Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorder Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

3:28 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Ooops

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event iPhone 6 preordering. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself With the online Apple Store still offline 25 minutes after preorders were supposed to begin, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right.

Goodbye to Macworld, but Not to Those Who Made it Great

3:50 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Macworld Magazine's First Issue

Macworld has shuttered its print magazine and laid off most of its staff. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous shares some of the details and looks back at the magazine that was born with the Mac and the people who made it worth reading for over 30 years.

Thinking Differently, Apple Watch Gets Wrist-Top Tech Right

7:41 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch (née iWatch) was finally announced during Tuesday's September 9th media event. The company's first foray into wearables demonstrates what makes Apple different from its competitors, its ability to engineer a device from the ground up to work in ways no one else has imagined.

What Apple Just Did Was Change the World. Again

4:20 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Not only did Apple introduce two fabulous iPhones the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but also started the process of changing the world with Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Again. John Martellaro ponders the significance.

How the iWatch Could Completely Catch the Competition Napping

4:15 PM, Sep. 5th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

The iWatch could radically change our personal security in ways that haven't been discussed.  John Martellaro takes to flights of technical fantasy and finally reveals what he hopes the iWatch will do that would completely catch the competition off guard.

Apple’s September 9 Event Won’t be What we Expect

3:44 PM, Aug. 29th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

Apple's September 9 event won't be about techy things that bloggers want. It won't even be about what the best minds of the Mac Web think Apple needs to deliver. Rather, it'll be about delivering a remarkable, convincing vision that captures our imagination and enthusiasm for a better future.

Why a 12-inch iPad is Almost Certain

2:00 PM, Aug. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Ipad Air will evolve

Why do people stand in line every year for a new iPhone? Why is iPhone technology changing so fast? Conversely, why are iPad sales more or less ho-hum? Why isn't iPad technology exploding?  John Martellaro reflects on the situation.

China Hopes to Unseat Apple, Microsoft, Google with Linux-Based OS

5:18 PM, Aug. 25th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

GLWT

China is going to stick it to those Western tech giants dominating the Chinese desktop and mobile platforms, according to a local report. The country's communist government is backing development of a homegrown, though Linux-based, operating system to compete with Apple, Microsoft, and Google.