Try The Mac Photo Viewer App That Lets You View Photos (no borders, no buttons, no frames)

Apple's Photos app on the Mac replaced iPhoto. Highbrow for the Mac is not a replacement for photos, but it's a great way to browse and view photos and images in a totally distraction free visual environment. Say goodbye to photo borders, frames, navigation buttons, and ... Read More »

Apple’s Growing List Of Strange Bedfellows

The technology industry is almost as incestuous as the entertainment industry, and no one has a stranger relationship with friends and enemies than Apple. For many years Apple's main nemesis was Microsoft and a diminishing number of PC makers. Since the second coming of ... Read More »

Apple’s Big Fear: Stagnation

Take a quick look at Apple's many competitors. What do they have in common? They're not afraid to sell junk. They're not afraid to hold onto the past. Their focus on products is often more about price and a laundry list of features than the user experience.Now, contrast ... Read More »

The Two Sides Of Apple Watch: The Convenient Bauble, The Necessary Luxury

Apple Watch is out (almost) and the professional reviews are rolling in, mostly positive to gushing. Why? Just as Apple's iPad hit the sweet spot between iPhone and Mac, Watch has a specific target in mind; those of us who can afford convenient baubles, or necessary luxuries.Wait ... Read More »

Apple Watch Is Not A Simple Device

There should be little doubt that Apple will sell many tens of millions of the Watch. The company has half a billion iPhone customers, and a Watch is a convenient, useful, and fashionable extension of the iPhone. Unlike the original iPhone, though, Apple Watch is not a simple ... Read More »

Apple v. Samsung: What Do You Buy? A List Of Features? Or, The User Experience?

Apple's iPhone 6 is six months old. Samsung has already announced their latest copycat design, the Galaxy S6 line, which borrows more from the iPhone's design than ever. Look around the next few weeks and you'll see review after review that pits Samsung's latest 'iPhone ... Read More »

Apple And iPhone: A Few Words On Discounts, Lower Prices, And Trade-ins

With little fanfare Apple has just implemented a plan that is not likely to be copied by a competitor any time soon. Apple's product migration pricing is among the best of any tech gadget company in the world. Whether it's Mac, iPhone, or iPad, each product is spaced perfectly ... Read More »

The Almost Perfectly Priced Writers Tool For Mac

There must be a reason the Mac App Store and iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad have so many different writing and notes tools available. People love to write (or, maybe they hate it, but have to write anyway). At the high end is Microsoft Word which comes with nearly ... Read More »

The Mac And Apple’s Product Migration Pricing Strategy

There's a science to selling and pricing products and few companies do it as well as Apple. Up and down the product line-- from Mac to iPhone to iPad-- Apple builds in a pricing strategy that gently urges customers to migrate from whatever they can afford to another model ... Read More »

My Totally Free, Almost Foolproof, Nearly Ultimate Security Plan For Mac, iPhone, And iPad

We have a right to be paranoid about personal security, what with government spooks, advertisers, and hackers from all over the world trying desperately to crack into our Macs, iPhones, and iPad, or track our every move online. Since security is such an important issue, ... Read More »

Apple Watch: What It Is. What It Is Not.

Few Apple products in the 21st century have been sliced and diced by fans and critics as much as Apple Watch. Some critics ask what seems obvious to them but not others.What problem does it solve?Having to ask that question says more about the critic than it does ... Read More »

A Few Words On The Apple Unicorn

Monday was a good day for Apple. The company introduced a number of new products, lowered the price of Apple TV and added a bit more content, announced prices for the long-awaited Apple Watch, and even 'reinvented the notebook' if you don't mind stretching the word 'reinvent' ... Read More »

Can Samsung Galaxy S6 Win Back iPhone 6 Users?

Let me invoke the MacKenzie Law of Headlines on Computerworld. If a headline ends in a question mark, then the answer is 'no.' It's just that simple of a rule and it works most of the time.Here's what James Henderson wrote.With the S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is directly ... Read More »

Who Wants An Apple Watch? Nobody?

I wear a watch. And I have a collection of watches which range from sport to luxury and a dozen in-between. For me, most watches are fashion statements, jewelry, or convenience pieces. Writing for the New York Times's Brian X. Chen says the watch buying public is not interested ... Read More »

It’s A Fact: OS X and iOS Are The World’s Most Vulnerable Operating Systems

That's the gist and part of the headline from Cristian Florian from GFI who quotes the National Vulnerability Database as proof (put your wading boots on; it's slick and deep at NVD. It should be pointed out that GFI is in the operating system security business so might ... Read More »

On Hype And Hot Air: The Audacity Of Being Apple

The news is abuzz about Apple's latest forays into new products. It's not enough that we heard that Apple's retail stores would be utter failures and shuttered within a couple of years, but we heard pundits and market prognosticators tell us the iPod was too expensive, that ... Read More »

Apple Watch, Apple Car, And Apple’s Trail Of Disrupted Industries

For all of Apple's reputation as an innovator, where the company excels, at least in the 21st century, is disrupting the profit share of industry after industry. As to market leaders, only the iPod and iTunes have garnered both market share and profit share leads among competitors. ... Read More »

A Few Words On Apple Passing The ‘Beleaguered’ Torch

Whenever you read an article that tells you Apple is having problems, well, stop reading. You're being drawn into a non-sensical argument that on its face is ridiculous. Apple is no longer the beleaguered company that Steve Jobs came back to in 1997, and no amount of ridiculous ... Read More »

A Few Words On Apple As Record Company, Book Publisher, And Television Network

Have you ever wondered why Samsung, Google, Microsoft and other technology giants stick their respective greedy little fingers into so many pies that are so far removed from their core businesses?Samsung is a bit different, of course, but seemed to have little issue ... Read More »

What If Apple Worked The Same Way As Google, Microsoft, And Samsung?

Each of the major technology giants in the Apple sphere of influence have their own management, development, and marketing styles. Yes, everyone steals from one another, though Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are more blatant about it than Apple.Apple designs and builds ... Read More »

Apple’s Secret Isn’t Really A Secret (it’s just difficult for anyone else to replicate)

What's Apple's secret to stellar revenue and profit growth, despite being an already huge company? Any CEO running a company with a few billion in annual sales will tell you just how difficult it is to grow 25-percent a year. That's another new business of $500-million that ... Read More »

Apple And The Encore: ‘Time To Put Up Or Shutup’

On Wall Street, a company's performance is only as good as what it is expected to do next quarter, not what it did last quarter. For Apple Inc, last quarter was one for the record books; record revenue and profits, record unit sales; more profits than any company has ever ... Read More »

Apple, My Mac, My iPhone, And How The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Sundays are my day to crash; sleep late, grab the newspapers, and dig into someone else's look at the condition of the world around us. From what I can tell of my nearly 20 years as an adult, not much has changed.Microsoft is still losing money on everything but Windows ... Read More »

Apple, Google, Microsoft: On Success And Failure

Name a few of the failures from the high profile technology companies of the 21st century. Various Windows versions since XP show up on a few lists of high tech failures. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Failures, right? But by what measure? Sales? ... Read More »