Apple Watch Arrives

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Thursday saw the first deliveries of pre ordered watches Ever since the news broke last week that Apple had been the charging credit cards of those Apple Watch customers who pre ordered, I was hoping I would be one of…

Comcast Walked Away From Time Warner

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$45 Billion Dollar deal came under severe scrutiny A few months ago, it appeared to be a done deal but Comcast walked away from Time Warner. The merger would have been one of the biggest in the entertainment/media industry. But…

New iPods Coming Soon

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Iconic music players to see first major refresh in three years It used to be a cause for the rumor mills to explode with excitement when reported leaks said new iPods coming soon. Sadly, that not the case any more.…

Apple Will Top 2nd Quarter Expectations

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Sales of iPhone in China set to lead to new records Apple is not going to come close to matching its record shattering Christmas results but there should be no doubt that Apple will top 2nd quarter expectations. iPhone continues…

Apple Watch Began Shipping

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Credit Card charges indicate Apple begins to ship A number of indications appeared which seem to show that Apple Watch began shipping this week. Quite a few high profile celebrities are out and about sporting Apple Watch Editions with full…

Google Drops YouTube For Older Devices

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iOS devices must run iOS 7, Apple TV 2 is out of luck YouTube may not work on your iOS device soon as Google drops YouTube for older devices. In addition to certain Apple device, Google will also drop support…

The Big Apple Is Big On Baseball

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Time for a change of pace before Apple’s Quarterly Results It’s pretty clear if you follow the Back Pages of New York City’s two tabloids that the Big Apple is big on baseball early into the 2015 Major League Baseball…

Apple Impulse Purchase Products

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Apple Gifts Cards will do in a pinch, but Apple TV is better There are numerous occasions for gift giving outside the traditional Christmas Season including Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Graduations and Birthdays that make Apple Impulse Purchase Products great…

The iPhone vs Android War Goes Too Far

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Two drunk roommates smash beer bottles and stab each other I am an unabashed Apple FanBoy but even I have to say the news of two bozos taking the iPhone vs Android War to the emergency room is definitely going…

What Does She Mean No Lines?

If you insist on wearing Apple Watch while showering or wading in the pool, lake or at the beach, be sure to get the Malanese Loop band.

Angela Ahrendts says Apple Watch will hit stores in May I thought it was a misprint and thought to myself “What does she mean no lines?” Evidently Apple’s new retailing boss has no intention of seeing long lines of buyers…

When Windows 95 Almost Killed Apple

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The Summer of ’95 was not a good time for Apple There was an earthquake in the computer industry That almost killed Apple. It came out of the Pacific Northwest. It’s seismic impact would be felt all the way down…

What Are You Passionate About?

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Little Red Corvettes, The Yankees and Rock & Roll What are you passionate about? Most of us guys, and quite a few gals, have a few things in our lives which really get us pumped up and enthused. I’m not…

Apple Watch Expectations Higher

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Pre order demand strong. Exceeds all forecasts Leading up to the beginning of pre orders, Apple Watch expectations for launch day and the opening weekend were modest. Most prognosticators were looking for 1 million pre orders. Expectations had sales during…

There Were No Apple Watch Lines

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New marketing approaches deliver more personal attention Apple deployed a new strategy regarding the pre ordering of Apple Watch that pretty much guaranteed no Apple Watch lines. This new product would not remind people of new iPhone introductions. Customers had…

Apple Care For Apple Watch

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Extended 2 year warranty protection is a good idea In the past, I have always purchased Apple’s Apple Care extended service plans on our Macs but is Apple Care for Apple Watch a good idea? The short answer is a…

Apple Watch Delivery in 6 – 8 Weeks

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Pre ordering was quick and easy After placing my order at The Short Hills Mall Apple Store, the confirmation page informed me that my Apple Watch delivery would take place sometime in June! I kind of expected that after I…

Mac Sales Surge While PCs Dive

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Apple gains market share with 9% growth rest of industry down 5.2% Apple had another standout quarter as Mac sales surge in the face of continuing pressure on the overall PC market. According to Research firm Gartner, Apple experience growth…

Government Tax Policy Hypocrisy

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Entice with tax breaks, then complain when the companies use the breaks The degree of government tax policy hypocrisy is so extreme it’s almost a caricature of itself. Politicians around the world, particularly in smaller countries, create attractive tax conditions…

Disney Is Releasing The Force On iTunes

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All 6 Episodes of Star Wars Saga to be released on April 10 Han shot first but the Mouse House of Walt Disney is releasing the Force on iTunes with the George Lucas edited “Special Editions” of the original Trilogy.…

Apple Watch Is Water Resistant

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Shower Ok, but don’t wear it in a bath or diving I received a distressed voice message from a dear friend last night concerned that though Apple Watch is water resistant, it is not waterproof. I guess this is an…

Why iPad Appeals To Casual Mac Users

More than 42% of Apple products are purchased by Baby Boomers. No surprise there. Steve Jobs was the king of Baby Boomers.

Software familiarity, ease of use and extreme lightweight I have been using the iPad since late 2010 and there are a number of reasons why iPad appeals to Apple’s installed base of Macintosh users. For some, it’s a replacement for…

The Lord Is Risen. Alleluia!

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May you all find Pease this Easter Sunday The Lord is Risen! When I was a young Catholic school Choirboy in the early 1960s, High Holy Mass was still said in Latin. But the Hymms, especially those in the Westminster…

Tim Cook Under Fire For Hypocrisy

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Critics question Cook’s honesty over Indiana Religious Freedom Act I am not surprised to see Tim Cook under fire for hypocrisy over his tweets and Washington Post editorial concerning Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act. In the past 15 months, even before…

How Many Apple Watch Pre Orders?

If you insist on wearing Apple Watch while showering or wading in the pool, lake or at the beach, be sure to get the Malanese Loop band.

Predictions are all over the place for presale weekend The first big event of Apple’s 3rd Fiscal Quarter will be the Apple Watch and many wonder how many Apple Watch pre orders will the iMaker receive? The projections for the…

Apple Had A Birthday Party!

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World’s most valuable company founded April 1, 1976 On April Fools Day Apple had a birthday. Back on April 1, 1976, 39 year old Apple was born. What a journey it has been. In the late 1970s, Apple was the…

Apple 2nd Qtr Ends. Results April 27

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

Expect more record performance in iPhones and Macs March has come and gone and with it, the Apple 2nd Qtr ends. The actual results for the quarter will be reported on April 27, 2015. The results will obviously not break…

The Halo Effect Into Overdrive

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Apple Watch and iPhone will be beyond anything iPod achieved On April 10, 2015, Apple will showcase its new Apple Watches and begin to take orders that will shift the Halo Effect into overdrive. This will be very different than…