Jun 26, 2012

Chromebook, Surface Tablet, or iPad?

I have been reading a lot about how the new Microsoft Surface tablet will be an iPad killer. I don't think iPad will roll over and die anytime soon, but it's interesting to see how it fares against Google Chromebook and whether the post-PC era is finally here.

I am a big fan of Chromebook. I bought both the generations of Chromebook weeks after launch.

Jun 12, 2012

3 Reasons Why Apple Passbook Might be a 'Smarter' Google Wallet

At the WWDC today, Apple made a bunch of product announcements. Passbook was one of the most interesting new features of the iOS 6, apart from the turn-by-turn navigation that effectively shuts down the nice business of AT&T to charge $10 monthly fee for its app :-)

Passbook ‘paperlessly’ stores all your passes - loyalty cards, coupons, movie tickets, boarding passes etc and even visually ‘shreds’ them when you are done! Passbook was innocuously positioned as ‘the simplest way to get all your passes in one place’, but it is clearly the harbinger of Apple Mobile Wallet. The vision might look similar to Google Wallet, but apart from its cool features, Apple Passbook might be a much smarter mobile payment/ mCommerce strategy for three reasons: