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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

January 24, 2012
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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

It makes complete sense. Starting a few years ago, and following Apple’s own shift in focus, the Macworld Expo has been less about Macs and more and more about iPhone et al. Last year I noted that it was dominated by iPad apps, accessories, and hardware. Now the show name has officially taken on that…

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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

July 11, 2010
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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

Perhaps Apple has made their hand-held products too good, too soon. At some point, the only reason we need a computer anymore is to sync our iPad. One could say this is a problem for the future, but I know people personally that are ready for the computerless, iPad-only world today – they can do…

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Apple bans Google Voice on iPhone – what’s next?

July 28, 2009
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TechCruch and others have reported that Apple has banned GV Mobile from the App Store due to it “duplicating features that the iPhone comes with.” What’s next? Will Apple will start adding secret hidden “blacklists” to Safari too so competitors cannot even develop web-based versions of their apps?

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Apple obsoletes PowerPC Macs

June 8, 2009
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According to announcements today at WWDC, the next release of Mac OS X, OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, will not support PowerPC-based Macs.  I find this pretty annoying.  I like to get my money’s worth out of a machine. Now Apple is telling me I have to get a new machine if I want support, even…

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Nokia handset sales down 19 percent

April 17, 2009
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Alec Saunders provides his analysis of Nokia’s recent report that profits fell 90 percent in the most recent quarter. I agree with Alec’s points.  I would add that this news fulfills my predictions (here and here) that it’s not about the hardware. If it were, Apple would already be in trouble. The iPhone doesn’t compare…

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Is Microsoft getting a bum rap?

August 21, 2008
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Mark Evans thinks there is a double standard when it comes to Apple and Microsoft. He says: No matter how often [Apple] drops the ball with a service (MobileMe) or product (3G Apple iPhone) that doesn’t work, batteries (iPod Nano, MacBook) that over-heat or slashing prices only a few months a product has been released…

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Why iPhone is not “boring”

July 18, 2008
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I’ve seen several comments and posts recently suggesting that iPhone is just another boring story. I believe an historic day passed us by last week. Sure, Apple opening up the iPhone App Store received some press, but I haven’t yet read anything that really “gets” the significance of this event. There’s all kinds of moaning…

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Going green with a Mac Mini

March 25, 2008
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Going green with a Mac Mini

There have been rumors flying about for a long time that the Mac Mini was going to be discontinued by Apple. Now it’s looking like it might be here for at least a while longer, according to AppleInsider, who report that a new version is in the works. I have been working on an elaborate…

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iPhone SDK, not quite

March 11, 2008
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I have not had time yet to figure out whether Apple’s direction with the iPhone SDK is a good or bad thing. Apple will be taking the approach that they will be the only way to distribute apps, the gatekeeper. That sounds bad, but I’m told by people I trust that the process will be…

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iPhone SDK promised date approaching

February 20, 2008
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As many may recall, Steve Jobs had announced in October that Apple would be releasing its much-anticipated iPhone SDK (Software Developers Kit) before the end of February – I’m certainly not going to let them forget it. Rumors are flying as the final days wind down. Some say it will happen next week – others…

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