How Apple Disrupted Yet Another Tech Industry

The more I think about it, the more I may understand why Google became so fearful of Apple's iPhone. First, Apple's version of the smartphone was leaps and bounds ahead of every other technology then available, so much so that even Google's Android team had to start over. ... Read More »

What’s Amazon’s Answer To Apple TV? An Apple TV Named ‘Fire’

The game of one-upsmanship is what all the big technology companies play these days. Here's how it works. Apple introduces a new product which combines existing technologies in a new and attractive way (Mac, iPod, iTunes, App Store, iPhone, iPad, etc.). The technorati elite ... Read More »

OS X And Reminders: Speedy Is Better

To avoid becoming a jaded technorati elite who complains about everything Apple does not do (the way I expect or want), it's good to recognize that Apple has a wide spectrum of customers. Take OS X's Reminders app. It's good for what it does, but there are better options ... Read More »

Forget About Apple Disrupting The TV Industry. The TV Industry Is Disrupting Itself

What we Apple loyalists want the company to do is sometimes beyond the company's ability to deliver. Take the television industry. The technology is there already to give TV viewers exactly what they want. Unlimited TV on demand. All TV shows, all news, all sports, and all ... Read More »

Apple vs. Microsoft & Mac vs Windows: What Happens When A Name Goes Bad

Microsoft's executives may not fully appreciate what I'm about to say, but I believe it to be true. Why is the traditional PC industry shrinking? Why hasn't Microsoft's smartphones and tablets sold well? The answer is easy. Windows. Yes, Windows is a bad name, a ... Read More »

How Apple’s Future Health Is In Health

Maybe it's not so difficult after all to see where Apple is headed next. Follow the money trail. If there is one industry that looks like it has legs it's healthcare. The world's population is getting older, healthcare costs and needs will only increase, and Apple appears ... Read More »

Why Apple’s Health Is About To Improve

My crystal ball is shined up and dust free. What does it say about Apple's immediate future? Good health is on the horizon. Not just financial health, either, but Apple's rapid foray into the wearable health technology industry. Yes, I know you can already buy all kinds ... Read More »

Barbarians At Apple’s Gate (or, ‘Why You Can Fool Some People All The Time’)

That Apple has plenty of detractors is well known. The company also has hundreds of millions of customers, and most of them don't give a rat's patootie about a little known analyst named Trip Chowdry who wants Apple to dispose of CEO Tim Cook. His latest message? Apple ... Read More »

Freezing Hell: Microsoft And Android Smartphones

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 »

Clinging To The Past: Wherefore Art Thou Mac Users That Time Forgot

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 »

Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Russia and Ukraine: Irony Much?

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’s Galaxy S5: Shooting For Apple’s Crumbs

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. How so? The Galaxy S5 tells the tale. Though Samsung stuffs in plenty of hardware specifications ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Free Hardware

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 »

Apple On Privacy: One Man’s Stingy Is Another Man’s Personal Privacy Advocate

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. Why not? Apple runs iAds, an advertising ... Read More »

What Apple Knows That Samsung, Microsoft, And Google Do Not Know

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 »

Apple, Google, And Legalized Gambling

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 »

All That’s Truly Wrong With Apple TV

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 »

Apple On Top: Is The U.S. Smartphone Market A Glimpse Of The Future (or, an anomaly)?

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 »

Apple’s Invisible Product Pipeline Might Be More Visible Than Critics Think

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 »

The Good News About Apple’s Stock Price Drop

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? Yes. 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 »

30 Years Later: How 2014 Could Be Exactly Like 1984

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 »

What Happens When Google Glass Disappears?

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 »

Apple vs. Google: In Search Of A Savior

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 »

How And Why China Mobile Is Not A Big Deal For Apple (if you don’t like facts or numbers)

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 »