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Apple's new Mac Pro is now for sale, and reviews are surfacing. They generally tell a story: this is an awesome device, drop dead gorgeous and fast. Already, supplies are constrained. Once again, Apple has properly sized up the market and produced a winner. So why are there grumbles?
What are the essential iOS apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable iOS apps that round out suite of operational and educational apps for the amateur stargazer using an iPad or iPhone.
olloclip is famous for its line of lens kits for the iPhone series. Now, olloclip has just announced a 3-IN-1 kit for the iPhone 5c with a 10x macro, 180 degree fisheye and wide-angle lens that almost doubles the iPhone's field of view. Plus, it's available in the colors that complement the iPhone 5c: green, blue, pink, yellow and white.
Previously, TMO has reviewed most of the olloclip lens kits, starting with the iPhone 4/4s version, and found them to earn high marks. This model is priced at US$59.99 and launched just in time for the holidays.
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.