- Get your #baseball cap on! MLB Extra Innings is on free preview until May 5th. ^eo
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Our obsession with all things mobile continued this week as we considered swapping our computers for the mobile ease of tablets and drooled over the latest new smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S4’s motion control and the HTC One’s awesome audio are enough to consider a device upgrade – but how’s a girl to choose? We’ve also got some cool news about Twitter#music, Smart TVs and Rogers Anyplace TV, all in this week’s edition of weekend reading.
Trading for tablets
You see people scribbling notes on them in meetings and watching videos on them on airplanes. Toting a tablet has become a normal part of day to day life. But they’re now starting to replace our traditional desktop and notebook computers, we learned this week from MediaPost. Mojiva polled 1,000 U.S. adult tablet owners and found the majority, 84 per cent, now use their tablets for tasks they previously would have completed on their desktop or laptop. Nearly a quarter, 23 per cent, of those tablet owners spend two or more hours a day on their tablets, while 53 per cent are on their portable devices for at least one hour a day.
Tablets are also trumping smartphones for some functions. The survey found that 68 per cent of people would watch videos on their tablet but not their smartphone. And nearly half – 45 per cent – would shop online with their tablet, but not their smartphone.
Have you swapped your laptop for a tablet? Why? Why not?
You can now use social media to help predict which band will be the next big thing while you’re on the go. Twitter unveiled its new music discovery service on Thursday, with an iOS app and plans to expand to Android in the future. Called Twitter#music, it mines the social network for the most popular songs and artists and also suggests tracks, helping you populate new playlists wherever you are. The new interface, which also has a desktop option, allows users to play songs from Spotify, iTunes and Rdio – which means you’ll need a subscription – and, of course, share what they’re listening to. It’s now available in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Have you tried Twitter#music? What did you think?
The Samsung Galaxy S4, now available for pre-order (new customers) and reservation (existing customers) offers a ton of upgrades on the popular Galaxy III, including a new “Smart Pause” function that senses when you look away from the screen, stopping your video until you return. It also has a five-inch screen with a crystal clear 1080p display, a “Dual Camera” that allows you to simultaneously use both the 2 MP front camera and the 13 MP rear camera for photos and video calls and the “Air Gesture” function, which lets you accept a call with a wave of your hand.
Meanwhile the HTC One, available now for $149.99 with select three years plans, makes sure your music plays loud and clear thanks to “HTC BoomSound” and dual front stereo speakers powered by Beats Audio amplifiers. It also has an ultrapixel camera and a feature called “HTC Zoe” that automatically creates 30-second videos from your photos. And with the “HTC Blink-Feed” function, the home screen streams real-time social media updates from all of your friends. MobileSyrup says it is “currently the best smartphone on the market.”
Both phones are also built to run on the blazing fast Rogers 2600 MHz LTE spectrum, Canada’s fastest wireless internet.
What features are you looking for in your next smartphone?
Rogers Anyplace TV launches on LG Smart TVs
You could already catch your favourite shows with Rogers Anyplace TV on your tablet, smartphone, Xbox and computer. And as of this week, more than 1,000 hours of content is available through Rogers Anyplace TV on 2012 and 2013 LG Smart TVs, including OLED and Ultra HD models. This is the first on demand video app of its kind in Canada, which authenticates to Rogers customer accounts via Smart TVs. Rogers customers need to create a profile on RogersAnyplaceTV.com to catch up on shows from City, Global and CBC. Cable customers have access to premium programming from their existing TV package subscriptions.
What’s your preferred screen for streaming your favourite shows?
Jennifer is a regular RedBoard contributor.
I’m talking, of course, about Saturday morning cartoons, such as SpongeBob Squarepants. Who doesn’t remember watching Bobby’s World before class? Who was your favourite Care Bear? And of course, Bugs Bunny and his Friends could always be counted on for some laughs.
With channels such as Nickelodeon, Teletoon Retro, Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, your kids can get their cartoon fix like never before. These channels are all also available on Rogers Anyplace TV, meaning you can watch many of them from your device of choice (computer, tablet or smartphone) wherever you are.
Thanks to Teletoon Retro and Nickelodeon, which all Rogers cable customers can receive on Rogers Anyplace TV for free until April 5, you can share some of your favourite childhood shows with your children. We recently chatted with Toronto blogger Emma Waverman about doing just that.
Were you a fan of Saturday morning cartoons? What was your favourite cartoon growing up?
I was a fan of Saturday morning cartoons. I remember sitting on the couch with my sister and a cereal box hoping that my mother wouldn’t wake up so we could keep watching.
We loved Josie and the Pussycats and Scooby-Doo and the Justice League – especially with the Wonder Twins. But the best thing that could happen on a Saturday morning was when Schoolhouse Rock! put on “Conjunction Junction”. We loved that one – partially because we never knew when to expect it!
Why were those cartoons your favourite?
I always liked the shows that had girls as the main characters — they were few and far between though!
You have kids now, what are some of their favourite shows?
My boys, especially my 9-year-old, love anything to do with superheroes; so Justice League, the Avengers, Iron Man. And my 7-year old daughter sometimes gets a chance to watch the girlie shows like My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. But she also likes superheroes and dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween two years in a row.
Are you excited to introduce them to the shows you loved as a kid with Teletoon Retro on Rogers Anyplace TV?
Any time you can sit and bond with your kids and introduce them to a little bit of your own history, it’s a good thing. Sometimes the retro cartoons give us a chance to talk about how some things have changed about the world, and some things haven’t.
As a mom, what do you like most about Rogers Anyplace TV?
My daughter often steals my iPad and watches cartoons while her older brothers are watching shows that are just too scary for her. She knows how to work the iPad better than I do.
Where is the oddest place you, or your kids, have used Rogers Anyplace TV?
I found my daughter hiding under the dining room table watching retro cartoons the other day. It took me a while to find her!
What was your favourite Saturday morning cartoon?
Sarah is a regular contributor to RedBoard
Treehouse, YTV, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Family Channel, Nickelodeon, CBC Kids, Teletoon and Teletoon Retro available on Rogers Anyplace TV on desktop.
Treehouse, YTV, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Family Channel, Nickelodeon, CBC Kids and Teletoon available on Rogers Anyplace TV tablet app.
Treehouse, YTV, Nickelodeon, Teletoon and CBC Kids available on Rogers Anyplace TV smartphone app.
You love your tablet, and why not? It’s portable, powerful and always connected – as long as you have a wireless internet plan. Chris Powell of Connected Rogers magazine shares the latest tablet stats.
It’s hard to believe that Steve Jobs once said in an interview that tablets, as a new product, would fail. He changed his mind, obviously, and look what’s happened since. Today, about one in 10 Canadians owns a tablet – an iPad, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a BlackBerry PlayBook or otherwise – and that number is on a serious upswing. As tablets get more useful, the number of tablets on the market keeps growing rapidly. Tablets are portable and powerful – simply put, they’re awesome. However, that awesomeness plummets significantly if you’re relying on Wi-Fi alone to get your tablet online. We’re using our tablets for everything these days, from on-the-go gaming and TV viewing to web surfing and shopping. But all this requires a wireless internet plan – one that’s super-fast, affordable, reliable and secure. Connecting your tablet to the Rogers LTE network means you can more fully enjoy your device, wherever you are. Still on the fence about getting a wireless internet plan for your tablet? Consider the following:
About 1/3 of tablet use occurs outside the home
Approximately 33% of all time spent with tablets happens outside the home, whether at work/school (15%), in the car/commuting (14%) or while out shopping (4%). Tablets offer a whole whack of ways to enhance those out-of-home occasions, from maps, apps and TV streaming to comparison-shopping tools. But many of these tools rely on internet connectivity, and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to establish a Wi-Fi connection wherever you are, especially if you’re on the move. You don’t use a pay phone for calls while you’re out, so why be limited to Wi-Fi hotspots to get online? Don’t let your chance at a great shortcut or killer deal be compromised by spotty internet.
53% of tablet owners watch video or stream TV on their Tablet
Whether they’re being used as part of two-screen viewing or to watch full episodes, tablets have become an integral part of the 21st-century TV experience. What they lack in screen size, they make up for with portability, accessible controls (no more losing the remote) and, with headphones on, an immersive viewing experience. At the same time, new tools, like the Rogers Anyplace TV tablet app, allow you to catch up on full episodes of shows or watch trailers for upcoming movies. Watching live streaming requires a reliable internet connection, however, and a wireless internet plan can ensure you don’t miss a moment of Modern Family or Seed.
For more tablet stats and support, check out the full article in Connected Rogers magazine.
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I’m always inspired to read about all the different ways technology is changing our lives for the better. It gives us so many more options as to how we access news and information, for example. Not to mention that it opens new and exciting opportunities for education. That it motivates some students to develop talents that lead to fulfilling careers is so great. This week we look at people’s viewing habits, why more developers should be focused on kids apps, and introduce you to the latest teenage whiz-kid developer.
What’s your go-to device?
When it comes to sourcing out your entertainment, programming and news, television still reigns supreme. But those habits are shifting, and according to a new study by eMarketer, your age plays a part in which device you prefer.
For instance, 28% of people 18 to 24 claim that their laptop is their main source of news and entertainment. TV remains the number one source for 30% of people from that same age group, but for how much longer? On the gender front, women are more likely than men turn to their smartphones or tablets to watch their favourite shows. Personally I’m torn – I still love watching TV and live tweeting and checking in to the shows I’m watching, but on the other hand, there’s something to be said for the convenience of accessing Anyplace TV on your tablet at the cottage too!
How about you? What’s your go-to source for news and entertainment? Read the full eMarketer report online to see how you compare.
The Blackberry Z10 is here!
Last week we brought you some of our favourite blog coverage from the Toronto and NYC events that introduced the Blackberry 10 platform to the world. This week we were proud to launch our first ever LIVE blog here on Redboard, capturing some of the first Blackberry Z10 sales in the world!
Catch the excitement filmed earlier this week in Toronto – were you one of our featured customers lucky enough to score a Blackberry Z10 on launch day?
Kids need more apps
When cellphones first came on to the scene, most parents were reluctant to hand one over to their kids. Those who did usually had restrictions in place to ensure the device was used for emergency purposes only. Though these devices are still handy for emergencies, parents are increasingly seeing the benefits of their kids utilizing them for fun and education too.
What’s also changed is how kids use their phone. While it’s true that gaming apps rank highest among kids 12 and under, educational apps were right up there with more than half using their devices for learning purposes too. Schools have even begun to take notice with 1.5 million tablets already being used by students in the US.
Upstart Business Journal referenced an eye opening infographic that app developers may want to capitalize upon – check out their post for more kid tech trends and share some of your favourite educational apps with us in the comments below!
High school student creates “Clipped”
We also stumbled across a fascinating interview with a 15 year old student who created an app in between homework and hanging out with friends. When I was 15 I was making mix tapes and experimenting with makeup!
It’s amazing what opportunities technology provides for teens today that can lead to such promising careers tomorrow. How is tech affecting you and/or your kids upbringing in 2013?
Kelly is a regular Redboard contributor.
A nation of Nomophobes : 83% of Canadians smartphone users take their devices to the bathroom, 51% to bed
Our annual survey of Canadian technology trends and predictions, is back! We surveyed Canadian smartphone and tablet users like you to find out what you’ve been up to in 2012, and to get a sense of where you think we’re heading in 2013 and beyond. Check out our Rogers Innovation Report infographic below to how you compare to other Canadians when it comes to some of the more common “Day in the life” statistics. From taking your smartphones to bed (51%) and to the bathroom with you (83%), to enjoying your erotica on e-readers and tablets (10%) to streaming Gangnam Style on your devices (43%), 2012 clearly showed that technology has become an integral part of our lives. Why, some might even say we’re a nation of Nomophobes! *
* Nomophobia : noun. A state of stress caused by having no access to or being unable to use one’s mobile phone.
Other interesting stats that emerged from the Rogers Innovation Report:
- 67% believe that mobile payment will be the payment method of choice within 2 years;
- 59% predict that within the next 2 years more Canadians will work from home thanks to developments in cloud technology and faster mobile speeds;
- 82% believe that integrated technology systems that seamlessly connect 2 or more devices will increase in popularity in 2013;
- 78% believe e-book sales will increase significantly in 2013. In 2011, that stat was 37%.
Join us on Twitter to discuss this year’s results using the #RIRExplores hashtag.
Michelle is a regular RedBoard contributor.
Like you, we’re always excited about embracing what’s next in technology. Rogers was first to bring Canadians the BlackBerry, first to bring the iPhone, and the first to launch an Android smartphone.
So what’s the next big thing? Today, we’re excited to join forces with Microsoft to bring you the largest selection of Windows 8 devices from a Canadian carrier all powered on our blazing fast LTE network.
Across all Windows 8 devices, you’ll now have a complete cross-platform experience making it easier to switch between devices to easily access your best friend’s phone number from your tablet, grab your photos from last night’s party from your PC or quickly email your late assignment from your smartphone. Windows Phone 8 also includes great features such as multi-core processing, improved display resolutions, NFC, microSD storage expansion, and lenses for getting creative with your pictures.
Select Windows Phone 8 smartphones and an exclusive Windows 8 tablet will be available on Rogers LTE network and launching in the coming weeks. Here’s a rundown of what to get excited about:
- Nokia Lumia 920: Offered exclusively from Rogers in black, the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 captures the best pictures and video ever seen on a smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 920 makes it possible to take clear, bright, professional-looking pictures and video indoors and at night.
- Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV S Smartphone: Samsung is releasing a line of Windows 8 OS devices including a tablet – the ATIV Smart PC (available exclusively to Rogers customers) and the ATIV S smartphone. The ATIV Smart PC was designed with a classy, sleek finish, and you’ll get the same Windows 8 experience you’re used to on your PC with the portability of a tablet. The S™ smartphone is a high performance device with a range of content sharing and productivity options.
- Windows Phone 8X by HTC: Available from Rogers in a Blue 16G and exclusively in a Black 8G, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC offers Beats Audio™ technology provides authentic, studio-quality sound whether you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.
Existing customers can reserve the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC Windows 8 now by using the Rogers Reservation System in MyRogers on rogers.com.
We’re also very excited to provide Rogers customers our exclusive applications on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platform like:
- Rogers My Account on Windows 8 tablets: Launching with the Samsung ATIV smart PC available exclusively to Rogers customers, My Account allows you to manage your wireless account directly through an application on your Windows 8 tablet. With My Account, you can quickly select and activate a mobile internet plan, check your plan usage, plus view your account balance and make payments without having to call customer care or visit a Rogers retail location. For more info on the app, check out our blog post here
- Rogers Anyplace TV Live for Windows Phone 8 and Rogers Anyplace TV (on demand) for Windows 8 Tablets: With the Rogers Anyplace TV Live app for Windows Phone 8, you get live games like Barclays Premier League soccer, Blue Jays baseball, Raptors basketball, hockey and tennis, and real-time news like CityNews. Rogers Anyplace TV Live is a mobile app with a $5 per month/5 hour subscription. Currently there is a special promo waiving overage charges until April 30, 2013. With the Rogers Anyplace TV (on demand) app for Windows 8 tablets, you get on demand channels, including Citytv, CBC, W Network, TMN, Treehouse, Teletoon, Family Channel, free movies and trailers, and more. Rogers Anyplace TV is also currently available on Xbox to Rogers customers.
- Rogers One Number for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Tablet: With the Rogers One Number app on your Windows 8 tablet, you can use your existing wireless phone number to talk, text and send picture messages and video chat with other Rogers One Number users, all from your tablet. Sync your contacts with the Rogers One Number app on your Windows Phone 8 to seamlessly synchronize all of your contacts no matter where you are.
We’ll continue to update you on pricing and launch timing here on RedBoard. You can also follow our Twitter account, @RogersBuzz for more information and the latest updates. Stay tuned!
What Windows 8 device are you most excited about?
Michelle is a regular contributor to RedBoard
See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage.
The information in this post is current at the date of posting and is subject to change without notice.
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take a look at a couple interesting posts: the increased trend of shopping with your smartphone, the idea of the “second screen,” and Canada’s fastest smartphone, the LG Optimus G. So grab a coffee, sit back and get caught up on some interesting tech news from the past week.
How shoppers use smartphones
Earlier this week, Rogers President and CEO Nadir Mohamed spoke about innovation at the Canadian Club in Montreal. One the innovations he highlighted was mobile wallet – a safe and secure platform that uses the SIM card inside your phone to safely manage all of your personal information like transit cards, credit and debit cards, loyalty or points cards and government issued ID. Cool right?
The trend toward a totally virtual wallet is already starting. In fact, recent research from emarketer noted that mobile coupon usage is skyrocketing. More people are using their smartphones to cash in on coupons and to get deals in store.
The second screen experience
Here’s another cool post you should read over your morning coffee. The Guardian published this one about the so-called “second screen experience,” or, how more and more people are using tablets and smartphones alongside TV to watch events. People are looking up actors on IMDB or, finding the music that’ splaying in an ad. They’re also chatting on Twitter and Facebook about the shows they’re watching while they watch them. As a result, broadcasters and publishers are reacting to this new way of TV watching by creating apps that help enhance the TV viewing experience. Read the full article here.
Canada’s Fastest Smartphone
Earlier this week, we announced that Canada’s fastest smartphone – the LG Optimus G – will be coming to Rogers this November. We wrote this post on it highlighting the fact that this phone, unlike other LTE phones, operates on the 2600 MHz spectrum which means it’s able to deliver higher speeds over the same distance. More speed means faster video streaming and downloading . Want to know more about this new Android smartphone? Check out this review from CNET or this post from Wired.
Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard
It’s been another busy week, so we thought we’d share some great news you may have missed amongst the frenzy! This week we highlight an article on staying on top of security for your devices, a shout-out to BlackBerry’s BBM service, the Rogers Reservation System and an article on worldwide cell phone pricing.
Preventing phone and tablet theft
Security is always a hot topic– especially as people upgrade to newer, better smartphones and tablets. CNET noted in a recent post, “If you’re under the age of 25, there’s almost an even chance you have lost your cell phone or had it stolen at least once.” It’s not just the physical phone you lose, but losing your device means losing all your personal data too. In recent years we’ve enabled our devices to save “passwords, contacts, documents, Internet history, and more.” So how do you still take advantage of all your phones capabilities while maintaining security? Check out the full article for some great tips from CNET that speak to all the latest devices and software here.
What else can you do to protect your phone? Register for Rogers Phone Finder, a service that helps you locate your lost or misplaced phone. Read all about it in this RedBoard post.
BBM earns a place in the Collins dictionary!
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard the term “I’ll BBM you” even if they’re not a tech fanatic or Blackberry user. This just solidifies Blackberry Messenger’s place in society after making headlines with recent Olympians and musicians – check out the full article in Tech Vibes if you want to know who. So congrats to our friends at RIM for such a cool accomplishment – BBM this article to your friends if you agree!
The latest and greatest without the wait
Nobody likes long lineups, shopping mall crowds or travelling from one sold-out store to the next to find the latest smartphone. That’s why we wanted to make sure you saw our recent post about the Rogers Reservation System (RRS). It’s a great option for people who want to get their hands on the latest device but don’t necessarily need it the first day it’s available. Find out how it works and how to reserve your next device here.
How competitive are Canadian cell phone prices?
The National Post published an article this week looking at that very question. The article referenced a recent OECD report and a new study by Wall Communications from the CRTC that show Canadian cell phone prices are competitive on a global scale. Cisco also released several studies over the years “that confirm Canada’s favourable position.” Read the full article to find out why Canada ranked high in all three surveys and learn more about the worldwide markets.
Kelly is a regular contributor for RedBoard
As students commonly use laptops and tablets to stay connected, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom anymore. Even more now, the latest smartphones are becoming essential tools for students. Our recent Rogers Innovation Report found just that, as 54 per cent of Canadian students (18-24) look to their smartphones for help with their schoolwork, whether they’re researching online, accessing coursework, interacting with their teachers and classmates or submitting assignments.
To find out more about how students are using technology in the classroom, we caught up with @SuzeMuse, part time professor at Algonquin College in the Interactive Multimedia Developer program to see how she is using technology in her classroom and interacting with her students. Here’s what she had to say:
How do you think technology is changing the classroom?
Just a few short years ago, technology in the classroom simply meant using PowerPoint slides to present lectures. YouTube didn’t even exist until 2005! I believe that technology is the single most important change in the classroom in the past several years. It’s changing the way we do everything from communicating with students outside of class time, to the way we share information with them in class. Like any fundamental shift, it’s not without its challenges, but I firmly believe the benefits outweigh the risks.
Do you allow your students to use smartphones and devices in class?
This is a controversial subject. I do allow use of smartphones and devices in class, but with a few limitations imposed. I have a rule about no texting or talking on cell phones during lectures, but I do encourage students to be active online in class. For example, if I refer to a specific web site during my lecture, I think it benefits students to look up that web site while I’m talking. If they want to share what they are learning with their Twitter followers or Facebook friends, I’m okay with that too. Being able to explain concepts that one is learning is a valuable skill. I encourage the use of technology when it helps further understanding and retention in my students.
As for students who may take advantage of the freedom I give them, and spend that time chatting with their friends and not paying attention? Well, if they are distracted and not listening in class, they won’t do as well in my course, plain and simple. Most of them figure this out pretty quickly.
Are you embracing technology with your students in class and for assignments? Can you give some examples?
I wholeheartedly embrace technology in my classrooms. Last year I “flipped” my video production class – I developed a series of video tutorials and posted them to YouTube. Students review these videos as their homework, using their computer, or smart device, and then our class time is devoted to working on creative projects. It has worked wonderfully well. I encourage students to tweet during class, and we have a very active Facebook group where students can share interesting links, ask questions and talk about what they are learning.
How do you feel about a virtual classroom with textbooks on tablets, cloud assignments and online collaboration?
I have taught fully online courses and hybrid courses (part in-class, part online), as well as fully classroom based courses. In my experience, it depends on the learner. The older generations (say, 35 and above) tend to be more amenable to classroom-based learning, simply because that’s the way we were brought up. But the younger generations are looking for new ways to engage and learn. We now have the entire world’s worth of knowledge in the palm of our hands. Not only that, but we can now connect, collaborate and share with anyone, anywhere on the planet, in real time. This is powerful stuff, and it changes the way we learn.
I do believe that the virtual classrooms of the future are about tablets, cloud work and online collaboration. It’s our job as teachers to define how that will work for our students, as we continue to be focused on key learning objectives and ensures that our students are being successful with these new tools.
Do you feel that embracing technology trends in the classroom will help give students the skills they need for future success?
I absolutely believe this, but I also think that the more that time goes on, students are becoming more savvy with technology too. In the past 4 years I’ve seen this shift first hand, with each new class that comes in. Students that are leaving high school to enter post secondary education these days are kids who have never known life without the Internet.
Many teachers are threatened by this fact – students sometimes know more than we do about how to use technology. However, teachers do still have a very important role to play. It’s up to us to teach students how to use the technology they were born with to become more effective communicators. We also need to ensure that they are aware of how to use the tools safely and responsibly.
In order to be able to do this well, teachers have to embrace the tools themselves. That requires education and the courage to just try things out. It may not always work, but if we don’t have the courage to try doing things differently, then there’s a great risk that we’ll be left behind.
Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard
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We’ve all been there – you’re at the cottage in the middle of nowhere, stuck in traffic, or caught in a blackout… and your battery is down to a single bar of power. These days, not only do we rely on our mobile devices for emergency phone calls, we’ve come to depend on them for their Wi-Fi capabilities too. We also rely on them for GPS to instruct the tow truck to our location and apps to find the nearest gas station – the last thing we want toworry about is our battery dying!
You’re bound to find at least one idea that works for you, even if you’re only emergency is ensuring you don’t miss the next Toronto Blue Jays game!
Once you’re powered up, check out Connected Magazine’s “Tablet Tips” (page 57 in our current issue) for a couple of handy shortcuts. Learn how to insert fancy characters, then master multi-tasking gestures on your iPad. Depending how many apps you juggle at one time on your tablet, learning how to switch between open apps can save you valuable seconds in a game!
According to eMarketer, more and more sports fans are catching the action online, both during and after the games. They recently did an article entitled Sports Fans Go Digital to Get Their Post-Game Fix, in which a study revealed that 61% of the US population considers themselves sports fans. Of that, 19% cited “reading/watching sports content” among activities they did on a daily basis.
The statistics are compiled from a Marist Poll, Deloitte study, and consumer study from Experian Simmons. Find out what else they discovered on social media and mobile aspects of sports fans’ digital behavior and which sports get the most attention in the full report available on eMarketer here.
How often do you stream your favourite sports online? And do you have backup chargers prepared? Share how you stay connected in our comments below!
Kelly is a regular contributor to RedBoard
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