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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 06:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster [View article]
    Newer samsung's don't favor much better (but you conveniently left that out).

    Face facts, samsung is a copy and a VERY incomplete one at that. Also, iPhone 5s is at least TWICE as fast at practically anything, with better battery life, support, integration, real iPad (not just another phone OS on your sammy Tablet) iLife iWork, iCloud, etc...

    All that for like $50 'savings' to get the sammysung (and worth $200 less in two years). What a DEAL.
    Mar 10 06:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Clue That Apple Is 'Cooking' Something Up [View article]
    Market expectation? The 'expectations' were ramped up far beyond what were rational or projected. Apple beat their estimates, easily. The analysts can't predict what Apple is going to do from one quarter to the next, their new game is ramping estimates way beyond what they know will be reported, so their masters can short. Apple blew away their own guidance, which was well received when they offered it (for once) and yet the 'analysts' kept ramping up estimates (and raising the stock with it) on the way to earnings, only to (magically, one would have to presume) 'disappoint' on earnings. (How convenient if you are playing the game and shorting at ever earnings.)

    So, what has happened? The game took the stock down $50 a share, then it came back nearly to the point before the announcement, and then settled in the middle, $25 between pre and post earnings. There is another earnings coming though, and they will ramp it again for that one. Just watch (and learn, apparently).

    IMHO, the worst possible move for Apple (and what a LOT of haters would LOVE to see) would be to toss out Cook because so many are trying to profit not just form owning Apple, but from trading it.
    Mar 3 09:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Will Be The Tipping Point For Apple [View article]
    Mike, it's incredibly disingenuous for you to mention facts, as you have aptly illustrated, many times over, that you operate independently of them.
    Feb 10 07:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Will Be The Tipping Point For Apple [View article]
    All the investors, Mike? What about people who bought Apple, that company you can't understand, at $13, before it split twice and ran to $720? Would they have had any 'material success'? Would you even recognize the difference between a fact and a supposition?
    Feb 10 07:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPhone 5C Is No Flop [View article]
    Traders will always run it down on earnings. So what? Either you trade with them and risk your future growth or you don't. Keep in mind APPL got hammered even when the iPhone was announced, and even harder then the iPad came out. This was the only phone in the past 20 years that mattered and the only tablet that even begun to sell (as well as the one they ALL COPY) even after Billy Gates was pushing them for like 20 years prior. I'm not kidding about any of this.

    I always used to laugh when someone said Apple was a 'wall street darling'. Never.

    The only APPL "miss" was the ridiculous estimates from the paid 'analysts' which were contrived to show a miss from the start. They ramp them up so high to get the supposed 'news' they want. Apple easily beat their own guidance which was reasonable and far more optimistic than the market, at the time it was RELEASED. (Not after the banks own estimates were ramped up to be purposefully unobtainable).

    Market has Apple pegged for no growth. I'll take that bet.

    Ever wonder why Apple used to release low ball guidance? This is the reason.
    Feb 6 03:15 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment