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The Green robot leaves the Apple in the dust…

Hand held devices are vital for modern marketing opportunities, and choosing the right one is essential. Knew that would get your attention. For those of you who are keeping track of the race between Android based products and Apple based products, here's an interesting bit of information for you.  This is especially useful when trying to decide what platform to develop your company Mobile App in. We generally suggest doing more than one, but if you had to make a choice and only do one, then this is the article that you should read. Android verses Apple in the market.

By |February 17th, 2014|Categories: Marketing, Mobile Apps, Smart Phones, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Green robot leaves the Apple in the dust…

Smart Phones keep getting smarter

Smart phones are such a growing important part of our lives and we, the technology hounds at Cumulus, love seeing how the technology for these devices advance and change each year.    Apparently, Corning has created an anti-bacterial glass for cell phones, which if you have ever had a cold and had to carry around your phone and use it, you know that you have probably covered your treasured communication device with all sorts of stuff that you don't want to share with another or re-introduce into your own body system.  The glass is made with silver, which is a long used metal for preventing the spread of germs.  Does that surprise you?  Have you ever heard of the idea that someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth?  Well, silver baby spoons were preferred to protect the health of young children since their bodies were more fragile to the ravages of illnesses.  It was better to prevent it and that was the reason why parents would use silver spoons for the their young children. I think the introduction of this kind of glass will only enhance the practicality of using smart phones and other devices that require hours of personal interaction with human beings.  I know that after I had recovered from being sick, I would take anti-bacterial disposable wipes and clean my keyboard and mouse to prevent the spread and re-introduction of germs. Please enjoy the article, CES 2014: Anti-bacteria Gorilla Glass announced, by the BBC - they are excellent writers. G.Winkler (c) 2014 Cumulus Technology, Inc.

By |January 6th, 2014|Categories: Smart Phones, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Smart Phones keep getting smarter

PHP Cocktail Mixer

NBB hopeful waiting The Cumulus Technology Team had a great weekend spending time with the crew of Next Best Bartender, which is an up and coming reality TV show being produced by talk show personality, Stevie K. and Film Producer Kevin Kellum.  Saturday, September 28 was the first casting call in Reno, Nevada for the participants that will compete for bragging rights and a combination of cash and prizes worth 25K.  Some of the Cumulus Tech Team was tempted to audition, but the rules are that one has to be 21 years of age, not a professional bartender, and one cannot be affiliated with the production team, and well, Cumulus Technology are the technology Judges: Harvey Lowery, Stevie Kellum, and Joseph Squellati advisers to the show, not to mention several members are Executive Producers as well.   But what a sight to see! Approximately 30 hopefuls showed up for the small town audition at the Rise Nightclub.  They were all filled with enthusiasm and butterflies as they each took their turn to be interviewed.  Later that night the announcement of the winners was made with a great deal of excitement.  I wonder if those participants know how much this could change their lives? Next weekend, October 5 will be the second set of auditions for Inside Rise Nightclub the show at the FACES Nightclub in Sacramento, California.  This will prove to be a much bigger crowd from the capitol city of the Golden State, and the Cumulus Team plans to attend this event as well.  And for those interested in being part of the new reality TV show and cannot make the Sacramento Casting Call, there will be a third

Privacy Concerns and Smartphones

The following information is from www.privacyrights.org and contains a lot of good information regarding protection of personal information on smart phones. 1. Introduction A smartphone is a small handheld electronic device that has features of both a mobile phone and a computer. Smartphones allow us to communicate via talk, text and video; access personal and work e-mail; access the Internet; make purchases; manage bank accounts; take pictures and do many other activities.  They are becoming capable of doing more and more every day. Clunky, expensive versions of smartphones have been around since as early as 1992, but it wasn’t until Apple released the iPhone in 2007 that smartphones reached the mass market. According to a June 2013 Pew Internet Report, 56% of American adults have a smartphone. In fact, smartphone users now outnumber traditional mobile phone users. While they provide us with seemingly unlimited amounts of useful tools, most of us don’t consider the massive amount of personal data that we carry around in our smartphones. Unlike many of our computers, our smartphones are always with us and many of us rarely turn them off.  Despite the amount we use them and the dependence we place on our smartphones, a 2012 study found that 62% of smartphone users do not password protect their phone and that smartphone users are 33% more likely to become a victim of identity theft than non-users. In this Fact Sheet, we explain the privacy implications of smartphones and offer practical tips to protect your privacy. 2. What is your smartphone capable of revealing about you? It’s safe to assume that anything you do on your smartphone and any information you store is at risk of being snooped on if you

The Amazing Trend of Wearable Technology

I think we are just beginning to see the start of the wearable technology trend.   And as time goes on more and more creative minds will find ways to make wearable technology a part of our daily lives.   It seems to me that the door was really opened by several key events to make this a reasonable reality: the devices are getting smaller and smaller, the technology is getting more reliable, and finally the introduction of wifi and Bluetooth technology. This design could be strapped to the belt or put into a pocket while the previous design was worn on the chest and a stethoscope style set of headphones were used. The next style was even smaller and silver in color. Anytime we can remove the electrical cord from the equation there becomes a wonderful freedom from that chain to the wall called the data cable or electrical cord.   It is easy to see how the cell phone has metamorphed from a giant heavy walkie talkie looking device with a large antenna poking out from the top to the sleek smart phones that don’t just do phone calls.   They are actually small handheld computers that allow us to play games, keep track of business and personal data, take photos as well as keep communication going.   I am still learning what my smart phone can do, and I am sure that I will never fully realize its amazing potential.   You have to realize that I bought it because it was a mobile telephone, and not for any of the other wonderful features it offers. When I was in high school the first signs of wearable technology coming to market were apparent

By |August 28th, 2013|Categories: Technology, Wearable Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Amazing Trend of Wearable Technology