John Martellaro Ponders Purrs & Patent Portfolios

Tech Night OwlJohn Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer will chat with Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl LIVE on Saturday night, July 21 at 10 PM EDT on GCN Radio. This week’s focus is the patent mess and what’s next for the myriad of lawsuits. Plus, he’ll be talking about Mountain Lion and how it isn’t really very iOS-ified … but it will purr.

John also waxes enthusiastic about a new RAID SSD drive, the Accelsior, from Other World Computing that’s now cozy in the PCIe slot of his Mac Pro. He recently reviewed it for The Mac Observer.

Also on the show will be Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, to discuss the curious case of Dr. Steve Mann, who is considered the “father of wearable computing.” He’ll also discuss the differing visions of Apple and Microsoft when it comes to the Post-PC and PC+ eras.

And finally, Dan Frakes, a Macworld Senior Editor, offers a primer on Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, including the system requirements and why some older Macs are no longer supported. You’ll also learn about some of the most important new features.

You can listen to GCN radio right on your iPhone or, if you must, your Android phone. Here is the permanent URL for the show.