Recent Articles By John Martellaro [RSS]

How to Upgrade Your Mac to Python 3

3:30 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · John Martellaro · How-To

OS X provides scripting languages like Perl, Python and Ruby. Apple continues to support legacy Python 2.x only, but for those who need Python 3 (now at 3.4.1), John Martellaro explains how to get it, install it, and still keep Apple's default install.

Voyager Q Conveniently Docks Your Extra SATA Drives

12:35 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

NewerTech Voyager Q review

The Voyager Q dock from NewerTech allows you to access a 2.5- or 3.5-inch SATA drive with a Mac (or PC) using a conventional connection, USB, FireWire or eSATA.  It's a boon for those moving on from the old Mac Pros or PC towers but want to keep a SATA drive or two active. NewerTech's implementation is very good, but not without some minor issues.

Apple Goes Back to the Future to Fight Google

4:50 PM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

This week's edition looks at how, in one case (Google), forgetting the past can have a negative impact on our perception of a company. In another duo of stories, John Martellaro looks at how denying change (by advertisers) can be a modern weapon against consumers. It all seems to fit together in TV land.