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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

April 2, 2012
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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

We have been reading for quite a while now how Android has surpassed iPhone and taken the number one spot in terms of smartphone shipments. I don’t dispute that number. What I do dispute is whether it really says anything that matters. As I kept hearing more and more about  “Android’s Dominance” I was seeing…

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Quick update on Macworld iWorld 2012

January 27, 2012
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Quick update on Macworld iWorld 2012

I saw a lot of kinda cool stuff at Macworld yesterday. A lot of stuff I’ve seen before. The Berklee College of Music folks always put on great informative and entertaining sessions – they’re worth the price of admission alone. I like them so much, let me plug their new online extension school: Berkleemusic.com I’ve…

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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

January 24, 2012
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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

It makes complete sense. Starting a few years ago, and following Apple’s own shift in focus, the Macworld Expo has been less about Macs and more and more about iPhone et al. Last year I noted that it was dominated by iPad apps, accessories, and hardware. Now the show name has officially taken on that…

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Will Verizon iPhone live up to the hype?

January 12, 2011
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Will Verizon iPhone live up to the hype?

For at least six months, I have been hearing about how great things are going to be, and how much AT&T will suffer, when the iPhone finally become available on Verizon.  And all along, I’ve been saying, “not so fast.” Now that it’s official, I guess we will finally get to find out what the…

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As Stuart notes, Skype iPhone multitasking is borked

July 30, 2010
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Being able to have Skype on the iPhone run in the background is cool.  However, as Stuart notes in his post Skype iPhone Multitasking Not Ready for Prime Time, there are problems in practice. The biggest problem is your battery.  Once you run Skype, it will keep running, and sucking up your battery.  Instead of…

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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

July 11, 2010
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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

Perhaps Apple has made their hand-held products too good, too soon. At some point, the only reason we need a computer anymore is to sync our iPad. One could say this is a problem for the future, but I know people personally that are ready for the computerless, iPad-only world today – they can do…

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The Droids have their sights on iPhone

October 28, 2009
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The Droids have their sights on iPhone

In the early days of the iPhone, I can recall conversations with executives and strategists of other mobile device manufacturers (who shall remain nameless). At the time, I remember how these companies almost discounted the iPhone. We can understand why. Here they are, with many years of experience in the industry, large market shares, etc.…

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Good example of why Apple was able to beat the wireless operators

October 12, 2009
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PC World reports: AT&T Wireless CEO Hints at ‘Managing’ iPhone Data Usage saying that AT&T is overwhelmed by the data usage of iPhone users and may have to do something about it. iPhone users apparently consume 13 times the data of “the average smartphone customer.” Yeah.  You know why? Because the iPhone provides a user…

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Why most iPhone users are not jumping ship

August 10, 2009
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I’ve been meaning to write this post, long before TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington threw a tantrum and “Quit The iPhone” and before, Steven Frank, the well know Mac developer, who co-founded Panic, wrote on his blog “The iPhone ecosystem is toxic, and I can’t participate any more until it is fixed.” He says he will…

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Apple bans Google Voice on iPhone – what’s next?

July 28, 2009
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TechCruch and others have reported that Apple has banned GV Mobile from the App Store due to it “duplicating features that the iPhone comes with.” What’s next? Will Apple will start adding secret hidden “blacklists” to Safari too so competitors cannot even develop web-based versions of their apps?

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