An Apple Geek’s Week with Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX

1:45 PM, Dec. 24th, 2013 · · Blogs

Dave Hamilton's been a fan and user of Apple devices for as long as you can remember, but he's never been opposed to using something else, Apple has simply been his preference. Recently, though, Dave decided to challenge his preferences and spent an entire week testing Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX as his only tablet. You may (or may not) be surprised at his thoughts.

A New Year’s Wish List for Apple

3:10 PM, Dec. 11th, 2013 · · Blogs

Apple wishlist for 2014

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.

The Secret to Apple’s iWatch Success: Self-Sufficiency

3:59 PM, Nov. 20th, 2013 · · Blogs

Apple iWatch concept

So far, many futurists have looked at the smartwatch as an extension of the smartphone. It would, for example, receive important information from the powerful smartphone in the pocket. What if there's a better way? What if that's not the key to success at all?

One Day with Retina iPad mini: The iPad I’ve Always Wanted

5:27 PM, Nov. 14th, 2013 · · Blogs

Dave Hamilton has known for a year now that he'd be getting the Retina iPad mini as soon as it came out. The iPad Air gave him some pause but, in the end, the new mini won out and he's here to share with us his initial thoughts after having the device for just under twenty-four hours.

A New Idea for iPads: A Watering Hole for Every Profession

2:15 PM, Nov. 11th, 2013 · · Blogs

Using an iPad for career devlopment

This holiday season, millions of young people and even young professionals will be receiving an iPad as a gift.  There's just one problem.  The iPad starts with a clean slate, so to speak.
John Martellaro proposes a watering hole, a place for people who want to use that iPad pursue a particular profession.

Why We Rent Movies from Apple and No One Else

3:32 PM, Sep. 27th, 2013 · · Blogs

Apple, Apple TV, movies and loyalty

There are a lot of companies that want to sell movies on demand. Recently, John Martellaro realized that he and his wife, without fail, always select the Apple TV to watch the latest available movies. John explains why.

The Apple Store App for iPhone - Disruptions and Opportunities for Retail

3:40 PM, Aug. 19th, 2013 · · Blogs

Apple Store App Experience

It's almost like stealing.  But of course it isn't. You walk into an Apple retail store, scan the barcode of the item you want, and log in with your AppleID. Paid. Done. Never see a salesperson.  Walk out of the store.  John Martellaro tells his story of how this fabulous app works and makes some predictions.

5 Cool Technical Morsels in Apple’s OS X Mavericks Document

2:39 PM, Aug. 13th, 2013 · · Blogs

Back in June, Apple released a public document that outlines the interesting technical features of OS X, updated for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It's what Apple calls a Core Technologies Overview, and it explains in solid but readable technical language what OS X and new core features of Mavericks are all about.