• Apple Introduces New iPhone 6 and Apple Watch – Catching up with Android?

    I’m a huge fan of gadgets and cell phones, so a day of announcements from Apple is bigger than my birthday (now that I’m post-30, that’s easy to say). To be honest, I’m more of an Android guy, but nevertheless, I love new and innovative tech. So what did Apple announce today? iPhone 6: Brand new entry into their iPhone line, but this time with a 4.7” display. iPhone 6 Plus: The big brother, with a 5.5 inch display. Incredible size. Apple Pay: Use your phone with the TouchID button to make payments at retailers that use the payment sensor. Apple Watch: The worst kept secret at Apple, the Apple Watch aims to compete with Android Wear. Different sizes available with different wrist-bands to choose from. Apple usually innovates with new hardware launches. For example, the iPod revolutionized MP3 players, as the iPhone did with smartphones, and lastly, the iPad with tablets. With the Apple Watch, not so much since Android beat them to the punch – but we’ll have to wait and see what the user experience is like. I’m personally still sticking with the Android ecosystem, but there’s no doubt that these announcements from Apple are exciting. I’d…

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  • SXSW Panel Picker: Help Marketing Zen Speak At South By Southwest 2013

    SXSW is one of the most innovative, creative tech events of the year. Every single year, there are hundreds upon hundreds of technology and media conferences that are hosted all across the world. These events not only give those in the industry a chance to make important connections with other people in their field, but they also provide a great opportunity to learn about what changes are coming up in the world of social-media services and mobile technology. However, out of each of these conferences all around the world, there is perhaps no event that is more well-known or more significant that the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival that takes place during the spring in Austin, Texas. This festival, which originally started as the multimedia portion of the SXSW Film Festival in 1994, has since become host to some of the biggest names in tech. SXSW has even helped many influential start-ups get their first leg off the ground. For instance, back in 2007, a certain website called Twitter was unheard of at the time, but used the fest as a launching opportunity for their company and introduced “tweets” by installing big screens throughout the Austin Convention center. This…

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