THE APPLE REALITY DISTORTION FIELD

What is it with Apple that causes the press to gush? It’s embarrassing. Well, nothing embarrasses the press these days, but is a sense of perspective too much to ask for when Steve Jobs says something? The Mac Mini caused gushing about its cheap price. Why? For...

SECURITY PATCHES FOR MACS

I’m sure this will get lots of attention in the paper tomorrow as a gesture of fairness, given all the criticism of Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer lately. But hey, perhaps you’ll be busy and miss the headline. Apple Computer released security...

MAC SPOOF

If you’re bored, this home-made spoof of a Mac commercial is a good chuckle, and perhaps a relief from the constant Apple evangelizing.

MP3 PLAYERS

The iPod costs three or four hundred dollars, and completely dominates a rapidly growing market – currently claiming an 82% market share. The market for portable music players using hard drives for storage, like the iPod, will grow five-fold this year. Even if...

APPLE VS. APPLE

An interesting lawsuit may be nearing settlement soon. Baby boomers with long memories will recall that the Beatles’ record label was “Apple Records,” and their company was “Apple Corps.” When Apple Computer started up, the Beatles’...

MICROSOFT ENTERS ONLINE MUSIC MARKET

Today’s quiz: I’ll describe a familiar scenario. You decide if it’s ancient history or current news. Apple sells devices manufactured by Apple, running software designed by Apple, sold in a store that belongs to Apple. Nobody else is allowed to use...