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  • ACM 274: LOL Windows 10, Privacy Has Value, Protesting and Jailbreaking

    1 October 2014, 8:40 pm by: Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin

    What happens when you add 8 and 1? You get Windows 10, plus Jeff and Bryan trying sorting out exactly how Microsoft comes up with its product version numbers. The also have plenty to say about privacy, law enforcement lamenting iOS 8's smartphone encryption,…
  • iOS 8: News In Notification Center

    1 October 2014, 5:25 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    We've already heard about science apps using Notification Center, now we are seeing some news apps that want to keep you informed from your lock screen. Some are free, some are limited unless you have a subscription. Kelly shows you a few of the notable apps…
  • The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code Bundle

    1 October 2014, 4:19 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Here's something pretty darned cool: 47,792 people have bought our Name Your Own Price Learn To Code Bundle. That's a lot of people on their path to programming, and it's a pleasure to be a part of it. The way it works is this: pay what you want. If it's below…
  • Waterfield Spinn Pouch Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Excellence in Leather

    1 October 2014, 4:11 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    The new Waterfield Spinn pouch case for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is made of full grain leather, features an ultrasuede lining and comes in three rustic colors. Notable is the option to have it custom built for a bare iPhone or one with a very slim or Apple case.…
  • ‘Someone’ Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware

    1 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    A "Chinese-speaking entity" has targeted Hong Kong protestors using jailbroken iPhones with a trojan horse malware attack. According to security research firm Lacoon, that unknown entity has launched an attack through social media channels called Xsser mRAT…
  • iOS 8: Make Cellular Phone Calls from Your iPad Using Handoff

    1 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: John Martellaro

    If you have a modern iPhone and iPad running iOS 8, you can make a voice phone call from your iPad, using your iPhone's cellular connection without ever touching the iPhone. John Martellaro explains how to do it with the iOS 8 Handoff feature.
  • New Aerial Shot Shows Apple Campus Construction Underway

    1 October 2014, 2:01 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Construction on Apple's new spaceship campus is well underway and even in its current state is something to behold. Thanks to some slick drone flying, we can see just how far along the project is, and it's looking pretty cool.
  • iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Dr. Mac’s Final Showdown

    1 October 2014, 1:40 pm by: Bob LeVitus

    Iâm now on my tenth day of carrying both new iPhones - one in each front pocket of jeans or shorts - wherever I go. As I reported last week, Iâm about to replace my year-old iPhone 5s with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now, after ten days of careful consideration,…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-01

    1 October 2014, 1:23 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Word on the street is that a gold iPad is coming this month, and a 12.9-inch iPad is coming next year. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on whether or not a gold iPad is a good idea (spoiler: Jeff and Kelly think John is…
  • Report Claims Gold iPad Coming Soon

    1 October 2014, 11:02 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple is reportedly ready to introduce a gold iPad as part of its product lineup along side its silver and Space Gray versions. If so, the iPad's color options will match up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.The Mac Observer Spin: Gold iPads sounds pretty…
  • Evercore Raises AAPL Target on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

    1 October 2014, 10:31 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Evercore Partner analyst Rob Cihra raised his target price for Apple's stock to US$125 in response to stronger than expected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales. He now expects Apple to sell 39 million new iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended on…
  • Apple Tells Developers to Submit their OS X Yosemite-compatible Apps

    1 October 2014, 10:03 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple is signaling we're much closer to the official launch of OS X Yosemite by telling developers it's time to start submitting their app updates now. Calling for Yosemite-compatible app submissions is one of the last steps ahead of an official rollout, as is…
  • iTunes Store Adds City of Hope Donation Page for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    1 October 2014, 9:18 am by: Jeff Gamet

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Apple is hosting a special donation page on the iTunes Store for the City of Hope cancer and diabetes research and treatment organization. You can make donations through your iTunes Store account ranging from US$5 up…
  • iOS 8: Requesting the Desktop Version of Websites

    1 October 2014, 8:40 am by: Melissa Holt

    There's a great new way to browse the Web on your iOS device, especially if you don't like the mobile versions of certain sites. With just a tap or two, Safari can ask websites to show you the desktop version instead, which can be incredibly handy! Melissa…
  • Apple Reduces Screen Size in Apple Watch Video to Match Website

    1 October 2014, 12:37 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple republished the Apple Watch video to YouTube with a couple of changes. The first is that the screen size in the renderings of the device is smaller in the new video-that makes the video match the way the device has looked all along on its website. The…
  • Samsung Calls Galaxy Note 4 Screen Gap a Feature, not a Flaw

    30 September 2014, 7:17 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    What do you get when your brand new tablet phone has a noticeable gap between the display and body? In the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, you get a feature and not a flaw, and it's a feature that's going to grow over time.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple gets…
  • iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible Apps: TMO’s Growing List

    30 September 2014, 6:04 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    The list of iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible apps is growing, so The Mac Observer keeps adding more to our list. Apps for tracking your fitness activities, diet, overall health and more are ready and waiting for you to try out. All you need is an iPhone with iOS…
  • Apple Releases New Printer Drivers for HP and 7 Other Companies

    30 September 2014, 5:14 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple released new printer drivers for eight different manufacturers, including HP, Ricoh, Gestetner, Infotec, and others.
  • iOS 8: How to Enable Notification Center Widgets

    30 September 2014, 4:51 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Notification Center widgets seem handy, but how do you turn them on? Kelly walks you through it.
  • iLuv Vyneer Case for iPhone 6: Fashion, Protection and Transparency

    30 September 2014, 4:40 pm by: John Martellaro

    Some iPhone cases are designed for robust protection, but others can meet the needs of the average user in a fairly benign environment. The iLuv Vyneer for iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) is the latter: an excellent case that affords protection with style. And it lets…
  • Microsoft Math: Add 1 to Windows 8 and You Get Windows 10?

    30 September 2014, 4:33 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Microsoft unveiled its grand plan for moving past the Windows 8 legacy, which is to skip a number and go straight to Windows 10. Hey, wow. It's just like OS X 10.10 Yosemite! Imagine that?
  • Propellerhead Ships Reason 8 with Emphasis on Drag and Drop Workflow

    30 September 2014, 3:38 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Propellerhead announced the release of Reason 8 on Tuesday. The company's emphasis for this update was to streamline the work flow for musicians, desktop producers, and DJs when creating new music, with an emphasis on a new drag and drop workflow.
  • The Free Mac Developer Toolkit - 4 Dev Apps for Free

    30 September 2014, 2:24 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Okie dokie, Mac developers, we have some freebies for you today in the form of the Free Mac Developer Toolkit. This is a bundle of four developer-oriented apps you can get for free. Free, I say! Yummy FTP, CodePad, Graphical HTTP Client, and DevBox. Even if…
  • Apple Will Hold Q4 Conference Call on October 20th

    30 September 2014, 1:29 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple announced Tuesday that its fiscal 4th quarter conference call with analysts will be held October 20th, 2014. The event takes place at 5:00 PM ET, one hour after the markets close.
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-30

    30 September 2014, 1:10 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    There's a new social network in town named Ello and it's hoping to take on Facebook. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to look at what's up with Ello and its promise that we aren't the product. They also share some iOS 8 extensions they're excited about for…
  • 4 Cool iOS 8 Photo Extension Apps

    30 September 2014, 11:54 am by: Jeff Gamet

    iOS 8 opened the door for developers to share features with other apps and one place that really shines is Photos. Developers are updating their apps to take advantage of iOS 8's new Extensions feature, and we put together a list of some of our early favorites…
  • EU Ready to Detail Apple Ireland Tax Investigation, not Impose Fines

    30 September 2014, 9:33 am by: Jeff Gamet

    An ongoing European Union investigation into Ireland's tax deal with Apple is about to become a little clearer because documents detailing exactly what the European Commission is looking into are about to be released. The Commission has been questioning the…
  • Apple Will Launch iPhone 6 in China on October 17th after Assuaging Chinese Security Concerns

    30 September 2014, 5:23 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple announced Tuesday that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in China on October 17th. The company had faced regulatory hurdles and scrutiny over security concerns from the Chinese government-according to Reuters, those concerns had been…
  • 3-In-1 Mobile Lens Kit for iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6+ for $24.99

    29 September 2014, 7:58 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    We have a adel for you on a 3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit that works with iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus. It works with many Android devices, too. The kit includes Fish-Eye, Wide Angle, and Macro lenses you attach to your device with an adapter. It retails for $69,…
  • Facebook Launches Atlas Ad Network to Sell You Elsewhere

    29 September 2014, 7:32 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Facebook announced Atlas Solutions on Monday, an online advertising network that will allow Facebook to profit from your user data in places other than Facebook. With Atlas, Facebook will deliver targeted ads to third party sites and mobile apps, just like…

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