Insecurity blanket: iOS has antivirus makers feeling left out

The Macalope , Macworld

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Did you hear the one about the antivirus company CEO who got to opine on TechCrunch about how Apple should open up iOS?

Oh, it’s not a joke.

Well, maybe it is, actually.

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Idea recycling: some discredited ideas never die

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Prepare to be astounded by a nigh-unbelievable idea! Yes, thrill to the concept you’ve never heard before as ZDNet’s Jason Perlow lays out the case for...

WHY APPLE SHOULD LICENSE ONE OF ITS OPERATING SYSTEMS!

Seriously, we’ve having this argument again. No, the Macalope can’t believe it either. Yes, we do at least have plenty of gin.

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A broken Watch: This Apple Watch reporting isn't even right twice a day

The Macalope , Macworld

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The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right?

Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because the man’s a Business Insider writer and screw that guy?

Well, whatever it is, it’s not the reporting of technical details.

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Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion

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Say, friend, have you heard the good news about Apple? Turns out it’s a religion.

Writing for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson takes us to school. Sunday school.

“Turning Customers Into Cultists”

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Jerk in the box: how to get on TV by being wrong about Apple

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Are you a cord-cutter? Have you adopted a cable television-free lifestyle? If not, this delightful tête-a-tête that happened on CNBC may have you running with scissors toward your television to silence the voices emanating from within.

“Apple becoming a one-trick pony” (tip o’ the antlers to @mylestaylor)

CNBC dragged Bert Dohman out of his hyperbaric chamber because they needed someone to say dumb things about Apple. Apparently. Really, the Macalope doesn’t think there’s any other reason unless Dohman just needs the work. Which is possible but not at all exculpatory.

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Spot off: how'd that advice to get out of Apple's stock go?

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Boy, those analysts who said you should avoid Apple’s stock earlier in the year sure turned out to be right, didn’t they? If you recall, Apple’s shares were in the mid-$500 range. Since then they cratered to a lowly $114.

Could these analysts and pundits have been any more prescient? It’s almost uncanny that...

Sorry?

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Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

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Well, it’s been five minutes. Has anyone offered Apple business advice?

Of course they have! Here’s Business Insider’s Jay Yarow with the latest on how Apple should run its business. Because they apparently really need the advice.

“Apple Should Buy Tesla” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

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