1 year, 1 month ago

Smartphones are dead. Long live smartphones!

This week, Google announced the acquisition of key HTC assets. This will give them some of the hardware technology expertise, the design skills and the experience in smartphone retail distribution they badly need. Due to Android’s massive fragmentation, Google needs to control the distribution of its services, to reduce its traffic acquisition costs and to […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Apple 10th Anniversary Of The iPhone – What’s Next?

Apple celebrated the 10th anniversary of the iPhone with both updates to its existing product lineup and the opening of the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA on its new campus with the much-anticipated doughnut or spaceship building. Apple generates its revenue from selling hardware or products with most of the revenue from iPhones. Convincing […]

3 years, 11 months ago

The Age of The Micro-UI

In this article from the Wall Street Journal, author Christopher Mims quotes mobile analytics company Flurry’s data that 86% of our time on mobile devices are spent in apps, and just 14% is spent on the web. While Christopher’s article laments that this is the “death of the web”, I’d like to put a different […]

7 years, 2 months ago

Will Voice Leapfrog Handwriting Recognition?

Last year, I posed the question if Apple’s barrier to business adoption of the iPad was handwriting recognition. In fact at the time I thought that without a better data input method, the iPad would only be really useful as an information consumption device. Since then, I have experimented extensively with the iPad as a note taking device using my handwriting.  I’m to the point now where I neither carry any newspapers and magazines nor […]

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8 years, 1 month ago

Apps on TV? Ho hum.

Twitter was a buzz with Google TV yesterday, and of course, people were making comparisons to Apple TV, talking about apps the whole time. I watched the video on YouTube, and frankly, I didn’t see anything revolutionary. I saw a bunch of features that may cater to the tech crowd, but will largely go unused […]

8 years, 7 months ago

Why I’m Excited About the iPad

While my iPad will arrive in “late April,” I’ve been following all the buzz this week, reading reviews, checking out the app store, etc. Late April can’t get here soon enough in my opinion. Here’s what has me so excited about it. I’ve always preferred taking notes electronically, but in the past three or fours, […]