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Go figure -- one thing that's not ailing in this economy is something that many, on the surface, would assume one could live without. As mobile data usage rises, a great deal of that comes from the average smartphone. In a new report from The New York Times, we're forced to think about just how much of a necessity these ultra-smart cellphones have become. Just five years ago, these things were simple luxuries. Now, they are practically needed for super-efficient businesspeople. One example of just how useful these are explains how someone who was recently laid off still relied on their expensive smartphone in order to land the next job. By having that "always-on" connection, job seekers can keep... Read more...