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

5:15 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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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.

Google Glass is on the Ropes. Could be Finished

4:35 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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.

It’s Far Too Late for MS Office on iPad

4:05 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

Microsoft has had a version of MS Office ready for the iPad for some time now. What's held it up has been the attempt to entice business users over to the Surface tablets instead.  John Martellaro thinks it's too late now, far too late, for Microsoft to reverse its strategy.

How Apple is Exploiting Android’s Weakness

5:45 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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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.

The Lost Legacy of the iPad: Action Games That Truly Teach

5:45 PM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · Particle Debris

There are iPad games that are greatly addictive. And there are buckle down educational apps that teach fundamental skills of use in academia that try, often in vain, to be fun. Given our enormous technological skills in app development, can the two ever be combined into a truly first-rate, important product?

Criticism of Apple, Without Offering Insight, is a Betrayal

4:40 PM, Feb. 14th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

There is no end to the criticism of Apple.  It comes in all shapes and forms. The real question, however, is not why Apple takes risks and makes mistakes. The real question is, what are journalists contributing to our understanding of Apple? A sour minded embrace of doom is a common approach, but it won't serve the readers in the long run.

The iPhone REALLY Does Need a Larger Display

3:20 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

It's the story of our time.  Smartphone displays are slowly getting bigger. Phablets abound. Apple seems to be holding back. The question is, do we really need larger iPhone displays?  John Martellaro weighs in with a "yes."

Hybrid Macs and iPads Aren’t Going to Happen

5:45 PM, Jan. 31st, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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It seems as if there's always some discussion of an Apple hybrid device going on. Perhaps it's a MacBook Air with a touchscreen that boots into iOS. Or maybe it's a supercollider smashup of iOS and OS X.  John Martellaro speculates why this discussion starts and aims to put an end to it.