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Apple Still Lives in the Shadow of Steve Jobs and That’s a Problem

February 4, 2014 by Brian Solis

Steve Jobs's shadow (image: Jonathan Mak)

The new products you’re going to see from Apple this year and next are the final new designs coming to fruition from Steve Jobs’ vision. And that means that in just a few short years, Apple is at risk of losing its throne as the world’s most valuable band.[read more]

Apple’s Hushed Release of iPad Mini With Retina

November 28, 2013 by Tree Treacy

iPad Mini with Retina.

The iPad Mini with Retina display was released last week. Oh – you didn’t know? As it turns out, there’s a reason. There are a number of ways that Apple’s release of the iPad Mini Retina has been quieter than the usual exciting announcement.[read more]

If CEOs Tweet, Followers Come

September 30, 2013 by Lois Paul

Tim Cook on Twitter

So Tim Cook, the famously private person who has the thankless (but well-paying) job of trying to replace the most famous and iconic company leader of all time, has taken to Twitter. The "tweet heard round the world" happened, gentle readers, at 3:02 PM on September 20, 2013.[read more]

What You Didn't Hear at the Apple Keynote: iBeacons

September 16, 2013 by Douglas Karr

What's iBeacon all about?

The last Apple presentation seemed to get a bit of a lukewarm reception. Apple’s design is both a blessing and a curse: if Apple doesn’t release a big product or design change, the audience grumbles. With the latest keynote, one of the quiet mentions that was overlooked was a product called iBeacons.[read more]

How Apple Is Improving Mobile App Security

September 12, 2013 by Syed Noman Ali

While sandbox prevents apps from accessing the user’s data, it does not necessarily stop the third party from accessing information that, under the appropriate circumstances, would be available to third-party software e.g. like the user’s contacts or photo albums.[read more]

Apple Insiders Predict New iPhone Release in Early September

August 13, 2013 by Marc Fischer

The next iPhone

Apple is prepped for a big announcement at their September 10th event. The tech world is buzzing with iPhone 5S rumors, ranging from a widened screen to take on the Samsung Galaxy to launching a new device called the iPhone 5C for the low end portions of the market.[read more]

Apple iPad Makes Huge Strides Disrupting Public Education

June 20, 2013 by Marc Fischer

Tech in education

The Los Angeles Unified School District recently announced plans to revamp their antiquated teaching methodologies and enter the 21st century with a $30 million purchase of iPads for students. Apple’s iPad handily beat out competitor bids from the likes of Microsoft.[read more]

7 Quotes from Steve Jobs on Building Your Brand

June 11, 2013 by Amie Marse

Every brand is a creative brand. Why? Branding is storytelling, and storytelling is a creative work. While Jobs is mainly referring to products in this quote, his words are just as applicable to branding, something that’s evident in everything the Apple brand does.[read more]

Tim Cook on Collaboration [VIDEO]

June 3, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

Back in April, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the 25th anniversary of the MBA at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. Of particular note are his views on collaboration. He talks about the kind of people he wants on board at Apple.[read more]

Could Samsung Ever Take Down Apple? [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 5, 2013 by Daniel Zeevi

As of 2012, Apple and Samsung are the only two mobile companies in existence that actually turned a profit on smartphones. They basically split 100% of all the profits in the smartphone market! Let's take a look at the numbers to see how it all breaks down.[read more]

Apple iWatch, Rumors and Possible Specs

March 3, 2013 by John I.

Apple iWatch

2013 has seen major hype in the wearable technology industry; from Google’s testing program for the Glass explorer product to Olympus's announcement it would launch smart eyeglasses. It's no surprise that Apple would follow this trend before long.[read more]

Facebook Slams Twitter: Stonewalling Spurs Social Media Melee

March 1, 2013 by Anthony Baisi

Social media just got more interesting as Facebook stonewalls Twitter’s Vine application from integrating with its own platform. This sparring match first began when Twitter blocked Instagram links from opening directly on its site.[read more]


Extreme Brand Loyalty: Is this Apple Fan Going Too Far?

February 21, 2013 by Ahmed Ahmed

Rob Shoesmith

Self-confessed Apple fanatic Rob Shoesmith plans to visit every Apple store in the UK. What inspires this level of brand adoration? And, determined to spend no money, can he really rely on crowdsourcing and social media to take care of his accommodation and bizarre transport plans?[read more]


The Apps Woes of BlackBerry

February 8, 2013 by Abhishek Chakravarti

When the first BB10 devices were launched in the UK and Canada, the press release mentioned there would be literally thousands of apps in the new and improved BlackBerry World. Not many of us believe everything that a company spokesperson says in press releases, as we have often seen such claims fall short. So I too took the claims with a pinch of salt.[read more]


The BlackBerry 10: Can It Reclaim the Business Market?

January 31, 2013 by Deborah Sweeney

With the announcement of BlackBerry 10, many are wondering if the company can, once again, offer businesses something that no other phone can. BlackBerry has always offered a level of security that many businesses felt was worth investing in. Even if the phones were annoying and cumbersome, the fact that BlackBerry encrypted e-mails meant that company secrets were less likely to leak out.[read more]

BlackBerry Z10: Rumored Specs and Features

January 31, 2013 by Nikhil P Naik

The success of Android and Apple phones has made the going tough for Research in Motion, manufacturer of the Blackberry phone. They have a lot of hopes pinned on the impending launch of their BB 10 Smartphones, and for this reason they have gone all out to ensure that this one will indeed catch the fancy of the public.[read more]

Dwarfed by Google and Apple: BlackBerry Z10 Too Late for RiM?

January 31, 2013 by Bill Wittur

The much anticipated release of RiM’s Blackberry 10 will not generate the wave of cash that the folks in Waterloo are looking for. Why? Because the Google/Apple juggernaut has become too powerful since the last time Research in Motion led the pack.[read more]

Why the 'Maps' Fiasco Could Be Great for Apple's Social Image

October 2, 2012 by Leon Hill

So in the end, what may seem like a PR nightmare for the company may actually result in them receiving a small image change in the eyes of those who were set that Apple was nothing but an evil entity who would never admit they have flaws, regardless of how small they are.[read more]

The Best Overview on Apple vs. Samsung $1.5 Billion Dollar Lawsuit

August 27, 2012 by Chris Voss

Over the last few days I’ve read a lot of opinions on the interpretation of the Apple Samsung lawsuit findings. Robert Scoble being the brilliant and passionate technology maven that he is, wrote in my opinion the most accurate overview of the trial. He nails it in his statement that simply for a penalty of $1.5 billion Samsung got to be the #2 mobile company leaving other competitors behind...[read more]

Orbitz Steers Mac Users To Higher Priced Hotels

July 5, 2012 by Brad Friedman

Orbitz is now demonstrating how tracking the fact that people are visiting their website from a Mac can lead to predictions about tastes and spending habits. The assumption is that Mac users have higher income levels and spend more money.[read more]