For Mac Eyes Only – Looking Back for a Future

Episode #296

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: In the first new show of 2014, Mike and Eric look back at their predictions from 2013 and offer a few ideas for new products they’d like to see from Apple in the year ahead. In Fun News: A birthday celebration for the Mac in Cupertino.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Apple Watching

Episode #287

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary explore the Mythical iWatch, New Edu-Only iMac, Apple Drops Newton, Java Issues Persist, iPods in Brass, Mac Mini Mail Maladies.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Final Thoughts on the Future

Episode #286

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike shares feedback from Darren and Jim on Apple’s future, MacBook Pro Updates, Mac Pro Woes in EU, Spring Mac Pro Confirmed?, Apple Pop-Up Museum, Reusing an Old Time Capsule, Rescuing Data from Floppies.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Computing in your Pants

Episode #284

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss what they’d like to see from Apple in 2013, Java Flaws Abound, Amazon Launches AutoRip, Cheaper(?) Thunderbolt Cables, Retro Mac Clock Rocks, Backup Apps for the Mac.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Prediction Time: Apple’s iPad mini Event

Episode #278

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary offer their predictions for Apple’s upcoming event, iMac Drive Warranties, It’s Easy(?) Being Green, Italian Class Action Suit, Apple Updates Java One Last Time, Nobody Wants an Apple I?, Mega Moscow Apple Museum, Syncing Google Contact Groups to Address Book.
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The Chronicles of Macintosh: The Last Battle


I have this idea for a movie. It starts out with a tech company, Flynn Computer Corp, who’s developing a revolutionary new product. They approach another tech company, Encom, to help develop software for this new product. Encom has never been a competitor to Flynn Computer and therefore Flynn Computer considers Encom to be more of an ally. The villain in this movie is a bigger tech company, C.L.U., which is a direct competitor to Flynn Computer. The movie unfolds with Flynn releasing its revolutionary new product and it’s a success, but the plot thickens as Encom announces a new product of their own that’s nothing more than a clone of Flynn’s. It comes out that Encom betrayed Flynn Computer by stealing some of their secrets and technology. Flynn Computer and Encom go on to become bitter rivals, but Encom’s open business model allow its product to be used anywhere. Flynn keeps their product closed which allows Encom to take over the market. It’s full of intrigue, betrayal, ruthlessness, rich people, and lots of tech stuff.

What, you’ve heard that one before? You know the story. It takes place back in the early eighties. Replace Flynn Computer with Apple, Encom with Microsoft, and C.L.U. with IBM and the revolutionary product was the Mac. Oh, no, that’s not the one you were thinking of? That’s ancient history. You were thinking of Flynn Computer as Apple sure, but Encom is Google, and C.L.U. is Microsoft and the revolutionary new product was the iPhone.

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The Chronicles Of Macintosh

The Lion, The Air, & The App Store

The Future Of The Mac & Computing

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In October of last year Apple held their “Back To The Mac” event and made several announcements. Chief among them was a new MacBook Air, a preview of the next version of OS X, and a new App Store for the Mac. Though by the time you read this, the Verizon iPhone will have been announced and that will be the story on everyone’s lips, I got to wondering if we won’t look back at this October event and see it as far more pivotal than we first realized. [Read more…]