Canaccord: Get Ready for Big iPhone 6 Sales

10:25 AM, Jul. 24th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

iPhone 5S sales may not be as strong as most analysts would like, but that's nothing to worry about, according to Canaccord Genuity's Michael Walkley, because the iPhone 6 is coming and everybody wants one.

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Analysts are putting a lot of faith in the next iPhone, and that makes sense considering sales jump up when new models are introduced. 

Apple Goes Back to the Future to Fight Google

4:50 PM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

This week's edition looks at how, in one case (Google), forgetting the past can have a negative impact on our perception of a company. In another duo of stories, John Martellaro looks at how denying change (by advertisers) can be a modern weapon against consumers. It all seems to fit together in TV land.
 

3 Free iOS Art Apps for a Soulful Feast

8:36 PM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Feed your soul with these three free iOS apps Vern Seward features in this week's Free on iTunes. Poems by Heart, MoMA, Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience.

Poke a Used and Reset Android Phone: it’ll Spill its Guts

4:45 PM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

With our rapidly advancing smartphone technology, there is much turn-over, and millions of smartphones are sold to refurbishment companies or to strangers. The original owners often assume that when the phone is reset that their personal data is gone forever.  But is it?  Maybe not if it's an Android phone.

Amazon Tries to Woo Authors in Hachette Dispute

8:23 PM, Jul. 8th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Amazon vs. Hachette

Amazon is trying to woo authors in its ongoing dispute with book publisher Hachette by offering to let them have the full purchase price of Hachette-published Kindle ebooks. Wait, that's not exactly right. Oh, here it is: Amazon is floating this idea to a few authors through a letter that has leaked, but the retailing giant hasn't actually proposed it.

Apple Wants to Gobble Up Your Memories in iCloud

4:15 PM, Jul. 3rd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

Apple's movement away from iPhoto and Aperture suggests that the company wants to restructure your life. Keeping your own photos organized and backed up, with selected images posted to photo services, is declared obsolete. But is iCloud the right place for all your photos?

Facebook Makes It Clear Users Are Playthings

4:26 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Facebook's Disgusting Experiment

Facebook's management has a message for users: you are our playthings and we'll manipulate you in any way that we see fit. That message was made clear when researchers released the results of a "massive experiment on Facebook" that manipulated the newsfeeds of hundreds of thousands of unwitting, involuntary participants.