Why health care needs Apple

In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.

Forrester’s top 15 emerging technologies

Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?

Stop the Windows 8 bashing! Progress and change are not bad things

Over the last several weeks, reviewers, analysts and reporters seem to have forgotten the very raison d’être for being in the technology industry in the first place – “to go boldly where no man has gone before”. This is especially true when it comes to Windows 8’s user interface.

Netflix adds ‘Just For Kids’ UI update to its iPad app

Streaming video service Netflix has a vast selection of movies and television shows, the majority of which probably isn’t appropriate for younger children or requires supervision. For that reason, the company has created its own “Just For Kids” user interface, which Netflix is now making available on its iPad app today.

Apple TV screen

Apple TV 3 impressions: What took so long?

Earlier today Apple debuted the third version of its Apple TV set-top box, which enables higher-definition video playback, a new user interface, and some additional integration with the company’s iCloud service.

TAT co-founder on how technology turns us all into replicants

Hampus Jakobsson is no Luddite. As a co-founder of interface design firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), which was acquired last year by RIM, he has worked on some of the most cutting-edge, mobile interface technology. Yet he says that technology, as it exists now, is turning us into replicants by forcing us to interact according to its rules.