By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.
By the year 2050, more than 20 percent of the world's population will be over the age of 65, and a considerable number of these senior citizens will go it alone.
Steve, wherever your fierce spirit has taken you, I celebrate all that you've accomplished. You made filling an empty page, or an blank canvas or a vacant sheet of music, so much easier.
It just hit me the other day. I don't just own an Apple Watch, iPad and Macbook. I am obviously in love and totally committed to them.
As a parent of vivacious boys aged 5 and 8 obsessed with breaking-up and creating blocks and hiding from the Enderman in the mobile version of Minecraft, I have conflicting feelings about my kids playing this game.
The designers of LaGuardia's Terminal C integrated common sense and paid attention to how travelers move and behave. Amenities are now located where you need them.
I transitioned from paper and pencil to computers at the dawn of the computer age 30 years ago when I wrote my Ph.D. thesis on a Commodore 64. I now do all my writing on the computer, read books on my iPad, keep notes and use many apps on my iPhone.
You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you're likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him something?
...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.
Each day felt like a monumental task for him to face. He was mostly catatonic, staring at his own gorgeous art on the walls, art that he thought he'd never be able to make again.
There are certainly times when magic can be created in an instant. But more often than not, it takes time and nurturing to cultivate something magical. So once we have it, it needs to be both cherished and protected. That way, if someday it leaves you forever, you will appreciate it all the more.
The app community has provided us countless tools for monitoring health related stats. Track how many steps you take each day. Track your sleep each night. My personal favorite is the app that reminds me to drink enough water over the course of the day.
One mother, initially thrilled to hear about this study, wondered if Apple could perhaps figure out a way for the next generation iPad "to bathe and tuck in my little brats at night so I don't have to. Now that would be something."
I see technology in family, as a distraction that if not guided holds us back from connecting. I know I'm not alone on this one. Even the great technology leaders have been known to set similar boundaries. I do let my son have access to his iPad all day and every day. Here is why.
The iPad Air format continued to dominate Apple's tablet line, and the higher-priced iPad Air 2 did even better in the quarter. In contrast, the smaller format iPad mini, with three different models, accounts for a third of sales, down from 40 percent a year-ago.
While we need new models that respond to the compressed clock and calendar, we also need to be mindful that quality content isn't always instantaneous, nor does it rush to the "hot" technology.