iPad/iPhone Apps Should Run as ‘Desk Touch Apps’ in OS X

5:27 PM, Jan. 31st, 2014 · · Editorial

Mock Up

Remember desk accessories? Before there was multitasking on the Mac way way back—30 years ago—we had desk accessories. Cute little calculators, puzzles, scrapbooks and other neat-o do-dads! They were great. So why hasn't Apple considered letting users run iPad/iPhone apps on the Mac in their own windows akin to the desk accessories of yore?

Lenovo Plans to ‘Surpass’ Apple and Samsung in Smartphones

9:42 PM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Editorial

Lenotorola

Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang's plan for buying Motorola is nothing less than "surpassing" not only fellow Android OEM Samsung, but iPhone maker Apple. In an interview with Fortune held right after Mr. Yang addressed Motorola employees in Chicago, the Chinese executive said he believes his company can pass up both companies "over time." Good luck with that, sir.

Apple’s Tim Cook Should Develop More Investor Patience

2:50 PM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Editorial

Tim Cook and Investor patience

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is a precise speaker, a low-key kind of guy. Sometimes what he says has to be examined very carefully for content, what we call Cook Code.  If not done, that can lead to missed clues by investors who desperately need more confidence in Apple's ability to deliver. John Martellaro ponders this Tim Cook paradox.

Jeff Gamet: My Long Path to the Mac

6:43 PM, Jan. 24th, 2014 · · Editorial

The Mac has been a very important part of my life for years, but it took me a little while to get there because, it turns out, it didn't yet exist when I was first exposed to the world of personal computers. Once I got my first taste of the Mac, however, there was no looking back. OK, that's not true. But I knew the Mac would be something special and eventually I had one just for me sitting on my desk.

Recent Court Decisions Should Sober Apple

3:00 PM, Jan. 16th, 2014 · · Editorial

One of the enduring themes in American business culture is the proper use of power. Unfettered power is a Holy Grail in American business, but it has within it the seeds of its own destruction.  Recent court decisions have driven that point home to Apple.