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Will George Clooney's Wedding Popularize Burner Phones in Your Company?

This morning, news broke that even more celebrity nude photos of have leaked and that George Clooney handed out burner phones to wedding guests to ensure any photos taken didn’t show up on the internet after accounts got hacked. The...

Games: The Biggest Opportunity Carriers are Ignoring

Carriers are losing control over core network services such as voice and text which is in-turn making them dumb-pipe providers. While wireless is still a profitable business, the presence of companies like T-Mobile and Sprint in the US makes it...

Intel Buys Way into Tablets While $99 may be Microsoft Sweet Spot

Intel recently reported earnings and the takeaway is the company is going to focus more on Android and ramp up subsidies to get into more OEM tablet designs in Asia and elsewhere.Intel said that its Windows tablets are shipping in...

Magellan Echo is a Smartwatch Which Amplifies Fitness

When I first got my hands on the $150 Echo Smart Running Watch from Magellan, I was excited to put it through its paces (pun intended). Many of us know Magellan as a rock solid GPS maker but I knew...

Altair Touts Single Mode LTE Success, Will Focus on IoT

Single mode LTE is has gone from evangelism mode to commercial shipments according to Altair Semiconductor as they showed me the new Verizon seven-inch Android Ellipsis Tablet which retails for $249 with no contract and only $10/month as part...

Dell Tablet Ad Takes on Apple and Android

Microsoft is having a tough time this holiday season - lets face it, Wal-Mart alone sold 1.4 million tablets on Thanksgiving. This is exactly why the company and its hardware retail partners and Intel desperately need a piece of the...

ZipWhip: What if Every Phone Number Could Text?

Back in 2005, yes, 2005 I wondered when WiFi phones would allow text messaging – I suggested there was an opportunity for companies to take advantage of the merging of the VoIP and consumer electronics spaces. Of course eight years...

Microsoft Buys Nokia Device and Services Business

“What’s good for windows phones will be good for the Windows ecosystem,” said Steve Ballmer to CNBC regarding the company’s acquisition of Nokia’s services and device business. He went on to explain that this deal will help Lenovo and Dell....

The Apple Board is Complaining About Apple's Lack of Innovation

Apple, We Need a Larger iPhone as I have asked for since 2010 It’s getting to be laughable – the phone choices in the Android camp are literally becoming infinite from Samsung alone – let alone when you throw in...

Verykool RS90 Vortex Smartphone Review

A Solid and Rugged Smartphone Value with an unusual name How often do you get to take a piece of expensive electronics and treat it like it’s a bowling ball? The answer for me is not that often but that...

Americans Don't Know They Want Wearable Tech Yet

Recently a headline stating that most Americans don’t want wearable tech caught my eye and reminded me of many past of articles regarding consumer choices which were just plain wrong. The piece can be summed up with the following paragraph:...

HP Proves That Samsung, Apple and Google Will Win in Hardware

At one point in time HP had the best combination of mobile devices anywhere. They owned their own line of PDAs and also purchased Compaq who made the IPAQ – a game-changing device if there ever was one. The thing...

On Screen Size, Apple is From Mars, Samsung from Venus

For many years now I have waxed poetic about the need for Apple to create a large screen phone. With the latest iteration of the iPhone, the “5” they decided to elongate the device but not make it wider. To...

With Tablets and Smartphones Eating the PC, What Can Microsoft Do?

These are very dark days for people who work for many divisions of Microsoft as tablets and smartphones have absolutely decimated the PC market as evidenced by a decline of 14% in sales of PCs last quarter. This news comes...

IDC: PC Sales Decline Substantially

According to IDC, PC sales are in a tailspin with 76.3 million units sold in the first quarter of 2013. This number represents a decline of 13.9% compared to the forecast decline of 7.7%. These are the worst numbers since...

Advertising - A Key Part to Samsung's Success

Being in the tech field I often get to speak to lots of engineers who explain to me they aren’t swayed by advertising. Quite often they tell me they don’t think people in general are swayed either. What they do...

Touchfire 2.0 Shows iPad IS a Content Creation Device

When the iPad was first introduced so many pundits explained what a niche product this tablet would be as it didn't possess a way to create content - in volume anyway. This of course was a huge surprise to...

Apple needs an iPhablet

For over 2-and-a-half years, Apple has watched the smartphone competition grow taller and wider and it eventually capitulated on a taller iPhone size with the latest iPhone 5. But it is still way behind when it comes to providing total...

Gesture-Based Eye-Tracking, Hand-Sensing Tech Coming but What of Standards?

Microsoft certainly popularized gesture-based computing with the Xbox Kinect but it seems one of the next areas where this sort of interface will have a big impact is in your automobile. Hyundai in fact unveiled a concept car recently...

Temple Run 2 Impressive

One of the most addictive iOS and Android games on the market has to be Temple Run but in recent months addicts may have switched to Subway Surfers. At least this is the case based on the informal research...

Miss America to Drive Fitness App Adoption

Remember yesterday when senior editor here at TMC Peter Bernstein said fitness apps would be a fad? Well he may be dead right but he may be surprised to learn that Miss America used a fitness app and social platform...

It's an App Eat App World

Peter Bernstein has a great analysis piece on how the Unilever/Slim-Fast empire is struggling in-part because the company was too slow to come out with an app as well as the fact that other competitors have expanded their offerings to...

A Larger iPhone - Apple Will HAVE to Listen Now

Sometimes I feel like a broken record MP3 player but when you know you are right and you are a student of history, you see the mistakes companies make before they do. On July 8th of 2010 I told you that...

How Mobile Will Destroy Retail Margins

Some of the news of the week has to do with eBay deciding mobile advertising doesn’t work for them as it clutters small screens and doesn’t provide that much revenue. This seems to make sense but if you think this...

How Apple Can Slow Samsung Down

Tom Keating at TMC reported today that Samsung is beating virtually everyone at virtually everything. He discusses how they have become the dominant TV maker but this isn’t such big news at this point. What is interesting is the company...
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