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design

Apple 2017

by Ian Rosenwach 1.6.2017

When was the last time someone cared about Apple? It seems like Jony Ive is on his way out. The Apple Watch is doing ok. AirPods sound promising, but where’s the Apple hype machine? And do headphones have game-changer potential, representing a step forward for humanity? Perhaps in the promise of a better ecosystem…but in […]

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Like Tweeting? You’ll Love Nuzzel Newsletters

by Ian Rosenwach 9.8.2016

I recently started a newsletter using Nuzzel and have found it to be one of the most well thought-out curation platforms out there. As a news junkie now I can curate my own daily newsletter instead of sharing links throughout the day using different mediums. For Curators – Nuzzel Newsletters Nuzzel Newsletters are a new […]

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The Impact of Apple TV Universal Search on Content Apps

by Ian Rosenwach 9.16.2015

Summary: If universal search for Apple TV is widely adopted there are implications for viewer behavior as well as media companies and their Apple TV content apps. They may no longer play the role of gatekeeper, and instead need to focus on the user experience and structuring data to appear high in Apple TV search results. There […]

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Technology + Fashion = Social Utility

by Ian Rosenwach 10.9.2014

We’re only in the beginning of the convergence of fashion and technology. What will the future look like? (My) Definitions Fashion is how we express ourselves to the outside world. Technology is using tools to improve the quality of life. Technology becomes a utility when paired with fashion. Since many of the utilities in our […]

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Only Apple

by Ian Rosenwach 9.11.2014

Now I know what “Only Apple” means. After reading more about the Apple Watch late last night 1, it became clear to me that only Apple could launch the products services they can at the scale they can. Below are some of the elements that, when combined, make Apple the only Company that can accomplish what they […]

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How to Save Mankind

by Ian Rosenwach 8.28.2014

“press 1 for billing.” “press 2 for technical help.” “press 3 for sales.” “press 6 to speak to an operator.” Stop the madness. Someone, please, make a touchscreen, smartphone-focused customer service app. It would look like this – You get the idea. Why do people have to wait to hear what option each # on the […]

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Microsoft:Hardware::Apple:Software?

by Ian Rosenwach 3.12.2014

Summary: Apple’s achilles heel is fast becoming it’s software and services layer. If something is not done quickly, Apple is at risk of falling behind in software just like Microsoft did in hardware via it’s OPM partners.  Today Apple is the dominant force in hardware + software integration. But they’re at risk of losing their […]

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An Icons Tale, a.k.a demystifying the tiny images on the lower right hand corner of Gmail theme preview icons

by Ian Rosenwach 11.5.2013

Most of you probably know that some Gmail theme designs can change based on certain things, like time of day. Something you might not know (I didn’t) is that the theme options screen actually tells you this. In those tiny theme preview icons. The fact that someone had to explain this to me, then we […]

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Have knowledge? Forget it.

by Ian Rosenwach 10.24.2013

Summary: The ability to free yourself from what you’ve been taught is a critical ingredient in creative success, in art as well as in business You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. – Charlie Parker […]

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Apple continues to expand the customer base

by Ian Rosenwach 10.22.2013

Today Apple announced that they are giving away new software for free, selling their computers at a slightly lower price point, and launching the new iPad Air. Tim Cook’s vision for Apple becomes more clear with every product launch: Keep product quality high and deliver incremental new technologies (so far) Experiment with lower prices and […]

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