In this day and age, we’ve all experienced targeted ads online- ads that are tailored to you based off of your browsing history, demographic, and many other factors. It’s all too common to see these ads on major sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, and when it happens, nobody bats an eye. But what happens when this common internet phenomenon starts leaking into everyday life?
We all know smartphones can be prohibitively expensive at full price. Even at a discount, a new device can end up being a large out of pocket expense. Thanks to one Indian handset manufacturer, this may be a thing of the past for mobile phone users in India.
With mobile wallets and payment apps available on nearly all smartphones today, the way we look at in-person payments has changed for good. While the adoption of mobile wallets and payment apps has been slow, there are benefits to using these apps (besides being able to buy coffee when you forget your wallet.)
Depending on where you are, winter storm Jonas may have wreaked havoc on your area this weekend – although most of us are unlikely to experience another storm of this magnitude again this year, it’s important to stay prepared. Heavy snowfall and icy conditions mean hazardous roads and even power outages. Gathering all of the supplies you need to hunker down for storm is important, but have you thought about your biggest lifeline – your cell phone? Continue Reading
We’re all too aware of the dangers of texting and driving. Ads have warned us against using any type of handheld device while operating motor vehicles for years. There are even organizations dedicated to spreading awareness of the dangers of texting and driving- but what about the dangers of being distracted by your mobile tech as a pedestrian? Continue Reading
Tech industry events of every size have one common need- the need to stay charged. This goes double for events that hinge upon constant device usage, such as gaming and mobile industry conferences or hackathons. Obviously you want to provide your attendees with the ability to easily charge their mobile devices, but why stop there? Let your attendees know you’ve got their back by providing mobile charging stations and portable power banks customized with your branding! Continue Reading
While some of us were swept up shopping this Black Friday, the NSA was busy scaling down its practice of sweeping up millions of phone records on a daily basis. Due to a new law that went into effect this past Sunday, the NSA will begin using more selective phone surveillance techniques. Continue Reading
As most major retailers will tell you, the holidays are right around the corner. While some of us get to stay close to home for our holiday plans, about 30% of the US population will be traveling during this upcoming holiday season. With a high volume of fully booked flights, busses, trains, and hotel rooms (as well as the chance for an ill-timed winter storm), the holiday season is widely known as the most congested and difficult time to travel. If you’re planning on traveling at any point this holiday season, you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped with the best travel apps to make your trip easier to navigate. Continue Reading
We’ve all seen the advertisements wireless carriers run for unlimited data cell phone plans. In some shape or form, most major wireless carriers have offered an unlimited data plan to their customers, but there may be hidden limitations or restrictions that redefine the word “unlimited.” Continue Reading