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Ok kids, powder your wigs, shoe your horses and get ready for some real phone fun!
I like how my daughter bought a new Mac and did Time Machine and did a move of her old machine to new. Office would not work. She contacted MS and they told her she'd have to buy Office again, as it wasn't transferable. I suggested she kick MS to the curb and use and open source office suite. Had this problem in grad school when upgrading to a new hard drive. Said needed new license. Or use Office online for free. There are alternatives out there for the vast majority of...
I think their lead designer/architect is Rube Goldberg. It can be daunting to actually use it while saying a few prayers that you can find something. You have to feel for the people who have not been around using software all of their lives try to use iTunes.
Better to wait for the 'S' models.....fine tuned and better still!
How about a Apple "Streetview" like Google Streetview for maps? Yes, better battery technology and putting the money to use. Apple seems to only use the money to prop up stocks. Do they really need to do that? Invest in Space X. Invest in something that will provide return.
GTAT is a great example of the risk of buying individual stocks. There is a lot of risk and potential reward. It truly is gambling to buy individual stocks because you are putting money on a company with limited information. GTAT looked like a slam dunk with such a big order from Apple. Or so it seemed.   Even Buffet, who can pay people to do lots of analysis on companies, lost a ton of money on IBM very recently.   Buffet did recommend that people invest their...
 This stock buyback is apparently, based on what I've been reading, causing the S&P to go up as companies have been increasing the value of their stocks by buy-backs. It's a safe way for them to increase the values. So, seems the stock market may be fragile on this activity. People keep rocking on Apple's stock and saying its undervalued. Even if it is undervalued, it doesn't matter. The true value of any company's stock is what people are willing to pay for it at any...
 We have an early 2009 MacBook with 4 GB of RAM. Did a standard (not clean) install of Yosemite. Seems to work just fine. 4GB is okay for most people. Fine for base model. Sucks its soldered in and is not user upgradable though.
Motorola did a study many years ago around the time of the Mac clone period. They found that 95% of computer users did not upgrade their computers. I'm sure those people either didn't care or they just upgraded their whole machine later. You could say Apple is going for the lowest common denominator in consumers of targeting those who don't care about specs and just want something that works. Seems a lot of people who visit the Apple store are like that. They are not...
Companies only care about margins. I wonder what their margins were on the old minis. I don't think Apple ever intended for their machines to be for hobbyists. And Apple has always disliked headless machines. At least so more now. Not defending the company. We all want cheap computers. But people have certain expectations for the company. Apple wants to go where the money is.
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