So what if Apple doesn’t update its software enough?

Posted on December 29, 2013
Does Apple spend enough efforts on keeping their software up to date? I agree entirely with Marco Arment's analysis. Apple starts projects and doesn't see them through. While this state of affairs continues, there will be huge opportunities for entrepreneurs to create better versions of core software.

There is still a lot of space for Innovation with mobile applications

Sometimes it surprises us when a new application becomes popular. We thought that the product category was saturated and that there was no room for a new entrant. Do we need a new todo application? Well Clear and Wunderlist thought so. By the way, Wunderlist was elevated to Apple's Best of 2013 list. What new idea will you bring to disrupt a mature product category?

How Can Canada’s SMBs Leverage Facebook

Posted on December 18, 2013
Here's a great article from on how SMBs can leverage Facebook. It's often difficult for SMBs to get started on Social media so this is a great resource for them.

On the “Rate my App” controversy here’s what we’d do

Posted on December 18, 2013
Every application wants to have ratings, but when should you ask for them? Most applications ask for ratings with a pop-up menu at the time when you're trying to do something else. We suggest using passive requests at the end of workflows when users have accomplished their tasks and recognized value.

Is Facebook Really Over?

According to some reports in the media, teens are deserting Facebook to engage with their friends elsewhere, such as in Snapchat or Whatsapp. Does this signal the beginning of the end for Facebook or is this just a grievous misunderstanding?

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67% of SMBs think Mobile Won’t Impact them. Opportunity!

According to a survey by Manta (via [screenwerk][]), 67% of SMBs don't think that mobile will effect them this holiday season. That means that 67% of SMBs are clearly missing out on the ...

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Why is there no A7X?

Posted on October 28, 2013
Apple has used their latest CPU, the A7, in both the iPad and iPhone. Previously the iPad would receive a special version with an X branding with extra GPU support for the larger iPad screen. Now though with 64bit processing, it is possible there is enough power to drive the retina display.

Is iWork Going to Get AppleScript Back?

Posted on October 28, 2013
Lots of people seem upset that the latest version of iWork doesn't support AppleScript. I suspect that the reason the old apps were left on computers was to support these power users until AppleScript works on the latest version of iWork.

John Gruber’s Analysis of the the Apple Event

Posted on October 27, 2013
John Gruber's analysis of last week's Apple event was one of the most pertinent we've read. Check it out on

What we can learn about file systems from Yahoo and Google

Back in 1995 it wasn't natural to search the web with Google for a something you wanted to find. There were other sites that would help you find information, and believe it or not, one of the biggest was Yahoo! And Yahoo did things differently - they put a lot of effort into creating a human ...

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