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WWDC, iOS 8, reading between the lines

June 6, 2014
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WWDC, iOS 8, reading between the lines

When Apple introduced iOS 7 at last years’s WWDC, I posted some quick takes, including criticisms about the lack of customization and integration options. Obviously, Apple was listening While iOS 8 may not give us everything in this regard, it certainly is taking steps in that direction. The new App Extensions in iOS 8 open the door…

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This one article accidentally explains the biggest practical difference between iOS and Android in a nutshell

April 9, 2014
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For all the improvements to the Android end-user experience, and there have been big strides, there’s still a lot of practical differences in usability between the two platforms for everyday average-Joe users and this recent GottaBeMOBILE article inadvertently highlights one of the biggest real-world problems facing users of Android devices: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note…

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Stop the bullying, I love Google too

August 15, 2013
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Stop the bullying, I love Google too

I’ve been critical of Google on this blog. I’ve been critical of Apple, and others too. These companies deserve praise for what they have done. But that shouldn’t give them a free pass forever. I take grief for bashing Google (nobody seems to mind when I bash Apple). But I wanted to take a moment…

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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

March 18, 2013
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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

In a piece titled “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” Walt Mossberg points out that Apple’s direct competitors — Google, Microsoft and Amazon — all have official versions of their apps for Apple devices. He asks: So, why do Apple’s rivals help make iPhones and iPads more versatile when Apple doesn’t return the favor? The article portrays…

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Apple “just another company?”

January 8, 2013
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In Stop Talking About Apple, And 7 Other Brand Resolutions Adam Hanft has suggestions for marketers. Number one is: “Stop bringing up Apple in every meeting” in which he says: Let’s vow to make 2013 the year that we stop benchmarking every decision against “What would Jesus…uh…I mean Steve Jobs do.” First of all, you can’t compare…

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It’s BI. And it’s Henry Blodget. But I tend to agree: Where Are The Android Users?

November 26, 2012
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It’s BI. And it’s Henry Blodget. But I tend to agree: Where Are The Android Users?

Henry Blodget has a post up over at BusinessInsider that considers a question I’ve also asked before, and which I have been following for some time now. In a nutshell, with device sales reportedly so heavily favoring Android, why does so little mobile traffic seem to come from Android users? Blodget reports that when it…

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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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“It works on iPad” Choose wisely when considering alternative platforms

July 31, 2012
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For many years, I did my best to avoid the mainstream platform of the day, Windows and Internet Explorer. I used Solaris, Linux, Firefox, and many other alternative platforms as my primary choice whenever possible and only resorted to Windows and Internet Explorer as a last resort and as rarely as possible. Until Max OS X…

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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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