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What I Learned From Working at the Apple Store

What I Learned From Working at the Apple Store

At the turn of this century, I worked for a few Web sites that you haven't heard of because they collapsed in the great tech bubble. I became a High School teacher and stuck with it for five years before I got back into tech journalism. But while I was teaching, I took on some extra jobs, one of which was working at an Apple store at a very expensive mall. I learned a lot in my time there.

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When the PC is a Toaster

When the PC is a Toaster

It hasn’t been that long since Apple announced a computer that was more appliance than traditional PC and we’re still feeling the shocks. It was a “closed” system and the digerati panned it. Some said it would hurt future generations who would lack the tools to tinker and program. Others decried a new metaphor for dealing with information as too limiting and toy-like. Universally, it was agreed that it was way overpriced for what it offered to the market. Now you might think I’m talking about the introduction of the iPad a few weeks ago. Actually, I’m referring the introduction of Macintosh in 1984.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2010

It's Super Bowl Sunday so the sports fans out there looking for something to do to kill some time until the game comes on can check out this week's week in review. We saw some cool gear last week so let's get right into it. You might think after Apple unveiled its iPad tablet the rumors would go away, but alas, that isn’t correct. Apple is rumored to be working on a new larger screen tablet that runs Mac OS X.

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Apple freeze iMac production?

Apple freeze iMac production?

A couple of weeks back we reported that Apple had posted long delays for orders of their 27-inch iMac desktops; now it's sounding like buyers may have to wait even longer.  According to Hardmac's sources, Apple have completely halted 27-inch iMac production, with the assembly lines expected to remain stationary until the company finds fixes for the various display issues the desktop computer is suffering.