The Macalope Weekly: Reasonable explanations

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The Macalope is nothing if not helpful (cough), so this week he’ll try to provide some very reasonable explanations. First, does The Boy Genius report simply have a typo? Next, is one pundit really just trying to cover up a secret identity? Finally, the horny one will help out in the game of making everything about Apple.

Redefining “smart”

There is a place for contrarian investing. But is there a place for crazytown bananapants investing? Let’s find out.

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The Macalope: Samsung Claus is coming to town

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Apple better watch out. Apple better not cry. Apple better not shout. Writing for Bloomberg, Mark Milian is telling us why.

“Apple Better Watch Out. Samsung Wastes Little Time” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).

Apple, as you know, has never faced competition before. Ever. It was born in the void between realities and there it has existed until Samsung.

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The Macalope: Everything's coming up BlackBerry!

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You have to admire the wide-eyed optimism of anyone predicting that BlackBerry’s due for a turnaround, particularly at Apple’s expense.

And clinical psychiatrists say you should also back away from them slowly and calmly, while smiling and never losing eye contact. As soon as you make it to the door, run for your life and never look back.

Writing for Seeking Alpha, Anup Singh wonders if “Apple’s Missteps Could Be BlackBerry’s Turnaround.”

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The Macalope Weekly: Unresolved issues

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A bad bug was found in iOS 7 and Mavericks this week, so you know what that means: It’s time for the airing of the Apple grievances, whether or not they’re directly related to this or make any sense at all.

The sourest of grapes

The Macalope is not here to argue that Apple didn’t screw up royally or should not have gotten out a patch as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for his hoof-stamp-approved criticisms, read this piece by John Gruber about the questions this bug raises, and this one by Ashkan Soltani.

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The Macalope: Future shock

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It’s time to put on your best René Belloq impersonation because once again we see, Apple, that there is nothing you can possess that your competitors cannot take away.

Writing for PCWorld, Agam Shah says “Qualcomm overtakes Apple with eight-core, 64-bit mobile processor” (tip o’ the antlers to @leicaman and Chris).

Yes, that’s right. The company has leapt ahead of Apple with what Qualcomm itself called a “marketing gimmick” last fall:

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The Macalope: A disagreement

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Apparently Apple doesn’t do gigantacquisitions like other firms. This is apparently an untenable situation, because Apple needs to do exactly what everyone else does. Apple, the company with more cash and profit share than anyone else. That Apple. It needs to change its ways, pronto.

Needless to say, Business Insider’s Jay Yarow is on this problem. Phew. What a relief that is.

The URL and the page header for Yarow’s piece on this breaking news, which has been slowly breaking since 1997, take a slightly different tack than the headline. The page header reads:

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The Macalope Weekly: Stating the obvious

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Almost anything is possible in the wacky world of technology. Leaders rise and fall, some products succeed, others don’t. But stating that Apple doom is always technically a possibility isn’t really news. We know that. It’s just not that likely.

Ask not for whom the doom tolls

The Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa pushes the panic button!

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