Stating the obvious here but it seems the media have now cottoned on to the fact that we use our phone EVERYWHERE. Is it a curse or a necessity? Whilst abroad last year I noticed the good-looking couple at the next table who should have been enjoying each other's company over a romantic dinner but instead she was using her iPhone throughout, He seemed bored and so he should as I would find it undoubtedly the rudest example of mis-manners. Only last weekend I observed a family at breakfast with the male adult of the family balancing his smart phone on his lap whilst tucking into his muesli. Conversation across the table has definitely suffered as people appear to be more interested in what their smart phone has to say than the human beings around them.