Want to hear one of the smartest minds in tech opening his mouth and saying something eye-rollingly dumb? Check out Bill Gates telling CNBC that the iPad is being “held back” by its lack of physical keyboard and, of course, Microsoft Office.
Explaining Microsoft’s rationale for the Microsoft Surface — a device which literally commands a 0.0% global market share — Gates told CNBC that he believed that in the future, [Read More...]
You may remember a post I wrote a while back about the Pentagon’s plan to get mobile devices working on military networks, and how we were able to ascertain that yes, they were working on testing iPhones and iPads and no, they were not planning on jettisoning support for Blackberry devices.
According to Spencer Ackerman at Wired today, iPads will finally have passed the rigorous security review set out by the US [Read More...]
Now days, if you’re a carrier and you’re not selling the iPhone, you’re kind of screwed. As T-Mobile became the last of the four major U.S. carriers to start selling the iPhone earlier this year, smaller carriers like Cricket and U.S. Cellular have been trying to attract customers with cheaper phone and data rates.
Along with expanding its LTE offerings to over 86% of it’s customer [Read More...]
The International Data Corporation (IDC), an firm that analyzes tech trends around the globe, released its quarterly Worldwide Tablet Market Study today, showing that tablet sales show no signs of slowing down any time soon.
The study shows that tablet shipments have increased 142 percent year over year for Q1 2013. Tablet shipments totaled 49.w million units in this first quarter, surging past the entire first two quarters of 2012 combined.
All [Read More...]
There was a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) last week which concluded that voice-to-text apps, like Siri, offer no benefit over standard texting. In fact, they say, reaction time nearly doubled when using these types of apps.
Adam Cheyer, guy that helped create Siri, however, begs to differ.
Cheyer told Wade Roush over at XConomy that the testing done with Siri (and Vlingo, an Android speech-to-text app) was conducted [Read More...]
Along with posting its Q2 2013 Financial Results, Apple also announced today it will double the Capital Return Program that has been paying dividends back to investors since it began last year.
Apple says it will use a total of $ 100 billion of cash under the calendar program until the end of 2015.
Here’s the full press release:
CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”April 23, 2013â€”AppleÂ® today announced that its Board [Read More...]
Before theÂ disastrousÂ launch of Apple Maps, one of Apple’s biggest failures of all-time was the launch of MobileMe. Apple set a group of engineers out to rebrand .Mac and create a new cloud-based product that totally fell over the night it launched.
Steve Jobs famously met with the entire MobileMe team in the campus auditorium and fired the manger of the project on the spot. Then he told everyone, “you’veÂ tarnished Apple’s reputation … [Read More...]
The future of computing might be in wearable computers like Google Glass and the rumored Apple iWatch, but you’re still going to have to wait before getting to try them out.
Google has never commented on a launch date for Google Glass, but Eric Schmidt says it’s not that far away. In an interview for BBC Radio 4′s “World at One” today, Schmidt says that he thinks the consumer version of Google [Read More...]
If you can’t beat ‘em, talk trash.
That’s seems to be the popular sentiment among technologies most powerful companies, and Microsoft’s head executive for Windows Phone has been all too happy to do a little ribbing on Apple and Android lately.
At the All Things D conference yesterday, Terry Myerson, Â took to the stage to talk about the future of Windows Phone, but he also took a few shots at [Read More...]
Sergey Brin is an odd dude. He’s also filthy rich, which allows him to embrace all that oddness by working on crazy projects like Google Glass. Brin also thinks that using a smartphone is weird and totally “emasculating.” But you know what’s not emasculating at all? Driving around in a pink batmobile Telsa with Chrome logos on your chrome hubcaps.
Ryan MacÂ postedÂ this picture of the Google co-founder rolling around LinkedIn HQ [Read More...]