Tweeting On The John [Infographic]

December 18th, 2012 Comments off

Have you ever tweeted on the toilet? Well, don’t be ashamed if you have, you aren’t the only one. In fact, 33% of people ages 18-24 tweet while on the loo. Another surpirsing fact, is that both men and women are equally likely to use social networks in the bathroom.

Gone are the days of using a book or magazine to pass the time while you’re doing your “business.” With the rise of smartphone usage, people have found an even better distraction while in the bathroom.

This infographic presented by emergencyplumber.uk.com highlights how people are using social media while in the bathroom and how it’s probably not the most sanitary idea.

Emergency Plumber warns against social media in the Bathroom

Plan Away Your Holiday Travel Woes – Interactive Guide

December 3rd, 2012 Comments off

If you’re not a fan of the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, take heart. The “getting there” part of the holidays doesn’t have to be painful. Whether you’re traveling internationally or domestically, the key to worry-free traveling is all in the preparation.

(click here) Home for the Holidays – HCCMIS

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Traditional to Digital Shopping Behavior

December 1st, 2012 Comments off

Do you have an addiction for saving money with coupon codes and online coupons? Does your addiction motivate you to find and sort through all the newspaper and mailbox coupons that you can get your hands on? You are a coupon clipper. You save to live and live to save. It’s what you do.

Savvy Shopper: Traditional to Digital Coupon Shopping Behavior – Valpak Online Coupons

Men In Pink Collar [Infographic]

November 28th, 2012 Comments off

With the unemployment rate still fairly high, men are looking for jobs in less traditional fields. More and more men are taking jobs in the pink collar industry. What is pink collar you ask? Pink collar describes jobs that are traditionally occupied by women, such as teaching and nursing.

Check out the infographic below presented by WorkBoots.com to learn more about men in pink collar.

How to Achieve Maximum Exposure for Your Android App? [Infographic]

November 23rd, 2012 Comments off

If you’re a geek like me, chances are you think about apps a lot.  Especially if you’re an app developer.  There’s a good chance that if you are an app developer, that you’re an Android app maker, as that’s become the prevailing technology that geeks are favoring.

Question is: how do you stand out from the crowd? This infographic, courtesy of StartApp, does just that.

Achieve Maximum Android App Exposure [Infographic]
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Facebook Psychology – Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? [Infographic]

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Is Facebook affecting the way our minds function?  It’s a safe bet to say that the vast majority of those looking at this infographic will have to resist the urge to click on the Facebook notification icon appearing at the top.

It doesn’t matter if  you know that isn’t an actual Facebook notification.  It doesn’t matter that you probably have your Facebook page open in another tab.  You still want to click the picture of a notification icon just to be sure nothing will happen.  This is the way our minds have been trained to react to things that have become staples of our society.

Think back to just one decade ago…  Can you remember when your social life was dependent on phone calls and “in person” interactions rather than written text, pictures and icons?

Take a look at this infographic brought to you by Best Masters of Psychology to learn more about the ways that online interactions are affecting our brains.  And, while you’re at it, go ahead and post it on Facebook for your friends to see! Addiction or not, this new method of communication doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Facebook Psychology
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Android™ App Reviews by Verizon

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Before downloading that new and popular app for your Android phone, Verizon has created an application to help you rate each of these apps before you download. The review offers more information than the user ratings that appear within the application in the Google Play Store and will include the security of the application, battery consumption, data usage, and user experience. The apps are selected based on their rank within the Google Play Store over a 30-day period. Apps that are preloaded on certain devices when bought from Verizon Wireless will not be rated. Each review will be rated on a 5 point scale from agree to disagree.

The security is rated on each app by being scanned to identify if the application can perform harmful activities or read private information without the users permission. Then, the risk level is evaluated based on the how it will affect you, your device’s performance and the information that is stored on the device itself.

The battery consumption is rated by the amount of battery drain from each application and how it is measured when the app is open and not being used at the time. The review also looks at whether the app is completely turned off when not in use. The battery drain is calculated when the app is not in use by comparing the battery drainage on two separate devices over a certain amount of time. One of the devices has the application running while the other does not. Then, the devices are allowed to fall into sleep mode and then the measurements of the battery drain are taken. The differences in drainage within the two devices will decide which one uses the most battery power when it is running in the background.

Data usage is measured with the amount of data that is being sent and received when the app is open and running while it’s not in use. A real time device data collections measures the performance and a diagnostic monitoring tool logs the data traffic during the testing.

Lastly, the review rates the user experience on the application. When seeing how well the app pleases each user, there are multiple experiences that are looked at; that the app is safe, stable, responsive, intuitive, easy to learn, simple, and polished. The evaluators for the applications use each app for 30 minutes and look for instances where the app might cause confusion or frustration with first time users. They make sure to pay attention to poor experiences that may result in mistakes in the use of the app.

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Behold, the HTC Rezound [Review]

October 12th, 2012 Comments off

I got a chance to spend several weeks testing out and using the Incredible and the Rezound.

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Who Is More Social? iOS vs. Android

October 11th, 2012 Comments off

How many uses do you have for your phone?  These days it is pretty much assumed that people use their cell phones for much more than just talking to mom.  With the rise of the Android and iOS revolutions, people can be connected to others virtually anywhere they go.  But when it comes down to it, who is using their social media devices to their fullest potential? The results may surprise you.

Check out this infographic presented by StartApp to see what we discovered!

 

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Your Dirty Habits Make Me Sick

September 21st, 2012 Comments off

There are germs everywhere! On your phone, keyboard, mouse, basically anywhere you can imagine. But getting sick from these germs can be prevented by getting rid of your dirty habits. Washing your hands is one of the most important and best ways to avoid getting sick from stagnant germs.

Check out this infographic presented by ionSwipes to learn more.

Daily Habits Making You Sick [Infographic]
Courtesy of ionSwipes and Keeping it Kleen

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It’s Alive! The Social Media Monster

September 14th, 2012 Comments off

We love our social sites, but let’s be honest, they can be very distracting. I’m sure we are all guilty of spending more time than we care to admit on our favorite social site. The thing is, it’s not that big of a deal when you are at home, however, when you are at work, it can affect your job immensely.

Many businesses are taking matters into their own hands, and blocking social media sites on their network so that employees cannot get on them. This can be effective, or we could all take a step back and take a break from the addictive social sites that seem to waste so much of our precious time.

Check out the infographic below presented by RedeApp to learn more about how distracting social media really is.

Social Media Monster [Infographic]
Courtesy of Red e App

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The Luxurious Guide to Mailing Your Family

September 12th, 2012 Comments off

You would never dream of shipping your family, or would you? Before shipping your family, there are a few guidelines to follow to make sure they get there in style and on time. And don’t forget to choose next day shipping!

It’s all about making your loved one comfortable on the trip. When shipping a someone warm blooded, the temperature must remain between 45 and 85 degrees at every city on the route. Also, be sure the package is made of wood, plastic or a similar material with a minimum of 275 pounds bursting strength and large enough to stand, sit, and lie comfortably, and in a natural manner. The box should be a standard shipping container and be designed so that the living cargo doesn’t topple over.

You don’t want any suffocating to occur, always ventilate the package. A minimum of 16% of the total surface area should be ventilated. If you’re traveling in winter, use fewer holes to maintain a comfortable and warm temperature within the package.

So, whatever it is you’re shipping, make sure it arrives in style. And don’t forget to label your package with “LIVE ANIMAL”, to inform the shipper that you have precious cargo on board.


Gift Packaging with style – RetailPackaging.Com

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