iPads and Humans

http://northtemple.com/2010/02/01/on-ipads-grandmas-and-gam First my Dad. Next I’m sure my technophobe Aunt. I’m just waiting for her call after my Mom chats her up about the thing. I’m now convinced about adjusting my parents accounts using Parental Controls. I’ve long been a tough love advocate with them figuring they should be exposed to what they have to …

All the Logic You Can Muster That Is

Mac sales ‘defy all logic,’ says analyst | Mac | Macworld: “Apple could grab more market share if it lowered prices, but O’Donnell wasn’t holding his breath. ‘The talk on the street is a $799 notebook,’ he said, referring to persistent rumors that Apple will introduce a lower-priced MacBook this year. ‘But I don’t think …

Now That’s Drinking the Kool-Aid

Q&A: Microsoft’s Windows marketing chief says Apple’s ‘scared’ | Business Center | Macworld: “I think [the way] they’re responding to our advertising is a reflection of what’s happening out in the market (both IDC and the NPD Group show Mac sales dropping in the U.S. in recent months). They’re scared. The Ad Age survey shows …

MacBooks sweep Consumer Reports laptop ratings

MacBooks sweep Consumer Reports laptop ratings | Laptop | MacUser | Macworld: “The venerable publication gave the company top rankings in three of its notebook categories: 13-inch machines, 14-inch to 16-inch laptops, and 17-inch models. The MacBooks bested their competitors, despite the lower cost of many of the Windows machines rated.” (Via Macworld.) And that’s …

Worth Every Penny

Mac vs. PC: What You Don’t Get for $699 – BusinessWeek: “PC makers in the Windows camp have done everything possible to make their products progressively worse by cutting corners to save pennies per unit and boost sales volume. There’s good reason Apple is seeing healthy profits while grabbing market share. It refuses to budge …

Paying for the Name

Microsoft’s latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power — RoughlyDrafted Magazine: “The strangest point of this ad is that Giampaolo didn’t get the portability, battery life, and power he was looking for, he just ended up with a cheap-appearing machine that obscured its real technical limitations under a flashy layer of misleading, specification-oriented marketing, the …

Built It and They Came

Netbooks killing off sickly Windows PC sales — RoughlyDrafted Magazine: “That has hit Microsoft particularly hard, resulting in an 11% drop in profits over its year ago quarter and plans to cut 5,000 jobs over the next year and a half. On the other hand, Apple posted its best quarterly results ever, with 9% growth …

Apple Just Makes Better PC’s Period

Mac vs PC – Benchmark and Speed Tests – PC versus Mac – Apple, Windows Reviews – Popular Mechanics: “The Verdict: Apple Mac: In both the laptop and desktop showdowns, Apple’s computers were the winners. Oddly, the big difference didn’t come in our user ratings, where we expected the famously friendly Mac interface to shine. …