Hulu Is Going to Launch What Was Denied to Apple: A Cable-like Internet Subscription Service

5:00 PM, May. 4th, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Apple's Video Plan ... is What?

Apple has struggled to become a major player in the delivery of video entertainment. Unlike music, Apple has run into a complex, sophisticated industry that connects studios, networks, and carriers. Now, it appears that Hulu is going to do what Apple wanted to do but could not. It punctuates the question: what should Apple really be trying to do for customers?

The Apple Car Will Be Beautiful & Desirable, Not an Econobox

4:30 PM, Apr. 21st, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Apple Electric car design

Many of the contemporary design concepts for the rumored (but almost certain) Apple electric car show a dorky looking econobox because, well, no one knows what it will look like and some kind of design that portrays an eco-attitude is an easy, comfortable premise. John Martellaro maintains that the Apple car will actually be quite beautiful and desirable.

Everything You Need to Know About OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone, Part II

3:30 PM, Jan. 21st, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone

A new LCD display technology for 4K UHD is called Quantum Dots. On the other hand, Organic LEDs are often mentioned as a next generation technology for iPhone displays.  Here is Part II of John's interview with Paul Gagnon, Director of TV Research at IHS Technology.  The discussion continues with manufacturing issues, suppliers, response times, costs and the ultimate winner down the road.

Everything You Need to Know About OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone, Part I

4:20 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone

A new LCD display technology for 4K UHD is called Quantum Dots. On the other hand, Organic LEDs are often mentioned as a next generation technology for iPhone displays.  John Martellaro interviewed Paul Gagnon, Director of TV Research at IHS Technology to find out more about these two technologies and possible use in Apple's future iPhone.

Three Cool Mac and iPad Holiday Toys for Your Inner Geek

4:45 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Geek Toys for the Mac User

Several really nifty items have come across my desk recently
that are just in time for the inner geek in you. In this non-review quick look review I describe the Brydge mini keyboard for iPad mini 1,2 or 3, the Other World Computing Thunderbolt 2 Dock and the Macally USB-C/A four port USB 3 dock for the MacBook. You'll be forgiven for wanting all three after you read this.

My First Weekend With an Apple iPad Pro

4:45 PM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

A first weekend with an iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is a breakthrough device, according to John Martellaro. With its generous RAM, fast CPU and GPU, USB 3, a gigantic display, multiple stereo speakers, Apple Pencil and Bluetooth-free keyboard, all combined with iOS 9 features, it sets a new path forward for iPads. John reports on his first weekend with his iPad Pro. 

Vidity: A Potential UHD/4KTV Game Changer - Will Apple Play?

3:30 PM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Next gen Apple TV & Vidity

Customers who like to watch movies and TV shows on their own devices have suffered somewhat over the years. Changing formats have made their libraries obsolete and onerous DRM has made moving content around problematic. A new proposal and standard, backed widely, called Vidity, aims to change all that. Will Apple join in?