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  • MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!

    Sun 8:14pm By John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and…
  • Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

    Sun 7:45pm By Bryan Chaffin
    I've gathered 52 different Bitcoin "faucets"-websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads-and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update bumps that list to 51 different Bitcoin…
  • Google, Samsung can’t Top Apple’s Unreleased Apple Watch

    Fri 5:31pm By Jeff Gamet
    What's the most sought after wearable tech device? That would be the Apple Watch-a device that isn't even scheduled to ship until some time next spring. Apple's unavailable smartwatch beat out Google, Samsung, and Fitbit as the wearable device people most want…
  • Report: Apple Pay is Disrupting and Transforming Mobile Payments

    Fri 5:10pm By John Martellaro
    "Apple Pay has the ability to significantly transform the mobile payment space." That's the conclusion of an ITG Investment Report published on December 19. A major finding is that Apple Pay has been responsible for one percent of all digital payment dollars.…
  • Apple Raises Prices in Russian App Store Amidst Ruble Meltdown

    Fri 4:04pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple has raised the price of apps in the Russian App Store in the midst of a meltdown in the value of the Russian ruble. The move follows Apple's decision earlier in the week to stop selling iPhones in Russia because of the volatility.
  • The Unexpected Ways Apple Watch Will Crush the Competition

    Fri 3:55pm By John Martellaro
    Calling the Apple Watch just a cooler, better smartwatch isn't…
  • 6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning and micro USB Convertible Charging Cable: $21

    Fri 2:29pm By Bryan Chaffin
    If you live in a multi-platform house, we have a deal for you on a 6-foot charging cable that's convertible between microUSB (for Android devices) and Lightning (for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch). Better yet, the converter is actually attached to the cable,…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-19

    Fri 1:41pm By Jeff Gamet
    The BBC says working conditions in factories making iPhones isn't all that great, and Apple says it's doing more than other companies to fix that. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about factory conditions, Apple's impact on workers in…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls BS on BBC iPhone Factory Film

    Fri 11:02am By Jeff Gamet
    Following the airing of a BBC show depicting poor working conditions in the Pegatron factory making iPhones Apple CEO Tim Cook said the situation was misrepresented, and that he's "deeply offended." The report showed factory workers forced into extended shifts…
  • McDonald’s Supersizes Sales with Apple’s iBeacon Tech

    Fri 9:11am By Jeff Gamet
    Fast food giant McDonald's has been testing Apple's iBeacon technology in some of its Columbus, Ohio, locations and that's translating into bigger sales. The four-week program say 18,000 redemptions for products features through iBeacon notifications, and a…
  • BBC Films ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’ for Worker Conditions in Pegatron iPhone Factory

    Thu 8:09pm By Bryan Chaffin
    The BBC has published a video (below) showing what it describes as "Apple's broken promises" to improve and protect working conditions in its Chinese factories. The media organization sent undercover reporters in to work at a Pegatron factory making Apple…
  • Save 96% on The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

    Thu 6:20pm By Bryan Chaffin
    80 hours of video training and 24 in-depth courses. This is a massive bundle of iOS 8 developer training courses for Apple's new Swift language. Bought separately, the retail price is US$2,956, but through our deal you can get the whole shebang for $99. Boom!…
  • Apple Pay Expansion Worldwide Will Have Vast Repercussions

    Thu 5:30pm By John Martellaro
    Apple Pay has been a huge success in the United States. The mobile payment purchase is supported by credit cards used for 90 percent of purchases. Now, thanks to a job posting that's been spotted, it seems Apple is ready to expand Apple Pay into Europe, the…
  • The Story Behind Apple’s ‘The Song’ Commercial (Video)

    Thu 2:07pm By Bryan Chaffin
    I love Apple's new spot called "The Song." It was released on Sunday, and on Wednesday Apple published a behind-the-scenes video called "The Story Behind 'The Song.'" It explains the concept evident in the commercial-a young woman finds a a record of a love…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-18

    Thu 1:43pm By Jeff Gamet
    You can't buy an iPhone in Russia today because Apple isn't cool with the wildly fluctuating ruble. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's decision and what impact that has on the company and consumers, plus they take a detour into…
  • iOS 8 Mail: Customizing Swipe Gestures

    Thu 11:29am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's Mail app on the iPhone and iPad includes a couple handy gestures that let you flag messages, set them as read, or toss them in the trash. But what if those gestures don't do exactly what you want? iOS 8 lets you change them, and it's easy to do.
  • Apple Raises $20M in 2014 Product (RED) Campaign

    Thu 9:08am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's Product (RED) campaign to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in November brought in over US$20 million. The campaign included money from the sale of participating apps, along with proceeds from global sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • Hit List 2.0 Task Manager Checks Off Syncing, iPhone 6 Interface

    Wed 5:50pm By Jeff Gamet
    Karelia checked off a big to-do from its task list on Wednesday with the release of Hit List 2.0 for the iPhone. The update for the task manager app gained sync support with its Mac counterpart, plus it has a new way for organizing your to-dos with its Today…
  • ACM 285: Apple’s iPod Lawsuit Victory and Tag Heuer’s Smart Watch Plans

    Wed 5:44pm By Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin
    The jury in the class action lawsuit claiming Apple violated antitrust rules to unfairly keep competitors out of the mobile device music market shot down the plaintiff's claims, and Jeff and Bryan are pretty pleased with the ruling. They also have plenty to…
  • STM Harbour iPhone 6 Case is Colorful, Lightweight and Inexpensive

    Wed 5:20pm By Nancy Gravley
    The Harbour iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) case from STM is sturdy, has dual layer construction, and works perfectly with a dock. It's lightweight, comes in four color combos, and has all the expected features of a protective case. And it's not very expensive, as…
  • Register for TMO’s Apple Watch Giveaway

    Wed 5:16pm By Bryan Chaffin
    I am pleased as punch to announce our Apple Watch giveaway with our friends at Stack Social! It's straight forward-register to receive deal notifications from TMO, and you'll be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch. You can get additional entries by…
  • Apple Pay: a List of Brick-and-Mortar Stores That Accept it

    Wed 4:15pm By John Martellaro
    The number of brick-and-mortar stores that accept Apple pay is growing. Soon, we won't be able to keep track of them all: it'll be a widely accepted standard. But for now, going into the holidays, here's the latest list we have for the U.S.
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-17

    Wed 1:13pm By Jeff Gamet
    Tag Heuer is looking at how it can get a serious piece of the smartwatch market, and that could make it a competitor to the Apple Watch-or maybe not. Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about where Apple Watch fits in with…
  • Netflix Says Offline iPad Viewing Not Going to Happen

    Wed 11:32am By Jeff Gamet
    Holding out for Netflix to bring offline content viewing to the iPhone and iPad? Don't hold your breath, because the company says that's not going to happen.The Mac Observer Spin: This sure seems like a missed opportunity for Netflix, but maybe investing in…
  • Falling Ruble Ruins iPhone Christmas in Russia

    Wed 9:48am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's iPhone may be the gift to get, unless you're in Russia. Thanks to the wildly fluctuating (read: dropping) value of the ruble, Apple decided to stop selling products in the country through its online store. That's bad news for Apple customers, but it…
  • Pages: Adding and Formatting Links within Text

    Wed 8:50am By Melissa Holt
    If you need to put a link to a webpage or an email address into a document in Pages, there's an easy way to format it so that it looks far more professional than it would if you just pasted the text in. For this Quick Tip, we're going to cover how to do that…
  • TAG Heuer Announces Plans for Mechanical Smartwatch

    Tue 8:56pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer (TAG) is getting on the smartwatch bandwagon, possibly in a big way. Part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, TAG is working on making an Intel-powered smartwatch that also includes a mechanical movement. Bryan Chaffin argues this is…
  • Track Sports and Fitness Jumping on Your iPhone with VERT

    Tue 5:12pm By Jeff Gamet
    Basketball and volleyball players rejoice. There's a new tracker just for you that monitors how you jump. The tracker, called VERT, monitors how high you jump, your jump rate, and tracks other jumping-related data, too. VERT sends the information wirelessly to…
  • Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorized Training Videos for $79

    Tue 3:46pm By Bryan Chaffin
    This deal has proven to be quite popular: it's lifetime access to more than 5,000 hours of video tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premier, all of Adobe's powerful applications. Learning how to use them, let alone learning how to make…
  • Apple Wins iPod Antitrust Suit

    Tue 2:38pm By Bryan Chaffin
    A jury took three hours to decide that Apple was not guilty of using iPod and iTunes digital rights management (DRM) restrictions to stifle competition. In a trial a decade in the making, jurors decided that changes from iTunes 6 to iTunes 7 were meaningful,…
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