Archive for October, 2012

Surface, and the Evolution of iOS

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The Surface tablet is going to have a bigger impact than I think we’re giving it credit for. It represents a real shift in the computer landscape that will only become apparent in two or three years. And I think iOS needs to respond. Surface is going to sell well. It will do so because […]

Apple, Google, and Mobile Maps

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

We all love Google Maps. Google pours a lot of effort and money into making their maps the best, but they’ve gone way beyond what users need and expect from maps. Google Earth, Street View, satellite mapping, 3D mapping, it’s all incredibly cool stuff. But in many ways, it’s overkill. If the job to be […]

Kindle Paperwhite Illumination

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

I had two concerns when I preordered the Kindle Paperwhite, and they were both related to the new built-in screen lighting. The first was that because the light was actually built into the screen, instead of shining on the screen from externally, that in a dark room, the eye strain would be similar to reading […]