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Tech Thursday: What are the Internet’s Most-Visited Consumer Electronics Sites?

In a report released by Neilsen based on data collected during September 2011, it looks as if Microsoft and Amazon.com are the internet’s most popular electronics websites.

A majority of consumers are visiting Apple, Adobe, Mozilla and CNET regularly, as well.

During the month of September 2011, 94 million unique visitors spent time on Microsoft websites. This comes out to the average consumer spending… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: GymPact, a New App to Keep You Fit

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to stay in shape for 2012? If so, GymPact is a new incentive-based smartphone app that may get you off your couch and into the gym on a regular basis.

How does it work? You download the app to your smartphone and then you make a promise to the service (by adding your credit card information) that you will head to the… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Making Payments with your Wristwatch

A new watch model that allows users to make payments by waving their wrist over a card reader is now available in the U.K., and may soon be available in the United States. (Source: American Banker)

The watch2pay wristwatch has been developed by a company in Munich called Laks GmbH and a company in London called Vincento Payment Solutions Ltd. The watch has a SIM-sized contactless chip that… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Mobile eBook Sales to Reach $10 Billion

A new report released by Juniper Research forecasts the sales of mobile eBooks to reach nearly $10 billion by 2016.

Juniper Research believes that this jump in eBook sales can be linked to the rapid growth of eReader devices currently on the market such as Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle. The large demand in tablets leads… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Will We see an Amazon Smartphone in the Near Future?

A little over a month ago I spoke to you about Amazon entering the tablet industry with their Kindle Fire, and now it looks like Amazon is poised to enter into the smartphone industry sometime next year.

Citi analysts Mark Mahaney and Kevin Chang released a research report today which states an “Amazon smartphone may be coming in the next year.”

The Citi report also believes Amazon… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: A Free App that could Save Your Life

A new free consumer health application for the iPhone, called Glooko, might be able to help save your life.

Glooko is a digital logbook for people who check their blood sugar every day due to diabetes. The iTunes store currently offers several similar logbooks, but Glooko stands out because it doesn’t require users to enter information manually… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: iOS 5 Update on the Horizon

If you are like me and you just recently upgraded to the iPhone 4S or you updated your device to the new iOS 5 software, you have probably noticed that the battery life on your device isn’t lasting as long as you might have hoped. If you thought it was just your device, don’t worry, because you are not the only one who has noticed the subpar battery power after… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Mobile Apps on the Rise

Just 18 months ago just over half (51 percent) of the top 100 brands had mobile applications published, but a report released today from mobile analytics firm Distimo shows that the majority of brands are now in the mobile applications space.

Ninety-one percent of the top 100 brands now have a presence in at least one… Continue reading

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The iPhone 4S, Six Days Later

Six days ago, I was lucky enough to purchase the iPhone 4S from our local Verizon Wireless store. I got the very last 16GB black iPhone 4s that the store had in stock, and before last Friday I had never been an iPhone user. Verizon started carrying the iPhone 4 about two months after I made my previous phone upgrade… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Wireless Subscriber Connections Surpass U.S. Population

A recent survey conducted by CTIA, an international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, shows that the number of wireless subscriber connections has surpassed the population of the United States.

The current population of the United States is 315.5 million, and the number of wireless subscriber connections is up to 327.6 million, which is a 9… Continue reading

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