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November Brings the Perfect Storm for Tablet Buyers

generictablet.jpgOctober saw its traditional raft of mobile device launches, but November is when the sales will really fly. It's when all those buying for the holidays enter the market.

With Black Friday looming, expect buy buttons to be clicked and registers rung at record speeds. And it is likely to be tablets all the way as second and third screens become the norm in homes and among the most requested tech gift ideas. 

With so many high-class models to choose from, the field has never been more open. So which will win in the battle for sales?

Google+ Upgrades Hangouts and Photos

Thumbnail image for image-google+locationsharing-2013.png Google+ has a reputation for being a bit barren for many users. But it just made several upgrades that could improve the user experience. Now there’s the ability to schedule a Hangout On Air and backup photos via auto syncing for iOS.

While we don’t see Google+ becoming the most popular place to share photos, that hasn’t stopped the company from taking dead aim at the Facebook and Instagram. Facebook has long been the go-to place for so called frictionless sharing of photos with friends and family, but Google+ updates like backup syncing of photos on iOS devices could prove to be a streamlined way to manage an incoming photo stream.

Nokia Back in Smartphone Game with 8.8 Million Units Sold in Q3

Customer Experience, Mobile, Nokia Back in Smartphone Game with $8.8M Quarterly SalesNokia's play to stay in the smartphone game is paying off as buyers flock to its wide range of Windows Phone 8 devices packing great camera technology. 

With its upcoming acquisition by Microsoft, the $7.2  billion deal looks to be a good value with sales increasing by a million per quarter and some hot new models on the way. 

Apple Releases Strong Q4 Earnings on the Back of iPhone 5S Sales

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Apple has just announced storming sales of 33.8 million iPhones for its latest fourth quarter results, with iPad sales down a bit at 14.1 million, as buyers awaited the latest models, a similar fate that affected the Mac line-up.

On the money side, the company saw $37.5 billion revenue, quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, adding an extra $9.9 billion to its cash mountain. We'll listen to the earnings call and follow up with any details.

Google Nexus 5 Looking All White, Phone Just Days from Release

nexus5_300.jpgWe've already seen the the Nexus 5 phone in black, thanks to leaks last week from Google. Now images are floating around of the phone stylish white, with the chatter coalescing around a Nov. 1 release date. More scurrilous chatter also suggests a full-size tablet, a Nexus 10 model, is also on the way.

Meanwhile, LG has shown off another curved smartphone for Korean users, suggesting that curved will be an option in most price ranges next year.

Apple vs. Microsoft: the Buyers Will Decide

A row is brewing between the two tech titans, initiated by Apple's' comments about "confusion" among its rivals during the recent iPad unveiling. Microsoft shot back, claiming "standardization" and "productivity" are on its side. Who do you think is right  — or should both companies shut up and just let consumers decide? 

Apple's Tablet Moves Please Analysts

If the key to a financial analyst's heart is profit margin, then Apple did a good job yesterday of reassuring Wall Street with its roll out of new products. That's because it introduced new iPads with higher prices.

New iOS Update Adds iCloud Keychain, Improves Search, Fixes Bugs

After the drama of a pair of slightly thinner, more powerful iPads, its back to the more prosaic stuff at Apple. The new iOS 7.0.3 update adds the keychain feature to store multiple passwords, improves searching from the Spotlight and fixes several other bugs and gremlins in the system. 

Creating Value from Chaos: Defining and Encouraging Innovation

1375251_600129090029481_1666320026_n.jpg Think about a company like Apple and you probably think, accurately or not, about innovation. We're always waiting for the next big thing. The new. The unusual. The useful. The latest innovation.

"Innovation" is as big of a buzzword as "big data" -- and just as hard to define. Blame it on the very nature of innovation: to innovate means to create change, which, by necessity, implies breaking rules, making mistakes and upsetting the status quo. So how do you define change … and, more importantly, why should you bother?

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Apple Amps Up MacBooks & iPads, But Leaves Market Wanting

Before we talk about what Apple announced today, let's first talk about what it did not announce. There was no giant iTV, there was no iWatch and there was no funky collapsible keyboard.

In other words, the army of speculative pundits got it wrong. Apple mostly announced a series of improvements to their existing line: Faster, lighter and sleeker MacBooks and iPads, with new chips and prices.

Apple Is Live Streaming Today's iPad Event

ipadmini2event.jpgGet ready to sit back and relax as Apple makes a video stream available for the world to watch it show off its latest tablets. 

You'll need a Mac, iOS device or Apple TV to join in the fun as the company unveils its winter line-up of Macs and who knows what else.

Day of the Tablets: Apple, Nokia, Microsoft Go Head-to-Head

In a rare alignment of technology and marketing muscle, there will be a major face-off in the tablet world tomorrow.  Nokia will unveil the first Windows Phone phablet while Apple unveils the next generation iPads in a quest to maintain its dominance.

But Microsoft has the most to lose as it tries to boost interest in the Windows RT operating system with the arrival of Surface 2 devices on the shelves. 

 

Brands Take the Reins from Retail

Customer Experience, Brands Take the Reins from RetailI’m an Apple fanboy.

Apple Confirms iPad Unveiling Event for Next Week

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Apple has confirmed that it will host an event next week where we will likely see the new iPad models unveiled alongside new Mac models with OS X Mavericks. With the tag line, "We still have a lot to cover" does Apple have more than just hardware updates to show, or is something more interesting afoot?

Apple iPad Event Coming Soon, Any Excitement Left in the Tank?

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The next generations of iPad and iPad mini will be unveiled by Apple on 22 October according to reports, which tie-in neatly with the company's schedule from last year. The question is, can Apple generate even a smidgeon in interest from a tablet market where hype is now pretty much hard to come by. More likely to generate interest is OS X Mavericks if Apple can do something radical in the notebook market. 

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