Apple 2nd Qtr Ends. Results April 27

Apple reported the largest quarterly profit in the history of business.

Expect more record performance in iPhones and Macs March has come and gone and with it, the Apple 2nd Qtr ends. The actual results for the quarter will be reported on April 27, 2015. The results will obviously not break…

The Halo Effect Into Overdrive

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Apple Watch and iPhone will be beyond anything iPod achieved On April 10, 2015, Apple will showcase its new Apple Watches and begin to take orders that will shift the Halo Effect into overdrive. This will be very different than…

Is Tim Cook Wise To Get All Political?

Government officials are becoming more Orwellian by the day.

Apple CEO is putting his personal politics ahead of Apple’s interests I am a big fan of Tim Cook but I find myself asking is Tim Cook wise to get all political? I couldn’t care less about his personal life.…

The Taxman Cometh

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TurboTax is the “Go To” tax preparation software There are very few things in life as scary as the idea that the taxman Cometh for thee. I have been using tax preparation software since way back in the mid 1990s.…

Thin Galaxy 6 Is Fat

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As Apple moves to dismiss capacity case, Samsung adds Bloatware At the same time Apple has moved to have the Storage Capacity case against it dismissed, Samsung announced it is preinstalling 56 apps on its thin Galaxy 6 smartphone. Suddenly,…

Insanely Great Author On New Jobs Book

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Steve Levy knew Steve Jobs better than most Steve Levy has written a number of books about technology and the Internet but none had more of an impact than his 1994 “Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the…

Old Macs Still Have Big Value

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PowerPC and early Intel Macs still get the job done That higher price your Macintosh Computer cost back in the day was worth it because those old Macs still have big value in the right setting. It may not be…

No Matter What, Apple Must Be Doomed

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Every new product or service causes mass pundit hysteria “Apple must be doomed.” It’s a refrain that is published by every “know it all” so called tech pundit on the planet. The headlines pop up like clockwork. It even happens…

Google Got Caught Playing Games

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Search Giant runs afoul of the FTC Gee, is anyone really surprised to learn Google got caught playing games with its search results? Apparently, Google has a penchant for skewing data that points search results away from its competitors and…

2 Weeks To Opening Day!

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MLB.TV is a “Must Have” app for any serious Baseball fan Spring Training is coming to an end in both the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues with only 2 weeks to Opening Day. The annual ritual of the new Baseball Season…

Imagine Apple Without Jony Ive

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Apple’s designer thought he would be fired in Act 2 of Steve Jobs Can anyone even imagine Apple without Jony Ive? I sure can’t. But there was one person back in 1997 who thought Jony Ive’s days at Apple were…

New Apple TV With Siri Due At WWDC

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Dedicated Apple TV App Store, ARM A8 plus more internal storage Fans of the diminutive Apple TV Set Top Box have to be pleased with the reports a new Apple TV with Siri is coming at the World Wide Developers…

Amazon Drones – Is Skynet Next?

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A Schwarzenegger Terminator sequel can’t be far behind Maybe it’s just me but the thought of a bunch of Amazon drones flying through the neighborhood has me thinking Cyberdyne Systems. Could it be only a matter of time before the…

Has Apple Hit Cable With A Crushing Blow?

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DOJ and FCC may order Comcast Universal/NBC to make deal with Apple It sure looks like Apple hit Cable with a crushing blow. The pressure may very well be too much for the cable industry to bear. And if reports…

Tidbits From New Steve Jobs Biography

New book, written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli offers compelling look at the transformation of Steve Jobs.

fastcompany.com teases from Becoming Steve Jobs The new Steve Jobs biography, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, will be released March 24, 2015. There have a number of reports the past week detailing…

Apple Luring Android Users With Trade-Ins

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Apple baits the hook with Gift Cards The iMaker plans to grow its customer base by Apple luring Android users with trade-ins that are tied to Apple gift cards. This is another example of how tuned in Apple’s management team…

MacOS Disk Utility – Use It!

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Apple’s underused included maintenance utility I run my Macintosh using a number of different volumes, including backups, which allows me to use MacOS Disk Utility to conduct routine disk maintenance activity. The most important feature include in Apple’s included application…

Will You Cut The Cable Cord?

Content deals and fees may delay Apple TV update.

HBO Now joins growing list of subscription services bypassing cable companies Ever since Apple TV expanded to its current streaming versions, it only became a matter of time before many of us would cut the cable cord. One of the…

Driverless Cars? No Way.

Who wants a driverless car when you can drive a classic 1965 GTO with less than 11,000 miles on it?

I want to be behind the wheel, not in the back seat I find myself shrugging my shoulders at the though of driverless cars. I think I’m pretty typical of guys born during the 1950s. There were the real grease…

Steve Jobs Had No Interest In Television

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New book throws cold water on “I cracked it” quote amazon.com leaked a few tantalizing tidbits from “Becoming Steve Jobs” that makes it clear Steve Jobs had no interest in television. This runs counter to all the hype and rumors…

On Further Review It Is Apple Watch Sport

Gold may be best, but Stainless Steel will be on my wrist.

With no real differences, saving $200 make great sense I thought long and hard about buying the Stainless Steel Apple Watch but on further review I concluded it’s just not worth $200 more than the Apple Watch Sport. That extra $200…

CIA Should Stick To Spying On Bad Guys

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Edward Snowdon outs effort by Langley to Break Apple’s encryption I grew up during a time when you could trust the government and count on the Spooks in the CIA to stick to spying on Bad Guys, not the guys…

MacBook Surprise At Apple Watch Launch

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Apple Watch Edition pricing set at $10,000 While just about everyone was focused on all the news surround Apple Watch, the iMaker delivered an impressive new MacBook surprise. The new 12 inch laptop with Retina Display is a major new…

Apple Is Enjoying Big Momentum

iPhone now accounts for 69% of the iMaker's revenue.

iPhones are surging in China There should be no doubt that Apple is enjoying big momentum after the monstrous results the iMaker reported for its 1st Quarter 2015. There were quite a few of the perpetually negative Apple analysts who…

It’s Time For Apple Watch

I put more faith in Apple's plans than the speculation of pundits.

Monday should answer all the questions It’s time to Spring Forward and in addition to moving your clocks forward one hour it means it’s time for Apple Watch. The only thing that was firmly set during the September introduction was…

Apple Will Join The Big Boys

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iMaker will enter the Dow Jones 30 Industrial Average Steve Jobs must have the most Heavenly smile on his face as news broke yesterday that Apple will join the big boys as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial 30.…

iPhones Outsold Samsung Galaxy

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Christmas Quarter puts Apple on top of smartphone sales It was pretty clear to most folks paying attention that Apple’s iPhones outsold Samsung Galaxy models in the calendar fourth quarter of 2014. That didn’t stop Android centric Strategy Analytics from…