Recent Articles By John Martellaro [RSS]

How Apple’s iPad Could Flourish Once Again

5:15 PM, Dec. 5th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple's iPad sales have been declining. Everyone in North America and Europe who needs or wants one has bought one. Now, Apple is faced with the need to engage new, perhaps less affluent geographies.  But also, crucially, there is the business of getting the iPad on a path to more capabilities, growing with user needs and expectations. The phenomenal sales of the MacBook Air punctuates this lack of iPad development and maturity. What's the fix?

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.