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Where We Stand with Wearables

Oh, how far we’ve come from the Pulsar calculator watch 40 years ago. The now iconic gadget debuted in 1975 with tiny input buttons and limited functionality and can arguably be credited as the technology … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / March 16th, 2016
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Apple v Samsung v Huawei and others: measuring processor efficiency

Whenever consumers are polled about what they want from their smartphone, the top answer is regularly “longer battery life”. That doesn’t necessarily translate into actual purchasing decisions; the number of plug-in power packs for phones...

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Charles Arthur / March 15th, 2016
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The Devil is in the Details with Cable Box Reform

The US Federal Communications Commission has decided to reform the pay TV set top box system once again. This isn’t the first time it’s done so – the 1996 Telecoms Act directed the FCC to...

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Jan Dawson / March 14th, 2016
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Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform Challenge

Last week, Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian complaining about the Microsoft Windows Store and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). He said the company is trying to create a walled … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / March 11th, 2016
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Where the iPhone SE Fits

In the next few weeks, Apple is likely to hold an event in which it will announce a new iPhone which, according to rumors, may be called the iPhone SE. This phone is supposed to … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 10th, 2016
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HP Aims to “Reinvent” Mobile

HP recently announced its new Elite X3 convertible smartphone that can become a notebook or a desktop through use of smart adapters and wireless technology. Running Windows 10, it’s targeted at enterprise users who want … Continue reading

Jack Gold / March 9th, 2016
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US Cracking Down on China’s ZTE is Bad News for Silicon Valley’s China Relations

Earlier this week, we learned the US has placed major trade restrictions on China’s ZTE and made it difficult for them to buy components and software from US suppliers. According to multiple reports, ZTE broke...

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Tim Bajarin / March 9th, 2016
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How Safe are We from Our Apps?

Like many others in the tech community, I applaud Apple’s efforts to encrypt the iPhone to protect our privacy. But there’s been noticeably little attention given to the impact of apps on that same privacy. … Continue reading

Phil Baker / March 9th, 2016
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How AlphaGo Illustrates the “Warm Bath And Ice Bucket” View of Technology Progress

Remember the last time you took a bath or shower and it started lukewarm but you gradually warmed it by adding more hot water, until it reached a temperature so hot you could never have … Continue reading

Charles Arthur / March 8th, 2016
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Predicting the Markets Apple will Disrupt Next

I’m admittedly using the headline as a bit of click-bait. But it is absolutely applicable to Apple. I believe many markets are on their short list to disrupt, for a specific reason I will explain....

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Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2016
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A 5G Primer

Over recent months, the wireless industry has begun to talk more and more about 5G, the next generation of wireless technology. Verizon and AT&T have announced something of a roadmap for testing the technology here...

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Jan Dawson / March 7th, 2016
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Wearables can Drive the Digital Health Movement

The more I study the consumer landscape for wearables, the more I’m convinced the wrong narratives are circulating about their value. Because the market is so young, most of the use cases being presented skew … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 7th, 2016
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Options for Improved Wireless Coverage and Performance are Multiplying

Despite all the marketing, TV ads, and even talk about 4G LTE and now 5G, instances of poor wireless coverage remain a common frustration among users. But even where coverage is generally good, the combination … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 4th, 2016
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Is the iPhone Coke, New Coke, Pepsi or Just Sugar Water?

On January 10, 2016, long time subscriber and frequent commentator, Obarthelemy wrote: User Experience is in the eye of the beholder. Until I see double-blind tests about it, I flatly deny that Apple’s is superior/premium…....

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John Kirk / March 3rd, 2016
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Facebook’s Trojan Horse Commerce Strategy

If you were to ask the question, “what is Facebook?”, you might get a variety of different answers: a social network, a communication platform, a content aggregator, and so on. Yet one thing Facebook isn’t … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 3rd, 2016
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Dual-Lens Cameras and a New High End iPhone

The rumor mill is alive and well discussing some research analyst notes around the alleged dual camera feature for the new iPhone 7 this fall. It appears the rumors are looking at three variants for...

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Ben Bajarin / March 3rd, 2016
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The Amazingly Elusive Non-Smartphone Owner

The non-smartphone owner — you know who I’m talking about. You may even know or be related to one of these people. You may even be one yourself. We spot them every now and then … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 2nd, 2016
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Could the FBI Court Order to Apple be Counter-Productive?

Since the court order came out ordering Apple to assist the FBI in accessing the iPhone of the San Bernadino terrorist, I have been talking to various legal authorities and Washington insiders to try and...

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Tim Bajarin / March 2nd, 2016
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Installment Plans and Smartphone Upgrade Rates

About six months ago, I wrote a post here about how installment plans appeared to be accelerating smartphone upgrade rates, based on the data available at the time. Across the three carriers we had data...

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Jan Dawson / February 29th, 2016
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Uber and Safety

When it comes to developing new products, I’ve always found the idea to be the easy part. It’s the execution that’s really the hard part. Execution requires implementing all of the tiny details to get … Continue reading

Phil Baker / February 29th, 2016
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Maturing Tech Markets means Increasing Cross-Category Competition

Being a device vendor in 2016 is hard. Former high-growth markets (smartphones) are slowing or declining (slate tablets). The traditional PC market continues to struggle to find its new normal. And nascent categories such as … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / February 26th, 2016
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MWC Smartphone Announcements Symbolize a Changing Market

This week has seen a slew of announcements from major smartphone manufacturers in conjunction with the global mobile industry’s annual event, Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain. All the usual suspects, except Apple, have … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 25th, 2016
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The End of Standardized Platforms

Historians of the technology industry observed a pattern that was predictable with regards to new computing platforms. In the early days of a computing segment, like mainframes, minis, and desktops, there was a great deal … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 24th, 2016
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Why the Apple/IBM partnership is a Bigger Deal than I Imagined

I spent the last few days in Las Vegas at IBM’s annual Interconnect customer conference where they shared with 23,000 attendees the latest and greatest technology coming from Big Blue. It is one of the...

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Tim Bajarin / February 24th, 2016
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Music Industry Update

Bob O’Donnell wrote last week about the challenging economics associated with online music, and, especially, streaming services. We discussed this further on last week’s podcast and I wanted to unpack a little for subscribers some...

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Jan Dawson / February 22nd, 2016
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