Microsoft Smothers Nokia Buzz with Surface 2 Event

2:30 PM, Sep. 9th, 2013 · · Editorial

Microsoft's untimely announcement

Just when we thought Microsoft was beginning to get it, to understand its plight in the world of mobility, the company schedules an event in New York to launch the Surface 2 tablet.  It's almost like doubling up on failure.

The Woz: Steve Jobs Picked Tim Cook, He’s the Right Man for Apple

7:39 PM, Aug. 26th, 2013 · · Editorial

The Woz

In an interview with NASDAQ, Apple cofounder Steve "The Woz" Wozniak offered his thoughts on Steve Ballmer, Apple's formula for innovation, and whether or not Tim Cook is the right person to lead Apple. On this latter topic, The Woz argued that Steve Jobs picked Tim Cook for a reason.

How Apple’s Healthy Advertising Emotion Enraged One Critic

2:40 PM, Aug. 26th, 2013 · · Editorial

Apple's message about technology

Our culture has been, for a long time, immersed in war, weaponry, and computer-aided death, both in reality and in our entertainment. In the midst of that, Apple has come out with ads that remind us what we ought to be doing with our fabulous technology.  One reaction to that has been dismay and derision.  John Martellaro has some sharp thoughts on the matter.

Steve Ballmer Planned Departure in 2010, Earned $768 Million by Quitting

10:42 PM, Aug. 23rd, 2013 · · Editorial

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Bloomberg reported Friday evening that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer began the process of departing Microsoft in 2010. The news paints the picture of a Steve Ballmer who was ready to step down, rather than being forced out by the company's board of directors, but doing so earned him a lot of money.

Why Apple Will Deliver BOTH an HDTV and a Set-top Box

4:15 PM, Aug. 20th, 2013 · · Editorial

Apple TV Adventure

For a long time now, we've heard rumors that say Apple's new TV product will be a conventional HDTV with a 50 to 60-inch display.  Other sources insist that it will be a next generation Apple TV set-top box and that competing in the cut-throat HDTV business makes no sense.  John Martellaro argues that Apple could ship both.

In the Post-PC Era, OS X Should Evolve Differently

5:00 PM, Aug. 6th, 2013 · · Editorial

Apple has always been known for putting the experience of using their products ahead of technology itself. Customers use Apple products because they want to get something done, not tinker around. That has resulted in aspersions: Apple's Macs are toys. But now we're in the the Post-PC era, and it's time for a change of direction. John Martellaro has an idea.

Nokia Parodies Apple Commercial to Tout Lumia 925 Photos

6:46 PM, Aug. 5th, 2013 · · Editorial

Lumia 925 Comparison

Nokia has released a new commercial called "Better Photos Every Day," an ad that mocks Apple's claims that more pictures are taken on the iPhone every day by saying better pictures are taken with the Nokia Lumia 925. The commercial uses similar presentation as Apple's "Photos Every Day" spot, and offers side by side comparisons of images that show off the camera on the Lumia 925.

You Will Want a New Mac Pro, but Here’s Why You’ll NEED it

3:25 PM, Jul. 31st, 2013 · · Editorial

When Apple announced its new Mac Pro at WWDC, the first thought of many customers was that they wanted it. Badly. Then reality sunk in; this is a Mac Pro for professionals.  It'll be too expensive for the Rest of Us. However, here's why you'll need it anyway. And will love doing it.