Category Archives: Hardware

A Breath Of Fresh Air (yeah, sorry)

I’m typing this on my brand spanking new iPad Air. I gotta tell ya – this thing is amazing and IMHO well worth upgrading for every iPad owner, even those considering a switch to the mini. That’s how great a … Continue reading

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IDC: PC shipments in Q1 faced their steepest known drop to date

Wow (!) This is astonishing. The size of the drop in sales is humongous and reminiscent of when CDs got Napstered…

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A Television from Apple? Part II

I'm pretty firm in my belief that Apple will not release a television. However, I'm equally firm in my belief that Apple will get into the “television business” in a big way. The question is, how? I think the answer … Continue reading

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A Television from Apple? Part I

Apple has long inspired one of the largest and most rabid rumor cultures of any company on earth. Potential new products are speculated about at length, sometimes for years. Some eventually come to fruition as shipping products (iPhone, iPad) while … Continue reading

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PC Sales Continue to Shrink at the Hands of Tablets

You don't need a table like the one above (courtesy of Gartner via Engadget) to see what's happening in tech sales today. You simply need to look around. More and more people are discovering that tablets – especially the iPad … Continue reading

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My Early Take on the iPad Mini, and the iPad “4″

First, 100 million iPads sold to date. 100 MILLION! In two and a half years. That's absolutely stunning, and phenomenal, and way beyond my wildest expectations. I think it also speaks to a far greater degree of PC cannibalization than … Continue reading

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My last minute guess at the iPad Mini’s starting price is…

…$249 See you tomorrow.

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The iPad Mini. The Goldilocks Device?

The rumors are now rampant. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that mass production is underway. So what's an iPad Alone guy, who uses an iPad as his primary computer, think about the iPad Mini? To be honest, I'm conflicted. … Continue reading

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iPads in schools: a missed opportunity (?)

Here’s an interesting piece discussing the use of iPads in schools, and the (thus far) missed opportunity for Apple to really push iPads into the education market. The premise is interesting: Apple should be offering educational bundles…keyboard docks, cases, app … Continue reading

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iPad sales vs. Mac portable sales. Wow.

Apple recently announced yet another quarterly result filled with all manner of shocking metrics including a whopping 17 million iPads sold. That's astonishing by itself, though frankly the sales numbers have been so astonishing for so long that I've ceased … Continue reading

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