Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at, indeed, great at.

 

Tyler Cowen

Has our smartphone dependence become an addiction?

RATE THIS! +9
Posted in Online on 7th Mar, 2013 04:54 PM by AlexMuller

I know that I speak for many when I say that “I feel naked and completely lost when I forget my smartphone at home”.

 

We all worry about missing important texts, emails or losing out on the latest feeds and not capturing internet-worthy moments to share with our circle of friends. I guess that’s common for most digital omnivore like me but how does everyone else feel about their devices?


According to the 2012 Mobile MindSet Study, 73% of people panic when they realize that they misplaced their phone. That’s a huge chunk of people. At 21%, a smaller, although still sizable group of people said they even felt desperate or sick, which are extreme emotional reactions for losing an inanimate object, their smartphone.


These are valid concerns about losing our smartphone because we can’t get things done. The question I ask : Why is my digital life stuck in a smartphone? If my digital information (everything on my smartphone) is accessible from other devices (laptop, tablet, another smartphone), wouldn’t that enable me to be free from that one particular gadget?


If I could access my smartphone online, I wouldn’t miss any important calls or my text message history with the details on where to meet up with a friend. That’s where the pplconnect Virtual Smartphone app makes so much sense. The solution allows you to access and use anything that your smartphone currently does, on almost any internet enabled device.


Now, there’s more to it than being a glorified back-up system because I know that’s what you’re thinking right now. With a Virtual Smartphone, you’re not limited to using a screen size of 5” or less. We’ve all had those times when we wished would could have more real estate on our smartphone. I know I do when I get a flurry of text messages and I’m stuck on a small screen trying to reply to people. I also don’t bother to copy and paste links from my smartphone browser into a message, I wait until I get back to my computer. Smartphones are great but multitasking, file management, typing and screen size generally don’t have amazing user experiences.


At the right time, if you could use your laptop or desktop to do exactly what you do on your smartphone, it would be the best of both worlds.



Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-03-08
+2
Well, I spect I reckon we all finally agree on something. LOL Yes, of course, smartphones, heck any kind of cell phone, tablet, laptop, is an addiction! When people feel they can't live without them, they are an addiction, I spect. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-07-15
+0
A wonderful job. Super helpful inriomatofn. Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2016-07-24 20:25:29
    Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2016-07-24 18:38:25
    10 jobs that Artificial Intelligence and chatbots are.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2016-07-24 18:24:16
    Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression,.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2016-07-24 01:10:23
    Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans.....read more
    Posted in Hardware on 2016-07-24 00:41:02
    Russia's Plan To Spin Off a New Space Station From the ISS..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London's 1952.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Fruit and veggies give you the feel-good factor..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Imaging study in mice sheds light on how the brain draws a map.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Mice can see again! Visual activity regenerates neural.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Tiny bacteria-powered 'windfarm' for your phone?..read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me