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OS X Mavericks: How to Easily Reset the Administrator Password

3:00 PM, Jun. 17th, 2014 · John Martellaro · How-To

OS X: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.

How to Check Your Actual Netflix Streaming Speed

3:05 PM, Jun. 16th, 2014 · John Martellaro · How-To

Typical speed tests on a Mac or iOS device calculate a point to point speed from a distant server.  The resulting number in Mbps, while useful for analysis of overall service, doesn't reflect what you'll actually get from Netflix.  John Martellaro shows you how to see your actual Netflix delivery data rate.

Kloqe Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s is Sturdy, Majestic

3:23 PM, Jun. 10th, 2014 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

Kloqe All-Aluminum case for iPhone 5/5s review

The Kloqe aluminum case for iPhone 5/5s is sleek, minimalist, and beautiful. Well designed plastic caps on each end allow the radios to work effectively. It is the most beautiful iPhone case John Martellaro has ever seen, but it does have one possible annoyance. John sizes up this generally amazing case.

How Apple’s WWDC Keynote Blew Away All the Editorial Nonsense

3:15 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

There is nothing like a WWDC Keynote, a two hour glimpse into the psyche of Apple, to provide a solid picture of what the company is up to. Observers may or may not like the personality of Tim Cook or the current product line, but last week's keynote illustrates how the efforts of thousands of Apple engineers have come to fruition. It obliterated the Apple hysteria.