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Recently I read on a Twitter feed that there are 6.8 billion people in the world and 5.1 billion owned a cellphone but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. What is in your mind right now when you read this? Is a toothbrush and hygiene less important compared to the information super highway and the online world? Yikes

Here is some data that may shock you about smartphones from Cisco:

1. Average smartphone usage nearly tripled in 2011. The average amount of traffic per smartphone in 2011 was 150 MB per month, up from 55 MB per month in 2010.
2. Smartphones represent only 12 percent of total global handsets in use today, but they represent over 82 percent of total global handset traffic. In 2011, the typical smartphone generated 35 times more mobile data traffic (150 MB per month) than the typical basic-feature cell phone (which generated only 4.3 MB per month of mobile data traffic).
3. The average smartphone will generate 2.6 GB of traffic per month in 2016, a 17-fold increase over the 2011 average of 150 MB per month. Aggregate smartphone traffic in 2016 will be 50 times greater than it is today, with a CAGR of 119 percent.

This is one screenshot taken from Cisco growth in mobile data traffic:


Can you wrap your brain around those numbers? What are our possibilities as small online business owners? Even when you are out and about taking a simple snapshot of you and your dog with your favorite drink could be a conversational piece through a tweet on Twitter or a blog post on your website. Someone is reading your stuff out there somewhere on planet earth.

They say numbers do not lie. Here are 5 smartphone or tablet photo editing apps that could potentially help you share your stories to the world and help you grow your audience:

Pic Collage
Pic Collage is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  It lets you easily create fun collages from your mobile photos, resize, edit, add text and photo effects to your collages and share them on Facebook, Twitter or email.

This is for iPhones, iPods or iPads. This is fun frame allows you to combine photos and text with different fonts, frames, photo effects, colors and sizing of photos.

Another interesting photo editing app for Apple mobile devices. This is a photo filter that allows you to create vintage looking photos with different frames and it’s social media friendly. You can easily share the edited photos to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Honestly, it gives you more features on what you already have on Instagram.

At the moment, this is only available through Apple devices. Wordfoto takes your photos and words and create them into typographic works of art.

This is for Android users and awarded 2011’s best photo editing app on Android. Add fun retro or vintage effects to your photos with borders and different effects.

Some of these smartphone or tablet photo editing apps are not free. Please find out more details through the links provided.

Let us know what is your favorite photo editing app on your smartphone or tablet. Comment below.

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