Tech & Market Trends

How Apple and Google are Helping Cure Humanity’s  Diseases

  Apple announced the open-platform medical research tool ResearchKit on April 15, and while it was overshadowed by news of the Apple Watch, it’s a tool with staggering potential for… well… humanity. “We are incredibly confident that [ResearchKit] will have a profound impact on all of us,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at WWDC in …

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Project Titan: What We Know So Far About the Apple Car

Over the years, speculation over the next Apple product has become a way of life. Entire sites devote themselves to the dissemination of rumors and the aggregation of insider tidbits. Today I’ll pick apart the facts and rumors about the much-talked-about Apple Car. Wait, what? So I’m saying it’ll really happen? Yes, it’ll happen, and …

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What are the Different Options for Location Aware Mobile Apps?

Many product owners realize that location can play a huge role in an iOS or Android app. But there are many options and permissions to consider when building in location-awareness.  Location has a long history with the smartphone; it was even a key feature in the launch of the original iPhone. When the iPhone 3G …

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Why Uber, Snapchat and Tinder are So Successful Despite Themselves

  Mobile Apps have created a new generation of tech moguls. As with everything in mobile, app innovations move at lightning speeds, and so does the creation of billionaire entrepreneurs. Take 23-year old CEO and co-founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel. Snapchat has a current valuation of $10 billion. Just to get a little perspective, Spiegel …

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Apple Watch will be a huge win for Apple

While some are already pronouncing the flop of Apple Watch, I believe strongly that it will be a huge hit for Apple. Apple is no stranger to doubts. “Overpriced”, “Not any different from the small niche products in the market”, “only rabid fanboys will buy it”, “Unimpressive specs, poor battery life, dead in the water” …

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Microsoft’s Rigidity has Scarred Them

Microsoft is by any estimation a successful company and at a $380B market cap nobody would suggest otherwise. But over the past few years I’ve watched them go from an indomitable force to a company struggling to maintain its position. Why? Vanity Fair did an in-depth examination of the catastrophic effect of Steve Ballmer’s reign, …

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Mobile Apps that (Continue to) Surprise and Delight

With stellar design, advanced functionality, unprecedented success, surprising innovation, unsurpassed longevity or a combination of all, these are the apps that continue stand out in the sea of 1.5 million (and counting). Monument Valley Released by UsTwo in 2014, this surreal, interactive game turns perspective on its head in a visually exquisite programming achievement. It’s …

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