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    Richard 12:58 pm on October 12, 2015 - 534 days ago

    I am worried about iCloud. My computers are back in operation after my Mac Pro died, and I decided to try iCloud for the first time. My God! The web documents make it look a Geek’s Delight. All I want to do is have a few pages automatically update on my other two computers when I make changes on one computer. I have no idea how to do that…. Not good for Apple stock, Apple is supposed to be EASY and intuitive.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 7:58 am on October 14, 2015 532 days ago

      Forget about Apple. Bunch of dilettantes now set the direction. It’s over.

      • Nicu

        Nicu 1:16 pm on October 14, 2015 532 days ago

        Yep, they will only book about $80B in revenue this current quarter and about 100% of profits in the world phone handset market ;)

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 3:37 am on October 15, 2015 531 days ago

          That doesn’t impress me, same as Microsoft din’t impress me whilst being wildly profitable.

          • Nicu

            Nicu 7:17 am on October 15, 2015 531 days ago

            MS were very competitive in the 90′ to get to their almost monopoly, you have to give them that. Then they simply exploited their monopoly for 20 years.

            Apple has very strong competition now from many angles. However, they manage to grab market share with the most expensive handsets. This means they are doing something / many things right, I hope you do not believe the “luck” or “cult” arguments being tossed around for the last 10 years.

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 11:28 am on October 15, 2015 531 days ago

              I always call it as I see it. I praised Apple for quarter of the century. Now I don’t. They are on their way out as I see it. They’ve got no more mojo.

            • SB

              SB 6:18 pm on October 15, 2015 530 days ago

              If Apple has lost their mojo, who has found it?

              Wanted to reply to Consh, but no reply link present. May reply limit?

            • Zee

              Zee 7:46 pm on October 15, 2015 530 days ago

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 9:03 pm on October 15, 2015 530 days ago

              It’s not limited to one entity. But let’s say Tesla has it.

            • Zee

              Zee 4:14 am on October 17, 2015 529 days ago

              In the Michael Dell biopic, Dell will be played by Tom Cruise who will be seen on screen telling his employees: “I want all of you to think the same. Same. Same. Same thing. Or you’re gone. Are we clear on that? All together now: Yes Sir.”

            • Zee

              Zee 4:20 am on October 17, 2015 529 days ago

              Tesla has it? Or you mean Elon Musk has it? That’s b/c he’s also an astronaut, Kung fu master and vampire hunter.

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 11:03 am on October 17, 2015 529 days ago

              Apple had it because of Jobs. Tesla has it because of Musk.

            • Zee

              Zee 12:31 pm on October 17, 2015 529 days ago

    • henrystar

      Richard 12:13 pm on October 18, 2015 528 days ago

      Mail stinks on my new laptop. Totally erratic. And the same on my new iMac. Have to get mail on my iPhone or my nice old laptop. I think Consh is right. Maybe if AAPL hits a new high, I’ll finally bail out. Just buy T-bills.

      • Nicu

        Nicu 3:54 pm on October 18, 2015 528 days ago

        Apple was always behind when it comes to anything online. I hate some things related to iCloud (many apps in 10.9 insist to save files to iCloud first and I systematically have 2 extra clicks when I just want to save a document in Documents).

        One slight improvement I have noticed is that in September the live video of the event went almost with no hiccup, which is great improvement for them. I think they are getting slowly to a bearable net + Mac usage. But you only notice those things when they do not work, everything else we take for granted goes unnoticed.

        iOS + net is doing much better, it simply shows where their focus, money, engineers and sweat goes first.

        iOS, app store and devices are such a revolution when you look at 10 years scale, economically, technologically and from a public acceptance / learning POVs. It simply dwarfs whatever legacy (Mac, iPod) is left. Like most of you, I still spend most of my daily time (and lately the nights, too) on a Mac, not on some iOS device. And I crave a great computing experience. But we are dinosaurs on the way out, that’s all.


    Nicu 6:43 pm on October 6, 2015 - 539 days ago


    in 4 lots of Jan 2018 $120 C @ $17.05


    Nicu 3:48 pm on September 25, 2015 - 551 days ago


    in 6 lots Oct 02 $120 C @ 22c

  • 2

    Richard 9:02 am on September 18, 2015 - 558 days ago

    Just a comment on how things are today: there is an ad from that now appears on practically every web page I go to. They won’t let me go! They want my $249.99 ! How it came about – my computers are almost as old as I am (well, not quite) and my Mac Pro died (all backed up) and the new NEW Mac Pro isn’t out yet and on a whim I clicked on an ad for an identical refurbished replacement (temporary) for my existing dead Mac Pro … cause it was only $249.99 !! Silly me, but an interesting experience – I don’t know how much they are paying for all those ads that are following me around—at least a few bucks! (Anyway, I’ve now got a new MackBook Pro (don’t like it as much as my old one, which I still have) and a new iMac will arrive next week. I won’t get a Mac Pro even when the new version finally comes out):

    Apple Mac Pro A1186 (2x) Xeon (5150)…
    $249.99 Making your IT dollars go further!

  • conshmillo 5:04 am on September 18, 2015 - 558 days ago


    Sorry guys, server was down. I am traveling and could not get to it sooner.

  • 3

    piero 5:25 pm on September 15, 2015 - 560 days ago

    Boss, how could I post the picture linked?

    • Zee

      Zee 6:32 am on September 16, 2015 560 days ago

      Regardless of the lack of picture. Have you learned how to “speculate” as you so put it once hmm.

      • piero

        piero 11:59 pm on September 16, 2015 559 days ago

        Hi Zee, how R you?
        NO, sory, speculation is not in my dna and ethics. I invest. As I already said, I would have love to participate in a Venture capital company. I like ideas and projects, more than HFT or options or derivatives. Don’t like finance. Don’t like the market as it has transformed in the last 30 years. Don’t like a world were finance reigns over states and governments as it is today.
        But I understand that mine, is not a contemporary or modern point of view! ;-)

      • piero

        piero 12:35 am on September 21, 2015 555 days ago

  • conshmillo 9:52 am on September 12, 2015 - 564 days ago

  • 12

    Nicu 11:46 am on September 11, 2015 - 565 days ago

    It went almost unnoticed that the new iPhone will available to pre-order tomorrow in 12 countries, compared to only 10 last year. Seems like detail, but the addressable population almost triples with that. And Apple got the habit of announcing pre-orders numbers for the first 24 hours. Last year was 4M, I would say 6-7M is not out of the cards this time ;)

    Or maybe … the snooze just wakes me up and that was wishful dreaming related to my Sep 18 $118 calls ;)

  • 14

    eatingbeets 7:03 pm on September 9, 2015 - 566 days ago

    Somebody finally got what they’ve been wishing for!

    • piero

      piero 8:55 pm on September 9, 2015 566 days ago

      Forget the Pencil, the huge thing is Apple TV gaming console and more…
      I’m just astonished to see comments on Yahho Finance about the iPad Pro as new revenue source… They’re just assholes, as usual, the new revenue is Apple TV! Amen.

      The only doubt is why They did wait so long to introduce it: did they had the toy ready to go but waited for a “weak” market to push the revenue at the right time?

    • Zee

      Zee 2:13 am on September 10, 2015 566 days ago

      Hi eatingbeets. I knew someone here would be excited about the new Pen. I think enterprise and creatives are going to go crazy buying the iPad Pro, Pen and Keyboard up; by the millions. And b/c it hits Wacom I think it’s a new category buster.

      • Zee

        Zee 2:17 am on September 10, 2015 566 days ago


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 6:19 am on September 11, 2015 565 days ago

      Another idiotic clueless move from Apple. In no video of Apple pencil I saw hand rest on the glass. It has no smudge protection from the hand from everything I saw saw so far. You don’t draw on paper with your hand in the air. Your hand rests on the paper.

      • Zee

        Zee 6:54 am on September 11, 2015 565 days ago

        • Pre Photoshop: Historically the most delicate forms of drawing, spotting and retouching that were done on photograohic prints and transparencies required the artist to wear very thin cotton gloves like these made by Kodak:
        •• (still useful)

      • Zee

        Zee 6:59 am on September 11, 2015 565 days ago

        Here’s an image of drawing being done with the artist’s hand and arm unsupported at the easel:

      • Zee

        Zee 7:08 am on September 11, 2015 565 days ago

        By comparison. The best airbrush (arguably) in the world, the Harder & Steenbeck Infinity CR 2 in 1. It will spray a line that’s 0.15mm wide. You can use it with a ruler. There are some interesting videos of it on YouTube. To digress. It’s made by a very old German tech company. Steenbeck was also the company that was famous for making the Steenbeck flatbed film editor that was the Hollywood standard…

      • Nicu

        Nicu 7:18 am on September 11, 2015 565 days ago

        I think that’s not an issue, Vilo. At least there is a video with a virtual ruler, guided by two fingers and the pencil is drawing in the same time. I think their software to ignore unwanted touch inputs from holding the iPad is several years old and refined since then.

        Also, check the video at 2:03

        It looks to me the entire hand rests on the screen.

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 9:52 am on September 12, 2015 564 days ago

          Hope you are right.

          • Zee

            Zee 11:36 am on September 13, 2015 563 days ago

            They knew you’ve been p o @ JI since they went flat after Forstall was fired. So be happy Conshmillo. Apple made that pencil just for you. Yep. And me and eatingbeets… We’ve also covered this territory before; many moons ago. You don’t actually think that stylus sold on Amazon compares, do ya? That thing you couldn’t even poke an eye out with its so dull. And you’re worried about smudges huh. The cure for that is make more money.

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 7:22 am on September 15, 2015 561 days ago

              Smudging is everything. Don’t you see man?

      • Nicu

        Nicu 3:35 pm on September 30, 2015 546 days ago

        “It has perfect palm rejection as far as we were able to see.”

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 5:09 am on October 2, 2015 544 days ago

          glad to hear that

  • 2

    Richard 11:36 pm on September 5, 2015 - 570 days ago

    I just finally got a new laptop. Yosemite 10.10.5 File names on desktop are not crisp. Is there any way to make them crisp?

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:03 pm on September 8, 2015 567 days ago

      I have just realized that I also have a MacBook Pro with 10.10 with retina display. Could not replicate your problem, even trying different display settings, so I’m sorry, I cannot be of any help on this.

      • henrystar

        Richard 11:40 pm on September 8, 2015 567 days ago

        Thanks. It may even have been psychological, it looks much better now. I still prefer my older laptop which is bigger. I think I was expecting too much from Retina.

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