With Touch Bar, Apple Again puts Faith in Third-Party Developers

Apple this week introduced new MacBook Pros and, in addition to bright new screens, fast new processors, and–of course—ever thinner form factors, Apple introduced a new hardware feature called the Touch Bar. It’s a high-quality … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / October 28th, 2016

Reflections from a Day with Microsoft and a Day with Apple

Getting Thing Done vs. Doing New Things – by Ben Bajarin My friend Benedict Evans had a great post a while back where he outlined how, when a technology is toward the end of its...

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Ben Bajarin / October 28th, 2016

Microsoft’s Two-Pronged Creativity Push

Microsoft has been refining its identity and strategy since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, and much of that focus and strategy has been centered on productivity and helping people get things done. That vision … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 27th, 2016

Could AR be Apple’s Next Big Thing?

In August, I wrote a piece suggesting Apple did not have any VR products that could hit the market any time soon. Since then, Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone on record stating AR seems...

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Tim Bajarin / October 27th, 2016
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Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market

Oftentimes, our peers in the analyst community put out press releases on category and vendor market share numbers and the true insight of the market gets lots in a set of very generic statistics. I...

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Ben Bajarin / October 26th, 2016
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Creativity Is the New Productivity

Every three months, we are reminded of the doom and gloom of the PC market. As PC vendors report their earnings and various bean counters – I used to be one – publish their market … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 26th, 2016

Context for Microsoft and Apple’s Events

This week will see PC-centric events from both Microsoft and Apple, with Microsoft launching its latest Surface devices on Wednesday and Apple updating its Mac line on Thursday. As such, it’s interesting to think about...

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Jan Dawson / October 25th, 2016
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Securing our Internet of Things

If we learned one thing from the DDoS attack that took down many websites on Friday, it is we still have a long way to go when it comes to securing all the connected things … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 24th, 2016

Podcast: Dell-EMC World, Le Eco Launch, Apple Car

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Dell/EMC World event, debate the potential impact of new Chinese content/device maker LeEco, and analyze recent news around Apple’s rumored … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 22nd, 2016

Digital Assistants: Me Smart or World Smart?

Digital assistants are hot, that much is clear. What is less clear is what role they will play in our life. More importantly, how much we will let them be part of our life. I … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 21st, 2016

LeEco’s Big Vision for the US Needs Fleshing Out

Chinese consumer technology and content company LeEco held its US coming-out party on Wednesday, introducing several new products to the US market for the first time and articulating its strategy for this most challenging of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 20th, 2016

Apple and Microsoft’s Battle for the PC Market

Next week looks to be an interesting one. Microsoft is having a hardware launch event where we expect new Surfaces to, wait for it, surface. Apple is also having an event the day after, which...

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Ben Bajarin / October 20th, 2016

Another Key Impact of AR and VR

For the early part of my career in computers, the only user interface I had to work with was via a keyboard. I started out working with mini-computers and the keyboard is what we used...

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Tim Bajarin / October 19th, 2016
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Samsung’s Challenges Reveal Need for Greater Vendor Diversity

Much has been written about how a debacle like the Note7 happened and what Samsung might do to repair its reputation. Samsung’s challenges also shed light on a unique fact about the U.S. smartphone market: … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 19th, 2016

Q3 2016 Earnings Preview

Earnings season is here again. Netflix reported its results on Monday afternoon and seemed to provide a pleasant surprise for investors, who sent the stock up 20% after hours. We’ll see all the other big...

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Jan Dawson / October 18th, 2016
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Can IT Survive?

If you’ve ever worked at a business with at least 20 employees, you’ve undoubtedly run into “them”—the oft-dreaded, generally misunderstood, secretly sneered at (though sometimes revered) IT department. The goal of Information Technology (IT) professionals, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 18th, 2016

How does a Problem Like the Note 7 Happen?

Those involved in the design and manufacturing of hardware products understand that one of the most important phases of the process is testing. That’s the point when all of the assumptions that have been made … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 17th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday, October 14th, 2016

Amazon Demonstrates Its Pragmatism with Physical Retail for Groceries – by Jan Dawson The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Amazon is planning to build convenience stores and curbside pickup locations for groceries, in...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 14th, 2016
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The De-Democratization of Online Publishing

One of the wonderful things about the rise of the web, twenty-something years ago, was the way in which it democratized publishing – suddenly, anyone with an idea could set up a website and make … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 13th, 2016

CarPlay: The Best Incarnation of Apple’s Ecosystem

Apple is making a car. The code name is “Project Titan.” Apple brings back Bob Mansfield from retirement to lead the project. Apple lays off dozens of employees who were presumably working on the car … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 12th, 2016

A Post-Note Samsung

It looks like the hammer has finally dropped and Samsung has instructed its partners to stop selling all Note7 phones and instructing users to stop using both the original devices and the supposedly safe replacements....

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Jan Dawson / October 11th, 2016

Takeaways from Two Days Spent with AT&T

AT&T hosted two days of meetings with industry analysts last week, covering a broad array of topics across its consumer and enterprise businesses. Having attended many such tech industry analyst meetings over the years, I … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 10th, 2016

The First Time Google Alerted Me to Leave for an Appointment

The first time Google alerted me to leave for an appointment, it was one of those “Aha!” moments. I thought to myself, “That’s amazing!” as I realized it was smart enough to check my calendar, … Continue reading

Phil Baker / October 7th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday October 7th, 2016

Samsung Buys Viv: Let the Battle Begin! – by Carolina Milanesi  On Wednesday, news broke Samsung had agreed to buy Viv, the AI and assistant system founded by the creators of Siri. Viv will continue...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 7th, 2016

Tech Companies Need to Show, Not Tell, When it Comes to AI

This week saw Google announce a variety of new hardware products. But the main theme of Google’s event wasn’t actually hardware but software: specifically, artificial intelligence. Microsoft’s Ignite event last week also made AI a … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 6th, 2016
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