You know what they say, right? 'What goes around comes around.' And, 'What goes up, must come down.' And, one of my personal favorites, 'Whatever can go wrong, will.' Just in case you've been depressed over the recent spate of 'Apple is doomed' news prior to Apple launching ... Read More »
Every now and then I run across a simple, elegant app that does something no one else has thought to do, and it blends right in with my workflow, easy peazy, no effort required. That's the story of Coffitivity. The app's name implies coffee, right? Who among the Mac faithful ... Read More »
Apple just can't catch a break, so says the latest research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Ina Fried from AllThingsD provides the details and data but somehow missed the obvious analysis opportunity from CIRP's research.
Here's the gist of it. Apple just ... Read More »
Note to International Data Corporation: Shut up.
IDC's latest research indicates the bottom has dropped out of Apple's iPad business as Android tablets have taken over the nascent tablet market.
Here's the problem I have with such statistics. First, they're just not ... Read More »
There are two new reports out this week which seem to contradict the narrative that Android tablets now dominate the market. One is a 60-day research project which concludes that the iPad actually tops Android tablets by a margin of 9 to 1. Another survey indicates that ... Read More »
What's the difference between iOS devices and Android OS devices? One could argue, not much, but enough. Android runs on more devices than iOS, of course, but both have apps, app stores, icons, and touch screens. What Apple needs is a clearly defined differentiation between ... Read More »
There's just no other way to put this. Chromecast, Google's new Apple TV competitor is a transportable dongle-like Wi-Fi gadget, a $35 USB flash-sized plugin device that lets you stream web video from your iPhone, iPad, or Android-OS device to a connected TV.
Setup seems ... Read More »
If you've read PixoBebo more than a few times then you know I stick to the basics. Product Marketing 101 states that differentiation is key to a product's success. If a company has a new product that they want to compete against an entrenched industry leader, certain steps ... Read More »
Please do not ask me why this is the case, but it sure seems to be. Humans take sides. Whether politics or religion, family, friends, or neighbors, or, our choice of computing devices, we seem to be creatures eager to take a side, sometimes just for the hell of it.
Apple ... Read More »
My history with the Mac goes back to early college days, now over 15 years ago, so that historical tidbit should put your age calculations into overdrive. As with most Mac users I preferred to use a computer to get stuff done rather than tinker around the complexities, and ... Read More »
When comparing Apple's iconic iPhone to competing products, what is it exactly that constitutes a 'better' product? It's rather easy to quantify product features into a comparison of bullet points. All of Apple's competitors do it, so why doesn't feature comparison unseat ... Read More »
The dust generated from Apple's latest brouhaha design, iOS 7, hasn't settled and already Apple's design crew is dusting off the past, and recreating the future, yet again. If you haven't heard, iOS 7's first beta versions contained a new way to display fonts, and to show ... Read More »
Over the past year Apple's stock has taken a beating because the company missed stock analyst expectations and official forecasts. Samsung is facing the same issue. The company just reported a record profit on a diverse product line, and the stock went through another collapse ... Read More »
Samsung is pulling another Burger King tactic in its never ending battle to gain the hearts and minds of customers and become as beloved as Apple.
Burger King, Kate? Really?
Sure. Burger King. Hamburger giant McDonald's spends big money to build a new McDonald's restaurant. ... Read More »
There's little question that Apple prefers to create and sell products at the high end of the product range. That affords the company higher than industry standard margins, and those profits are put to use in nailing down lower prices for components in the supply chain, ... Read More »
Surprise! Samsung's new lackey ad agency did a survey and found that Apple's new 'Designed by Apple in California' TV commercials are a big flop. The problem with such amateur analysis is that only Apple knows the target of the commercials, and only Apple can determine the ... Read More »
Most of us think of dirty tricks as being a element of politics. Supporters of one politician say something nasty about an opponent in the hopes that media will focus attention on the bad points of the opponent, and the good points of their candidate. It's an age old human ... Read More »
I remember reading the story about how NASA spent millions of tax dollars to develop a pen the astronauts could use to write in space where there's no gravity. The pen would need to write in the vacuum of space, work in zero gravity, on almost any surface, and in temperatures ... Read More »
Apple has a reputation as an innovator. The word innovation doesn't tell us much, but there are many ways to define innovation.
This doesn't help much.
innovation |ˌinəˈvāSHən| noun
the action or process of innovating
innovational |-SHənl | adjective
A better ... Read More »
We use more than our share of Adobe products in the office where I work. Historically, we've upgraded our Creative Suite packages at least every other version. A few of us upgrade with every new version, and the rest upgrade their package every other version. Why? New features ... Read More »