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  • Netflix Joins Apple’s TV App, Sort Of

    8m By Jeff Gamet
    When Apple introduced its TV app for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad Netflix and Amazon were both missing from announcement. Now Netflix is on board, but with a big string attached: none of its original content is available through the TV app.
  • State of the App Store, Net Neutrality – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-19

    32m By Jeff Gamet
    How we use iPhone apps and Apple’s App Store has changed over the years, so today John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the impact that’s had on their app choices. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of the end of net…
  • New Report Says Apple Pencil 2 will Attach to iPad Pro with Built-in Magnets

    1h By Jeff Gamet
    Apple is reportedly working on the second generation Apple Pencil with built-in magnets that lock to your iPad when you aren’t drawing or writing. Assuming the report is legit, Apple plans to ship Apple Pencil 2 along side new iPad models some time this year.
  • macOS: Taking Timed Screenshots

    3h By Melissa Holt
    Today’s Quick Tip is about using the underappreciated Grab program to take timed screenshots on your Mac, so if you want to set up a shot without having to use keyboard shortcuts, you can do so. It’s handy, especially for sending instructions to other…
  • FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds: $29.95

    3h By Bryan Chaffin
    Check out the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They’re water and sweat resistant, and automatically pair to your phone when pulled apart so you don’t have to go through any setup. They fully charge in 90 minutes, and offer up to 10 hours of…
  • How To Fix The iPhone Rainbow Emoji Message Crash

    Wed 8:06pm By Andrew Orr
    Another messaging crash for iOS devices is making the rounds. This time, it involves the colorful rainbow emoji. The bug affects both iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.1 or below, but a variant of the crash can affect devices running iOS 10.2. Luckily the…
  • Apple’s Multiple OS Family Used to Be a Good Idea

    Wed 7:55pm By John Martellaro
    When all we had was Mac OS X (now macOS), our Mac life was simple on Intel-based Macs. Then came iOS with Cocoa Touch, a derivative of macOS for touch devices using ARM CPUs. That seemed so very sensible in 2010. Then, of course, came tvOS and watchOS which…
  • Automatic Photo Enhancement by Photolemur for Mac

    Wed 7:03pm By Bob LeVitus
    If you don’t enjoy tweaking your photos as much as Dr. Mac does, you might enjoy a little program he’s been testing called Photolemur ($49), which improves your photos automagically and may be just the ticket for the tweak-averse.
  • Civilization VI Gets Viking and Poland Expansions, Other Improvements

    Wed 6:54pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Civilization Vi got its first expansions Wednesday with the release of the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack. The Polish pack includes the full Poland civilization, which includes the ability to take over tiles by fortifying their…
  • FCC Net Neutrality, Backdoor Hacks, and New Apple Products – ACM 394

    Wed 6:08pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea for the incoming administration to protect Net Neutrality. Bryan and Jeff discuss whether that plea is likely to fall on deaf ears [spoiler: yes, it will]. They also discuss the implications of the Cellebrite hack,…
  • Just Discovered Fruitfly Malware Uses Pre-OS X Code

    Wed 3:23pm By Jeff Gamet
    Malwarebytes discovered a Mac malware threat dubbed Fruitfly that’s being used to target biomedical research facilities. Calling Fruitfly new, however, may not be correct because it looks like it’s been around since at least 2014, and it also relies on…
  • Verizon Nabs Note 7 Calls, Goodbye AT&T 2G – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-18

    Wed 2:27pm By Jeff Gamet
    Still using a Galaxy Note 7? Verizon is getting agressive about trying to stop you. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Verizon intercepting Galaxy Note 7 calls, plus they look at AT&T shutting down their 2G wireless…
  • Apple Offers ‘Major Updates’ to Logic Pro X and GarageBand

    Wed 1:50pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple announced “major updates” to GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X on Wednesday (for NAMM), going so far as to issue a press release for the updates. The consumer-oriented GarageBand is getting the Alchemy synthesizer and a new browser for finding and…
  • Verizon Now Intercepting Calls From Note 7 Users Refusing to Give Up Their Phone

    Wed 10:33am By Jeff Gamet
    Following Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 combust-a-phone mess and product recall, Verizon went from “We won’t do anything,” to “OK, let’s brick them,” and now is at the “Seriously people, give us the phone before you hurt yourself” stage.…
  • iOS: Turning Off Safari Suggestions

    Wed 9:03am By Melissa Holt
    This Quick Tip is about turning off Safari Suggestions, those top results that’ll appear within Safari on your iPad or iPhone to offer you, say, App Store content based on your search. Find those as irritating as Melissa Holt does? Then let’s stop them!
  • SelectTV by FreeCast 1-Year Subscription: $24

    Wed 9:00am By Bryan Chaffin
    Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a deal on a one-year subscription to SelectTV. This internet-streaming service gives you browser access to some 300,000 TV episodes, 200,000 movies, 50,000 radio stations, and 5,000 live channels. The price…
  • Former Apple Engineer Claims Tim Cook Made Apple Boring

    Tue 6:44pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Former Apple engineer Bob Burrough has been arguing that CEO Tim Cook has made Apple boring. In a combination of tweet storm and an interview with CNBC stemming from said tweetstorm, the engineer said Mr. Cook has eliminated conflict within Apple, sapping its…
  • iOS Tip: Create Your Own Live Wallpaper with LivePapers

    Tue 6:19pm By Andrew Orr
    When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they debuted a new way to interact with your iPhone, called 3D Touch. 3D Touch lets you “peek” and “pop” your way around apps. The company also introduced Live Photos—animated pictures that you capture and bring…
  • Managing Photos, Fixing Your Apple Watch & Resolving Network Issues – Mac Geek Gab 640

    Tue 6:09pm By John F. Braun
    Migrating Photos to a new Mac, managing and syncing your family’s photos, speeding up iOS Spotlight searches, fixing an unresponsive Digital Crown on your Apple Watch and resolving website loading delays are just some of the things you’ll learn from your…
  • AT&T Officially Kills Off 2G, Original iPhone Support

    Tue 6:08pm By Jeff Gamet
    Farewell, 2G. AT&T officially ended 2G support on its network as of the first of the year, and it’s a safe bet almost no one noticed. Dropping 2G support means older phones like the original iPhone won’t work for phone calls any more, and it also opens…
  • V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Headphones Sweat the Details

    Tue 5:49pm By John Martellaro
    The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 are over-the-ear headphones that check all of John Martellaro’s boxes. In this quick look review, he tells the story of his search for a pair of decent, reasonably priced headphones for casual music and podcasting. He found them.
  • Vine’s Demise, Avoiding Weak Passwords – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-17

    Tue 1:54pm By Jeff Gamet
    The video sharing social network Vine shut down today, and is being reborn as a Twitter feature. Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of social networks, plus they dive into the importance of strong passwords.
  • Goodbye Vine, Hello Twitter’s Vine Camera

    Tue 12:03pm By Jeff Gamet
    Vine’s six seconds of fame, so to speak, has come and gone. As of January 17th, the Vine video sharing social network has shut down and is being replaced with an app that posts short videos on Twitter.
  • Brexit Drives Up UK App Store Prices 25%

    Tue 9:59am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple’s App Store is about to get more expensive for U.K. shoppers. App prices are going up by 25% because the pound has been dropping in the wake of the Brexit vote.
  • Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip

    Tue 9:00am By Bryan Chaffin
    You folks probably know how much I love clever devices—we have a deal on one called Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip. It’s a power strip with three AC outlets, but it also has four USB charging ports. That’s three standard USB charging…
  • The Telegraph Slams EU’s Campaign Against Apple and Ireland Taxation

    Tue 4:51am By Bryan Chaffin
    The Daily Telegraph of London published a scathing condemnation of the European Union’s accusation that Ireland is giving Apple illegal state aid. The editorial breaks down the case against Ireland and Apple, characterizing the legal principles to be in…
  • For #&%@’s Sake, Make Your Passwords Stronger

    Mon 9:40pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Hey, guess what? Your passwords probably suck. Most of our passwords suck, as shown in an analysis of 10 million passwords released in security breaches from 2016. Bryan Chaffin has some basic tips for improving your password security, and stern words for…
  • Wheeler’s Final Plea for an Open Internet

    Mon 6:44pm By Jeff Gamet
    Once Donald Trump takes the presidential oath on January 20th Federal Communication Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is out of a job, and the prospect of maintaining Net Neutrality may leave with him. Mr. Wheeler has been a strong proponent of an open internet…
  • Samson QH4 Headphone Amp: 4 Headphones for Desktop Recording

    Mon 6:25pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Samson announced Monday the QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier. It’s built to support four headphones at the same time, each with its own volume control. Desktop musicians and bands recording in a practice space or a garage should check it out because it…
  • The Mother of All Demos on Video

    Mon 5:48pm By Bryan Chaffin
    You may have heard of the Mother of All Demos, especially if you’ve studied, or even read up on, computing history. But have you seen it? There is a video of this legendary event (via, and I personally find it fascinating. Here’s why this is…