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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows
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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows

Handheld mobile computing failures are frustrating delivery drivers, warehouse workers, retailers and emergency services personnel across the UK and costing business. On average, the handheld mobile computing devices with bar code readers fail more than 2.5 times a year[1] and take 2.6 days or more to replace or repair, according to workers in the latest research undertaken by Opinion Matters, on behalf of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK. On average over 63% of workers felt their handheld device was more prone to failure than other technology devices they used. But in this fast-paced business world, device users were certainly not treating their handhelds with kid gloves. Workers reported device damage was caused by a wide variety of issues from drops and spills, to being left in freezing or meltin...
American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet
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American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet

Americans, it seems, are very attached to their smartphones. According to the latest stats from the Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study, Mobile Devices, be they smartphones, Tablets or in-between devices like Phablets are using them more than ever to access the Internet. These Pew Research Studies are interesting, as it gives us as Jamaican an idea of what's in store for us when we eventually achieve smartphone penetration levels similar to that of our most northerly neighbor. Pew Research Study on Smartphone Use in 2015 – Why Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet The Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study revealed that Americans use smartphones as their main source of Internet access: 64% of Americans own a smartphone 10% of smartphone owne...
StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google
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StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google

Online Student Assistance website StudyBlue has come out with some self-serving statistics that, interestingly, stands up to basic scientific scrutiny, if it wern't so self serving. Their results based on a survey of over one million (1,000,000) StudyBlue users over the Fall 2011 semester who use their study card and other study paraphernalia and services (hence my comments of self-serving promotion!!) can be best summarized in the infographic below: The results in words is summarized as thus, for those of you who don't like pretty pictures: College and High School students with  smartphones study classes material for approximately 40 minutes more per week than students with no smartphone College and High School students use the smartphone for studying while commuting or when at...