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Is Apple Doomed?

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Apple is doomed by 2020, venture capitalist Fred Wilson told interviewer Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. “I think they’re just too rooted to the hardware,” Wilson said. “And I think that hardware is increasingly becoming more commodity. They don’t have anything in the cloud to speak of, and the stuff they have in the cloud I think is largely not good.” He doesn’t believe that Apple thinks about the cloud—and handling data within the… continue…

Are Tablets in Decline Already?

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For years, Apple CEO Tim Cook used his company’s earnings calls to tout the rising fortunes of the iPad, which he claimed would eventually overtake the market for traditional PCs. But on Apple’s April 23 earnings call, Cook spent a few minutes doing the exact opposite: pushing back against the perception that the iPad’s fortunes have turned increasingly anemic. Sales of the tablet “came in at the high end of our expectations, but we realized they were below analyst estimates,”… continue…

5 Alternatives to Office for iPad

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Microsoft finally decided to bite the (proverbial) bullet and release Office for iPad, with a catch: anyone who downloads Word, Excel, or PowerPoint for Apple’s popular tablet will need to purchase an Office 365 subscription if they want to actually edit documents. Had Microsoft released Office for iPad a few years back, it might have instantly seized a considerable portion of the tablet-productivity market. As it stands, however, “iOffice” is now something of an underdog, albeit one jacked on serious… continue…

Smartwatch Wars Kick Off with Moto 360

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Google (and Motorola) are wasting no time with this “smartwatch” trend. continue…

Is Apple Cutting iPhone 5C Price a Sign of Desperation?

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Apple first rolled out the iPhone 5C in 2013 as a lower-cost alternative to the iPhone 5S. Why cut its price again? continue…

Steve Jobs Denied Apple at Work On a Television: Report

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A new book suggests that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, contrary to earlier reports, was not working on a next-gen television set. continue…

Apple Patent Suggests Sporty Focus for “iWatch”

Apple’s invention aims to provide an accurate measure of how far and fast a person moves. continue…

Microsoft Dumping License Fees for Windows Phone?

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Giving Windows Phone to manufacturers for free could help boost customer adoption, but there are no guarantees. continue…

Apple’s iOS 8 Will Focus on Improved Maps

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Apple’s attempt to create a robust Google Maps rival continues. continue…

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: Future King of a Dead Market?

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The days of an iPod clone doing iPod-like business might be over. continue…