Announced during the company’s March quarter results, Apple described an aggressive plan for what is the single largest share buyback plan in history, and here’s what Bryan Chaffin thinks that means.
Sure. We can whine. Apple is causing our iPhone addiction. Except, that’s not true. The cause is us. The solution is in us.
Apple has made no announcements. There aren’t even any leaks or rumors. But if Apple were to build a family service/companion robot, what would it be like? John ponders.
After trying myriad attaché-style briefcases and messenger bags, Dr. Mac decided the backpack is a much more practical form of luggage. After trying dozens of ‘em over the years, he lists a few of his faves along with several other great gifts for the mom, dad, or grad in your life.
For as long as Dr. Mac can remember he’s relied upon the same three products when his hard (or solid state) disks go bad: Apple’s Disk Utility (free), Prosoft Engineering’s Drive Genius ($79), and Alsoft’s DiskWarrior ($119.99), but only one has succeeded three times in the past few months after the other two failed… Read Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #276 to find out which one succeeded and which two failed!
While many have argued that Apple has lost its footing without Steve Jobs at the helm, and some will say Apple hasn’t released any revolutionary new products, Apple’s success since Steve left-then-passed is undeniable. Many of us remember times where any non-Steve Jobs CEO at Apple was complete and utter failure. That’s most certainly not been the case with Tim Cook.
Ralph Nader has penned an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook urging him to suspend his company’s plan to to spend US$100 Billion on stock buybacks.
The battlefield amongst the tech giants is constantly shifting. Each is innovating while looking for weaknesses in the competitors. A formal Apple partnership with Microsoft would change the balance of power.
Here’s the first (of what Bob LeVitus hopes will be many) gender-neutral gift guides for the moms, dads, and grads (of either sex) that you know and love.
The company said it contributed to a $144 million fund used to finance research and development of the process
A confluence of products, competition, and timing means Apple couldn’t have a better opportunity to deliver a new Mac mini.
There was a time when our computing lives basically revolved around the jazz of cool hardware. Nowadays, it’s all about the social impact of the software we use.
The message marked World Press Freedom Day, which is a trending hashtag on Twitter.
Yes, Apple’s iPad sales are up year over year for the second fiscal quarter. But there’s much more to the story.
For two decades, Apple has been there for its customers who want a great, easy-to-understand, easy-to-set-up, Wi-Fi system. Why give that up?
There’s a new company called Crowdfense that represents the obstacles companies like Apple, Google, and other operating system vendors have in keeping their platforms secure.
Dr. Mac says he always uses one of two free apps to hunt down huge files on his boot disk. Both have been around for years, and both find huge files faster and easier (at least in his humble opinion) than any other technique.
And the data breach resulted in a semi-public attempt at extortion by the not-very-good-at-extortion thieves.
Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.
The Accord has gotten some positive headlines, but Bryan Chaffin doesn’t think the announcement stands up to logical scrutiny.