Recent Articles By John Martellaro [RSS]

When Apple Pay Requires a Signature and When it Doesn’t

4:30 PM, Dec. 4th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Analysis

When Apple Pay might require a signature

Apple Pay shouldn't normally require an additional electronic signature. However, some users have reported that they've also been asked to provide a signature from time to time. John Martellaro reports his preliminary findings on when you may or may not have to electronically sign with Apple Pay.

Why Apple Really Has to Build its Own UHDTV

3:40 PM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · John Martellaro · Editorial

There's been a division of thinking in the past about Apple and a next generation TV experience. Will Apple simply introduce a new Apple TV, just another black box? Or will Apple make its own UHDTV? Some recent evidence suggests that Apple will make an actual TV.

OS X Yosemite: How to Reset Your Administrator Password

3:45 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · 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.