Last week, for the first time, I closed all 3 activity rings on my watch/phone. The Red ring is for calories burnt due to movement, the Yellow ring is for minutes of exercise, and the Blue-ish ring is for standing at least 1 minute every hour. The ring that gives me the most trouble is… Continue reading Three Ring Week
Scott Galloway presented How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Manipulate Our Emotions as a TED Talk.
After last week’s incident I decided to get an Apple Watch and try to get into the Apple/Stanford Heart Study. I thought about other options of fitness trackers, but the last couple I’ve tried didn’t last long enough. Between the 3 Nike Bands and 3 Fitbits I’ve had I don’t think any have lasted 15… Continue reading Apple Watch
Steven Petrow wrote I Got Hacked Mid-Air While Writing an Apple-FBI Story for USA Today. It’s a different look at the encryption debate gaining notoriety thanks to the Apple-FBI argument.
I didn’t expect a follow up to Pressure is a Privilege to come so soon or from the business world, but then Apple posted their quarterly results. Revenue was $49.6B, up from $37.4B the same quarter a year ago, and profit of $10.7B, up from $7.4B. iPhone sales were 47.5 million, up 35% from the… Continue reading Business Pressure is a Privilege
A little over a week ago I updated to Yosemite. At first most of the things I noticed are aesthetic changes and my computer waking from sleep must faster. That was before I updated my devices to iOS 8, which is required for what I think will end up being the most useful and visible… Continue reading OS X Yosemite & iOS 8.1
I’d like to see the major internet companies get together and buy Time Warner Cable. Specifically the companies that indirectly profit from an easily accessible and fast internet like Google, Netflix, and Facebook, that worry about net neutrality and Comcast buying Time Warner Cable. I’d really like to see a couple of the other cash rich… Continue reading Leading the Internet by Example
His wife said no, but Apple Said Yes.
We’ve come to a strange point in time when a company restricts how many of their product the customer can buy and will not let them pay cash for the product. This was the sentiment when Apple made it so customers could not buy more than 2 iPhones and could not pay cash for them.… Continue reading The iPhone
I’ve been asked about Apple’s iPhone many times over the past few months and have decided to share portions of these conversations with you. The most popular question is people asking me “Are you going to buy the iPhone?”, to which I reply “no”. As much as I like Apple, plan on switching to an… Continue reading Apple iPhone
People seem to love predictions so I’m going to make a few business predictions I can see happening in the next year or so. First is the one that gave me the idea of writing this post; Google buying Adobe. Imagine 2 of our favorite Silicon Valley brands combining and giving us on- and off-line… Continue reading Corporate Predictions