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Never Get Lost Again! Google Maps Indoors Has Arrived
Most consumers know that Google Maps is the go-to mobile application for finding their way around town and through city streets. Since Google Maps can help a consumer find their way to a local restaurant with turn-by-turn instructions and even reroute from traffic or construction, it was no wonder... Read more
Is Mobile Banking Secure?
These days you can do just about anything from your mobile phone. Email, text, make phone calls and even do banking all from one device. Thanks to the introduction of the iPhone and its unlimited amount of applications, more consumers are turning to the use of mobile banking, but... Read more
What Happened to HP?

What Happened to HP?

Internet August 31, 2012

Back in the day, Hewlett Packard was the best known computer on the market and other computer makers strived to be exactly like them. Up until 2000, HP was certainly one of the leaders, but with the rise of Apple and other computer companies, HP started to rapidly decline.... Read more
Why Is Everyone Jumping Ship From Facebook?
In the past few months Facebook has seen many senior and important staff members resign. Bret taylor, Carl Sjogreen, Ben Blumenfeld, Ethan Beard, Katie Mitic and Jonathan Matus have left the company one after the other. Seemingly, they have all parted ways on good terms and their announcements on... Read more
The Coolest Apps Of 2012
The year 2012 is about to enter its fourth quarter. By the time you will be reading this, it would already be September 2012 and if we have judged you correctly, you would already be looking for new apps to download. So we have gone ahead and compiled a... Read more
The Best Of Online TV
Online TV allows you the freedom to watch all your favourite shows, current or old, at your convenience. The best sites allow you to search for any show, from the latest hit sitcom to the almost-forgotten classics. These sites are the cream of the crop: 1. Amazon Instant Video... Read more
What’s The Next Instagram?
Since Facebook’s purchase of Instagram for $1 billion, speculation over the next billion-dollar tech company is increasingly at the heart of evaluating tech startups. Social networking and mobile apps create value by solving problems that address fulfilling human social needs, and many tech startups focus in these two arenas.... Read more
Watching Rio 2016

Watching Rio 2016

Internet August 24, 2012

Thanks to emerging technology, watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio is sure to be much different from the 2012 events in London. People are going to have more viewing options available to them, such as the ability to view televised events from multiple devices, in a more interactive way,... Read more
Will Virtual Credit Cards Work?
With the advances in smart chips on the market today, it is easy to imagine a world without cash or credit cards; a simplified world where people carry only their Smart Phones to fulfill all their communication needs, identification and purchase demands. Cash, driver’s licenses and credit cards would... Read more
The Most Stolen Gadgets of 2012
Today, electronic gadgets play a central role in the way that you work, play, communicate and stay organized. Unfortunately, in 2012, more electronics are stolen than any other type of property, including cash. Apple’s iPhones and iPads top the list of lifted gadgets, but other brands of smartphones and... Read more
Do You Need a Digital Camera Anymore?
What does the Sony NEX-7 have in common with the latest smartphone? For one, both devices are capable of capturing high-quality photographs at the press of a button. A camera’s size doesn’t necessarily indicate its quality or presence in the industry, but most professional photographers still invest in large... Read more
Is Outlook.com Better Than Gmail?
Microsoft has struggled against Gmail in the email sector for years, something Microsoft hopes to remedy with the release of Outlook.com, the company’s answer to its own aging Hotmail.com service.  Launched with a beautifully crafted user interface Outlook.com looks more like a Google product than a Microsoft platform. The... Read more
Who’s Winning the Tablet Wars?
Ever since the first Apple iPad was launched in 2010, tablets have garnered such a huge following. Much like what the iPhone did to the world of smartphones, the iPad has shaped the tablet realm. As could only be expected, other manufacturers followed suit and started churning out their... Read more
How To Turn Around Yahoo?
Marissa Mayer takes content and makes it better. Yahoo’s new CEO does not evolve that content by finding better editors or hiring stronger writers, instead her job has always been to create the platforms on which the content can be discovered, enjoyed, shared and expanded upon. During her time... Read more
How Will We Be Watching The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics?
During the 2012 London Olympics viewers from around the world were able to capture the majesty of the event on their television sets, over the internet and via mobile and tablet devices. In Africa and Asia the Olympics were even broadcast in real-time by video streaming service YouTube. When... Read more
iPhone 5 Versus Samsung Galaxy S3
Smartphone arguments have never been as incendiary as they are today, have they? Of course, the fact that there is no love lost between two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers has not served to douse the flames one bit, not to mention the passionate arguments from fanboys of both... Read more