Category: Columns

The Northern Spy — The Fourth Law Revisited

The Northern Spy

First mentioned here back in 2005, and oft referenced since, the Spy’s Fourth Law: Marketshare lags mindshare by two to five years. has proven a robust marketplace staple, applicable to both entire technology companies and individual products. On the way to becoming the global technology giant, Apple earned mindshare with meticulously designed and executed hardware […]

RetroMacCast Episode #466 Released

James and John have released the 466th episode of the RetroMacCast Podcast.  In this episode, they discuss a host of items including: eBay finds: six-color Apple poster, Woz-autographed floppy, and a Peach Apple II clone. They delve into the Takky Mac, and news includes Susan Kare, the end of Airport, and Hap’s prototype collection. To […]

RetroMacCast Episode 462 Released

The 462nd edition of the RetroMacCast Podcast has been released.   In this episode, James and John discuss eBay finds: WWDC pins, original Apple logo banner, and Apple Pacific mug. John gets his Mac ROM-inator working, and news includes Hap’s prototype auctions, and Sosumi. To listen to the RetroMacCast episodes, check out their website at: http://retromaccast.ning.com/

The MacCast Episode #649 Released

Adam Christianson has released the 649th episode of his MacCast.  This episode covers a myriad of macintosh topics including: Next announcements from Apple. Apple buys Texture magazine service. Apple updates MFi program. iPhone ‘upgrade’ cycle likely to stay flat. Quick follow-up stuff. Apple’s parental controls. Don’t use Markup to cover up. Understanding your Mac’s sleep […]

MacCast Episode #647 Released

Adam Christianson has released episode 647 of his MacCast podcast.  This episode includes a variety of Macintosh related topics including: iCloud on Google servers, not a surprise. More iPhone X Plus details. Two security firms claim to have iOS 11 cracks. Apple’s audio products are doing well. Apple Video adds M. Night Shyamalan series. Battery […]