Welcome to the world of 4G cell phones. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where 4G works, then you’ll know how great it is. You get internet connectivity that works as well as a home broadband link up, meaning you can surf and download at the same time – and pretty much use the net on a mobile device with all the flexibility allowed by the size of your screen. So how did we get here? Before 4G was 3G, before that was 2G. And before that was the original wireless phone signal. Now here’s an interesting piece ofRead More
Marlon Brown was at the Art Institute of Charleston one day this summer when a co-worker took to Twitter and announced she wanted a mocha. The request for coffee was in vain, but it gave Brown an idea. A computer scientist by training and an entrepreneur by avocation, Brown got right to work. After a busy few months of tinkering with the technology and recruiting local eateries and shops, the resulting global positioning system-based coupon service, sQuimble, is now live. If you’re in the Charleston area (to start), you can text, Tweet or enter on squimble.com what you want. If youRead More
This month, AddThis celebrate five years of sharing. It began with a simple idea – make bookmarking and sharing easier. After a few months of coding, AddThis was born. At first, it was a single button with a few bookmarking services used by a few small publishers. But it quickly spread across the web and we started to see some interesting trends in how and what people share. With that information in hand, AddThis introduced sharing analytics to offer this same insight to publishers. AddThis is now the largest content sharing platform on the web. UsedRead More
As consumers continue to flock to the internet, the Internet marketing industry continue to evolve. In a two way medium like the internet the traditional models of marketing are losing their efficacy and new types of marketing are gaining steam by providing value for consumers increasingly put off by intrusive marketing tactics. This infographic from Voltier Digital highlights the differences between the two kinds of marketing Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing.
Need a secure password enter WolframAlpha the mathematical search engine, can generate a customizable secure password for you on the fly. Do a search of “password of 8 letters” or “secure password” and a password will be created with a phonetic form that will make it easier to remember. It allow you to customize the output you can include or restrict letter case, numbers, special characters, etc. In addition to that it gives you properties of the password, such as password entropy and more. It also calculates the time it would take for a computer to crack the generated password.Read More
Bookmarking and sharing service AddThis is celebrating its fifth birthday with a deep dive into its data pool. The Clearspring service has analyzed five years’ worth of sharing data — and has summarized its findings in the infographic below.
WhatWasThere (free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) becomes a portable portal into the past. How does it work, well you dig up ancient photos (few generations prior, or few decades ago) scan them in, photos can be uploaded through the WhatWasHere website or via an iPhone app, and tag them to their rightful place on Google Maps with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. Thereafter visit the WhatWasHere app the app will detect where you are and show you any historic photographs that were captured nearby plotted on a map. Moreover switch into Camera view for an augmentedRead More
So much can change in 15 years. In the world of tech, this is doubly true. Rarely does the year 1996 seem more distant in our rearview mirrors than when we take a look at the state of the Internet in that era. It’s immediately recognizable: the bad fonts, the spinning gifs, and all manner of regrettable web design. But that isn’t to say that we don’t look back on it fondly. Indeed, we came of age on that Internet of long ago. But that’s not to say it isn’t a relief to see how far we’ve come. Not onlyRead More
We have hundreds of excellent spots to choose from on any given night. Check out Dinevore to discover new restaurants, then Yelp to check location and reviews. If it seems good, I stop by MenuPages to browse their apps, then Google Maps to grab the location and OpenTable to make a reservation. I also check Foodspotting for photos and Foursquare for tips. Founded by Sam Beaudin and Dave Riess, New York City startup Tapl.io (pronounced Tap-Lee-Oh) bring all these restaurant review sites to the table. It offer a browser extension that automatically pops up a simple folder toolbar when you visitRead More