When an Apple Macintosh Isn't a Macintosh Anymore

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

John looks at the week’s curated news that didn’t make the TMO headines. This collection of news debris, however, is as juicy as ever. iPhone 11 trickery. HDMI 2.1 details. And a cute robotic cat.

TMO Background Mode Interview #2 with TMO Contributor John Kheit

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

John Kheit on Background Mode.

John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular Contributor to The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD/HDR TV revolution, 8K TV and displays, Wi-Fi/5G technologies, and the state of Apple.

We chatted about the legacy magic touch of Apple exemplified by the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Has Apple lost the ability to surprise us with solutions to problems we didn’t know we had? Along the way, the touchy subject of Apple’s Butterfly keyboard came up. In the second segment, we discussed 8K TV, mostly with regard to 8K as a computer display, but also from the perspective of the near future of 8K television and what the HDMI 2.1 standard might bring us. J.K. has some strong opinions, so brace yourself.

2019 Will Be the Year of the Display and Apple Should Get Ready

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

2019: Year of the Display

With 4K TV sets now mainstream, 8K TVs shipping in 2019, Apple preparing new displays, 4K/HDR streaming in high gear, the pressure will be on Apple to deliver in all its video technologies.

8K TV is Coming. It's Okay to Salivate

· John Martellaro · Analysis

8K TVs on display

John reminds us of the 8K TV roadmap and provides a glimpse of how the TV industry is evolving.

Final Cut Pro 10.4 Gets 360 VR, HDR Support, More

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Final Cut Pro on iMac with HTC VIVE VR headset

Apple released Final Cut Pro 10.4 on Thursday with 360° VR video editing support, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, HEIF and HEVC support, and more.