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Finance

Why an iPad POS System Will Improve Customer Experience

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The customer service industry has changed for the better with the rise of cloud technology. Improved processing power and greater portability can help connected devices shave the seconds off wait times, create new opportunities for self-service points and even monitor customer satisfaction in real-time….

Art

London

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

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Gear & Gadgets

Portland

Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is Good for the Basics

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is a lot of fun. While it is not great for art, it is quite utilitarian and a lot of fun. It is a great crayon for scratching out rough sketches and diagrams, drawing on photos, or writing notes….

Augmented Reality

San Francisco

Apple Dives Into Augmented Reality with ARKit for iOS 11

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

This past year has been the year of augmented reality, as companies like Snap, Facebook, and Google have all offered apps that provide users with smart filters to augment reality. Today, Apple announced the launch of ARKit for the next version of the operating…

CES

Las Vegas

Amp by OIO Turns Your iPad Air Into a Home Theater Experience

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The iPad was the first iteration of the tablet, bringing these sleek screens into our homes for the first time. While they provided the portability of a smartphone and the immersion of a laptop, the comparatively smaller size and limited speakers made its entertainment…

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CES

Las Vegas

Giroptic iO Makes 360° Photos on iPhones a Snap

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Let’s be honest; you take your smartphone everywhere. Whether you’re looking for a way to capture a lively party or just need a loyal companion to keep you company in the bathroom, these little devices have become part of your family. And if you want to…

Apple

iOS 10: To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade?

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 10:40 am

Every Apple lover eagerly awaits the time when a shiny, new, and long-awaited device hits the market. However, as they look forward to queuing overnight just to get their hands on the latest innovation, there is still that all important question, as to whether…

Gear & Gadgets

BrydgeMini iPad Mini Keyboard: Heavy, but Functional [Review]

By | May 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm

I have owned several iPads over the years, from the original to my current 2nd version iPad Mini. I usually only use them to browse the Internet while watching TV or commuting, or to watch the occasional movie. That being said, I have never…

Product Launch

This Is What Apple’s New Smart Cover May Look Like

By | May 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Technology is always evolving. Whether it be the new waterproof phones from Samsung or virtual reality headsets from Oculus Rift, there is no telling where new tech will go in the coming years. But if the US Patent Office is any indication, you could…

Opinion/Analysis

Why I Am an Apple Snob

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I took my first bite out of that little white apple nearly 15 years ago.  I bought a first-generation pink iPod Mini in early 2004, just after they were released.  I was teaching in Southeast Alaska, and it was easier (and cheaper) to ship…

Lifestyle

Tech Support for your Parents: Baby Boomers Technology Use

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Have you ever been at work and gotten the dreaded phone call from your mother? The one that starts with: “Are you at your computer?” Of course you’re not. You’re in the middle of your cardio routine during your lunch break – which she…

Video

Los Angeles

The Power of Live Broadcasting in Your hands

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

When it comes to any major sporting event, would you rather watch a recording of it or would you rather watch it live? It’s a pretty simple answer: nothing beats a live broadcast. For a long time though the power to broadcast live to…

Communication

Are Apps Replacing Professional Translators?

By | Mar 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Google deals with over 40,000 searches every second (on average). Many of these queries ask it to translate certain words or phrases. With nearly 3 million downloads of the Google Android app alone, we can safely say that a lot of foreign communication is…

Entertainment Industry

Watch a Magician Perform Magic Tricks on an iPad [Video]

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Do you believe in magic? If you have an iPad, you should. Okay, maybe not dragons and flying brooms, but fun tricks at least. I mean, there are just so many things you can do on your iPad: From watching a movie to checking…

Education

Should College Textbooks Go Digital?

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 11:00 pm

As most twenty-somethings toting bachelor’s degrees and a boatload of debt will tell you, going to college is not a cheap undertaking these days. Of course, it’s not just the tuition that gets you. After you consider room and board, a beer budget, and…

Mobile

Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Funny or Die, the viral comedy website renowned for such masterpieces as “The Landlord” (featuring Will Ferrell and his toddler landlord) and Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ series, has made a surprising move into meteorology and just launched its own weather app. And, just…

B2B

Boston

SpeechBooth Launches Self-Sufficient Video Message Platform for the Perfect Wedding

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

The Boston, MA-based startup SpeechBooth has launched an app-based video message recording unit for major events, like weddings, business conferences, retirement parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. The idea is to make events memorable through video, without having to hire a videographer. The company has spent…