Fresh Daily – Week of 1/2/17

Covered this week; Apple’s year-in-review from Chuq Von Raspach… how Trump’s election will change Obama’s life after the Presidency… what it took for Chris Adamson to purchase a 3-year old Mac Pro… Trump taps Jay Clayton to head the SEC… Air quality in much of China no laughing matter… Trump’s Presidency shaping up to be an American tragedy… more distraction from what really matters at this years Golden Globes…

January 2, 2017

A somewhat critical, albeit accurate assessment of the 2016 that Apple just had by Chuq Von Raspach… with Steve Jobs gone now just over 5 years, some troublesome trends seem to be emerging from Palo Alto… and here’s hoping that 2017 brings some answers regarding the future of the Mac Pro and iMac lines along with Pro Software timetables…

January 3, 2017

Few doubt that Donald Trump’s election will alter the course of Barack Obama’s post-presidential goals and focus. Instead of building on his legacy, he’ll be defending it. Instead of helping to nurture his Democratic Party as an elder statesman, he’ll be helping to rebuild it… some facts to consider

January 4, 2017

So… as I sit and continue to kick the crap out of a mid-2010 Mac Pro on the precipice of no longer being able to install the latest version of OS X… this article offers some food for thought from a fellow grinder… where I definitely won’t be making the same decision he did, I do remain mightily concerned with the (seemingly) diminishing prospects for Macintosh computing on the desktop… his comparison of Apple today to the dynamic of the company just before Jobs returned in ’98 seems eerily prescient…

January 5, 2017

“It’s hard to see,” Brown said, “how an attorney who’s spent his career helping Wall Street beat the rap will keep President-elect Trump’s promise to stop big banks and hedge funds from ‘getting away with murder.'”

January 6, 2017

“Physically, if I don’t wear a [face] mask when I go out I feel dizzy and have problems breathing,” Jiang Yuwei, 23, a student at Beijing Foreign Studies University told NBC News. “Even if I wear a mask, I still feel quite depressed. During smoggy days, my mood is ruined and that I don’t want to go out or work.”

January 7, 2017

“A child who reacts to the slightest perceived attack with vicious vitriol. A vengeful president who is willing to violate basic rights. A government run by incompetents, racists, bullies and conspiracy-mongers… a formula for tragedy.”

January 8, 2017

Was Streep chiding Trump with the assumption that he would take the bait? Sure. Donald Trump may be the biggest man in the world, but when it comes to rhetoric, he’s pathologically incapable of ever being the bigger man… and he seems to have passed that trait along to his supporters, or at least enabled and emboldened his supporters to follow his lead.” More distraction at the epicenter of the Golden Globe Awards

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