A survey conducted by  StollzNow Research showed that PCs were still the number 1 way people accessed the internet. “It is a rapidly evolving space and people are still exploring the whole notion of mobile computing,” Neil Stollznow, director of the company said, but noted “what you have to bear in mind is this is taking place right now, and not in the future.” The survey found PCs were used more frequently than smartphones or tablets, with 94 per cent of online users using their PC daily. “If you have a tablet and a smartphone, you’re still using it very regularly,” Stollznow said. In contrast 69% of people used their smartphone daily to access the internet, and 58% used their tablet daily. “Smartphones and tablets used a little bit less frequently, but not that much.” Overall  almost everyone in Australia (98 per cent) uses a PC to access the Internet ...

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A telephone survey of 1,186 US adults performed by GFK USA between the October 19– 23, 2012 found significant interest in Windows 8 even before Microsoft’s $1.5 billion advertising blitz. They survey busted the strange views held by many in the media that no home users used Windows, with 80% of respondents using Windows PCs and laptops at home, and only 12% using Apple computers. The survey was completed before Microsoft launched their media blitz, and then 52% had not heard about the OS, and 46% had. Of those who had 35% thought it would make Windows better and only 9% thought it would make it worse. From the same group 3% were extremely interested and 9% very interested in purchasing a new laptop or desktop running the OS, and 25% were somewhat interested, for a total of 37% of consumers. At the same time 29% of consumers were extremely ...

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