For more than two decades, the Mac fought tooth and nail against the classic PC. And lost. Nowadays, it’s not Mac vs. PC, but it’s iPad vs. PC, and the Mac simply fills in the gap in a Post-PC era. John Martellaro believes that tech CEOs who believe otherwise are doomed.
The technical community been through the fives stages of grief with Adobe’s Flash. Now, it’s time for TV stations, specifically licensed to serve the public interest, to get a clue about mobility and dump Adobe Flash on their websites. It’s critical during natural disasters.
The choice of browser involves a lot more than just how cute the interface is. John Martellaro explains.
The operation of the Mac App Store is fairly well understood. Apps found there are especially trustworthy because of Apple’s imposed security requirements. But there is a wealth of apps that are great and yet cannot be in the MAS. Maybe it’s time for a new store. Or new nomenclature. Or new marketing.
WWDC propels us forward and reminds us what Apple and the developers will be up to for the next year. But it’s not as easy as simply embracing everything in a relentless surge forward. Sometimes, like a sailplane pilot, you have to continuously monitor a possible landing spot.
What do we want in a new Mac Pro? A new design, after nine years, could be the biggest talk of the town next week. That is, if Apple thinks the developers would be excited and customers would take a fresh look.
Recently, there has been some discussion about how the tablet phenomena has altered the ideal mix of computing equipment for the home user. The classic notebook computer, while not highly cannibalized yet, may be gone in the future. What would the technical consequences of a Post-PC era be? Perhaps more PCs.
We all knew the business model, commercial breaks, for the TV industry is a mess. But now the foolishness has been taken to new heights. Fox has filed a lawsuit against Dish Network for taking care of its customers. The whole industry is ripe for disruption and may not even see it coming. Perhaps Apple does.
When Apple decides to build and market a new product, it has to be a quality product that stands on its own and has value. However, Apple may have moved to a new place in the minds of customers, and that would weigh considerably on the success of the rumored Apple HDTV. Also, of course, there’s this week’s Tech News Debris.
E-books seemed awfully cool at first, especially as Apple and Amazon popularized terrific tablets and e-readers on which to read them. Plus sales of e-books are greater than paper versions now. But there are lots of gotchas, and the whole industry is basically a mess.
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