Tag: iPhone

With Apple’s earnings declining, emphasis is on returning cash to investors

With Apple’s earnings declining, emphasis is on returning cash to investors

Late in January, I predicted why earnings contractions were coming for Apple in 2013. And since that time, Apple has indeed shown back-to-back quarters of earnings decline, with the announced earnings yesterday much lower than in the comparable quarter in 2012. This will be the new reality for Apple for quite a while, one reason the company must continue returning money to shareholders.

The Coming Apple iOS – Android Wars

The Coming Apple iOS – Android Wars

In my last technology post, I wrote that we are moving to an Internet-centric world where your computing device or operating system are less important because your data will live and breathe in the Internet cloud. Google, in particular, is preparing for this world because it has a dominant role […]

Apple is screwing it up

Apple is screwing it up

Apple doesn’t get it.  Yes, the iPhone is still the standard bearer amongst smartphones. Yes, you can now get a 16GB 3GS iPhone for as little as $97 at Wal-Mart of all places. Yes, the iPhone is clearly still the dominant smartphone. Yes, the iPad takes the iPhone/iPod platform to […]

Apple: Can it stop the Android menace?

I want to take a break from banking and macro stuff and talk a little bit about technology. I wrote an article about Android a few weeks back. That was a more personal account on why I was switching from a Windows Mobile phone to Android, the latest whiz-bang operating […]

Android gaining momentum on Apple’s iPhone

Android gaining momentum on Apple’s iPhone

I recently switched from a Windows Mobile telephone to an Android-based mobile phone.  When I was making the switch, I had to decide whether I was going with the iPhone, which my wife uses. or to run with Blackberry or Android, a Google-centric operating system (Symbian, which runs Nokia phones, […]