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  • The Future Of Apple Pay [View article]
    Apple is a computer company. Their goal is to sell hardware. They do this by combining as many of the features and devices that people use into one unit, the Iphone. So yeah, they are now working at merging your wallet with your phone. They are not trying to put something into your wallet. They are just making more reasons for people to keep buying the one product that drives all their revenue.

    All this ibank speculation is pure science fiction.
    Nov 7, 2014. 12:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Apple Pay [View article]
    I thought the point was getting rid of cards? If you have an iPhone why you need a card?

    This article makes no sense
    Nov 6, 2014. 08:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's True, Apple Is About To Crush Microsoft With Business Customers [View article]
    When did all the tech writers on SA become shills for Apple?

    Shame
    Oct 26, 2014. 03:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Low-Cost Business Mac: PC Implications [View article]
    No way. Project is a mission critical application. There is no way that anyone who uses Project would even dream of using a stripped down version, which is why it retails for about $1000.

    Seriously people if you don't know what your talking about don't speak.

    There is so much more that goes into "the enterprise" then excel, and so many reasons why MS dominance in real business can not be challenged.

    These articles are ridiculous.
    Sep 8, 2014. 05:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple And Google Crushed Windows Phone [View article]
    Windows phone would be doing a lot better if the carriers were not doing everything in their power to bury it. When I bought my 920, the salesman actively tried to talk me out of the sale. Now that I have upgraded to 8.1 with Cortana, its a huge game changer. My phone is practically alive now, OFFERING me information, which no other phone is capable of. Further the app gap is closing very rapidly, and the ability for app developers to utilize Cortana will also be a game changer.

    Bottom line, Windows phone is fighting tomorrow's battle. I dont think they even care about today's sales. They are just building enough phones to float their continued development.
    Sep 6, 2014. 12:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: New B8 Chip To Start A PC Revolution [View article]
    This is a silly article, and just goes to show how little people understand what IT means in the real world. Today I was using AutoCAD, pulling information from various PDF's and a number of spreadsheets, to create drawings for my installation team. At the same time answering emails and checking my calendar through Outlook, and occasionally getting stuff from the web. Everything I was using was on shared folders for collaboration with other team members. Good luck doing anything like this on an iPad, or really anything else that doesn't use an x86 processor.

    Oh did I mention I was using a $400 dollar dell ideapad?

    Silly
    Sep 5, 2014. 10:02 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster [View article]
    So what will this allow you to do, function wise over previous phones?
    Mar 10, 2014. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    The "problem" with apple is that all of the people that are interested in owning an iPhone, more or less, already have one. Now I put quotes around problem, since I and Apple for that matter don't see it as a problem. They have always been a niche company, and it is pretty obvious to me that it I more important to them that they keep their customers happy and refreshing, then go after ones that don't fit their niche. And they make a killing with this strategy.
    this "problem" is one of wall streets creating.
    Jan 28, 2014. 11:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's A8 -- What It Will Be And Why It Matters [View article]
    Without x86 appLICATIONS, an iPad is still just a toy that runs apps. An Ipad pro wouldn't be very helpful. Now if Apple released a "surface" like iMac, that ran IOS apps, this would be a true game changer.

    ARM and the OSes that run on it, have always been just a stop gap to the era if true mobile computing which is just beginning. You can get tablets and convertibles that run a full windows install and are capable of doing actual work for less then an iPad now (venue 8 and 11). The next generation if Intel powered windows convertibles will seal the deal. The iPad era is ending. I'm sure Apple is aware of this.
    Jan 11, 2014. 09:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Big Things To Expect From Apple In 2014 [View article]
    Aren't these the same things we were supposed to look for in 2013?
    Dec 27, 2013. 08:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Why apple will never release a tv, and will never be dominant in the living room: They have no leverage over the content producers. The reason Apple is so dominant in tech today, more then design, brand loyalty, apps, siri or anything else is because they singlehandedly saved the music industry with iTunes, and by doing so basically took it over. They did so because they had leverage over the industry, they created a market in which their goods could still be sold and put a stop to the rampant piracy that almost destroyed the industry. The profits from this as well as the model for the app store, were used to launch the iphone and the rest is history.

    however, in video content no such leverage exists. For the most part, TV content producers have never been in danger from pirates like the music industry, and movie producers did the smart thing by advancing their own offerings to keep people willing to pay money. So for the most part, video content producers revenues have not been impacted the same way as music producers were, and therefore Apple's attempts to strong arm them failed. There is no Apple TV.

    The next big revolution for TV is already underway through the Xbox One. MS, unlike Apple has always been about creating platforms and making partnerships. We have already seen the start of this revolution in that you can now download content straight from the producers websites. As well Xbox 360 offered apps like HBO and CBC Hockey Night in Canada which would allow you to watch tv shows without cable. The next step is for all networks to produce their own apps which will allow subscriptions to their programming bypassing the cable companies completely. These apps, written for windows 8, will be able to reach your living room, through the Xone, and have the added benefit of "useful on all your devices".

    I also theorize that the Xone and smartglass has the capability to create an even more disruptive paradigm shift in that it is a very small step from what is available right,now for you to be able to buy the products featured on your favorite shows through some kind of smartglass tablet app. How does that change the revenue possibilities from tv? Forget about ads, the whole show becomes an ad if you can buy the wardrobes, accessories etc of the stars right of your tv screen with a click on your tablet or smartphone!

    these two developments, imo are the holy grail of tv revenue streams and MS is better positioned the Apple to get them since they are already further ahead in the tech needed, have a larger market share of users, and have a more inclusive strategy of partnerships then Apple.
    Dec 1, 2013. 12:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Flip Flopping Over Heat From Its Enterprise Customers? [View article]
    Apple has enterprise customers......?
    Apr 26, 2013. 10:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth? [View article]
    I just re-read the very first sentence in this excellent introduction to an illuminating piece of analysis. In it the author clearly states that he believes Apple will still be around in three years. Yet the apple cheerleaders are attacking him for the implications that they perceive in the title.

    The sheer idiocy of the Apple fan base as evidenced by the comments in this article, makes, imo the greatest bear case possible.

    oh yeah, long Apple
    Feb 23, 2013. 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth? [View article]
    On the title, the tag line asks two questions. Everyone seems to be caught up on the first, whereas the reality of the authors thesis lends more weight to the second.

    The concept of breaking a stocks price into price for current worth and cost for future worth is nothing new, it's actually the cornerstone of value investing. However, most die hard Grahmian value investors don't buy tech companies as a rule for the reasons outlined in the article. The author's attempt to apply this types of analysis to a company like Apple is extremely interesting.

    Looking forward to future articles. We need more of this on this site.
    Feb 23, 2013. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth? [View article]
    mindboggling.

    I didn't read it but understand it better then you

    I am actually more bearish now after reading what the bulls have to say.
    Feb 23, 2013. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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