Apple's new 7" tablet has been criticized for being overpriced relative to its competitors. But the device's value has nothing to do with its Bill of Materials.
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Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
Apple's fifth generation iPad, due presumably in early 2014, really needs to up the ante on what is widely considered to be a very incremental improvement over the iPad 3.
The future of personal computing is one that is cloud-centric, and utilizes inexpensive, power-efficient and disposable mobile, desktop and set-top devices.
I didn't realize that I had an addictive and compulsive personality until my wife caught up with my in-app purchases.
Are electronic wallet services on mobile devices the wave of the future? Or will physical cash and credit cards still be king when used in brick and mortar stores?
The miserable iOS 6 Maps rollout has given Apple a dose of reality orientation and badly-needed humility -- when arrogance has been the company's operating principle. But at the end of the day, Cupertino will prevail.
So you bought a beautiful new iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S3. Are you planning to use it without a protective case? Then you're living dangerously.
Research in Motion needs compelling devices, excited consumers and strong developer commitment if the company has any chance at all in chasing a saturated mobile operating system market dominated by Apple, Google and even Microsoft.
For over two years I was seduced by the tremendous potential of Google's Open Source mobile operating system. Until I finally realized many of Android's redeeming features were perverted by the lies of false prophets.
The most recent iOS 6 update has exposed a critical weakness in Apple's armor for their mobile devices, and that's mapping and geolocation services.