Hopefully This Will Make Uberpool Way Safer And Less Stressful

Speaking of safety, UberPOOL is getting safer and smarter by asking passengers to get out at better destinations — even if that means walking a few more feet to their destination — rather than in high-traffic zones.  We’re talking about distances of less than half a block, but it can cut major time off everyone else’s commute and ensure passengers aren’t stepping out into dangerous traffic.

You’ve Been HACKED! What’s the First Thing You Should Do?

There’s always a chance that IT security will be breached, and one way to make a bad situation worse is not knowing the standard operating procedure when it happens.  First, contact your IT personnel.  The faster they can address the hack and figure out its extent, the better served you’ll be.

Should You Have A Mobile App For Your Business?

One of the great things about apps is that you don’t need to be a big developer or company to build one.  In fact, according to www.smallbusinesscomputing.com, 42 percent of small businesses in the United States have their own mobile app.  By the end of the year, that figure is expected to hit 67 percent! Somewhat unsurprisingly, the most cited reason SMBs said they decided to build mobile apps is to increase sales (39 percent), followed by improving customers service (30 percent).  Others turn to mobile apps as a competitive advantage in specific markets (22 percent) while for some organizations, their parent company suggested an app (10 percent).  But with apps becoming more affordable than ever, there are lots of reasons to invest in your own app and lots of ways to recoup that investment.

Where Have Tablet Sales Gone?

Remember when they said tablets would outsell desktop and laptop computers?  That now seems a tad optimistic.  In March, Techcrunch.com reported that tablet sales are going down.  But why?  It turns out that folks treat tablets like computers — meaning they don’t upgrade them nearly as often as smartphones.

Use This App To Pinpoint Dangerous Drivers

The open road is full of jerks and road rages, and a new app is taking them on. Nexar asks you to mount your phone to your dashboard, and it will monitor surrounding traffic.  If someone starts driving dangerously, it will ask if you want to record what’s going on with a 30-second video.