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

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

New study shows that many Germans don’t want a new smartphone
4. January 2022

A new cell phone every year? More and more Germans aren’t going along with that anymore, as a new survey shows. Half of the respondents also want to continue using their cell phone once their current contract runs out. Older customers in particular remain loyal to their smartphone. Do consumers remain loyal to their phone more

Digital photos, analog browsing – create photo books on your smartphone
13. December 2021

It’s Christmas Eve: After the gifts have been opened, the family is sitting together, there are cookies, mulled wine… and the photo albums are brought out again. It’s moments like these that make Christmas what it is and evoke a feeling of nostalgia and warmth in us all. Yet such albums don’t have to be more

Paying by smartphone is gaining in popularity
12. August 2021

If you’re basking on a mild summer’s evening in one of the many cafés in Stockholm’s city center and then want to use the Swedish krona while paying the bill, you might well be in for a disappointment. You now see more and more signs with the words “Vi hantar ej kontanter” there – telling more

The best smartphone apps for the garden
6. August 2021

During lockdown, when it was hardly possible to travel, the garden or balcony soon became a small oasis. Many finally found the time to attend to their garden or the balcony. After years of putting it off, herbs were finally planted, flowers sown, and vegetables cultivated. But what happens now, as the hectic of everyday more

Spending free time on the smartphone
4. August 2021

Modern smartphones are genuine all-rounders. Most people couldn’t imagine everyday life any more without a smartphone, since there’s practically nothing you can’t do with them. For instance, the smartphone offers the opportunity to stay in contact at all times and anywhere with the family and closest friends. And in the meantime, it has become a more

Senior citizens and modern technology: Is digital literacy lacking?
19. July 2021

A piece of news that may be bewildering at first: More than half of all Germans aged 65 and above don’t use a smartphone. That’s the conclusion of a representative study by the “Digital for All” initiative recently published by the German digital association Bitkom. The survey reveals that 53 percent of respondents over the more

How much can a smartphone cost?
7. July 2021

88 percent of Germans state they can no longer imagine life without a smartphone, according to the latest Bitkom report on the smartphone market. Many even feel a smartphone is more important than a new car. There is no other device that Germans are more willing to splash out on. According to Bitkom, shoppers spent more