If Apple is known for anything, it’s the company’s ability to deliver solid designs on products that customers actually want to show off. From the smartphone to the tablet to the computer, Apple has been able to make showing the device you’re using actually kind of cool.
A few years ago, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreesen wrote an article explaining why software is eating the world. His fundamental premise was that both the access to the Internet and the tools to develop quality software with ties to the Web have become pervasive.
While Android OS is emerging as the dominant player in the smartphone market, the iPad continues to rule the tablet segment. With over a 100 millions iPads sold, many developers are mulling iPad application development. Here are my seven iPad facts you should know before plunging into the development process.
When I walk through my local Best Buy store or check out tablets online, or even see the latest devices shown off by tablet makers, I’m struck by the sheer number of companies that make the same mistakes over and over again.
Some CEOs set visionary goals, others are better at operations -- making sure products ship on time, profit margins stay high, etc. Steve Jobs was a visionary, his successor Tim Cook, is considered more of an operations guy.
It’s no secret that today’s manufacturing landscape is in the midst of global upheaval. What may seem surprising to some is that the tablet is poised to become every smart manufacturer’s secret weapon in the battle to regain dominance and market share.
The personal computer as we know it has changed drastically. For decades the industry was defined as a computer with a large screen, a keyboard, and a mouse. That era is over and a tablet shaped future is upon us.
Every Apple new product announcement and rumor gets more coverage than most natural disasters or other “real” news. Part of that is a credit to Apple’s tight security and secrecy that makes every morsel of news that much tastier to media hounds.
There’s a fast-approaching disconnect between the devices IT managers want employees to use and the devices employees actually want to use. The reason is simple; the device market is maturing and consumer choice is more diverse than it has ever been.
Growing demand for smaller, sub 8-inch tablets is widely seen as a good thing for Amazon, Google, the Android operating system and the tablet market as a whole. But one analyst now contests that these models could even help notebook makers.
When Palm developed webOS, it was generally accepted that it was one of the best mobile operating systems ever created even if it was developed too late to help save Palm from the onslaught of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
As an analyst, studying companies and exploring future scenarios related to those companies is a weekly exercise. Although I haven’t quite come to solid conclusions related to how Microsoft gets from where they are today to where they need to be, I do have some ideas.
Some people use their tablet as a bigger-than-a-smartphone video screen for content consumption, while others use it as a desktop companion. I say adding a stylus will change your tablet experience and make you more productive.
Will the prosperous advent of phablets mean the recovery of the PC? Phablets, or smartphones with screen sizes between 5-8 inches are popping up all over the place and they’re having an interesting influence on how we view mobile devices.
One of the more telling aspects of Microsoft’s upper management is their lack of support for 7-8” tablets. Although Windows 8 was mostly baked by the time 7” tablets started gaining momentum, they didn’t see their potential early enough.
The common perception with respect to app stores is that there are just a few options. If you want a place to sell your app or if you’re looking for a place to buy an app, the mythology mandates that you go with an option provided by Apple or Google. But it's time for the truth to break through.
Move over Generation X and Y, there’s a new movement capturing headlines – the BYOD generation. It seems consumers (many of whom who are also your employees), can’t get their hands on new tablets and smartphones fast enough. But what does that mean for your corporate network? Here are eight ideas.
After using the Samsung Galaxy Note II for a few weeks, I began to wonder if the 5” plus smartphones are the perfect devices for mobile professionals. I think it would be hard to argue that the larger the screen the more productive we can be. But what is the largest pocketable screen size?
The proliferation of tablets in the consumer market has been heavily reported, but the professional design and manufacturing space is equally interesting. As professionals in these markets are increasingly on the go, there has been a trend toward developing software solutions specifically for tablets and slate PCs.
One of the things Apple has demonstrated over its lifetime is that it has become the great disruptor. When the Mac came on the scene in 1984 and introduced computer users to the graphical user interface, it shook up the text based DOS OS market so dramatically that it forced Microsoft to follow their lead quickly in order to stay relevant. Now GUIs are the norm on all PCs.
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