Technology

People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology recently posed by the tech ... Read More »

Top Stories: New Microsoft Tech, The Grid Changes Design

Technology has provided so many different tools for small businesses. And companies are constantly coming out with new solutions and offerings. This week, we looked at tech solutions from providers big and small. Take another look at the tech stories this week and the rest of our news coverage. Read on for this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. ... Read More »

SMB Lending on the Rise, Can Tax Deductions Be Overdone?

Small businesses have struggled to obtain loans for the last several years thanks to the sluggish economy. But in the last month, the loan approval rate for small businesses climbed to its highest point since the start of the Great Recession. In other small business finance news, the tax deadline is right around the corner. But business owners that are considering ... Read More »

Microsoft Drops Price of Surface Pro Tablets, Too

If your business is looking for a powerful tablet but unable to budget for a high end price, there’s more good news from Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has decided to cut the price on its Surface Pro tablet by $100 after a similar price cut on the Surface RT announced last month. The price reduction for U.S. customers ... Read More »

Microsoft’s First Digital Assistant, Cortana, Is Here

Sometime ago buzz began about a new digital assistant that would be available with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1. Now, Microsoft’s first assistant, Cortana, is here. Microsoft has made the new Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers which means your carrier will have the phone available very soon. The name Cortana apparently comes from a holographic character in Microsoft’s ... Read More »

This App Claims to Turn Your Phone into a Tiny Scanner but Does it Measure Up?

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary The Tiny Scanner mobile app turns Android and iOS devices into portable document scanners. It scans everything as images or PDFs. The Tiny Scanner mobile app turns your phone into a scanner and saves documents as either a photo or a PDF. With it you can now easily scan documents, receipts, reports, photos or just about ... Read More »

VideoBlocks Gives Video Editors, Designers another Option

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary VideoBlocks is good resource for all things stock footage. Use it to access studio-quality videos, templates and backgrounds for your advertisements. VideoBlocks is a stock video footage media company that allows you to pay an annual subscription for unlimited access to its catalog of audio clips, images and of course videos. You can as well consider ... Read More »

Six Eye-Opening Mobile Trends for 2016

A big problem that so many businesses face is staying on top of what is new in the niche.  But just because something is hard does not mean it’s not possible.  Generating new ideas often comes after a good hard look at what’s on the horizon.  An easy and effective way to do this is with a close examination of ... Read More »

7 Things to Consider When Starting a Mobile App Company

The rise of online DIY app builders has made it easy for business minded people to enter the mobile market. White label app building platforms give entrepreneurial minded individuals all the tools they need to start their own mobile app company without the need to add expensive developers to the payroll. White label is by far the simplest way to ... Read More »

Nokia Invests In Camera Technology to Compete with Apple and Android

Nokia, the Finnish smartphone company, wants better cameras in its smartphones. Nokia Growth Partners, the manufacturer’s venture arm, is investing $20 million with other partners in California-based startup Pelican Images, which commercializes technology that improves on conventional camera technology including pixel size. Bloomberg reported recently that Nokia hopes better cameras will help the competitively priced Lumia compete with rivals from ... Read More »