We're all used to getting touchy-feely with our phones and tablets, but it's only in the past few months that touchscreen laptops have really gained any ground.
It is vital we acknowledge the fact that in so many ways the digital revolution has levelled the retail playing field and improved consumer choice. Shop keepers are no longer held back by store space or location, jostling for retail position against homogenous high street heavyweights.
To an advertiser you are many things: you are where you are, what you read, the tools you use, the games you play, and the people you contact. This means that the data inside your smartphone is a gold mine to advertisers, and many companies have begun mining that data through tracking on mobile websites and in mobile applications.
For decades, TV has had a prosperous reign as king of the living room. Entertaining millions daily, it's no wonder we've given the medium ultimate reverence. But just as a monarch's underlings often seek to usurp them, tablets and mobile devices are rising up and gradually stealing attention from TV's once captive and faithful audience.
Of course the PC is not going to be replaced completely in business. But such is the power and flexibility of today's mobile devices, and the willingness of businesses to embrace the often-hyped 'Bring Your Own Device' movement, that means we as users are making more and more use of mobile devices not just to watch funny kitten movies, but also to do our 'normal' business day-to-day.
As one of the tech journalists lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Apple's pre-Christmas line-up, I got to get my hands on a the new iPad mini with Retina display and the new iPad Air, which is due to go on sale on 1 November. Both are lovely, but it's the iPad Air that is grabbing all the headlines, and rightly so.
We can all face it guys, we aren't perfect or anywhere close to perfect. For some of us, we need as much help as possible to keep our relationships in working condition. Here are 3 apps that can keep us all out of the doghouse if used wisely. In today's world we don't always have to be thoughtful if we have the correct apps which can do the thinking for us!
The instant share-ability and old-school feel of photographs edited with these apps form a bizarre juncture where nostalgia and modernity meet. But, is something being lost?
A New Yorker celebrates buying his brand new iPhone 5S after two weeks of waiting. It's an all too common sight. People sleeping on the streets, covered in moth bitten blankets, a look of desperation on their faces as the more fortunate walk past them, not giving them a second thought.
Building on concepts we formed while at the global tech conference SXSWi this year, I think the movement that will define this relationship in the future is 'Humanising Technology'. Four concepts that sit beneath this are as follows.
Language is wonderful. The tone, pitch, implication and richness of the spoken word entertains, inspires, educates, forges relationships, builds communities and provides comfort and belonging. Much has been made of the downfall of verbal communication in the digital world.
The big news to emerge from the leak is that Nexus 5 has LTE 4G capability and an improved camera with its addition of OIS. The absence of these features on Nexus 4 held it back from being the ultimate Android phone available by a long shot.
The U.S. Patent Office grants over 200,000 patents each year. All of these innovations will affect our lives, mostly in ways we barely notice. Here are six gadgets that transformed the world profoundly.
When choosing which car to buy, new or used, endless factors come into play. To the audiophile, however, one seems to outweigh the rest: the sound system.
There were times when many people worried about taking long trips as they would become bored and restless. With Wi-Fi in what seems to be every corner of the planet, most of the comforts of home can be transferred to you on your tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Gone are the days of playing the alphabet game during a long trip.
In many ways, the Chromecast was a fairly sophisticated replacement for the Nexus Q, a device abandoned by the company with a quickness in 2012. One of the most appealing aspects of the Chromecast, of course, is the price; at $35, it's a pretty unbeatable and cost-effective way to bring streaming content to your television.