Category:  Industry News

By Noah Cosimano-White, April 2, 2014 Comments Off Accessories, Industry News, Off-Beat

Yes, amazon has been in the news a lot lately, and they’re at it again. Earlier today, Amazon announced its own TV set-top box which will compete with the Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku. The Amazon Fire TV has a quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM compared to the Apple TV’s single core processor and 512MB… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, March 17, 2014 Comments Off App Store News, Industry News

Office for iPad has been a long running rumor that has been going on long enough to seem like it would never happen. It seems that it’s finally becoming a reality as The Verge is reporting Microsoft will host a special event on March 27th to introduce Office for iPad. It will include the typical suite… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, February 19, 2014 Comments Off App News, Industry News

WhatsApp is an extremely popular messaging app across multiple platforms that serves up over 10 billion messages a day. Today, Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion, and it’s official with a filing with the SEC. The purchase breaks down as $4 billion in cash, and $12 billion in Facebook stock with a potential $3… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, February 6, 2014 Comments Off App News, Industry News

Yesterday, Pebble launched their own dedicated appstore for their line of smart watches. Announced back in December, the store will be similar to other developer to consumer application marketplaces like Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store. You could always download third party applications and watchfaces for the Pebble smartwatches, but you had to… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, January 29, 2014 Comments Off Industry News

On August 15th 2011, Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Today, on January 29th 2014, Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. In essence, Google sold Motorola Mobility for a little less than a quarter of what they paid for it, less than three years ago. In 2011, Goggle’s official press release… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, January 13, 2014 Comments Off Industry News

Nest has been an inspiring company since it launched its intelligent thermostat. The company was co-founded by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell, and provided a whole new way to look at home appliances. The Nest Thermostat is a brilliant piece of tech that provides a dial based thermostat to spin in the degrees, and it includes… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, October 8, 2013 Comments Off Industry News

The Nest is an intelligent, and slickly designed thermostat from a company founded by the creator of the iPod, Tony Fadell. The Nest thermostat automatically figures out a schedule for heating and air conditioning, and controls can be accessed via an accompanying iOS app. You control the thermostat via a spin wheel, and it’s a… Read More »

By Daniel Mason, September 25, 2013 Comments Off Industry News

We’re all waiting on new iPads, expected to be unveiled in October, but in the mean time competitors are unveiling their new offerings for the holiday quarter. This morning, Amazon announced the third generation of their Kindle Fire line, denoted HDX. There are two main versions with the “7” & 8.9”, and they both offer… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, September 4, 2013 Comments Off Industry News, iOS

At what first sounds like a joke, yesterday Google announced their next version of their Android mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat. Over the years, Google has used alphabetical dessert names for the new versions of Android with recent entries including Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. All are generic names, and many… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, May 21, 2013 Comments Off Industry News

Microsoft made big news today with the announcement of their next generation gaming console, the Xbox One. The main idea of the new console is to be an all in one entertainment device with games, movies, interactive live television, music, and web. The announcements comes three months after Sony’s announcement of the PlayStation 4, as… Read More »