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OS X Yosemite: How to Reset Your Administrator Password

6 hours, 11 minutes ago · John Martellaro · How-To

Yosemite; Reset the Admin Password

In the early years of OS X, the Mac operating system was sold on a DVD. If a user forgot the administrator password, perhaps the simplest way (of several) would be to use that disc to set a new administrator password and regain control of the Mac. Nowadays, there is no install disc provided with OS X, and so an alternative method is necessary. John Martellaro explores just a few.

olloclip’s Lens Kit for iPhone 6: Familiar Optics, Mechanical Compromises

12:45 PM, Nov. 18th, 2014 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens kit for iPhone 6 family - review

olloclip's new 4-in-1 Photo Lens kit for the iPhone 6 uses a new design that fits over both the FaceTime (front) and iSight (rear) cameras at the same time. A small adjustment is required for the iPhone 6 Plus. The system includes wide-angle, fisheye, 10x and 15x macro lenses. Here's John Martellaro's review that includes a discussion of the mechanical challenges in this new design.

Firefox Continues its Privacy Crusade, Adds Forget Button

3:45 PM, Nov. 11th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Editorial

Firefox 33.1 Forget Button

Mozilla's Firefox browser has been on a very explicit crusade for user privacy for a long time. On November 10th, Mozilla punctuated that commitment by releasing Firefox 33.1 with, notably, a privacy tour and a Forget Button.  John Martellaro, a big fan of Firefox, explains how he feels about it.