Apple TV and the Threat of Heightened Expectations

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The fanboyism is in full swing for Apple TV.  There are a lot of high expectations, but of course history teaches us that Apple can never stay ahead for long in hardware because they’re just one company, so software is the obvious selling point.  What is the real selling point in the Apple TV’s software?… Continue reading Apple TV and the Threat of Heightened Expectations

Amazon is No Apple

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I could be wrong, and history would judge me harshly for it, but I’m going to say it:  Jeff Bezos is no Steve Jobs and never will be.  The success of the Kindle Fire is leading to speculation that Amazon is the new gang buster in tablet town, a viable opponent to Apple, Google, and… Continue reading Amazon is No Apple

Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The folks at Microsoft have lost their minds, at least if the rumors are true that Microsoft plans to bring MS Office to the Apple iPad in 2012.  Why would they do anything so downright suicidal?  Do they want Apple to win?  If so, Microsoft Office for iPad is one way of ensuring they do.… Continue reading Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I’m frequently amazed by the decline of tech journalism.  Amazon’s Kindle Fire may be the finest, or most infamous, example.  Lauded by the media, site unseen, as an “iPad killer”, it was sold by media-driven hysteria to millions of users, told it was the finest tablet since the iPad.  Now that the Fire is here we… Continue reading The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The media and blogosphere is going wild with news that the ITC has ordered an injunction against the shipment of certain HTC devices¬†running the Android operating system. ¬†As usual the Apple fanbois have overstated the significance of the ruling, Android fans are perhaps a bit too quick to dismiss any significance, and uninformed tech journalists… Continue reading Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories