Mike DiFranza

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The Leading Edge In Mobile Retail — Amazon, eBay, And Wal-Mart Offer Competitors Valuable Lessons

How have they succeeded? For the three, mobile isn't just a "sales channel," but a thoughtful means of connecting with customers, to draw them in, earn their loyalty, encourage their sharing of useful data, and nudge them toward more lifetime purchases.<p><b>In a new BI Intelligence report</b>, we look at …

Sony Adds Smaller Flip 11 to Vaio Lineup

Sony brings a smaller screen and more portability with the Vaio Flip 11 convertible laptop.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Tippets: Bonefish Populations, Best Loop Knot, Protection for the Arkansas

• Bill Horn reports on the declining bonefish population in the Florida Keys. Covering everything from the history of flats fishing to present-day …

Fly fisherman

Don't Stop Fishing Small Bass Ponds In Winter

Fishing small ponds for bass has such a summer feel, but that's not to say they aren't worth targeting in winter. Whether you live in a milder part …

A potentially disruptive electronics startup you should know about: Transphorm

Companies that work on the building blocks of electronics don’t really get the kind of attention as ones that, say, build social networks, or make …

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it. A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of …

Notable New iPad Magazines: The Fog Horn

<b>The Fog Horn</b> is the first new iPad magazine I’ve subscribed to in a long time. I saw it mentioned by David Sparks at MacSparky, it sounded promising, and this morning I gave it a look. And I’m very glad I did.<p>In fact, I’ve been hooked since the About page, which promises everything I should’ve been …

Mobile Devices

Quirky App Of The Day: Dodge The Strange In Weirdium

This is a simple game of avoiding the bad guys. You begin the game with 100 health points, and touching the bad guys will take away some of those …

iOS 7 Tips & Tricks: Labels, Cellular Data, Bold Text, and Storage

Our iPhones and iPads are capable of amazing things, but most of us only use a small percentage of their abilities. In this weekly column I share tips and tricks for beginners, or anyone who wants to harness the full power of their iDevice. This week, I'm going to give you tips for labels, cellular …

Apps

Texas Restaurant Owner Selling Business to Help Employee with Brain Tumor

The owner of Montgomery, Texas' <b>Kaiserhof Restaurant</b> has placed his 15-year-old business up for sale to <b>help pay an employee's medical bills</b>. Kaiserhof waitress Brittany Mathis (whose mother Barbara is the restaurant's general manager) recently learned that like her late father, she's suffering from …

A journey on the Android Main Thread — Lifecycle bits

A journey on the Android Main Thread — Lifecycle bits<p>Written by Pierre-Yves Ricau.<p>In the previous part we took a dive into loopers and handlers and …