Apple: Increasingly an enterprise IT company

We all know and use Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). And at a market cap of $591B they are clearly an IT player that will stick around and do big things for a long time to come. For those of us who have worked with them through the decades we have seen a slow shift that started with […]

Viv, Your Personal Assistant

The creators of iPhone’s Siri have now created Viv, a personal assistant. Powered by artificial intelligence and an unprecedented amount of data, Viv could be the first step to connecting every service and business to the Internet. With Nuance Communications technology, the sounds a person makes are converted into on-screen words, which enables Viv to understand what […]

#AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – The Basics, Explained, With Links To Original Documents

This post provides an update on the ongoing battle between Apple and the  U.S. government regarding Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, recovered by police after the horrific massacre in San Bernadino on December 2, 2015. It is just days before the March 22, 2016 hearing in this long-running, highly publicized dispute between the FBI and Apple, with the […]

Truly Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today

We know you, dear readers, have been tracking the megatrend of artificial intelligence. There are many issues in this trend that should inform your day-to-day decision-making (we examine AI issues as part of our CAMBRIC construct to help put the trend in the context of other major thrusts in the tech world). Most AI solutions today are […]

The Next Step in the Internet of Things: Connecting Your Home

Remember that “futuristic” movie from 1999 called “Smart House?” Think back to when you thought that this house would never be available in your lifetime. Only 16 years after that movie, we may be owning our very own “Smart House.” We expect our phones, tablets, and sometimes even our watches to be connected. The next great […]

What You Need to Know about iOS 9

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, has just demoed the new in OS X and iOS 9 operating systems. Siri got a complete make-over and the search tool, Spotlight, has become a tool that you will actually use. Now you can use Spotlight to search within apps; you can now search for “photos I took […]