BBC News – Are we addicted to smartphones?

New research suggests we are a nation addicted to smartphones.

More than half of adults and two thirds of teenagers say they have used their smartphone while socialising with others.

Nearly a quarter of adults and a third of teenagers have used them during mealtimes and over a fifth of adults admitted using or answering their handset in the bathroom.

The research found that the line between work and social time is also becoming increasingly blurred with 30% of smartphone users saying they regularly take personal calls during working hours and work calls while they are on holiday.

James Thickett, Director of Research with the media regulator Ofcom says this is has affected the type of contracts that phone companies offer.

via BBC News – Are we addicted to smartphones?.

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iPhone SLR Mount Brings Out the Best in Your iPhone’s Camera | Technology News – TechNewscast

iPhone SLR Mount Brings Out the Best in Your iPhone’s Camera | Technology News – TechNewscast.

Do you have a bunch of SLR-compatible lenses lying around, with no way to attach them to your iPhone? Grieve no more: Photojojo’s iPhone SLR Mount lets you (almost) turn your iPhone into a full-fledged DSLR.

The device’s function is simple: it’s a special iPhone case (together with an UV filter and SLR adapter) to which you can attach a variety of photo lenses – telephoto, wide angle, macro or fixed-fifty – which should greatly increase the quality of photos taken with your phone.

It comes with certain caveats: for example, your images will be upside down, due to the fact that SLR cameras have a mirror inside them which flips the image right-side up – something that iPhone obviously doesn’t have.

We’re also sure that the entire thing will look like a gross overkill to many, but we can imagine a couple of uses for it: if nothing else, it’ll surely make you a star at the next photo convention.

The iPhone 4 version of the mount costs $249, while the iPhone 3 variant will set you back $190.

For more iPhone photography-related accessories, check out this list.

[Photojojo via Engadget]

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Apple to Customer Service: Don’t Help Our Customers with Malware – Gizmodo

 

 

Sam Biddle — You’d like to think that customer service is out to serve the customers you, right? Not exactly! After an unusually broad spread of Mac Defender, a piece of OS X malware, Apple is telling customers they’re on their own.

via Apple to Customer Service: Don’t Help Our Customers with Malware – Gizmodo.

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