Does your phone REALLY make you feel all that good? /CNET Article by Chris M.

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From the time we wake up until the time we go to bed, there’s that one magical “thing” that we reach for first and set down last. Can you quickly guess what that is? Of course you can! Our phones, duh! I am even reluctant to call them “smartphones” seeing that it’s pretty much the majority out there to begin with. Well, at least in North America.

I read a great article earlier this year that I really wanted to reference this morning with you all in thought. You see, many argue that the phone is the crippling of society. I feel, on the other hand, it can truly be empowering. Like anything else in life, even too much of a good thing can be bad. (eg. Water, food, and exercise) So when’s enough, enough? When have we gone overboard and how do we know that we are truly addicted?

Chris Matyszczyk wrote a good article back in Jan. 2nd, 2018 (attached above) and I wanted to read with you all some excerpts from the article and discuss aloud. As always, please share your thoughts here or in social media. Happy Listening on this nice Saturday!

Here we are on January 1st, 2018. The best way to kick off the new year is to get right to it. Without further ado, I am posting my thoughts here and why I’m getting this kicked off. There will be a bit to learn as I navigate uncharted waters for me but no worries. Committed and looking forward to a GREAT 2018!

Episode 1- Who, What, Why and How?.logicxLogo

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Well… it’s official! The two have been dating for some time and now have become engaged! At least as long as Dad Mr. Justice Department doesn’t decided to object last minute that is.

The Justice Department has until June 21st to squash the due to an appeal process that could stifle the situation. The Judge already vocally asked that they not seeing it would be a low blow.

Very dicey situation, however, remember most of what we feel one way or another is speculation. In the meantime, take a listen and please share with me your thoughts on the matter. Do you think this merger would benefit companies and customers? Or do you feel AT&T will offer no real value and directly slow down profession within the industry?

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Today on June 11th marked the end of an era with Net Neutrality. I wanted to share some thoughts and insights as to why I see this as a setback and personally not buying into the innovation narrative.

Take a listen, become knowledge on the topic, and please share with me your thoughts on the matter. I’m not one to fear monger although in this case the past hasn’t been customer friendly to say the least. Please share your feedback as always and I hope you enjoy the show. 😎 ✌🏽

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My last thoughts 💭 within the series turns my attention to macOS Mojave and what this means for creatives along with everyday users. I originally thought this would be quick and dirty, only to find there’s much to be discovered here.

Apple makes it clear their ❤️ indeed is within the Mac 🖥 💻 platform. There have been many rumors of integration and complete merging of their platforms. This couldn’t be further from their vision.

From new features like dark mode to security and privacy that indirectly calls out companies such as Facebook, they are on a journey that ultimately will impact us all. Join me here with Those Conspicuous Millennials, and as always, share your thoughts!

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This was the keynote with the least updates, yet very intriguing. Not only are we watching to see how they really view the in-home experience(s), but also how they work with their stakeholders as their competitors.

Again, I do my best to high level most announcements while giving some thought to what was shared vs. what wasn’t. This space will continue to heat up and gain competitiveness steam as it matures. The question is: who will own the living room space? Chime in and share your thoughts 💭 !

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Yesterday, I covered specifically iOS 12. Today, I am covering watchOS and what Apple has learned (some things from Samsung I’d add) and implemented within their latest version: watchOS 5.

Some highlights and general thoughts 💭 on why this is important and perhaps how it’ll continue to shape the wearable space that is still polarized to this day. (Check out my prior podcast on wearables)

As always, please share your thoughts on if you think this will make an impact on the market!

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What an exciting week in the tech industry! 2018 has been exceptional so far. First, Facebook kicked off their Developer Conference on May 1st and 2nd. Then Google had their Google I/O event May 8-10. Simply incredible and gives you insight into what direction each company is headed.

First, I will be diving in with  WWDC event(s) that started yesterday on June 4th. There are 4 main pillars: iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS. Today, I will be focusing solely on iOS and split them into 4 separate sections to make it a bit easier to follow.

Listen along as I high level precisely what they are doing. Once I get to the end of this series, I will specifically address the differences between these 3 companies (named above) along with what they have in common to suggest where we (as an industry) may be headed.

As always, love hearing your opinions, so please share your thoughts 💭 here or on Twitter. Enjoy!

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I wanted to address a question I have been asked and discussed practically everyday since it first went public: What is Google Duplex and why is it so polarizing?

To REALLY see for yourself, I would suggest going to YouTube and search it. That is 5 mins that may change your perception of how crazy AI/ML has become. On this particular podcast, I wanted to share with you my initial thoughts of why it’s a bit of both. I would argue it has the ability to make life a bit easier while being inevitable.

As always, I really look forward to hearing your thoughts on Google Duplex. Sound off below!