Why a 12-inch iPad is Almost Certain

2:00 PM, Aug. 28th, 2014 · · Editorial

Ipad Air will evolve

Why do people stand in line every year for a new iPhone? Why is iPhone technology changing so fast? Conversely, why are iPad sales more or less ho-hum? Why isn't iPad technology exploding?  John Martellaro reflects on the situation.

Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft’s Board, Will Focus on Clippers and Study

3:55 PM, Aug. 19th, 2014 · · Editorial

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Owner

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Tuesday that he was quitting the company's board of directors, effective immediately. In a letter to new CEO Satya Nadella published by Microsoft, Mr. Ballmer said he was leaving the board because he saw, "a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of time."

China’s Xiaomi Is No Apple

6:30 PM, Aug. 18th, 2014 · · Editorial

Bleh

China's Xiaomi. It's the Apple of China, or so some would have us believe. This company has been called China's Apple, and its CEO has been called China's Steve Jobs. It's a bunch of crap, of course, and this weekend Xiaomi demonstrated its commitment to proving it. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the subject.

The Emerging War Over Desktop Push Notifications

12:05 PM, Aug. 14th, 2014 · · Editorial

Push

Push notifications may have grown up on mobile apps. But now the Web is making a comeback because of a push notification innovation introduced by Apple through Safari Mavericks. Warring standards are already beginning to emerge, though Apple holds the early lead.

Looking Back at Our Ridiculous 3.5-inch iPhone Displays

3:00 PM, Aug. 11th, 2014 · · Editorial

Smartphone display growth

The original Apple iPhone started out with a 3.5 inch display. That worked great for a telephone in 2007 that could also run a few Apple apps, but in 2014 we do so much with our iPhones that a larger display is a must. John informally compares three smartphones: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 5s, and an Amazon Fire Phone.