Happy New Year! It’s been a pleasure, once again, to bring in the New Year with all of you. I am living my dream of working with my favorite hobby of technology as well as being fortunate to discuss the latest tech support and reviews with you. Every day is fun for me and I consider it not a job, but a lifestyle. So, thank you very much for allowing me to continue serving you!
Now, on to the look-back at 2012 technology. What have we learned from yesteryear? We always have to use the Apple service folks as our guide as they now rule the world.
- Apple went iPad-crazy. The iPad 4 came out which was replaced with the iPad 4 with retina display. Apple also released the long-awaited iPad mini to compete against the other mini tablets, such as he Nexus 7. The $329 base price made Apple stock fall, but wasn’t surprising since Apple doesn’t believe in price wars.
- Web videos spiked. Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and other online services have people viewing computer content just about the same amount of time as on the TV. The Internet is getting bigger and bigger and hope Internet service providers prepare accordingly or we’ll all be on a digital crawl soon.
- Mobile buying has increased. If there’s a store, there’s an app for it. Buying has been on the rise mobile-wise. Convenience is on your phone and this is a great feature.
Looking ahead in 2013 tech:
- Biggest losers – Blackberry and Microsoft. As the old dinosaurs try to make a comeback, Apple is their biggest competitor. The iPhone and Apple support infrastructure is beyond a fad, and has been the biggest craze for not just consumers, but also business IT networks. Microsoft 8 is confusing and the new Windows Phone is good, but it’s no iPhone. Blackberry has lost too much market share overall to Apple and will be tough for it to recover.
- Online is king – More online services will appear as I look forward to not just data online, but apps and programs to be stored online more at reasonable prices.
Have a happy and healthy 2013 as I look forward to another fun, exciting year with you.