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Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - BIT RATE -

If you are rich, you will down­load soft­ware on your smart­phone or a tablet. If your bank bal­ance is piti­ful, you prob­a­bly don’t even know what an app is. This was the find­ing of a study car­ried out by a San Fran­cisco non-profit group Com­mon Sense Me­dia. It found that al­most half the fam­i­lies with in­comes above $75,000 had down­loaded apps for their chil­dren, com­pared with one in eight of the fam­i­lies earn­ing less than $30,000. More than a third of those low-in­come par­ents re­ported they did not know what an app was. CSM said this find­ing was im­por­tant be­cause “par­ents in­creas­ingly are hand­ing their iphones to their 1 ½-year-old kid as a shut-up toy”.

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