Posts Tagged ‘ mobile ’

“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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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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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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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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My take on metered AT&T iPhone/iPad data

July 20, 2010
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My take on metered AT&T iPhone/iPad data

For most of us, looking at our data usage history, the new metered plans look like they’ll save us some money. But, let me tell you why there’s more to it than that. First, I’ve heard a lot of people say recently, statements along the lines of “2GB is more data than I’ll ever use.”…

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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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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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Some iPad thoughts

April 13, 2010
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A little birdie told me that you (all seven of you) have been waiting anxiously for my thoughts on the iPad – the definitive iPad perspective. 🙂 Here you go. First, I don’t have one myself yet, but I have had a chance to play on friends’ iPads. Second, while I don’t consider myself an…

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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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