Mobility and Wireless: Opinions

Opinions
  • Why HP is failing and Dell is winning

    This week was Dell's Annual Analyst Conference (DAAC) and next week is HP Discover [disclaimer: I've worked with HP and Dell for over a decade and covered both firms extensively], but this year I'll pass on the HP event and will be at VCE's analyst conference in Chicago. Here's why.

  • Can't wait for the Apple Watch? You're not alone

    Apple CEO, Tim Cook, unveiled the Apple Watch at a special event in September. The press was herded into a special tent to look at prototype watches running canned videos of what the watch might look like.

  • Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

    "Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking." That's how a 2012 Scientific American article summed up the history of prediction. Our compelling annual urge to predict the future traces back to the ancient Greeks and their Delphic Oracle--so who am I to argue with such venerable tradition? Here's my top 10 countdown for the shape of our industry in 2015:

  • I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

    The iPhone 6 lineup has introduced iOS users to new smartphones with bigger (and <em>bigger</em>) displays. I was ready for a larger screen, so quickly opted to buy an iPhone 6 last month, thinking it would be the best match. And indeed <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2689714/iphone-6-deep-dive-review-a-major-new-step-in-design-and-performance.html">I found the iPhone 6 to be gorgeous and well-built</a>, and felt that the 4.7-in. display was right at the edge of what was comfortable for me.

  • Opinion: Rest in peace, Apple iPhone

    It is with the deepest sympathies we announce the tragic loss of one of the industries greatest smartphones, Apple’s iPhone. Chief executive Tim Cook broke the news to Apple loyalists with the unveiling of larger screen variants in what will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the company’s history.

  • Forget the iPhone: It's all about iWatch

    Every time Apple announces a new iPhone, the device has a few features and surprises that put the company's most profitable product ahead of the competition, at least for a few months. That's probably going to happen again on Tuesday.

  • The 3 best iOS and Android apps of winter 2014

    If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you probably know that iOS app icons dance around when you tap and hold a finger on them to move or remove one. They do a little jig, hoping to entertain you and thereby save themselves from deletion.

  • iPhone 6: what we know, what we don't know, what we'd like to see

    As time ticks by and Apple CEO Tim Cook drops his latest hint about new and upcoming products, it's time to start looking to the next generation of Apple's iPhone. Based on the pattern years past, it's exceedingly likely we'll see the next version of the company's smartphone arrive sometime in the next three months. But what will that handset look like? What new features will it sport?

  • Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

    So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

  • Fitbit's updated iOS app doesn't go the distance

    Fitbit recently strengthened its iOS app with a new "MobileRun" feature for tracking exercise in real-time via GPS. It's a step in the right direction (bad pun intended) -- but not enough to help Fitbit catch up to RunKeeper or other workout tracking apps. (Fitbit's Android update is said to be coming soon.)

  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending June 27

    We can now count the days until Winter ends in September with the expected unveiling of the iPhone 6. Pavlovian-like, the iOSphere seemed to salivate over a renewed spate of rumors, as if hearing them for the first time.

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