Apple’s iTunes: Ample Demonstration of Harvard’s Law

5:15 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

Havard's Law states: "Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of  pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases."
Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to Apple customers, iTunes and music.

Apple Will End the War of the TV Set-top Boxes

2:40 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The little black box war

Black boxes for delivering video content are flooding the market, and, as fast as they appear, they're updated with new designs.  Is it just a phase the industry is going through? Where is this all leading? More importantly, how can Apple differentiate itself?

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

Apple Should Have Bought Time Warner When it Had the Chance

4:42 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

It's a challenge, from the outside, to figure out just what Apple wants.  For example, just like the original iPhone deal with AT&T, Apple appears to want to leverage off the Comcast network and then create its own relationship with the customer. AT&T benefitted from that, but Comcast is not that desperate. That puts Apple back at square one.

3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.

Google Glass is on the Ropes. Could be Finished

4:35 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Google Glass May be on the Brink

Google Glass has been an inspired product. Along the way, however, Google forgot one important thing: to create a thoughtful and beloved product, support it, and develop a considered path to market. That's why Glass looks to be history according to one of its strongest supporters, Robert Scoble.