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Mobile phone manners and safety habits

May 30th, 2013 No comments

Last month we asked you to tell us your mobile phone pet peeves. The results are in, and 44 percent of you listed “constant phone checking” as one of the most annoying behavior among your smartphone-wielding friends.

See the rest of the results

Bad manners on your smartphone isn’t just annoying, it can also compromise your privacy and safety.

Men vs. Women

Although 39 percent of pollsters believe that men and women have equally safe phone safety habits, this is not the case according to our Microsoft Computing Safety Index results released earlier this year.  Sorry ladies, but men are better at locking their phones with a password, using secure wireless networks, and installing updates. Or at least that’s what they claim.

Find out how women are more selective with the personal information they share on their phone

Our results didn’t just divide people by gender—we found those 40 and older were much less likely to lose their phones. Men and women were equally likely to lose their phones.

Didn’t get a chance to participate in our mobile manners & mayhem poll? You still can.

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Mobile manners and mayhem: What are your smartphone pet peeves?

April 10th, 2013 No comments

We know the many ways that mobile phones can help enhance our work life, family life, and social life. But all of us probably have at least one story about the questionable, annoying, or sometimes bizarre mobile phone behaviors that we’ve observed.

What do you consider to be the most maddening breach of mobile phone manners? Friends who are distracted by their phones while they’re talking to you? Strangers who use their phones in public restrooms? Coworkers who always text when a call would be easier? Take our interactive Facebook poll, and then learn ways you can help increase your mobile phone privacy and safety and learn how to teach kids mobile phone safety.

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