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It's the nature of technology and marketing. We move along at an ever increasing pace. While many will say 4K TV (UHD) has no visible benefits from a distance, there's no content and the TVs are too expensive, it won't matter. Soon enough, we'll all be on the 4K bandwagon.
Modern digital fabrication technology has made is easy for companies to throw a product together for not much money. But what about the hassle that starts when you get it home? How does this compare to Apple's philosophy? John Martellaro weighs in.
What are the essential Mac apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable OS X apps for beginners that round out a complete technical package for the amateur astronomer.
Millions of Apple customers happily upgrade to a new version of iOS or OS X, and the new OS comes to dominate in just months. Meanwhile, many businesses strain to move into the future as they cling to the comfortable belly of Windows XP. How does this happen?
Now that Apple and China Mobile have reached an agreement, China Mobile, in an aggressive campaign, is dedicating almost all its ad apace to the iPhone and iPad. The reason may be competition from China Unicom and Telecom combined with a desire to make sure the agreement pays off.
Apple's iOS 7, released on September 18, 2013, has rocketed to over 70 percent adoption on iPhones in North America and is poised to outpace iOS 6 in its first six months. The iPad is not far behind.
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The phenomenally rapid adoption of a new iOS from Apple suggests both excellent communication to the customers and, in turn, trust that Apple does the right thing.
Random House Digital has just released an iOS app, "Stephen Hawking's Snapshots of the Universe." The app explains some of the most popular physics experiments and principles. For example, how planets stay in orbit, how black holes are not strictly black, the gravitational deflection of light, relativity, how gravity and acceleration relate via the equivalence principle, and the evolution of the universe. There are eight experiments that both adults and students can conduct to learn the basic laws of physics in a fun and interactive way. Optimized for iOS 7, and released December 12, it's priced at US$4.99 and compatible with iPad.
We know that Apple's new Mac Pro can drive three 4K displays. We also know that Apple has a keen interest in next generation television, and that may be reflected in an Ultra High Definition 4K TV set, not just a follow-on to the current Apple TV. So how do the two relate, if at all? John Martellaro ponders the situation.
After several employees at the Pegatron plant in Shanghai died, Apple is sending an independent medical expert to investigate. However, that plant also makes products for Sony and Dell, so there's no direct connection to Apple product production at this time.
Apple has completely redesigned its support pages to be more friendly, colorful, easier to navigate and better organized.