The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a report consisting of an analysis of over 4,000 surveys in seven developing countries on reading from mobile devices.
In the beginning of April, Samsung decided to allow users to access anti-theft apps, including a so-called "kill switch" for its Samsung Galaxy S5 on select carriers. Where Samsung goes (and where Apple pretty much already is with "Activation Lock"), so goes the rest of the smartphone industry.
Rumors in the tech world are hinting towards the possibility of a waterproof and shockproof iPhone 6. Although nothing has been confirmed and wouldn't be confirmed for some time, the rumor is a reflection of how desirable it has become for smartphone users to have a mobile device that is protected from most external sources of damage.