Should You Buy an Apple Watch?

I bought my first Mac in 1987 and have purchased dozens since. I bought two of the first edition iPhones the day they released on June 29, 2007 (for me and my wife), and I purchased at least one iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 shortly after they released. (I […]

The Internet of Things – Goldman Sachs Infographic

This Infographic is from a research report by Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research Division. “The Internet of Things” is a megatrend about the third wave of internet growth, driven by manufacturers’ development of connecting to the internet everyday objects such as lights, locks, garage doors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, watches, cars, as well as giant objects […]

4 Ways To Use iPhone 6 Plus with 1 Hand

Did you buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Thinking about it? A week ago, the iPhone 5/5S/5C were the latest and greatest iPhones. Here is Apple’s commercial touting one of that model’s major benefits–that you can use it with one hand.   But that was before there was an iPhone model with the word “Plus” in […]

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? This Makes the Decision Easy

You can read multiple wandering reviews about these cool new products, written in prose, or you can use this one-pager to quickly access whether you should upgrade to iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or neither. The goal here is fun, efficient empowerment, helping you choose and have confidence which model is right for you.   Here are 4 Ways […]

Throngs of Diffidence: All About the U2 + Apple Deal

This story is about the business of the U2/Apple/Universal Music deal for the free digital release of Songs of Innocence. My Songs of Innocence album review is here. This story is 2300 words long, not my usual “about 300.” Why’d I title this “Throngs of Diffidence?” Because “diffidence” means “lack of self-confidence” and Bono threw out a few […]

U2 – Songs of Innocence Album Review

This is my review of U2’s Songs of Innocence. Here is my review of their deal with Apple. U2’s most recent album release was in February of 2009. Since then, we have already had two Olympics competitions, two world cups, five Super Bowls, five MLB World Series and five NBA/NHL/etc Championships. Six (6!) iPhone generations […]

Business (and Life) Lessons from the World Cup (and my Dad & Son)

In watching the World Cup and my son’s traveling soccer games, I’ve come to realize that a look at the basic differences between offense and defense gives insight on human behavior and personalities that we can all use in business, as well as life in general. In this exercise, players on offense might be executives, marketers, salespeople, creatives […]

Super Bowl Synergy: Free Music From U2

Here’s a quick, practical example of Super Bowl-sized synergy. Synergy is the collaboration of two or more organizations to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Synergy works best when it’s just a natural alignment of organizations’ regular activity. When you align what companies are going to do anyway, nobody […]

Form vs Function: Is the New Mac Another G4 Cube?

I love the aesthetics of this new Mac Pro (desktop) announced at WWDC this week. But I’m mindful of the last time Apple made a non-iMac (pro) computer in an unconventional form factor. That was the G4 Cube. Here’s how that went… The G4 Cube was only on the market from 2000 to 2001. The […]

How to Make Your iPhone Read to You

You probably use Siri to take dictation from you which uses speech-to-text technology. I used it to write this blog post. But perhaps you don’t use text-to-speech which enables you to listen to your emails, webpages, blog posts, ebooks, et cetera, passively while you do things such as drive, go through piles on your desk […]