Monthly Archives: June 2014

Amazon Firefly: A New Frontier for Apps

Last week, Amazon announced its upcoming Fire smartphone. The hardware puts it at about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the same battery life as the Apple 5S, and with a better camera than both. But it’s the new Firefly program that really sets the phone apart. Firefly is an audio-visual identification program […]

The Brick and Mortar Answer to Mobile

Beacons are electronic devices that mark fixed locations. If you run a brick and mortar store, you may want to install them on your premises. Why? Beacons can signal precise locations to mobile device users, presenting them with timely coupons, product facts, and other information about sale items within arms’ reach. While it would be […]

Apple Unveils iOS8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple introduced the world to new iOS8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference last week. Many updates fit the theme of greater collaboration between Apple products and outside devices. Here are a few ways Apple systems will play nicer with others: Up to six users can share music, apps, and […]

Volkswagen XL1

The Volkswagen XL1 is a luxury car that gets over 200 MPG. 250 of the vehicles are being manufactured and sold in Europe, as a market test of the appeal of a 2-seater luxury vehicle that sells for $150,000 and gets five times the fuel-efficiency of a Prius. While three of them were taken for […]