A date with Apple

A date with Apple Diary at the ready – electronic or otherwise. The 12th September 2017 at 10am a BIG Apple announcement is due! Could it be the next-generation Apple iPhone? The next-generation Apple watch? 4K Apple TV? Or, something completely different – such as an Apple electric car? (Or …


Google and Walmart go shopping

Google and Walmart go shopping. Walmart and Google are joining forces using voice enabled shopping technology to take on Amazon’s dominance in voice activated shopping. From next month US shoppers will be able to buy Walmart goods using Google Assistant. Amazon dominate online retail and now use their voice technology …


Artificial intelligence based voice shopping

Artificial intelligence based voice shopping. Voice activated and voice recognition software has moved on at a remarkable speed. I remember my first introduction to this technology when I used a product called, ‘Dragon NaturallySpeaking’. Back then it consisted of a headset, microphone, training CD and software.  It was designed to …


Just how much bigger can these corporations get?

Just how much bigger can these corporations get? I have been looking through some big US company results recently?  It led me to wonder just how BIG can these corporations get? Are they too big? Are they providing a subjective and unbiased service to the customer? As these businesses become …


Apple shares up

Apple shares up Apple Inc. produced stellar results yesterday (01/08/17) and its share price has zoomed today – up in early trade by 6% to $159.00 Its not just down to hardware either – all areas of the business have done well including: Apple Pay, App Store, its cloud service …


Is this the end of the Apple iPod?

Apple has announced plans to retire the iPod and nano shuffle. The world was introduced to the iPod by Steve Jobs in 2001. RIP iPod.


Apple iPhone is 10

Apple iPhone is 10 Ten years ago on 29th June 2007 the first Apple iPhone went on sale – the device went on to revolutionise the world of communications technology. I recall the reports covering the arrival of the iPhone presented with the now traditional theatrical staged managed announcement, a …