If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there’s a good chance that you have mobile apps on it. For many, it’s the reason we buy the devices in the first place. Apps often give us near-PC functionality without having to lug around an “archaic” laptop or even a netbook. The industry, as can be seen in this infographic, is becoming monstrous.
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Smartphones are in a constant state of connecting. Even when they aren’t necessarily “doing” anything, many of the apps sitting on the phone are trying to connect with this database or that information hub to get the data they need to work. In some cases, they’re attempting to get this information at all times.
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Most believe that Apple’s road to taking over mobile was a smooth one. They may not recall the first attempt to combine an iPod and a phone: the Motorola ROKR. The reason you may not recall the ROKR is that it failed miserably when it was released in 2005.
When people think of the cutting edge technology that’s driving innovation, they normally think of tablets and televisions, spacecraft and computer programs. Rarely does one think of taxi cabs, but that’s exactly what New York City and Nissan are hoping will drive the innovation of the future with their Taxi o Tomorrow campaign.
It’s really a non-debate. Most nerds and geeks are above the classifications that society likes to place on people, making them indifferent to the foibles inherent with any such concept as differentiation through labeling.