Jan 2, 2013 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Predictions, Products

Happy New Year. I didn't make any particular resolutions for 2013, but I did place a bet — and I'm not a gambling type of person. I don't even play when the Lottery gets to 50 Bazillion. No, my bet was of a different sort — my bet was on an AppleTV break through in 2013.

On Monday evening our DirecTV receiver died. My family was spending nearly $90/month for the service and we don't watch TV that much. During the day the set is off and at night we'll watch either sports, news or one of our recorded shows. On the weekends we typically rent a movie through AppleTV.

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Dec 31, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Predictions, Products
Apple in 2013

2012 has come and gone and Apple didn't disappoint. A few of my Apple favorites launches:

  • Retina Displays (iPad, Mac Book Pros)
  • OS X Mountain Lion & iOS 6
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad Mini

Of course there were many more lesser announcements in 2012, but overall Apple was busy behind the technology wheel, churning out new and better gizmos and gadgets to make our lives better. So what will Apple show us in 2013? Here are a few things we may see.

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Dec 24, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke


Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat: Apple 2012 Year in Review, First full year with Tim Cook at the helm, Tim Cook #3 Man of the Year, Google Maps back on iOS, Apple Maps #1 Tech Flop of 2012, Oregon and NY battle for new chip fab, next iPad mini to get retina display, and more!. All this and much, much more in Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat

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Dec 12, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson

Screen-shot-2012-12-10-at-5There are many text editors for the iPhone and iPad. The biggest problem with editing text on the iOs is the access to files. Files can’t be edited when they are not available. Apple has helped the situation with iCloud, but iCloud files are not accessible from multiple applications. iCloud has had many issues over the past 6 months, which does not make it a good option. I have also lost data due to using Apple’s note taking app and iCloud.

Dropbox has been around for a long time in Internet years. It has been the most reliable service I have used on the Internet. The files are easy to access on any device and on any application on the Mac. The reason for this is Dropbox is just a folder that syncs with their servers. iOS applications will need to be written to support their service, but any text editor worthy to look at already supports Dropbox.

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Dec 11, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iPhone, Products, Review

Screen_shot_2012-12-10_at_5The iPhone has become as important to carry around town as one’s wallet. The wallet carries our drivers license, credit cards, cash, and other critical information. Meanwhile, the iPhone has become the main communication device for many people. Users can talk, send texts or email, and post to social networks.

The biggest part of the wallet used to be cash. Large wallets were needed to carry bills and coins. For many people, the wallet is getting smaller as they are using the credit card instead of cash. For those with small wallets, a drivers license, credit card, and maybe a $20 bill is all that is needed when going out on the town. Now, users can combine their wallet and iPhone together with a case.

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Dec 8, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Mac Pro, Products, Rumors

Macpro_insideOur source in the Bay Area has just informed Three Guys And A Podcast that the forthcoming "Made in the USA" computer by Apple will NOT be the iMac (as many have speculated) but instead the Mac Pro/X-Serve Replacement.

This makes sense for several of reasons:

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Dec 6, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iMac, News, Predictions, Review


Over the past several quarters, Apple has consistently outpaced PC sales both in the US and world-wide. Apple has kept a laser eye on it's well crafted product and offerings, literally owning the $1,000 and above market space. Moving forward Apple is setting the stage to dominate overall PC sales, leaving only remnants of former US powerhouses as mere shadows. Here's how it's happening:

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Nov 28, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke


Yesterday, Amazon announced it sold more Kindle Fire tablets on Cyber Monday than any other day in its short history. The only question is, how many? Amazon isn't saying. In fact, Amazon has never stated how many tablets and readers they have sold. The bulk of Amazon's press release was nothing more than a spec. list of the entire Kindle lineup and an About Amazon statement. That's it. Really.

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Nov 27, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone, News, Products, Review


Today Chevrolet officially announced the new Spark and Sonic cars, both due in 2013, will integrate Apple's voice recognition software, Siri. In order to use Siri with the cars the owner must have an iPhone 4S or 5 running iOS 6.

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Nov 27, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: Predictions, Review


Someone was onto something -- and it wasn't Apple. When the 6th generation iPod nano launched, it quickly became the wearable gear due to third parties converting the nano into a new kind of watch. Watchbands of very type sprang up for sale. Apple updated the nano software to include 16 new watch faces. Was this a fad or was there something more to it? And then suddenly the iPod touch 7th generation appeared and the wearable format from Apple's lineup was eliminated. Or was it?

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