It’s Time For a New, Highly Secure OS from Apple That Hosts Both OS X and iOS

5:30 PM, Mar. 11th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

A new supervisor OS from Apple?

Apple's OS X, derived from the legacy BSD UNIX, was born in the mind of Steve Jobs and engineers at NeXT more than 20 years ago. It came to fruition at Apple in March 2001. It was a product of its time. iOS was launched for the iPhone in 2007 and designed for hardware that was one percent the speed of Apple's modern A9(X) SoC. Perhaps it's finally time to move on to a hybrid OS that can run both with a high security AI wrapper. John speculates.

The iPhone’s Technology is Indistinguishable from Magic - That’s Now a Problem

3:40 PM, Mar. 4th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

The magical iPhone

Apple's iPhone is incredibly easy to use. So much so that its operation is indistinguishable from magic. Starting with extremely sophisticated silicon and working its way up through layers of abstraction, encryption technology and security and privacy measures in iOS, it is so complicated that few outside Apple understand its working principles.  That's turning into a big problem for governments.

Why We Won’t See a New Apple Watch 2 Until September

4:30 PM, Feb. 19th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

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As Apple customers, we're accustomed to seeing the most popular consumer products updated annually. Like the iPhone and iMac.  However, there are very good reasons why we won't see a new Apple Watch in March. John Martellaro explains Apple's challenges.

My Classic Hard Disks Are Spinning Right into the Graveyard

5:01 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

Goodbye Spinning Hard Disks

As the technology of SSDs develops and capacities grow, the lower capacity drives will become very, very affordable. This has already caused a sea change in how we boot up our Macs. And now it's going to change our Mac life in another way. John Martellaro is all over it.

What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to Eat the Candy Bar

4:45 PM, Feb. 5th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

Wearables & Blood Chemistry

The increased use of wearables will naturally invite the monitoring of body chemistry. Just as we do for fitness now, there will be norms and goals. Along with that, in the tech industry's all too eager efforts to be of assistance, monitoring of blood chemistry won't be without helpful suggestions about what and what not to eat. It's coming soon.

What to Expect (and Not Expect) From Apple in 2016

5:20 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2016 · · Particle Debris

Apple in 2016

In 2015, Apple released the new MacBook, the Apple Watch and the much anticipated iPad Pro. What will 2016 be like?  Will there be unexpected, new products? John Martellaro thinks this will be a year of hardware and software consolidation and refinement.

Why Apple Developed the Swift Programming Language - Hint - Apple Car

5:15 PM, Jan. 15th, 2016 · · Particle Debris

Apple, cars and Swift

Soon our cars will be semi- or fully autonomous.  That will require the best minds on the planet, engineers and A.I. experts, to write highly error proof and secure code. Current computer languages are close, but earn no cigar and weren't designed for Apple's needs. What better than for Apple to invent its own language, Swift, and get the whole world to test it first?

You May Be Buying a New 5th Gen Apple TV Sooner Than You Planned

4:45 PM, Dec. 18th, 2015 · · Particle Debris

The Next Apple TV

The 4K UHD TV industry is a mess right now. Consumers are faced with treacherous technical decisions. Amidst the chaos, Apple is trying to improve and simplify the TV watching experience. Because the TV technology is changing so fast, it may be necessary to buy a new Apple TV every year, from now on, just to keep up.  Don't blame Apple for this.