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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
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The China Smartphone Report

This is a high level overview of the Chinese market and some of the interesting trends we see in the region with smartphones. Chinese consumers remain a mobile first set of consumers and in many cases mobile only. For the vast …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   November 7th, 2013
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Only Apple, Only Google, and Only Amazon

Every company, in order to compete, must have a secret recipe. Something that helps their offering in the market standout from a sea of competitors. Those companies best poised to succeed in the future and adapt as necessary in a …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 4th, 2013
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Facebook’s Conundrum

I used to be very bearish on Facebook. I’d say I’m more skeptically neutral now. Each quarter Facebook has posted significant growth in terms of monthly active users. Yet when we talk to consumers, particularly younger ones …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 1st, 2013
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The iPad and PCs

A few years ago I started making the point that our behavioral research findings kept indicating that once consumers started using iPads that their PC usage declined. My overall point was not that the iPad was being purchased to …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 31st, 2013
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Apple’s Tablet Market Share

As I pointed out last week, we have to be very careful with statistics that generalize data. Like the one making headlines the past few days stating that Apple’s tablet market share has dipped below 30%.

As I pointed …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 31st, 2013
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The iPad Air –A Truly Mass Market Personal Computer

With the iPad Air, Apple has created the world’s thinest and lightest full size tablet. And by adding their 64-bit A7 processor they have made it extremely powerful as well. After using the iPad Air for the past week I’m …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 29th, 2013
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Apple Upbeat About The Holiday Quarter

There were a number of key takeaways from Apple’s Q4’13 earnings call. iPhones continue to beat estimates and grow. We expect this trend to continue into the holiday quarter. Even though many are pessimistic about the iPhone 5c …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   October 28th, 2013