On May 6, 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey told analysts that customers don't want à la Carte TV channels. John Martellaro claims that if you believe that, you live in another galaxy far, far away.
When a company is struggling for acceptance, it has to maintain an aura of coolness. But when a company like Apple is on top, the priorities shift in subtle ways. Cool, yes. But also practically minded. John Martellaro ponders some fundamantal changes he sees at Apple.
Apple may be at the peak of its success today, but Bryan Chaffin found someone not only predicting Apple's fall, but that Apple would reach the lowest point in its existence. Soon.
The Mac was eclipsed long ago by iPhone and iPad, but that didn't mean it stopped growing. Today's Mac is bigger than its ever been, a testament to the computer once billed as "for the rest of us." Bryan Chaffin explores the fall and rise of the venerable Mac.
For all of time, well since 2002, The Mac Observer has used a scale of 1 to 5 in its reviews for scoring products. As of today, that has changed, and here's why.
Twitter changed up its Direct Message feature on Monday so anyone can send you a private message, which sounds like a sure-fire recipe for disaster. The upside is that it's off by default, so this isn't the godsend for spammers and online harassers some are making it out to be.
A Reuters and Ipsos poll of 1,829 Americans showed that 4 percent of American women and 9 percent of American men plan to buy an Apple Watch. Using the results and U.S. Census data for demographics, the potential sales number is about 15 million Apple Watches. This is not far from the average of a recent compilation of analyst estimates.
Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.
Apple dabbled with and then got out of the supercomputer business a decade ago. These days, Apple is being reintroduced to the benefits of supercomputers, via Watson, thanks to its partnership with IBM. This is a good thing. A very good thing.
Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.
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