That Apple changed the course of the smartphone industry is well understood. That Microsoft was caught flatfooted behind the iPhone's success is also well know. The Windows maker didn't view Apple's iPhone as a serious threat and the company suffers with a tiny single digit ... Read More »
When I can't sleep I do strange things. No, I don't sleepwalk, walk the streets, or exercise. Usually, when a bit of insomnia strikes, I read, I dig through dozens of websites for tidbits, I work, and sometimes I rummage through my website's visitor logs.
Logs can be ... Read More »
That Samsung would introduce a fingerprint security feature in the new Galaxy 5S smartphone was a foregone conclusion. Why? Because Apple introduced a fingerprint security feature in the iPhone 5S. Follow the leader is how the technology world works, folks.
Over the weekend ... Read More »
Samsung has given up trying to top Apple from its perch as the profit-owning premium brand, and is content with licking up the crumbs at the bottom of the smartphone market.
The Galaxy S5 tells the tale. Though Samsung stuffs in plenty of hardware specifications ... Read More »
In an era where everyone carries a smartphone with a video camera it makes you wonder why politicians and pundits say the crazy things they say. Someone is recording every word on Fox News so it can be played back and laughed at on The Daily Show.
Here's a crazy one I'll ... Read More »
You know you're doing something right when the bad guys cry foul. Guess what? Advertisers are not happy with Apple (and Amazon). Why not? Both are considered to be stingy and won't cough up the customer data that advertisers want.
Apple runs iAds, an advertising ... Read More »
Last week I read an article which pitted various tablets against the iPhone in a sort of battery life shootout. Which tablet won? Take a guess. Apple's new iPad Air crushed the competition, with some Samsung models coming in dead last on both internet and video use tests.
What ... Read More »
Based upon how well both Google and Amazon are doing in the stock market the past couple of years, I've determined that much of the investment community is rigged. Either that, or it's a form of legalized gambling controlled by a mob of very rich people who only work to ... Read More »
Ah, Apple TV. Where shall I begin? If ever there was an Apple product that doesn't get much love but sells well anyway, it's Apple TV. Only Apple knows for sure how many Apple TVs have been sold or are in use today, but it's obvious the cute little device has a certain attractive ... Read More »
Another day, another graph which shows Apple's iPhone taking a beating from Android in the worldwide smartphone market. Yet, there's a graph and some tracking data research which shows Apple's iPhone gaining marketshare against Android smartphones.
What's going on?
Is ... Read More »
Back in 2012, a few months after Steve Jobs died, newly crowned CEO Tim Cook told analysts that Apple had some amazing products in the pipeline. We waited until 2013 and Tim Cook said the same thing. Amazing products are coming. Now it's 2014 and guess what? Tim Cook's song ... Read More »
Apple reported record revenue and profits. Again. And AAPL dropped like a rock on the market. Again. Is there anything good to take from all this?
Investor Carl Icahn took a bath on his AAPL holdings. I don't want to rejoice in the misery of others, but in his ... Read More »
Yes, I plan to watch the Super Bowl. Why? The TV commercials. The game might be interesting, but it's the television commercials that everyone else will be talking about for days afterwards. Besides some entertainment sprinkled throughout the game, what am I looking for?
A ... Read More »
Consider my title a serious question, but it's not exactly what you think. I'm not advocating that Google Glass (or even Apple's own version, iGlasses; hint, wink, nudge) fail in the marketplace and become a footnote in technology history.
My view is quite the contrary. ... Read More »
Neither Apple nor Google are perfect companies. While Apple isn't the perfectly curated company their image might imply, Google isn't the perfectly evil company critics seem to see. But both companies are not far from what we see in each.
Apple is the company that prefers ... Read More »
Apple has been in China for years already, for both manufacturing and sales. The big news this year is that Apple and China Mobile, the world's largest cell phone company, are about to tie the knot.
What it means for Apple is obvious. More iPhone sales. What it means ... Read More »
Every company in the technology sector has a list of competitors, an 'enemies list,' if you will. Back in the day, Apple's most obvious nemesis was Microsoft, which was really the titular leader of the once vaunted Wintel hegemony, made up of Intel, Dell, H-P, and other ... Read More »
Apple in general, and CEO Tim Cook specifically, have been skewered in the past couple of years because the Mac, iPhone, and iPad maker has not disrupted any traditional market with new products.
That's not true. The critics are shortsighted. Apple has already disrupted ... Read More »
In the Terminator movies the networked Skynet artificial intelligence system becomes self-aware and attempts to exterminate the human race. While perhaps far fetched, the premise and the movie's antagonists are scary warnings about what could happen in the future when machines ... Read More »
You've got to hand it to Google. The search engine giant is willing to try anything to diversify the company's revenue and profit model. Google may have a reputation for abandoning products left and right, but at least they're throwing a lot of mud on the wall to see what ... Read More »