Everything You Need To Know About The Rumored 128GB iPad
When Apple makes a move, people watch. Bloggers watch. Journalists watch. Even the rumors get legs of their own and start to evolve into news. What's worse is when the rumors are wrong and the news is about how wrong the rumors ended up being. Apple is always surrounded by speculation. The rumored 128GB iPad is no exception. Here's a breakdown of what everyone is saying. Just pick your favorite title or source and have your fill of Apple iPad rumors.
Our Smartphones Are More Active Than We Know
What happens in the background on our smartphones often goes unnoticed, but that doesn't mean it isn't affecting us (and other people on our network). Mobile apps are constantly fighting each other for bandwidth and attention in ways that few even realize. This graphic from Amarillo Used Trucks exposes some of the challenges in the "smartphone signaling storm".
How Hybrid Engines Work
As gas prices continue to climb, the miles that we're able to drive on a single gallon of gas becomes that much more important to monitor and maximize. As the price of a gallon of gasoline tops the price of a Starbucks caramel mocha, Hybrids are again emerging as valid considerations for many. The Prius, Toyota's flagship hybrid, is a mechanical masterpiece in many ways. This graphic from Oklahoma City Dodge shows us how it works.
5 Startups That Are Revolutionizing The "Stuffy" Insurance Industry
Silicon Valley startups often conjure up images of ping pong tables frequented by scruffy developers in black jeans and Marxian t-shirts. Insurance companies are perceived to be much less hip, staffed by folks with side parts behind big wooden desks inside industrially-lit offices. But a recent trend has seen the proliferation of startups in Silicon Valley starting to shake up the insurance world. We scoured the landscape and found the five most interesting new companies in the space and highlighted why each is so promising.Originally posted on Business Insider.
The Many Faces Of Innovation In Business
The days of middle-aged caucasian males running American businesses are behind us. Today, it takes talent from around the world of every race, gender, and ethnic group to propel a company to the next level. Social media and other collaboration tools have aided in the process of creating a global workforce for many companies. The mindset has changed for many, but there's still a staunch desire to keep things as "close to home" as possible for many. Staying with the familiar and safe can work for some, but most businesses can have better success by building a workforce that draws inspiration from a wide range of ideas and experiences. In this infographic by SocialCast, they make a case for diversity in the workforce as well as the use of social collaboration tools to push businesses forward. As with any change, there are barriers, but a well-run company can overcome these challenges and reap the benefits of a strategy based on inclusion rather than the old ways of thinking. Click to enlarge.
In Silicon Valley, Google Fights With Tagged.com, Gaia
The fight for talent in Silicon Valley is as ferocious as college football recruiting. The big boys like Google and Facebook face tough competition from smaller sites like Tagged.com and Gaia. Salaries, benefits, growth - the talent wars require a lot from these companies. Who's winning? (Via: Google, Tagged.com, Gaia)
IPhone Users and Security
Are you an iPhone user? Do you use your phone everyday to store and share important information? Do you care about protecting the data on your device? Chances are you answered yes. 93% of iPhone users reported that they have concerns about the security of the data stored on their phone. Check out this infographic to learn more about how iPhone users feel about security for their mobile device. (Via: My Lookout - H/T Columbus Indiana Ram)
A History of Mobile Productivity (Infographic)
From the pager to the iPad, mobile devices have been enhancing our mobile productivity in one way or another for decades. In their early days, mobile devices were largely business-focused. Since then, they have become sleeker, more powerful, and even more appealing to consumers and business users alike. On today’s mobile devices, you can run your business or play Angry Birds – or both! (CLICK TO ENLARGE)