HomePod Mini review: For Apple fans, this $99 smart speaker is a no-brainer

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It’s great for music and Apple TV audio, makes Siri much more useful, and lets you control your smart home from one place—all at an impulse-purchase price. Apple’s newest gadget, the HomePod Mini, will go on sale on November 16. Over the following days, the internet will be awash in opinions on Apple’s bulbous gadget, dissecting its audio capabilities to the nth degree. But people who solely look at the HomePod Mini from an audiophile’s standpoint are passing over what makes the device so appealing. Read Full Story

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This corporate campus is now a mini smart city

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In San Diego, the telecom giant Qualcomm has turned its sprawling campus into a showcase of the smart city of the future. With 36 buildings, 25,000 employees, and hundreds of acres of land, the San Diego campus of telecommunications giant Qualcomm is almost a city in itself. That made it the perfect testing ground for a suite of new technologies aimed at making spaces and cities smarter. Over the past year, the company has been rolling out new technologies to its buildings, infrastructure, transportation, and security systems that offer a glimpse of how a tech-enabled smart city could operate. Read Full Story

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The 10 Best Apple Watch Apps for Business

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When the Apple Watch first came out in 2015, there were 3,000 apps available for download. Fast forward five years, and now there are over 20,000 apps —21 of which are built-in. As an entrepreneur, Apple Watches can be an excellent investment, as there is a wide variety of Apple Watch apps designed with business in mind. We’ve researched the top ten Apple Watch apps that may make it easier for you to run a company or excel at your job. Apple Watches: The Basics Before exploring the top ten Apple Watch apps for marketers and business, let’s go over what Apple Watches are and what they do. The Apple Watch is a smartwatch produced by Apple. In essence, it’s a wearable, touchscreen computer you wear on your wrist. What can you do with an Apple Watch ? Answer calls Record voice memos Listen to podcasts Receive iPhone notifications Pay …

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Forecast Says Spotify to Overtake Apple in Podcast Audience Size

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The number of monthly podcast listeners is expected to grow by 10.1% year-over-year in 2021, with an estimated 117.8 million listeners tuning in each month, per a recent forecast from eMarketer. The forecast also has podcasts accounting for 53.9% of monthly digital audio listeners, making 2021 the first year where this form of entertainment will… Read More » The post Forecast Says Spotify to Overtake Apple in Podcast Audience Size appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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These 11 gifts will delight the home cook, baker, and food lover in your life

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The best gift ideas for foodies and home cooks, including Breville’s new mini espresso machine, Great Jones’s colorful bakeware, and Our Place’s gorgeous, versatile glasses. This season, we might not be able to sit down for that sumptuous holiday feast with all our closest friends and family—but when it comes to gifts, delicious experiences can still be had. For the gourmands, culinary masterminds, and just plain hungry on your holiday shopping list, we rounded up a collection of top treats, smart gadgets, and well-designed dining accessories. Our picks, which range from a 60-second pizza oven to retro-inspired cookware, are sure to please anyone with good taste. Read Full Story

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AirTags review: The Bluetooth tracker only Apple would build

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This new $29 gadget screams “Apple” in multiple ways. And its Precision Finding and Find My network features are genuine advances in lost-stuff tracking. When rumor first surfaced a couple of years ago that Apple was working on a Bluetooth tracker gadget, I wasn’t sure what to make of them. Companies such as Tile and Adero were already making such gizmos, which you fasten to possessions to help you find them in the event they’re misplaced. And they were having enough trouble scaling the idea up into a viable business that they were pivoting away from being purely about finding lost stuff . Read Full Story

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Reaching Hispanics: Streaming Video and Audio Opportunities Rise Amid the Pandemic

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Hispanics currently make up one-fifth (19%) of the total US population, yet this demographic often feels ignored by advertisers. But, how do advertisers reach this population of Americans? A report [download page] from Nielsen shows that streaming media is one such place. In almost every instance, Hispanics over-index when it comes to ownership of tech… Read More » The post Reaching Hispanics: Streaming Video and Audio Opportunities Rise Amid the Pandemic appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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