By Dahyun Lee Suppose you have a day without a smartphone. From checking the class schedule to finding out the arrival time of the bus, all the information that could be found with just a few touches every day is alienated. In this case, most people will feel uncomfortable or anxious about not being able to use their cell phones all day. As such, we rely more on smartphones than we think, from trivial to big. According to a study by the ICT Statistics and Information Research Office of the Information and Communication Policy Institute, the smartphone ownership rate in their 20s is 99.8%. For college students, smartphones are a necessity that has melted deep into their … [Read more...] about Mobile phone syndrome, if you can’t avoid it, prevent it
By Cassie Coughlin | Staff Writer| For better or worst, social media has become a prominent aspect of college students' lives. Whether for education or socializing purposes, seldom do college students find themselves not using some form of social media in their day-to-day activities. According to the Wakefield Survey published by the Huffington Post, "99 percent of students reported having at least one digital device. While laptops were the most common (93 percent), many students now own smartphones (78 percent) and tablets (35 percent). " Whether it's the social aspect or the fact that it's easily accessible, smartphones seem to take on the role as the most used technology … [Read more...] about Social Media Has Taken Over
By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| “We are a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people,” said Gary Turk in his YouTube video Look Up. Turk goes further to say that we have become slaves to technology. It won’t be difficult to go out in public and find a person walking and looking down at their phones, or sitting at home watching a computer screen for hours of the day. Places like concerts, dinner tables, and school libraries all seem to be popular places for people to be on these devices. But are they so necessary that we forget what it is like to interact with others? It seems that people now find it more important to record a concert to later show friends on … [Read more...] about Get your head out of your phone and LOOK UP!
By Yaneth Hoil |Staff Writer| Free phone gas applications are a smart and easy approach to the high gas prices and could save you major dollars this upcoming summer. Whether you earn $8 or $20 per hour, gas prices continue to rise which affects were we drive and how often. It doesn’t matter what kind of phone you own there are now gas applications for most phone such as the Droid, iPhone, Nokia and Blackberry. These free applications allow drivers to preview the gas prices for gas stations nearby. They can help make a better more informed decision when the time comes to fill up the tank. According to the article “6 smartphone apps to battle rising gas prices” by Candice Choi … [Read more...] about Savings at the pump thanks to phone apps