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Is the iPad Doomed? Not According to Apple CEO Tim Cook

6:45 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · John Martellaro · Analysis

iPad sales discussed in 2015Q3 earnings report

"I am still bullish on iPad." That's what Apple CEO Tim Cook said about the iPad to investment analysts during the 2015 Q3 earnings report. Mr. Cook mentioned business initiatives with iBM, the new features of iOS 9 and the fact that the consumer upgrade cycle "will eventually occur." 

Important New Features Make OS X El Capitan Not Just a Tune-up

4:00 PM, Jul. 17th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

OS X El Capitan under the hood

OS X Yosemite has been a bit of a problem for some users, especially with networking, and so the WWDC announcement of El Capitan was greeted with enthusiasm. Apple's stated focus was on the experience and performance, but, in time, we've learned that important changes under the hood will also contribute to security and better networking. Here's a look at how El Capitan is going to affect you for the better.

Everything You Need to Know: Survive Without Flash on Your Mac

4:50 PM, Jul. 14th, 2015 · John Martellaro · How-To

Adobe's Flash Internet Browser plug-in has had so many security issues over the years, especially recently, that many are calling for it to fade into the sunset. Here's a concise FAQ on how check for what version you have installed, how to restrict how Flash is used, and how to delete it for good.

Branch - A Form Fitted USB-C Hub For the New MacBook

5:35 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

This Kickstarter project, which is now fully funded, aims to provide a full-featured, form fit USB-C dock for Apple's MacBook. Ports are: USB Type-C for power, two USB 3.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort. Optional is 64 GB of Flash storage, accessible to the MacBook. The developers point out that, "Branch was designed from the ground up to rigidly & securely attach to the MacBook as if it was a part of the Mac itself." Branch will be available in three colors to match the MacBook: Silver, Space Gray and Gold. It measures 11 x 19 x 82 mm, and first versions will be made from high quality polymers.

Apple’s iPad Pro Will Be an Evolutionary Product

5:00 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro is almost a certainty, given what we now know. However, it's important to put the product into perspective. Being a pro-level product, it won't be for everyone, and that suggests merely incremental sales over what Apple is doing now. That's not a bad thing.