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    Newsletter Issue #1040 — A Tale Somewhat About the Missing Apple Silicon Mac Pro

    December 27th, 2022

    In the old days, I had to own the fastest Mac, at least after I got my first writing gig about Macs and Mac software. It wasn’t that I was so flush with cash, but it was a business expense, hence deductible on my tax returns. So it was with great pleasure that I upgraded […]

    On Renting Software

    April 13th, 2016

    Let me put things in perspective: Many people never own their homes; they rent. The latest figures peg it at 37% of households in this country. Cable/satellite boxes and cable modems are usually rented rather than purchased. When it comes to smartphones, a large number of people never actually own theirs. Whether it’s the mostly discontinued two-year […]

    The Feature Bloat Report: Do You Really Need All That?

    May 27th, 2010

    The biggest arguments made by Apple’s competitors center on the features you don’t have, assuming you actually need them to enhance your telephone, Web or general personal computing experience. This is the sort of bullet-point innovation that Apple has traditionally avoided. That doesn’t mean that Apple doesn’t want to add the features that you are […]

    Apple’s Naysayers Find Bad News in Everything

    April 14th, 2010

    So this week, we learned that Apple not only sold half a million iPads during the first week on sale, but that the overseas rollout is being delayed by a month because Apple can barely keep up with all that pent-up demand. That’s terrific news, and you can see that Apple’s stock price continues to […]