Fight! Fight! Fight!

The Macalope , Macworld

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Did you know that every tiny thing that ever happens in the tech world speaks volumes? Well, it’s true. Take a look.

“Samsung Sticks It to Apple With Swiss Railways Deal” (tip o’ the antlers to TUAW).

Awww, boo-yah! In your face, Apple! Samsung … uh … sold some Galaxy Tabs.

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Incomparable

The Macalope , Macworld

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All of these things are not like the others. Not one of these things really does belong.

To kick things off this week, we’ll look at two comparisons that are lost in time! Then another pundit doesn’t compare things at all—she just takes Apple in isolation. It’s easier to throw a fit that way. Finally, comparing XP to an easy-to-use tablet operating system? For real?

Fails in comparison

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Double jeopardy

The Macalope , Macworld

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Despite all evidence to the contrary, The New York Times’s Joe Nocera apparently still thinks it is acceptable for him to keep writing about Apple (tip o’ the antlers to Daring Fireball).

We’ve been over this, Joe. It’s just not OK with us.

So they’re at it again …

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As sure as Apple doom and taxes

The Macalope , Macworld

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It’s already tax day—how much more bad news can we take? (See how the Macalope keeps it fresh? Topical references. Boom.)

Well, Adam Levine-Weinberg is here to tell us “Why Apple’s iPad Is in Big Trouble” (tip o’ the antlers to MacJournals).

Less than two years ago, Apple’s iPad absolutely dominated the tablet space.

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Analysts say the craziest things

The Macalope , Macworld

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It is not true that becoming a Wall Street analyst drives you insane. Most of them were insane long before they graduated from college, got a house in Greenwich, CT, and went to work writing ridiculous stuff about Apple. Correlation is not always causation, people.

Two angles of dumb

Every six months, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster takes time off from praying and offering ritual sacrifices to the old gods in return for an Apple television and instead bugs a whole bunch of high school kids. Once again, the results are Apple-friendly.

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Specious reasoning

The Macalope , Macworld

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As if you needed them, Forbes contributor Peter Cohan is here with: “Four Reasons To Avoid Apple Stock” (no link but tip o’ the antlers to John Molloy).

Well, the Macalope doesn’t condone the institutionalized gambling known more colloquially as “the stock market,” so he’s not here to tell you to get into AAPL, but let’s review Cohan’s … hmm, “reasoning” is the wrong word. Let’s say “comedic stylings.” That’s probably the most charitable thing to call it.

I see four reasons why investors should avoid the stock.

Apple declined to comment.

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Securitysplainin'

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Isn’t it nice that so many people who are ostensibly not Mac users are still very concerned about Mac security? It’s sweet the way they look out for us.

(Stuck in) BetaNews’s Derrick Wlodarz is one of them.

“The Apple myth: Why security through obscurity isn’t security”

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