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    Universal Apps: Is the Mac in Danger?

    February 14th, 2018

    Even though the Mac-oriented blogs are still dealing with the implications of the less-favorable review of the HomePod from Consumer Reports, I thought I’d take a breather. But CR has clearly learned that putting Apple in the headlines generates lots of coverage, especially if it’s negative. Now then: There have been published reports that, beginning […]

    The Mac and AntiVirus Fear Mongering

    September 29th, 2017

    In the old days of the Mac, back in the 1980s and 1990s, the suggestion that they were immune to computer viruses would have been laughed at. It wasn’t nearly as bad as on the Windows platform, but you definitely needed to run antivirus software. I learned that lesson the hard way in the late […]

    The Glass Houses Report

    November 30th, 2016

    Both Apple and Google have app stores. Big app stores, with millions of titles available for download or purchase and download. Although Apple had the lead out of the starting gate, Google is somewhat ahead of Apple now with 2.4 million offerings in the Google Play store as of September of this year. In contrast, […]

    OS 10.12: Is it All About Siri?

    May 19th, 2016

    You hardly think a single feature would be sufficient to hang a major operating system upgrade on, but it appears to be that way, at least based on the first predictions for the next version of OS X. Or will it even be called OS X? If past is prologue, it’s a near-certainty that the next version […]