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Larry Magid’s 1984 LA Times review of 128K Mac

January 23, 2014

Click on graphic to enlarge — Original 1984 review of Apple Mac Macintosh Shape Up a Winner by Lawrence J. Magid Los Angeles Times January, 24 1984 I rarely get excited over a new computer. But Apple’s Macintosh, officially introduced last Tuesday, has started a fever in Silicon Valley that’s hard not to catch. My symptoms started when I talked with some devotees from Apple and [...]

iPhone 5 is Fine but I’m Hoping for an iPad Mini

September 9, 2012

This post is adapted from one that first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid Although Apple won’t say for sure, it’s extremely likely that its news conference scheduled for Wednesday will be to announce a new iPhone. There are also rumors Apple will hold another event, likely in October, to announce an iPad mini. We will likely see a new iPhone that’s [...]

Google vs. Apple – phones & tablets

February 7, 2010

In its search for new markets and revenue, Google seems to be taking a bite out of Apple. For months the two companies have competed in the mobile-phone market thanks to Google’s Android operating system, and that competition is fiercer now that Google has stamped its logo on the back of the Nexus One (designed by Google and manufactured by HTC). Despite some differences, the new Google [...]

Taking the iPhone 3G S out for a spin

June 19, 2009

By Larry Magid I picked up my iPhone 3G S at the Palo Alto store early on launch day, Friday morning, and after several hours of testing, I’m impressed so far.  Not only did I find it a lot faster than the 3G for loading applications, I also quickly came to appreciate its new video capabilities and its voice control. The new phone looks virtually identical to its predecessor. And, since Apple [...]

Apple & Palm heat up smart phone wars

June 10, 2009

The smart phone wars have heated up over the past few days with the release of Palm’s new Pre and Apple’s announcements of a new iPhone, a cheaper price for its existing phone and a new operating system for users of all iPhones. The Palm Pre, which hit stores on Saturday for $199 after rebate (and a two year contract with Sprint) is a very worthy competitor for Apple. Unlike the [...]