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We know that Apple's new Mac Pro can drive three 4K displays. We also know that Apple has a keen interest in next generation television, and that may be reflected in an Ultra High Definition 4K TV set, not just a follow-on to the current Apple TV. So how do the two relate, if at all? John Martellaro ponders the situation.
After several employees at the Pegatron plant in Shanghai died, Apple is sending an independent medical expert to investigate. However, that plant also makes products for Sony and Dell, so there's no direct connection to Apple product production at this time.
Apple has completely redesigned its support pages to be more friendly, colorful, easier to navigate and better organized.
After the Library of Congress declared that mobile phone unlocking is illegal by the consumer, a firestorm of protests resulted in a petition to the White House. That resulted in pressure on the FCC to take up the matter with the wireless carriers, and now an agreement has been reached that makes it easier for consumers to unlock their phones at the end of their contract.
Instagram has introduced Instagram Direct, a new way to send private photo and video messages to friends. It's part of Instagram 5.0 for iOS.
Technical predictions for the new year are passé. Suggesting what Apple ought to do is obnoxious. But John Martellaro doesn't mind telling everyone what he hopes Apple will do in 2014.
Technology and software services are developing faster than most people can absorb them. As a result, there's a human tendency to focus on tried and true products and take only minor excursions when they're sufficiently mature and useful. That's what Apple keeps in mind but the competition often cannot afford to do.
The Macally Clear Case with Reversible Cover consists of a clear plastic back and a soft cover that's reversible and detachable. Each piece weighs just over 3.5 ounces, and even when using both, the iPad air is both fully protected and retains most of its featherweight feel. It earned a TMO 4.5/5 rating.
When we think about a 13-inch iPad, we can't just think about a larger display for things like reading, art and designing. Instead, there comes a point where a larger iPad creates whole new markets and applications. John Martellaro speculates.
olloclip continues to develop its product line of lens kits for the iPhone. Now, olloclip has launched another in the series: the Macro 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5/5s consisting of 7x, 14x and 21x power lenses. At the higher magnifications, the iPhone becomes a digital microscope with interesting applications in medicine, dentistry, forensics, botany and zoology, just to name a few.