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Where’s the Halo Exactly?

Apple’s earnings noted a halo effect, a.k.a. as the iPhone as a gateway drug. Enterprise iPhone 4S activations spike, highlight Apple’s halo effect | ZDNet Since its release in 2007, the iPhone has served as the perfect gateway drug to other Apple products in the home. Apple is now seeing this among enterprise buyers too.… Read More

Return to iOS?

After more than a year away, I may have to go back to iOS. After upgrading my EVO to Cyanogenmod 7 (@cyanogen), the Gingerbread release, I’ve been having numerous issues, the biggest of which is that I’m not receiving all my calls, which kinda defeats the phone’s purpose. I know, shades of AT&T iPhone complaints.… Read More

Apps Don’t Matter, Seriously

Today, Robert Scoble (@scobleizer), one of the big proponents for apps mattering, responded to DHH’s (@DHH) assertion that core experience, not ancillary apps, matters most. Scoble’s main point is that people don’t want to look stupid so they buy the phone with the most “app potential” even if they don’t use these apps themselves. This… Read More

Apps Don’t Matter

Jason Grigsby (@grigs) put this seed in my head a couple weeks ago, and this post by DHH (@DHH) sums up the same essential point quite nicely, i.e. apps don’t matter. Ten apps is all I need – (37signals) Many pundits and bloggers like to point to apps as the main difference between iOS and… Read More

Square as a Trojan Horse

This is worth a read if you’re interested in the recent, rapid innovation in credit card purchasing. @chexton » Blog Archive » Why Square could be one of the greatest Trojan Horses in recent tech history My short-sighted question about the seemingly competing innovations of Square and NFC are succinctly addressed thusly: Firstly, although Square currently relies on… Read More

Competing Innovation in Credit Card Payments?

Two major developments, not surprises mind you, this week pertaining to credit card payments. First, Square announced Square Register, the next step in their quest to free merchants from expensive POS terminals. Square’s Disruptive New iPad Payments Service Will Replace Cash Registers I’m a big fan of Square and its conveniently tiny little doohickey, essentially a… Read More

More Fun with Gesture Controls

Hot on the heels of the Imaginary Phone comes this gesture-controlled music player/workout tracker. Adrien Guenette Might Be Onto Something With His Gesture-Controlled Music Player Interesting. Gestures seem to be all the rage among smart designers, but will they catch mainstream attention? Probably not until Apple builds them into the next generation of iPhones, he… Read More

Frustrations with Android and iOS

Thought this was a funny observation about the equally frustrating but different aspects of owning Android phones and iPhones. Via Geekosystem h/t fnordramen Coincidentally, I spent about half a day last week upgrading to CyanogenMod (@cyanogen), which is still the closest thing to running vanilla Android if you’re not rocking a Nexus One or Nexus S. The latest version,… Read More

Android Gaining Among the Young

Nielsen released some mobile statistics, which set off the usual ink-spill, and yes, I know I’m also guilty. As noted previously by Jason Grigsby (@grigs), not all analysis is created equal. Anyway, among other things is this observation: Trends Show Android Gaining Among The Young And Vivacious I had the misfortune of eavesdropping on a… Read More

Thoughts on the Tablet Market

Very interesting post, especially as the Motorola Xoom finishes its first week of sales. Why operators will find it hard to sell tablets | asymco When the iPad was announced and ultimately released, a very common phrase thrown about was that it’s “a large iPhone.” More accurately, the iPhone is “a small iPad.” Even though… Read More

Cheap and Smart Phones

In case you haven’t noticed, the smartphone has begun trickling down and replacing, for lack of a better word, dumb phones. Case in point, the Huawei Ascend, which runs Android 2.1 and can be bought without a contract, i.e. unsubsidized, from Cricket for $150. The service costs $55 a month, including, well everything. Not too… Read More