Smartphones and tablets continue to top Christmas lists this year, as the mobile revolution sweeps into 2013. But Santa is increasingly fielding app requests, too, since even smartphones aren’t terribly bright without quality content.
Did you know that your digital data isn’t just for those you follow on Twitter or people on your friends list on Facebook? There is a large, growing and yet unregulated market for your digital information. It’s not uncommon for data about you to be consumed by your doctor’s office, your car or even your refrigerator.
For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Google made a big splash this week with the release of its much-anticipated Google Maps for iPhone. The wait is finally over and we can all move on from our complaining about the lack of public transportation directions and the inaccuracies of Apple Maps to figuring out which app we like best. I won’t try to do a side-by-side comparison of the two apps – many, more qualified people have done this already (this is a pretty insightful and comprehensive review).
An interesting infographic came out this month on the trajectory of iOS devices in today’s higher education institutions. The Australian think tank Open Colleges culled the core set of global data available on how far up the ivory towers we now find Apple fan boys, fanatics and fellows.