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Apple Claim Chowder: Product

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Product Apple’s … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 3rd, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Killers

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Killers There … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 1st, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Events

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Events A … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 31st, 2014

Could Apple ever do a “2 in 1″?

-+*If you have heard Tim Cook talk about “2 in 1’s”, you already know the answer to this question. He likened the marrying of a tablet and a laptop to “converging a toaster and a fridge. You could...

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Tim Bajarin / July 30th, 2014
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The Smartphone Is Not Merging With the PC

-+*Behold the pot, bathtub and swimming pool. They all contain water. They are the same. ~ Horace Dediu (@asymco) On July 9, 2014, Walt Mossberg published an article entitled: “How the PC Is Merging With … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 19th, 2014
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Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy

-+*Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy’s plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy’s forces; the next in order is to attack the enemy’s army in … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 5th, 2014
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The Importance of Dual Authentication in Wearable Devices

-+*Last week, I wrote a column entitled “Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy” where I laid out the idea of using an iWatch or iBand for personal ID. I mentioned I had used a RFID band while...

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Tim Bajarin / July 2nd, 2014
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Our Wearable Future: Lessons Unlearned

-+*On June 27th, Tim Bajarin wrote an excellent article on wearables entitled “Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy“. If you haven’t read it, I highly encourage you to take the time to read it, or re-read it,...

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John Kirk / June 29th, 2014
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Tech Observations From the Field

-+*Over the past few days, I have been taking notes on my observations of tech, primarily mobile usage, of “regular humans” in the wild. And by that, I mean at Disney World where my family … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple WWDC, Samsung Tizen, Amazon Smartphone

-+*Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin discuss the announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and Samsung’s Tizen Developer Conference and debate the opportunities for Amazon’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 7th, 2014
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SanDisk: The Many Faces of Flash

-+*If you were to ask most people about flash memory, you’d probably get a somewhat puzzled stare. Throw in a comment about 3D memory and that stare will likely turn into a frustrated frown. Even...

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Bob O'Donnell / May 22nd, 2014
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Microsoft Windows’ Biggest Problem

-+*Paul Thurrott — a long-time Microsoft booster — has written a devastating analysis of Windows for WindowsITPro. After reviewing Windows’ recent history, he concludes: Windows is in trouble because people simply don’t care about it...

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John Kirk / January 7th, 2014

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