Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Apple’s decision to continue with its entry-level MacBook Pro remains curious, sitting as it does in a no man's land between the popular MacBook Air and the capable 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops. It’s hard to justify recommending this laptop. Not only that but there are compelling reasons to ignore the MacBook Pro and consider Apple’s MacBook Air. First up is the power. Tim Cook and his team are rightly proud of Apple Silicon and the impact this has had on the Mac product line. Consumers are conscious of an increase in battery life, the ability to run at cooler temperatures, and no loud fans or active cooling… big ticket items. Moving to ARM made these relatively easy to achieve… something that felt just out of reach for the Intel x86-based MacBook Airs. Much is made of Apple Silicon’s increased performance and power, but that’s further down the list of demands a MacBook Air user will likely need. By that, I … [Read more...] about Forget The New MacBook Pro, Apple Has Something Much Better
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes some stunning iPhone performance benchmarks, surprising iPhone 14 price, iOS always-on screen leaks, MacBook Pro questions, iPad OS delay, Apple’s advertising expansion, and Microsoft’s Apple Silicon move. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days ( and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes ). iPhone 14 Set For Performance Boost While the upcoming iPhones may not have any ground-breaking features - they are being to feel more like "S" updates with each revelation - Apple looks set to turn up the performance on the handsets. The latest details on the lower-end iPhone 14 models suggest a reworking around the modem to offer a faster phone: "...Apple has redesigned the internals of the iPhone 14 and … [Read more...] about Apple Loop: iPhone 14 Features Leak, MacBook Disappointment, iPad Update Delay
“The Only Black Guy in the Office” is copublished with Levelman.com . advertisement advertisement In my very first column , I dropped some game on one question that any person from a marginalized community should ask while being interviewed for a new job: “How would you define diversity and what does that mean to you?” It’s a query that has, for the most part, helped me suss out companies that clearly don’t give a damn about making their work forces fair and safe spaces for Black employees like me. Yet as of late, I’ve been able to drop it from my repertoire completely. For the first time in more than a year, I’ve been playing the field for a heat check on my market value. I’ve noticed that things are different this time around—and not just because I’m staring potential employers in the face via my laptop screen. In what’s likely hangover effect of Freedom Summer 2020 , interviewers have been beating me to the punch engaging with … [Read more...] about This is what happened when we asked job candidates to describe a time they experienced racism at work
ILLUSTRATION BY RUTH MACAPAGAL Last week, I gave the opening keynote at the largest retail conference in the region hosted by the Philippine Retailers Association at the SMX convention center. I took great pleasure in addressing an audience of the country‘s largest retailers and some of the most famous Filipino entrepreneurs, including Mr. William Belo and Mrs. Tessie Sy-Coson. In this column, I will share some of the secrets and insights that I shared with the audience last week that are also relevant to the nonretail markets and industries. Build it, and they will come? If you want to become or stay a market leader in your industry, you have two options when it comes to innovation. First, you can adopt the Apple model: build it, and they will come. What does that mean? It means that you can build products that customers will want and need ahead of any customer trends. This means, however, that you need the right forward-looking people and need to assemble a team of mini … [Read more...] about The blind spots that can kill your business
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Part I: Bonds Conventional wisdom is that bonds always protect portfolios from stock declines. This would require a strong negative correlation between stocks and bonds. Evidence suggests: The stock/bond correlation is small and may even be slightly positive. Bond returns can be negative even when stock returns are negative. Rising interest rates reduce bond prices and affect bond returns negatively. Rising interest rates can also affect stock returns negatively. However, other factors also affect stock returns. Hence the minimal correlation. Even though stocks and bonds can decline at the same time, the limited stock/bond correlation means that holding bonds can still offer substantial diversification to your portfolio. The first half of 2022 delivered very poor investment returns. Stock returns were negative across the board. The broad US stock market Russell 3000 index and the world stock market … [Read more...] about Why Are Stocks And Bonds Both Down?