Apple’s announcement Tuesday brought with it many innovations across the span of tablets, notebooks, and workstations. Apple introduced the new iPad Air, updated the iPad mini, redesigned the MacBook Pro, and provided more information on … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I penned the Forbes column, “Google’s Motorola Confuses Everyone With Its ‘X8 Computing System.‘ “My intention was not to ridicule or embarrass anyone, but to point out just how important it is … Continue reading
I have been connecting compute devices to my TVs for nearly 20 years, the first being a Compaq Presario hooked to a massive RCA 35” tube TV via an NTSC converter. Back then, there wasn’t...
For the last few years, casual home speakers have seen a resurgence, proceeded by the popularity of high-end headphones used on smartphones and tablets. Sonos has run away with the wireless, multi-room consumer speaker system … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that 13 months ago, the preferred tablet form factor was 10” and Android was literally nowhere in tablets. Then came the first Nexus 7 at Google IO in June 2012, Kindle … Continue reading
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they were writing off $900M in Surface RT inventory. This is based on price reductions on Surface RT to clear inventory. If we assume that Microsoft factored in $150 per unit...
There have been a lot of industry and financial discussions lately about Dell’s privatization efforts. So far, I have stayed out of the fray, but I think it is now time for me to weigh … Continue reading
Last week, I tuned into Microsoft’s Channel 9 to listen to keynotes and developer lectures for MS BUILD, Microsoft’s developer conference. BUILD attracts Microsoft devotees from its developer community for PCs, phones, servers and even … Continue reading
It has been 24 hours since Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Preview and while many have successfully installed it, some have not. I want to share with you my experiences so that it may hopefully save...
Last week, Microsoft and Best Buy announced that they will be doing a Microsoft “store-within-a-store”. Essentially, Microsoft will pay Best Buy a large sum of money to “own” part of the store, in a way...
Google and Microsoft are battling it out on a lot of fronts, but many times there is little collateral damage to end users. Unfortunately, in a few cases, end users have been cast aside in … Continue reading
Wireless audio speakers and headphones are growing as a consumer category. Best Buy has 192 different “wireless speakers” on their website, Amazon, 400. The growth in wireless audio was helped by the growth of the … Continue reading
Last week was an ugly week for the computer world. The IDC figures that came out for Q1 said that it was the biggest contraction the PC market that had ever been seen since their … Continue reading
Facebook announced last week their new experience for Android smartphones, called Facebook Home. This is Facebook’s first major attempt to control more of the phone’s experience without actually selling a phone. Facebook Home is pre-installed … Continue reading