Armchair Quarterbacks Dictate to Tim Cook & Always Lose

4:30 PM, Jan. 25th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

Armchair quarterbacking Apple

No one understands Apple's customers and the company's sales figures better than Tim Cook.  No one understands the build and inventory process better than Tim Cook. And yet, many seem to be flowing with the technical currents sweeping the Internet. The disconnect couldn't be greater as Tim Cook continues his attempts to instruct us.

The Internet is Already Altering Human Evolution

5:37 PM, Jan. 11th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

As Internet technologies rapidly morph and develop, the human interaction with the Internet has to change as well.  At first, that means the adoption of certain technologies. In the early days, it was browsers and email, then personal habits and work strategies, then apps and tablets, and then, perhaps, intelligent agents to help us leverage or interaction with all the software thrown at us. It's already happening.

Apple Must Think Differently to Slow the Android Invasion

3:29 PM, Jan. 4th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

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The numbers show that Android tablets are gaining market share on the Apple iPad and may exceed the iPad's share by mid 2013. Is there anything Apple can do to stem the tide? Does Apple even want to? John Martellaro analyzes the situation and thinks Apple is fighting the wrong war.

Are Tablet Customers Being Duped? Can Apple Do Anything?

4:15 PM, Dec. 21st, 2012 · · Particle Debris

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The tablets released in 2012 are strong competitors to the Apple iPads in many ways. And yet, customers who buy these competing tablets don't seem to be doing much with them. Is that because customers are being duped by clever advertising that hides the deficiencies of these tablets? What can Apple do to fight back?

Why the iPad mini Will Eclipse the iPad

6:35 PM, Dec. 14th, 2012 · · Particle Debris

iPad mini

The 9.7-inch iPad is the perfect size for a tablet. Then why is the iPad mini so insanely popular? Like the transition from the PC, in the post-PC era, a smaller tablet can do a lot of the things a full-sized tablet can, but at half the weight. But what will we lose?

How to Change the TV Habits of Viewers, 10 Million at a Time

4:30 PM, Dec. 7th, 2012 · · Particle Debris

Changing our TV habits

Is TV viewing only about consuming content?  There was a time when Apple may have believed that the combination of content delivery, in the Apple TV style, and innovative ways to watch that content was the signature combination. However, that view may be changing.

Microsoft Introduces ... The Horse & Buggy Era

5:00 PM, Nov. 30th, 2012 · · Particle Debris

Microsoft's Horse & Bugg Era

The saga of Windows 8 continues this week with a gloomy outlook for traditional PCs. An analyst has cut his estimate for Microsoft's growth in 2013, PCs are in trouble, customers want svelte, light pure tablets, and Microsoft has just announced how power hungry and expensive the Surface Pro tablet will be. How long can Microsoft keep a straight face?

Stop The Madness! At Least Until The PCs Are Gone

5:30 PM, Nov. 16th, 2012 · · Particle Debris

Big Changes

We're in a comfort zone right now.  Tablets have emerged and are maturing, but there are still plenty of PCs with Windows all over the planet. They coexist.  But what about a few years from now when a combination of new tablet technologies and wholesale discarding of PCs takes place? Then we'll see some serious upheaval.

The Evolution of Apple’s Hobby: Act on the Dream

3:45 PM, Nov. 9th, 2012 · · Particle Debris

Apple's hobby & ambition

Apple started off as a boutique computer company, selling Apple IIs then printers and Macintoshes. In time, however, Apple’s vision and ambition led to endeavors in music, tablets, TV and all things consumer electronics. What’s the next step for Apple so that it can leave its TV hobby behind and realize its full vision? Can the company just sit back and sell tablets forever?