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Survey: Brits prefer video calls to phone calls

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed 8 in 10 Brits now prefer messaging and video calls over phone calls and yet nearly one in four said it is these calls that make them the happiest (23 per cent). The study of 2,000 British adults also found 64 per cent of people can’t leave the house […]

April 1, 2022

Research: TV shows featuring most product placement

Brands use product placement in movies and TV shows as a way to capture their target market and promote their products in a more subliminal way, but which TV shows have been used the most for product placement? Research carried out by Sortlist has revealed the TV shows which have featured the most instances of […]

March 23, 2022

ESPN App adds SharePlay support

The ESPN app now offers support for SharePlay, giving subscribers in the US a way to view content completely in sync with others while on a FaceTime call. Users can have SharePlay experiences with content across the entire ESPN app, including ESPN+ live streams, original content, and with TV Everywhere authenticated live streams. SharePlay will […]

March 18, 2022

Report: India sees highest growth in mobile data

Nokia’s annual Mobile Broadband Index (MBiT) report 2022 reveals that with the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 53 per cent over the last five years, India has one of the highest data usage in the world. The growing number of data users and consumption per user is helping the country advance towards realising the […]

March 15, 2022

Netflix launching interactive daily quiz

Netflix has announced Trivia Quest – a daily, interactive trivia series, based on etermax’s Trivia Crack, the multi-platform trivia franchise. Starting April 1st, Netflix will launch one new episode every day throughout the month (30 total). Adapting Trivia Crack’s game play, each episode features 24 questions (12 standard and 12 hard) across categories including science, […]

March 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Apple halts all business in Russia

Apple has halted all product sales in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The tech giant was said it was “deeply concerned” about the Russian invasion and stands with those “suffering as a result of the violence”. Apple Pay and other services such as Apple Maps have also been limited. Apple’s full […]

March 2, 2022

Research: Smartphone market recovers in 2021

After a significant drop in revenue in 2020, the global market for smartphones recorded a growth in revenue of 13.4 per cent in 2021 to a total of $365.5 billion (€324.6bn). GfK experts also forecast a further recovery for 2022. 2021 started off positively for the smartphone industry: In the first and second quarters, the […]

February 25, 2022

Report: Video everywhere driving heavy app usage

The Global Internet Phenomena Report from network intelligence specialist Sandvine, which aggregates data from more than 160 Tier 1 and Tier 2 fixed and mobile networks worldwide, reveals what the company describes as “unprecedented” trends, including: Rapid growth of 1 Terabyte per month ‘heavy app users’, a trend that is expected to accelerate with the […]

January 31, 2022

Apple sets revenue record

Apple has reported record revenues for its Q1 to December, up 8.3 per cent from a year earlier to $123.9 billion (€111bn). Net profit rose 20 per cent to $34.6 billion, and the operating profit improved 24 percent to $41.5 billion. The supply constraints of previous quarters did not appear to harm Apple’s results this […]

January 28, 2022

Report: App usage patterns shift over Xmas

Users engage with their mobile phones as much as ever, with overall session and install numbers remaining consistent, but the apps they engage with shift for a few weeks, reports app marketing specialist Adjust. Someone who typically uses a health and fitness app every day might take a break and gravitate toward food delivery, and […]

January 19, 2022