Dave Arland is a 20-year veteran of the electronics industry and played a key role in the introduction of new technologies such as high-definition television, mp3 audio, and forerunners to today’s popular electronic books.
He runs Arland Communications, a full-service Public Relations & Communications agency from offices in Carmel, Indiana.
You’d have to either be hiding under a rock or be the just-awakened Rip Van Winkle not to know that the tablet is taking over computing, and possibly more. Apple hit the sweet spot with the original iPad, now in its third generation and perhaps about to hit the fourth generation. And a miniature iPad [...]Read more
As consumers go mobile and hunt for ways to take their favorite shows “on the go,” different players in the TV industry are approaching the problem (or opportunity) of mobility in different ways. Traditional TV broadcasters are taking a decidedly non-traditional view – moving to merge Internet functionality with over-the-air broadcasting to make sure that [...]Read more
I guess I’m not alone. It turns out that the bedroom is the most popular place to use an iPad. So says research revealed by Interpret at the VARIETY Entertainment & Technology conference this week in Los Angeles. 69% of those surveyed report that the bedroom is the prime spot for using a tablet, [...]Read more
If we all got what we wanted, TV would be commercial free, our favorite shows would be available whenever we wanted them and we could watch TV wherever we go. Americans have gone mobile, and it’s time for TV to catch up. The Digital Video Recorder was supposed to slaughter TV commercials, according to conventional [...]Read more
The culmination of months of planning, careful orchestration, and hard work is now history and we have another International CES under our belt. For me, it’s been 22 straight years of packing the biggest suitcase I could find and heading to the Las Vegas desert to show off what’s new in technology. The Arland Communications [...]Read more
Here are some interesting thoughts to consider when choosing which size (from 16GB to 64GB capacity) of the iPad you might be planning to buy. Tech writer Nick Bilton of The New York Times found that with proper use of the cloud, there might not be a reason for spending hundreds of dollars more on [...]Read more
Nintendo’s Wii U will finally be released in less than month! In preparation, let’s examine one of the most overlooked but important features– the controllers. Nintendo has been touting the ability of its “tablet-like” controller called a GamePad that will come packaged with the Wii U during the system’s launch in November. The Wii U [...]Read more
Apple had some BIG announcements this morning including something mini, the highly anticipated iPad Mini. Other big announcements from the the press conference included: the unveiling of the 13’’ Retina Display MacBook Pro, the new iMac and the iPad 4 Retina Display. Apple flexed its muscles showing that it’s ready for battle in each of [...]Read more
It seems to be no big deal if Google or Microsoft does it, but what about the phone company? Is monitoring of the websites you visit and your location something to be worried about? Amazon uses this sort of technology to serve up products you might like to buy. So what’s the big deal? Verizon [...]Read more
Every year as the leaves turn, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issues its annual holiday gift sales forecast. This year, perhaps as the result of a slight improvement in the economy, CEA is projecting an 11% increase in overall holiday spending. The average consumer is planning to spend $1,634 on holiday gifts. CEA’s been doing [...]Read more