Why 4K Streaming Isn’t Really 4K

1:55 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Why 4K Streaming Isn't Really 4K

Apple's Tim Cook has said that TV is "a market we have an intense interest in." All the tech giants are selling small devices to deliver custom 1080p content (for now) on the Internet, but the TV industry is moving steadily to 4K Ultra HDTVs. What are the realistic prospects for streaming decent 4K TV on the Internet? John Martellaro tells you what you need to know.

8 Good Reasons to Leave Apple’s OS X Utility Apps Behind

4:45 PM, Apr. 10th, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Apple provides a complete suite of core OS X apps for the newbie and the casual Mac user. Apps like Mail, iCal, Contacts, TextEdit, Time Machine and Safari have a specific, simplistic design philosophy. However, if you're a more experienced Mac user, it may be time to ask yourself why you're still using these beginner apps.

6 Tools to Keep Your Mac Life Sane and Quiet

3:45 PM, Mar. 4th, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Tools to Keep Your Mac Life Sane

Writers aren't the only people who need a sane and quiet workplace in order to get stuff done. Every Apple customer has things to accomplish, and unnecessary distractions just get in the way.  John Martellaro shares six tools and techniques that he uses to keep his working lifestyle sane and quiet so he can write.

An Enduring Apple Theme: Celebrating the Mac’s Inner and Outer Beauty

1:30 PM, Feb. 17th, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

The Mac's Enduring Design Theme

Back in 1986, the NeXT corporation was working to fit the best possible UNIX workstation into a black, one foot cube. To celebrate their achievement, using Surface Mount technology, NeXT developed a promotional video showing the manufacturing process.  It's probably no coincidence that the recent Mac Pro manufacturing video bears a remarkable resemblance.  John Martellaro compares the videos.

5 Features the Next Generation iPad Air and mini Should Have

3:15 PM, Feb. 4th, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

iPad AIr/mini wish list

There has been a lot of speculation lately about the so-called iPad Pro, filling out the 2 x 2 matrix of MacBooks (Air/Pro) and iPads (Air/Pro). However, for now, John Martellaro has his wish list of what he'd like to see in the next generation iPad Air -- including the iPad mini.

A Sad Tale of a Microsoft Surface RT Customer

6:29 PM, Jan. 20th, 2014 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

John Martellaro was in a Staples store recently and heard a sad tale about a young woman, a college student, whose father bought her a Microsoft Surface RT tablet by mistake. And it was a big mistake.

A New Year’s Wish List for Apple

3:10 PM, Dec. 11th, 2013 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Apple wishlist for 2014

Technical predictions for the new year are passé. Suggesting what Apple ought to do is obnoxious.  But John Martellaro doesn't mind telling everyone what he hopes Apple will do in 2014.