Apple Is Working on a Car

5:40 PM, Feb. 10th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Apple Is Developing a Car

Apple is going into the car business. According to BusinessInsider, an Apple employee wrote to say that his group was working on something that will, "give Tesla a run for its money." Bryan Chaffin says his own sources back this up.

Apple Death Knell #67 - The Faith-Based Approach to Believing Apple Is Doomed

8:40 PM, Feb. 9th, 2015 · · The Back Page

It makes sense. Apple just turned in its best quarter ever, so the folks who don't get Apple feel compelled to double down on their predictions of the company's inevitable fall. It would seem that Apple Is Doomed is becoming its own religion—it certainly requires faith in the face of facts. And that brings us to our 66th entry in the Apple Death Knell Counter.

Search on Apple’s Safari a Big Prize for Search Engines

7:41 PM, Feb. 6th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Apple Search

There's a quiet, yet potentially game changing tempest brewing in the background in the world of search. This might be surprising, considering everyone knows Google won the search wars, but what is even more interesting is that the key player is Apple. Or rather, the desktop and mobile empire united by Apple's Safari Web browser.

BlackBerry CEO Lobs Desperate Hail Mary to Bolster His Company

7:30 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · The Back Page

John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen's solution for BlackBerry's struggles is to require every developer and service provider to make their products work on all mobile platforms. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is a remarkably bad idea as self serving as it is devoid of logic.

I Know Apple. And You, Xiaomi, Are No Apple

7:20 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Original Copy

You may have heard of Xiaomi, a company many are calling the new Apple.  They're also calling the Xiaomi Mi Note an iPhone killer. Well, I know Apple. And Xiaomi is no Apple.

Can Tony Fadell Save Google Glass? Probably Not

6:23 PM, Jan. 15th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Father iPod and Google Glass

Good Ol' Google Glass is "graduating" from an experimental project at Google[x] Labs, according to a blog post from the Glass team. Though that team didn't directly announce it, reports say that the product is being taken over by Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest and the creator of Apple's iPod. Can he save it? Bryan Chaffin doesn't think so.

TAG Heuer Announces Plans for Mechanical Smartwatch

8:56 PM, Dec. 16th, 2014 · · The Back Page

TAG Heuer Carrera

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer (TAG) is getting on the smartwatch bandwagon, possibly in a big way. Part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, TAG is working on making an Intel-powered smartwatch that also includes a mechanical movement. Bryan Chaffin argues this is the beginning of Apple Watch's effect on the luxury watch market, even if TAG's head watch person doesn't quite understand why.

DOJ Warns Apple that iOS Encryption Could Kill Children

10:46 PM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · The Back Page

iSpy

The number two person in the U.S. DOJ's number two person recently warned Apple the company's encryption scheme in iOS 8 will eventually result in the death of a child. Bryan Chaffin argues that when anyoen tells us we must give up privacy for the sake of the children, they've lost the argument.

Obama Calls for Net Neutrality, GOP Attacks Plan as ‘Obamacare for Internet’

5:20 PM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · The Back Page

Net Neutrality?

President Barack Obama issued a call on Monday for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality." In a multipart plan, President Obama proposed that the FCC reclassify broadband providers as public utilities, and laid out four specific provisions to protect the Internet from deep-pocketed interests. The radical wing of the GOP, including Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), immediately launched a counter offensive calling the president's proposal "Obamacare for the Internet."

How I Came to Own and Sell a TAM Probably Owned by Jony Ive

6:50 PM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · · The Back Page

TAM

This story starts several years ago. I want to say 2004, but I don't remember for sure. A friend of a friend worked at Apple, and he heard I was looking for a TAM. It turns out it was probably owned by Jony Ive, and this is how I found out.