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The Pull of Enterprise for Consumer Tech Companies

This week, Apple announced yet another enterprise partnership, this time with Deloitte. Next week, Facebook is expected to open its Facebook at Work product to more companies and with a tweaked business model. For Insiders, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 29th, 2016
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HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016
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The Andromeda Strain

Veteran fans of thriller author Michael Crichton may recall that his career kicked into high gear with the 1969 release of a novel entitled “The Andromeda Strain.” The book described the impact of a deadly … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 27th, 2016
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Mobile Payments: The Future is Here, just not Evenly Distributed

If you have made a payment at retail with your smartphone and are anything like me, you’ll feel this is the future of payments. But as the famous quote from William Gibson says, “the future … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2016
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Are Cable’s Wireless Ambitions Viable?

The news has been aflutter this week with announcements by both Comcast and Charter that they plan to enter the wireless business as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). For the wireless historians among us, this … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / September 23rd, 2016
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The Power of “Good Enough”

Tech reviews and broad tech industry media coverage are often about the cutting edge of technology and, as a result, can be very critical of anything seen as less than stellar. But the reality is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 22nd, 2016
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Apple Watch Speaks The Only Language Wearable Consumers Understand: Fitness

The iPhone is such a big part of Apple’s revenue that we have seen a lot of coverage and attention paid post-launch event to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While Apple Watch is nowhere near … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 21st, 2016
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Google Android – Closed Source

I think Google may make Android proprietary in 2017. Google has launched Android N but, without the ability to distribute updates, the software is virtually useless. To make matters worse, I think Google is effectively … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / September 20th, 2016
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What the iPhone 7 says about Apple’s Future Augmented Reality Plans

I believe Apple’s next big iPhone release is going to feature augmented reality technology. Obviously, nobody at Apple has said anything about such a product. But the now shipping iPhone 7 Plus, complete with dual-camera … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / September 19th, 2016
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The Tech.pinions Podcast: iPhone 7s, Watch Series 2, and the Broader Market

Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Carolina Milanesi discuss their time using the latest iPhones and Apple Watch Series 2 and seek to explore their impact on the broader smartphone and wearable market.

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2016
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The Benchmark iPhone 7 Plus

Tim Cook said, “The iPhone is the industry gold standard. The phone by which all other phones are compared.” I articulated for subscribers yesterday how this is true of Apple at an industry level, not … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 16th, 2016
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Evolving Apps vs Replacing Apps

Monday presented us with an interesting juxtaposition: Facebook Messenger head David Marcus spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt and said their initial vision for bots was overhyped, and Apple opened up the iMessage App Store in preparation … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 15th, 2016
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Apple’s AirPods: The Brave will be Rewarded

There has been a lot written about Apple’s move away from the audio jack, before and after it actually happened. Many people are outraged a technology that has been around for so long and still … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 14th, 2016
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Apple’s Missed Audio Opportunity

Apple has a long, rich history in the fields of music and audio and its complex and highly influential relationship with those fields was on display once again at the company’s recent iPhone 7 launch … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 13th, 2016
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Key Takeaways from ‘Super Mobility’ Week

While a lot of the tech world’s attention last week was focused on Apple’s announcements in San Francisco, some 30,000 people attended CTIA’s ‘Super Mobility Week’ in Las Vegas, the largest annual wireless convention in … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / September 12th, 2016
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Podcast: Apple iPhone 7, Watch Series 2 Launch Event

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple’s recent product launch event with detailed analysis of the iPhone 7, Watch Second Edition, and AirPods. If you happen … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 10th, 2016
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The  Evolution of Gorilla Glass and Why It Matters

A few years back, Apple made the ill-fated decision to invest in a sapphire plant in Arizona with the goal of using sapphire as the new cover glass for iPhones. As we all know, that deal imploded … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 9th, 2016
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What Apple’s Event Signals about the Future

Along with the rest of the core Tech.pinions team, I attended Apple’s event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Between us, we’ll be covering a lot of the angles in our various columns over the coming … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 8th, 2016
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Rethinking Smart Home Gateways

It’s the one piece of tech equipment we all have and use almost every day, yet, know very little about. I’m talking about your home broadband router/gateway. The non-descript black box likely installed somewhere in … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 6th, 2016
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IFA2016 at the Intersection of US and Asia

Believe it or not despite my numerous 3GSM, MWC, CES and CeBIT shows, this was my first IFA show in my 16 years of covering the consumer electronic market. With over 300 exhibitors spread over … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 5th, 2016
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Podcast: IFA 2016

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast, Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, analyze many of the product announcements made there, and talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 3rd, 2016
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Intel’s Virtual Reality Bet: Just in Time, or Far Too Late?

During Intel’s recent Developer Forum in August, the company announced it is working on a new “merged reality” platform called Alloy. The device, a standalone head-mounted display (HMD), is a reference design Intel will provide … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / September 2nd, 2016
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The CD-Smartphone Analogy

Smartphones have reached an interesting point in their history. When I say this is now a mature market, I mean two separate things: first, the technology has matured to the point where devices are “good … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 1st, 2016
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Don’t Over-Simplify Women’s Lack of Interest in Smartwatches

Current smartwatches sales are heavily skewed towards men. In the US, Galaxy Gear ownership skews 76% towards men and 24% female. Current Apple Watch ownership splits 80% men and 20% female for early adopters which … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 31st, 2016
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Ridesharing Impact Dramatically Overstated

Amongst the many car tech-related developments, few are receiving more attention than ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. To their credit, these companies have managed to build up enormous valuations and continue to receive … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 30th, 2016
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