Today, augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly commonplace, as more companies leverage this technology. Augmented reality is a cousin of virtual reality (VR), but AR blends digital elements with real life, whereas virtual reality creates a completely digital world. Read More
Futurists have long predicted that augmented reality (AR)—and, ultimately, virtual reality (VR)—will be part of our everyday world in the not-so-distant future. And it appears the future is now, as the past couple years have seen the arrival of apps that leverage this new technology. Mobile apps are using virtual and augmented reality to create applications with the power to transform how we interact with devices, technology and the world as a whole.
The Internet of Things is the term used to describe the phenomenon of complete connectedness. It’s the concept of smart refrigerators communicating with smartphones, letting us know that we’re out of milk right as we drive by the store. It’s that same refrigerator also sending a message to our favorite dairy brand, so that we receive a mobile coupon for $1 off a gallon, in time to make that purchase. Read More
Despite the swarm of negative media attention accorded the Google Glass when it was first introduced to the public – bans on its use by various businesses, concerns raised about privacy issues, and even bills drafted by legislators worried about road safety – the market for smart wearable devices seems to be growing. Read More
It’s no secret that one of the biggest advantages of mobile over desktop is the on-the-go access that mobility provides. However, one true advantage of mobility is, not only can you interact with your mobile device in any aspect of your personal and professional lives, but your mobile device can interact with you based on your surroundings as well. Read More
Cloud computing has given us a way to store and access incredible amounts of data without the use of traditional server banks. Smartphones are constantly sending and retrieving data from the cloud, but they are also bound by the limitations of wireless networks, as are any businesses that send data to mobile devices. The problem is that getting data into and out of the cloud is a matter of bandwidth. Mobile apps have become a great way to get things done on the Internet via smartphone, because your device handles some of the data and processing power itself. Read More