Lawyer Cat and Windows 11 – home PC demand to rise [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, July 16, 2021

What do lawyer cat and Windows 11 have in common?

Embarrassment or fear of humiliation may boost home PC sales. If that doesn’t do it, staying connected and current will encourage home PC users to upgrade.

If you missed it, the “lawyer cat” viral meme recently had its day of fame. A tech-challenged lawyer compelled to participate in a mid-pandemic judicial hearing over Zoom got confused and embarrassed by having his face appear as a cat’s. Webcam software bundled with an older Dell PC featured a filter that changed a person’s image before being displayed through Zoom.

The lawyer cat meme has a connection to the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 11. There could be the fear of something going wrong using older PCs, especially those with older bundled software.

The newest version of the venerable operating system will reportedly require more robust hardware than is present in much of the installed base. The final requirements are still in flux. However, Windows 11 is likely to need users to have newer home PCs than what they’re actively using today.

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Preferences for tablet or home PC for activities [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, April 5, 2021 

How differently are tablets and home PCs being used? Among users with both tablets and home PCs, which activities are being used on both? Which activities are more unique to home PCs and which with tablets? This MetaFAQs details the activities in common, home PC-centric, and tablet-centric between users of both home PCs and tablets in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. 

About MetaFAQs 

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. 

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts. 

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Indexing 

TUP Lenses: Tablets, Activities, PCs 

Tags: Tablets, Home PCs, Activities, Home PC Activities, Tablet Activities 

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Broad creativity with tablets [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, April 3, 2021 

Are many tablets being used for creativity-supporting activities? Is there a standout creative activity used most often with tablets? This MetaFAQs details the percentage of adults using tablets for a range of creativity activities – from using professional creative software to creating videos – in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. 

About MetaFAQs 

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. 

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts. 

On request, interested research professionals can receive complimentary updates through our periodic newsletter. These include MetaFAQs – brief answers to frequently asked questions about technology users – or TUPdates – analysis of current and essential technology industry topics. To subscribe, contact MetaFacts. 

Indexing 

TUP Lenses: Tablets, Activities 

Tags: Tablets, Activities, Tablet Activities, Creativity 

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Tablets used for educational activities [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, April 2, 2021 

How prevalent are educational activities with tablets? Are more adult’s tablets being used for educational activities for adults or for children? This MetaFAQs details the percentage of adults doing adult’s and children’s educational activities with tablets in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. 

About MetaFAQs 

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. 

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts. 

On request, interested research professionals can receive complimentary updates through our periodic newsletter. These include MetaFAQs – brief answers to frequently asked questions about technology users – or TUPdates – analysis of current and essential technology industry topics. To subscribe, contact MetaFacts. 

Indexing 

TUP Lenses: Tablets, Activities, Households 

Tags: Tablets, Activities, Tablet Activities, Education, Children 

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Children’s schoolwork by device type-American adults with kids 6-17 by adult’s gender [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 24, 2021

There are many ways for school-age children to get help with their schoolwork. This MetaFAQs looks at the connected devices that adults regularly use to help – PCs, smartphones, or tablets.

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Schoolwork and younger children’s education by device type [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 23, 2021

During pandemic times, many school-age children, especially younger ones, are getting their education at home. This MetaFAQs reports on adults’ connected devices for children’s schoolwork and other educational activities. We have split the results by device type – home PC, smartphone, tablet, or work PC – and country – the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan.

About MetaFAQs

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts.

On request, interested research professionals can receive complimentary updates through our periodic newsletter. These include MetaFAQs – brief answers to frequently asked questions about technology users – or TUPdates – analysis of current and essential technology industry topics. To subscribe, contact MetaFacts.

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Home printer trends in the US [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, February 25, 2021

Home printer penetration trend

Home printers remain a part of home computing if less core than five years ago. Only two years ago, in 2018, there was a noticeable drop in overall home printer usage levels, as the penetration rate fell to two-thirds of online adults from nearly three in four only two years earlier. Since that time, the rate has stabilized and even slightly increased. As of TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, 70% of online American adults regularly use a home printer.

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Active use of social networks Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp by country [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 28, 2020

How many adults actively use Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp? How does this vary by country? How has their share shifted over time? This MetaFAQs shows the number of online adults who reported using these social networks in the previous 30 days in the US, Germany, and the UK.

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How many social networks do Americans actively use? [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 23, 2020

Social networks’ power comes alive with its connections, so people want to be where their friends and contacts are. However, not all networks are the same, and some people choose different ones. How many social networking platforms do Americans actively use? Are they broadly connected to a wide number, or do they only use a few? This MetaFAQs shows the distribution of online American adults by the number of social networks they actively used – having connected in the prior 30 days. These include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Twitch.tv, Tumblr, Nextdoor, and others.

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How many social networks do Americans actively use? [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 23, 2020

The power of social networks comes alive with its connections, so people want to be where their friends and contacts are. However, not all networks are the same and some people choose different ones. How many social networking platforms do Americans actively use? Are they broadly connected to a wide number or do they only use a few? This MetaFAQs shows the distribution of online American adults by the number of social networks they actively used – having connected in the prior 30 days.

Social networks included

For the above analysis, the following social networks were included: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Google+, Twitch.tv, Tumblr, Nextdoor, and Imgur. The average (mean) number of these social networks actively used is 2.2.

About MetaFAQs

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts.

On request, interested research professionals can receive complimentary updates through our periodic newsletter. These include MetaFAQs – brief answers to frequently asked questions about technology users – or TUPdates – analysis of current and essential technology industry topics. To subscribe, contact MetaFacts.

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