2014 Will Be the Year That Defines Apple CEO Tim Cook

4:10 PM, Mar. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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Time can be a funny thing, and not just in a Stephen Hawking yuk-yuk kind of way. For we intellectual mortals, time has a magical ability to change our perspective on things, making small things become important, and allowing us to all but forget what used to feel like was of end-of-the-world, apocalyptic magnitude. That's what is going to happen in 2014, a year I believe will come to define the Tim Cook era of Apple.

Apple’s iOS 7.1 Reaches 5.9% Adoption Rate In Just 24 Hours

7:36 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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Apple's iOS 7.1, which was released on Monday, hit a 5.9 percent adoption rate in just the first 24 hours, according to Chitika. The marketing research company released a report on Tuesday based on the operating systems reported in their app metrics platform.

3 Free Absolutely Cool iOS Apps You Must Have

6:30 PM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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There are lots of cool app for your cool iOS devices. Vern Seward points out three that you'll want in this week's Free on iTunes. Notable, Sega: Go Dance, and Smash Hit.

The TV Industry is Apple’s Gordian Knot

5:00 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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Apple makes an enormous amount of money by selling hardware, and hardware generally doesn't change over its lifetime. However, in the TV industry, services come and go. Perhaps innovation by Apple consists of coping with change rather than eliminating it.

3 Free iOS Apps That Will Smarten You Up

6:24 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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Got a question? Vern Seward points out 3 free iOS apps that will help you find the answer in this week's Free on iTunes. Duck Duck Go, Merlin Bird ID, and Learnist.

How Apple is Exploiting Android’s Weakness

5:45 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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As in warfare, a great business technique is to turn an enemy's strength into a weakness. Apple appears to be doing exactly that with its increased emphasis on the business advantages of going with Apple's closed, secure, curated mobile operating system, iOS.

Right Wing Think Tank Wants Apple to Disclose Sustainability Costs

4:46 PM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

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The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) has put forth a proposal for Apple shareholders that would force the company to disclose more information about its sustainability programs. The right wing think tank also wants Apple to be more open about its participation in "certain trade associations and business organizations promoting the amorphous concept of environmental sustainability."