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    Newsletter Issue #1009: The Big Sur Report: Better Late Than Never

    November 8th, 2020

    Before I get started, let me tell you about 2000, when I first installed a Public Beta of Mac OS X. The Aqua interface sure looked different, but as I wrote in one of my books on the new OS at the time, a Mac was still a Mac, and my normal workflow never changed, […]


    Newsletter Issue #983: The iPad/Mac Convergence Report

    April 6th, 2020

    When the first iPad debuted in 2010, its reasons for existence were not altogether clear. In large part, it seemed little more than a giant iPod, with the added capability of being able to access cellular data, as an option. It used iOS, and worked with mostly scaled up version of iPhone apps. Over time, […]


    There’s Yet Another Rant About Apple and Mac Users

    June 11th, 2018

    Over the years, some tech pundits have decided that Apple really needs to drop the Mac. To them, it has outlived its usefulness and, besides, far more money is made from selling iPhones. But it’s a good source of hit bait to claim that “Mac users don’t really matter to Apple.” Indeed, Apple has, at […]


    Forcing Your Apple Gear Out to Pasture

    June 7th, 2018

    When the question comes up, Apple regularly denies that it’s deliberately making, or sabotaging, older gear to become obsolete; there is no nasty planned obsolescence plot that will force you to buy a new model before its time. But it’s not that Apple hasn’t done things to foster that impression. It almost always seems as […]