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  • Apple Raises $20M in 2014 Product (RED) Campaign

    2h 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,…
  • My Search: a New Display for a Mac Pro, Part I

    Tue 2:20pm By John Martellaro
    John Martellaro has been hunting for a new display for his 2013 Mac Pro. The Apple Thunderbolt display would normally be a strong candidate, but it was quickly eliminated from the competition. In this Part I, John explains the research he did in preparation…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-16

    Tue 1:34pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple presented its appeal in the DOJ's ebook antitrust case, and it looks like the the judge panel is at least somewhat sympathetic to the iPad maker's arguments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the case, the panel's reactions to…
  • Apple Pay Supporters Grow with More Retailers and Banks On Board

    Tue 10:55am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple Pay, the mobile payment system Apple introduced with iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, is quickly growing and is now compatible with cards that make up about 90 percent of credit card purchases in the United States. The list of companies and banks supporting Apple…
  • Apple Agrees to Less from GTAT to Keep Bankruptcy Proceedings on Track

    Tue 9:30am By Jeff Gamet
    Creditors involved in the GT Advanced Technologies bankruptcy proceedings are a little happier now that Apple has agreed to take less money from each sapphire furnace sold, and to give the company more rent-free time in the factory it used to make the glass.…
  • Appellate Judge Questions Government’s Case against Apple for iBooks

    Mon 8:58pm By Bryan Chaffin
    A Judge hearing Apple's appeal in its iBooks price fixing conviction in the ebook market questioned that conviction and the very premise of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) case against the company. During a hearing on Monday, Judge Dennis Jacobs took an…
  • The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code for Web Bundle

    Mon 6:36pm By Bryan Chaffin
    There's still time to take advantage of the Name Your Own Price Learn to Code Bundle, a package of video tutorials designed to teach you how to code for the Web. The way it works is this: pay what you want. If you pay less than the average price, you get…
  • How to Use a Lego Kit to Measure Planck’s Constant

    Mon 6:29pm By John Martellaro
    Planck's constant is one of the fundamental constants in the universe. For example, it defines the relationship between the energy of, say, a photon and its frequency. It's widely used in the mathematics of Quantum Mechanics. Recently, using just a Lego kit…
  • Apple Adds RAW Support for 7 New Cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, More

    Mon 5:58pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.02 Monday. The update adds RAW support for seven new cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 in Yosemite.
  • Martin Freeman takes The Hobbit to The Office on SNL

    Mon 4:32pm By Jeff Gamet
    What do you get when you cross The Hobbit with The Office (the original UK version, not the US one)? A brilliantly wonderful SNL sketch starring Martin Freeman as a morph between Bilbo Baggins and Tim Canterbury. Tim, by the way, was the role Martin played in…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-15

    Mon 2:06pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's master plan for the television market may seem a bit murky, but John Martellaro thinks he figured it out. Along with John, Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to dive into Apple's television strategy, plus they take a look at the company's new holiday…
  • MGG 531: Dual Networks, Wi-Fi Jitters, Boot Failures & More

    Mon 12:30pm By John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    Boot failures abound, system fonts go FUBAR, and Wi-Fi has the jitters. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help and talk through all this and more. Join your two favorite geeks for this special, Monday edition of Mac Geek Gab.
  • Apple Ebook Antitrust Appeal is About Amazon’s Market Control

    Mon 11:44am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's appeal in Judge Denise Cote's ruling that it engaged in a conspiracy to artificially raise ebook prices goes to court today. For Apple, it's a chance to clear its name, but for the book industry the outcome represents a chance to end what amounts to…
  • TMO Forum Poll: What’s Your Favorite Mac Web Browser?

    Mon 10:07am By Jeff Gamet
    When Netscape Navigator was released 20 years ago it ushered in the era of commercial Web browsers. Plenty have come and gone since then. What's your favorite? Let us know in today's TMO Forum Poll.
  • iTunes: Deleting Songs (Completely) from a Playlist on Your Mac

    Mon 8:50am By Melissa Holt
    The subject of today's Quick Tip is deleting songs from iTunes playlists. No, not just removing songs from playlists, but deleting songs entirely out of your library from there. So if you've got a whole playlist or two, say, filled with music you no longer…
  • Apple Posts ‘The Song’ Commercial That Will Tug on Your Heartstrings

    Sun 4:40pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple has produced a wonderful and powerful commercial called "The Song" embedded below the fold. It features a young woman who discovers photographs of her grandmother along with a 45 record the grandmother made to send to her boyfriend/husband. On the 45…
  • iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

    Sat 10:30am By Vern Seward
    Add interest to your photos with these post processing techniques in this week's iPhonegraphy 101. Vern Seward runs through several techniques and apps you can use to take your photos to the next level, after you click the shutter.
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