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The Lasting Impact of the Lenovo Adware Crisis

Last Thursday, various security research groups posted their findings about the potential impact of Lenovo adding “adware” from Superfish to various models of consumer laptops they have sold since last September. The gist of the problem is Superfish apparently hijacks certain...

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Tim Bajarin / February 25th, 2015
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Could There Be A Case For Apple Making A Car?

In last week’s Insider column, I wrote a piece where I said I was highly skeptical Apple is creating a car. Even though the the next day the Wall Street Journal wrote Apple had a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 17th, 2015
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Is Splitting HP In Two A Bad Idea?

Anyone looking into the history of Silicon Valley will quickly find out it all started with Bill Hewlett and David Packard setting up shop in a Palo Alto garage and creating the first real Valley start up.  I have been covering HP since … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 13th, 2015
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Is Apple making a Car? In Your Dreams!

There have been rumors flying around Apple has hired up to 50 Tesla employees to join a secret project. Some have speculated this project is an electric car that would compete with Tesla. Those of...

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Tim Bajarin / February 11th, 2015
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Why I am Bullish about Microsoft’s future

The first time I visited Microsoft, they were in their new red brick offices in Bellevue, Washington and they had less than 50 people. You could walk down the halls and see Gates plugging away … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 6th, 2015
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Why the Apple Watch Will be a Game Changer For the Watch Industry

I have always had an interest in watches. Ever since my grandmother gave me a Hop Along Cassidy watch for my 5th birthday, they have been a constant companion. I suppose part of the reason...

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Tim Bajarin / February 4th, 2015
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Why Apple is not a One Trick Pony

Apple’s recent earnings report was spectacular. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter and had $18 billion in profits, setting a record in both categories. Most of the revenue and profit came … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 30th, 2015
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Four Factors to Consider when Judging the Apple Watch

During the earnings call this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated the Apple Watch would ship in April. That means we are a few short months away from getting our hands on this important new...

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Tim Bajarin / January 28th, 2015
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The 100th Anniversary of the first Transcontinental Phone Call

Those who have read my columns over the years know I am a serious student of technology history. I think it is partly because I was present at the birth of the PC revolution. My … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 23rd, 2015
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This Industry and I Have Come A Long Way

When I first joined Creative Strategies in 1981, the company I co-own now, it was owned by Business International, a global econometric forecasting company. Creative Strategies was their tech arm and we did all of the tech research projects for them...

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Tim Bajarin / January 21st, 2015
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Google Glass NOT at CES

One of the more interesting areas at CES was at the Sands Hotel where the startups, IoT, smart watch and fitness tracker areas were located. Last year, most of this was in the basement of … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 16th, 2015
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When a Smartphone Becomes Your PC

Some of the most interesting things I see at CES are not on the show floor. They come from meetings I have behind closed doors in various suites and small rooms tied to a company’s bigger...

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Tim Bajarin / January 14th, 2015
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Tech’s Most Disruptive Impact Over the Next Five Years

One of the more interesting panel discussions at CES was about disruptive technologies over the next five years. The panelists tossed around ideas they thought would be disruptive over this period — robotics, self driving cars, sensors, … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 9th, 2015
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10 Tech Predictions for the New Year

For the last 26 years, I have taken a stab at predicting tech trends. Here is a link to my predictions for 2014. Note I was half right when I predicted Google would spin off Motorola to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 2nd, 2015
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Why Apple will have Another Banner Year in 2015

When Apple releases their earnings for the 2014 holiday season in mid-January 2015, I expect them to have record sales of iPhones and Macs. The street predicts Apple will sell between 63-65 million iPhones but I...

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Tim Bajarin / December 31st, 2014
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How Apple could Drive 3D Printing in the Future

I have been fascinated by 3D printers since HP showed me a prototype about 8 years ago. At that time, they were expensive and pretty primitive but it gave me a real glimpse into the concept and allowed me...

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Tim Bajarin / December 19th, 2014
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Why the Apple/IBM partnership should worry traditional PC vendors

For the past 30 years, the OEMs who make Windows PCs have dominated the enterprise landscape. Although Apple has had a place in enterprise, this came mostly by way of Macs used in graphics and publishing departments … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 19th, 2014
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Xaomi Barred from Selling Phones in India

News hit today that the Indian courts have barred Xiamoi from selling phones in the country due to a complaint registered by Ericsson that Xiaomi is using Ericcson technology in their phones and not paying a royalty. Xiaomi officials claim they...

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Tim Bajarin / December 11th, 2014
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Keep a lid on your Cybermouth

I happened to be at the San Francisco 49er game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving, a game that, for most of us in the Bay Area, we would like to forget. At the end of the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 5th, 2014
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How Apple can get to a Trillion Dollar Valuation

For the first time in Apple’s history, its market cap reached approx $750 billion dollars recently. Articles have come out stating Apple could become the first trillion dollar business on the planet. It is hard to...

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Tim Bajarin / December 4th, 2014
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Does the Asus PadFone/Tablet combo represent the future of personal computing?

All of us know our smartphones are actually powerful personal computers that fit into our pocket. I have been in the PC industry for 35 years and my first PC had an 8088 Intel processor … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 28th, 2014
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Should Apple reinvent the iPod?

One of the most beloved tech toys I have is my prized iPod Classic with a hard drive that holds over 10,000 songs and still has 30 gigabytes of free space to use as extra...

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Tim Bajarin / November 26th, 2014
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Have Microsoft’s Surface Pro vs. MacBook Air TV ads worked?

I have been watching the current crop of Microsoft’s TV ads that pit the Surface Pro against a MacBook Air with great interest. They also have one that shows the Lenovo Yoga vs. a MacBook Air although the majority of … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 24th, 2014
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The New Dell vs the New HP

As I sat through various sessions at the recent Dell World event in Austin, TX, I could not help but think about the new Dell vs the new HP. In a recent Techpinions article, I wrote about how Dell, as...

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Tim Bajarin / November 18th, 2014
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Evaluating The New Dell One Year After Going Private

In early 2013, Michael Dell and his team made the decision to take the company private but got serious push-back from some of their investors. The biggest came from Carl Icahn who felt Dell was undervalued and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 14th, 2014