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  • Apple's Tax Bill Is About To Get Much, Much Bigger [View article]
    Do you want a job assembling iPhones? Any phone for that matter? If you want a job assembling Apple's hottest computer, you could do that in the U.S.A, where they are made, which is not 'stagnating' as you suggest. You would probably need an advanced degree in robotics though!
    Jun 23, 2014. 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + Beats: Cutting Through The Hype And Negativity [View article]
    This deal was a surprise, but it makes a lot of sense in terms of consumer demographics, increasing retail sales, and continuing to work with the music and entertainment industries (so dependent on the younger demographic).

    Also, it stops any more tie-ups with beats and any android copycats.
    May 12, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + Beats: Cutting Through The Hype And Negativity [View article]
    Haha, funny, but what does it matter what ELSE he was doing at the time? He most certainly did invent the 'tablet' (ridiculous earlier attempts went out the window, what is left are total rip offs, or not selling.)
    May 12, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + Beats: Cutting Through The Hype And Negativity [View article]
    ANY MOVE Apple ever makes is wildly criticized. Ditto with products--it doesn't matter what they do, they will be hated to no end.

    Haters come out of the woodwork on any news whatsoever. Sometimes they make up their own bogus 'issues' like antennae gate, Apple Maps (can you say overblown) and other ridiculous snark just to make themselves feel better (but it never cures their delusions).
    May 12, 2014. 10:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + Beats: Cutting Through The Hype And Negativity [View article]
    Again, the uneducated nuts (and PC nerds) crawl out of the woodwork on ANY Apple story ever.
    May 12, 2014. 10:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Ditch Google For Yahoo Search? Never Say Never [View article]
    There is nothing whatsoever 'special' about Google search, except that Google's entire business is riding on this and what they can sell to advertisers. I have switched my search engine to Bing a long time ago. You miss exactly nothing by going with another search engine.

    It's also why Google Now is so lame--it's not an aggregator--if it's not in Google, you don't get it. Siri is much better as it searches MORE than just Google.
    Apr 17, 2014. 02:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Ditch Google For Yahoo Search? Never Say Never [View article]
    What is so 'amazing' about (totally pedestrian) gmail???

    And Apple maps is FAR BETTER than lame-o Google maps. The public perception has been fanned by the google fanboys and paid shame sung TROLLS, but it's a lie. In my state, I know of three places where Google maps will dump you in the middle of nowhere. Apple maps works on all three. Also, street view is a lame gimic, practically USELESS compared with flyover mode in Apple maps.

    A LOT has happened since the FEW graphics glitches appeared in the INITIAL Apple maps.

    You can always tell an uninformed poster or writer when they bring up TIRED OLD ARGUMENTS that are not even true to begin with, let alone now.
    Apr 17, 2014. 02:04 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Ever Reach $700 Again? [View article]
    What security problem? The one where if you are on an unsecured network, you could be hacked? AKA, Gotofail? Totally overblown. Exact same thing happened to all those security wonks who were paying though the nose for RSA 'security'. This only happened in the Apple OSes (and all the PC security products) that went through NSA (not saying they put it there on purpose, looking for suspects, but it's a plausible theory since it fits their needs perfectly and they had ample opportunity. Besides which, Apple fixed the problem as soon as it got out. Mac took an extra day, but then, who is using unsecure network with their _computer_ and gets taken out on the first day? Answer: most likely no one.
    Mar 13, 2014. 11:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can't Replace Steve Jobs - But It Must Try [View article]
    "So, competitors don't have to come up with any new ideas, but Apple does. Hmmm….strange standards." This is exactly true, actually. Look at Samsung, they have done nothing but rearrange features and add ones that make no sense (but are sometimes enough of a flashy shiny object to get people to notice. e.g. taking 'stills' in the middle of a video--just ignore that any iPhone can do this--PERFECTLY--after the fact (when your tapping is not going to be reflected in the video).
    Mar 12, 2014. 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can't Replace Steve Jobs - But It Must Try [View article]
    G3 chip was the secret to iMac success, along with many other things such as awesome design, iTunes, and the first machine to adopt USB (USB was nothing but a rushed to market, dumbed down version of Apple's firewire.) Firewire was invented at Apple (really polished an open standard and then re-released it to open source only asking for payment if vendors wanted to call it firewire. Most (Sony, etc...) didn't bother with the name and just called it something else. This was all PRE JOBS.

    Mac is responsible for nearly every good feature on computers, period. They weren't all Apple's original ideas, but they were all made into reality by Apple. Where do you think they got the better parts of Windows? This can hardly be a criticism of Steve Jobs or his successors.

    In that first four years, Jobs did a TON of great things, not the least of which was reinvigorating the Mac with OS X (Nextstep, but written to support the Mac interface as much as possible.)
    Mar 12, 2014. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can't Replace Steve Jobs - But It Must Try [View article]
    But then, you are not beating the Apple hating or short case, obviously.
    Mar 12, 2014. 12:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: $635 Price Target Feels Right [View article]
    Apparently you have not tried texting with Siri. Maybe I am just lucky, but she gets my dictation nearly perfectly. And with the update this week, she no longer thinks I am done when I am merely pausing to think.

    This would work from a watch. Personally, I would probably not wear one, but then again, it's not going to look or function anything like Samsung's rushed to market embarrassment.
    Mar 12, 2014. 11:24 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster [View article]
    Respectfully disagree. Everyone wants the best, or has convinced themselves they are already getting it. It doesn't even matter what they use it for. This was true of PCs and is true of (real) smartphones since the iPhone shipped. iPhone 5s is easily 2x the performance of anything else out there. And they do have uses for it, such as 100 frame per second slow motion video.
    Mar 10, 2014. 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster [View article]
    Dictation works great, actually, and is much faster than your claim.
    Mar 10, 2014. 06:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster [View article]
    LOL, Google Nexus is perhaps the SOLE andy-roid that is even deemed worthy of a software upgrade. Of course, Google is getting back out of selling that, so it may not last. And it's not even in the same ballpark regarding support (of ANY kind) when compared to Apple. But you saved $20 on the initial handset. Nice!
    Mar 10, 2014. 06:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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