Some would consider high-tech breakthroughs the greatest legacy of the Valley. In my view, its most lasting impact will be as the birthplace of the revolution that has transformed our world of work.
Apple's success is really the product of a number of many, many factors. Simplifying the most visible aspects of the business to a single point such as product design, interface design, product engineering, marketing, or vertical market places is shortsighted and possibly dangerous for a business.
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are Apple's new 2013 devices and each offer a different smartphone approach. The iPhone 5s, Apple's flagship, features the new A7 processor which is twice as fast as the previous A6 processor found in the iPhone 5c.
America doesn't have a public education crisis. Rather, it has a poverty crisis that manifests itself in the self-perpetuating educational vicious cycle in which most poor children, that is to say, black and Hispanic children, are caught and can't escape.
It occurred to me that there might be a significant different between those of us over 50 years of age and those yet to get there in terms of how Siri is experienced and utilized. I began to query my Silicon Valley network and heard some interesting observations.
This photo is not usually taken by the subject, but rather by a friend (or even stranger) but preferably by a friend who can continue to take photos until you run out of storage or until the perfect editable image surfaces.
Ah, grammar and writing! Impossible for most to master, this subject will be key throughout your child's life. Being skilled at writing and knowing grammar rules as they apply helps bolster essays (particularly on standardized tests!).
The iPhone 5S has broken my addiction. It is the first iPhone launch where I have not stayed up until midnight to order (or pre-order) the newest and greatest offering from the mighty Apple. So why my sudden change of heart?
The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.
Over the last few days I've listened to the "same" radio stations on both iTunes and Spotify. I've streamed music with wired, wireless and 3G connections. I've used headphones and speakers. I've created custom stations. I'm looking at variety, fit, quality, convenience and user experience.
8:18 a.m. -- Word is ALL gold and silver sold out. The woman behind me in the flawless purple '80s nylon track suit is DEVASTATED. She ONLY wants gold. I think she's crying.
With all the ripe, colorful options at farmers markets, there's no reason to hold back from stuffing apples into pies, sauces, soups and drinks.
Note to self: Before updating any software on any device in the future, make sure to research the major changes to make sure going forward isn't going backwards.
We are, as everyone knows, enabled by technology, sometimes to the point of paralysis, which seems to be a contradiction. After all, technology allows me to work from anywhere in the world, as it does my colleagues. At the same time, technology betrays us.
Retail stores aren't wasting any time and are increasingly embracing tablets to boost sales, enhance brand experiences, and build brand loyalty in some exciting ways.
Apple's event on the 10th was teased with the tagline, "This should brighten everyone's day." It has already drawn a powerful response. Everyone was...