Frequently asked questions

In case you wanted a condensed version of the previous eight posts I’ve published recently, here are some quick FAQs for your reference:

Today’s Teens on Tech

Question: What percentage of kids aged 8 to 12 own a tablet?
Answer: 53%

Question: What percentage of teens own a smartphone?
Answer: 67%

Question: What percentage of teen boys like to play “a lot” of video games?
Answer: 62%

Question: What percentage of teen girls like to play “a lot” of video games?
Answer: 20%

Question: What percentage of boys are Social Media fanatics?
Answer: 29%

Question: What percentage of girls are Social Media fanatics?
Answer: 44%

Question: What percentage of teens text while working on homework?
Answer: 60%

Question: What percentage of teens listen to music while working on homework?
Answer: 75%

 

Top 10 best iPhone apps of all time

Question: What are the top 10 best iPhone apps of all time?
Answer:

  • #10: Uber – hail a taxi with a few clicks
  • #9: Youtube – get lost in addictive videos
  • #8: Vine – see how creative people can get with six seconds
  • #7: WeChat – another WhatsApp version
  • #6: Find My iPhone – a must have for any iPhone owner
  • #5: Angry Birds – one of the most addictive games ever made
  • #4: Twitter – share info in 140 characters or less
  • #3: Facebook – look popular with hundreds of friends you barely talk to
  • #2: Google Maps – accurately find your way to places
  • #1: Instagram – hashtag, hashtag, hashtag

 

Cell phone world records

Question: What are some of the world’s best cell phone records?
Answer:

  • Most consecutive ping pong bounces on a cell phone
    • A man from India bounced a ping pong ball 4,122 times in a row
  • Longest time balancing a cell phone on his middle finger while drinking beer
    • A man from Canada balanced his cell phone on his middle finger for 13 minutes while drinking beer
  • Longest time balancing a cell phone on his nose on top of a drumstick
    • The ping pong man returns… this time he balances his cell phone on a drumstick on his nose for 27.34 seconds
  • Farthest distance to catch a cell phone
    • A man from the US caught a cell phone thrown from 12 feet away
  • Longest distance to throw a cell phone
    • A man from the US threw a cell phone 132 yards far
  • Most messages in a cell phone inbox
    • A man from the Philippines had 2,417 messages in his inbox
  • Most unread Facebook notifications on a smartphone
    • A man from the US had about 250 unread Facebook notifications on his phone

 

Four things you need to know about 4G

Question: How fast is 4G?
Answer: 4G is three times faster than 3G

Question: When was 4G introduced?
Answer: 4G was introduced in 2013

Question: What is 4G called in the US?
Answer: Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Question: When is 5G coming out?
Answer: 5G is expected to come out in 2020

 

The cell phone revolution

Question: What does the ‘G’ stand for in 2G, 3G, etc?
Answer: Generation

Question: What was 1G best known for?
Answer: To make phone calls.

Question: What could 2G phones do?
Answer: Send simple text messages plus 1G capabilities.

Question: What could 3G phones do?
Answer: Smartphone capabilities including emails, internet, videos, photos, etc.

Question: What is 4G all about?
Answer: Today’s ‘normal’ network speed.