Upside down: Portraying Apple’s strengths as a weakness

What is it about our culture that prompts us to write stories that tell you that thing you think is true is not only not true but the exact opposite is true?

Writing for the Washington Post, Hayley Tsukayama warns us of “The catch-22 that could hurt Apple down the road.” (Tip o’ the antlers to SamT.)

Despite my iPhone's insistence, I really don't care that much about hockey. And that's a problem for Apple News — and privacy-minded consumers everywhere.

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Presumed guilty: It’s probably Apple’s fault

There are many things Apple is responsible for. We’re not going to talk about those today.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and backwater mall food court employee break room, Ewan Spence proclaims that ’twas not a dingo ate your baby but rather an “Apple iOS 9.0.2 Flaws Let Facebook Eat Your iPhone Battery.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick Heer and Stefan BurtonSchnüll.)

The Macalope says unto you: Balderdash. A harsh word? Perhaps. But harsh times call for harsh words.

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1997 called: No, Apple should not open up its operating systems

Can someone look at a calendar and see what year it is? Because the Macalope’s concerned his recent Deep Space 9 binge-watch has created some kind of temporal flux and thrown us back in time.

Writing for BetaNews, Derrick Wlodarz brings us “8 big reasons Apple should let Mac OS X onto the PC.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Stephen Perteet.)

Dax: Judging by the antiquated state of discourse in the media, Benjamin, I’d say we’ve arrived in the very late 20th century!

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Tangled web: Playing games with Apple’s accounting games

Which is worse, Apple’s maybe too-clever accounting that keeps it from paying taxes on its foreign cash or pretending that cash might as well not even exist?

Writing for MarketWatch (catch phrase: “We watch it, but we don’t really understand it.”), Brett Arends warns that “Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Joel Teitelbaum.)

Arends sets the table with Apple’s cash hoard before deliberately trying to pull out the table cloth in such a way as to send the plates flying everywhere.

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