PED again on the double standard employed in tech and stock media-- Business Insider-- comparing Apple's iPhone 5 to Samsung's Galaxy S4's early sales:
And what was its headline Friday?
'Samsung's S4 Starts Strong: 10 Million Units In Less Than A Month'
When ... Read More »
Almost coffee buddy Philip Elmer-DeWitt is leaning more on the fact and truth side these days, including this scalding piece in Fortune on Bloomberg's Lazy Apple Bias.
Not having heard from either of the journalists responsible for the story (why do they bother attaching ... Read More »
Gene Steinberg, who should know better than to toss up link bait, posits Apple's lack of ideas for iOS and OS X.
If you have a cynical bent, you might suggest that Apple deliberately holds back features in order to have something to promote, and sell, for the next release. ... Read More »
Life hasn't been too good for game console makers since the iPhone debuted. Killian Bell in CofA:
Spending on Android and iOS combined surpassed spending on handhelds during Q4 2012, which includes the lucrative holiday period. But in Q1 2013, things got even more worrying ... Read More »
Interesting perspective from Richard Saintvilus:
Apple's recent struggles in the realm of mobile devices may be temporary.
The competition from Samsung phones powered by Google's Android may have hurt Apple's profile as a tech power, but the next ... Read More »
Google just announced that its latest pure-Android smartphone would be... drum roll, please... the Samsung Galaxy S4. Josh Miller with details:
The device will remain largely the same, but will deliver a skinless Nexus experience. It will also feature 4G LTE, 16GB of ... Read More »
Lengthy piece by Daniel Eran Dilger on mobile device malware, 91-percent on Android devices.
Those types of attacks are not possible on iOS, where Apple doesn't give third party developers the ability to ask users for obscure permissions or install the their own backdoors ... Read More »
Jon Swartz interviews legend John McAfee:
McAfee acknowledges that he and Faull argued over McAfee's dogs, several of which had been mysteriously poisoned. Faull was later found with a gunshot wound to the head. McAfee has denied any involvement.
People ... Read More »
Good review here of Nokia Lumia 925 running Windows Phone.
With its new metal parts, the Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and attractive addition to the Windows Phone 8 range. Does it excite, though? No. It shares most of its key specs with the older Lumia 920 which doesn't ... Read More »
From Horace Dediu at ASYMCO, a great chart on how much the average iTunes user spends each year on music, movies, and apps.
Quarterly revenues topped $4 billion (a new high) and the company suggests that this rate is maintainable by stating it has a “$16 billion annual ... Read More »
Yours truly on Mac360 on Apple's next big thing.
Here’s one that makes some sense for Apple and the numbers are stunningly huge. Banking. Money. Finance. Or, put more simply, iWallet. Apple has enough cash on hand to fund the mother of all finance groups so that anyone ... Read More »
Vin Diesel wants to cash in on his Facebook status:
So, when I had started my page, the only person that had a million fans was Barack Obama. Because it was first-quarter 2009, and he’d just got elected as President, because of social media. So, when I started talking ... Read More »
From Eric Schaal in Wall Street Cheat Sheet, the story of Charlene Flether, mom and Walmart employee.
Fletcher earns above the California minimum wage of $8 per hour, her $9.40/hr lands her squarely in the category of working poor (she earns less than $1,500 monthly after ... Read More »
Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and navigation service app. Should Apple enter the bidding?
Peter Cohan in Forbes:
Apple could come back to Waze but unless Tim Cook offers a much higher offer than Facebook — one it can certainly ... Read More »
From Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Tim Culpan's Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand.'
First, the phrase about a decline in iPad mini revenue is not in quotation marks, suggesting that it came from the reporter, not the source.
Second, have you ever known an Apple ... Read More »
Never one to shy away from a fight with reality, Bill Gates has a few words about Microsoft's anti-everybody ad campaign, and the iPad vs. Microsoft's Surface tablet. From CNBC:
With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain market share in what has been dominated by the ... Read More »
From Forbes, the One Place The iPhone Is Absolutely Toasting The Samsung Galaxy S4. How so? Twitter:
Over its launch weekend, ten days ago, the new Samsung flagship smartphone, the S4, was boosted by almost 230,000 tweets. That sounds impressive. 230K tweets in 4 days! ... Read More »
Carlos Wilson with a Google view from the future where Apple destroyed Android.
Our operating system is a bad copy of iOS. We simply talked to the iOS designers and developers after work in a bar and whatever words of wisdom escaped their lips, we collected. That and ... Read More »
From Bloomberg, JCPenney apologizes for being a terrible company. It was horrible when former Apple Store head Ron Johnson took over and it's still horrible. Why shop at JCPenney? I can't think of a single reason. ... Read More »
Market analysis is more ridiculous than astute. Salvatore Mattera in The Motley Fool.
Galaxy S4, is starting to roll out on carriers around the world. Unfortunately for the Korean tech giant, most of the reviews have not been particularly favorable.
Samsung has thrown ... Read More »