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Smartphone users

Take control of your data to stay safe online: Google tells users

These recommendations are part of Google's latest campaign '#SecurityCheckKiya' that urges users to take control of their data.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Smartphone users in India install around 50 apps on average: Report

By category, the social media apps lead the usage with 76 percent of the users using them on a daily basis.

Dec 12, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

Smartphone users in India to double to 829 mn by 2022: Report

The total number of smartphone users stood at 404 million in 2017, while 27 percent of the population used the Internet last year, technology major Cisco's Visual Networking Index (VNI) said.

Dec 04, 2018, 13:05 PM IST

62% Indians run out of smartphone space every three months: Report

Almost 64% said they had lost a precious photo or video from their smartphone as a result of files not being backed up.

Mar 26, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Twitter may bring 'Night Mode' to desktops

The `Night Mode` has been seen on desktop in select users` accounts.

Aug 09, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

Anonymous app Yik Yak shuts down

Yik Yak, a mobile application which gained popularity for allowing users to make anonymous comments and which sparked debate on cyber bullying, has shut down.

May 01, 2017, 18:55 PM IST

Texting, entertainment equally important for smartphone users

Phone calls also accounted for another 22 percent of time, while social media and emails each accounted for 10 percent of respondents' time.

Feb 07, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

Smartphone 'most indispensable' travel companion for Indians: Study 

At least 60 percent travellers who check in with work during a vacation say their travel partner or spouse does not mind. However, among Indians, who are the most likely to check in with work, one-fifth admit that their spouse or travel partner does get annoyed.

Jan 16, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

US, UK Smartphone owners prefer 5.3-inch screens

Android users were more likely to favour a larger screen size

Dec 21, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Most smartphone users will reveal nude pictures than banking data

The majority of smartphone owners would rather have nude pictures publicly exposed than their banking information.

Nov 19, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Smartphone health apps may pose privacy risk

Some clinically-accredited smartphone health apps may be sending unencrypted personal and health information, putting the privacy of users at risk, a new study has found.

Sep 25, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

Smartphone users spend 169 mins daily on their devices: Vserv

Smartphone users in the country spend an average 169 minutes (about three hours) per day on their devices, a report by mobile advertising company Vserv said Wednesday.

Jul 29, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

Smartphone users' unhealthy habits

According to an online survey conducted by KRC Research, many smartphone users around the world have admitted to take their phones almost everywhere they go, even while they sleep!

Jul 29, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

Smartphones may be inspiring millennials to cook at home

The smartphone is becoming the ultimate sous-chef for millennials who are turning to their devices at every phase of the cooking journey - deciding what to make and learning how to prepare it, a new study has found.

Jul 10, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

Indians spend 47% of time on apps like WhatsApp, Skype: Report

Smartphone users in India spend 47 percent of their time on communication applications such as WhatsApp, We Chat, Hike and Skype which are key driver of mobile broadband usage, says a report.

Jun 28, 2015, 12:35 PM IST

Now, Belgian smartphone addicts can walk and talk in their 'own lanes'

Can't keep your eyes off your phone? Now, people can stay connected at all times without worrying about running into another car, as Belgium has created a separate lane for smartphone addicts.

Jun 16, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Surge in smartphones' popularity, social media threaten online news providers

A surge in the use of smartphones as the leading device for accessing online news and the growing influence of social media could lead to an uncertain financial future for news organisations worldwide, a think tank said on Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

Smartphone overuse bad for your hand

Frequent smartphone users are more likely to have an enlarged median nerve and have their hand function and pinch strength impaired, says a new study.

Jun 13, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

70% people use smartphones while driving: Study

While texting (61 percent) and emailing (33 percent) are still the top activities of the drivers.

May 20, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

70% people use smartphones while driving: Study

Most people at some point of time use their smartphone while driving. And the use is not just confined to making or receiving calls as some people also click selfies while driving, a new study says.

May 20, 2015, 15:12 PM IST