Posts made in June, 2015

The First iPhone Was and Wasn’t What You Think

By on Jun 30, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Eight years ago today, I stood in the underground expanse of Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store. It had been open barely a year, a glass cube parked in the middle of Manhattan, home to a colorful array of iPod Nanos and plasticky white MacBooks. I was there to watch the very first sales of the very first iPhones. The line had snaked along several blocks, the ratio...

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Samsung’s Tizen may launch on more smartphones this year

By on Jun 30, 2015 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

The Tizen operating system could be coming to many more devices in the coming months. Luke Westaway/CNET Samsung’s self-made Tizen operating system has more hardware destinations, according to a Reuters report. Samsung plans to launch Tizen on “several” new devices this year, Reuters is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the...

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New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android …

By on Jun 29, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers—the former CEO of Beats Music—noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company’s typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s new Beats 1 radio programming and...

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Google Fights Microsoft With New Android Branding

By on Jun 28, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Along with a tweak in the application design guidelines, Google has updated its own applications for Android with a subtle graphical tweak to remind users just who the driving force behind the ecosystem actually is. Not only are splash screens now an acceptable part of Android design, Google is making immediate use of them in a defensive move against other cloud...

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