Spot the motivation

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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You’ve heard of sponsored content, where a site publishes an ad that looks like an article. But there’s a whole class of content that’s not paid for, but in which the author is an industry player with a vested interest in spinning the information. Let’s call it spinsored content.

Writing at Re/code, Si Shen wonders “Can Android Conquer the U.S.?” (No link, which will be explained.)

My iPhone- and Mac-wielding friend from the U.S. had been eager to make the jump to Android. She was willing to defect from Apple to join in on the Xiaomi hype, so I purchased a Mi3 for her.

After one week, I nudged her for feedback, and her response shocked me: “I’m going to get the iPhone 6 when it comes out. Android is too complicated.”

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Booga booga!

The Macalope , Macworld

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Another day, another crowbar jamming Apple into a headline it doesn’t need to be in.

Writing for the poorly-trained poodle circus that is the Forbes “contributor” network, Gordon G. Chang warns Apple to be afraid—presumably very afraid.

“Apple, Be Afraid: China’s Xiaomi Going Global” (no link but tip o’ the antlers to Rob Wensing).

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Everybody has an opinion

The Macalope , Macworld

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This week’s three pieces bring us a variety of opinions—shocking, wide-ranging, and well-reasoned.

Just kidding. They’re all completely nuts and negative about Apple.

Stunning plot twist

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Look at me!

The Macalope , Macworld

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The Macalope feels just terrible, you guys. Apparently, we haven’t been paying enough attention to The Street’s Rocco Pendola.

“A Horribly Embarrassing Image For Tim Cook and Apple” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

Yes, Rocco. We see you, honey. That’s very nice.

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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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