Biotech Industry Bracing for Apple’s Brand of Disruption

7:10 PM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple in Biotech

Apple's hiring binge in the biotechnology field is already rattling the industry. According to Reuters, Apple scooping up chief medical officers, engineers, and others in field has some executives complaining, a sure sign they're worried. And, they should be. Apple is coming.

Vanity Fair Profiles Samsung’s History as a Willful Copycat in Multiple Industries

7:49 PM, May. 5th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The Samsung Copier

Two U.S. juries have found that Samsung willfully copied Apple innovations and technologies, and those cases established that Samsung wilfully and deliberately set out to copy the iPhone. A five page spread in Vanity Fair digs deeper into Samsung's corporate culture, and the magazine detailed that Samsung has used willful patent infringement not just as a crutch, but as a deliberate, bottom feeding strategy.

3 Free Odd Apps for iPhone and iPad

9:30 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

This week in Free on iTunes Vern Seward points out several iOS apps that are towards the odd side. Sick Weather crowdsources illness reports, Now This News finds stuff that's a bit different, and the Digg app...well, it's Digg.

A Critical To-do List for Apple’s New VP Angela Ahrendts

4:00 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Angela Ahrendts' to-do list

Apple's new Senior Vice President, Retail and Online Stores is Angela Ahrendts. What are some of the things customers and Apple retail store employees are hoping will be high on her to-do list in her first year? John Martellaro ponders such a list.

Former Intel VP Paints a Future Where Apple ‘Found’ Search

9:17 PM, Apr. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Find This

Imagine a future where Apple disrupts the search market. Avram Miller, retired Intel vice president of business development, has done just that, painting that future in a (maybe, maybe not) fictional look back at how Apple developed that service, which he said would be called "Found." Bryan Chaffin love it.

3 Free iOS Tech News Aggregators

8:41 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Have you got a nose for tech news? In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward has three news aggregators dedicated to gathering tech news for you, including: Ez Tech News, Tech News Tube, and Tech Wire.

How Apple’s Mid-Course Corrections Drive Professionals Crazy

5:05 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

There are many technical and enterprise professionals who come to depend on Apple's hardware and software. In fact, their livelihood may depend on these products. Then, when Apple makes a course correction, the howling begins. It's happened so many times with Apple, it's hard to keep count. John Martellaro sizes up the howling, the aftereffects and the opportunities.