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Do We Need Just Another Chat App? No, We Need MessageMe

Yes, I am going to tell you about another messaging app that you need to download, and you are going to roll your eyes–why are you even reading on? The fact is that MessageMe, yes, another chat app–is my favorite app of 2013 by a huge margin. The world of third party messaging apps is a […]

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Review–Moshi Concerti iPad Case (2, 3rd Gen)

I have been trying out the Moshi Concerti as my  full time case for my iPad (3rd Generation) for over a month now. I have tested the case for so long partially because I wanted to do a substantive review, but mostly because I am lazy and have trouble making time to blog.   As anyone who […]

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Opinion

Saving RIM in Three Easy Steps

Since RIM’s disastrous “earnings” report last week, and their CEO’s insane (either that or completely out of context) comments, a lot of people have been dancing on their soon-to-be grave. And even more people who have never run a business bigger than a lemonade stand or managed anything beyond a WordPress account, have been offering their advice to […]

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Review – Speck SeeThru case for MacBook Air 11″ – Speck-tacular!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an Apple fanboy. But I have room in my heart to be another kind of fanboy–especially when it feeds my fanboyism for Apple. I’m talking about my lust for Speck, the Palo Alto based case designer/manufacturers who (mostly) make cases for  Apple products. My very first Speck case, […]

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Google+ and the Android Trojan Horse

I was skeptical at first, but I think there is a future in Google+. I’ve been using it this last week, and it’s not perfect, but not bad either. I was skeptical because of Google’s massive social fails in Buzz, Latitude, Wave and +1 (although to be fair +1 on its own is a fail, […]

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Applications

The Truth About iMessage in iOS 5: It’s Sublime

For years, I’ve been told about how cool BBM is on the BlackBerry. BlackBerry users tried to tell me why it was so cool, but they never succeeded. It always ended with a “You have to use it yourself, and then you’d understand.” I knew the details about how BBM worked, but I didn’t understand. […]

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Opinion

FT, You’re Missing the Point With Your HTML 5 iPad Web App (an open letter to FT.com)

FT. Don’t get me wrong. I know what you are trying to do here with your HTML 5 web app. It’s actually pretty slick, and delivers on a lot of the promises about HTML 5 that I’ve been hearing lo these many years. You want to go around Apple’s 30% subscription cut, I get it. […]

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Devices Opinion

Microsoft’s WP7 Ad Campaign: Buy Our Unsexy Phones!

Oh deary me. By all accounts, Microsoft have made themselves a nice little smartphone OS in Windows Phone 7, but alas, they are shooting themselves in the foot with a very clever, very slick, very expensive, but ultimately horribly misguided ad campaign. I’m sure you’ve seen these ads all over the place. The message in […]

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Mobilize 2010: Tango–Think Cross-Platform FaceTime Over 3G

I had a chance to check out a cool new free iPhone/Android app that officially launched today at Mobilize: Tango Video Calls. Tango enables 3G VoIP and video calls between any two users who both have Tango installed and are registered. This is a pretty big barrier as far as user acquisition/usability, but before I […]

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Windows Phone 7: Excellent, Also Doomed?

Microsoft has conceded that a capacitive touchsreen and a touch UI is the future of mobility, but they are foolishly clinging to their ancient, desktop-inspired business model.

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San Francisco: Conferenceville, USA

Ahoy from sunny SF, MIR readers! Ewan has been giving us the goods from BlackBerry DevCon all week, all the while a small local blog called TechCrunch had its own Disrupt conference in our humble bayside town. Well today, I’m at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference and next week I’ll be at CTIA. I’ll do my best […]

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iPad, iPad iPad. iPad? iPad… iPad!

As the title to this post might suggest, the iPad has been on my mind, and if Techmeme is an accurate zeitgeist of the webernets, it’s on everyone else’s mind too. As I write this, 10 of the top 12 stories on the Techmeme are about the iPad. So I got one on Saturday. In […]