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The Apple Watch Augean Stables

I’ve never seen so many ridiculously definitive opinions of an unreleased product as I have with Apple Watch. ~ Jim Dalrymple on Twitter There are so many wrong things being said about the Apple Watch...

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John Kirk / March 22nd, 2015
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MacBook and the Future of Laptops

The good looks of the new 12 inch MacBook got most of the attention when the light, thin laptop was unveiled. But the most important components were hidden inside the case and may be the...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 20th, 2015
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The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens

One of the things I don’t think people grasp about the Apple Watch is it is actually a computer that happens to be worn on the wrist. Although Steve Jobs took the word “computer” out … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 20th, 2015
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The Future of Computing is Invisible

I’ve started to see where the future of computing is headed and, paradoxically, it’s invisible. I say this because I’ve attended and read about several interesting events this past week that have forced me to...

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Bob O'Donnell / March 19th, 2015
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Apple, TV, Data and Ads

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Apple TV, with the first a year ago here on Tech.pinions, the second another Tech,pinions post on Apple’s HBO deal and what it signified, and the most … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 19th, 2015
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The Electronic Car: Today and Tomorrow

What is an electronic car? To some, it’s the model of the future, the complete electrical car with the Tesla as the winner. For some, it is a car with improved electronic entertainment and information … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 18th, 2015
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Apple is Rewriting the Rules of Mobile Computing

Last week I wrote an article for Tech.pinions Insiders posted minutes after Apple released the new Macbook. In that piece, I suggested the MacBook was a very important development in mobile computing and could set...

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Tim Bajarin / March 18th, 2015
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The Shift to Mobile Commerce

One of the research projects I embarked on recently was studying e-commerce trends across 20 different markets. I tried to focus on markets where smartphone penetration was higher, including emerging markets. Besides China and India,...

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Ben Bajarin / March 17th, 2015
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The Smart Home Decade Dilemma

Like many of the coolest new technologies, sometimes the idea of a new product or concept is much better than the actual thing. I’m finding out first hand that such is the case with many … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 17th, 2015
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My Thesis on the Future of Media

With the shutting down of GigaOm, much discussion has taken place on the internet regarding mainstream media struggles. It seems old media, who have tried to go new media, keeps shutting down left and right … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 16th, 2015
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Thinking about Apple Watch pricing

One of the key things out of the Apple event last Monday was how exclusive and far removed from the mainstream the Apple Watch Edition is. The combination of pricing, limited numbers, and limited channels...

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Jan Dawson / March 16th, 2015
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Apple Watch, MacBook, PC Industry Challenges

This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson discuss the Apple Watch, the new MacBook and PC industry forecast challenges. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 14th, 2015
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Bullish on Cyanogen

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past few months digging into Cyanogen. Cyanogen is an Android ROM that now has aspirations to be a full mobile OS Android alternative. Cyanogen is running on...

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Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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Qualcomm’s Quest for Ultra Secure Mobility

There were a lot of important announcements at this year’s Mobile World Congress but there was one made that will have an important and long lasting impact in the world of mobile security. Before the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 13th, 2015
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Apple TV, HBO Now, and the Potential for Something More

Though most of the focus this week has been on Apple’s Watch announcement and, to a lesser extent, the new MacBook and ResearchKit, I wanted to take some time to talk through the other announcement … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 12th, 2015
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Where the New MacBook’s USB-C Came From

Though Apple bases its Macs on original designs, it relies on lots of components invented by others–though it often uses the technology first and/or better than the competition. The USB-C connection, the only connector except for...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 12th, 2015
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A Possible Killer App for the Apple Watch

Of the various apps Apple showed at the Apple Watch event this week, there was one I consider a sleeper. This is the app related to what I call “non verbal communication.” Ben alluded to this in...

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Tim Bajarin / March 11th, 2015
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iPhone, Apple Watch and Better Medical Research

For the past year, I have suffered from a serious illness, though blessedly at least for the time being, I’m in a healthy and functional condition. Not surprisingly though, I am interested in the efforts … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 11th, 2015
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Understanding the Adoption Cycle for Apple Watch

It’s rare a new category is launched that lets us discuss some of the fundamentals of how technologies get adopted by the mass market. My firm, Creative Strategies, has some history on consumer adoption research...

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Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2015
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Apple Event Surprises

Yesterday’s Apple event at the familiar surroundings of Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco offered a number of surprises, including at least one that was surprising because of its lack of surprise. Of course, there … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 10th, 2015
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Apple Takes a Consumer-First Approach to Healthcare

Alongside the much anticipated final details on the Apple Watch, the company announced on Monday partnerships with several hospitals and related software to allow end users to participate in medical research through their iPhones. I’ve...

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Jan Dawson / March 9th, 2015
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The Apple Watch: Dressing the Naked Wrist

Last July, I wrote this post called “The Naked Wrist”. What we have been thinking through for some time related to smartwatches is whether there is a category at all? Do they solve an unmet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2015
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The New 12″ MacBook – A Student and Road Warrior’s Dream Machine

For the last 9 months, many of the major PC vendors have been asking what Apple had up their sleeves when it comes to updating the MacBook and, more specifically, the Macbook Air. It has...

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Tim Bajarin / March 9th, 2015
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Podcast: Samsung, Low-cost smartphones, Wearables, and MWC

This week Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi, and Ben Bajarin discuss the news around Mobile World Congress. We cover Samsung’s launch of new smartphones, the overall low-cost smartphone trend, and wearables/smart watches will all made an … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2015
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Premature Predictions About The Apple Watch

On February 27, 2015, Brian X. Chen penned an article entitled: “Apple’s New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public”, and on March 2, 2015, Mark Wilson published “You Guys Realize The Apple Watch … Continue reading

John Kirk / March 7th, 2015