2001: Apple seems to be on a roll these days. Knock your socks off hardware, a new assault on the education market, accolades for their software efforts – and the list goes on.
2001: Last time I outlined the basic Mac Populist user. To recap: The Mac Populist believes that Macs should appear on every desk in every home and office. Their interpretation of “The Computer for the Rest of Us” is that the Mac is a computer meant for the mass market, and its destiny is to […]
2001: My previous article, The Computer for the Best of Us, stirred up quite a few emails. Some were angry; others agreed with my opinion. What became clear, however, was that there are two interpretations of “The Computer for the Rest of Us”.
2001: Charles Moore recently wrote a short piece on Applelinks, Macs Still Cost Too Much, discussing how Macs are too expensive when compared to PCs. While hardly one to drag an old argument out of the closet (Macs have better components, Macs last longer, etc.), I will admit that Charles does have a point.
2001: Microsoft recently announced it’s Hailstorm initiative. In a nutshell, Hailstorm is a storage system for the personal information of its users.
2001: As of this Saturday, the single largest system software release since the Mac’s inception is ready for public consumption (finally!). Mac users will no longer have to endure the slings and arrows of the Wintel crowd regarding protected memory. Mac users will no longer have to put up with crazy extensions bringing the system […]
2001: Apple has been a niche player for many years. Its market share has been reduced to the point where most people don’t see Apple as a major threat to the PC landscape.
2001: Several articles have recently touted the fact that Apple wants to compete directly with Sony in the digital appliance market. This is all well and good. Moving beyond the “computer” market and into new spaces that service Jobs’ “digital lifestyle” is a good idea – a good idea that will face an uphill battle, […]
2001: Enough hay has been made of the recent softening of the PC market to last us until next year. The PC is dead! The vultures fly around the PC market! Consumers abandon PCs in droves! Handhelds are where it’s at! Unfortunately, while Steve Jobs may not always be right, he’s probably pretty close with […]
2001: Macworld Expo has come and gone, and Mac users certainly weren’t disappointed. A slew of great announcements and one sweet sweet PowerBook release kept the Mac folk happy.
2001: After shaking up the computer world with sleek hardware designs, Apple is finally getting serious about pushing “the other half” of its business: software. What’s inside the box is essential to the Apple business, but it is widely ignored in print and ad campaigns. After all, a curvy iMac looks much better on a […]
2000: Apple has twice as many hurdles to overcome with its new machines. Right now, things are looking up for Mac users. If you want a new machine, you can buy now at a good price. You won’t suffer too much on the performance front (you hope) when Apple releases new machines (we hope) at […]
2000: Like it or not, Mac OS X will be a reality in a few short months. All of the hand-wringing, hair tearing, and general sighs of resignation (along with a few cheers) will be done, and OS X will make its debut – and it’s in your best interest to swallow the medicine (sweet […]
2000: Way back when, Apple stock was in the toilet, trading at $11 a share. Don’t look now, but the earnings forecast that came out on Tuesday brought investors close to that same spot. On Wednesday, AAPL closed at 14-5/16. Not a pretty sight.
2000: A rip off of Apple’s G4 Cube appeared at Comdex last week. While we’ve heard nothing yet from Apple legal, it’s a sure bet that Apple will throw a lawsuit at DA Computing as soon as they’ve researched the matter a little.
2000: In a previous article, I mentioned that Jesse Berst was jumping the gun by saying that Apple was offering nothing new. A particularly astute reader pointed out that, in fact, Apple has indeed stopped innovating. This reader was obviously a Mac lover and was in no way bashing me or Apple. So, has Apple […]
2000: Microsoft to the rescue again! Corel, a company that has had its fair share of “beleaguered” articles, has been hauled from the brink by its most hated enemy, Microsoft.
2000: The buzz in building around Mac OS X. If early signs are any indication, OS X will be the hit Apple hopes it will be. A good indicator of the popularity of the new operating system is the demand from the Wintel side to have OS X ported to their hardware of choice. With […]
2000: In light of Apple’s recent stock surge,* I am seriously considering investing in Apple stock. It has made substantial (to put it mildly) gains in the last year and seems poised to go even further.
2000: I’ll admit this up front: I am an Apple booster. I think the OS and hardware are fantastic and that most people would enjoy using a Mac.
2000: Apple’s partnership with Motorola has deteriorated into a comedy of errors over the last year or so. Production problems, pricing fiascoes, and hitting the MHz brick wall have all contributed to a black eye for Apple.
2000: Recently an article appeared in MacWeek stating that, because of the interest in Linux, the Mac platform is doomed.
2000: There was a time (so I’m told) that Apple leaked like a sieve with bullet holes in it. Everyone knew which products were coming out and when. Specs were freely available, and rumors were often true. What a long way Apple has come.
2000: Normally I’d stay away from blanket statements, but after the introduction of the G4 Cube, I think the statement may be true: Mac users are the only remaining true computer enthusiasts.
2000: If the PC press can’t see it, then it doesn’t exist. In the wake of the success of Macworld Expo, Jesse Berst felt that he had to get in his digs somehow. I quote: “Apple is painting itself into a corner and the latest releases prove it.”
2000: Well, it’s that time of year again. Macworld Expo has rolled around, and people are flocking to New York City to take part in a Macintosh extravaganza.
2000: The Register (among other news outlets) recently ran an article on how Apple has been strong-arming the AdCritic website into removing Apple ads. It seems that the Apple legal department has a problem with the ads running on the AdCritic site.
2000: If you’ve been paying attention to the tech headlines, Corel* has been making a lot of noise lately. With its big Linux push, its purchase of a number of MetaCreations products, its failed negotiations with Inprise, and its recent announcement that it may go bankrupt, Corel has been making waves (or at least thrashing […]
Mac users have it pretty good. Apple’s stock is high (despite its recent slide), a new OS is on the way, and market share has stabilized. So what’s next for Apple? How does it intend to remain on top?
2000: What happened to $49,000? I’m at a loss. Last Monday Apple announced a $49,000 price cut for a popular web software package.