The Macalope Weekly: A messed up system of rewards

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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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No one ever got fired for writing link-baity stories about Apple. And, sadly, no one ever got fired out of a cannon for it either. Still, occasionally there are some bright points. Turns out you can write an “I’m leaving Apple” piece without being a jerk. But let’s not forget that all the big money is in Apple doom. And don’t bother dooming current Apple products: All the really big money is in dooming products that Apple hasn’t even released yet.

Can’t win for all the losing

Writing for Business Insider, Jim Edwards warns “Why Apple Should Fear Samsung’s New ‘Tizen’ Strategy” (no link but tip o’ the antlers to Todd Campbell).

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The Macalope: Discontributor network

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There are many good questions that can be asked about Apple. We’re not going to look at any of those today, though.

Forbes contributor Lois Geller asks, “Why Doesn’t Apple Have A Real Loyalty Program?” (No link but tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

Yeah, like a punch card! Buy ten Macs and get the eleventh Mac free. (Mac must be of equal or lesser value. One per customer. Void where prohibited by law.)

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A loose interpretation

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Look, there are a lot of things that may or may not be facts, and when you have opinions to get out those maybe-facts can really get in the way.

Writing for Business Insider, Nicholas Carlson says “This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago” (no link for Business Insider because of their multiple crimes against humanity, but tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King).

Steve Jobs used to tell a story …

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The Macalope Weekly: Reasonable explanations

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The Macalope is nothing if not helpful (cough), so this week he’ll try to provide some very reasonable explanations. First, does The Boy Genius report simply have a typo? Next, is one pundit really just trying to cover up a secret identity? Finally, the horny one will help out in the game of making everything about Apple.

Redefining “smart”

There is a place for contrarian investing. But is there a place for crazytown bananapants investing? Let’s find out.

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The Macalope: Samsung Claus is coming to town

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Apple better watch out. Apple better not cry. Apple better not shout. Writing for Bloomberg, Mark Milian is telling us why.

“Apple Better Watch Out. Samsung Wastes Little Time” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

Apple, as you know, has never faced competition before. Ever. It was born in the void between realities and there it has existed until Samsung.

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The Macalope: Everything's coming up BlackBerry!

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You have to admire the wide-eyed optimism of anyone predicting that BlackBerry’s due for a turnaround, particularly at Apple’s expense.

And clinical psychiatrists say you should also back away from them slowly and calmly, while smiling and never losing eye contact. As soon as you make it to the door, run for your life and never look back.

Writing for Seeking Alpha, Anup Singh wonders if “Apple’s Missteps Could Be BlackBerry’s Turnaround.”

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The Macalope Weekly: Unresolved issues

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A bad bug was found in iOS 7 and Mavericks this week, so you know what that means: It’s time for the airing of the Apple grievances, whether or not they’re directly related to this or make any sense at all.

The sourest of grapes

The Macalope is not here to argue that Apple didn’t screw up royally or should not have gotten out a patch as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for his hoof-stamp-approved criticisms, read this piece by John Gruber about the questions this bug raises, and this one by Ashkan Soltani.

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