Tag Archives: tech

Apple Makes Profits, Everyone Else Fights for Scraps

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple earned 92% of the profits in the smartphone market last quarter: Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, up from 65% a year earlier, estimates Canaccord Genuity managing director Mike Walkley. Samsung Electronics Co. took 15%, […]

The Global PC Market is Shrinking Quite a Bit

Global PC market shrinks 11.8% year-over-year: With shipments totaling nearly 16.4 million PCs in 2Q15, the U.S. market shrank -3.3% from the same quarter a year ago. Although most vendors saw volume decline, gains from Apple and Lenovo helped limit the overall decline. As someone who has been following the company since the mid-90s, it’s […]

Apple Doesn’t Have to Play the Free Music Game

The Great Apple Music Pivot – Above Avalon Apple Music’s family plan option will give the service life, but more is needed. The free music subscription model will eventually be too difficult for Apple to ignore. I disagree entirely. How many times has Apple refused to play the same race-to-the-bottom game with the rest of […]

Slickwraps vs. dbrand Skins: Which Is Right For You?

Updated March 2017: I bought a new dbrand skin and made a video for it. Do you love your smartphone but wish it was just a little different? Maybe it could use more grip or maybe it needs a splash of color to stand out. The phone case market has happily taken care of these […]

Not Your Father’s Apple

Ian Rogers announced the details of Apple Music’s launch on his blog today: Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 at 8am PT Tuesday, June 30th and listen to the first Beats 1 broadcast at 9am PT. A few hours later, Eddy Cue took to Twitter to answer some questions from the people: […]