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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...

Why Google and Apple Should Fear the new Microsoft

In decades of covering Microsoft, I don’t recall the company enjoying so much positive press at one time. They are literally transforming before our eyes – at least from the outside looking in. The first salvo has to be Office...

Can Apple's Haunted Empire Still Make Hits?

Isn’t it funny how much of the world has changed thanks to Steve Jobs? As I sit here at my computer using a mouse and GUI, which Jobs popularized while listening to MP3s, another industry he revitalized, I am fascinated...

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...

Nomad ChargeKey is a Must Buy

There are few products which I see which are worthy of me carrying with me everywhere but the Nomad CHARGEKEY is one such item as it fits in a wallet and allows you to charge an iOS Lightning device from...

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...

Do Intel Retail Stores Make Sense?

Decades back Intel research showed them that people buying computers powered by their processors didn’t know who made the processor. Many people in fact thought the manufacturer of the computer such as Compaq made the CPU. This revelation launched a...

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...

Vertu Rolls Out "Affordable" Constellation

Titanium, sapphire and calfskin are what you need to make the most expensive phones in the world according to Vertu who should know as this is what they produce. Each phone is assembled by hand – there are no production...

Does Microsoft Need to Fire Bill Gates?

Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates are synonymous with Microsoft’s management and for many years the duo did a fantastic job creating value for customers, shareholders and employees. While the company is far from in trouble, possessing huge amounts of cash...

A Business Lesson that Cost Investors More than $500 million

Apple has such a halo around it that when the head of it's retail stores left the company to head up J.C. Penney, many people thought it was an amazing move and would result in the retailer of low-cost...

16 iOS 7 Changes to Know About

iOS 7 is a radical departure from the previous version of the OS – it is cooler and hipper and really makes your iOS device seem new. Then again, sometimes the familiar is best and change isn’t that good –...

Intel Making the 64-bit Apple A7?

With 64-bit chips now powering smartphones thanks to the new 1-billion transistor Apple A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s, the logical trend in the market is that smartphone chips will eventually be the processors we use in tablets, desktops...

Apple's big post-Jobs Innovation is Plastic?

And where there isn’t a discussion of plastic, the company seems to think new colors or fancy cases are the key to wooing smartphone customers looking for the next big thing Apple made a few big announcements today and together...

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....

7 Areas of Microsoft Focus Post-Ballmer

Steve Ballmer has just announced he will be stepping down from Microsoft in the next twelve months and for his many critics, this is triumphant news. The happiest critic will likely be the author of the Mini-Microsoft blog I first...

ITEXPO West Las Vegas 2013 Update

Here is some ITEXPO West 2013 Las Vegas info my marketing team sent out earlier today... I thought it nicely summed up some of the happenings at the show next week. Here is the show directory for more.    ...

Why Apple Should not Produce Low-Cost Phones

Speculation and rumor will tell you that next month Apple is set to introduce a low-cost phone. Some will argue this makes sense since Apple is competing in a field with other companies such as Samsung and HTC which produce...

Jobs Movie Inaccurate Say Steve Wozniak and John Sculley

By now everyone knows there is a movie called Jobs which celebrates the life of Steve Jobs and tries to recreate the events which surround the tech legend’s life. Of course whenever such an ambitious project is undertaken, the challenge...

Despite Complaints, Tech Wealth Helps Society

The pace of entrepreneurial activity fueled by tech wealth isn’t slowing down… In fact it is accelerating at dare I say “Internet speed.” Just last week I discussed how Tech Leaders Brin, Zuckerberg and Bezos are changing everything as the...

Chromecast Dongle Helps Google Take Down Apple

A low-cost atom bomb from Google aimed at the living roomIf you have been following Google’s moves lately you see the company seems to have a laser focus on being a leader in a number of areas from autonomous cars...

RIP Amar Bose

In many ways Dr. Amar Bose deserves as much credit for revolutionizing audio as Steve Jobs received for revolutionizing numerous industries from movies to smartphones. Bose was one of the first to take high-end audio mainstream – you could find...

Why I'm Almost Able to Recommend You Ditch iPhone E-mail for Boxer

The Boxer email client for iOS may be one of the better productivity tools you will find as it is easier to use in many ways than the native iOS e-mail app on the iPhone. I’ve been using Boxer for...

Why Apple Dropped its App Store Name Fight With Amazon

In January 2011, I wrote about my belief that an app store is an app store and both the terms app and store are generic meaning together they become yet another generic term. Certainly the nuances of the legal system...

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:...
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