Google Getting Out Of The Tablet Market

The Google Pixel Slate product line is dead. Is Google getting out of the tablet market surprising? What was their share of this market compared to Samsung and others? Probably not very much. The tablet market is mainly owned by Apple from a revenue standpoint. Samsung being behind in a very fragmented market. Market Share... Continue Reading →

On Google I/O 2019

This week was the annual Google developers conference: Google I/O 2019. Here are a few quick thoughts and comments about Google's announcements. Lot's of stuff With AI / AR Google AI seems limitless but at the cost of your privacy. Very impressive but let’s be honest here, Google talking about privacy is smoking mirrors. This... Continue Reading →

Google is the Internet

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash My reading this past week-end ”Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us | News | The Guardian”. Some staggering facts. Google also handles billions of searches and YouTube plays daily, and has a billion active Gmail users, meaning it had access to most of the world’s... Continue Reading →

On Nest Secure Hidden Microphone

So you buy a new product, let's say a security system for your new house like this one: Nest Secure. Brand new technology, internet connected product. You feel good, you feel secure. Then, suddenly, you learn that your product had a hidden microphone that is enabled with a new software update, from Google, the parent... Continue Reading →

On Smartphones Security Updates

Take a moment to look at this detailed table of security update availability by platforms and brands. There are a few interesting take out here. First. no surprise, Apple is the leader in keeping their platform secure. Second, I see a few players that are no longer in business: Windows and Essentials. Surprisingly, Microsoft/Nokia was... Continue Reading →

Google’s Blogger is Next ?

A recent post on Red Sweater Blog about Google partially shutting down Blogger's API (the ones for uploading pictures) reminded me about the existence of Blogger as a platform for bloggers. This is a very disappointing development, but it sort of comes with the territory for an app such as MarsEdit that supports a variety... Continue Reading →

Sleeping With The Enemy

This article "I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)" from Aral Balkan shows that the fight for our privacy will be a very long one. It is just weird that, for example, Tim Cook stance on privacy protection on one hand and on the other hand,... Continue Reading →

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