In response to the recent details of the movie studios and ISPs "Six Strikes" deal, Dave Hamilton posits that this isn't the right solution, saying, "It's not my job as the consumer to support the studios' business model, it's their job to change their business model to serve me." He says more than this, too, and you can read it all right here.
The Kindle Fire HD is not a general purpose tablet. Instead, it's a consumer tablet, an ecosystem designed to continuously expose the customer to Amazon's offerings. But for what it does, it does it very well. John Martellaro takes a closer look at the KFHD and finds lots of things to like.
The Mac Observer's Managing Editor Jeff Gamet spends a lot of time talking, and almost always about tech. Now he's trying his hand (or voice) at a very non-tech presentation at Ignite Denver, although his Mac was instrumental in putting together his talk.
Dave Hamilton has long been a fan of Sonos and, let's face it, music in general. His discussions about Sonos on the Mac Geek Gab podcast have led several folks to ask him exactly what his Sonos setup looks like these days. Dave, as always, is here to answer!
Dave Hamilton's been a long-time fan and user of Sonos's wireless hi-fi systems. And while he's explained what they are a few times in the Mac Geek Gab podcast, today marks the first time he does so for you in print. If you've ever wondered what Sonos is, wonder no more!
APX Labs is at the forefront of smart glass technology. While Google has made a splash with Google Glass, that technology has many limitations. John Martellaro's namesake, the CTO of APX Labs, talks about the technology, how it works, the potential, how the U.S. military is already using it and speculates on whether this technology could, someday, replace our smartphones.
For many users, virtualization is an important capability on their Macs that allows them to run other OSes, for example, Windows or Linux, right along side OS X. The two leaders are Parallels Desktop and VMware's Fusion. MacTech Magazine has extensively benchmarked the two and has consistently found a winner. Here some details on their latest report.
Apple recently released an Apple TV upgrade, version 5.2. For most customers, it's a profitable and painless upgrade. But for a few users, it could present a problem. John Martellaro explains.
Many people have great hopes and aspirations for Apple's forthcoming Mac Pro, promised by CEO Tim Cook. We tend to express our very best hopes for the spirit of Apple in the Mac Pro, and recently TMO explored that topic. In Part 2, John Martellaro looks at an amazing concept by Peter Zigich that brilliantly expresses those hopes.
Tim Cook has promised us a new Mac Pro in 2013. John Martellaro has been thinking about what a new Mac Pro would mean to us, what technologies it might use, and his own personal wish list.
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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-15
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