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    The Music in Your Pocket Report

    October 25th, 2016

    It almost seems as if a growing number of my columns are very much about comparing the present with the past, or just remembering something I did or observed years ago and how it relates to a current event. So I read an article about the iPod’s 15th birthday. But this is something Apple won’t make […]

    Cortana and Siri: A Lead Foot and a Sprinter?

    June 21st, 2016

    Apple is often accused of being late to the party. Other companies come out with a feature that appears to be a great fit for Apple. But no Apple gadget has it, and thus the criticisms are endless. Why can’t they do it too? Have they lost their edge? But one of the key differences between Apple and […]

    Apple — Always on the Ropes?

    May 3rd, 2016

    You have to wonder just how bad Apple’s situation must be — at least in the minds of certain skeptics. After all, every real or perceived setback must be a symptom of a fatal disease. Perhaps Apple got where it is today as a fluke, a few happy accidents over the years. How could that […]

    Does the World Need an Apple Car?

    October 20th, 2015

    When the iPod appeared in 2001, it originally came across as just an indulgence from Apple. All right, so you had 5,000 songs in your pocket It was easy to sync your music with iTunes via a FireWire connection, and the download speed was way faster than competing digital music players. But the iPod caught a […]