Last week Apple rolled out their iBeacon technology across all of its retail stores. If you haven’t heard about iBeacon, it is a basically a tiny bluetooth transmitter that pushes notifications to your mobile devices when you are within its range. Apple is currently using it to push store discounts, a way for you to check the upgrade eligibility for your phone, and as a way for you to make purchases on your mobile device in store without having to have an Apple genius (Apple’s store clerks) do it for you.
In 2005 I interned as a Quality Assurance Technician for a similar plastics company in China inspecting plastic housing for handsets making a USD equivalent of $0.17/hour. I worked 10 – 12 hours a day and because I was only an intern….I only had to work 6 days a week instead of all days of the week. I did it for a month and it ultimately led me to quit the mechanical engineering career path.
I have recently made the switched over to Google Chrome for good after using Internet Explorer religiously since the turn of the century. Google Chrome is on the brink of taking over the majority market share and they did it with aplomb. It took a lot of convincing for me to make the switch as we all have a tendency to stick to something familiar. Long story short, here are some of the reasons why I’m using Google Chrome and why you should too.