Apple Falling Behind on AI

We’ve just had a big tech season. Between Facebook’s F8 conference, Google’s I/O Conference and Apple’s most recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) we’ve seen the big plans that these tech companies plan on focusing on over this next year. As a huge Apple supporter, I have to say, companies like Google in particular are giving Apple a run for their money.

  • 16 June 2017
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 376
Top Trends from CES 2017

​The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the biggest tech event of the year.  CES 2017 did not disappoint. Introducing the world to a variety of new products and technologies, this year’s show was so full of great technology –it’s hard to choose favorites. There is always an overwhelming amount of innovation showcased at this event.

  • 16 January 2017
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 493
5 Best Articles of 2016

​With the year coming to a close, it’s always best practice to look back over the efforts that you’ve made throughout the year to see what was successful and what fell flat. Building on what has received great feedback is a great way to start your next year off right. When it comes to articles that we share with our followers, we want to produce content that people want and need. 

  • 19 December 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 688
Apple’s “Hello Again” Event – MacBook Pro

​Today’s Apple event has had the internet a buzz. Last month, Apple unveiled iPhones and a new Apple Watch. This time around, the main attraction of Apple’s "Hello Again" event has been the new 2016 MacBook Pro. When we say new, we mean new. The MacBook Pro has been fundamentally redesigned for the first time in a long time.

  • 27 October 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 774
Technical Debt is an Opportunity for Improvement

People love to talk about technical debt.  They love to tell each other to “work smarter, not harder” and not to double your work by speeding up development today knowing you’ll have to change it later.  The thing is that people call this debt, but it isn’t.  You have made the best decision that you could at the time.  In development, you have to make compromises along the way.  When you decide to do a feature in a particular way, and you’re going to have to change it later, yes it is more work.  But, it’s also done for now.  The feature is out the door right now.  Instead of considering it debt, consider it an opportunity for improvement in the software.

  • 29 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1343
The iPhone 7 Arrival

​Today Apple held its annual, and much anticipated, press event where they unveiled the iPhone 7. A few other products were highlighted today as well.  The event covered all the new features included in the iPhone 7 –there had been a lot of speculation up until this point about what to expect from the new generation of the iPhone and now all of the rumors have been addressed. The iPhone 7 has finally arrived.

  • 7 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 703
Apple CEO Tim Cook In Depth

​We’ve talked a few times about Apple this year and the direction we think it’s headed.  I’ve made it pretty clear that I don’t think Tim Cook is the man for the CEO position.  This weekend, after 5 years in charge, Cook revealed a lot in a long interview with The Washington Post.  He revealed that running Apple is actually a lonely job filled with long hours, tough decisions, and a lot of weight on your shoulders. 

  • 15 August 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 787
Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Giving Google's Project Loon Competition

The race has been on to extend internet connectivity to all corners of the world.  We’ve been keeping up with Google’s Project Loon’s progress for the past few years.  This past Thursday, Facebook announced that it had successfully completed a test flight of its unmanned solar-powered drone Aquila.

  • 22 July 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 777
AI: Chatbots

​With technology ever improving and ever changing, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing by leaps and bounds.  With this comes in a form of AI –the chatbot.  Chatbots are the virtual assistant that you can “chat” with to help get your tasks accomplished.   With technology like this, soon the "chat for help" icons on every website will have you chatting with an AI chatbot instead of a person.  Scary? Maybe –maybe not.

  • 11 July 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1113
Elon Musk – Where is he headed?

Elon Musk, as per usual, has been making headlines lately. We like to follow Musk as he is a great innovator and a very interesting example of amazing technology in action. We’ve seen a lot in the news lately though that has us scratching our heads a bit.  He is a trailblazer –I’ll definitely give him that. But, is he spreading himself to thin?

  • 7 July 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 806
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Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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