iPad Mini: Bring It!

Rumors of a smaller iPad has been swirling for many months now. With smaller and less expensive devices like the Kindle and the Fire making some headway in the tablet market, there’s been much speculation that Apple would make a decisive move to head off the competition and release a more affordable device. It seems […]

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August 29, 2012

Considering An App? Then Consider These App Development Tips

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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August 27, 2012

Incorporating Tablet Technology into Education

As the parent of two children, I’m particularly aware of the role of technology their classroom. The school and the PTA have pushed hard via fundraisers and at back-to-school nights to inform parents about various technology initiatives and as an infrequent volunteer in their classrooms, I know that their daily activities include desktop computers, audio […]

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August 9, 2012

Giant Interactive Expands into the Public Sector

It’s said that public agencies, the government and non-profits are an entirely untapped market which many businesses overlook in their normal course of business. Having worked for a couple companies in my career which actively eschewed the public sector in business development because it was ‘too hard’, I’m pleased to note that this is an […]

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July 26, 2012

The Future of iOS Is Now in the Hands of Children

There’s been big news in the iOS world recently. The tech world was set abuzz by the news coming out of the WWDC, including the the announcement of iOS 6 and the many upgrades contained therein. Following Apple news updates is a cottage industry in itself — I won’t attempt to out-do or summarize all […]

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June 21, 2012

Tablets and Smartphones As Agents of Change

It’s true. In a few short years, tablet and smartphone have had a profound effect on how we consume media, find information and relate to one another. We are intimately connected with our mobile device, particularly when watching TV, and this has fundamentally changed how people are using the oldest of media-delivery devices. MESA noted […]

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May 3, 2012

Will The Shift To Streaming Via Mobile Devices Help Sustain Physical Media?

The ‘connect anywhere’ capabilities of tablets and smartphones are enabling a revolution in how content is consumed and, in turn, changing how viewers interact with that content. Could these shifts in consumer behavior have the secondary effect of helping to sustain physical media? Increasingly, viewers are leaving the living room TV behind and using their […]

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April 24, 2012

Seriously…an 8″ iPad? Wait, that’s not a bad idea…

On its face, it seems a little silly be considering a ‘mini’ iPad. Yet the more I think about it, the better I like it. For reading and video, the 9.875″ iPad is a pretty comfortable size, big enough to provide detail and display ‘real estate’, yet small enough to be manageable. Yet I do […]

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February 14, 2012