Customization seem like the natural progression in every industry. The automobile is the perfect example. At fist the only color option for most car was black unless you had to money for a customize paint job. Now you have a wide selection of colors to pick from included in the price.
On the one hand, perhaps a netbook app store makes sense because netbooks do have some performance problems, although the newer ones are much better than the first netbooks (which I unfortunately purchased).
On the other hand, there's no reason for a processor-based app store. We already have plenty of app stores, which could categorize applications according the the type of product. Indeed, some online stores already do.
I hope my sarcasm about the development of processor-based app stores comes through!
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
A survey by JD Powers found that customer interest in product features is lessening as phones evolve. Rather than features, price is driving purchases, and that change could have a dramatic impact on how IT departments secure these devices.
Twitter's changes are clearly aimed at being more Facebook-like, and this is because both companies are vying to serve the mobile social network market. But can that market work for anybody, given how difficult it is to push ads to social-update readers?
For the frazzled, hurried consumer, waiting in line has become a major bugaboo. A survey by Great Clips has found that 94 percent will wait less than 10 minutes to check out at a store. Self-check-in has become popular among airlines and is now making its way into the retail marketplace. Using smartphones, consumers can order items and pick them up, cutting down on their wait time.
Google is reportedly working on a pair of Android glasses that will use a low-resolution built-in camera to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings, and friends who might be nearby. Interested?
We think Amazon's Kindle Fire is pushing Apple to a smaller iPad format. But Sony's Vita and the interest in a small device for portable gaming may create the real threat. Keep your eye on the tablet-gaming space!
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