Ever drive in the city where a car suddenly pulls over and either blocks you from moving forward or causes you to stop pretty quickly?  Either they are dropping someone off or picking someone up.  Yes, at least the majority of time they put on their hazards, but that’s normally too late, and at the same time they pull over.  Are you aware of this phenomena?  This is happening more and more due to Uber drivers and Lyft drivers.  Sure, I love using them like most people, but their sudden pulling over to pick up or drop someone off can be a safety concern. See, from behind, it looks like a normal car.  You see no sign of a taxi service.[…]

Nice title right?  I don’t have an answer for you though, just being direct up front. First off, the importance to this title is to “earn the most” and not think you will earn $10k a year on your car.  I know Getaround advertises $10k per year, but you need to be realistic on what your car can earn.  FYI, the $10k a year means you would earn $833.33 per month.  With a 40% cut, that means you need to “sell” $1,388.88 worth of your car per month.  It’s a lot but doable for certain cars in certain locations.  However, our focus is not how to earn $10k, but how to best price your car. Let’s look at your costs[…]

So my check engine light went on  a few weeks ago.  Does that mean I am going to die?  No of course not, but it leads to a world of vagueness, ambiguity, uncertainty and concern.   So what’s the error? Well, go to a body shop or your dealer and they can tell you.  WTF? Are you kidding me?  Imagine a laptop was that way?  Sure of course they aren’t the same animal and a car is much more complex, but why do error codes have to be hidden from drivers?  That makes us less informed and more scared when we are in the unknown. 1.  Why can’t an error come up with details of the error and the circumstances[…]

Hello @SprintCare My recent situation occurred when my mom upgraded her service at the Sprint Store by ArchTelecom in Bridgewater Mall, New Jersey.  The overall purchasing of the phone actually wasn’t painful, however, one issue was that the sales representative added a monthly insurance without asking us.  I luckily caught that and told him to remove it.  Secondly, we were told she had to pay $35 for upgrading.  That is ridiculous.  My mother is already a customer and you are making her pay $35 more to pay for a more expensive plan.  There is no reason for this whatsoever.  The sales rep there said he couldn’t do anything but to call into Sprint.  I did call into Sprint but they[…]

I’ve had some recent experiences with http://getaround.com that has led me to this blog post. First off, why do I use it?  It’s much cheaper than Zipcar and I tend to see a pretty good list of options. Second, what happened that led me to write this post?  I had reserved a car through their online system.  The website is totally fine and seems to work great.  However, one oddity I had with the iPhone app is that when I filtered pricing by day (instead of hour or week), it would only show the hourly rates.  Odd of course so I just used the website which worked fine.  So, I booked my car and when I went to pick it[…]

App.io allows you to test and simulate your iOS app.  All you need to do is upload your project code from the simulator and app.io takes care of the rest.  It is really simple and their directions are very straight forward.  They’ve also built plugins for wordpress and thus I have installed and enabled that plugin so you can see an example of the latest app I am working on.  Feel free to test it out! [app.io url=”https://app.io/JFYvyS” orientation=”portrait” device=”iphone5″]    

So here is what’s really interesting about the update. The upgrade was extremely simple (and OTA) After the install, my iphone5 isn’t sluggish at all. All my apps work Many apps are already update to support the new iOS. All of this may seem simple to you, but this quite impressive.  Impressive on Apple’s behalf but as well as the developers.  Normally an upgrade occurs and apps don’t work and things are broken , etc.  Remember the iphone5 brought in a new screen.  One year later developers already have programmed for the iphone5 so it’s not a problem this time around.  Furthermore, many developers put the effort and time to make sure their product would run under iOS7 and in[…]

So BBM is finally coming to iOS and Android, but is it too late?  Well, yes.  Remember AOL had over 200 million users on their chat program.  It’s integrated into gmail chat now today too, but who uses it now?  I look at RIM as a company that will just slowly fade into oblivion, however from what I have seen, it may not even be slowly.  Many people do depend upon their platform, but if that platform disappeared tomorrow, there is enough security on the other platforms to support and do what RIM does.  Furthermore, if people want physical keyboards, almost all phones have some type of add-on functionality to convert the phone. There really is no true value brought[…]

What is one of my favorite products? Well for myself and most likely for many others, it’s a no-brainer:  my smartphone.  Why?  The main reason is that you are always connected and you have access to anything, anywhere at any time.  It’s an extension of us and therefore we have become more and more dependent upon the product. Needs Features Benefits  All-in-one portable device  Multi-sensor device (3G, GPS, Accelerometer)  Facilitate the transportation of electronic devices by using 1 device instead of 4 or 5  Portable web browsing  Safari  Facilitate web browsing by transporting a portable device instead of a laptop computer  Portable email access  Mail Client  Facilitate email by transporting a portable device instead of laptop computer  Mobile Payments  Multiple options[…]