America Online: Do they have a future?

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Ever dream about the phrase or have it stuck in your head? Fond memories of the AOL acronym or America Online? Maybe seen the film by the same name with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan sending emails on America Online?

Well, if you are a young person that uses Reddit or Digg, you may not realize that AOL still exists. Older users who stopped using AOL as an internet service provider may not realize that America Online is still around and that America Online still offers email and news through the Huffington Post and Techcrunch. Once merged with Time Warner, AOL is a separate company again and AOL is trying to redefine itself for the World Wide Web of Now vs. the web that was (think Yahoo before its current iteration). What do you think of America Online? Still use their email, frequent their news sites like Techcrunch? Dinosaur or on the rise? What are your thoughts?


Smartphones: Prefer a contract or no contract?

If you had the choice between a two year contract and the latest, best smartphone for a small fee vs. no contract and a limited selection, what would you choose?

Which is the better value to you and why? Want to stay up to date on mobile technology? Prefer contract smartphones because the carrier offers you better coverage? Dislike contract phones because the realized coverage is not as good in your area as advertised? Having issues with data limits?

Prefer no contract smartphones because of flexibility, price, and/or value? Prefer no contract smartphones because of no data limits? Dislike no contact smartphones because of inconsistent speed?

Whatever your reason, there are reasons to like one over the other. What is your reason? Let us know.

Smart Watch: Are your perceptions about the product changing?

The question has been asked numerous times. And yes, we will ask it again. What do you think about the concept of the Smart Watch and are you interested in buying one?

Technology is not just for the sake of doing what has not been done. It is about innovating new ways to improve the quality of life. Whether it is to improve our health or make it easier to recognize that new messages are incoming without constantly having to carry a mobile device in hand, the smart watch is technology that attempts to make our lives easier. For some, the smart watch is stylish and a status symbol. Trendsetters may want it so that they can be one of the first. Others may be attracted to the idea of having apps centered around health and fitness that do not require data entry to use.

Please let us know what you think because it is important to understand and comprehend what matters to you the user so that way we can produce the right apps that meet your needs. Thanks for your support!

What does your preferred social network mean to you?

Recently, the Pew Organization reported that 75% of adults use social networks.

Are you one of the 75%?

How many social networks do you use? What does your preferred social network mean to you?

  1. Facebook
  2. Google Plus
  3. Twitter
  4. Pinterest
  5. Socl
  6. Tumblr
  7. LinkedIn
  8. Other

What value do you find in your favorite social network? Are your friends there? Is this the best way to keep up with family? How about games? Are these more of an entertainment destination to pass the time and relax? Sometimes, there is new information and events occurring that is first disseminated through a social network. Do you get your news first from your favorite social network?

Let us know, we want to hear from you!

Which company is your preferred tablet manufacturer?

Does it matter to you who manufactures your tablet?

Who is your favorite or preferred tablet manufacturer?

  1. No preference, it is all about price
  2. Amazon
  3. Apple
  4. Asus
  5. Microsoft
  6. Samsung
  7. Other

Regardless which tablet vendor you prefer, each one provides options that can help you on the go. Does your company have a BYOD policy? Bring Your Own Device policy is when a business allows an employee to bring in their own device and conduct company business. This can be achieved with dedicated internal apps, public apps that support corporations, as well as security protocols that can be enabled on the device and support from system administrators.


What do you think of Yahoo? What do these changes mean for consumers and businesses?

What do you think of Yahoo’s big move?

Tumblr is definitely the big move that people are still talking about. Instead of Yahoo being a service for middle aged and older users, Yahoo now has a hot property among youth in their teens up to people in their early thirties.

Along with Tumblr, Yahoo invested funds in Flickr to update the photosharing platform. Flickr seems new again with a refresh and a significant expansion of available storage (1 Terabyte).

With all of the acquisitions and strategic rebranding/design of products and services, has your opinion of Yahoo grown more favorable?

Depending on your business, it might make sense to have a Tumblr account. Sharing images and other media through Tumblr and Flikr can get the attention of younger consumers who may not be so easily reached through other advertising channels. It also can demonstrate that your company is keeping up with the times and not ignoring trends. Don’t lose out on good will and positive name recognition from remaining cool and hip!

Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3

Which is the better product ? iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3? Which one do you prefer?

This is a great time for users. Apple has been offering a strong ecosystem for iOS users for many years now. Whether it is music, movies, books, or apps, the App Store has been the king. Also, with beautiful simplicity and user friendly luxury, the iPhone has been the standard that OEMs have tried to emulate and beat. Now here comes Samsung with the Galaxy series, specifically the S3. With a rapidly growing Google Play market that offers a strong portfolio of apps and media, along with strong hardware produced from a vertically integrated company like Apple, Samsung is the one company that has successfully been able to put pressure on Apple.

We want to hear from you! Whose team are you on!

iPhone: Are you anxious to upgrade, or are you waiting for the iPhone 6?

Anxious to upgrade?

The trend has been every 2 years there is a new iPhone with a different generation number (probably coinciding with the end of contracts at carriers). In between have been incremental upgrades, that usually showcase performance increases and graphic improvements, as well as surprising new features (SIRI). Are you excited about the possibility of a faster, improved handset or are you counting down the months till the iPhone 6 comes out?

Android Fragmentation: Does it really matter?

Android Fragmentation: Does it really matter?

In tech circles, there is an ongoing discussion about how the user base for Android is stratified. Instead of receiving updates to the latest version, like iOS customers, Android OS versions can vary greatly from one locality to another. Android market share is divided up into four groups: Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, and everyone else (Froyo, Honeycomb, Donut, and Eclaire).

Does this actually matter to users that just want a device that allows them to check social networks, search, send text, play mobile games, and/or check and send email?

Which version of Android do you have?