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By focusing on products and not money, Steve Jobs was able to change the world

9. October 2012

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This past Friday marked the 1-year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing. As expected, the blogosphere was filled with various retrospectives meant to capture the impact Jobs had on the world at large and illustrate the challenges the tech world may face moving forward in his absence. While reading a few of these pieces, one paragraph [...]

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Apple’s iPhone “sales miss” is really much ado about nothing

25. September 2012

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There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding Apple’s 5 million sales figure for the iPhone 5 this past weekend, and the narrative seems to be focused on Apple selling fewer devices than analysts were expecting. And while it’s easy to lambast analysts for being, well, analysts, remember that expectations were arguably set when the number [...]

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The New York Times’ horrible article on Apple’s design challenges

9. April 2012

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A week ago, I clicked onto a New York Times article detailing how Apple might lose its design edge, much in the way that Braun – once the world’s darling of design in the 60s and 70s – became less and less of a player in the design world. The article ostensibly appeared to be [...]

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Google’s losing bet on hardware manufacturers

23. February 2012

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Dustin Curtis recently wrote a great post explaining why a lot of the Android phones out on the market today are completely atrocious from a UI perspective. Curtis relays a conversation he had with Rich Miner, one of the founders of Android, and how Google’s intention with Android was to take care of the nitty [...]

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The problem with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 sales strategy

12. January 2012

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I don’t want to needlessly bash on Microsoft here, but I simply don’t get all of the hoopla surrounding Windows Phone 7. Sure, it’s a huge upgrade from Windows Mobile, and sure, it offers a unique UI, but overall, it doesn’t grab me. Truthfully, I’m sort of perplexed at the heaps of praise that seem [...]

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Why Apple shares remain grossly undervalued and have nowhere to go but up

3. January 2012

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Though Apple’s earnings continue to grow at an astronomical pace, the company’s share price hasn’t been able to keep up. Sure, shares of Apple have recently been trading in the upper $300/lower $400 range, but its P/E ratio is absurdly low measured against some of the other industry players who haven’t enjoyed, nor are poised [...]

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Squatterware continues to plague Android Marketplace

21. December 2011

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Google and Apple have two diverging philosophies when it comes to their respective app stores. Whereas Google’s Android Market is a free for all with no vetting whatsoever, Apple’s iTunes App Store is carefully vetted to ensure that no malware or otherwise objectionable apps make their way past Apple’s censors. Each approach, naturally, has its [...]

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Most Android owners running antiquated versions of their mobile OS

8. November 2011

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Say what you will about the Android vs. iPhone debate, but there’s simply no denying that the chart below is pretty jarring. Stainpakingly compiled by Michael DeGusta of The Understatement, the chart maps out the update history of various Android devices and iPhones. A common problem that has plagued Android devices is that not all [...]

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Why Siri’s limited functionality works to its advantage – for now

19. October 2011

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Siri, by all accounts, is the top feature Apple seems to be touting in the newly released iPhone 4S. Siri, some people claim, will bring AI to the masses and will, in fact, serve as a viable personal assistant for iPhone users. Yesterday, I was discussing Siri with a friend who thus far found the [...]

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Richard Branson on the inspiring Steve Jobs

12. October 2011

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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech is largely considered one of the best graduation speeches in recent memory. Interestingly enough, I recently showed the speech to a friend of mine and it wasn’t long before she had tears streaming down her face, so touched she was by Jobs’ inspirational story. Truth be told, I wasn’t [...]

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The lunacy of the “iPhone 4S is a disappointment” crowd

11. October 2011

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A week ago, Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, which despite housing a significant number of improvements, provoked yawns from a number of pundits and even technology enthusiasts who saw the update as nice, but nothing special. It seems that many were hoping for a larger screen iPhone with a tapered design. Not so much because [...]

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Apple to discontinue the iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle – Rumor

28. September 2011

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Apple may soon be axing both the iPod Classic and the iPod Shuffle according to a recent report from TUAW. The article doesn’t relay much substantial evidence aside from the tried and true argument that iPod sales are slumping and that iPod sales as a whole only account for 8% of Apple’s total revenue. Further, [...]

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