Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Academic Misconduct, Australian Universities, Independent Commission Against Corruption, MyMaster, Plagiarism, smartphone, Social Media News, Student Code of Conduct, University, University of Sydney | Comments Off on Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams
The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.
The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties ::Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, ASUS, Google Android, Samsung, smartphone, Smartphone Sales, Table, Tablet Sales, Technoid Mobile Computing News | Comments Off on Google’s Taken Control! The Mobile World Runs on Android
The uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.
The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.
The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.
The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: facebook, Mobile Device, smartphone, Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, Technoid Computer News, twitter | Comments Off on Australians Addicted to Smartphones, The World Addicted to Social Media
Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.
Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.
Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.
Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: 0444 444 444, australia, Emergency SMS System, Emergency Text, Mobile Emergency Alert, Mobile Phone, smartphone, SMS, Text Message | Comments Off on Australian Emergency SMS Service
All mobile phones within Australia will have access to a new text message emergency warning system by the early 2013. The system, which until recently supplied emergency alerts only to landlines, has been extended to include all mobile phones in Australia. The system is being rolled out from November this year – to Telstra customers – and should be completed within 3 months.
Emergency Alerts are sent by emergency services to landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address. In the case of an emergency, Australians receive a voice message on their landline or a text message on mobile phones. Along with the Emergency Alert a link is supplied for recipients to access more information, by following a set of basic instructions.
Emergency Alert is an Australian Government based alert system, within Australia 0444 444 444 is the designated number for Emergency Alerts.
This number will always be displayed in the message header or caller ID. Since it’s inception – December 2009, for landlines – Emergency Alert has been used on 500 separate occasions nationally, with more than 7 million messages having been already sent :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 14th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: China | Tags: china, smartphone, smat phone | Comments Off on China Tops 825 Million Smart Phones
We’re getting pretty blasé at seeing mind boggling numbers coming out of China, but this one still made our jaws drop. This country now has 825 million smart phone users – that’s double the population of the United States chatting on their cell-phones – it’s also 100 million new users since September 2010.
According to a report released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the number of smart phone users rose by 98.41 million in just the last 3 months. Meanwhile the overall number of people using phones rose to 1.10 billion. Handset makers, welcome to your heaven
Why we Love China: For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation :: Read the full article »»»»