Why conventional wisdom about Apple's failure to secure the living room is wrong.
The Apple TV appears to be an afterthought, but its iOS-based second generation may actually blaze Apple's trail into the connected living room.
Commentary: Why 2011 will be the year of iPad 2.
While it's tempting to see the battle between iOS-powered iPads and Android-powered tablets as close, Mark Sigal says the iPad 2 launch showed that Apple is blowing out the competition.
Commentary: Copy or theft? How Google set themselves up to get Bing’d.
Is Google's recent war of words with Microsoft a case of calling a thief out by name, or a matter of pot calling kettle black?
Lessons learned while building a top 20 ebook for the iPad.
"Rabbit and Turtle's Amazing Race" was featured by Apple (leading to a 3-5X bost in paid downloads) and for a time became one of the top grossing App Store ebooks. Mark Sigal discusses the lessons he learned while developing and marketing the title.
Ten years after an iPod powered rebirth, Apple's run continues unabated.
While it is almost heretical to challenge widely-held beliefs about loosely-coupled, open strategies prevailing over tightly-integrated, proprietary ones, Apple's debunking of conventional wisdom continues unabated. Love them or hate them, it helps to understand why they are winning.
We're on the cusp of the post-PC era, and Apple is pushing us there.
Follow the path that Apple has forged in creating a 100-million-device-strong iOS platform and ecosystem (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). Next, watch the seamless flow of tens of billions of consumer downloads from an iTunes and App Store marketplace that is backed by 150 million active credit cards. Whether you consider the emerging "it" a phone, a computer, a media player, a netbook or a gaming device, is it even a stretch to argue that Apple is on the cusp of completing the last mile to the Post-PC era?
Competitive lessons from the PC era don't always apply to mobile
It's human nature to look to the past to predict the future. That's why it's unsurprising to see knee-jerk conclusion that Apple iPhone vs Google Android will mirror the PC wars. Here's five reasons why this time, it's different.
iPad, iPhone and the future of computing
As the iPad descends upon us, it is fair to ask, "Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?" Depending upon whom you ask, the conclusions vary widely. The yin and yang of openness vs. integrated raises a fundamental question that underscores the battle being fought in the simmering industry battle between Apple and Google.
I think that it's great that Google is iterating Gmail, and actually improving an existing product versus rolling out something new and half-baked. Nonetheless, I am confused. I thought that Google Wave was destined to be the new Gmail, but after today, I am left wondering if Gmail is instead, the new Google Wave. Read more.