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
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Where’s The Hat And Other Miscellaneous Thoughts On Today’s Apple Event

Unmet Expectations A grandmother is watching her grandson play on the beach when a huge wave comes and takes him out to sea. She looks up and pleads, “Please God, save my only grandson. I … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 22nd, 2013
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About Those NY Times and Twitter Attacks: What Really Happened

General news media mostly do a terrible job covering tech issues. And in the case of the attacks, allegedly by the Syrian Electronic Army, that effective took nytimes.com off-line for a good part of Tuesday,...

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Steve Wildstrom / August 28th, 2013
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Is Chromecast Really Android’s Attempt at an Apple TV?

I have been connecting compute devices to my TVs for nearly 20 years, the first being a Compaq Presario hooked to a massive RCA 35” tube TV via an NTSC converter. Back then, there wasn’t...

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Patrick Moorhead / August 13th, 2013
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Korus: A Superior Multi-Room, Wireless Audio Solution

For the last few years, casual home speakers have seen a resurgence, proceeded by the popularity of high-end headphones used on smartphones and tablets.  Sonos has run away with the wireless, multi-room consumer speaker system … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / August 1st, 2013
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Are The New Nexus 7 Improvements Enough to Dethrone the iPad mini?

It’s hard to believe that 13 months ago, the preferred tablet form factor was 10” and Android was literally nowhere in tablets.  Then came the first Nexus 7 at Google IO in June 2012, Kindle … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 30th, 2013
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Do The Math: iOS 6 Is The World’s Most Popular Mobile Operating System

In fact if you do the math, you would find that iOS 6 is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and in second place is a version of Android which was released in 2010. … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 24th, 2013

Fox, Aereo, and the End of TV

News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey’s threat to pull the Fox network from the airwaves if Aereo wins its legal battle to retransmit over-the-air TV signals without paying for them is probably nothing more … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 8th, 2013
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Why Google Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Facebook Home

Yesterday, Facebook announced “Home”, a skin that runs on top of Android, pulling consumer’s Facebook experience up to literally the lock–screen of the phone. The demos were fast, fluid, and very different than anything Android … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 5th, 2013

HP ENVY X2: One Step Closer to the Hybrid Future

As a technology analyst, I spend a lot time analyzing and keeping the pulse on the latest in inflection points, the ones that matter. Modularity is one of those factors and will be an important … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / March 12th, 2013
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AMD SurRoundhouse Concept: Future Cure for the CE Industry Woes?

For a run of at least 30 years, the “classic” consumer electronics industry successfully transitioned from one technology to another.  TVs are a good example.  TVs went from big color tubes to rear projection to … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / January 22nd, 2013
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Leaving the iPhone- How Android Stacks Up

About a month ago, I made the decision to stop using my iPhone 4s with the possible outcome of leaving the iPhone for an Android or Windows phone for an extended period of time.  I … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / January 15th, 2013
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More Amazing Amazonian Mathematics

Amazon announced today that “[a]pp downloads in the Appstore have grown more than 500 percent over the previous year.” ~ via Gigaom Of course, we don’t know 500% of what, but what the hey, 500 … Continue reading

John Kirk / December 6th, 2012
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Evernote and Sugarsync: Headed in Reverse Windows 8 Gear

Two of the apps that changed the way I work are Evernote and Sugarsync.  Evernote allowed me to go paperless and Sugarsync allowed me to have access to all my data accessible by any device.  … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 4th, 2012
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Dear Amazon: You don’t get to use words like “double”

On Tuesday, Amazon issued a press release entitled: “Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year’s Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend.” Here’s the thing, Amazon. You never told us last year’s sales numbers. In … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 28th, 2012
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Banking On The iPad

Barclays Bank has ordered 8,500 iPads in what is believed to be one of the largest corporate deployments of the device in the UK. ~ via TUAW This kind of thing has got to be … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 23rd, 2012
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Why Android Is Winning The Battles But Google Is Losing The War: Part 3

A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/) is a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat. The phrase “Pyrrhic Victory” is named after King Pyrrhus … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 14th, 2012
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Why Android Is Winning The Battles But Google Is Losing The War: Part 1

A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/) is a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat. The phrase “Pyrrhic Victory” is named after King Pyrrhus … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 12th, 2012
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Upside Down Analysis

These thoughts via Business Insider: According to estimates from Canaccord Genuity, Samsung has shot further ahead of the pack as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, shipping 56.3 million units in the third quarter. Apple’s consolation … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 4th, 2012
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Windows 8’s Greatest Sin

Anyone who is in business knows that once you have made a sale, you want the next sale to become as seamless and as automatic as possible. This is why newspapers and magazines push subscriptions … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 1st, 2012
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Microsoft’s Surface: Less Than A Tablet, Less Than A Notebook PC, Less Than Ideal

Introduction I hadn’t planned on writing a review of the Surface today. But after reading over a dozen reviews, a pattern has clearly emerged: — Excellent hardware — Not as good a tablet as the … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 24th, 2012

Windows 8: Microsoft Is Betting The Company

I am one of those who thinks that this week is a seminal moment in computing history. The introduction of Windows 8 is the most important time for Microsoft since the launch of Windows 95. … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 22nd, 2012

Windows 8: Get Your Popcorn Ready…

Welcome to Windows 8 week. On October 26th, Microsoft will be introducing Window 8. Actually, over the next week or so, Microsoft and its partners will be introducing: — Windows 8 OS for the desktop … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 22nd, 2012
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Rebuttal: Windows 8 “May Or May Not” Be The Disaster This Video Makes It Out To Be

Steve Kovach at Business Insider has a few words of wisdom regarding Windows 8: Microsoft’s new operating system for PCs and tablets, Windows 8, will have a drastic new look. The Start menu you’re used … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 17th, 2012
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It’s Time To Fix DMCA Takedowns

A few days ago, a teacher posted a copyright Pearson Education personality inventory on a blog at Edublogs.org. Pearson served a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice, which set off a series of events that led … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 17th, 2012