It requires a clear, articulate presentation to properly enumerate the perils of Facebook. A CNN author, who has quit Facebook, has done just that. He tells a story that's worse than you ever could have thought.
On July 19, 2011, Apple CEO Tim Cook, during the Q3 Earnings Report, said that he loves competition, but "we want people to invent their own stuff." It appears that his wish was granted.
There comes a time when an OS has to make a quantum leap. Mac OS 9 led to Mac OS X. Then, OS X went from being a very nifty UNIX OS with a great GUI in Snow Leopard to a modern, mobility and socially oriented OS in Mountain Lion. Things remain the same until it's time for a change. John Martellaro thinks iOS may be in that boat right now.
Apple is a very visible and successful company. As a result, everyone who pays an attention to the company has an opinion about Apple. Emotional opinions. And basking in the glory of Apple with seething opinions is the Thing To Do. That, however, doesn't relate to Apple's goals or insights into the company very well.
Part of being a high technology consumer electronics company is creating a sense of excitement and possibility for our technical future. Many, many Mac customers, perhaps 60 million active users, look to Apple to lay out a vision for their future. But is Apple too obsessed with mobility to take a stand there?
No one understands Apple's customers and the company's sales figures better than Tim Cook. No one understands the build and inventory process better than Tim Cook. And yet, many seem to be flowing with the technical currents sweeping the Internet. The disconnect couldn't be greater as Tim Cook continues his attempts to instruct us.
In a celebrity culture, Tim Cook has committed the cardinal sin. He's failed to adequately entertain us. The result? Writers who follow Apple have the Rotten Apple Flu and are grousing for bucks.
As Internet technologies rapidly morph and develop, the human interaction with the Internet has to change as well. At first, that means the adoption of certain technologies. In the early days, it was browsers and email, then personal habits and work strategies, then apps and tablets, and then, perhaps, intelligent agents to help us leverage or interaction with all the software thrown at us. It's already happening.
The numbers show that Android tablets are gaining market share on the Apple iPad and may exceed the iPad's share by mid 2013. Is there anything Apple can do to stem the tide? Does Apple even want to? John Martellaro analyzes the situation and thinks Apple is fighting the wrong war.
The tablets released in 2012 are strong competitors to the Apple iPads in many ways. And yet, customers who buy these competing tablets don't seem to be doing much with them. Is that because customers are being duped by clever advertising that hides the deficiencies of these tablets? What can Apple do to fight back?
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