Smartphone Addiction cost Businesses $2,300 per year, per person

Written By: Cecelia Salvo, US
Over thousands of applications come available for smartphones like iPhones, Androids, Blackberry, as well as other high-end cellular devices. We are highly dependent on our mobile phones that we very often joke regarding being addicted. But, lots of people still do not understand the fact that smartphone obsession could perhaps be a real issue affecting a large number of people around the world.
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No More Nomophobia

Written By: Johannes Visser, Netherlands.

One message. Oh boy, who could that be? Every time I hear that distinct Whatsapp message notification sound I feel a jolt going through my body. A tiny stream of endorphin is shot through my brain, setting off a few milliseconds of euphoria; then followed by a pang of disappointment. I started using Whatsapp around the same time I was seeing a very special person. The affair was a cocktail of divine pleasure, anxious waiting and in the end, painful rejection. A bag of emotions, captured by that one-two-three jingle of an instant messaging application. Read More


New survey shows Smartphone browsers smoke more

Web surfing on mobile devices increases the intake among Australian smokers  according to a new survey conducted by the International Moodoff Day  campaign. The study of 650 smokers carried out across different smoking  areas throughout Sydney showed they had at least one extra cigarette due to  being online.

Sydney, Australia – July 25, 2013 – The link between smoking and web surfing  was a surprising find for the non-profit Smartphone Awareness organization  Moodoff Day. The study showed that 10 percent of smokers that participated in the survey smoked at least one extra cigarette when browsing on their  Smartphone. Read More


The Addiction of Children to their Mobile Phones

The children to their Smartphone addiction could threaten the very fabric of society, a study suggests. Many teenagers are fanatical about being always available and are extremely uneasy if unable to contact their friends countless times each day. If the trend continues, young people will soon be incapable of forming and maintaining relationships without the help of a mobile, the study by a leading sociologist concludes. One British child in four between the ages of five and 16 now has a mobile phone. As well as making calls, youngsters are using their handsets to send millions of text messages to friends each day. Read More


Smartphones in Schools

While no one can deny the huge impact that smart technology has had on the youth of today, from learning and communication to fun and games, it still begs the question – should this technology be allowed in the classroom? Read More


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