Michael Gartenberg


Michael Gartenberg is an analyst and long-time Mac user who covers the world of the interconnected consumer for Gartner. The opinions expressed are his own.

Review: RIM tries to get back in the game with sleek and fast Z10 BlackBerry

The touch-screen smartphone retains most of the strengths that made the platform a corporate favorite while making a play for consumers.

Michael Gartenberg: Looking beneath the Surface

The physical keyboard and inclusion of Office are differentiators that make a straight-up comparison with iPads and Android tablets impossible.

Windows 8 has a great story. Can Microsoft tell it?

It's two OSs in one, and a bridge between two worlds.

Michael Gartenberg: With Mountain Lion, Macs, iPhones and iPads can all get along

Apple's new Mac operating system is all about the ecosystem.

Michael Gartenberg: Google polishes Chrome OS

The operating system is much more flexible than it was, but the Chromebook/Chromebox hardware remains too pricey to gain much traction.

Michael Gartenberg: Today, a device's ecosystem trumps feeds and speeds

Sheer performance can't compete with the ecosystem of applications and services that a particular platform exists in.

Why the key to Apple's future is in the clouds

When Apple changed its corporate name from Apple Computer to Apple Inc., it marked the first step in the transition from Apple's focus on the personal computer as the hub of consumer digital life to an ecosystem driven by a diverse...

Michael Gartenberg: Samsung rethinks the pen

Styluses have never really caught on. But the Samsung Note shows that having a pen as one optional interface might be a good idea.

Michael Gartenberg: 5 things I really like and dislike about Android

Even the things I don't like speak to the flexibility of the platform.

iPhone 4S and iOS 5 raise the smartphone IQ once again

It's not the iPhone 5, but it's far from disappointing.

Michael Gartenberg: Warning: What you say on the Internet can and will be used against you

Users need to understand that social media can be land mines on their career paths. And businesses have an interest in helping educate them about that.

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