Tag: Apple

The Legacy of the iPad

Tomorrow is being billed as the dawn of the next iPad. Like many others, I’m on my second, and that second one isn’t that old – AT ALL! But that is the path of technology oriented cultures. I thought about this as I watched Pawn Stars the other day. A customer was trying to sell.

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Apple iTunes Match-First Impressions

Over the last couple of days I have been slogging through iTunes Match with mostly good results, but not universally good results.  First a couple of observations: With over 16,000 "songs" it took a couple of days for iTunes Match to match my music. During the process, what was going on wasn’t clear. iTunes crashes.

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Apple’s iPad Textbook Initiative Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Learning is an act of assembly. The new iPad textbook initiative goes some way toward the assembly of content, but it remains artifact-centric. In other words, the world moves from revolving around a next book, to revolving around an e-textbook. Here are the advantages I see to the current approach: These advantages are a step.

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Keynote Performance Key to iPad 2 Upgrade

I was going to wait, but I use my iPad for presentations. Keynote worked well on the original iPad, but heavy graphics often challenges performance, forcing me to flip back to the lagging image rendering after flipping past it when patience ran out the first time. Not a good thing for fluid presentations. So I.

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Strategic Questions Related to Google buying Motorola Mobility

The number one question that has to be asked is this: does Google take a version of Android and go of its own reservation, essentially abandoning the Android market in favor of its own hardware and software combination? This question is the right competitive question to ask for Apple, who already operates in that mode..

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Another Perspective on the Apple/Samsung Legal Battle

For Apple, the supply chain is a major competitive differentiator. Most manufacturers of mobile devices cobble together their devices from off-the-shelf components. The more aggressive ones use soon to ship components, perhaps working early exclusive deals for those components. Apple, however, often designs its own components, and has the manufacturer create those components to its.

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5 Strategies for Entering An Emerging Technology Market

I just read some reviews of the RIM PlayBook (good summary at by InformationWeek) and I think there are lessons to be learned that go well beyond the tablet market. As an analyst, I see new companies all of time, so I offer 5 strategies technology companies need to consider when entering an emerging market:.

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What’s the Issue with Apple Magazine Subscriptions

As a consumer, I see nothing wrong with subscriptions coming through the Apple App Store, as was announced today (Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store). At least from the business model standpoint as we transition from paper to digital formats. Obtaining traditional magazines in digital format, however, is not the future of content. In.

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