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OWC Announces a USB-C Dock with Eleven Ports

5:15 PM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Product News

On June 8, Other World Computing announced a full-featured 11 port USB-C Dock for use with the new Apple MacBook and other computers that use the USB-C port. Available in silver, space gray or gold, the new dock is available for pre-order and will ship in October.

It’s Finally Time to Buy a New iPad

4:29 PM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Analysis

At WWDC, Apple announced some very nice new features for iOS 9 that bring the iPad up to date but require the latest hardware. Is Apple being callous in an attempt to get us to buy new iPads? Will the changes in iOS 9 be enough to spur sales? John Martellaro ponders.

Apple’s Presentation of OS X El Capitan Was Spot On

5:15 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple had a lot of things to present at the 2015 WWDC Keynote. And so it was no great dramatic loss that Apple did exactly the right thing with the next version of OS X, El Capitan. The focus will be on the user experience and performance improvements. The restraint exhibited took a lot of courage.

Retailers Who Refuse to Embrace Apple Pay Face Grave Risks

4:35 PM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

When merchants say they are reluctant to embrace Apple Pay, the reasoning, amazingly, doesn't rest on sound technical ground. Instead, there seems to be a pattern of self-delusion, denial, foolish frugality, excuses about lack of customer demand and even downright ignorance. In time, this strategy is destined for major disasters that will drag their customers down with them.