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…

Big Brother Goes Too Far Against Apple

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DOJ Number 2 says iOS feature will lead to killing children It should come as no surprise that elements in this administration are advocating an Orwellian position that demonstrates Big Brother goes too far against Apple. The Constitution is viewed…

Foxconn Will Build Displays

Foxconn will be producing the majority of both the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 phablet.

2.6 Billion Dollar Taiwan facility to produce exclusively for Apple Things are going so well for Apple these days that production partner Foxconn will build displays in a new $2.6 Billion Dollar factory. Early indications are that the displays will…

Apple Plans To Take Over GTAT Mesa Plant

The potential of sapphire display technology had profound impact on the future of smartphones and wearable devices.

Former GTAT Sapphire site to be repositioned New reports indicate that Apple plans to take over GTAT Mesa plant that was part of the sapphire venture. Though Apple has not addressed the potential future use for the facility, local Mesa…

Mister Softy Hits The Funny Bone

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New TV Ads for hybrid device are pretty funny The thing I find interesting about Microsoft is how Mister Softy hits the funny bone in its TV ads with products that nobody seems to want to buy. My wife and…

Apple Levels The Playing Field

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

Intel and Samsung fabrication business scramble to catch up The dramatic success the iMaker enjoys in handsets and tablets has meant Apple levels the playing field for CPUs. Intel seems to be the biggest loser in the efforts to score…

Apple Pay Continues To See Rapid Growth

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Apple’s system soars. Google Wallet quits digital goods Early results indicate that Apple Pay continues to see rapid growth since the digital wallet service went live on October 20, 2014. Walgreens and McDonald’s are two of the bigger companies in…

More On Net Neutrality

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The Free Market will take care of Net Neutrality This week has produced a lot of talk on this whole net neutrality business. What’s really at stake is free market capitalism. All the political posturing is just another attempt to…

Apple Watch Coming On Valentines Day?

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Reports indicate initial production to top 40 million The most hotly anticipated new Apple product is rumored to hit the store shelves soon with the Apple Watch coming on Valentines Day. The iMaker expects Apple Watch to be a huge…

Apple Breaks All Time Market Cap Record

Politicians are lusting after a chunk of Apple's Off Shore holdings.

Once ‘beleaguered’ Apple Computer increases valuation record Apple fans everywhere are celebrating the iMaker’s amazing success as Apple Breaks All Time Market Cap records. The incredible transformation from the brink of bankruptcy as Apple Computer to the world’s most valuable…

Wal-Mart Thanksgiving Day Event

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World’s largest retailer announces Holiday Season Sale First Sam’s Club, the Best Buy, now come news about the Wal-Mart Thanksgiving Day event. It seems every retailer is trying to outdo the competition. Retailers big and small are announcing sales offers…

Best Buy Black Friday Deal

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$399 iPad Air 2 kicks off Christmas Shopping Season I though I got a great deal last year with the Best Buy Black Friday deal on the iPad Air. After all, my final net price including tax was $389. However,…

Net Neutrality

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White House wants Internet regulated like a public utility I have not spent a lot of time thinking about Net Neutrality. All I know is anytime the government gets between business and the consumer, it generally bodes poorly for both…

Facebook Analyzes Platform Utilization

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66% of Android users are running 2011 OS versions or older Tech watchers got confirmation of the degree of fragmentation that exists within the Android installed base because Facebook analyzes platform utilization. The report shows that 66% of Android owners…

Malware Threat Hits Apple iOS

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WireLurker attacks Chinese iOS devices through USB As long as I can remember, computer virus attacks were Windows problems but now a new malware threat hits Apple iOS devices and is transmitted by USB. So far, this seems to be…

iPad Continues Web Dominance

There are compelling advantages with iPad Air 2.

Utilization report shows Apple iPad grabs 80% of Web traffic IDC, Gartner and Strategy Analytics phantom white box tablets can’t cover up the fact that Apple’s iPad continues web dominance. In fact, even as those three research companies gushed about…

Pricing The Apple Watch

Does Apple Watch give even Rolex have something to be worried about?

Rumored $4,000 Price Tag on Gold version set for April 2015 A Springtime launch and numerous rumors surfaced this week making pricing the Apple Watch the latest trend in fashionable time pieces. Considering the price of an ounce of gold,…

Apple Cash And Tax Reform

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What do the Election results mean for off shore holdings? One of the first comments made in the aftermath of the Republican takeover of the US Senate had to do with Apple cash and tax reform. In multiple interviews Tuesday…

Disney Movies Anywhere Deal Is Huge

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Cross Platform move bigger than iTunes for Windows The Mouse House made big news yesterday when Mickey’s spokesfolks announced that Disney Movies Anywhere would play on any device. All an Android device owner needs for a Disney Movie purchased on…

Here Comes The iPhone 6 Deals

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Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart kick off early Christmas Sales on iPhones Here it is, only November 4, 2014 and the iPhone 6 deals are already being announced. Not too many years ago, Black Friday represented the official start of the…

The iPad Pro Will Be Mine

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Apple’s next generation tablet set to arrive early in 2015 The iPad Pro has been rumored about ever since the iPad 3 with Retina Display arrived two years ago. The 12.2 inch diagonal display makes such a product a compelling…

Unreasonable Searches And Seizures

Government officials are becoming more Orwellian by the day.

Virginia Court tramples on The Fourth Amendment “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,…