A funny thing happened the other day. I was sitting at my computer – a Dell XPS 13 – working my day job, which is for an iOS app developer. I carry an Android phone and I was sitting in the room where I keep my Echo Dot. I was sitting in a room with four digit assistants within earshot – Cortana, Siri, Google, and Amazon. So I decided to conduct a little experiment – and assistant showdown , if you will – as illustrated in these tweets.
Who won the Stanley Cup in 2016? Siri: The Penguins, beating the Sharks, this was the score of the last [...]
It has been 10 years since Steve Jobs stepped to the stage and changed the world. Is that hyperbole? Sure, but this is an Apple article after all. Just drinking the trillion dollar Kool-Aid. Anyway, like Apple or not, the iPhone changed the conversation in mobile technology for the next decade. At the time the iPhone was a killer device in a field where Blackberry, Palm, Microsoft, and Nokia were the big fish in the pond. And where are they now? So, you can be an Apple hater, but even the staunchest hater has to admit what the iPhone did to the industry.
So here we are, ten [...]
We’ve come to a bit of a crossroads lately. It’s like an intersection of bad for the folks at Google and we might just be at the point where we need to make a decision that could affect the future of technology. It’s time to decide what’s going to happen to tablets, and more accurately, Android tablets. This is the elephant that has been in the room for the past couple of years, so maybe it’s time to move the elephant out, so we have room for the Christmas tree.
Android tablets have never been all that popular. Some OEMs have made attempts at Android-powered tablets, but despite [...]
We live in a wonderful – or frightening – world, depending on how you look at it. We have gotten to the point where most real money is made of 1’s and 0’s in a computer, rather than wallet sized pictures of Presidents, or kings, or whatever face your currency bears. Are we better for this? I’ve asked myself this question over and over for the three years since I last carried cash with me. The benefit of not carrying money is it’s pretty much anywhere you need it to be. But in practice, how practical is it?
Actually, let’s take it a step further, shall we? Are we at the point [...]