The New Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet Hits the Mark

3:15 PM, Mar. 31st, 2015 · · Editorial

The Surface Pro 3 seemed to be an awkward device with its high cost out of sync with a less than awesome keyboard. However, the new lower cost sibling, the Surface 3, makes some interesting and important design changes. John Martellaro likes it.

Tim Cook Blasts Indiana Discrimination Law, and it’s the Right thing to Do

9:29 AM, Mar. 30th, 2015 · · Editorial

Indiana's legislature passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Apple CEO Tim Cook responded with an op-ed in the Washington Post calling out the state for enacting a pro-discrimination law. The law, set to go into effect in July, gives business owners the right to refuse service to anyone and then use their own religious beliefs as justification. Opponents of the law, including Mr. Cook, say it's nothing more than state-sanctioned discrimination.

Steve Wozniak: Apple Watch Edition Won’t Move the World Forward

7:25 PM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · Editorial

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Steve "Woz" Wozniak is interested in the Apple Watch, but not the Apple Watch Edition at the high end. At a keynote event titled What's Next--The Future of Technology at the Automate/Promat Show in Chicago on Wednesday, Mr. Wozniak said he thought the US$10,000 and $17,000 Apple Watch Edition wasn't the kind of device that would move the world forward.

OS X Turns 14 Years Old Today

6:44 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Editorial

OS X Turns 14 Years Old Today

OS X turned 14 today, fully embracing those awkward teenage years. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Huzzah!

Why Apple is Relevant Even if You Don’t Like the Company

3:45 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Editorial

There are many things to like About Apple. There are also plenty of things for Apple enthusiasts to criticize when the company makes mistakes. However, even if you really don't like Apple, for any reason, it's still important to not only pay attention but even embrace its technologies.

Apple’s Missed Opportunity With its TV Streaming Service

1:25 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple has been pondering, if one can read between the lines of Tim Cook's previous statements, how to improve the TV viewing experience. The recent report that Apple has been talking to most of the networks about a new streaming network service reveals something troubling. John Martellaro thinks Apple could be doing something much better for its customers.

How Long Will the Apple Watch Retain its Value?

3:15 PM, Mar. 17th, 2015 · · Editorial

For decades, Apple customers have been spending a little bit more on their Apple products because of the industrial design, and quality. Plus, there's the notion that owning the best is a good thing in terms of customer satisfaction and pride of ownership. Does the Apple Watch seek to break that mold? John Martellaro doesn't think so.

Apple’s New MacBook Has iPad Envy. That’s Good

2:30 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Editorial

The pattern is becoming clear now. Apple knows better than to merge iOS and OS X, but there are other options for the family of products. First we saw interoperability with Yosemite and iOS. Now we're seeing similarity in connectivity options. It's back to the future. Meanwhile, some fret.

Apple TV Status Remains a Disappointment and a Mystery

4:15 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · · Editorial

Apple must be working on something really big related to the Apple TV.  The last major release, the 3rd generation Apple TV, was on March 7, 2012. Three years is an eternity in the tech industry. John Martellaro expresses his disappointment that no new hardware was announced.