The Kindle Fire HD is not a general purpose tablet. Instead, it's a consumer tablet, an ecosystem designed to continuously expose the customer to Amazon's offerings. But for what it does, it does it very well. John Martellaro takes a closer look at the KFHD and finds lots of things to like.
APX Labs is at the forefront of smart glass technology. While Google has made a splash with Google Glass, that technology has many limitations. John Martellaro's namesake, the CTO of APX Labs, talks about the technology, how it works, the potential, how the U.S. military is already using it and speculates on whether this technology could, someday, replace our smartphones.
For many users, virtualization is an important capability on their Macs that allows them to run other OSes, for example, Windows or Linux, right along side OS X. The two leaders are Parallels Desktop and VMware's Fusion. MacTech Magazine has extensively benchmarked the two and has consistently found a winner. Here some details on their latest report.
Apple recently released an Apple TV upgrade, version 5.2. For most customers, it's a profitable and painless upgrade. But for a few users, it could present a problem. John Martellaro explains.
Many people have great hopes and aspirations for Apple's forthcoming Mac Pro, promised by CEO Tim Cook. We tend to express our very best hopes for the spirit of Apple in the Mac Pro, and recently TMO explored that topic. In Part 2, John Martellaro looks at an amazing concept by Peter Zigich that brilliantly expresses those hopes.
Tim Cook has promised us a new Mac Pro in 2013. John Martellaro has been thinking about what a new Mac Pro would mean to us, what technologies it might use, and his own personal wish list.
John Martellaro reports that he's been shopping, thinking about replacing an older 27-inch iMac. The late 2012 iMacs are sleek and beautiful, but they have one major problem. Apple has jumped the shark on storage options. Our TMO editor explains.
The Nexus 10 tablet is Google's biggest and boldest tablet. It has amazing resolution and technical specifications. John Martellaro has been testing one for a few days, and here are his first impressions.
Recently, the iTunes app on our family server got out of whack and cast me into an infinite loop, requesting endless authentication before my iDevices could sync. It was turned out to be an interesting problem that not even Apple tech support could solve.
The Apple TV is a joy to use. It’s easy to navigate to content with just a few clicks. However, one of the test functions is infuriating and is about the lamest thing Apple has ever done.
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