In our final Mac Geek Gab podcast of 2013, John (F. Braun), Pilot Pete and I collected and shared our thoughts about our favorite moments from 2013 and also what we're looking forward to as 2014 comes into our respective time continuums. I thought today was as good a day as any to highlight those here, too.
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.
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.
Apple's new iPad Air arrived later than we thought an iPad 5 would. Last summer, the jackpot question was, what will make the next Apple 10-inch iPad special? John Martellaro has found out.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Ten years ago Skype started as a small company looking for a way to cut down on the founders' international phone bills while they developed Kazaa. Today it's a multi-billion dollar Microsoft asset. Every company has a story to tell, and Skype has chosen today to tell theirs.
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.
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