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    Newsletter Issue #1052 — Apple Places You in Upgrade Hell

    March 6th, 2024

    Most of you are aware that I have been around the Apple universe since the 1980s, so maybe I know one or two things. I know, for example, that despite its claims or illusions to the contrary, Apple is not your friend. It is a multinational profit-making corporation that pays a little more than lip […]

    Newsletter Issue #944: A Reality Check About the Most Expensive Mac

    January 1st, 2018

    When the original Bondi blue iMac appeared in the summer of 1998, I would not have predicted where the product would go in the next 19 years. Not even close. At first, the iMac was marketed as a relatively low cost ($1,299) personal computer using repurposed PowerBook parts powering a 15-inch CRT display. At the […]

    Kudos for the “Unoriginal” iPhone X

    November 17th, 2017

    While 2017 isn’t over, Time magazine has already published the list of its “25 Best Inventions of 2017.” Now you’ve probably read about this already, but a little explanation is in store. So after the iPhone X was first announced, the critics lambasted Apple for being late to the party with some of its important […]

    Goodbye Flash!

    July 26th, 2017

    Let’s take a journey back through time. Not so many years ago, the best — and sometimes only — method to present video on a web site was Adobe Flash. Indeed, we still have some Flash content one site, devoted to the sci-fi novels I wrote with my son, “Attack of the Rockoids.” But when […]