Tag Archives: Apple

New iPhone Leaks Reveal Most Boring Release to Date

The Apple Kool-Aid There was a time in high school when I hadn’t drank the Apple Kool-Aid yet and still rocked my Android phone.  I liked being able to pick the phone I wanted based on features, and not just by whatever one manufacturer decided to implement that year.  I owned three droids over the […]

The Apple Experience: Greater Than The Sum of its Parts

Most experts agree that the iPhone is not the most technically superior smartphone in the market. In fact, several different phones are far superior to the iPhone in categories like screen resolution, battery life, and processing speeds. The Samsung Galaxy line of phones seem to be better across the board in terms of technical capabilities, and […]

Wearing Social Media

Wearable technology is a remarkably fast growing and game-changing trend. According to PwC’s The Wearable Future report released in 2014, 1 in 5 Americans has a piece of wearable technology. There are a wide variety of wearable technologies, the most popular being smart watches. Other pieces of wearable tech include fitness trackers and augmented reality lenses […]

Running Through Your Newsfeeds–*Extended*

Since our presentations are cut to such short time limits, with every presenter, there are many unanswered questions from the audience. I am dedicating this blog post to answer some of the questions you all had about my particular topic “Running Through Your Newsfeeds” that I left out of my presentation. I urge you all to […]

iPhone Users: Start Using “Find My Friends”!

Apple includes several native iOS apps on its devices, which users don’t really have a choice but to have on their phones. For better or worse, apps like “Compass”, “Game Center”, “Voice Memos”, “Podcasts”, and the Apple Watch app are installed on every updated iOS device and cannot be uninstalled. Apple also has several apps on […]

So Where is it Headed? Initial Expectations of Social Media

“The only thing that is constant is change.” If you heed this timeless advice, you and your organization may be able to better position itself in the evolving environment around you. If you fail to do so, you will face the wrath of the changes that Father Time always bring forth. Apple is positioning itself […]

Finale

If this semester has taught me anything, its that Social Media’s uses go far beyond what we utilize it for. Coming into college, I was sure that I was a master of the cyber world. I was getting about 20 likes per tweet, 100 likes per instagram, and my facebook profile likes had me on […]

Budweiser’s Latest Tagline was Kind of a Trainwreck

If you’ve ever seen a Budweiser commercial, you know that the brand is usually pretty funny. Most of their campaigns endearingly feed into the frat like culture that the beer promotes. However, a new slogan printed on their bottles have left some wondering what they were thinking this time. So much so that the company […]

Social Media: They are here to stay.

Although we have heard several times phrases like “When Facebook no longer exists …”, “Twitter will die quickly …” among others, the fact is that being Facebook, Twitter and other networks eternal or not , social media in general are here to stay and are increasingly being part of our everyday lives. In its early […]

Final Reflections On Social Media: Who Is In Your Top 3?

From this Vantage Point It is interesting to look back to the beginning of the semester and now take stock of how increased exposure to social media has permanently re-wired my brain.  While that may not sound great to some, I welcomed the change.  To me, adapting is proof of intelligence.  Look in nature and confirm this […]

So, you think you want to code, build a social media app, and whatnot:  start here! 

There is only one thing to do and you know it: dive in.  If you do not have a heavy computer science background, I am afraid learning to code will require you to get out of your comfort zone; but, when has that ever been a bad thing?  You might be thinking, middle school.  It […]

Mini Augmentation

With the recent introduction of products such as the Apple Watch and Google Glass, technology companies are finding ways to “improve” gadgets so much that they are no longer hand held, but attached to our bodies. Beyond that, techies are making predictions that products that will allow us to “enhance” our vision of reality will […]

Taylor Swift: The Porn Industry’s New Darling

Okay, Taylor Swift is not in the porn industry, but I got your attention. While she is not having sex on film, Taylor Swift, along with other entities such as Harvard, is buying up domain names to ensure she is not a casualty to the new surge of web page names, set to become available later […]

You go? I go? WiGo!

There is another player emerging on the ever-growing social media landscape.  That entrant is WiGo, a social media app that is an acronym for “Who Is Going Out.”  WiGo was founded by its current CEO Ben Kaplan, a 23-year-old Holy Cross dropout and former hockey player.  The app was created after Kaplan pitched his idea to a panel […]

Put a Ring(ly) On It

With the most recent launch of the Apple Watch, I became curious about other players in the wearable technology field. I also started to wonder about what all the tech products will look like in a few years. It was clear that Apple focused on the design piece, giving options on color and type of […]