Securitysplainin'

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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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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Fait accompli liability

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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What is it with pundits declaring things that are not done—and in many cases haven’t even started—to be over? (And what’s the deal with airline food?)

What did you do in the great Wearables War, grandpa?

That’s the question you should be asking, because it’s all over but the shouting, according to Andy Boxall of Digital Trends.

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A whirlwind of spin

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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Last week Microsoft debuted Office for the iPad, finally stepping in to save the platform after its four years of doom … during which it redefined and dominated the tablet marketplace. Thankfully, Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer is here to tell us how Microsoft has outsmarted Apple yet again.

“Nadella to Cook on Office revenue sharing: Drop dead”

Microsoft returns to ‘freemium’ revenue model for Office for iPad, escapes the bulk of Apple ‘tax’

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Fools of the Year

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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Has it been another year again?! Because, really, reading the work of these pundits, it seems like it’s been a lot longer. But catalog the atrocities we must! For history must know … that … uh …

Wait, why do we do this?

No time to wonder! The lights dim and all rational thought goes out into the lobby to smoke and drink as the Fools of 2014 take the stage!

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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

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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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