New Hardware Could Complete Apple's 4K/UHD TV Future

· John Martellaro · Columns & Opinions

Apple TV driving HDTV

Apple has been nibbling around the edges of the TV experience for a long time. The Apple TV has been a good start, and the recent emphasis on the 4th generation Apple TV and apps has been good. And yet, Apple hasn’t really closed the loop for a complete viewing experience and has delivered only pieces of the needed hardware. John fantasizes a bit. But with logic.

FBI Still Wants Encryption Compromise Where None is Possible

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

FBI Guy and iPhone

FBI Director Comey is still searching for a so-called compromise on encryption, even though no such compromise is possible. Mr. Comey wants America to discuss the issue before a terror or criminal event involving encryption makes rational discussion impossible.

Apple, Accustomed to Skating to the Puck, Now Also Guiding the Puck

· John Martellaro · Columns & Opinions

Apple CEO Tim Cook Interviewed by RTE News

When Apple was struggling to gain acceptance in the marketplace, it was profitable to surge relentlessly forward, leaving the enterprise behind and mesmerizing the consumer. Nowadays, Apple tends to nurture the markets it has while seeking new avenues for growth. This makes it harder to estimate Apple’s future prospects. Yet, investors are starting to appreciate the nuances.

T-Mobile, Pokémon GO, and Another Test for Net Neutrality

· Jim Tanous · Editorial

john legere pokemon go

T-Mobile customers will soon get one year of free unlimited data for Pokémon GO, the hit new augmented reality mobile game. While exciting for fans of the game, net neutrality advocates should be wary of this latest move from “the un-carrier.”

Apple Innovation Timeline - Revolutions Keep on Turning

· John Kheit · Editorial

The Apple Lightbulb

Apple continues to turn out product and service revolutions, even after the loss of Steve Jobs. This Apple innovation timeline shows the company is pumping out those revolutions at the same pace it did with Steve.

Apple Continues to Leverage Its Supply Chain to Maximize Margins (Like Always)

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Apple Standard Operating Procedure

Apple is putting pressure on its suppliers to cut prices to maintain its profit margins, according to a report from DigiTimes that’s been picked up by other publications. What’s missing from the piece, however, is that Apple is always pressuring its suppliers to cut costs for the sake of its own margins.

Apple's Change From OS X to macOS Hardly 'Muddies the Waters'

· John Martellaro · Editorial

macOS Sierra

On June 30, an article was published at Computerworld claiming that Apple’s change from “OS X” to “macOS” will “do nothing for the Mac except accelerate its downward spiral as a fringe hardware product… and muddy the waters.” John Martellaro takes a look at this article with a critical eye and sets the record straight.

Why I'll be Buying a New iPhone 7

· John Martellaro · News

IPhone 7 and control freaks

Some say, the iPhone 7 will be a yawner. What’s forgotten is that our appetite for new (useful) toys and being state-of-the art always outweighs the cynicism of skeptics and critics. John’s going to have a new iPhone 7, and states why you should think seriously about one too. Ignore the voices that seek control.