NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 9th-11th, Mediaplanet Publishing released our third annual smartphones and tablets report titled Advancements in Mobile Technology, to the target markets of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis within USA Today. This report served as a guide for the wider public in understanding the many benefits that mobile devices can provide to them, with mobile technology becoming integral in every aspect of our daily lives.
In this report, Kent German, Section Editor of CNET-the leading publication on technology reviews- discussed what to look for when purchasing your next mobile device, so that you choose the best phone or tablet for your needs.
Bob Bentz, President of Advanced Telecom Services provided an overview of QR codes: those little boxes seemingly popping up everywhere. Bentz discussed how businesses can use this marketing technique to achieve direct marketing results.
David Milch, creator, writer and producer of such shows as NYPD Blue, Deadwood, John From Cincinatti, and HBO's much anticipated upcoming show "Luck," airing in January and starring Dustin Hoffman, discussed bridging the generation gap to stay up to speed with today's technology.
In a moving inspiration story, Mediaplanet interviewed Dominique Jones-Christopher, survivor of the deadly tornado's that hit Huntsville, Alabama late last April, and discussed how a smartphone saved her life. In the wake of several recent natural disasters, Mediaplanet provided tips on how to prepare your smartphone for emergency situations.
Julius Marchwicki, Product Manager for SYNC Applink at Ford Motor Company discussed the advancements that Ford is taking to ensure driver safety while staying connected, such as synchronizing your smartphone with your car to improve driver safety.
Tom Puorro, Sr. Director of IP Communications at Cisco discussed the differences between consumer and business tablets, delving into such topics as improving customer relationship management, and how to stay competitive by mobilizing your workforce.
Highlighted is the importance of data security, as hackers pose risks to smartphone users that carry sensitive information in these "mini computers." Also discussed is the future of mobile payments in through Near Field Communications.