iPhone vs. Tricorder: Seeing the Future with Blurred Vision

4:15 PM, Aug. 12th, 2014 · · Blogs

The future: iPhone vs. Tricorder:

It's interesting to see how the blinders of the present affect our predictions of the future. The Star Trek Tricorder vs. the modern Apple iPhone is a case in point. John Martellaro looks at the technologies that SciFi from the 20th century never saw coming.

Apple’s iTunes Pass is Not (Yet?) a Mobile Payment System

3:49 PM, Jul. 17th, 2014 · · Blogs

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Over the past week Apple has staged a worldwide rollout of their new iTunes Pass feature, first in Japan and now in the USA, Germany and elsewhere. As it stands today, iTunes Pass is simply a way to add money to your iTunes/App Store account at an Apple Store, nothing more. At least not yet.

Apple Doesn’t Need to Be First to Home Automation; It Needs to Be Best

12:45 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · Blogs

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Last week at WWDC Apple quickly announced HomeKit, the company's home automation framework for developers. Many folks have been asking if Apple is too late with this; if the market is already saturated such that there's no room for Apple (or any other new "platform"). It's possible that Apple is late to the party, but I will offer this: Apple is rarely first at anything, but Apple is often the best.

John Martellaro’s Predictions for Apple’s WWDC 2014 Keynote

4:00 PM, May. 30th, 2014 · · Blogs

Apple has announced that the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Keynote will be live streamed on June 2. Considering that Apple's hardware announcements of late have been sparse and there's a huge AAPL stock split coming right after, John Martellaro thinks something big is brewing.

Podcasting How-To Video: Creating a Noise Gate on Your Mac

8:38 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · Blogs

One of the most annoying things for podcasters and their listeners is when one participant's background noise is noticeable even when that person isn't talking. A noise gate can easily solve this problem by only allowing sound through when the input volume reaches a certain level. Follow the simple steps in this video and the next time you're on an interview podcast (or recording one), you'll sound fantastic!

7 Apple Initiatives that Will Kill the Competition

3:55 PM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Blogs

Apple is systematically putting many initiatives together in a strategic way. Looked at in isolation, each is nothing for competitors to worry about because it just looks like another puzzle piece.  Taken as a whole, the effects will be lethal for the competition.

Podcasting How-To Video: Sending Multiple Audio Sources Over Skype

9:49 AM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Blogs

Sometimes when hosting a Skype call – especially for a podcast – you want the other parties on your call to hear not only your voice but perhaps some audio from you, too. Since Skype only allows one audio input at a time, things get a little tricky. Don't worry, it's not too bad, and this video shows you exactly what to do.