Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an American journalist, blogger, columnist, and podcaster. He is a columnist for publications including Computerworld, Cult of Android, Cult of Mac, Forbes, Datamation, eWeek, and Baseline.

Will iPhone Problems End Apple’s Winning Streak?

Apple's in trouble. The company depends on iPhone revenue for growth. But the iPhone isn't growing. The competition is. Growth by Chinese smartphone upstarts is in the double digits. Meanwhile,...

The Real Reason iPad is ‘Better than a Computer’

Apple says the iPad Pro is "better than a computer." (That's an interesting claim to make for a company that makes computers.) But is it true? I've been pondering this...

Why Samsung Should Dominate Home Automation

The coming explosion in home automation, which is the consumer dimension of the Internet of Things revolution, is going to be dominated by some company, or some...

How Apple Pay Makes Life Better for Non-Users

 Apple Pay, which is the long-awaited Apple mobile payment system the company rolled out this week, will probably make a lot of iPhone and iPad...

Revolutionary New App Replaces All Business Communication

The creator of Lotus Notes launched a new communication app this week. Former Lotus, IBM and Microsoft executive Ray Ozzie, as well as Matt Pope and...

When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

A new trend has emerged where technology companies have realized that abusing and harassing users pays big. Here's how customer service is supposed to work:...

Security, the Edward Snowden Way

Whether you think NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, you have to admit: The guy knows how to keep his information...

Android Wear: Way Better Than You Think

Google’s Android Wear operating system got very real last week. Google executives demonstrated the platform to 6,000 developers and press at the company’s annual Google...

Why Wearables Are Coming Into Fashion

Apple’s rumored acquisition talks with Beats Electronics got the tech snobs talking. Beats is best known for headphones widely acknowledged as “mediocre” and “overpriced.” That opinion...

Listen Up! Hearable Computing Is the Next Big Thing!

I believe the next big thing in computing is the audio interface. Call it hearable computing. Hearable computing is not a sub-genre of wearable computing, nor...

It’s Time to Bring Back Techno-Optimism

When did technology become a bad thing? The world of technology used to be a source of inspiration and excitement. And it still is in some...

Will the Facebook Bubble Burst In 2014?

 Facebook is the most “valuable” social network on the planet, at least on the basis of a phenomenon called “network effect.” “Network effect” products are those...

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PITTSBURGH — A team out of Carnegie Mellon University is launching its automatic database-tuning product today with the help of $2.5 million in funding.   OtterTune,...