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Why Apple isn’t going to be making an iWatch

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor September 6, 2013 Editorial

While we at the Nifty Tech Blog don’t report on the tech press, that doesn’t mean that we don’t read it. Although sometimes we might wish that we hadn’t. It is a known fact that Apple has hired people to work on wearable technology of late. That much has been well reported. But tech pundits have gone on from this fact to deduce that since Apple is investing in wearable technology, it must mean that an iWatch is most surely about to appear. The lack of vision that these pundits display makes it clear why they are reporting on technology, while Apple is innovating in the field. They see only the most basic of possibilities and assume that since they imagined it, it must be true…

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Apple USB Superdrive – A cautionary tale

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor January 15, 2013 Editorial

This article isn’t a real review. To be honest, it can’t be, as I had the product in my possession for a grand total of four days. As the headline above says, this is a cautionary tale. It is a warning about the way that companies advertise their products to make them sound better than they actually are, stupid decisions corporations make that make their products less useful and pull sales out of their own pockets, and how good customer service can still save the day. I hope you’ll read my little tale, as it may give you the opportunity to save yourself some time and money.

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Apple TV

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor January 17, 2012 Featured

This is a review that I’ve planned to do for a long time. It seems like each time I get geared up to do this review, the manufacturer changes something about the product and sets me back to square one. Which means that I’m trying to do a review of a very good, unsung piece of hardware and software, and then they do something that just makes it better. Darn them!

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Rest Well, Steve Jobs

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 5, 2011 Editorial

The staff of The Nifty Tech Blog would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Apple Chairman of the Board Steve Jobs. Jobs died earlier today at age 56. Given that Steve was always very protective of his private life, no details have been released as to the cause of his death. However, given his struggles with pancreatic cancer, it is expected that cancer was the cause of Jobs’ death.

Jobs was a visionary in terms of business and technology, and his efforts to shape the world of digital technology has had a lasting effect on the world. We at the Nifty Tech Blog salute Jobs and his dedication to finding a better way of doing things. We will continued to be inspired by his vision and hope to continue finding products worthy of Steve for years to come.

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Can Apple survive Steve Jobs?

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor January 19, 2011 Editorial

Steve Jobs’ latest medical leave of absence has once again triggered speculation on Apple’s ability to survive without Jobs’ hand firmly on the helm. Media pundits are harking back to the long slow decline of Apple since Jobs was ousted in the mid ’80’s, and wondering if it is likely to happen again if for whatever reason Jobs is unable to return to work. They seem to believe that Apple’s success since Jobs’ return in 1997 is solely due to Jobs’ influence and business acumen. Are they right? Is Jobs’ personality the only thing that is keeping Apple going?

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Editorial: The Elusive Verizon iPhone

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 8, 2010 Editorial

Once again, or is it still?, the spectre of a new Verizon iPhone has risen from the dead to plague everyone with a fresh stale round of false hopes. New evidence is being pointed to as a clear indicator that Apple will soon announce a new iPhone for Verizon to be released next quarter. Of course, these rumors have cropped up every quarter since before the original iPhone was announced. And every quarter, they’ve been wrong. I think they’re wrong again. Then again, my position does have the advantage that I can only be wrong once. But even though I believe that Apple won’t be releasing a Verison iPhone anytime soon, I think they’ve built one. Probably several. Let me explain why…

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