Apple vs. Amazon: Why Amazon Will Win the Real Battle for the Future

Apple and Amazon shouldn’t be competitors, as one is a retailer and the other a hardware manufacturer. In fact, they should be partners - with Amazon selling Apple products.   

Twitter Considered Buying Topsy, Too — Here’s Why It Didn’t Happen

Apple just spent a bunch of money on social analytics company Topsy. And while everyone has good guesses on what Apple wants from Topsy, no one seems to know for sure. According to sources familiar with the matter, Twitter considered buying Topsy a number of times throughout the company’s six-year history.

How Steve Jobs saved Apple's bacon with an outstretched ARM

The chip designers at ARM Holdings have turned the computing world upside down, shaken Intel to its core, pulled AMD into its orbit, and broadened its range beyond mobile into every nook and cranny of the digital world, from toys to servers. But where did this UK wonder company come from?

Picking a Tablet: There Really Is a Reason for the Choice

As we ramp up to Black Friday this year, I’m up to my armpits in new tablets, so much so that I’m convinced some must be having unprotected sex and making tablet babies. Of course, each tablet has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.  

ARM: Who needs 128-bit chips?

It started with the Korean Herald quoting an unnamed ARM official who, allegedly, “predicted that a 128-bit processor could hit the market in the next two years.” Now, it seems that ARM is adamant that it has no immediate plans for a 128-bit chip. 

Apple not getting as much as it wanted from Samsung

A Silicon Valley jury ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying iPhone and iPad features.

Heads up Apple, here comes 64-bit Android on Intel

Apple's A7 chips will feel some 64-bit heat from Intel and Android next year. 

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet: Is Lenovo Becoming More Apple than Apple? Is Kutcher the New Jobs?

The first part of this was the question going through my mind when I first unboxed the Lenovo Yoga 10 tablet. You see, historically Apple products were more about design than performance. You could always get a PC that would out perform a Mac but you’d be hard pressed to find a better looking product. 

Betting on Apple leads trader to jail

A Wall Street Trader is thoroughly regretting believing Apple's hype machine.

Sales figures show deep problems for Jobs' Mob

Last week's sales figures provided the world with evidence that Jobs' Mob is getting a good kicking from Samsung and failing to keep up.

Apple fanboy press mad at Samsung's 64-bit mobile chip

Samsung is working on an in-house optimised version of a 64-bit mobile processor and the tame Apple press is screaming that it is cheating.

The Panasonic Toughpad 4K-A Better Idea than Another iPad Clone

Much of what goes into our attraction to one tablet or other has to do with status and the perception that if you have a certain product you have arrived.   The iPad Air is an impressive product if you value physical design and number of apps over all else but there are products that better target particularl uses.   While the Panasonic Toughpad 4K is hardly in the iPad’s weight or size class it is ideal for those that want to create on something that is still very portable.   In a world awash with iPad clones it is nice to see a vendor try to create something very different.

What is Apple doing with an empty solar factory?

What a long, strange trip it’s been for the planned First Solar factory in Mesa, Arizona.

Comparing the iPad Air is hard to do

The iPad Air went on sale on Friday. It's easier to compare it to its predecessor in the Apple stable, but not that easy when it comes to other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

How IDC and other numbers companies screw Apple and Dell

Numbers companies count products and equate market leadership to market share in terms of numbers of products sold. But this is a revenue model and revenue isn’t really the best measure of success in business. Rather, the optimal measure of success is typically profit, or how much cash the company has left after expenses.  

Apple’s unEvent

On Tuesday Apple had their semi-annual new product announcement fest that in years past would have dominated the news. The big news this year? To be honest, the biggest news coming out of the Apple event was that there wasn’t much news, it barely got noticed, and didn’t dominate anything.

Apple makes OS X Mavericks upgrade free

It has been as understated as anything is on an Apple launch day, but if you upgrade to OS X Mavericks you won't have to pay a dime. The last time I did an OS X upgrade I had to pay $19. I am free of that shackle. Is this a shot across the bow of Microsoft or is it a reaction to Google's Android? 

Apple launches new iPads; they don't get any cheaper

The iPad Air was launched today and it is lighter and more powerful than its predecessors. Pricing? Same old, same old. The iPad Mini 2 with Retinal Display also made it out the gate but it's going to work out $100 more than the old versions. They will, no doubt, sell like crazy this holiday season, but you might want to think about Amazon and Google and what they have on deck.

Researchers debunk Apple's iMessage encryption in wake of NSA leaks

In a presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Quarckslab, a research company that specializes in addressing security problems, takes on Apple's assertion that it's iMessage technology can be trusted not to give up its secrets.

How the Kardashians set out to ruin the iPad 5 launch

The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.