Apple Deserves Those JD Powers Awards

Apple stands heads and shoulders above all competitors when it comes to customer service.

Apple delivers where others fail I received an email from the customer service group that illustrates why Apple deserves those JD Powers awards for quality service. As I detailed yesterday, UPS dropped the ball completely as far as I’m concerned.…

The Sorry State Of Customer Service

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UPS ‘loses’ my customized Apple Christmas Cards Article after article addresses the issue of customer service. When it’s done well, very few people pay serious attention to it. But it’s another story altogether when customer service goes wrong. When a…

Apple Wins Big iTunes Case

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Jury says ‘Not Guilty’ in iPod/iTunes Anti-Trust Case The news for Apple out of courtrooms the past two days has been very good as the big iTunes case came to a close. The Cupertino powerhouse won a full victory as…

Apple Appeal Of Its eBook Loss

Court after court is beginning to bring the gavel down on Samsung.

Two of three judges openly hostile to government’s case Just last week, Eddy Cue, the Apple executive at the forefront of the iMaker’s negotiations with book publishers, spoke with reporters. During the interview, he seemed very confident in advance of…

Charlton Heston As Moses Tops Bale

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Exodus: Gods and Kings is no Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses, was released in 1956. It is to many the definitive Cecil B. DeMille film. Released in November 1956, The Ten Commandments went on to…

I Sure Wish I Owned An Original Apple One

Working original Apple I commands $365K at auction It’s hard to wrap my mind around the idea that an original Apple One that works commands $365,000 at an auction. Heck, previous auctions for working models have sold for even higher…

Ford Has A Better Idea

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Automaker drops Microsoft Sync for Apple’s CarPlay, Android Auto Long ago, Lee Iacocca told us “Ford has a better idea” whose name was Mustang. Ford announced it has another better idea. The U.S. automaker announced it was dropping support for…

Jesse Jackson Tried To Strongarm Apple

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Meets with Cook one day, leads protest the next One of the country’s biggest race hustlers, Jesse Jackson tried to strongarm Apple. Apparently he failed in his attempts to wring big sums of money from Tim Cook for his Rainbow…

iPhone 6 Plus To Fly The Friendly Skies

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United Airlines will deploy 23,000 iPhones to Flight Attendants United Airlines is set to launch a huge initiative that will set up the iPhone 6 Plus to fly the friendly skies and rack up some serious mileage. It is part…

iPad Air 2 Rated Best On Top Android Site

And the winner is...
iPad Air 2!

Apple iPad Air 2 rates best at Android Police My son-in-law is a PC/Android user who gets a very big kick out of busting the chops of his iPad Air and Macintosh Fanboy father-in-law. He has even convince my daughter,…

IDC Says 250 million iPads Spells Doom

How do 2.5 million Chromebooks in 2013 doom 68 Million iPads during the same period?

Research Firm Claims 2.5 Million Chromebook sales is Apple threat> It takes ineptitude or something far worse for a major research firm to claim that the sales of 250 million iPads and counting means Apple’s tablet market is collapsing. What’s…

The Deals Keep Coming At Best Buy

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$50-$100 discounts of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Just when you thought your wallet would get a break, Best Buy deals keep coming one after another. First there was Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Those offers seemed to be…

Fifth Avenue Apple Store Site of Die-In

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Hundreds of Bozos Protest at Apple and Macy’s It would appear that the same professional protesters who staged the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ shenanigans a couple of years ago decided to die-in at Macy’s and the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in…

iTunes Class Action May Lack Plaintiff

Without plaintiffs with Standing, the judge may have no option other than to dismiss.

One plaintiff removed from case never owned affected iPods The iTunes Class Action lawsuit may be over before too long. Already, one of the two plaintiffs in the case has been removed. It was discovered that Melanie Tucker, one of…

When Will Samsung Wake Up?

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Samsung keeps biting the hand that feeds it Will Samsung wake up and stop cannibalizing itself? The South Korean company’s mobile business keeps putting the screws to its components’ business these past five years. The net result has been disastrous…

2 Apple Court Cases To Watch

Court after court is beginning to bring the gavel down on Samsung.

iTunes DRM and iBook Appeal on the docket There are two Apple court cases that are heading to court. The first is a class action law suit that dates back to 2005. The other is Apple’s appeal of its loss…

iPhones And iPads Rule Cyber Monday

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iOS devices account for 78% of mobile online purchases If there was any lingering doubt as to what company’s products rule Cyber Monday, it was dispelled yesterday. Reports on data collected by analytics firm Custora shows mobile online shoppers overwhelmingly…

The Best Cyber Monday iPhone Deal

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T-Mobile offers free storage upgrade The holiday shopping season is off to a rousing start with the best deals yet offered yesterday on Cyber Monday. The one sure to get a lot of attention was the free storage upgrade offered…

Reflections On A Wonderful Life

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Marion P. Downs, Matriarch of Pediatric Audiology Earlier this year, professionals from around the world gathered in Denver Colorado to pay tribute and honor the wonderful life of the most influential woman in the history of Pediatric Audiology. The event…

So Who Won Black Friday?

iMaker expected to report record breaking quarter. 
Apple is doomed.

Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Toys-R-Us had big days. The dust from the early stampede for doorbuster deals has settled leaving only the question of who won Black Friday? Early indications point to Wal-Mart, despite being targeted with numerous protests, as a big…

Reversal Of Fortune

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Apple and Microsoft paint two different pictures There is no doubt that there has been a reversal of fortune when it comes to the state of affairs at Apple and Microsoft. It’s a far cry from the way things used…

Let The Shopping Craziness Begin

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Black Friday kicks off the rush for deals Not too long ago, before the Internet and high tech gadgets were everywhere, the Christmas shopping craziness didn’t begin until the day after Thanksgiving. And back in the pre Personal Computer days,…

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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Thanks for visiting macs4newbies.com frequently A little over two years ago around Thanksgiving Day 2012, I began writing about Apple, Macintosh, iPhone, iPad and a number of other topics that interest me. I have had a lot of fun selecting…

Will Steve Jobs Biopic Ever Get Made?

Steve Jobs played by an entirely different set of rules. His goal was to win. And he did.

Sony out, Universal in on Isaacson’s biography> There seems to be a number of questions that ask will the Steve Jobs biopic ever get made. The film is purported based on the Walter Isaacson biography about the iconic Apple co…

72 Million iPhones Under The Tree!

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Bigger iPhones to result in new record Apple can’t build them fast enough as analysts predict nearly 72 million iPhones under the Tree this Christmas. Based on supply chain surveys, the iPhone 6 is enjoying a 2 to 1 sales…

Be A Pirate Or Join The Navy?

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Apple Macintosh Pirate Flag as artwork There are countless quotes attributed to Steve Jobs during his two tenures at Apple but his challenge to be a pirate to the Macintosh team is one of my favorites. It’s certainly not as…

ARM A8 Could Power New Apple TV

The ARM A8X powering the new iPad Air 2 is a 64 bit powerhouse packing 3 cores and 3 billion Transistors!

New 64 Bit CPU expected in next Apple TV update Talk of a new Apple TV is always in the air. If new reports are to be believed, that may be about to change. One of the most important aspects…