In Search of New Website Tools to Replace iWeb, Part II

1:30 PM, Jun. 14th, 2012 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Migrate your website

Apple is terminating the MobileMe web hosting service as of June 30, 2012. That means that users who hosted their website at will have to find a new service provider for their site. Also, because Apple has abandoned support for iWeb, a new website development tool is needed.  This is Part II of that exploration and describes a new extraction tool in Sandvox 2.6 for your old website just announced by Karelia.

Pitch Perfect for Developers is a Perfect Pitch

6:15 PM, May. 23rd, 2012 · · John Martellaro’s Blog


Many smaller developers without access to a professional public relations agency, don’t always know how to approach a blogger/reviewer.  For that matter, some PR agencies are also somewhat mystified about how bloggers work. This new e-book by Erica Sadun and Steve Sande lays it all out: How to pitch your product to a publication.

My First Encounter With Steve Jobs

2:20 PM, Jul. 13th, 2011 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

It was Friday, May 16th, 1997, and I was at my 5th WWDC. Steve Jobs had returned to Apple thanks to Apple’s purchase of NeXT, but he was only an adviser to CEO Gil Amelio. In a closing keynote, Mr. Jobs took some questions, and this author, an aerospace engineer at the time, had one ready.

In Search of New Web Site Tools to Replace iWeb, Part I

3:40 PM, Jun. 28th, 2011 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

We now know officially that Apple will not be supporting web site hosting after June 2012. Also, the iWeb ‘09 app hasn’t seen a major update in some time, and Steve Jobs in a purported e-mail has confirmed that Apple customers will need to find another web site builder. So, like many others, John has embarked on a quest to both rehost his personal website and select a new web site development app. This is the first installment describing that journey.


Apple’s Troubles Aren’t Over, and That Could be Good

1:22 PM, Jul. 28th, 2010 · · John Martellaro’s Blog


Antennagate showed that Apple can no longer have its own way with all customers.  The broader product offerings, like the iPad and the iPhone, mean than scrutiny and criticism come from a wider circle of interested parties.That will change the company.

More HDTV Gotchas to Know by Black Friday

2:52 PM, Nov. 25th, 2009 · · John Martellaro’s Blog


On Tuesday, I talked about some of the gotchas regarding LCD HDTVs and how manufacturers fudge or redefine specs to their own advantage. In this installment, I'll discuss the very basics of handling audio in an HDTV system.

What You Need to Know about HDTV & Blu-ray by Black Friday

5:47 PM, Nov. 24th, 2009 · · John Martellaro’s Blog


High Definition TVs and accessories are on the mind of many this holiday season.  Here are some thoughts on what to watch out for, starting on Black Friday. For starters, manufacturers play fast and loose with LCD HDTV specs. Also, things to watch out for in the Blu-ray and HDMI cable world.