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  • Yet Another 25 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography

    19 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Sandro Cuccia

    Sandro Cuccia continues his series on iPhone Photography mastery with yet another twenty-five awesome tips that are guaranteed to help you improve your own iPhone photography and go beyond simple silly selfies.
  • Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End

    18 April 2014, 7:25 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    For many Apple haters and even more reasonable Android fans, the rallying cry for the last couple of years has been that Android is the better platform because you can get a larger display. What will those partisans rely on for proof of Apple's lack of…
  • Why Apple Didn’t Try to Copy Google Glass

    18 April 2014, 5:20 pm by: John Martellaro

    Google Glass had a nifty sci-fi feel to it when the product first came out. Along the way, however, Google failed to both think about why the product exists and fully appreciate the social aspects of the device. Calls for Apple to quickly follow Google's lead…
  • Menu Bars Of The Stars

    18 April 2014, 4:30 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    I admit, I really enjoy seeing what people have in their menu bars. Particularly speakers at conferences, or people I know who are super productive, because they tend to be a little fussier about what gets to take up some of that precious space. Recently both…
  • How to Streamline System Preferences on Your Mac

    18 April 2014, 4:12 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Tired of wading through the loads of options in System Preferences? Kelly has a couple of tricks to make it easier to navigate.
  • Microsoft Pilot Program Allows Developers to Respond to App Reviews

    18 April 2014, 2:56 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Our long nightmare is finally over. It took years, but at long last developers can reply to reviews in iTun...wait, what?The Mac Observer Spin: How is Apple the last on this train? Both Google AND Microsoft managed to add this first, which sort of seems like…
  • Tavik’s Zippered Folio Case for iPad Air is Built for Travel

    18 April 2014, 1:15 pm by: John Martellaro

    There are iPad Air case that are minimalist, lightweight and designed for a benign environment. This case is not one of those. However, when it comes time to travel or move often between various offices with a complement of gear, and there's a requirement for…
  • Apple Maps Misses Your Coffee Shop, but Finds Loch Ness Monster

    18 April 2014, 1:13 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Just because Apple's Maps may not be able to get you to your favorite coffee shop doesn't mean it's a failure. You just need to search for the right things, like the Loch Ness Monster. Satellite images that show up only for the iPhone and iPad show what Nessy…
  • Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information

    18 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Thanks to heartbleed, there's a renewed interest in sorting out which apps and services can access our personal information. Considering how many apps we use every day, that can be a pretty daunting task. With a little help from MyPermissions, however, that's…
  • Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium’s Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town

    18 April 2014, 10:56 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Rockstar Consortium was denied a motion to move part of its patent infringement fight with Google from California to the Easter District of Texas -- a court known for favoring patent trolls. The patent holding company includes Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson,…
  • Dropbox gets Deeper into Photo Management with Loom Purchase

    18 April 2014, 9:25 am by: Jeff Gamet

    The online photo management and sharing service Loom is now another tool in Dropbox's kit. Loom announced it was bought on Thursday, signaling Dropbox's push to become your go-to place for cloud-based photo storage.The Mac Observer Spin: With Loom under the…
  • iTunes Radio: Create a Station from a Song or Artist

    18 April 2014, 8:40 am by: Melissa Holt

    Thereâs a neat feature of iTunes Radio thatâll let you create a custom station from what youâre currently listening to-or from any item in your library-with just a click or two. In todayâs Quick Tip, weâre gonna cover it, and if youâve never tried out…
  • Apple’s First WSJ Mention: Just Three Words in 1978

    17 April 2014, 7:56 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Three words in 1978: "Apple Computer, Inc." Those words are thought to be the first mention of the today's most valuable company in The Wall Street Journal. In an article about using "so called personal computers" in investing published 36 years ago today,…
  • How To Bend iTunes Radio Stations To Your Will With Tuning Options

    17 April 2014, 6:28 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Kelly and iTunes Radio disagree about the definition of some stations. To save you having to dig around for how to do this, Kelly has outlined the steps for you.
  • RadioShack Planning iPhone 5s Discount this Friday

    17 April 2014, 5:51 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    RadioShack is planning a promotion on Apple's iPhone 5s for this Friday, according to online reports. The electronics retailer will drop the price of a 16GB iPhone 5s to US$99 with a two year contract in the U.S., a discount of $100 off of the normal $199…
  • Honda’s ASIMO Personal Robot is Scary Good in its Movements

    17 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: John Martellaro

    On April 16, Honda unveiled an updated version of ASIMO, its personal robot project. What's cool is how well Honda engineers have engineered the movement of the robot - demonstrated by walking, dancing, kicking a soccer ball, and going up and down stairs.…
  • HTML 5 Crash Course for Beginners - $29

    17 April 2014, 4:42 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    We know that our readers love the training courses and tutorial deals our friends at StackSocial have put together, and today's a good one for the future, HTML 5 Crash Course for Beginners, and it's priced at only $29. That's a 70. percent discount from the…
  • Jeff Carlson’s Handy Tutorial on Using the iPad as a Photography Aid

    17 April 2014, 3:55 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Jeff Carlson, all-around nifty fellow, has a featured tutorial over at 500px (a photography community site) about using the iPad as a photographer. Itâs less about being That Guyâ and taking photos with your iPad and more about how itâs a really great tool…
  • Heartbleed Update: OpenVPN isn’t Safe, Either

    17 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    As if the fact that the heartbleed bug wasn't already causing enough trouble for OPenSSL, it's a problem for OpenVPN, too. Just as hackers can exploit a code flaw in outdated versions of OpenSSL to potentially gain the secret keys to decrypt Internet traffic,…
  • ‘iPad and iPhone Kung Fu’ Book is Loaded with iOS 7 Tips and Hints

    17 April 2014, 12:50 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    "iPad and iPhone Kung Fu - Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for iOS 7" is a book written for beginner to intermediate iOS 7 users. It contains over 300 tips, each one written in a clear, easy to follow style. The book will allow someone picking up an iOS device…
  • Apple’s iOS 8 to Reportedly Include Shazam Music Recognition

    17 April 2014, 9:55 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple apparently wants to make it easier for iPhone and iPad users to identify the songs they hear, so the company is reportedly planning on including Shazam's song identification technology in iOS 8. Including Shazam as a system-level feature would make it…
  • Sponsor: Merlin from Project Wizards

    17 April 2014, 9:28 am by: Dave Hamilton

    It is my distinct pleasure to have Project Wizards on board this week to sponsor TMO with their awesome project management app, Merlin. Long-time followers of TMO history will note that Project Wizards has been sponsoring our Cirque du Mac party for the past 5…
  • New Cars for Anki Drive Hit the Track

    17 April 2014, 8:48 am by: Jeff Gamet

    The incredibly cool iPhone-based remote control cars for Anki Drive have some new competition because the company has two new models available. The Corax and Hadion models offer new feature to ramp up the competition: Hadion comes with Turbo Boost, and Corax…
  • ACM 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition

    16 April 2014, 10:02 pm by: Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet

    Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take a look at Samsung getting caught fudging its tablet sales and Amazon's hardware ambitions. Come on, let's hear it! Who's been…
  • Yahoo! Reportedly Wants to Replace Google for iOS Default Search

    16 April 2014, 8:03 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights set on Apple's mobile Safari. According to online reports, Ms. Mayer wants to replace Google as the default search option for Apple's mobile devices.
  • Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft Released Free on iPad

    16 April 2014, 6:52 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Blizzard has released an iOS (specifically iPad) port of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card game. It's a free with IAP game, and looks great on the iPad retina display.
  • T-Mobile Unveils Three Days Of ‘Uncarrier’ which Is Good for Customers

    16 April 2014, 4:15 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is making some crazy moves over at the fourth-place carrier under the company's "Un-Carrier" label. So crazy in fact, they're actually good moves for consumers.
  • What it’s REALLY Like to Work For Apple

    16 April 2014, 3:15 pm by: John Martellaro

    Working for Apple is the experience of a lifetime. Most everyone who has had that privilege looks back with affection on the experience - if one ignores the reason for leaving. But a recent article, without having spoken to any former Apple employees, looks…
  • Create Clickable App Idea Prototypes, No Code Required With Marvel

    16 April 2014, 2:53 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    A new app named Marvel allows creation of app idea prototypes with clickable hotspots, no coding required. This free app and service make it easy to go from napkin sketch to interactive demo in just a few steps.
  • Jeff Gamet Recaps Macworld/iWorld 2014 at Estes Park User Group

    16 April 2014, 11:10 am by: TMO Staff

    Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer's Managing Editor, will be speaking at the Estes Park Internet Computer User Group on Wednesday, April 16, in Estes Park, Colorado. Jeff will talk about this year's Macworld/iWorld Conference, The cool things he found on the expo…

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