Forbes Jumps Shark, Calls for Apple to Oust Tim Cook

6:59 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2013 · · The Back Page

Peter Cohan Says Some Stupid Stuff

Forbes has jumped the shark with a new piece calling for the ouster of Tim Cook as Apple CEO based on falling profits that Apple hasn't actually announced yet. You might find this surprising, but Bryan Chaffin flips his lid.

Why Is So Much Stupid Being Written About Apple?

9:28 PM, Jan. 18th, 2013 · · The Back Page


Bryan Chaffin wants the stupid to stop! There has been an unending onslaught of nonsense being written about Apple in the last several weeks, and Bryan rounds up some recent examples and mocks them for the fun of it.

CES - Superficial, but Necessary

9:52 PM, Jan. 14th, 2013 · · The Back Page

CES 2013

CES is over, and thank goodness. It's a lot of work, but it's an increasingly important show for Apple's ecosystem even though Apple isn't even there. Having had the weekend to think about this year's event, I thought I'd offer my view from 10,000 feet.

What Is Everybody Doing in the Samsung Booth at CES?

2:56 PM, Jan. 9th, 2013 · · The Back Page

What Are They Doing?

LAS VEGAS - Samsung's booth in Central Hall at CES is huge. It's pretty cool, too. Lots of stuff, some massive screens, lots of TVs, a bunch of clean white tables holding Samsung gadgets that people can check out. Oh, and lots and lots and lots of people. It was jam packed full of folks on Tuesday, but after checking it out Bryan Chaffin found himself asking, what are these people actually doing?

Last Gasp for Netbooks as Asustek & Acer Pull Plug

4:29 PM, Dec. 27th, 2012 · · The Back Page

A Pauper's Grave

That wheezing sound you hear is the last gasp of the once-beloved netbook. Asustek and Acer, the last two major OEMs still making netbooks, will both stop making devices in this category at the end of this year. Bryan Chaffin looks back at how Apple called this one correctly.

Google’s Schmidt: We’re Winning the War Against Apple

4:30 PM, Dec. 12th, 2012 · · The Back Page

Google Is Winning the War

Google chairman Eric Schmidt put it succinctly, his company's Android platform is beating Apple's iPhone. It's a bunch of nonsense, however; like everything Mr. Schmidt says, this statement tells only part of the story, the part that tells Google's side of the story.

Reuters Exposes ‘Apple Tax’ for ‘Enslaved’ iOwners

8:09 PM, Dec. 10th, 2012 · · The Back Page

The Apple Taxman Cometh

Finally! Reuters has exposed the deep dark secret marring our miserable existence, the "Apple Tax" that we pay to Cupertino every year. Reporting for Reuters, Chris Taylor tells us that we are "slaves" to our devices, and that our families are "indentured servants" to Apple because we buy its products.

Apple Death Knells 61 & 62: Apple Has Peaked

6:29 PM, Nov. 8th, 2012 · · The Back Page

Apple Death Knell #61

Gather 'round, boys and girls. Bryan Chaffin has a rare treat, a twofer for the Apple Death Knell Counter. Death Knell #61 and Death Knell #62 both argue that Apple is on the decline.