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Another sanity check on the “Android is killing Apple” meme

October 1, 2012
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Another sanity check on the “Android is killing Apple” meme

I realize that news sites and tech blogs are in the business of link baiting and stimulating comments, with Business Insider being among the worst offenders. And haters on all sides seem to provide a never ending source of thoughtless re-posts and comments. Apple isn’t always right and their products are certainly not perfect. But hating…

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Post PC-era Update

September 17, 2012
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Post PC-era Update

Earlier this year, I presented some findings on the shift, particularly among mainstream consumers, toward mobile (smartphone and tablet) and away from traditional desktop and laptop computers. That data showed mobile devices had surpassed computers as the way people accessed the web. I asserted: if you’re building a product or service and it isn’t designed with…

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No, Apple should not chase the Android release cycle train wreck

August 10, 2012
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No, Apple should not chase the Android release cycle train wreck

Dan Rowinski at ReadWriteWeb, said yesterday that Apple has a problem, citing IDC research that claims Android accounted for 68% of smartphone shipments in 2Q12. IDC notes that Samsung was responsible for 44% of all Android devices shipped. That equates to 46.11 million devices, or about 20 million more than the iPhone. As I’ve noted…

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Forbes: Android is shipping more phones but Apple is still the logical choice for mobile development

May 16, 2012
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The title to this May 9 story, suggests another Apple bashing: “Is Apple’s dominance of Mobile Development on the Wane?” It appears to be an old editorial trick, the classic alarmist headline, because the article itself goes on to answer in the negative: Apple is the logical choice for mobile development today Where is market share…

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Using the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot

October 10, 2011
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Using the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot

Several months ago, I purchased the T-Mobile 4G HotSpot to use when traveling. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to use the device and service on a few trips so I thought I’d provide a quick overview of the results of using it in real-life. First, the T-Mobile 4G HotSpot is a ZTE data-only…

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Ad shows how out of touch they are

November 6, 2010
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It took some of us a while to even figure out what point Microsoft’s new Windows 7 Phone ads were trying to make. Eventually I figured out they’re supposed to be telling us that the reason people lose themselves in their mobile phone is because it’s too slow – if the phone were only faster, people…

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Google Android – I’m critical because I love

June 16, 2010
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I recently attended an event for Android developers. One thing that surprised me was how much developers tended to be aligned in either the Google or Apple camps. In this case, it was mostly an anti-Apple camp. I understand this – there are a lot of reasons to be annoyed at Apple. However, a lot…

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Skype grossly over hyped, even with the Verizon deal

March 1, 2010
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Ok, short and sweet here. The recent hype about Skype, and in particular surrounding the Verizon deal has been blown WAY out of proportion, IMHO. It’s time to set perspective here. First, Skype was supposed to have killed off traditional telecom by now. Last I checked, that hasn’t happened (still a trillion dollar business).  In…

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Followup to Nexus One and my “right stuff” comment

January 15, 2010
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Followup to Nexus One and my “right stuff” comment

The NY Times has an article about Google’s (lack of) tech. support for the Nexus one phone entitled Hey Google, Anybody Home? The NYT reiterates some of points I’ve made here before, including in my prior post about Nexus One. Google’s celebrated algorithms may power the Web’s most popular search engine, but they have not…

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Nexus One – Another $500 unlocked smartphone – Ho Hum

January 6, 2010
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Google finally officially launched their own, much anticipated, mobile phone. Okay, so it’s Google, so it will make a bit of a splash, but for now at least, it is a mostly inconsequential moment. When the news was finally broken that the event was about the Nexus One, nobody in the audience applauded–it seems even…

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