Owen Williams

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Why Do We Need So Many Different Messaging Apps?

Slack, Signal, Hangouts, Wire, iMessage, Telegram, Facebook Messenger. Why do we need so many apps to do one thing?
Owen Williams
3.19.19
Apple

Even Apple Couldn’t Defeat Peak Smartphone

Like in the PC market before it, we have reached a peak where smartphone sales begin to decelerate, making the act of releasing a refreshed device with enough features to stimulate sales incredibly difficult.
Owen Williams
1.3.19
Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web

The move will allow deeper integration of Chromium and Chrome on Windows, which will lead to major improvements in performance and battery life.
Owen Williams
12.7.18
Apple

Apple Finally Made New Versions of the Good Computers

The Mac Mini and MacBook Air FINALLY get a refresh in Apple's best event in years.
Owen Williams
10.30.18
Google

The Pixel 3's Camera Proves Software Is the Only Smartphone Innovation That Matters

Google has discovered a secret weapon: it’s building devices that improve over time, and has skipped the diminishing returns of yearly hardware bumps.
Owen Williams
10.9.18
SmartPhones

It's Time to End the Yearly Smartphone Launch Event

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9. But as we reach peak smartphone, there's less-and-less that distinguishes one phone from the other.
Owen Williams
8.10.18
tech

Thinner and Lighter Laptops Have Screwed Us All

The pursuit of thinner, lighter laptops, a trend driven by Apple, means we have screwed ourselves out of performance.
Owen Williams
7.24.18