This could make ebooks awesome 

Posted on February 3, 2016

We all know that ebooks haven't reached their potential yet. It seems that publishers are being very timid and thinking of them as paper analogues. But of course, ebooks can do so much more. One of the really features in iBooks is the ability to look up a word, the define feature as Apple calls it.  Image though if we take this idea even further. I'm cute reading a Science-fiction story which effectively introduces a lot of new words into ...

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Why the iPad Pro needs Xcode

Posted on November 13, 2015

I think it would be huge for the iPad to have Apple's application development environment. This is a sign of the tipping point when tablets can really do a lot of the heavy lifting that requires a laptop today.

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Product Tank Montreal

Posted on November 11, 2015

I went to the second Product Tank Montreal yesterday evening. It was a great evening, interesting, intelligent group with some interesting insights into the challenges met by different companies here in the city. It was especially good to see how some of our high-growth companies (Lightspeed and Frank and Oak) were structuring their Product Management function. Recommended.

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Quick thought on Apple Notes

Posted on November 11, 2015

Overall, I love the clean look of Apple notes. The one thing about Evernote, however, that I really find great is the ability to capture whole webpages. Apple notes only keeps the URL. Until Apple can do this, I don't see a compelling reason not to use Evernote, even though I find it a bit clunky.

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The Popularity of Apple TV

There's never really been a TV system quite like the new Apple TV. That might sound like hyperbole, but consider that it has two advantages going for it. Apple TV is Popular Most people I've come across that have a current Apple TV have been delighted with it. Oh sure, there are those who complain about the tap-tap-tap of the remote or lack of universal search, but as a front end to services like Netflix or an Airplay client, it's great. Su...

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Benedict Evans wrote a very apt article on the real benefit of Apple watch: Apple is certainly trying something that’s new to both the tech industry and the luxury goods industry, but it's not necessarily outside the bounds of (rich) consumer behaviour. If we only ever bought things that had rational use cases and the best value, we'd all be wearing boiler suits, or hoodies. What Benedict didn't mention was the importance of luxury in the ...

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Another solid Apple update with few surprises

Posted on October 16, 2014

Today Apple announced updates to its iPad, iMac and Mac mini lines. Overall, these were really solid improvements to each product line, without bringing in any new surprises. The iPad Air became thinner, lighter and faster; and gained a Touch Id. All of this was actually quite predicable. The increase in speed was shown by Apple to be dramatic, which is good news. There was one great surprise in the increase of the quality of the iPad Air's ...

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How a Successful ello.co can help Montréal Tech Companies

Ello.co has had a great week. The Burlington, Vermont based start-up has seen amazing demand for its newly launched social network. This is clearly great news. A social network thrives from connected people using it, so ello.co clearly needs everyone to have enough of their friends using the network to make it valuable. Otherwise, well, ello.co could become the next Path. Personally, I adore the interaction model of Path, their business model ...

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Five ideas on how Apple watch can enhance your app, service and brand

Apple recently announced that they will be releasing a new wearable device, the Apple watch early in 2015. This is clearly a new type of device and the big question that was not really answered by Apple is how will the watch enhance our lives. Why would I decide to buy a new Apple computer to wear on my wrist? What are the advantages of doing so? These questions will need to answered to a significant degree before we can be sure about what the ...

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Five different ways in which the Apple watch will be attractive to consumers

Why Apple Released the iPhone Plus Now and How to Choose your Next iPhone

Posted on September 22, 2014

What is the killer feature of the iPhone 6 series of iPhones, and will understanding this help you choose whether you want the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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