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

2:40 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Editorial

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?

Apple Should Have Bought Time Warner When it Had the Chance

4:42 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Editorial

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.

iOS 7.1: The Keyboard and Shift Key Apple Should’ve Given Us

9:51 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Editorial

Apple made some great improvements in iOS 7.1. It's faster, more stable, you can add shapes to more easily see buttons, and more. That awesome update didn't, however, hit the mark with its new on-screen keyboard representation for the caps lock key. I have a much better idea for how that could've played out.

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

7:36 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · Editorial

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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.

The TV Industry is Apple’s Gordian Knot

5:00 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · Editorial

Apple's TV Gordian Knot

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.