Apple is indeed an awesome and wealthy company, on track to become the first one valued at a trillion dollars. But the heritage of Apple is also concentrated power in a small executive team, and that means too much falls through the cracks.
Ted Landau writes his farewell column for User Friendly View, including a look back at the many different topics he has covered over the years.
What's happening with Apple these days? Has Apple peaked? Is it running on fumes, no longer cool or innovative, starting its downward spiral into oblivion? Or is Apple well-positioned to surge ahead in 2013, cementing its already strong position with a line of new products that will blow away the competition? Ted Landau assesses the merits of both sides of the debate.
When Ted Landau agreed to meet with Moshi to see their line-up of iOS and Mac cases and covers, he was less than enthusiastic. He left the meeting surprised and impressed — and now happily uses three of their products. For the details of what these products are and how they turned Ted's head around, read on...
Ted Landau has seen the future…and it is filled with iPads. In two sizes. Original and mini. With today's iPad announcements, Apple has laid down the gauntlet in the tablet wars. In Ted's view, barring a few small but significant exceptions, there is no reason for anyone to buy a tablet that is not an iPad.
As we count down the hours to the all-but-certain announcement of a smaller iPad on Tuesday, Ted Landau highlights the key questions that should be answered by the media event.
Why doesn't the current crop of iOS devices, especially the iPad, support true multitasking? Ted Landau peers into Apple's past, present, and future — in search of the answers.
There's a loophole that allows apps sold in the Mac App Store to bypass Apple's sandboxing restrictions. And so far, Apple has not done much to prevent it. Ted Landau explains...
Passbook is a promising new app in iOS 6. Still, Apple could have done a much better job of guiding users through the often cryptic process of how it works. Ted Landau explains...
This article is ultimately about the iPhone 5, the people who initially found it "disappointing" or "boring," and the people who lashed out at those iPhone critics. In the end, Ted Landau also offers his own assessment of the new iPhone.
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