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I Was Wrong And The iPhone 5c Is Still A Failure

The best way to defeat the iPhone is to create a superior alternative to the app ecosystem. With widgets, notifications, continuity and inter-app processes in iOS 8, Apple did just that. Woe to Android, Windows Phone and anyone who hopes to see …

by Brian S Hall   |   September 8th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Security and the Cloud

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the recent Apple iCloud security breach as well as general concerns around security on the web, digital identities and the potential impact on …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   September 6th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Business Models

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Business Models

No one gets more bad advice than …

by John Kirk   |   September 6th, 2014
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The Doctor-Patient Health Tracker Data Dilemma

In my column last Friday, “Why an iWatch is not Apple’s next big thing“, I pointed out I believed Apple is doing less an iWatch and more a wearable with a narrower focus around fitness and health care.

Of course it will tell time, but I suggested …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 5th, 2014
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Five Thoughts on Privacy and Security

Apple’s been in the news this week because hackers apparently forced their way into various celebrities’ iCloud accounts and stole photos, which have now been released to the public. It’s still not clear exactly how the hacks were perpetrated, although …

by Jan Dawson   |   September 4th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Evolutionary Or Revolutionary

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Evolutionary Or Revolutionary

The iPhone and the iPad have …

by John Kirk   |   September 4th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Product

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Product

Apple’s products receive a lot of criticism and …

by John Kirk   |   September 3rd, 2014
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If the World Was a Village – Tech Edition

Bob’s column yesterday brought back into attention some of the things I discussed in this article called Computing’s S-Curve. We are on the path to connect the planet via a pocket computer. This is so incredibly significant it is difficult …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 3rd, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Cynicism

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Cynicism

All companies suffer from the slings and arrows …

by John Kirk   |   September 2nd, 2014
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Smart Connected Devices: A New Forecast

As an analyst, one of the first things I was ever asked to do was put together a forecast. In fact, a key part of an analyst’s job is to dive deeply into a market, learn as much as you …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   September 2nd, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Killers

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Killers

There is a long, sordid history of products …

by John Kirk   |   September 1st, 2014
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The 5.5 Inch iRemote For The Apple Home

You want to talk about Apple. I understand. They are the biggest tech company in the world. Their products are used by hundreds of millions. Oh, and next week there’s — OMG! — a major Apple event, not at Moscone …

by Brian S Hall   |   September 1st, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Events

With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much.

Events

A book is a mirror; if an ass …

by John Kirk   |   August 31st, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Introduction

Apple has scheduled an Event for Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Apple’s Events attract critics the way a trailer park attracts tornados. Good analysis and insightful critiques are expected and welcome, however many critics merely repeat the same discredited arguments over …

by John Kirk   |   August 30th, 2014
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How Microsoft and Apple’s Ads Define Their Strategy

Recently, after spending a lot of time with many of Microsoft’s OEM partners and looking at their overall strategic view of the PC and tablet markets of the future, it has become clear to me there really is a huge …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 29th, 2014
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My Phablet Skepticism Thesis

I have been publicly doubting the existence of the 5.5 inch iPhone for some time. I promised many on Twitter I would share my overall thesis on the category so here it is.

Starting from the data points, we know several …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 28th, 2014
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Why Apple Will Switch to ARM-Based Macs

This article examines Apple’s philosophy with their own internally designed A-series processors and why that philosophy may lead Apple to design their own chips for the Mac.

by Matt Richman   |   August 28th, 2014
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Who Apple, Google and Microsoft Should Acquire Next

On Tuesday night, TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm asked on Twitter:

If you were Microsoft/Google/Apple what company would you buy?

— Alex Wilhelm (@alex) August 27, 2014

It was late and I fired off a quick response but I thought it was a question interesting enough to …

by Jan Dawson   |   August 28th, 2014
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Mac vs. PC All Over Again

The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market:

Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, iPod sales are mostly gone, and …

by Avi Greengart   |   August 27th, 2014
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Phablets—aka Pocket Computers—Drive New World Order

I’m writing this week’s column from the comfort of my hotel room in Shenzhen, China where I just witnessed first hand the evolutionary wave that has begun to take over the world of smart connected devices — phablets are king. …

by Bob O'Donnell   |   August 25th, 2014
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The Unbearable Loneliness Of The Sharing Economy

The sharing economy promises the potential for riches, personal empowerment, new modes of work, and fear, the kind of fear that swells from a livelihood dependent upon algorithms, star ratings, and the feedback of strangers. 

When we imagined the future, certainly …

by Brian S Hall   |   August 25th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast August 23, 2014: Apple Event Predictions: Smartwatch? Phablet?

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast.

This week Ben Bajarin, Tim Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell offer predictions on what Apple may, or may not, introduce this fall and the potential implications on the wearable and large smartphone markets.

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   August 23rd, 2014
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Dear Smartwatch, thanks for the notification, now what?

Every now and then I try out a variety of smartwatches. The latest I am putting through its paces is one based on Google’s own Android Wear platform. I keep hoping I’ll crack the nut and discover something new that …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 22nd, 2014
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Why an iWatch is not Apple’s next big thing

For those of us who have followed the life of Steve Jobs, we know most of the products he brought to market were ones he wanted to use himself. They came out of his personal life experiences. The iPod came …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 22nd, 2014
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Apple and mobile payments

In last week’s column, I talked about the current state of smartwatches. I described weak demand met by weak supply, and the resulting poor sales of the offerings in the market today. I also talked about what it might take …

by Jan Dawson   |   August 21st, 2014