Last week, Google purchased NEST - the startup company that makes the trendy Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detectors, for $3.2 BILLION. Yes, you heard that right. That's a lot of money. They previously owned 12% of the company through investments. Google made this move to acquire the terrific talent at NEST, which includes the … Continue reading Google wants a NEST in your home
Everyday, we see more and more mobile professionals using tablets. They are quickly becoming almost as popular as mobile phones. People are realizing what they can be used for, and how they can save them time every day. As more and more apps are released, they are rapidly becoming a viable replacement for laptops. You … Continue reading Are tablets the “new laptop” ?
The folks over at Mozilla have released Firefox 14 for the Android platform, available now in the Google PLAY Store. Some notable fixes and improvements are: Adobe FLASH support Fast startup and page refreshes Security fixes Corrections to zoom level issues Complete redesign to the UI Grab a copy on the Play Store and tell … Continue reading Firefox 14 for Android is released – boasts multiple fixes and speed improvements
In a not-so-surprising move, Google announced recently it's intention to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. This gives Google access to Motorola's treasured handset technology, and more importantly, their patents. But what does this mean for Samsung, HTC and other handset manufacturers that have invested billions of dollars into their Android handsets? Will they now … Continue reading Google Enters the Mobile Handset Business
It seems like it was just yesterday that Apple introduced the iPhone (and it's accompanying iOS Operating System). It was truly revolutionary and changed the smartphone market forever. And now, just a few short years later, and with the help (and bottomless pockets) of Google, the Android operating system has officially outpaced Apple's flagship as … Continue reading Android is Now the King of the Smartphones
This week, RIM announced the Blackberry Playbook - a sleek tablet with a 7 inch high resolution touchscreen, clearly designed to be a competitor to the Apple iPad. What's better? Where do I begin? To start, it comes with a dual-core processor. RIM claims that it will be the fastest tablet on the market. Some … Continue reading The Blackberry Playbook-a challenger to the iPad?
The rumor mill is still spinning wildly on this one. As you know, the iPhone is only available on the AT&T network. Like them or not, the general consensus is that their network simply isn't as robust at Verizon's. Add to that the recently launched iPad, AT&T customers may be in for even more data … Continue reading iPhone 4 is right around the corner — or will you wait for Verizon?