Why Samsung’s DeX could be a Mobile Game Changer

Back in 1989, after being fed up with lugging around 10-pound portable computers on flights around the world, I began to fantasize about a day when a personal computer could be truly portable. However, I...

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Tim Bajarin / March 29th, 2017

What Samsung Needs to Show Us with the Galaxy S8

On Wednesday of this week, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8, its latest flagship smartphone, at an event in New York. Along with a couple of other members of the Tech.pinions team, I’ll be at...

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Jan Dawson / March 28th, 2017

An Important Step Forward in Apple’s Strategy

As I was thinking broadly about Apple’s pricing shift with the iPad, it’s clear there is an important strategy coming into play for Apple. Any good analysis of Apple notes their value is in the...

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Ben Bajarin / March 27th, 2017

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Tech Toy Story

Microsoft’s newest ad campaign is breath taking but not, I think, in the way that Microsoft imagines. “Just a toy“, my ass. ~ Steven Aquino (@steven_aquino) This is why Microsoft will lose. This shows they...

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John Kirk / January 21st, 2014
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The Net Neutrality Slap Down: Time to Move On

The decision from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was hardly unexpected, but it was sharp and unequivocal. Writing for a unanimous three-judge panel, Judge David Tatel told the Federal Communications Commission...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 14th, 2014

Google and Nest: Why Now and Why Not Apple?

After spending many days at CES and perusing the show floor it was clear to me that the big theme at this years CES was The Internet of Everything. I was also struck by the...

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Tim Bajarin / January 13th, 2014

The iPad Advantage

Apple’s new commercial, which aired yesterday, sent a message that I feel is the defining theme which sets the iPad apart from the competition. Here is the commercial in case you haven’t seen it. Beyond...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2014

Why I am Skeptical About Smart Watches

There is significantly more hype than substance around the smart watch category. While I completely agree there is a market for these products, I am still unconvinced the size of the market / opportunity is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2014

Microsoft Windows’ Biggest Problem

Paul Thurrott — a long-time Microsoft booster — has written a devastating analysis of Windows for WindowsITPro. After reviewing Windows’ recent history, he concludes: Windows is in trouble because people simply don’t care about it...

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John Kirk / January 7th, 2014
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When is a Core Not a Core?

Nvida generated some pre-CES excitement by announcing its Tegra K1 processor, which looks to be the most powerful graphics engine ever designed for mobile use.  But the company also spread a lot of confusion by...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 6th, 2014
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Tablet Trends in 2014

No question the tablet narrative will continue to be a key part of the conversation in 2014. While an entire report is needed on the subject of tablet trends in 2014 I thought I would...

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Ben Bajarin / January 4th, 2014

The Next Big Challenge for the PC industry

By all accounts there are about 2.8 billion people on the planet that use technology and in various ways are connected to the Internet. One third connect via PCs while the other two thirds use...

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Tim Bajarin / January 2nd, 2014

Understanding the Market for Chromebooks

A few days ago NPD released numbers that caused many media outlets to proclaim the amazing success of Chromebooks as a data point in the market. These numbers were bring used in blog posts to...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2013

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Or more. Alex Greer posted the following picture on Twitter under the caption: I turn around and find my parents at the kids’ table at the @apple...

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John Kirk / December 24th, 2013

The iPhone and China Mobile. Impact and Expectations

Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone will finally come to China Mobile on January 17th. Pre-orders will start on December 25th. The timing of the iPhones availability will coincide with the Chinese New Year. This...

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Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2013
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Microsoft Needs Their Hell Froze Over Moment

In a simple tweet today from Katie Boehret. As she was cleaning out her desk for her transition from the Wall St. Journal to the new venture with the All Things D team, she found...

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Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2013
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Over-Serving And Under-Serving The Marketplace

Today, I thought I would explore the concepts of over-serving and under-serving the marketplace. The terms “over-serviing” and “under-serving” are used a lot nowadays, but I can’t believe that they’re well-understood, else many more companies...

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John Kirk / December 17th, 2013

Glimmers of Hope for the PC Industry

There have been some interesting data points over the past few quarters that I’ve been following. Most of them are related to some specific interplays between the tablet market and the PC market. As many...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2013
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Follow up: Adobe, Apple, and Bad Error Messages

In a Tech.pinions Insiders article yesterday, I wrote that one reason for the success of tablets is that they do not regularly befuddle users with error messages. No sooner had I written it than I...

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Steve Wildstrom / December 12th, 2013

The Freemium Model May Be Going Away

SugarSync, one of the pioneers of freemium cloud storage, announced today it was ending its free service. From now on,the minimum account will be 60 gigabytes of storage for $7.49 a month or $75 a...

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Steve Wildstrom / December 10th, 2013

Tablet Metaphysics

Are you ready for some Tech Metaphysics? “Aristotle drew a distinction between essential and accidental properties. The way he put it is that essential properties are those without which a thing wouldn’t be what it...

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John Kirk / December 10th, 2013

Big Tablets Could be a Big Trend

There continues to be a lot of talk around tablets which are larger than the traditional 10″ screen sizes. Rumors have it that Apple is working on a larger iPad and that Samsung is as...

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Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2013

Did Samsung use Apple as an R&D Center?

Now that it has been proven in the courts that Samsung stole key intellectual and patented properties from Apple’s iPhone, I’ve been wondering if this move by them was actually calculated. Go back to the...

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Tim Bajarin / December 5th, 2013

It’s Bottoms Up For The Windows Phone

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot of upbeat reports regarding Microsoft’s share of the smart phone market. This has been accompanied by claims that Microsoft has finally gotten developers to adopt their Windows Phone 8...

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John Kirk / December 3rd, 2013

The State of Tablets in 2013

Tablets represent one of the greatest opportunities to expand and enhance computing. However, it is a very mis-understood product. I want to share some statistics about tablets and then add some key points on the...

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Ben Bajarin / December 2nd, 2013

Further Thoughts On The Future Of Education

On November 20th, fellow Techpinions writer, Steve Wildstrom, wrote an interesting column on Education and the Future of MOOCs. As Steve put it: (MOOCs are) massive, open, online courses that were supposed to replace traditional...

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John Kirk / November 26th, 2013
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Google’s Android Bait and Switch

You may or may not have caught an interesting change Google has made with KitKat. Google is no longer including Chrome as a part of the Google services license. Meaning that the Chrome browser will...

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Ben Bajarin / November 25th, 2013

The State of Global Smartphones Q3’13

There are a number of things worth pointing out about the current state of smartphones. The first is that from a hardware standpoint vendors are staying relatively flat with a few seeing slight growth. Here...

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Ben Bajarin / November 21st, 2013
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