Nexus Event 2015: A New Kind of Google

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google revealed a lot of things at their 2015 Nexus Event yesterday, including a playful sense of humor when it comes to poking their competition, but the most important thing on display was the thing they never mentioned by name: Sundar Pichai’s Google. As incoming CEO of a company now joining a larger conglomerate known… Continue reading Nexus Event 2015: A New Kind of Google

Beyond Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

Published on Author Eli Fennell

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss Tomorrow, the world of Mobile SEO changes forever as Google rolls out a new, mobile-friendly algorithm for mobile… Continue reading Beyond Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

Amazon Kindle Coins: For the Love of God, Why?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Amazon today launched their highly anticipated Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire users, marking the occasion by giving both existing and new users 500 free coins (worth $5).  The coins are good for purchasing apps, and for in-app purchases, but not for content. All of which leaves me scratching my head and wondering: what the heck is Amazon… Continue reading Amazon Kindle Coins: For the Love of God, Why?

Facebook Home: A Home for Facebook Advertisers Only

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Photo Credit: Android Police Yesterday Facebook showed off their much-hyped Facebook Home, and the HTC First, a mid-range smartphone that showcases the project by putting it front-and-center on the device.  The reaction has been somewhat mixed. Everyone seems to agree some extreme users (“read: fanatic“, as CNET’s +Jessica Dolcourt says) of Facebook may love it.  Assuming it’s good,… Continue reading Facebook Home: A Home for Facebook Advertisers Only

Why the iPad Mini is a Failure

Published on Author Eli Fennell

There’s a common narrative, in the tech media, about Apple.  It’s partly exaggeration, but partly true. The narrative is as follows: Apple finds some technology market in desperate need of a polish job, something perhaps on the threshold of being revolutionary but not quite there yet. Apple puts their design brains to work and magics… Continue reading Why the iPad Mini is a Failure

Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Case Review

Published on Author Eli Fennell

 Discuss on Google+ Last year I bought a Nexus 7 Android tablet.  Since then I have been on a quest to find the perfect case for it.  The task isn’t easy.  On the one hand, the Nexus 7 is such a nice tablet in itself that it seems genuinely a shame to have to encase… Continue reading Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Case Review

Does Apple Have a Point About Design? Part 2: Operating Systems

Published on Author Eli Fennell

  Discuss on Google+ iPhone vs. Android is the “Coke vs. Pepsi” of the mobile world.  They’re different, but are they different enough to distinguish at a glance? This, I think, was the source of Steve Jobs’ ire with Android.  If you own an Android, you’ve probably experienced someone glancing at your device and asking,… Continue reading Does Apple Have a Point About Design? Part 2: Operating Systems

September 12th, 2012: The Day the iPhone Changed… Nothing

Published on Author Eli Fennell

  Discuss on Google+ The yearly mating display Apple puts on when it launches the iPhone is over, and all that’s left now is for the dust to settle.  A few times in a generation, Apple launches a product that sends shockwaves through the technology market, pitting rivals old and new in a race for… Continue reading September 12th, 2012: The Day the iPhone Changed… Nothing

Is A Cease-Fire Near in the Mobile Patent Wars?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Image Credit: Dan Matutina Discuss on Google+ Signs May Point to Android-Apple Settlement If you’re closely following developments in the ongoing “patent warfare” between Apple and Google’s Android OEM partners, it probably seems like a peaceful settlement in the patent wars is as far away as it has ever been, if not further.  But are there… Continue reading Is A Cease-Fire Near in the Mobile Patent Wars?

The Branding of Mobile

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Something is happening in the mobile market, something which never happened in the PC market, or not to the same degree, at least: brands are releasing their own devices and platforms, even brands in some cases with no previous interest in consumer electronics. Amazon has the Kindle Fire and a coming smartphone; Facebook is rumored… Continue reading The Branding of Mobile