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Research Shows Dependence on Smartphones Weakens Intellect

According to recently shared data by Apple, an average user pulls the iPhone out and uses it some 80 times a day. This means that you will be consulting your smartphone nearly 30,000 times over the coming year. And while it’s hard to find another product that can provide so many useful functions, scientists are exploring what happens to...

Research Shows Toddlers Who Use Touch Screens Sleep Less

According to a new study by researchers at Birbeck University of London, toddlers between 6 and 11 months who play with smartphones or tablets get slightly less sleep than those who don’t, BBC reports (via Engadget). The study involving 715 parents found that every hour of touchscreen use results in 15.6 minutes less of sleep on average, meaning...

Study Claims Canada has the Most Affordable Internet in the World

A new study, titled 'The Inclusive Internet,' was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) early this morning. The study measured prices and the competitive environment for both wireless and wired broadband services all around the world. The report found that Canada topped the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and 70 other countries. This...

Apple Music Tops J.D. Power’s First Streaming Music Satisfaction Study

According to J.D. Power's first ever streaming music satisfaction study published on Wednesday, Apple Music is rated the top streaming music service when it comes to customers satisfaction. The research data shows that 35 percent of polled Apple Music subscribers were "strongly committed" to the service, while Spotify and Google Play Music were tied for...

Always Hold the iPhone in Your Right Hand While Making Calls, Here’s Why

According to a new study carried out by Professor Gert Pederson from Denmark’s Aalborg University on behalf of several telecomms authorities across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, you may be ruining your call quality by holding the iPhone in your left hand, as doing so impairs the antenna signal, The Telegraph is reporting. The study tested 26 popular mobile...

Apple Watch Users Glance 60 to 80 Times Daily at their Wrists

A new study by a web-based research firm Wristly.com, that conducts weekly surveys among some 2,400 Apple Watch owners, has revealed that Apple Watch owners check the time 30 or 40 times a day in interactions that last an average of 3.8 seconds (via Fortune). According to co-founder Bernard Desarnauts, the 1,450 respondents to this week’s survey use their watch...

Experts Say Smartphones Should Have An Automatic “Bedtime Mode”

Leading sleep experts say that all smartphone manufacturers should include an automatic "bedtime mode" to help users sleep easily at night, Engadget reports. A recent study conducted by Paul Gringras, a professor at Evelina London Children's Sleep Medicine and King's College London, analyzed the light emissions of a smartphone, tablet and a backlit e-reader, revealing that while...

Many iPhone Fitness Apps Ignore Comprehensive Workout Guidelines: Study

According to a recent study, many workout apps for the iPhone are too narrow in focus and omit important guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Researchers at the University of Florida tested 30 popular free apps, examining them for their handling of three essential aspects of fitness: aerobic exercise, strength/resistance, and...

Study Claims iPhone Users Eat Healthier than Android Users

Some interesting facts, data and wild speculations put together in a recent study carried out by Eat24 have revealed that iPhone users are generally healthier than Android users. Using data from their iOS and Android apps, they monitored user ordering habits from the last few months. Apparently 27% of iPhone users clicked “Healthy” before anything else, compared to...