Missed opportunities

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Everywhere the Macalope looks this week he sees missed opportunities. Mobile platforms could have better accessibility options, and advocates could try targeting companies other than just Apple. Conversations about wearables, meanwhile, should probably not start from the presumption that Microsoft will own the category. Finally, posting a loose conversation about diversity at Apple was probably not a good idea.

Responsible parties

By now you’ve surely heard about how Android is “winning” (offer valid only in terms of market share, void where prohibited). So, naturally, when there is a problem with modern smartphone technology, all the onus falls on Google to fix the problem and hahahahaha are you new here?

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The spin cycle

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Samsung had another less than stellar quarter? Well, you know what it’s time for: spin control!

There to lend Samsung a helping hand are our friends at Bloomberg, they of the all Apple doom all the time.

“Samsung Profit Misses Estimates As Cheap Phones Struggle” (tip o’ the antlers to Daring Fireball).

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The lame name game

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First, Toronto brought us Rob Ford; now, it gave us this piece from the Star. So, basically, Toronto has a lot of apologizing to do. Like, more than even most Canadians are comfortable with.

Writing for Toronto Star, Sarah Barmak says “Call Apple’s new device anything but the iWatch” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

Apple is gearing up to begin production of its new smart watch this month …

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Loving to say 'I told you so'

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It was a good week for saying “I told you so” as the past proclamations of pundits proved particularly pernicious. Not for Apple—for them.

How’d that work out?

There might be bad news for fans of both Facebook and Android—other than being fans of both Facebook and Android, that is.

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The wildly popular Surface

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Can something really be called analysis when you just make up the basic premise?

The Motley Fool’s Sean Chandler decides to find out.

“Apple Should Copy Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

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You can't handle the truth

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Another week means yet another pundit’s here to lay down some truths about what Steve Jobs would think about Apple under Tim Cook.

Writing for The Daily Beast, Marlow Stern details the ugliness.

“Tim Cook’s Apple: Middling Products Designed to Pad the Bottom Line While Gouging Loyal Customers” (tip o’ the antlers to Jack Brewster).

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All out of ideas

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This week, the Macalope asks you to ponder this question: Who’s really out of ideas? Is it Apple, or the people who write about Apple?

(Hint: the latter.)

Faster, pussycat! Innovate! Innovate!

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