Comfort food

This week’s Macworld column posits that in these confusing times of change it’s nice to have something familiar, even if it’s that people always will say stupid things about Apple.

Orders of magnitude

Here’s a little something to think about.

John Gruber posted something today noting that iTunes brought Apple $1.4 billion in revenue last quarter, noting how “it’s insignificant in the grand scheme of Apple’s income”. Indeed, Apple brought in $13.3 billion in revenue on the iPhone alone last quarter.

Which brings us to Google. Estimates are that Google could make up to $2 billion in revenue on Androidfor all of next year.

Google’s development costs are probably lower because they only have to develop the operating system and not the hardware and their marketing costs are probably lower but, still, they’re just not pulling in anything near what Apple is.

Your takeaway from this should be, of course, that Google is winning and Apple is losing.

Gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em

This week’s Macworld column looks at HP, Google and the dreaded slur “Apple fanboy”.


This week’s Macworld column looks at Rob Enderle being on the wrong side of history (again), the Great Patent Wars of 2011 and ridiculous commentary on Amazon’s introduction of the Kindle Cloud Reader.