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Becoming Steve Jobs: A Unique Perspective on Steve Jobs

This column is not a book review. I will leave that to the professional book reviewers. This is my personal observations after reading Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzili’s book about Steve Jobs. It comes from … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 27th, 2015
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Why Design Is The New Differentiator In Tech

I have been working with various tech companies in multiple industries for decades and have seen up close and personal how they go about creating products. Almost all are engineering driven and, for many engineers, the challenge is...

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Tim Bajarin / March 25th, 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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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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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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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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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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How Smartphones Can Be Disruptive as The Next 2 Billion People Who Come Online

One of the more interesting panel discussions at this past CES was about disruptive technologies over the next 5 years. The panelists tossed around things they thought would be disruptive, things like robotics, self driving … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 6th, 2015
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Why I Did Not Go to Mobile World Congress

In the spirit of full non-disclosure, the # 1 reason I did not go to MWC was I was invited to speak at a conference in Maui. I accepted that engagement rather than spend four days walking...

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Tim Bajarin / March 4th, 2015
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The Death of Sapphire and the Birth of “Phire”

Last fall, after Apple introduced the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and they did not include the much rumored sapphire screen they had been working on with GT Advanced, I started looking into why … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 27th, 2015
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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