Craig Boswell speaking at 2017 ISRI Convention

Craig Boswell, president of HOBI International, Inc., is contributing to the 2017 ISRI Convention Spotlight on Electronics: The Internet of Things – Mobile Computing panel tomorrow afternoon in New Orleans. Scrap processors are receiving more mobile devices than ever due rapidly increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets as primary computing devices. The increased number of…

Three benefits of backing up a smartphone to the cloud

More people are using smartphones as their primary computing device than ever. Smartphones’ small size and advanced computing abilities allow the devices to store many apps and other information typically stored on laptop and desktop computers in the past. Smartphones’ ability to store important personal data, including photos, videos, finances, corporate files and other irreplaceable…

Android surpasses Windows as the OS used to access the Internet most frequently

Research firm Statcounter reports Android has surpassed Windows as the OS used to access the Internet the most frequently. This month, Android users accounted for 37.93 percent of Statcounter network activity, followed closely behind by Microsoft users with 37.91 percent. Statcounter also reports Apple users access the Internet through mobile (iOS) than desktop program (OSX),…

HOBI weekly blog recap 3/27-3/31

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog from the week of 3/27-3/31. Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found…