Gazelle Offers Top Dollars For iPhones

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Online trade in company will pay up to $480! If you need a little extra cash to pay for that new iPhone, you may want to take advantage of the Gazelle offers announced this week. Between now and September 9,…

How Serious Is Apple About Cars?

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Recent hires point to acceleration of Project Titan How serious is Apple about cars? The last twenty years has seen automobiles essentially become rolling computers. So the quick and easy answer is probably pretty serious. All journeys start with baby…

Apple And Samsung Are Still At It

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

Judge in ongoing patent case has had enough Since 2012, Apple and Samsung have been engaged in a couple of significant patent infringement cases. In both, Apple prevailed. Samsung for its part, has refused to pay Apple the monetary sums…

Apple TV Will Crush SmartTVs

Apple will soon update from the Apple TV 3 shown here.

Siri, App Store, Remote Sensors and speed rule The iMaker has added a bit of a tease to Siri that has led many to think Apple TV will crush SmartTVs (or what passes for smart these days). Apple announced its…

Tim Cook’s 58 Million Reasons To Smile

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Apple CEO receives 560,000 restricted shares of AAPL There are 58 million reasons to smile if your name is Tim Cook. That’s the value in dollars of the shares awarded to the Apple CEO for meeting performance marks. Cook, in…

Best Buy Is Bullish On Apple Watch

Simply press the digital crown and the side button simultaneously and hold them for 10 to 12 seconds. Your Apple Watch will restart and all will be well again.

Store within Store rollout stronger than expected Anyone still harboring doubts about the success of Apple Watch must have missed the reports indicating Best Buy is bullish on Apple Watch. What started out as a 100 store partnership between Apple…

Swatch CEO “Apple Watch Interesting Toy”

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Macintosh was once called a “Cute Graphics Toy” According to the Swatch CEO, the Apple Watch is not much more than an interesting toy. I can’t help but think back to the early 1984 when just about everyone in the…

AAPL Mauled By Chinese Bears

65 times since 1995, Tech Pundits have declared Apple is Doomed! Why should Apple Watch herald anything different?

$160 Billion in Market Value devoured in Stock Market slump Lots of folks are asking assorted questions as to why was AAPL mauled in the current stock market pullback. The obvious answer is, in a correction like this, just about…

Will Samsung Ever Learn?

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

Denied full appeals hearing, company heads to SCOTUS I find myself shaking my head and wondering when will Samsung ever learn its lesson. Earlier this year, Samsung’s effort to have Apple’s 2012 victory in its patent case covering iPhone overturned…

Life In The Fast Lane

Now, if Apple is making something like my 1985 Corvette with a gas burning beast under the hood, I'd take it for a test drive.

Thirty years ago today, My life took a bad turn “He was a hard-headed man. He was brutally handsome…” Everything about the late Seventies and early Eighties was Life in the Fast Lane and I was drawing Aces. I was…

Apple TV To Double As Game Console

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Latest version of Apple’s Hobby Project may be Game Changer I have been an advocate of the Apple TV since the very first generation introduced by Steve Jobs back in January 2007. Most folks will not recall that Apple’s hobby…

China Devalues Currency – Apple Doomed

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The latest lame reason Apple Bears sell off AAPL Over the nearly twenty years since Steve Jobs returned from the wilderness to lead Apple back to the promised land, that China devalues currency was not high on the list of…

The Apple Secret Weapon – Buying Power

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Tim Cook begins to demand price cuts on key components It’s not enough that Apple keeps ringing Samsung’s bell in the consumer marketplace but now the South Korean company must deal with the Apple Secret Weapon. After years of being…

Who Cares About Google Or Alphabet?

The world's biggest search engine wants a piece of the cellular network business.
This is a deal that can cut both ways.

Convoluted hogwash from Larry Page I gave to admit that I shook my head back and forth asking myself “Who cares about Google and what it’s. New name is?” Next I asked myself “Why would Larry Page want to change…

Apple Online Store Merged With Website

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Store now integrated in main site Earlier this week, the Apple Online Store was merged into the general website. After navigating the site for a short while, it was clear to me that it is a very good solution. Products…

New iPhone Arrives September 9

Long awaited Apple TV 4 to be unveiled as well The news sites were quick to pick up on the reports that the new iPhone arrives September 9, 2015. In addition to the introduction of at least two new phones,…

Apple Gets a Market Cap Shave

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$90 Billion reduction in Market Value after sell off Well, those Wall Street Wizards of Smart thought it was due time that Apple gets a market cap shave. And guess what? It was a shave worth more than the value…

Sometimes A Macintosh Dies

Sometimes, a MacBook gives up the ghost.

High repair cost makes it easier to bury an old friend It’s quite a well known fact that Macintosh Computers have much higher residual value than their Windows counterparts, but sometimes a Macintosh dies. Such is the case with two…

Uber Killer App Clobbers Taxis & Limos

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The ride sharing app scores win after win The Uber Killer App continues its winning streak. A few weeks ago, the commission overseeing LAX announced it was authorizing Uber pickups and drop offs at the airport. LAX thus became the…

Uber Riders Get De Blasio To Blink

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Mayor’s proposed cap fizzles as Uber wins another round I had planned on “sharing” my thoughts last week regarding the efforts put forth by Uber Riders, Driver Partners and company officers to get De Blasio to blink on his proposed…

New Life For An Old MacBook

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Nothing does it better than a new hard drive, keyboard and trackpad My brother-in-law did a few minor upgrades that resulted in new life for an old MacBook. I purchased the MacBook back in 2010 from a reseller I do…

Apple And IBM Have Come A Long Way

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Former long ago foes are big partners these days Those of us who have been around since the dawn of the personal computer industry remember a time when Apple and IBM were on opposite sides in the Platform Wars. The…

Now, Back To Macs4Newbies

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Family Emergency behind quiet period Every now and again, I have missed a day or two of posting tidbits to macs4newbies. Unfortunately, a family emergency made finding the time to opine about the interesting happenings in the world of Apple…

After Stock Selloff, AAPL Recovers

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is bullish on Apple Watch. Predicts 36 million units sold in first year.

Positive news on new phones pushes shares higher The news was strong and the records impressive so after the stock selloff, AAPL recovers. No one should be surprised. Traders always buy on rumor and sell on news. Facts? What do…

Apple Breaks More Records Shares Tank

iPhone and Mac sales set new records, Wall Street Sells off When it comes to the iMaker, Apple breaks more records and Wall Street gets pissy. Apple set new records for iPhone sales and Macintosh sales. Revenue is at an…

What will Apple Report?

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

iPhone sales and Apple Watch will drive Q3 Report The speculation has begun in earnest regarding what will Apple report when the company announces its 3rd Fiscal Quarter results. It’s generally believed that the iMaker will have another record breaking…

GTAT In The News Again

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Apple’s former joint venture partner tries to pull a fast one There was a period not long ago when daily stories had GTAT in the news almost daily. I got caught up in the excitement about the co panty like…