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For those customers who have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and a corresponding olloclip lens kit, it can be annoying to remove the iPhone's case of choice and attach the lenses. olloclip has solved that problem by introducing a very nice iPhone 6/6 Plus case of its own that needn't be removed. Plus, it's a very nice case in its own right.
A tremendous amount of science fiction lore has built up our expectations of personal robots. And today, a great deal of research is being poured into artificial intelligence and robot mechanics. But we're still nowhere close to the "Data" of Star Trek or "Ava" of Ex Machina. Which company is worthy to tackle that challenge? Might it be Apple?
On May 6, 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey told analysts that customers don't want à la Carte TV channels. John Martellaro claims that if you believe that, you live in another galaxy far, far away.
There are indications that Apple will release a 4th generation Apple TV and a new remote control at WWDC in June. The question John Martellaro has (as always) is whether that new Apple TV will include 4K capability. He thinks it must.
When a company is struggling for acceptance, it has to maintain an aura of coolness. But when a company like Apple is on top, the priorities shift in subtle ways. Cool, yes. But also practically minded. John Martellaro ponders some fundamantal changes he sees at Apple.
If you've been continuously upgrading OS X instead of doing a clean install at each release, you may be wondering what kernel extensions are still lingering in place. John Martellaro went on a hunting expedition, and here's what he learned.
It's a tough decision. Pay more for an Apple Watch with a sapphire crystal. Or settle for Ion-X glass and hope it won't get too badly damaged over the next year. The fact is, people's wrists end up in the oddest places and can get banged about. Consumer Reports does the science and scratches the surface of this quandary.
Apple has gone through several stages in its approach to advancing the state of the art in TV viewing. The latest one is leveraging the quickly splintering industry as content providers seek, more and more, to work directly with customers.
No, this isn't an article about speech synthesis. Instead, John Martellaro talks about his first, hands-on reactions to his new MacBook. And guess what? It really is speaking to him—in a design sense.
For those wishing to keep close tabs on their credit score, credit reports, and credit monitoring alerts, Experian has released a Universal iOS app that's beautifully designed, very easy to use, full of features, and looks great.