There is no doubt that we are living in a mobile era, with most of us owning at least one mobile device, the most popular of these being the smartphone. In fact, the smartphone is so important to us that to lose it or have it stolen adds up to a minor disaster for many people.
We use our smartphones for so many daily tasks that, at one time, would have eaten into our busy days. Browsing and buying goods and services as well as other tasks like banking and keeping a check on our health are all carried out using the mini computers, and it is estimated that, on average, we check our screens at least 150 times each day.
Not only are we using our devices to carry out daily tasks, but we are also using them to source entertainment. Once, it used to be fashionable to have a mobile phone that sported a small screen but as that has been completely turned on its head the screens of today's smartphones work perfectly well with many games with sites like Conquer Casino optimising games for the smaller screen which means that you can even enjoy live dealer games whilst on the go.
We love the convenience of being able to pick up a game whenever and wherever we choose and sites like Conquer Casino also offer a wide selection of popular slots and other classic casino games that can be enjoyed for a few minutes or longer if the opportunity arises.
Even though we have come to take our smartphones for granted they have led to significant shirts in how we interact with each other and the world, so much so that now the smartphone (or its usage is gaining significant bad publicity.
In some studies, smartphone and tablet use has been stated as the main reason for radically changing every single aspect of teenagers lives and this includes the way that they interact to the state of their mental health.
This trend appears over all of the world, in every household whether poor or rich, and in every ethnic background. It seems that where there is a cell tower there will be teenagers living their lives through their smartphones.
Negative information, however, is not going to see hundreds of thousands of people suddenly power off and hide their devices in a drawer, but there are a few things that you can do if you think you might be one of those users that is relying on their mobile devices to a silly degree.
Remember, don't replace fact to face interaction with those electronic ones as building strong social relationships is good for us. Sure, using our smartphone to avoid face to face contact can be handy at times, but remember not to make it the norm.
Be mindful of who is about you and try not to use your smartphone when you are in a group of friends. Being accused of phubbing (phone snubbing) in favour of actually talking to the person in front of you now ranks as one of the major reasons for relationship breakdowns, and no wonder as no one likes to come second to a bright little screen.
Trying to keep your phone out of sight can be difficult for some people, especially if they are used to checking it every so often to see what has been added to Facebook or other social media sites, remember checking your phone is no reason to stop socialising with real, live people.
There have already been plenty of rumors about Samsung's upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S8, but Samsung is putting on the screws to keep the rumor lid tighter now. A report by the Korea Herald states that Samsung has informed all its supply chain partners and employees to practice caution and keep any details about the S8 a secret. In fact Samsung is taking it seriously enough to send out an email to all its employees that makes no secret about the company's belief; leaks regarding operational secrets of Samsung could "cause irreversible ramifications, posing a great financial risk on the company."
Leaks have often worked in favour of products around the world as they help to build excitement and anticipation in the same way as marketing does. However, it seems that the disaster with the Galaxy Note 7 has shaken up Samsung quite a bit and they are unwilling to take any chances whatsoever. That being said, the task of keeping the S8 a secret is almost an impossible one to be honest. There are literally hundreds of suppliers that Samsung closely works with, in addition to the thousands of people employed under them. To keep it a complete secret, Samsung will have to dedicate far too much attention to innumerable aspects.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The most popular social network website, Facebook, has changed its Logo... A minor change to the logo's font, However, you will still see the iconic "F" logo that one doesn't change but wherever else the full name is used, you will eventually see a new wordmark designed in collaboration by Facebook's in-house design team and Eric Olson of Process Type Foundry.
Facebook's New logo used a font which is more simple, here's what the facebook team said about this new logo:
When Facebook's logo was first created in 2005, the company was just getting started and we wanted the logo to feel grown up and to be taken seriously. Now that we are established, we set out to modernize the logo to make it feel more friendly and approachable. While we explored many directions, ultimately we decided that we only needed an update, and not a full redesign. We worked with Eric Olson - whose typeface Klavika was used in the original logo - and developed a custom typeface to reflect where we are now and where we are headed.
- Josh Higgins, Facebook Creative Director