Bad

How many of you read on your iPhone or iPad before going to bed?

Check some news?
Check your facebook?
Check your email?
Play some Angry Birds? Flappy Birds? Big Birds?
Poke around your apps for no good reason and waste a good 30 minutes?
Then feel tired the next day regretting it all?

Well guess what. It isn’t just the 30 minutes (or 2 hours) sleep you had lost. Additional New research suggest the problem is much more serious.

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[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
National Geographic Photo Winner – The Smartphone Stare

“I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture,” Yen told National Geographic. “On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to.”

News, TV Shows »

[4 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Need a 105-inch Samsung HD TV? Me too.

A sign of the world we live in.

105 Inch Curved 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

105 inches. Really? The kicker?
Price: $119,999.99

Don’t worry though, shipping is free with Amazon Prime.
Thank goodness.

What is better are the sarcastic, funny comments left by Amazon Reviewers poking fun at the ridiculous size & price of this TV.

Internet, News »

[22 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
How Technology Reduces Stress for Seniors

Computer technology has come a long way over the life of many seniors. To put this single lifetime of technological growth into perspective, Daily Crate reports that the computer that landed men on the moon had only about 5 one-millionths of a percent of the memory that the iPhone 5s possesses. Seniors living today have seen the creation of the Internet, the explosion of social media and the advent of smartphones. Although it can be daunting for some, there are many ways that modern technology can help improve the lives of senior citizens.

Advertising, Internet, News »

[25 Apr 2014 | 8 Comments | ]
Mobile Internet Advertising Surges Past TV Media Spend

For the first time in 2013, US internet advertising revenue has surpassed broadcast television advertising revenue.

Online ad sales in the US went up 17% to $42.8 billion according to data by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Broadcast Television came in second at $40.1 million. However television as a whole leads at a fairly wide margin if you combined the revenue totals of both broadcast and cable.