Monthly Archives: "September 2013"

In a follow-up to his earlier piece – What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong,  Ben Thompson of Stratechery is on the offense again with another post titled – Obsoletive.  In his new post Ben Thompson is reinforcing his theory that the low-end  disruption only happens in the business to business market and not the consumer market. First off, Ben Thompson highlighted that Christensen did acknowledge that he was wrong about the iPhone by pointing to the following article in the New Yorker (subscription needed): One CEO who never asked for his help, despite his admiration for The Innovator’sRead More

Posted On September 30, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple Cutting Samsung’s Share of A8 Chip Production

The Verge (via  Korean daily Hankyung) is reporting that Apple will be cutting Samsung’s share of their next-generation A8 Chip. According to the report most of the order will go to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), according to sources. “TSMC will be responsible for 60 to 70 percent of the manufacturing of the A8 processor, with the remainder going to Samsung,” Amar Toor. “The South Korea-based company has reportedly signed a deal to manufacture the chip, though it the contract is estimated to cover just 30 to 40 percent of total production for theRead More
Steve Cheney – blogger and all round nice guy was interviewed by Eric Jackson of Forbes. If you are interested in the innards of  how Apple Inc. works, Steve Cheney blog should be in your Feedly Feed. Among other things, Steve Cheney had this to say about Apple iPhone business and market share: Q: What’s your take on how they’re handling their expansion into China, India, and other emerging markets? Their recent 5C pricing decision seemed to be a commitment to the high-end of the market while leaving the low toRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Jay Yarow: iOS 7 Is A Roaring Success Against All Odds

[quote cite=”Jay Yarow” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com/most-impressive-thing-about-apples-new-iphone-software-it-works-really-well-2013-9″] Apple released iOS 7, a complete remake of the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad’s operating system, last week. iOS 7 had the potential to be a complete and utter disaster for Apple. It was tossing out Steve Jobs’ design, which featured life-like illustrations, in favor of a simpler design that had none of those. It was, in many ways, the first truly post-Steve Jobs product Apple released. iOS 7 is not a disaster, though. It’s a success. A smash hit, if measured byRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

30 Must-See Slow Motion Videos Taken With iPhone 5s

[quote cite=”CNET” url=”http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57605103-93/fifteen-more-must-see-iphone-5s-slow-motion-videos/”] The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size. Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their initial weekend with the device. Now we’ve put together another 15 that show off what people are doing when slowing down videos to a fourth of their speed. Read on to get up to speed with the weird world of slow-mo.[/quote] Can’t wait to get my iPhone 5s to testRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech News

Vertigate: iOS 7 Causing Motion Sickness

Phillip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune Tech Apple 2.0 highlights what it means to be a successful company like Apple.   [quote cite=”Philip Elmer-DeWitt ” url=”http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/09/28/apple-ios-motion-vertigo/”]You knew there’d be something. Last year it was the iPhone app that replaced Google Maps. In 2010 it was the iPhone 4’s external antenna. In 2011, with the introduction iPhone 4S, the headlines were dominated by Steve Jobs, who died the next day. If there has ever been a product launch in the modern history of Apple (AAPL) that didn’t backfire — at least in the headlinesRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Microsoft News

Video of Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye to Microsoft

The Verge Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has always been a speaker and performer like no other — his absolute enthusiasm for his company is electric in person, turning ordinary corporate events into raw displays of emotion that are often criticized but never forgotten. Say what you want about Ballmer, this guy really loves Microsoft. Great to such passion from a CEO!Read More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Samsung Addresses EU Concerns in Antitrust Probe

Samsung Addresses EU Concerns in Antitrust Probe Reuters reporting on the news that Samsung has broker a deal with the European Commission over its abuse of SEP. [quote cite=”Andrew Longstreth and Karen Freifeld” url=”http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE98R00B20130928″] Samsung Electronics Co on Friday offered remedies that may settle a European Union probe over whether it breached antitrust rules through its use of patent lawsuits against rival Apple Inc. “Samsung has agreed to propose commitments that will be market tested,” EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a speech in New York on Friday. “WeRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Apple Is Doom Because… 1.0

Apple Is Doom Because.. 1.0 Here we have another Apple is doom article. This time the reason given for Apple’s demise is Samsung. [quote cite=”Ashraf Eassa” url=”http://m.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/27/apple-has-a-samsung-problem”] Apple’s products are excellent and are best-of-class at the high end, but the writing is on the wall for the high end: It’s stagnant at best and set to decline at worst. Samsung may not bring a truly innovative device in the same way that Apple’s laser-focused engineers are able to in their yearly product launches, but it can sure flood the marketRead More
Matt-Cutts

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Matt Cutts Not Using Google Keep; What About You?

Matt Cutts confessed that he is not using his company’s Google Keep service in his current work flow. [quote cite=”Matt Cutts” url=”http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/todo-list-tips/”] I can already imagine someone asking “Okay, but what about Google Keep?” I’m not opposed to Google Keep, but at this point I’ve found various third-party solutions that interoperate with Google Tasks and work well for me on Chrome and Android. Plus I already have my data in Google Tasks, so for the time being I like these solutions for Google Tasks. [/quote]Read More

Posted On September 27, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech Quotes

IPhone 5c Already Selling at a Discount in China

IPhone 5c Already Selling at a Discount in China [quote cite=”Caijing” url=”http://english.caijing.com.cn/2013-09-26/113351219.html”]iPhone 5c with 16 G storage is sold at 3699 yuan (about $604) Thursday at a store on Tmall, the country’s largest B2C retail platform, down from the original price of 4488 yuan (about $733).[/quote] Here we have a purported photographic evidence to support this claim. C Technology: Phone 5c BNM internal staff purchase price 3550 yuan.Read More

Posted On September 27, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

New Space Gray iPad Mini 2 Rear Enclosure Surfaces

Sonny Dickson has published new images of the purported rear enclosure of the iPad mini 2. This follows an earlier post of the iPad 5 Space Gray rear enclosure. Based on the leaks, it’s almost a given that the next generation iPad mini and 9.7-inch iPad will have a new Space Gray color. Earlier today, purported images of the Gold iPad mini with Touch ID were leaked online. However, the legitimacy of the images is highly questionable, given the fact that the device appears fully assembled. Currently we are only seeing rearRead More