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/ 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- 16 readers -

    … Cyber security insurance is a relatively new insurance product that has probably become more popular and important in today’s digital age. Think about it. Almost everything is created, transmitted, shared, and stored digitally. Companies utilize cloud-based platforms to store documents, share documents, and transmit documents. Documents…

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

    … Thousands of people are injured in motorcycle accidents every year. Here are some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents in the Philadelphia area. Distracted Driving Distracted drivers are less aware of their surroundings and often do not see motorcyclists until it is too late. While many of use tend to immediately think about…

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

    … Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States, in part due to the rise of smartphones and mobile apps. We are constantly connected to our friends and family, our email, and our social media accounts and this constant connectivity brings about a sense of urgency for many people when it comes to communication. For example, when someone…

    Gabriel Levin/ 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?

    … question, the Court pushed the several hundred million–dollar question of how to award damages to Apple in this case back to the court of appeals. The high court thereby ensured another chapter in this ongoing saga to be written by the Federal Circuit—on the more interesting question of whether the relevant article for purposes of calculating damages for Samsung’s infringement is a smartphone or a component of one. The post What’s Your Damage, Apple? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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

    …Statistically speaking, one out of every five car accidents is caused by a distracted driver. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident involving a driver who was distracted at the time (including texting while driving), call our Dallas car accident lawyers today at 1-877-405-4313 for free information on your legal options, and how we can help…

    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?

    … for your law firm? There are hundreds of reasons this idea could be one of your best yet. To break it down, here are the best examples of how your law firm can benefit from podcasting. Build Your Audience and Increase Traffic Sure, your law firm has a blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the other trendy marketing necessities. However, podcasts…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 23 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    … not even tip. Several competing ride share services, like Lyft, sprang up in Uber’s wake. The named plaintiff, Lamont Lathan, drove for Uber starting in January, about 15 hours a week. But he only made $30 to $60 a week, while incurring about $60 in weekly expenses, such as fuel, car payments and repairs, according to the suit. The suit takes issue…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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