Recently I visited Japan. The last time I visited was in 2010. Japan has always been known for it’s electronics and technology so I was looking forward to seeing how it’s changed in four years and how it differs from the U.S. These are just my personal observations so they may not be indicative of actual trends or market share figures.
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments
Create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 without coding.
The biggest issue facing Windows and Windows Phone is the relative scarcity of apps compared to Android and iOS. Microsoft faces an uphill battle in attempting to sway companies and mobile developers into building apps for Windows Phone.
One of the offerings created to help close this gap is called App Studio. App Studio was first released last…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:16am — 1 Comment
About a year ago Adobe announced that it would be ending their Creative Suite offering, rebranding their applications under the Creative Cloud. Customers would no longer be able to pay once for most of the main Adobe software and use it forever. Instead they now need to pay monthly and will no longer be able to use the software if they stop paying. I don’t use Adobe software extensively, but there are times when I need to so I decided to try it out for a year using their…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments
The Mac turned 30 today. Happy Birthday, Mac! Apple has been through ups and downs in those 30 years, but now they are one of the most successful companies in the world. That’s thanks in large part to the success of their iPods, iPhones and iPads, but the Mac remains a mainstay of Apple’s product…Continue
Posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments
Do you have a smartphone? Chances are you do. Whether it is an iPhone, an Android phone or any one of the many other smartphones out there it is clear that the age of the feature phone (dumbphone) is past. This year, for the first time, smartphone sales have exceeded dumbphone sales worldwide.
The explosion of smartphones is due to the steady march of technology getting better and lowering costs. Smartphones have dropped in cost from $600+ in the early 2000’s…Continue
Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment