Losers

The Macalope , Macworld

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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Ugh, Apple, right? Such losers. First of all, the whole Apple Store experience is so lame and dumb and lame. Second, the iWatch is totally dead, right? And check it out, bros, there’s this survey that says Apple is winning, but we know that means it’s losing because, ugh, such losers.

That thing everyone likes is so dumb

Writing for Huffington Post, Kelly MacLean tells us about “Surviving Apple” (tip o’ the antlers to Neal Pann and Jeff Gamet).

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Another day, another doom

The Macalope , Macworld

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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If it’s Thursday, it must be doom for Apple.

Or Monday, or Tuesday, or …

Writing for the Motley Fool, Chris Neiger explains “Why Apple Inc. Should Be Scared of Android Wear” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

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Worst book club member ever

The Macalope , Macworld

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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There are lots of reviews of Yukari Itwatani Kane’s Haunted Empire, but if you’re like the Macalope, you’ve been waiting to hear from one go-to source on such matters before forming an opinion:

Rob Enderle.

“Haunted Empire - Biased Author or Biased Readers?” (No link for obvious reasons.)

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The Macalope Weekly: One side fits all

The Macalope , Macworld

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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When it comes to the world of punditry about Apple, you must be of a singular vision. And that vision is basically the robot apocalypse future of Terminator, except isolated to Cupertino.

And then the aliens invade

It must be easy to write for Business Insider. All you have to do is take one side of things—the anti-Apple side—and …

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The Macalope: When you assume

The Macalope , Macworld

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Writing for the Motley Fool, Sam Mattera takes a few too many things on faith.

“Apple Inc. May Have Cancelled One of Its Most Highly Anticipated Products” (no link, but tip o’ the antlers to Scott Faulkner).

Not iPad socks!

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The Macalope: Not counterintuitive, anti-intuitive

The Macalope , Macworld

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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Oftentimes the Macalope will not link to something because it seems like trolling. This time, however, he’s just not providing a link to it because it’s so dumb.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Daniel Kline asks “Are Strong iPhone Sales Actually a Weakness for Apple?” (tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King).

Eeeyup. He wrote that.

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The Macalope Weekly: A messed up system of rewards

The Macalope , Macworld

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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