Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

Android or iPhone? Teens’ Favorites Hint At College Plans

It turns out that choosing an Apple iPhone (or a Google Android device) has implications well beyond bragging rights or peer pressure at your local high school. New data shows that phone choices convey a lot about teens’ likely college plans, too.

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Millennials Would Rather Delete Their Main Calling App Than Snapchat

Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they’d rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. Read the article here.

It’s Good To Talk? Actually, No, I’ll Send You A Message, Say Mobile Phone Users

Almost one in three respondents in a major survey claimed they had not made any standard voice calls on their handsets in the last week. Read the article here.

If You Plan To Use A Tracking App On Your Teen’s Phone, You Must Tell Them

With 73% of teens having their own smartphones now, according to a 2015 Pew study, more and more of their parents are facing the question: To spy or not to spy?

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Smartphones Are Especially Essential for Millennial Mothers

A look at some common characteristics of millennial moms and how they are using digital, mobile and social media. Read the interview here.

Kids Bored with Facebook? What to Know About Their New Favorite Sites

Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety. Read the full article here.

Young Internet Users Say They Are Addicted to Their Devices

According to July 2016 research, more than half of internet users are addicted to them—and it’s most common among younger users. Read the article here.

The Anti-Cellphone Tech Used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses

A company called Graham Dugoni has created a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos at concerts and performances. Read the article here.

Now Teenagers Have Their Own Version of Tinder

Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over. An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.

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What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?

NOT long ago, many parents wondered at what age they should give their child full access to the car keys. Nowadays, parents face a trickier question: At what age should a child own a smartphone? Read the article here.