Smartphones primary device for many but not all activities [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 26, 2020

Are smartphones the primary device being used for all types of activities? Or, are PCs preferred for some? This MetaFAQs reports on the primary device type – PC or smartphones – by activity type and country.

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Home photo printing declining while smartphone photos are prevalent [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 20, 2020

Even while taking pictures is a regular part of most American’s lives as an everyday activity with their smartphone, printing them on a home printer is a declining trend. This MetaFAQs reports on the regular use of home printers to print photos and the use of smartphones to take pictures from 2016 through 2020.

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The most creative – PCs or smartphones? [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, February 9, 2017


Creativity eludes definition, yet we know and admire it when we see or feel it. Well beyond simple clicks, creative activities greatly add to the collective oeuvre while also giving voice to expression.

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It might well be argued that creativity is shown in the clever use of hashtags, emojis, or Snapchat video filters. I’m choosing to identify creativity broadly and practically – how the most-creative, most-involved tech activities get done. Activities such as creating presentations and videos require forethought and a blending of skills. Some activities such as taking photographs are now so widely commonplace that the activity spans the professional photographer to the budding amateur. So, for this analysis, I’m considering this a moderately-creative activity.

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