Smartphones, Technology

Why You Don’t Need the iPhone 5, by an iPhone Owner

Can you feel it yet? The slow, subtle build-up in peer pressure. The smug, self-satisfied looks from that guy in the office who pre-ordered the iPhone 5 at midnight. The questions from friends who assume that, because you like tech, you’re probably getting one. The calculations you catch yourself making, wondering if you could actually… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need the iPhone 5, by an iPhone Owner

Apps, Smartphones, Software

How will Google Maps change our reality?

Much of the controversy surrounding Google Maps has centered on relatively concrete concerns like privacy and data gathering. But in a piece for The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman argues that digital mapping's long-term impacts may fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Aimless wandering, for instance, could easily become an… Continue reading How will Google Maps change our reality?

Smartphones, Software

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own

In 2007, Steve Jobs stood on stage, listing the benefits of Apple's then-new iPhone touchscreen. "You can do multi-finger gestures on it," he said, moving his hands back and forth in the now-familiar pinch-to-zoom motion. Then he paused, and his expression changed. "And boy, have we patented it." The crowd laughed and began applauding as… Continue reading The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own

Smartphones

I Just Played With Samsung’s Amazing Galaxy S III And Now I’m Even More Annoyed By My iPhone 5

Despite Apple's assertion that it is going to crack down on leaks, people seem confident that they know pretty much everything about the iPhone 5. And here are the things they think they know that have jumped out at me (and annoyed me): The iPhone 5 is not going to have a really big screen,… Continue reading I Just Played With Samsung’s Amazing Galaxy S III And Now I’m Even More Annoyed By My iPhone 5

Smartphones, Technology

Now It’s Leaked, I Don’t Want The iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is set to sell like gangbusters. Every analyst on the planet has already voiced his or her opinion on the phone’s expected sales during the first month, heck, even during the life of the product. That’s great; I hope consumers dive all over it and get what they want. But I don’t want the iPhone 5.… Continue reading Now It’s Leaked, I Don’t Want The iPhone 5

Smartphones, Technology

‘Electronic nose’ could detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances

Researchers have developed an “electronic nose” prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances. Based on research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, the device has potential applications in agriculture (detecting pesticide levels), industrial sites (detecting gas leaks, combustion emissions), homeland security (warning systems for bio-terrorism) and the military (detecting chemical… Continue reading ‘Electronic nose’ could detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances

Business, InfoGraphics, Smartphones

3 Tips to Get Your Customers to “Check In”

More than ever, consumers are relying on their smartphones to point them toward the best deals in town on the fly. For small-business owners, that means an opportunity to get them in the door when they’re already nearby. Nearly half of all U.S. adults now own a smartphone and, among them, one in five “checks… Continue reading 3 Tips to Get Your Customers to “Check In”

Funny and Weird, Smartphones, Technology, Video

LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video – Keynote 2012

A good 'parody-ad' on the iPhone 5! LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video - Keynote 2012 - YouTube.

Apps, Internet, Smartphones, Software, Websites

HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5? A recent report from BI Intelligence explains why we think HTML5 will win out, and… Continue reading HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win