Apple's stock has mostly tanked since September of last year. Why? From September of last year the average reader and investor has been treated to a daily narrative of 'Apple is doomed' despite quarter after quarter of record sales and profits. How can a company doing so ... Read More »
When it comes to extracting and storing and selling our personal information online, here are a few questions to consider.
First, can Apple be trusted? Second, who can be trusted? And, finally, who do you trust more than Apple?
What raises these questions in the first ... Read More »
Apple appears to be caught between a rock and a hard spot when it comes to the Mac App Store. The Mac maker needs app developers, encourages app developers to create apps for the Mac, but doesn't want to appear to play favorites.
How else can you explain the flimsy, anemic ... Read More »
Much has been written about Facebook Home's failures, but the whole saga points out an important aspect of what Apple does differently than most competitors.
The simple definition of dogfooding is this:
Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, ... Read More »
When it comes to iOS apps that are used by the masses, there's Mail, Safari, Maps, Camera, Photos, Music, and Calendar, though not necessarily in that order. Each of those apps have third party counterparts, too. Google Maps, for example, And there are hundreds of camera ... Read More »
Apple should design and build a car. If they did, it would probably be called a Tesla Model S. Consumer Reports says it's close to being the best car ever. And it wasn't designed and built by Apple.
Why not? That's not how Apple rolls. You've probably noticed that Apple ... Read More »
When Steve Jobs took over at Apple in 1997 his agenda was simple. Shore up the Mac, conserve money, trim down the product line, get to profitability, and focus on the future. Oh, and make sure Microsoft continued to develop Office for the Mac.
Microsoft, haunted by the ... Read More »
It wasn't all that long ago when tech media pundits were falling all over themselves about Facebook Home and the HTC First smartphone. "Apple is doomed," they cried. The handwriting was on the wall, they said, "Apple needs Facebook Home to survive the coming onslaught of ... Read More »
Too much of my time is devoted to travel. It may sound glamorous, but once you've gone to 17 destinations in a few weeks, the travel bug can be declared dead and buried. As it turns out, I was traveling last week when I read a new IDC report about iPad's market share dipping ... Read More »
Few companies have ever experienced the vicious attacks Apple has had to withstand the past year. Not only has the stock dropped from $700 a share to around $400 a share, much of the tech media and the blogosphere have published every meme possible in an obvious attempt ... Read More »
There's a huge iPhone and iPad accessories industry which builds add ons for our favorite mobile devices. A few years ago I read about a new technology which could waterproof your iPhone, making is mostly impervious to moisture. In true 'it takes a licking and keeps on ticking ... Read More »
Competitors can make for strange bedfellows, but technology companies also make for crazy, paranoid competitors. Apple's forte through the years has been the seamless function of hardware and software. The company designs beautiful hardware, create superbly crafted software, ... Read More »
The wide variety of Apple watchers have one thing in common. We dig into everything Apple does or anything executives say for clues to the company's future directions. When CEO Tim Cook speaks, we listen. Carefully. That's how we know Apple doesn't have plans for new products ... Read More »
More than a small number of my friends have admitted to suffering from a bout of Facebook fatigue. Those endless posts to the wall require attention and time, and it's becoming clear that Facebook use may be as much addiction as anything.
What about Twitter? I see a similar ... Read More »
The theory of relativity certainly applies to Apple these days. Relative to the performance of most other technology companies, Apple's most recent quarter would have to be considered stellar. Name a company that wouldn't love to trade financials with Apple.
Relative ... Read More »
Apple's stock price is ridiculously low, especially when compared to the company's financial results. Shareholders are calling for the company to buy back stock while it's in a depressed state, and to increase the company's dividends to shareholders.
I have a better idea. ... Read More »
I worry about modern society. When the internet went public barely a generation ago, it was heralded as the information super highway. Well, it's not. It's more like a misinformation super highway. The perfect example of how information moves quickly but gets mangled and ... Read More »
Apple's stock price has dropped nearly 30-percent the past year which has some Monday morning quarterbacks calling for the head of CEO Tim Cook on a platter. That's a patently ridiculous notion, of course, because Apple's financial fundamentals are strong. So strong that ... Read More »
Here's a shocker. Apple needs a low cost iPhone. Here's another shocker. Apparently, the low cost iPhone is already here and we're just not paying enough attention to figure it out.
Most of the tech media pundits have been clamoring for Apple to product a lower cost iPhone ... Read More »
Name a company that gets more free PR than Apple. As the tech gadget maker underdog, Apple has a strong and loyal user base which extends to the blogosphere and traditional news media. As the world's largest technology company with a once-high-flying stock, Apple is a huge ... Read More »