Believe It Or Not. IBM To Deploy Macs

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Big Blue to provide 50,000 MacBooks to Employees I took a double take when I saw the headline “IBM to deploy Macs.” My initial reaction was to look at my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. Next, I…

Android Has Market Share iOS Has Mind Share

And so, it begins again...

iOS drives 75% of Google’s mobile revenue If anyone’s needed proof that worshiping at the altar of Market Share is a fools game, consider the fact that While Android has market share, iOS has mind share. That mind share drives…

Siri Has Come A Long Way

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Apple’s iOS Assistant grows up There is no doubt that Siri has come a long way since it was introduced as part of iOS 5 way back in 2010. Apple’s Intelligent Personal Assistant didn’t seem so smart in its early…

My Favorite Apple Book

Ron Wayne's original logo, the six color logo of the 1980s & 1990s, and the current logo.

The Macintosh Way was fun and irreverent There have been numerous books written about Apple, it’s assorted players and personalities, and iconic products but only one could be my favorite Apple book. Published in 1990, The Macintosh Way was written…

The Oregon Trail Generation

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This article gets it exactly right A few days ago, my daughter Andrea came across this article about the Oregon Trail Generation. When I first saw the headline, I didn’t quite get it. Andrea’s mom thought it seemed to be…

When The Platform Wars Raged

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Apple was always beleaguered back in the good old days The Platform Wars raged from 1984 through 2006. In the beginning, it pitted the Macintosh powered by the Motorola 68x family of CPUs vs the rest of the WinTel Empire…

Has ATT Lost Its Mind?

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New policy may prohibit Apple Store Subsidy Sales When Apple introduced iPhone in 2007, many observers thought ATT lost its mind. Initially, Apple sold the iPhone at full price with no subsidy. I bought two of them. But shortly thereafter,…

Apple Watch Demand – Up Or Down?

If you insist on wearing Apple Watch while showering or wading in the pool, lake or at the beach, be sure to get the Malanese Loop band.

Morgan Stanley disputes Ming-Chi Kuo Lately, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley has been taking a close look at Apple Watch demand. Based on her analysis, Morgan Stanley has issued a report looking for more than 36 million Apple Watches to…

Ride Sharing Partners Escape The Rat Race

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Independent contractors become private business owners Most people I know have dreamed of starting their own business in order to escape the rat race. A number of things, usually involving money and expenses, kept most of them from following their…

No Apple Television Says Gene Munster!

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Long time Full Fledged TV cheerleader throws in towel Gene Munster, one of the tech world’s biggest Apple cheerleaders has announced he now believes there will be no Apple Television. This had to be a tough announcement for the Piper…

Apple Watch Arrived!

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As usual, Apple under promises and over delivers I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that my Stainless Steel Apple Watch arrived yesterday. It is weeks ahead of Apple’s June delivery notice the day I ordered it. Apple always seems to…

Are GPS Only Devices Still Viable?

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Garmin and TomTom feel the pressure from smartphones Map software, a hot ticket app since the introduction of iPhone, leads many these days to ask, “Are GPS only devices still viable?” Like most such questions, the answer depends on who…

The Blues Have The Blues

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Legendary Bluesman B.B. King has passed The Blues have the Blues these days. Weeks ago, news broke that the health of Blues guitar player B.B. King had taken a turn for the worse. On Thursday, the man Rolling Stone ranked…

Say Goodbye To The Middleman

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Technology is bringing the customer closer than ever to the business There has been a change underway for quite some time that seems to say “Goodbye to the Middleman.” It’s happening at a rapid fire pace too. High tech, in…

iPhone 6 Is Still Strong

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Analysts expect 51 million sold in current quarter After nearly two years of availability, sales of iPhone 6 is still strong across all markets. Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon move down to Apple’s mid…

Why We Love What Idol Represents

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Talent show still delivers the hits and makes stars Last evening the 14th American Idol finale showed why we love what Idol represents. The modern incarnation of Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour is ending its unprecedented run next season. Based on…

Uber Is THE Killer Mobile App

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Ride Sharing Network Creatively Destroys Ground Transportation Uber is THE Killer Mobile App and has taken the ground transportation industry by storm. In a classic example of “Creative Destruction,” the Ride Sharing Network Service is disrupting the status quo of…

Apple TV And NetFlix – A Perfect Match

Streaming services, like those offered by Netflix, Hulu+, Apple TV, Roku and a host of others spell big trouble for the cable industry.

Binge watching parties have great content to choose Apple TV and NetFlix are an ideal multimedia digital tandem. Anyone with an Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3 can stream content from a variety of special channels that populate the…

Apple Watch Delivery Update

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Shipment changes from “In June” to “May 29-June 11″ I received an update regarding my Apple Watch delivery schedule. When I placed the order the first day pre orders were taken, my scheduled delivery time was sometime during the month…

Mothers Day In America

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Today we honor Mothers and celebrate Motherhood Mothers Day in America! The very phrase says “Celebrate!” Here in America, the second Sunday in May is set aside to honor mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence and position that…

When Market Share Is Just A Number

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Apple sold 10 million more iPhones and its share % declined Analysts and pundits are notorious for skewing data, especially when market share percentages play to their narrative. When Apple literally reinvented both the smartphone and tablet segments in high…

What Is The Market For iPad Pro?

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  Business users, Artists and Early Adopters have strong interest There has been quite a bit of news recently surrounding the market for iPad Pro. The features of the as yet unannounced 12.9 inch Apple large format Tablet are still…

iTunes Match Is Essential

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$25 Annual Fee is a small price to pay When iTunes was introduced back in the Jurassic Era of Digital Media, iTunes Match was not available. Heck, there wasn’t even an iPod when SoundJam, the product which became iTunes, became…

Prune Old eMail To Free Up Space

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All those attached images are hogging up precious space The Mail App on your iPhone, iPad and Mac is a major storage hog and it may be time to prune old email to free up space. If your like most…

Taking A Redeye Recovery Day

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One thing I learned this weekend is that taking a Redeye flight was not the wisest thing I ever did. Sure, the airfare is the lowest available during the day on these late night departures. In the future, I’ll spend…

Recording Video With iPhone

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Impressive audio, stabilized video and ease of use Recording video with iPhone is a pretty straight forward process. Many of us have had superficial experience with this camera feature. Most of our results usually get dumped right in the trash.…

Samsung Even Copies Apple Ads

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Originality is absent in South Korean company’s DNA The South Korean smartphone maker’s history of copying Apple’s designs has been evident for quite some time and has expanded recently as Samsung even copies Apple ads. The inability to do anything…