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The Tech World Moves to AND, Away from OR

In the end, all the developments in tech can be reduced to mathematical logic. At a concrete level, the principles of Boolean algebra lie at the very heart of digital electronics, software programming, and most … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 13th, 2015
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Musing on the On Demand Economy

This article is shared from our subscriber portal. We offer fresh insight and analysis on the global technology industry for those who want to learn more and stay informed. Click here to learn more. Living … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 12th, 2015

Podcast: Microsoft Event, Dell and HP PCs

This week, Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell analyze the recent Microsoft hardware launch event, including their new Surface 2-in-1s and Lumia phones, and discuss new PC announcements from both Dell and HP. Click … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 10th, 2015

Why Microsoft is Getting into Hardware

When I started at Creative Strategies in 1981, the PC industry was in its infancy. In fact, my first consulting project was with the IBM team led by Don Estridge and Bill Lowe, the two … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 9th, 2015
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The Danger of Over-Burdening Developers

The last few months have seen two significant waves of activity around major developer platforms from Windows to Android to iOS and OS X. The summer brought reveals of new versions of these while the … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 8th, 2015

Could Apple be Doing More for Families?

Nearly 60% of U.S. households own at least one Apple product. Many of those households own multiple Apple devices — the virtuous circle of iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs, routers, and so on that are … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 7th, 2015

Reimagining Personal Computing

As a person who tracks the ebbs and flows of the computing market—in all its various forms—the last few weeks have been interesting, to say the least. First, we saw Apple extend the iPad into … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 6th, 2015

Microsoft Surfaces Compelling New Devices

Today, Microsoft launched its revamped device line. Since taking over the reins at Microsoft, Satya Nadella has focused on developing a class of devices that shows off the strength of its brand and underlying Windows … Continue reading

Jack Gold / October 6th, 2015
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The Death of Advertising and the Future of Advertising

The debate happening regarding ad blocking both at a desktop and mobile web browser level has been an important one with respect to the future of internet publishing. In reality, while the number of internet … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 5th, 2015

Podcast: Google Nexus, Amazon, AT&T

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Google Nexus product introduction event, debate Amazon’s stopping sales of Google Chromecast and Apple TV hardware, and analyze AT&T’s recent industry … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 3rd, 2015
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Why can’t the US build consumer electronic products?

I recently returned from a short trip to Shenzhen, the large Chinese city less than an hour’s drive north of Hong Kong. When anyone wonders why we don’t build consumer electronic products in the United … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 2nd, 2015
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Technology and Worship

Something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit recently is the role of technology in worship. I’ve read some really interesting stuff over the last few years about the relationship between technology, worship, and religion. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 1st, 2015
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Why Google Needs to Back Android for Large 2-in-1’s and Laptops

Last week, I wrote a piece on Tech.pinions that pointed out Gen Y, Gen Z and Millennials have all grown up with iPhones and iOS has become their main mobile operating system. I reasoned that, … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 30th, 2015
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The Rebirth of Virtual Clients

As with many industries, the history of the computing business often follows a circuitous path. In the early days, centralized mainframes provided the computing horsepower to dumb terminals. Then came independent PCs, followed by the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 29th, 2015

Podcast: China, Apple Car, Office 2016

This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and major tech leaders, debate the possibilities of an Apple Car, and analyze Microsoft’s announcement … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 26th, 2015

Could WhatsApp Kill Dual Sim in Emerging Markets?

Dual SIM handsets are very popular in emerging countries for a variety of reasons. The most common is saving money. In this post, I’ll be explaining how Dual SIM handsets became popular and the role … Continue reading

Viranch Damani / September 25th, 2015

Why Does Google Still Make Nexus Phones?

Next week, Google is holding an event in San Francisco to announce (we’re told) new Nexus phones along with a finalized Marshmallow version of Android along with some other hardware. The Nexus phone line remains … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 24th, 2015

What’s Next for Consumer Tech?

The last few decades have seen an explosion in technology-driven products for consumers. From PCs, tablets, and smartphones, large flat-screen TVs, high-resolution recorded media, and numerous delivery methods for consuming that media, technology has become … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 23rd, 2015
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New iPhones, New Behaviors

I’ve spent a little more than a week with the new iPhones. My first impression was, “Apple was not kidding when they said the only thing that has changed is everything”. This is the first … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 22nd, 2015

Why iOS Could Become the Enterprise OS of the Millennial Generation

For the majority of my life, Windows and the Mac have been the operating systems that have dominated my personal computing experiences. iOS and Android only recently have become supplemental operating systems I use in my smartphones … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 21st, 2015

Podcast: The Amazon Fire Lineup, Apps and TV, The Ad Blocker Debate

This week Jan Dawson, Tim Bajarin, and Ben Bajarin discuss the latest announcements from Amazon, the role developers play in platforms and Apps’ role in the future of TV, and the controversy over iOS 9’s … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 19th, 2015
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Apps: Apple’s Fundamental Unit

During last week’s Apple event, Tim Cook said (among other things), “The future of TV is apps”. But he also spoke about what I’ve referred to elsewhere as Apple’s playbook, a set of five features … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 18th, 2015

Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet will Shake Up the Tablet Market

On Sept 17th, 2015, Amazon released three new tablets I believe could serve as a catalyst to help jump start the market in terms of units shipped. At the upper end is a 10” tablet … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 16th, 2015

The Key to IOT Security

The potential opportunities within the Internet of Things (IOT) continue to be at the forefront of many people’s minds. But lurking in the back corners of those same minds are concerns about the potential security … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 15th, 2015

How the iPad Pro with Pencil Maps to the Desktop Publishing Revolution of the Past

I met with Steve Jobs two days after he came back to Apple in 1997. At the time, Apple was in serious trouble and I asked him how he planned to bring Apple back to … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 14th, 2015