Continuing its innovation in the automotive aftermarket industry and technology, Scosche will introduce a new PRO App solution for automotive aftermarket installers using the latest in mobile cloud technology.

The Scosche PRO App solution offers unique benefits and unprecedented communication between Scosche technical support and professional installers. The Scosche PRO App demonstrates Scosche’s commitment to the mobile electronics aftermarket industry and more importantly, the people who are the backbone of the industry.  To achieve this, Scosche introduces the PRO App which will offer installers the utmost in technical assistance at their fingertips.  Based on Scosche’s years of research and experience the company will offer the next generation of customer support through the Scosche PRO App for iPhone and Droids.

Kas Alves, executive vice president, Scosche Industries said, “The Scosche PRO App brings over 30 years of vehicle research to the palm of your hand.  I believe that Scosche’s PRO App will prove to be a valuable tool for both seasoned professionals and novice installers.” He added, “ Scosche’s PRO App will help dealers reduce labor hours by giving installers the tools they need to quickly, efficiently and correctly install aftermarket systems into vehicles.”

The Scosche PRO App will be an easy-to-use interface that allows an installer to browse the App by vehicle to easily find the information the installer needs for the project he is currently working on. In addition to identifying the exact accessories that fit a vehicle, Scosche’s PRO App, debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show January 5-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, possesses the following key features: Read the rest of this entry »

Signature Smartphone Solutions from OtterBox

  • Author: Gadget Mania
  • Filed under: Gadgets, News
  • Date: Dec 28,2010

OtterBox announced varying levels of protection for the holidays’ hottest smartphones.

Introducing Defender Series, Commuter Series and Impact Series cases for Samsung, Dell and HTC devices.

Known for offering the utmost protection, the Defender Series from OtterBox is the case to soothe any smartphone anxieties. Now available for the Samsung Captivate, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Dell Venue and HTC Desire HD, this series encompasses the device in a polycarbonate shell with a silicone overlay. Defender Series cases for smartphones come with built-in screen protection and a belt clip for quick and easy accessibility. The Samsung Galaxy Tab case includes a protective cover and display stand made of polycarbonate, making it easy to interact with the tablet while providing protection during transport.*

“The Defender Series is a signature OtterBox product,” said OtterBox founder and CEO Curt Richardson. “Samsung, Dell and HTC provide handheld technology that is widely used so cases that complement and protect are a must.”

The Commuter Series case line is taking the smartphone industry by storm. Offering a silicone wrap, polycarbonate outer shell and a self-adhesive screen guard, the Commuter Series is designed with style in mind and protects smartphones from drop, shock and dust. This must-have case is now available for the Dell Venue Pro and HTC T-Mobile G2 with Google, which is also compatible with HTC Desire Z. Read the rest of this entry »

More than 14,000 owners of SYNC-equipped Ford Fiesta vehicles can start celebrating the holidays now by treating themselves to the gift of AppLink, a free software program that gives SYNC users voice control of apps stored on their smartphone.

The industry-first capability puts Ford out front in the race to integrate smartphone apps into the car. The AppLink download for Fiesta owners went live today on the SYNC owner website,

“More and more drivers are using their devices and their apps while in the car,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford Connected Services. “With AppLink, SYNC is a smarter solution for these drivers who choose to use these apps while driving – making it the only connectivity system available that can extend app functionality to the car using both voice and steering wheel controls.”

Ford is also announcing a surprise new member to the AppLink family: the Apple iPhone. The popular smartphone makes for a powerful addition, and will be joining Android and BlackBerry smartphones as compatible devices with the software that allows apps to be controlled through the SYNC voice recognition system – a smarter alternative to manually controlling apps while driving.

Recent studies indicate 46 percent of adult smartphone users have apps on their phones and 36 percent of those admit to using those apps while commuting. Moreover, the 2010 study “Staying Connected on the Go: A Look at In-Vehicle Smartphone Integration Systems” conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association reports that 55 percent of smartphone owners prefer voice commands as their user interface for in-car smartphone integration, making the business case for SYNC and AppLink even more compelling.

“SYNC and AppLink work hand-in-hand to answer consumer demand for safer, smarter control of smartphones while in the car,” said VanDagens. “Ford has worked hard to be a step ahead or at least in step with the speed of the consumer electronics market, and to leverage the technologies, features and services we know our customers want to be connected to while driving.” Read the rest of this entry »

3D Rapidly Moving Into Cultural Mainstream

  • Author: Gadget Mania
  • Filed under: Gadgets, News
  • Date: Dec 22,2010

Cinema, TV, Healthcare Beneficiaries of New Technology

3D, once seen as an interesting novelty, is quickly becoming an important part of our lives, both as a new form of entertainment and an important adjunct to many industries, according to top executives speaking at last week’s conference, Paul Kagan’s 3D Media Markets, Presented by Panasonic.

The conference was organized and moderated by veteran analyst Paul Kagan, renowned for his extraordinary insights into and understanding of the complexities of the media industries.

Kagan brought together top executives from the worlds of entertainment, advertising and finance, to discuss and debate the growing influence and market potential for 3D technologies. It was highlighted by keynote addresses by DreamWorks Animation CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Avatar Producer, Jon Landau, and RealD Chief Executive, Michael V. Lewis. Read the rest of this entry »

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