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65% of global smartphone owners use Android OS: stats

In a sideways blow to Apple, Windows Phone and Blackberry, Android is now the dominant operating system of mobile users worldwide.

Android use has climbed from 27% in 2012 to 65% in 2013. An even more impressive figure is the 270% increase in Android use since the end of 2011. 

These figures come from the Q4 2013 market research study by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), in which 170,000 respondents were interviewed in 32 markets, representing 89% of the global internet population.

Here are some more fascinating stats from the study involving device ownership and privacy.

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16+ of the best things to happen to the internet in 2013

To bring karmic balance after yesterday’s bile-dripping 15 worst things to happen to the internet in 2013, here’s a bumper crop of joy.

It’s all very well looking forward to next year and seeing what technological advancements will improve our lives significantly in the future, but if we don’t look back at what came before and collate them in an arbitrary order within the confines of a blog-post, then surely we are doomed to repeat our mistakes because we didn’t spend long enough dwelling over our collective achievements

And if that’s not a specious excuse for a list-based round-up of the year, then call me Alex Zane and give me a job of presenting mediocre YouTube videos on the telly at 2am.

Here are the best things to happen to the internet in 2013, in our award-winning content team’s not-quite-so-humble opinion.

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15+ of the worst things to happen to the internet in 2013

Because it can’t all be sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and Google Hummingbirds.

We at Econsultancy consider ourselves as promoters of best practice. ‘Achieve Digital Excellence’ reads our brand new strapline in the big red dot up there, and with this modus operandi we carry a great responsibility.

The responsibility of wading through the darkest digital waters (confusing and potentially dangerous metaphor alert) and remaining constantly poised to spear the very best of the internet. We do so in order to bring you the most considered insight, through research, practice, good old fashioned investigation and occasionally asking Twitter for help.

Of course for every tasty salmon we catch, we also have a net-full of bottom feeding suction eels too. We don’t really know what to do with them and they’re piling up around the floor of the boat.

So let us unburden our unpleasant haul upon you, with this round-up of the worst things to happen to the internet in 2013:

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Eight user experience improvements with iOS7

Lately, it’s difficult to be heard above the constant screaming negativity towards Apple’s latest operating system.

Heck, I’m guilty of joining the chorus too, this is a piece I wrote on this blog last week: Five user experience problems with iOS7. It’s a fair summation of the problems with iOS7, in fact it only scrapes the surface according the comments underneath it.

As Marc Shillum (featured in this post about Apple and the key to consistent marketing experience) stated recently, what we perceive to be the product, the iPhone, is in fact “an ongoing service relationship with a company that is delivered through software we have little control over”.

Basically the operating system is the product, not the phone. No wonder there's so much outcry when Apple tweaks its operating system, or as with iOS7, completely rewrites it.

So in order to inject some positivity into the conversation, and to provide much needed balance, here’s a list of brilliant things about iOS7.

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Five user experience problems with iOS7

By now you've probably already decided whether or not to upgrade your existing iPhone operating system to the largely divisive iOS7, released approximately four weeks ago.

Perhaps some of you automatically uploaded on the day of release without question, perhaps some of you more cautious cats waited to see what the general consensus was from the early adopters before uploading.

If you were anything like me, an iPhone 4 user - the shelf-life of which was becoming quickly terminal - who read thousands of comments (ranging from histrionically aggrieved to deific praise) and decided they had nothing left to lose, so took the plunge anyway.

Although we have looked at iOS7 in terms of opportunities for enterprise organisations, we have yet to discuss the user experience of iOS7, so after a month of the new operating system being released in the wild and with the Nielsen Norman Group publishing its own user experience appraisal today, now seems the right time to do just that.

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iOS7 and the opportunities for enterprise organisations

‘We need to think about iOS7…’ Heard that phrase recently? For enterprise organisations where mobile is a key channel, deciding what the appropriate strategy is for making OS updates can be challenging.

Here are some key considerations for your organisation.

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