Need a plow? There’s an app for that.

There’s a new app in town, and it’s called Plowz. The makers of the app call it “A Wintertime Chore Made Easy.” Bloomberg calls it “Uber for Snowplows”. Me? I just think of Plowz, and its companion app Mowz (I’ll give you one guess… yeah, it’s like Uber for lawnmowers), are the latest examples of how apps are connecting people willing to do some sort of drudgery with people who … Continue reading

Dash, the “Fitbit for Cars” — Two Months Later

Back in July, I started using Dash, the “Fitbit for cars” smartphone app that syncs with your car (read my initial post about it here). And now that I’ve used it for just about two months, I wanted to take a closer look and see if it’s had any affect on my driving habits or provided any other value beyond giving me a bunch of numbers to look at (which … Continue reading

“iOS in the Car” Grows Up, Becomes “CarPlay”

The battle for mobile platform dominance in cars wages on. A recent post by Lara, Apple or Android?, discussed Google’s alliance with automakers to establish an Android-based standard. This came after Apple’s announcement of “iOS in the Car” back in June of 2013. But now Apple’s iOS-based standard is back in the news and with a much more Apple-esque name: CarPlay. Apple says that CarPlay will give drivers distraction-free access … Continue reading