Is Apple’s iOS UI an Albatross?

November 30, 2012
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Is Apple’s iOS UI an Albatross?

The iPhone User Interface (UI) is looking dated. There, I said it. I think apps like Flipboard are indicators of it. Users love the Flipboard UI but, in fact, to achieve it, Flipboard has to “work-around” the native iOS APIs. Many of the interface mechanics and design elements are, in a way, fighting against, or…

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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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Surface Analysis

October 28, 2012
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Surface Analysis

You may have heard me already poking fun at Microsoft Surface as the “Zune 2.” I’m not the only one of course to make that comparison. ZDNet goes so far as to suggest “Microsoft’s greatest hardware fiasco ever?” I still feel that Surface may be turn out to be just that. Everyone knows I’ve never loved…

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Effects of Twitter’s API and policy changes will be gradual but profound

October 27, 2012
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If Twitter continues on its stated path, it will be a completely different animal in 18 months, and prospectively. These plans include cutting off the current API 1.0 March 2013, new “Display Requirements,” sunsetting @Anywhere, and other API usage and policy changes. Of all these, the draconian “Display Requirements” if fully enforced by Twitter along with some…

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iPhone 5 surpasses Samsung GS III web usage in first three weeks

October 12, 2012
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iPhone 5 surpasses Samsung GS III web usage in first three weeks

Sites all over the net have picked up the latest Chitika report indicating that after only three-weeks on the market, the iPhone 5 accounts for significantly more web traffic than the Samsung Galaxy S III, a phone that has been out for several months. The mobile advertiser found the iPhone 5 accounts for 56% of the web traffic volume…

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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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