Ads in Today’s Age

At Mashable, T.L. Stanley has an interesting look at how advertising — especially with the rise of mobile broadband — has drastically changed in the past decade: Because consumers are always on the go, agencies have had to learn how to cater to a smartphone- and tablet-wielding populace. Increasingly, the...

Percentage of the Day

10%, which is the amount global shipments of PCs dropped last year, as smartphones and tablets continue to gnaw away at the personal computing market. (Via TechFlash.)

Mobile Workforce

Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin looks at how mobility is changing the way we work: Forrester Research has been tracking the rise of mobile workers, saying in its 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends report, “Gone are the days when employees wielded a simple set of tools to get work done. In...

The Post-PC Age

Via Brian Proffitt of Read Write Web, the days of the desktop PC may be numbered: The contraction of the PC market continues faster than ever, eaten by the rapid growth of the tablet market, which is expected to outsell laptop and notebook devices for the first time this year...

The App Avalanche

At the Wall Street Journal, Jessica E. Lessin and Specner E. Ante report on the still booming mobile app industry: App stores run by Apple and Google Inc. now offer more than 700,000 apps each. With so many apps to choose from, consumers are estimated to spend on average about...

Tabulating Tablets

Via Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm, new numbers from research firm IDC find that over 27 million tablets were sold in the third quarter of this year alone. But as Tofel goes on to note, there’s a larger story: Tablet sales have already approached nearly 25 percent of PC sales....

Mobile Will Continue to Rise

A new report from Gartner (via Erik Pineda of the International Business Times) predicts mobile computing, via smartphone or tablet, will continue to grow: Personal computers will inevitably be relegated behind the pacesetting smartphones and tablet computers, research firm Gartner said in a new report made public on Wednesday, adding...

The Tablet Game

Last week, Google announced a new 7-inch tablet called the Nexus 7. Now rumors are flying that Apple, which has so far dominated the growing tablet market — which, arguably, is the future of computing — is set to fire back with a smaller tablet of its own. As Peter...

The Tablet Game

Last week, Microsoft announced Surface, its tablet competitor to Apple’s dominant iPad. This week, another tech giant is looking to make a splash with a device of its own. Via Luke Hopewell of Gizmodo: As rumoured, Google’s going to announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded tablet called the Nexus 7. According to...

The Tablet Game

Apple’s iPad may currently rule the tablet roost, but as Read Write Web’s Antone Gonsalves reports, another heavyweight may soon be getting in on the game: For years Microsoft has left it to hardware manufacturers to build the smartphones, tablets and PCs running its software. Not anymore. According to published...