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iSchadenfreude

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Finally – Apple is falling. I take a little joy in this post because it’s been hard being a PC type during the rise of Apple. I will be the first to admit that Apple devices have offered a superior...

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Dump Tim

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My iPhone 7 plus doesn’t work. My MacOS Sierra doesn’t work. I have gone from apple products “Just Work” to a living technology hell. All of this happened in the past month with Apple’s latest bug releases. My Mac crashes...

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Transitions Suck

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Most of us love new tech. There’s nothing better than the faster, better, and cheaper mantra of technology. We forget sometimes how unusual this is. The hammer remains largely unchanged. Most equipment is relatively flat – tractors don’t get twice...

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Cisco and Apple

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Apple and Cisco announced they are creating a “fast lane” for iOS business users with the optimization of Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The announcement took place at a Cisco sales event and featured both Tim Cook and John...

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New From Apple: The iPager

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The team in Cupertino did it again. This device is amazing – the new iPager from Apple. Many people were expecting a watch, or iWatch. “Watches are ridiculously obsolete” says an Apple employee who works in the same building that...

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iPSTN

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Apple users are familiar with FaceTime. It is Apple’s proprietary VOIP service. You can make voice or video calls between iOS devices. What is nice about FaceTime is that it works over cellular and Wi-Fi transparently. The handoff between Wi-Fi...

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iPad Phone

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Colin Here. T-Mobile announced that iPad customers will get 200 MB of free data every month…no strings attached. Apple IOS 7  features audio-only Facetime. And, of course, VOIP services are available for about $1.50 a month plus 1-cent per minute. Let’s...

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Opportunities

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Colin here. We hear a lot in the news about the Chinese hurting US markets. It’s politically convenient to blame others for problems. The truth is that China represents the largest single opportunity in the history of the United States....

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iPhone Stolen – Again

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When does a corporation have an ethical responsibility to its customers? Is it right for a company to profit by encouraging customer losses? Some would say that a company’s responsibility is simply to comply with the laws and to return a...

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How to Take On The iPad

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There was a valuable lesson learned in the demise of HP’s WebOS tablet. Price matters. In iPad met its match in the TouchPad Cnet’s Brooke Crothers discusses that the blowout sales matched the passion and excitement of an Apple product. WebOS “wasn’t really...

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Apple’s Going Down

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Wanted New CEO: Company well respected, well funded, loyal customers and employees. Candidate must be good at demonstrations. Wanted New CEO: Seeking desirable candidate to replace one of the greatest CEOs in history. Corporation has gone from near bankruptcy to...

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FCC is All Talk

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The Apple Appstore is a flawed, yet brilliant model. I’ve never liked it. I’ve complained about the censorship it represents in several posts, but theiPhonefan base considered the trade-off – some censorship for excellent and easy apps, to be acceptable....

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