Archive for June, 2013

Jobs of the Future [Infographic]

Friday, June 28th, 2013

People are becoming more and more dependent on their technology, and that dependency is deciding which careers will take off in the future. As robots are used more and more for their convenience, the area of robotics will take off exponentially. Also, people are using psychoactive drugs more than ever before, with one in five adults in the US taking some kind of mental health drug. To learn more about jobs of the future, check out this infographic presented by DegreeQuery.com.

Jobs of the Future
Source: DegreeQuery.com

Analyzing Facebook Apps of Leading Brands [Infographic]

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Facebook apps are using social opt-in as a way to access information from individuals as an exchange for using their app. This information, such as email addresses, birthdays, or page likes, is used to market to the individuals. One in four brands have a Facebook app that uses social opt-in. Using the ratio of MAUs (monthly active users of an app)/fan count of the page is a great way for brands to check engagement of their app. Check out this infographic from Neolane to learn more about social opt-in and how brands use it.

Social Marketing: Facebook App Analysis
Via: Neolane

Five of the Lowest-Paying Masters Degrees [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

If you are considering a master’s degree, you stand to earn 20-30% more than if you only had a bachelor’s degree. You could also lose out on the time, money, and work invested, with some master’s degrees leading to some fairly low salaries.  To learn about five of the lowest-paying master’s degrees, check out the infographic below, presented by BestMastersPrograms.org.

Master's Degrees That Don't Pay
Source: BestMastersPrograms.org

Smartphones & Society [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Anyone who owns a smartphone knows that the information and apps that we are given access to can make our lives incalculably more convenient. But how exactly do these tiny devices affect our lives and affect society? To learn about smartphones and the changes they have and will cause in society, check out this infographic presented by WhoCalledMyPhone.net.

Effects of Smartphones on Society

EMV – Coming to Your Wallet in 2015 [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

EMV cards are changing the way credit cards work. Over the past five years, the US has been the number one country for credit card fraud. With EMV-enabled cards, chip and PIN technology help lower rates of credit card fraud because the information is not static like it is on magnetic stripe cards.

Check out this infographic from Merchant Warehouse to learn more about how EMV cards are beneficial.

EMV Coming to Your Wallet - InfographicBrought to you by Merchant Warehouse

Cloud Computing and On-Demand Infrastructure [Infographic]

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The world would be a very different place without cloud computing. Millions of people utilize the cloud for storing and sharing music, pictures, and other important documents. Since computers and mobile devices have such limited memory, storing and retrieving data from the cloud can be a lifesaver.

In this infographic, the folks at ProfitBricks take a look at the history of cloud computing. They show how it has changed and grown to the wondrous tool we have today.

Courtesy of: ProfitBricks – Cloud Computing 2.0

Best Android Phones for 2013 [Infographic]

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The new Android phones of 2013 are more efficient than ever. The phones have new sensory upgrades, touchless features, and octo-core processors. The upgraded operating system, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will make sharing, researching, and viewing easier with the new features, such as Beam, Daydream, Wireless Display, and more.

The phones differ by features, which enables a buyer to pick the phone that’s just right for them. To learn more about the new Android phones of 2013, and to see a chart that compares Android phones and the iPhone 5, check out the infographic below, presented by StartApp.

New Android devices features
courtesy of StartApp

Bourbon’s Toastworthy Moments [Infographic]

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

In 1783 Evan Williams opened the first commerical whiskey distillery. Two years later, Bourbon County Kentucky was named after the French Royal Family.

Want to learn more about some of bourbon’s toastworthy moments? Check out the infographic below presented by Four Roses Bourbon.

The Future of Mobility

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Mobile technology is headed towards more personalization. Smartphones will become less touchy, but more sensitive. Improved smartphone features will use gestures and other non-tap inputs to perform operations. In addition to these new features, developers are working on phones  use sensors and machine language to recognize other objects.

Another goal for mobile technology is to expand its reach to wearable technology. Apple recently received 22 patents for wearable technology in the forms of sneakers, shirts, ski gear, and watches. These devices will be able to do functions such as calculate walking distances, take vitals, or give geographical directions.

To learn more about the future of mobility, check out this infographic from ClickSoftware.

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Future of Mobility
Source: ClickSoftware mobile workforce management

Is Your Car Safe From Auto Theft? [Infographic]

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Auto theft is a leading crime in the U.S., costing consumers more than $8.2 billion annually. A car is stolen in the U.S. every 26 seconds and only 52% of the cars stolen are ever recovered.

Risk factors for theft include car color, model, and make. Neutral colors are stolen most often. Car models which have interchangeable parts are attractive to thieves because they can be broken up and sold for more profit. The Ford F-150, the nation’s most popular pickup truck, is also one of the most commonly stolen vehicles for its parts.

To learn more about risk factors and the consequences of auto theft, check out this infographic from Shift Insurance!

Car Insurance

Source: Shift Insurance

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