Tag: mobile

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…

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

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…

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…

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.…

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…