The Best Mobile Games of 2013 – Little Time Commitment, Loads of Fun

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Mobile gaming is as big as it’s ever been and the market is poised to grow even more as iOS and Android devices get more powerful. Companies like MadCatz are coming up with exciting gaming accessories dedicated to mobile gaming, and that’s exciting for any early adaptors out there to look out for. Looking at the games on this list, it’s not hard to see why mobile gaming is blowing up!

Apple Drops Amazon App Store Lawsuit Like it’s Hot

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App Store: it’s a term we should all be familiar with these days. With more than 900,000 apps and 50 billion downloads, Apple feels it has laid claim to those two words. Because of Apple’s claim, they have been in a two year dispute with Amazon, who released its Amazon App Store for Android in 2011. But now the lawsuit between the two companies has been finally been dropped.

How Mobile is Helping Nurses Deliver Better Care

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As a nurse, long hours are all too common. With sometimes-mandatory overtime and staff shortages, nurses make up some of the hardest working professionals in the world. Being largely responsible for patient education, engagement and satisfaction, many nurses are left to wonder how they can accomplish all that is expected of them. With mobile health, and applications on their phones and tablets, iTriage helps to ease nurses’ workflow.

11 Super Awesome Apps for Nurses

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If you own a smartphone, and who doesn’t these days, you probably have a lot of apps on there, including plenty of games. There is nothing wrong with that, but you can also use your iPhone or Android phone to help with your nursing career.

From apps that help you study for your nursing board exams, to apps that help you to identify pills, there are plenty of apps that can help you to become more skilled nursing professional.

Top 4 Apps for Cardio Fitness

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With the right tools, your phone can be your personal trainer

Mobile apps can either be just another distraction, or they can help you measure progress, share motivation with friends, and stay on target with your fitness goals. Here are a few of the top smartphone cardio tools on the market, for both Android and iOS.

Smartphone Users by the Numbers [Infographic]

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The numbers of smartphones we have and the amount of money we spend on them continuously rises.

Something interesting to note is that even though the economy is poor we keep spending money on smartphones. Our spending decreased on clothing, food, and non-phone entertainment, but smartphone related entertainment rose by $67 annually. There are around 700k Android Apps, 600k iPhone Apps, and 100k Windows phone apps.

5 Free Medical and Healthcare Apps

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Mobile Health (“mHealth”), the use of mobile technology to deliver healthcare services and information, skyrocketed in 2012. 44 million health apps will have been downloaded by the end of the year (predicted to reach 142 million downloads by 2016), and consumers are now spending $700 million per year on these apps. There are over 10,000 health apps in the iTunes app store, the number of American using smartphones for health information grew from 61 million to 75 million this year, and88% of doctors would like patients to monitor their health at home.

10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Holiday Shopping

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A recent Pricegrabber survey reports 82 percent of online shoppers will use shopping apps to save on holiday gifts this year. With so many apps to choose from, it’s difficult to distinguish which ones will save you money or just take up memory. As you start to plan your holiday shopping strategy, download these recommended mobile apps that will make your life much easier and purchases much cheaper.

9 Accessories and Toys You’ll Totally Want for Your Smartphone

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One of the most popular post on this blog is 13 Awesome, Unique, and Nerdy iPhone Accessories. But despite my efforts to convert many to the Apple ‘dark side’ there are some who are faithful to their android pocket computers. Truthfully, I understand. But, at this point I’ve been saturated in the iOS market so much that it would be very difficult to switch. I just expect my phone to operate a certain way. It’s not that Android and Windows devices are not as good as iPhones, they are just different.

This post if devoted to those of you who beat to a different smartphone drum.

The Benefits of Texting [Infographic]

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The arguments of the harmful nature of text messages to social interaction seem to always be front and center. Many feel that texting ruins social skills, writing and spelling skills, and are depleting our attention spans. However, the benefits of texting are examined far less often.

The following infographic gives some representations of the many benefits of texting. And with 82% of he adult population owning some kind of cell phone, it’s high time we start taking and advantage of this useful tool and stop villainizing it.