Samsung Profits Tank Again

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Apple paid more in taxes than Samsung earned Apple and Samsung are traveling in opposite directions as Apple sets profit records while Samsung profits tank again. It really is a tale of two companies. Apple pursues an unmatched passion for…

Inside The 1st Quarter Numbers Of Apple

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Apple reports biggest profit since Mankind learned to count There was an interesting graphic yesterday that caught my attention that went inside the 1st quarter numbers of Apple. Financial writers everywhere are scrambling. They all want to put their own…

Apple Reports Massive Christmas Quarter

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Incredible sales volume carries Apple to huge record Every year around this time, Apple reports massive Christmas Quarter results. Yesterday, Apple obliterated its previous Christmas Revenue and Earnings records. The results simply are stunning. How’s this for a unit sales…

Use FaceTime To Make Podcasts

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Use your Mac to record both parties in a FaceTime “interview” I spent more than a year looking for an easy way to use FaceTime to make podcasts. My search was hindered by my desire to do it using two…

FaceTime The iOS Killer App

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Apple’s video chat app is that and so much more Way back in 2010, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 and along with it introduced FaceTime the iOS Killer app. There had been previous methods for doing video chats but…

Nearly 60% Still Plan To Buy iPhone 6

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Demand remains at high level going forward In my previous post, I looked at Apple’s iPhone Christmas quarter expectations and discovered nearly 60% still plan to buy iPhone 6 as the new year gets into full swing. The enthusiasm is…

iPhone 6 Demand Remains Strong

iPhone demand remains strong as Apple improves lead times significantly.

Apple accounts for 50% of all U.S. activations in Q4 2014 Four months after being introduced in the United States, iPhone 6 demand remains strong. In fact, it’s so strong many analysts are predicting another record breaking sales result from…

Google Jumps Into Wireless Arena

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Search giant wants to own a piece of the pipe The Wall Street Journal is reporting that T-Mobile and Sprint have signed deals that will ensure Google jumps into wireless in a big way. Whether or not this is a…

Apple Watch Doomed? Not To Tag Heuer

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Swiss Watch CEO excited about wearing Apple Watch Last week, a number of tech industry financial analysts lowered expectations on the iMaker as they hit the “Apple Watch Doomed” button. It’s unclear what they based their analysis on however. Perhaps…

It’s Always Deja Vu With New Apple Devices

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Pundits predict ‘Doom & Gloom’ for Apple ever since Windows 95 Is it just me or do most Apple fans feel it’s always deja vu with new Apple devices? I sure feel like I’ve seen this picture before. In fact,…

A Look Back On The Clock Speed Myth

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How PowerPC RISC chips won the battle but lost the war No could have anticipated in the early days of personal computers that clock speed would become the marketing hammer that it did. When Macintosh was introduced in 1984, Apple…

Baby Boomer Generation And High Tech

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Computers, smartphone and other gadgets snapped up by Golden Oldies The Baby Boomer Generation is 77 million members strong. The youngest of the Generation turned 50 years old in 2014. That means every member of the biggest generation alive today…

A Lot Has Changed Since Windows 95

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Mister Softy still dominates the Desktop but not much else A lot has changed since Windows 95 made its debut in August of 1995. The product was launched to the hit song ‘Start Me Up’ by The Rolling Stones. It…

Apple Sets The Agenda

Happy Thanksgiving!

CES feels the presence of the iMaker everywhere There was a time not very long ago that if someone suggested Apple sets the agenda in the high tech industry, that person would be carted off to the looney bin. These…

Apple Watch Coming Sooner Than Later

When it becomes available, this is the Apple Watch with my name on it.

New reports suggest Apple may sell 35 million in 2015 The new year is well on its way and if early reports are to be believed, Apple Watch will be arriving sooner than later. Of course, it’s pretty hard to…

Charlie Hebdo Lines Longer Than iPhone

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1st issue since Al Qaida attack sells 3 million copies before 6AM Anyone not paying attention to the news this past week might have thought some new hot tech gadget was suddenly introduced as lines longer than iPhone formed. But…

Apple Ends Song Of The Week Promo

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Some pundits make much ado about nothing Although I grew up on Rock & Roll, I can’t get too excited about the headlines blaring “Apple ends Song of the Week promo.” What’s the big deal? I think in the entire…

IDC Says Mac Sales Are Soaring

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Apple sells record 5.8 Million computers IDC announced its 4th quarter 2014 results and the big takeaway is that Mac sales are soaring to heights never before seen by Apple. According to IDC, Apple’s global market share of PCs grew…

iPhone Debut Was 8 Years Ago

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Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s iPhone at 2007 Macworld It’s hard to believe it was that long ago. Steve Jobs walked on stage at the Moscone Convention Center on January 9, 2007 and proceeded to launch into the original iPhone debut.…

iPad Is The Best Laptop Alternative

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iCould storage plus iPad power and convenience trump Chromebook There have been numerous reports lately indicating Apple may be looking to strip down the MacNook Air to make it more attractive as the best laptop alternative to a Chromebook. I…

CES Exhibits A Knockoff Apple Watch

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Chinese company sells fake Apple Watch for $27! It sure didn’t take long for the Chinese counterfeiters to mobilize as one of their own at CES exhibits a knockoff Apple Watch. Counterfeiting high end accessories like watches is nothing new.…

Shrinking Profits Sink Samsung

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Mobile business continues retreat as iPhones rule high end There is more proof that chasing low margin/no profit mid and lower tier handsets is bad business as shrinking profits sink Samsung 4th Quarter outlook. This is the second quarter in…

iPhone Market Share Zooms

Sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lead Apple to significant Market Share Gains.

New larger iPhones drive major market share gains There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind these days after new reports show Apple’s iPhone market share gaining significantly in markets around the world. The success of the new larger iPhone…

AT&T Shows Off iPad Smartcase

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Case adds battery, SD Card and LTE 4G for WiFi iPads One of the more interesting products highlighted at CES is a just announce iPad Smartcase from AT&T. Called the Modio Smartcase, Apple’s original cellular carrier partner indicated the cases…

CES Kicks Off

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Apple Watch influence is everywhere The tech buzz as the CES kicks off is for a product not expected to become available before April of this year. However, attendees wouldn’t know that based upon app the accessories being shown for…

Apple Watch Will Be Big In 2015

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Baby Boomers will drive sales of Apple’s Timepiece There is no doubt in my mind that the Apple Watch will be big in 2015. It is also pretty obvious to me that one of the biggest consumer groups for the…

iPads Make Better Sense For Boomers

During 2008 earnings call, Jobs plainly stated, "We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a hunk of junk." So Apple made the iPad!

The Stylus is problem number one There are quite a few reasons why I thing iPads make better sense for Boomers thinking about tablets. The obvious advantages start with the quality of Apple’s tablets themselves. We Baby Boomers like a…