Smartphones are being used longer and longer: Replacement only after 40 months
9. May 2022

“The best is the newest. At first glance, that’s true. And sometimes you need the latest thing very urgently,” wrote the FAZ in 2014. Today, consumers keep a smartphone for up to 40 months before buying a new one. What is changing in consumer behaviour and why? Our blog post takes a closer look at more

Mobile gaming: the smartphone becomes the most popular gaming device
22. April 2022

What do people do when they’re confined to home in the age of Covid-19? They play computer games on their smartphone. The German magazine Stern reports that “professional gamblers played for prize money of six million US dollars (or around 5.07 million euros) at the 2021 PUBG Mobile Global Championship from November 2021 to January more

Smartphone lenses: take photos like a pro
8. April 2022

Cellphone pictures in professional quality? Smartphone lenses make it possible with little effort and low cost. It was just 15 years ago that smartphones conquered everyday life as practical all-rounders. But back then, their cameras had an image resolution of just two megapixels. And we’d better not talk about exposure times. Today, smartphone cameras have more

The smartphone as a toolbox: 5 practical apps for DIY enthusiasts
29. March 2022

Those who can still remember a time without smartphones may also remember the nineties cult sitcom “Listen to Who’s Hammering”. Long before do-it-yourself or DIY became a megatrend, Tim Allen impersonated the handyman king Tim Taylor. He hosts the do-it-yourself programme “Tool Time”. In the process, he usually fails magnificently in his presentations and his more

Digital Wanderlust – or the best hiking apps for smartphones
24. March 2022

Wanderlust is a very German word. It describes the desire to conquer the world on foot – that is, with the strength of one’s own legs. And the word seems so appropriate that several languages have adopted it in their own vocabulary. Nowadays, when you go hiking, you always have your smartphone with you. So more

Professional phone calls: Tips for the right behaviour on the phone
9. March 2022

Talking on the phone is not going out of fashion. Since the beginning of the pandemic talking on the phone has once again become one of the most important everyday activities for many people – both professionally and privately. Just like in a face-to-face conversation, the right communication is very important when talking on the more

In Germany, screen time increases to 10 hours per day
1. March 2022

In Germany, almost 67 million people were using the internet in 2021 – 100 per cent of those under 50, 95 per cent of the group between 50 and 69 and 77 per cent of those aged 70 and over. This is the result of a current ARD/ZDF Online Study.  The screen time is correspondingly more

Unauthorised telephone advertising as penetrative as never before
22. February 2022

“Whether it’s a lottery, a magazine subscription or a contract to supply electricity – if you’ve never agreed to such advertising calls, you shouldn’t really be getting them,” writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung.  Actually, because unauthorised telephone advertising is no longer an exception, but rather the rule. Last year alone, the German Federal Network Agency received more

7 tips for great portrait photos with your smartphone
11. February 2022

Hopefully no one says “Smile, please!” or even “Say cheese!” anymore. Because what is often most annoying in portrait photos is a strained, posed facial expression. The first advantage of taking portrait photos with a smartphone is that it allows for a lot of spontaneity. It is always at hand and makes it easy for more

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