Posts Tagged ‘Mac’

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The Apple Mac Takes Its Place In The Post-PC World

*+-PC Resurgent The PC market turnaround is real. ~ Bob O’Donnell (@bobodtech) 10/15/14 Q: IS THE PC MARKET TURNAROUND REAL? A: No. Macs are resurgent. Google Chrome is slowly gaining ground. However, sales of traditional … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 26th, 2014
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Mac vs. PC All Over Again

*+-The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market: Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, … Continue reading

Avi Greengart / August 27th, 2014
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Up-Selling The Mac

*+-Yesterday, in “Whither Apple Or Wither Apple?” I wrote about Apple’s efforts to steal market share from Android. Today I focus on Apple’s efforts to up-sell their iPhone and iPad customers to the Mac. Continuity...

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John Kirk / June 8th, 2014
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Market Share Metaphysics

*+-Twice before I have used Aristotle’s concept of “Essentialism” to explain why tablets are “real” computers and why OS X will not be merging with iOS. Today, I go to the well one last time1...

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John Kirk / April 1st, 2014
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Apple’s Grand Strategy

*+-Grand Strategy Grand Strategy is not about winning the war, its about winning the peace. It’s not about destroying your competitor, its about preserving who you are. It’s not about moving toward a destination, it’s … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 24th, 2013
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Apple Could Challenge Microsoft for Desktop Dominance. But It Won’t

*+-Apple’s opportunity to dominate desktop computing probably disappeared the day in 1981 that IBM shipped the Personal Computer. Apple’s first attempt at a “business” computer, the Apple ///, was a technical and commercial flop. The … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 19th, 2013
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Apple’s WWDC: Instant Analyses

*+-Introduction Through the graciousness of Techpinions and Apple Inc., I was able to attend the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), held this past Monday, June 10, 2013. I have a couple of in-depth articles … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 13th, 2013
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4 Mobile Business Models, 4 Ways To Keep Score

*+-The hundred meter dash, archery, weightlifting and the long jump are four very different Olympic sports with four very different methods of keeping score. The hundred meter dash is scored on speed. Archery is scored … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 30th, 2013
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Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke

*+-This is the first of three articles looking at how we measure – and mis-measure – who is “winning” in the mobile sector. Article one focuses on market share and was inspired by an article … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 23rd, 2013
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Windows vs. Mac In Schools: All the Wrong Reasons

*+-The Maine Department of Education announced earlier this week that it was switching from Apple Macintoshes to Hewlett-Packard Windows PCs as the technology behind the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Macs had been used exclusively since the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 1st, 2013

Why I Love My Mac

*+-My aging 27″ iMac, the system I use most for work, had been acting cranky lately but I was busy and ignored the symptoms–until I couldn’t anymore. On Wednesday evening, I tried to reboot it … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 8th, 2013
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Miscellaneous Musings On Apple’s Earnings And The Future Of Personal Computing

*+-Yesterday Apple released their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012. It is important to note that Apple had 14 weeks, as compared to the normal 13 weeks, in their year ago fourth quarter. In … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 24th, 2013
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It’s Going To Be A Very Apple-y Holiday Quarter

*+-Tightwads, Value Buyers and Spendthrifts Oscar Wilde once said that cynics know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Similarly, tech pundits are often obsessed with price to the detriment of value. Despite … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 22nd, 2012
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Mac Attack

*+-At the Apple Special Event held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Tim Cook announced these facts regarding Apple’s Mac Computers: 1) Mac notebooks rank #1 in market share in the U.S. for the last 3 … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 17th, 2012
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The New Mac Ads: If Tech Companies Were Cruise Lines

*+-There has been a real kerfuffle caused by the new Mac Ads. Some people dislike them. Others hate, hate, hate them. On the other hand, some people like them…or, at least, they tolerate them. MAC … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 30th, 2012
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OS X Mountain Lion: My Favorite New Features

*+-Tim wrote earlier this week about his conviction that when it comes to post PC platforms Apple will keep OS X and iOS separate rather than merge the two as many expect. What Apple has … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 25th, 2012
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The Apple Ecosystem Just Got Stronger

*+-Apple today at their World Wide Developers Conference released a number of things that have made their ecosystem even stronger. I am of the opinion that one of the best ways to analyze computing platforms … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 11th, 2012
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The Apple Brand Is a Powerful Selling Point

*+-At the Intel Developer Forum this week I saw a number of interesting products and product concepts from a wide range of manufacturers. As I looked over many of these products, some from known brands … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 16th, 2011