Tags:#smartphones Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement As smartphones shift from the realm of early adoption to mainstream use, the demographics of smartphone users are also shifting strongly. A new UK survey has found that more women are using smartphones now than men, and in general users are increasingly older.It’s a pretty clear trend, if you look at the infographic provided by eDigitalResearch and IMRG. In 2010, when smartphones had only penetrated 38% of the UK market, 63% of smartphone owners were men and 37% were women. Contrast that with 2013, when smartphones hold 60% of the UK user base, and you have 58% female smartphone users and 42% male.Older consumers are owning smartphones, as well, as the devices move from purely business use to consumer ownership. In 2010, a little under a third of all smartphones were owned by people aged 45-74. It’s a little hard to get an exact percentage from the displayed pie chart, but in 2013 that age group now makes up about 45% of the overall smartphone population.That stats show other interesting phenomena in the UK: the rise of browsing as a smartphone activity, as well as the fall of Nokia and the rise of Apple and Samsung as smartphone manufacturers sold in the UK.Take a look at the infographic below to see other stats from across the pond. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
The authorities on Friday foiled a march called by separatists in Kashmir by placing parts of Srinagar and Anantnag under security restrictions.All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik were either detained or placed under house arrest during the day. Security forces erected barricades in Srinagar and along the National Highway connecting the city with Anantnag. Train services were stopped in south Kashmir. No Friday prayers were allowed at the historic Jamia Masjid. “Why is the government choking our political activities if it believes in democracy?” the APHC chairman said.“Hundreds killed” The Mirwaiz alleged that “hundreds of people, mostly youth, have been killed in the ‘Operation All-Out’”.“The dictatorial approach of those in power is highly condemnable. The government has conceded its defeat by disallowing the rally,” the Mirwaiz added.