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(by Kristin Judge via AnnArbor.com)
The newest iPhone now has an added line for apps per page. Thank goodness! Not sure how I would have been able to manage without it!
It's hard to believe app management is now an issue for some mobile device users, but we are coming to rely on them more every day. I remember when I used to buy Sudoku books to take on airplanes. Now, I have three different Sudoku apps on my smartphone instead. Less hassle, and less space in my carry-on bag too.
Apps are used to get the news, communicate with friends, check flight times, share photos, get recipes, listen to music, and of course play games. The top 10 grossing apps of all time include seven games. Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump are of course included. Current average app price is still less than $2, so they are affordable and always at your fingertips. (Apple Store Stats 2012, Impiger Moble)
For me, the lure of the app is the ability to click and use it instantly. That is also the part that concerns me. It is instant gratification, and I don’t even feel like I am spending money.
It is easy to see how someone may get into trouble with spending too much time and money on apps. But an even more dangerous risk than losing a little too much time or money on apps is losing our identity or other information if we don’t use them safely. Apps are here to stay, so we need to educate ourselves on how to use them securely.