January 20, 2010 |
The amount of time young people spend consuming media has ballooned with around-the-clock access and mobile devices that function practically as appendages, according to a new report. Young people now devote an average of seven hours and 38 minutes to daily media use, or about 53 hours a week -- more than a full-time job -- according to Kaiser Family Foundation findings released today. A few years ago, the same researchers thought that teens and tweens were consuming about as much media as humanly possible in the hours available.
July 25, 2012 |
Apple Inc.'s new Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, comes with more than 200 new features, which can make it slightly intimidating. But don't fret. With time, you'll learn many of them, and for now, just focus on its best features. Here are 10 of the coolest new additions to Apple's Mac OS X. Check them out, and point out any we've missed in our comments below. Messages By far my favorite new feature, Messages replaces iChat, and with it comes all the functionality of iMessages, which lets you send free SMS-like messages to and from most Internet-connected Apple devices.
January 25, 2013 |
To help cellphones, tablets and other mobile devices further take over your life, Quirky has released the Pivot Power Mini, a power outlet attachment designed to charge as many as four pieces of electronics at the same time using only outlet. The Pivot Power Mini has two traditional grounded outlets and two USB ports. The design folds for easy travel. The price: $24.99 through Quirky's online store . Designed by 23-year-old Jake Zien, the Pivot Power Mini is an after-market version of built-in USB wall outlets now being installed in some homes.
April 29, 2011 |
HBO is going mobile. The pay TV network on Monday will begin offering its subscribers access to watch HBO programming on Android mobile devices and Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad tablet. "That device has changed television," HBO Co-President Eric Kessler said this week, pointing to an iPad during an interview at the company's Santa Monica offices. HBO hopes the iPad will kick-start HBO Go, the online viewing option for current HBO subscribers that the network launched last year.
May 9, 2012 |
For Facebook Inc., the No. 1 challenge is making money from mobile devices. And it's warning investors that so far its ad business is not keeping up with the shift to mobile devices, a crucial point as Facebook heads into the last stretch before its initial public stock offering. The Menlo Park, Calif., company's executives have been fielding questions about its mobile advertising strategy during the roadshow this week. Facebook flagged the potential slowdown in advertising growth in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
October 13, 2010
Might we see iPads popping up in the hands of hospital staff? Well, it depends. Ottawa Hospital in Canada, is distributing hundreds of iPads to doctors and nurses to view X-ray and MRI images and access other medication information, according to "The electronic health record meets the iPad" posted by IT World Canada. However Dr. Satish Misra, writing earlier this year for iMedical Apps, expressed concerns about the use of iPads in hospitals: Can they be properly disinfected?