Smartphones

A smartphone, or smart phone, is a mobile phone with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic feature phones.Early smartphones typically combined the features of a mobile phone with those of another popular consumer device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), a media player, a digital camera, or a GPS navigation unit. Modern smartphones include all of those features plus the features of a touchscreen computer, including web browsing, Wi-Fi, and 3rd-party apps.Currently, about 90% of handset sales worldwide are for devices powered by Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile operating systems.
Posts about Smartphones
  • Will the Larger iPhone X Increase Distracted Driving?

    … These days, few events are more exciting than the unveiling of a brand new, beautiful Apple product—like the much-anticipated iPhone X. In anticipation of its release, many waited with bated breath. Along with this unveiling, however, comes a renewed interest in the role smartphones play in accidents caused by distracted driving, which…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • To Encrypt, Or Not To Encrypt, That Is The Question

    … including home computers, tablets, laptops and smartphones. Formal Opinion 477 builds off of two earlier ethics rules developments. In 2012, the ABA modified the comments to Model Rule 1.1—the duty of competence—to state that lawyers must “keep[] abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 18 readers -
  • CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

    … are transmitted via e-mail. Documents are created electronically with various software programs. And, finally, technology has made it convenient to create, access, store, share, and transmit documentation digitally through smartphones, tablets, or laptops (and various applications) – so technology enables things to be done remotely in the moment…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 15 readers -
  • 5 Common Causes of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents

    … smartphones when we think about distracted driving,1 distractions can take be much less high-tech. Some examples of the kinds of things that drivers can do and distract themselves include the following: Grooming Eating Texting Adjusting the radio Using a GPS device Reading Talking Looking at scenery Looking for objects in the car…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 14 readers -
  • Distracted Driving and Smartphones: How to Protect Yourself

    … According to statistics published by the federal government, distracted driving injured some 431,000 people during 2014.1 While distracted driving has certainly existed since the first driver has gotten behind the wheel, it is undeniable that smartphones present a particularly compelling and immersive distraction to modern drivers…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Can Social Media Companies be Liable for Distracted Driving?

    …. Unless a driver readily admits to using a phone or otherwise being distracted – which is not surprisingly very rare – you must find another way to prove their mental state at the time of a crash. An experienced car accident lawyer will know how to conduct a thorough investigation to collect any possible evidence of distraction. This can include…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • How Search Is Changing In 2017

    …. Mobile is King. Most people are using smartphones to search the internet these days, and Google has taken notice. It is not enough to have a mobile version of your website, you need Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Google will show a preference for websites and pages with AMP in search results over regular websites. Site speed is important…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 15 readers -
  • What’s Your Damage, Apple?

    … The opinion of the Supreme Court is in, in Samsung v. Apple, and the news is not appetizing for Apple. Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous Court, did just enough to (temporarily?) undo the $399–million verdict Apple had secured in this skirmish of the smartphone wars for infringement of its design patents. But the Court did little more…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Distracted Driving Accidents

    …. Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving When you’re on the road, it’s important to pay attention to the one thing that will save your life as well as help you get to where you’re going: driving. With the proliferation of smartphones and high tech cars, drivers can become distracted easier than ever before. Distracted driving can take on many forms…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 20 readers -
  • Traffic Fatalities Rising Nationwide

    … Most people assume that texting and driving is a contributing factor to the startling jump in traffic fatalities. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and other researchers have stated that it’s too soon to determine whether smartphones have made our highways more dangerous. There could be a host of factors contributing…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • What Is Podcasting And How Can It Boost My Law Practice?

    …, making this audience yours for the taking. Starting a podcast allows law firms to further reach potential clients or connections who are much more likely to hear what you have to say because it is released from a much less-congested medium. Additionally, utilizing podcast directories and apps such as iTunes or Google Play Music will give you…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 23 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    …, while Uber has grown to a $60 billion capitalization and operates in nearly 500 cities around the world. Uber is an app for smartphones that connects riders with drivers. Fares are prepaid through the riders’ credit cards. Riders and drivers rate each other on the app, but riders are told that gratuities are baked into the fares, so they need…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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