How the iMac Saved Apple and May Yet Live Forever

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Steve Jobs at iMac intro

The iMac, in 1998, saved Apple from an extinction event. Today, it endures and embodies the best of desktop computing. Here’s the story.

A New, Better Way to Install Apps in macOS

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple has required macOS developers to comply with many modern security practices. John explores the next logical step.

Future Macs Could Forsake Intel Compatibility

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

It’s been presumed that future Macs using A-series CPUs would, via hardware and software magic, maintain Intel X86 compatibility. Maybe not.

Which Now? Mac Pro or iMac Pro?

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

2019 Mac Pro

Now that the Mac Pro has been announced, it’s time to put it into perspective against the 2017 iMac Pro.

WWDC 2019: Releasing Mac Pro Details is Essential

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Concept video - modular Mac Pro

WWDC 2019, like all WWDCs, will be full of interesting developer details and new Apple initiatives. But to be truly magical, Apple will just have to mesmerize us with details of the new Mac Pro—even if it’s not ready to ship.

Apple's Unusual Planning to Make Apple TV+ a Success

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Big Bird and Cody and Apple TV+

Apple is gearing up for Apple TV+ in ways we haven’t seen before. That’s because success of this streaming service is so critical to Apple.

Apple's Retail Stores Are Bending But Not Breaking

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple Store at Park Meadows

Bloomberg reports that the magic is gone from Apple’s chain of retai stores. John looks at this complicated issue and then moves on to a metric boatload of the week’s news debris.

The Death of Apple's Magic Touch

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

A magic hat

Perspectives by different people vary. Sometimes a unique, idiosyncratic view is wrong but thought provoking. And it takes courage to write anyway. This is one of those.

The Merge That's Not a Merge: iOS and MacOS

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple project Marzipan

macOS and iOS need not merge in order to lead the way forward. Perhaps all that’s required are shifting perspectives by the primary generation of users.

A Brilliant iMac Review. Trusted Voices

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

2019 iMac

John collects some of the best news items of the week that didn’t make the TMO headlines.