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Why I am Skeptical About Smart Watches

There is significantly more hype than substance around the smart watch category. While I completely agree there is a market for these products, I am still unconvinced the size of the market / opportunity is as large as others …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 9th, 2014
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Tablet Trends in 2014

No question the tablet narrative will continue to be a key part of the conversation in 2014. While an entire report is needed on the subject of tablet trends in 2014 I thought I would highlight a few of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 4th, 2014
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What I love about Apple’s Strategy

I see many headlines cross my twitter stream that say something along the lines of what Apple should do in 2014. I always find these to be entertaining ramblings that never amount to any useful information about Apple’s strategy …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 3rd, 2014
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The Decentralization of the PC

I’ve been trying to figure out a better way to articulate what is happening in the multi-screen era we have shifted to. I say shifting because there are many markets where one screen still dominates most consumers connected experiences. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 30th, 2013
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Understanding the Market for Chromebooks

A few days ago NPD released numbers that caused many media outlets to proclaim the amazing success of Chromebooks as a data point in the market. These numbers were bring used in blog posts to suggest that the rise of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 29th, 2013
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Most Read Columns of 2013: Apple Turns Technology Into Art

During this holiday week, we wanted to re-showcase some of the most read columns of 2013. Whether you read them before or are seeing them for the first time, enjoy some of the most read columns of our site …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 24th, 2013
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The iPhone and China Mobile. Impact and Expectations

Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone will finally come to China Mobile on January 17th. Pre-orders will start on December 25th. The timing of the iPhones availability will coincide with the Chinese New Year. This time of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 23rd, 2013
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Happy Holidays From Tech.pinions

We would like to personally thank our readers for helping make 2013 the best year on record for Tech.pinions in every category. We truly have the best readers and the best commenters of any technology publication. We have …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 23rd, 2013
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Microsoft Needs Their Hell Froze Over Moment

In a simple tweet today from Katie Boehret. As she was cleaning out her desk for her transition from the Wall St. Journal to the new venture with the All Things D team, she found a poster from when Apple …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 19th, 2013
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Glimmers of Hope for the PC Industry

There have been some interesting data points over the past few quarters that I’ve been following. Most of them are related to some specific interplays between the tablet market and the PC market. As many of our readers know, I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 16th, 2013
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Personal Computers: Defined by Possibilities

There continues to be a great deal of mis-understanding within the discussion of the PC vs. the tablet. It is easy to say that no one wants a PC and everyone wants a tablet. The reality is that …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 13th, 2013
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Big Tablets Could be a Big Trend

There continues to be a lot of talk around tablets which are larger than the traditional 10″ screen sizes. Rumors have it that Apple is working on a larger iPad and that Samsung is as well. While I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 9th, 2013
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From the Archive: The iPhone is My Midwife

I wrote this article for The Magazine which is available on iPad. I’m sharing it with our readers to give you a glimpse into my somewhat analogue life.

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It’s the first time for both Betsy and me: she’s …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 7th, 2013
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Low-Cost Tablets are the Netbooks of the Tablet Category

The tablet category is quickly becoming a tricky one to analyze. As in the early stages of any technology category we are seeing the tablet market segment or splinter into separate markets.

While I like to point out how large the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 6th, 2013
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The State of Tablets in 2013

Tablets represent one of the greatest opportunities to expand and enhance computing. However, it is a very mis-understood product. I want to share some statistics about tablets and then add some key points on the market as it stands today …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 2nd, 2013
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Solving Twitter’s On-Boarding Problem

Whenever I speak with people on the subject of Twitter I always pick up interesting perspectives. It seems there several groups of people in respect to Twitter. There are those who are on it, have figured out how …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 29th, 2013
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Android is Eating the World

Benedict Evans has a must read slide deck from his mobile is eating the world presentation. I’m going to piggyback on his title a little and tackle the narrative that Android is eating the world. It is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 26th, 2013
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Google’s Android Bait and Switch

You may or may not have caught an interesting change Google has made with KitKat. Google is no longer including Chrome as a part of the Google services license. Meaning that the Chrome browser will not come pre-installed on Android …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   November 25th, 2013
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The Golden Goose and the Process of Innovation

Horace Dediu joined Benedict Evans and I on our weekly podcast. Horace wrote something that got me thinking in his post the innovators curse. In this article he used the analogy of the golden goose. As …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 22nd, 2013
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The State of Global Smartphones Q3’13

There are a number of things worth pointing out about the current state of smartphones. The first is that from a hardware standpoint vendors are staying relatively flat with a few seeing slight growth. Here is an updated …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   November 21st, 2013
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XBOX One: Congratulations Microsoft, You Own My Living Room

While the XBOX One is a great gaming console, it is the other features that have more of my interest. Of course these new consoles will play great games but it was the other parts of the story I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 20th, 2013
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The Quantified Car

It is easy to make the assumption that most if not all electric products will have a companion app or be managed by a software platform in the future by a smart screen of some kind. Trying out these solutions …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 19th, 2013
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Google’s Strategy with the Moto G and KitKat

I’m observing several interesting things from Google’s moves as of late. The first has to do with the recently launched Motorola G, premium spec smartphone at low-end prices. The Moto G has a $179 price point. This price range is …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   November 13th, 2013
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How I use the iPad Air

I spend most of my working week being extremely mobile. I spend more time mobile during the work week than I do being stationary. This is why, for me, the iPad Air is the perfect mobile computing companion. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 13th, 2013
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Android as the Platform For Commodity Electronics

In the most recent episode of my podcast with Benedict Evans we discussed the post PC era and Android’s role in this post PC era. We touch on a number of points but during the course of the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 8th, 2013