Apple Q2 Decline Delivers Market Share

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Macs, iPads and iPhones gains share and profits as PCs Android falter After the latest earnings season report on the iMaker’s performance, pundits celebrated the Apple Q2 decline while conveniently ignoring all the upside news that Apple reported. Even though…

Ridesharing Remains The Killer App

Travelers will soon be able to call an Uber or Lyft after arriving at LAX under a decision Thursday by Board of Airport Commissioners.

iPhone users everywhere are Driver Partners and Riders Earlier this week marked an interesting anniversary for me! Yes indeed. It was one one year ago this week that I threw off the shackles of indentured servitude otherwise know as a…

$10.5 Billion Gain? AAPL Is Dog Of Dow

A thousand songs in your picket changed everything about the music industry.

Will Wall Street EVER get Apple? The past week has seen so many negative reports on Apple’s ‘dismal’ quarter that each story must now start with “AAPL is Dog of Dow.” Since when did earning $10.5 Billion in a single…

Apple Doomed after earnings of $10.5B

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After years of robust growth, Apple revenue declines 12% No one who follows Apple with any interest should be surprise that after reporting earnings of $10.5 Billion, pundits once again have dusted off the ‘Apple Doomed’ stories again. Did these…

Happy 40th Birthday Apple!

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April 1, 1976 the 2 Steves took on the World Only fools could have predicted on April 1, 1976 that four decades later the world would be shouting “Happy 40th Birthday Apple” to the world’s most valuable company. But from…

iPhone Case Was NEVER About Terrorism

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Apple wins as FBI Withdraws from legal case Today’s announcement by the FBI that an unidentified source helped the Feds open the San Bernadino iPhone is a pretty clear sign that the iPhone case was never about terrorism. Huge kudos…

Apple FBI Solution A Fingertip Away

Kudos to Tim Cook for taking a stand for privacy against an over intrusive government.

Embed A secret Fingerprint to unlock all iPhones It seems to me that there is a very simple Apple FBI solution that keeps everyone’s data private and secure while making a key available to unlock a specific iPhone when such…

Fanfare For A Progressive Rock Giant

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Keith Emerson’s show has ended I’ll never forget my introduction to Progressive Rock the very first time I heard Emerson, Lake and Palmer. My brother-in-law David was then, and remains today, the most serious audiophile I have ever known. He…

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Apple Appeal

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Apple must payout eBook settlement Earlier in the week, the news headline, “SCOTUS declines to hear Apple appeal” caught me by surprise. Though I am not a lawyer skilled in such matters, common sense sure seemed to infer that this…

Uber And Lyft Apps Drive Disruption

The Ride Sharing Network Apps are turning the ground transportation industry upside down. Click this image to get your free credit of $20 toward your first Uber ride.

Ridesharing transforms ground transportation I continue to be impressed with the whole Uber and Lyft apps ridesharing phenomena. There has never been a more profound example of “Creative Destruction” in the history of modern business. Men and women everywhere in…

iPhones Spawn Killer Apps

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Apple’s iOS Platform lets apps rule mobile lifestyle Very few people attending MacWorld in January of 2007 could have predicted the extent to which iPhones spawn killer apps. When Steve Jobs described Apple’s new initiative to the assembled crowd at…

PageMaker And Macintosh

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Aldus delivered the first Macintosh Killer App 1985 was the year a small software company named Aldus launched a page layout application called PageMaker and Macintosh as a sustainable computer platform was assured. It’s hard to believe that the first…

Apple Is Right On iPhone Security

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4th Amendment protects from unreasonable Search & Seasures In spite of the loud calls from the political class for Apple to bow to the will of the government regarding the San Bernardino iPhone 5C, Apple is right on iPhone security…

The Original Killer Apps

Before Maps & Uber, Speadsheets, Words & Data ruled Every time new technology appears, the pundits begin writing about which ones will be up to the standards of the original killer apps. It has been that way since the early…

iPhone Rules Smartphones

Apple has decided to deliver the ARM A9 fabrication contract to Samsung over TSMC.

No slowdown after 8 Years of record setting sales Despite the Apple naysayers quarterly predictions to the contrary, iPhone rules smartphones sales. Apple’s flagship product will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. That’s not to say that Apple…

Google Tops Market No More… Oops

And so, it begins again...

Google’s reign was short lived Well, it didn’t take long to cross out those Google Tops Market headlines. Apple finds itself back in familiar territory. The iMaker closed up fractionally at $96.38. That delivered a Market Cap of $534.4 Billion…

The Day The Music Died

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Rock & Roll Heaven got its first members Anyone remotely interested in music, particularly Rock & Roll music, knows why Don McLean sang about the day the music died. American Pie, McLean’s epic song, pays homage to lives cut short…

Google Tops By Market Cap

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Search Giant exceeds Apple as most valuable It’s no surprise to see the news that Google tops Apple as the world’s most valuable company by market cap. It doesn’t seem to matter that Apple makes more profit in a single…

Time Waits For No One

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Facebook is a bridge between Yesterday and Today Time is gone before we know it. I think our first awareness of how time impacts our lives happens when we become school children. Up until we (ok, some of us) get…

Apple Earns $18.4 Billion, AAPL Plunges

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Record revenue, record profits, record iPhone sales – Wall Street sells off Tim Cook announced records in Revenue, Profits and iPhone sales but even the biggest profit in business history couldn’t hold off Wall Street as shares in AAPL plunges.…

The Four Horsemen Of Apple Success

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iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch created juggernaut 2001 was a watershed year that many point to when discussing the great turnaround resulting in the stunning magnitude of the Apple success story. There had been a few small victories that…

When Hackers Attack

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Macs4newbies was the victim of a malicious attack We instinctively know there is a dark underbelly to the Internet but when hackers attack, it usually happens to someone other than ourselves. Well, that someone else became me right after the…

Samsung Continues To Sink

Will Samsung ever do its own work? Not if Galaxy 6 is any indication.

South Korean tech giant profits sink chasing market share If anyone needed more proof that chasing market share for its own sake is a fool’s errand, one only needs to watch as Samsung continues to sink because of that strategy.…

Smartphone Subsidies Are Dead

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AT&T, Apple’s original carrier partner ends two year deals After T-Mobile kicked off its “Un-Carrier” campaign in 2013, it was only a matter of time before smartphone subsidies went the way of the Dodo. In a little less than a…

Apple TV Set For A Big 2016

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Daniel Eran Dilger looks at what’s in store for Apple TV I have been a big fan of Apple TV since the product was first introduced in January of 2007. The original device was really a stripped down Pentium powered…

Apple Devices Ruled Christmas Stockings

According to Flurry Analytics, Apple ruled device activations over Christmas.

Nearly 50% of activated devices made by Apple The numbers are coming in and it’s pretty clear that Apple devices ruled over the Christmas holiday. In a report published by Yahoo, Flurry Analytics concluded that Apple accounted for more than…

What Apple Gear Did Santa Bring You?

Santa was exhausted after delivering all those Apple goodies all over the world.

AppleTV and Apple Watch among big holiday gifts So boys and girls, what Apple gear did Santa bring you this Christmas? Our house got a fair share of Apple goodies. For starters, I received the charging base for my Apple…