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    Newsletter Issue #974: Apple, Inc.: No Longer the Crazy One

    July 16th, 2019

    First some history: After using a Mac for several years at the office, I installed my first home system in 1989; yes 30 years ago. And boy was it expensive! The price tag came to over $14,000, which adds up to over $28,000 in 2019 dollars. In other words, in the neighborhood of a well-equipped […]

    Newsletter Issue #966: WWDC 2018: Forget the Hardware

    June 5th, 2018

    Last week, there were contrary rumors about whether new Macs, and possibly iPads, would debut this week at the WWDC. It was largely wishful thinking, because there were few indications of impending hardware updates, but since last year’s developer event was flush with hot new gear, there was always a possibility. I even thought Apple […]

    Newsletter Issue #965: SSSSHHHH: Alexa is Listening

    May 28th, 2018

    Let me start with the Siri follies. With growing concern that Apple’s Siri digital assistant isn’t capable of matching the competition from Amazon and Google, there are rumors that the next WWDC will feature news of a major refresh. Last year, Apple touted that Siri would receive a new voice and machine learning, but it’s […]

    Newsletter Issue #964: As the WWDC Approaches

    May 21st, 2018

    My waking hours are not consumed wondering what sort of goodies Apple will reveal on June 4th, the date for the WWDC keynote. Last year’s announcements were more voluminous than than many expected, so it may well be there will be lots to predict, lots to talk about this year too. So it’s natural that […]