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Don’t Mistake the iPad Lack of Stage Time at WWDC as a Sign Apple is done with Tablets – Carolina Milanesi At the end of WWDC, I read a few articles by disappointed reporters regarding...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2016
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Lenovo’s Tango Phone: A Preview of AR for the Masses

At its recent TechWorld event in San Francisco, Lenovo announced three notable new smartphones products: The accessory-focused Moto Z and Z Force and the Google Tango-based PHAB2 Pro. The Moto-branded products are an attempt at … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / June 17th, 2016
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LINE: The First Major Messaging IPO is a Mixed Bag

Naver, the Korean parent company of messaging app LINE, is planning to list the company on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges for the first time. This represents the first IPO for a major...

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Jan Dawson / June 16th, 2016
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The Death of Apps has been Greatly Exaggerated

In recent months, there’s been a steady drumbeat of stories about the coming death of apps. The reasons for this claim are several and include slowing growth rates for the top 100 apps, the rise … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 16th, 2016
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The Future of Pocket Computing

In 1989, eight years into my career as a tech industry analyst and, after hundreds of thousands of miles traveling, I was tired of lugging around huge laptops. My first portable was a luggable Compaq … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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The New Power of Siri and Why It Matters

After the Apple WWDC keynote, I had a couple of reporters ask me if Apple’s new prowess with Siri was reactionary. They assume that, since Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have upped the intelligence of their...

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Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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Apple Drives Apps into Services

The keynote event at the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is usually about apps. This year, however, things were a bit different. Oh sure, Apple touted 2 million apps in the iOS app store, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 14th, 2016
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Apple and the Expectation Of Perfection

Last week, I turned on my computer and was greeted by an email message from Apple saying my account was locked and I needed to reset my password. While resetting was simple, I was greeted … Continue reading

Phil Baker / June 13th, 2016
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What a Real Wireless Loyalty Program Might Look Like

Over the past year, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have each launched rewards programs. The most recent entry is T-Mobile Tuesdays, an app where T-Mobile customers are given freebies every week, such as a Domino’s Pizza … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / June 10th, 2016
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Unpacked This Week

Motorola’s Bet on Modular Design may be the Future but not Today – Carolina Milanesi On Thursday at Lenovo’s Tech World, Motorola announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two high-end devices sport...

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Ben Bajarin / June 10th, 2016
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Rebooting the App Store

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple announced yesterday a set of changes to the App Store just days before its developer conference next week. In some ways though, it’s not a complete surprise – as … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 9th, 2016
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Does Apple Need its Own External AI Device?

Amazon’s Echo device, with its AI voice assistant, has become the new sweetheart of the tech industry. Most of the big vendors were caught off guard when Amazon introduced the Echo, positioning it as a...

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Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2016
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Cortana comes to Xbox One but Microsoft Needs a Bigger Trojan Horse for the Home

As widely reported in the press on Monday, Microsoft released an update for its preview members which included access to Cortana. Cortana will be on the Xbox One dashboard and users will be able to … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / June 8th, 2016
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My WWDC 2016 Wish List

As we get close to an event like this year’s WWDC, I always feel it’s useless to make predictions – if you’re right, it’s often because news has leaked and, if you’re wrong, your bad...

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Jan Dawson / June 7th, 2016
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The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Servers are probably not near the top of your list for conversation topics nor are they something most people think about. But, it turns out there are some interesting changes happening in server design that … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 7th, 2016
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The Voice UI has Gone Mainstream

The idea of talking conversationally to computers has been a long time in the works. Science fiction is so often a self-fulfilling prophecy as it provides a vision for humans to chase after with technological … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2016
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Part 7: Why Not Be Apple?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 7 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 5th, 2016
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Part 6: Why Does Apple Do What It Does?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 6 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 4th, 2016
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This Weeks News Unpacked

“We’re still committed”, says Jawbone CEO, but it may be time to regroup/rethink – By Carolina Milanesi Late last week, TechInsider published an article on the news that Jawbone was slowing production of its fitness...

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Ben Bajarin / June 3rd, 2016
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The AR/VR Platform Wars have Begun

While the hype around virtual reality and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality, has been steadily ramping up, to date there haven’t been all that many actual device shipments. Two recent major AR/VR platform announcements … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / June 3rd, 2016
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Part 5: What Does Innovation Inside Of Apple Look Like To Someone Outside Of Apple?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 5 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 2nd, 2016
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Criticizing Apple’s Patience

I’ve noticed an interesting theme from some of Apple’s more prominent and vocal pundits. Perhaps this is a theme that has always been around or is simply a rinse/wash/repeat process. Either way, I’m sensing it...

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Ben Bajarin / June 2nd, 2016
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Tech Companies Need to Raise the Bar in Education

Much has been made over the last few years of the battle between Apple and Google in the education sector. Chromebooks, which have sold in small numbers elsewhere, appear to have found their niche in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 2nd, 2016
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Part 4: When Should Apple Introduce Its Innovations?

ARTICLE OUTLINE This is part 4 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple. 1. Who is Apple innovating for? 2. Where should Apple’s innovation be focused? 3. How does Apple … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 1st, 2016
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Voice and AI: The New Man-to-Machine UI

On Tuesday, my colleague Bob O’Donnell wrote a good piece entitled “Voice-Based Computing with Digital Assistants” and gave a good overview of one of the hottest areas in tech these days. But I wanted to...

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Tim Bajarin / June 1st, 2016
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