Archive: July, 2013

by Jaime Grimes

Teachers and Students Want Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Out with the pencil and paper, in with the smartphones, tablets and laptops. Elementary, middle and high school students already use mobile devices for doing homework and checking assignments, and they believe these devices can improve their education.

Though a substantial portion of students already use mobile devices in the…

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by Jaime Grimes

What’s On Your Phone? Joshua Fruhlinger

As Head of Digital at TMZ.com, Joshua Fruhlinger isn’t usually the one interviewed. More of a behind-the-scenes kind of guy (except for his various speaking engagements), he directs content and digital programming for the foremost entertainment-news Web site in the world, with over 20 million unique visitors a month.…

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by Jaime Grimes

Worth a Listen: The Story Behind That Ringtone

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Like license plates, phone covers and wallpaper, a mobile phone user’s ringtone can tell you quite a bit about the user’s personality and preferences. The mobile phone industry changed the spelling and meaning from “ring tone,” the tonal variation of a mechanical bell inside rotary phones, to…

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