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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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By any other name: Counting ports on the MacBook Pro

The Macalope says that not everyone defines "pro" the same way.

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Recognizing game: iPhone SE praise from an unexpected source

Even Android fans tip their hats.

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Cheapskating: Apple’s rumored cost-cutting measure

The Macalope: If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is looking for more delightfully impish ways to cheat you out of your hard-earned money.

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Market making: Too many iOS exploits

Reports say there are a lot, but The Macalope asks, how many of them affect you?

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Price points: Do iPhones cost too much?

The Macalope says that maybe it depends on who’s buying which phone.

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Fast, cheap and out of control: Wanting a 5G iPhone

5G might be a thing some time, but it's not a thing yet.

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High-value targets: Not every iPhone owner qualifies

Your iPhone may be vulnerable to an attack, but it doesn't mean you're going to get one.

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iPhone SE matters: The right phone for our times

An affordable phone featuring tested technology? Yes, please.

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Pull the other one: Apple’s partner’s shenanigans

The Macalope on how Foxconn can't keep up with its promises.

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Weathering the criticism: Apple makes life on Android a little worse

The Macalope: Not every acquisition is an antitrust violation.

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The iPhone buying conundrum: Outlook hazy

The Macalope’s iPhone is four years old, but he’s content to wait for a new phone. But wait for what? And how long?

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Copy cats: How the iPad got where it is

Did Apple copy the Surface? It depends on how you look at it, says The Macalope.

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Bad news roundup: Evaluating Apple’s current rough patch

Apple’s stock is down on bad news for the economy due to the coronavirus. But don't worry about Apple.

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The bespoke virus effect: Apple and the coronavirus

It’s not only Apple that’s affected.

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Watch watching: Apple’s smartwatch competition

You get what you pay for.