Tag: Apple

I was stunned recently when the tech world reacted to the recent iPhone 4S reveal with a kind of lack-lustre ‘oh is that it?’, ‘it’s just a faster iPhone 4’ and ‘it’s not a revolutionary phone in any sense’. Gobsmacked. Now maybe its because the tech world spend so much time studying tech they forget […]

In May 2011, Model Metrics did a survey into enterprise adoption of tablets. The full report can be found on their website here. The survey of 450 business and IT executives revealed some interesting figures. It also revealed a clear lack of strategy when it comes to mobile adoption in the workplace. But what exactly […]

Ecosystems. We’ve talked about them before. A good ecosystem is mature. It takes time to build. And it’s kind of self perpetuating. It has this buy-in power that makes you want to spend more time and money living inside of it. It has tenticles. When Apple made the iPod, and iTunes with it, it planted […]

Yesterday Google took their turn in the latest round of the smart phone wars when it was announced that Google is to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola split their business sometime ago with Mobility being the development and manufacture of mobile phones arm. It seems that, for now at least, Google will continue to […]

There is a lot of buzz about HTML5 right now. I tend to follow quite a few of the movers and shakers in the tech world who constantly jump ship to the next big thing, forever investing their time and effort in the latest technology. When said technology eventually becomes mature enough to actually use, another new […]

Yesterday saw the much anticipated keynote at the Apple Developers Conference. This is the time of year when Apple tells us all what shiny new toys we get to play with in the coming year.  And by all I mean, well, quite a lot of us. A staggering 200 million iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) are […]

What makes a platform a success? Why does the iPod continue to be so dominant? Why is the iPad the only tablet that has actually seen significant adoption?   As many have done, you could point to Apple’s design ethic and branding, their re-invention and consumer focus, or the fact that their music players have […]

In the world of the smart phone platforms there are currently two extremes of approach when it comes to Apps. At one end Apple with iOS and The App Store. At the other end you have Google with its Android system and the Android Market. The Apple ecosystem is a tightly controlled walled garden. They rigorously control […]