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The Future of Everything is in Your Head

I have chickens. You know, the kind that sleep in a coop in the backyard and lay eggs. Three chickens, three eggs, every single day. In the U.S., we have a peculiar relationship with our … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / July 3rd, 2015
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Apple and Google’s Partners

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in tech news, despite the traditional summer lull where major news is concerned. Among the biggest news this past week has been Apple’s launch of Apple Music and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 2nd, 2015
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The MacBook: A Top Laptop Worth Every Penny

The new MacBook is most definitely not for everyone. But I absolutely love it. If you need portability more than maximum power, if your need is for a small, excellent quality display with a great … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 1st, 2015
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IOT Momentum Starting to Build

Sometimes the signs of change are more obvious than others. When a spokesperson for the Linux Foundation calls to talk about an open source contribution from Microsoft into the Qualcomm-driven AllSeen Alliance that’s about bridging … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 30th, 2015
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The Voice UI

I hear the phrase “voice is the new UI” often during meetings around Silicon Valley. This is nothing new. I’ve been involved in many industry discussions over the past 15 years where the “voice as … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 29th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple Music, HD Audio, Smart Homes, IOT, China, mCommerce

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple Music, CE Week and HD Audio, smart home installation challenges, security concerns for IOT, smartphone and commerce trends … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 27th, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Installation: a core smart home advantage

The smart home concept is one that’s been around for quite a while but has never really taken off. There are a variety of reasons for that, some of which I wrote about in an … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 25th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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Breaking the IOT Connection

In many ways, the current obsession with the Internet of Things (IOT) is understandable. The tech press is constantly on the lookout for something cool and fresh to write about, and IOT is this year’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 23rd, 2015
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Apple Music and the Future of the Music Industry

In the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious the economics of streaming music was not favorable toward artists. Interestingly, I recall the same thing being said when Apple first launched the iTunes Store, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 22nd, 2015
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The god-like Powers Of Tech

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I do not know the source of this outstanding analysis, but I got it from Ben Thompson, HERE, and I will attribute it to him until such time as I’m advised otherwise. ADDENDUM: … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 21st, 2015
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Podcast: Connecting the Next Billion

This week Ben Bajarin has guest Benedict Evans on to discuss the newest updates to his mobile is eating the world slide deck and discuss the challenges of connecting the next billion people to the … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2015
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Is Google’s X Lab the Xerox PARC of Our Day?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I had the distinct privilege of serving on the Xerox PARC Venture advisory board. This arm of Xerox PARC was created in the heyday of the early internet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 19th, 2015
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Classifying Privacy Concerns

Privacy has been in the news a lot recently but, for once, not because of some egregious breach. Rather, it is Apple executives’ repeated statements of the company’s commitment to user privacy and the way … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 18th, 2015
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Health Care: Internet Use is Good, but Much More Needed

For those who have been following me (mostly on Facebook) you know I have had a lot of experience with the health care system. In addition to what has generally been very good treatment, I … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 17th, 2015
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Software is a Service

In the world of enterprise IT and high-end business computing, the idea of delivering software as a service is relatively old news. In fact, the acronym SaaS (Software as a Service) is now so commonplace … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 16th, 2015
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Messaging Apps and Platforms of Convenience

The potential for messaging apps to evolve from an app delivering messages between friends and family into a platform to deliver goods and services to consumers is talked about widely in many circles here in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 15th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple WWDC 2015 Analysis

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi, and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), analyzing the company’s announcements around iOS9, watchOS, Apple Music and more. Click here to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 13th, 2015
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The New Era of Visual Communication

One of the more interesting things I see happening is how communication is evolving to become increasingly more visual. With this evolution, I propose non-verbal communication is also becoming more intimate. This is being driven … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 12th, 2015
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Apple is Back in Content

I did a quick post on my personal blog earlier this week called “Ten quick thoughts on WWDC” and threatened to expand on some of those thoughts in more detail in the coming days. Here, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 11th, 2015
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We Need Ways to Make Video Better

I’ve been messing around with internet video creation going back to the days of cameras recording on digital tape. It was hard and slow. Today, changes have made it more straightforward for almost anyone. Smartphones … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 10th, 2015
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The Challenge of Rising Expectations

One of the biggest challenges that any highly regarded company faces is the difficulty of living up to the expectations that its previous successes create. No company in any industry faces this challenge as much … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 9th, 2015
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Thoughts from Apple’s WWDC

As I listened to Tim Cook and Apple’s executives give us an update on OS X — now known as El Capitan — iOS 9, Apple watchOS 2.0 and explain the new Apple Music “Beats … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2015
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Explaining Away Apple’s Success

On May 31, 2015, John Naughton, penned a story for The Guardian, entitled: If Steve Jobs’s death didn’t ruin Apple, the iCar surely will. I don’t know Mr. Naughton well, but after reading this article, … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 7th, 2015