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  • Apple: The Stark Contrast Between iPad And Surface Sales [View article]

    "Office is a relic of old world computing. If you want to run Office, a notebook is pretty much ideal for it. I suggest a MacBook, but if want the real old world feel, Windows 7 should be fine."

    It is painfully obvious that your allegiance lies with Apple, so I'm not going to debate the issue with you. Neither one of us will convince the other. Just for the record though, I'm not a noob and have used computers heavily for 30 years.

    You have what works for you, and I'm happy for you. However, just to be blunt.... you haven't slightest clue what works for me. I've used Windows. I've used Android. I've used Apple. The only thing I haven't tinkered with is Linux. I go back to what works best for me and the tasks I perform (and that's Windows). In the end, what works for me is all that matters and we can disagree, no problem. Have a good day.

    Jul 23, 2015. 06:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Stark Contrast Between iPad And Surface Sales [View article]

    I agree with you. My wife has had an iPad for a few years. Kind of a handy little device at times, but I don't view it as a "real" computer. Even though retired, I'm deeply entrenched in a Windows based world and I love their office software.

    I own an Android tablet, and view it in the same light as an iPad. It does stuff, but for many of the tasks I want to perform there are simply too many compatibility issues. Comparing Surface sales to other tablets does have some validity in my view. You can still use the Surface for social media, though the Surface is the logical choice for anyone that enjoys using the Microsoft Office suite.

    If I were to buy another tablet, it would certainly be a Surface. The only downside to the Surface is the price. I don't know if they can figure out a way to bring the price down, but if they can, I think it will push sales even higher.
    Jul 23, 2015. 12:49 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Apple Juggernaut Should Be In Every Retirement Portfolio Right Now [View article]
    I agree, RS. I am still undecided as to whether I want to own AAPL stock. What I do know though is that real work requires Windows. That's what the business world runs on. That may change some day, which adds to my interest in AAPL.

    I don't feel like I have to rush into it, but I can see myself owning AAPL stock at some point. Nice article.
    Jul 30, 2014. 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Apple's Dividend Into Perspective [View article]
    Tesla is nothing but a toy for the wealthy at this point. You can buy a "regular" car and put gas in it for years. You would still save money compared to a Tesla.
    May 1, 2014. 11:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Sin: Selling Coke To Buy An Apple [View article]
    When I consider DG stocks, the word Apple never enters my mind. Their div history is non-existent and management doesn't seem to have an interest in talking about their dividend policy, or lack thereof.
    Apr 19, 2013. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Could A Dividend Be More Secure Than Apple's? [View article]
    I guess that if one is a dividend growth investor, dividend growth is a significant factor. In my case, if there is no dependable (and growing) dividend, then I don't want the stock in my portfolio. When it comes to Apple, I'm very much up in the air with regard to dividend growth. I don't know what to expect so I'm not sure I want to own the stock.

    Revenues, earnings, competition and moats are all important. That can be analyzed to death. What I'm more concerned about is management's attitude about the dividend. They haven't exactly made me feel like they care about that.
    Mar 11, 2013. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is No Longer A 'Don't Buy' [View article]
    I have wondered greatly about Apple stock. Fascinating to watch. However, I'm strictly a dividend growth investor so Apple is not a buy candidate. Maybe someday, in 5 or 10 years.

    I've been trying to understand the stock though, simply out of intellectual curiosity. I'm at a loss and don't have the slightest clue what to expect next. I guess that's why I don't trade stocks looking for capital gains.
    Jan 29, 2013. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Avoid Apple Just Because You Are Afraid Of Losing Money [View article]
    Yes, Apple stock has gone crazy and no matter how expensive it gets, it's always "cheap". I'm a dividend investor so Apple won't make in on my radar screen. Yup, I'm one of those that believes Apple would dive soon after I bought it. I think a financial crisis of any reasonable proportion will bring it down fast. Considering the state of the world economy, stocks like Apple make me jumpy.
    Mar 16, 2012. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Big Issues Driving Apple Stock Lower [View article]
    Guess I never understood the "more affordable" aspect of investing. A stock split is a non-event in my mind and has no lasting impact on stock values. If someone can't afford to buy a share at $300, they probably don't need to be buying stocks. I guess with BRK-A shares I could understand, which is why they created BRK-B shares, but a $300 stock? Nah... a stock split would be meaningless.
    Jun 21, 2011. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple and Location Tracking: This Is Not 1984 [View article]
    Well it's rather simple really. To say that you COULD care less means that you care somewhat, because your level of caring has the potential to go even lower.

    To say that you COULDN'T (could not) care less means you don't care at all, because your level of caring can't go any lower.

    It's amazing how many people get this wrong, but I suspect it is because it is kind of a double negative.
    Apr 28, 2011. 09:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple and Location Tracking: This Is Not 1984 [View article]
    Minor article edit. You said "I think companies like Apple and Google have high standards, plus they could care less where you are outside of selling you something else you don't need."

    Should be "COULDN'T care less".

    But you're correct..... this is not 1984.
    Apr 27, 2011. 08:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons To Buy Apple Stock Now [View article]
    $200? $250?? the end of the year?? That seems a bit much to hope for. My gut hunch is that the market stays in the crapper for 08. I don't own any AAPL and don't plan to for awhile.

    My first concern is for the economy in general. My second concern is for general market sentiment. Apple may be a good company with good products but this is flat out not a good time to be dumping more money into the market.
    Mar 8, 2008. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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