People rely more than ever on mobile technology to find and book travel reservations. A slew of stats from the Internet travel giant Expedia show just how much people plan their trips while already on the go.
The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t. All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic.
Most kids know using a mobile phone while driving is a bad idea, but nearly 60-percent of high school seniors admitted in a recent CDC study that they text while driving. Now a new free app (android, app store) called DriveScribe is a game-changer which turns your phone into a “driving coach.”. The app monitors speed, and blocks all texts, updates and calls while the car is in motion. It uses GPS, social media, real-time voice feedback and a jamming function to block texts and calls. The app will tell drivers to slow down if they’re going too fast. ToRead More
Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1.Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year over year employment growth, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Dice.com reported a 100 percent increase in job posting for mobile app developers between 2010 and 2011. Developers with the right mix of skills can find boundless opportunity in the multibillion-dollar mobile app industry. Learn what it takes to become a mobile software developer. Mobile app developers hail from different walks ofRead More
You're sitting down, working at your computer, like you are right now. Then your phone rings, or you grab a glass of water, or you need a potty break. You know you should turn off your computer to save energy, but you don't want to take the time to restart it when you get back. Or maybe energy conservation isn't the first thing on your mind. Now the Brazilian company Ecobenefícios has a simple idea to put a dent in this energy suck: the GreenCam, a free app that automatically turns off your monitor when you leave your desk. It usesRead More
Freelancers are a huge part of the workforce, with 42 million in the U.S. alone. And as one-man (or more commonly, woman) operations, they typically have to manage everything from accounting to sales to operations. So we’ve been extra-curious: What are the most popular apps used by freelancers? Below is an infographic showing the top 25 based on data from nearly 100 freelancers on BestVendor. It includes some newer apps that seem to be trending among freelancers, such as Harvest, Expensify, and Remember the Milk. Freelancers are all about the cloud. Not one piece of desktop software made theRead More
It's a question that faces all parents: How do I let my kids be kids while still keeping them safe? For parents who worry about their children’s whereabouts when they leave the house — there’s an app for that. Amber Alert GPS introduced a device and corresponding app Wednesday that allows parents to rest easy when the kids are away. The new device boasts GPS technology, AT&T connectivity and a corresponding online portal. This protection package features unique alerts for your child’s safety. Not only can users track their child’s whereabouts through GPS and zoning, they also have access to aRead More
Microsoft is offering 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition (32 and 64-bit versions in a varied languages) can be had for free at the Windows Dev Center developer downloads page right now. Before you get cracking on apps for Microsoft's new OS, however, you'll need to grab the newly released Visual Studio 2012 as well. The Express version which allows for Metro Windows 8-style apps only is free, while the full Visual Studio experience is only currently available to MSDN subs. Additionally, the folks in Redmond have made it easier to write those apps by releasing the new .NETRead More
The Internet learning portal Online-Education.net recently culled research and reports from a variety of sources to produce the infographic below taking a look at just how much people share online — and whether that crosses the line of good judgement.
Digital media agency Modea put together this infographic with findings from a February comScore report and visualized the power and growing popularity of this social media platform. With Pinterest infographic take a deeper look into the lives of Pinterest users, revealing everything from where they purchase their groceries to which mobile provider they use. Learn who’s visiting Pinterest, how they access information, their shopping and leisure habits, and much more. They even compared these habits to internet users at large, so you can get a handle on what is unique about Pinterest visitors.