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  • How to Create Light Trails Photographs with Your iPhone

    3h By Vern Seward
    Light trails on an iPhone? Easy! Vern Seward Shows you how in this week's iPhoneography 101.
  • How to Update Any Icon on Your Mac

    Fri 7:50pm By Kelly Guimont
    Back in the day you could tell who the serious Mac users were because they had the skills to customize the icons for their hard drive and other icons. You can do the same in OS X, and it's even easier now. Kelly explains how to swap out icons, and sources for…
  • Steve Wozniak: Apple Watch Edition Won’t Move the World Forward

    Fri 7:25pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Steve "Woz" Wozniak is interested in the Apple Watch, but not the Apple Watch Edition at the high end. At a keynote event titled What's Next--The Future of Technology at the Automate/Promat Show in Chicago on Wednesday, Mr. Wozniak said he thought the…
  • The REAL Reason Apple’s iPad is Faltering

    Fri 3:45pm By John Martellaro
    Apple's iPad sales started out growing like gangbusters. It looked to become a major product line along side the iPhone But then, in the last year, sales have faltered. Various reasons have be put forward: update cycles, the popularity of phablets, and so on.…
  • ‘Bobine’ Flexible iPhone Charging Dock: $24.99

    Fri 2:50pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Check out the Bobine, a very clever approach to a charging cable and dock for your Lightinging iPhone. It's a flexible cable that will stay where you put it, even supporting your iPhone in the process. That makes it a highly adjustable dock, a tripod, and a…
  • UK Safari Users can Sue Google Over Unwanted Browser Cookies

    Fri 2:05pm By Jeff Gamet
    Google lost its fight to keep UK residents from filing lawsuits over the Safari browser tracking cookies it placed on their computers even when they explicitly blocked the activity. The Court of Appeal ruling means potentially millions of people can file…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-27: Tim Cook is the Top Leader, Leshi TV says Apple is Hitler

    Fri 12:56pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named the world's greatest leader, which is really saying something. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share some interesting facts they learned about Mr. Cook following Fortune's proclamation of his superior…
  • Leshi TV CEO Says Apple is Hitler

    Fri 10:56am By Jeff Gamet
    Leshi TV CEO Jia Yueting kicked his hyperbole engine into overdrive and is equating Apple to Adolph Hitler. His company went so far as to release a vaguely South Park-style image online of the Nazi leader, complete with an Apple logo on a red arm band.The Mac…
  • Apple Watch Compatible Apps are Already Arriving

    Fri 9:29am By Jeff Gamet
    With Apple Watch pre-orders still a couple weeks off and then a couple more before we can finally wrap Apple's smartwatch around our wrists, the first iPhone app updates with Apple Watch support are already rolling out. Several apps are touting Apple Watch…
  • Numbers: Using the Quick Calculations Bar

    Fri 8:55am By Melissa Holt
    Today's Quick Tip is all about how to work with that fancy calculations bar that'll appear at the bottom of your Numbers window when you select a group of cells. Using that, you can quickly add formulas to your spreadsheet, for example, or learn more about the…
  • 7 Things We Learned when Fortune Named Tim Cook World’s Greatest Leader

    Thu 9:20pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Fortune magazine named Apple CEO Tim Cook the world's greatest leader on Thursday. A tremendous feather in Tim Cook's hat, the resulting interview he gave to Fortune resulted in seven things we didn't already know about Mr. Cook and Apple.
  • How To Sell, Trade In, or Recycle Old Macs or PCs

    Thu 8:22pm By Kelly Guimont
    Kelly helped you find ways to clear out your old cables, and your old handheld/mobile gear. Today we're on to the biggest items on the list, previous computers. Choose which option is right for you and your stack of hardware.
  • Apple’s App Store, iTunes, iBooks, Software Update Briefly Down for Some Users

    Thu 7:35pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Several of Apple's online services are down as of this writing, including the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Radio, the Mac App Store, and OS X Software Update. It's the second outage in the last two weeks.
  • The New MacBook Giveaway

    Thu 6:08pm By Bryan Chaffin
    I'm pretty stoked about announcing our MacBook giveaway with our friends at Stack Social. That's the new MacBook. The one that is insanely thin, has a Retina Display, and comes in three colors. We're giving one away. All you have to do is register to receive…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-26: Apple’s Revamped iTunes Radio Plans, Amazon’s Big Cloud…

    Thu 1:21pm By Jeff Gamet
    Word on the street says Apple wants to be a big player in the streaming music market. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's plans, and offer their take on brining DJs to iTunes Radio. They also dive into Amazon's…
  • X-Doria Defense Shield Case for iPhone 6 - Beautiful Yet Passes Drop Tests

    Thu 12:20pm By Nancy Gravley
    X-Doria has released a beautiful new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case called the Defense Shield. It meets military standard 810G for drops, features an aluminum outer bumper, and is available in silver, gold, and red. The IPhone is easy to insert and remove.
  • Amazon Adds Unlimited Storage Options to Cloud Drive

    Thu 11:31am By Jeff Gamet
    Amazon trumped everyone else in the online storage market on Thursday with its new unlimited plans. The online retailer is now offering a cloud-based file storage option without any data caps for just under US$5 a month-undercutting the best deals from very…
  • Apple Tasks Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor with Making a Spotify Competitor

    Thu 10:32am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple is ready to revamp its streaming music offerings, and has put Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor on the task. The iPhone and iPad maker wants to go head to head with Spotify and similar streaming music services, and is leveraging its Beats acquisition to make…
  • Apple TV Adds CNNgo Channel

    Thu 9:02am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple TV gained yet another new channel this week with the addition of CNNgo. The new channel taps into the CNNgo service to let viewers watch live news and previously recorded shows, but requires a cable TV subscription to watch most of the content.The Mac…
  • ACM 299: Happy Birthday OS X, and Cutting the Cable TV Cord

    Wed 9:15pm By Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin
    Apple's OS X is 14 years old, so Jeff and Bryan take a look back at the early days of the Mac's current operating system. They also have some thoughts on Apple's recent purchase of FoundationDC, and what it means to cut the cable cord and why it may not be…
  • How To Recycle Old iPhones, iPads, and Other Mobile Devices

    Wed 6:52pm By Kelly Guimont
    Now that we've wrangled all those now unnecessary cables, it's time to chip away at the devices that go with them. If you have some old iPhones or even feature phones tucked away, now's the time to set them free. Kelly explains the digital equivalent of…
  • Kenu Stance Tripod for iPhone is Small, Folds Up and Even Opens Bottles

    Wed 6:45pm By Nancy Gravley
    Kenu's Stance Tripod is small, folds up, and in a pinch, will (wait for it...) open bottles. It is small as a pack of gum, very sturdy, and lightweight. The Lightning connector's design holds the iPhone securely.
  • A New Apple TV with 4K Would NOT Break the Internet

    Wed 6:00pm By John Martellaro
    Often, for the sake of dramatic effect and the attention it brings, technical articles are couched in terms of dramatic change. And while change is what our industry is all about, the technical people behind the scenes know that nothing all happens at once.…
  • Apple Buys Advanced Database Company FoundationDB

    Wed 5:06pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that developed advanced database technologies designed to crunch large amounts of data more swiftly and efficiently. FoundationDB announced on its website that it would no longer offer its product for download, and…
  • Christy Turlington: Apple Watch Accurately Tracks Workouts without an iPhone

    Wed 4:14pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch spokesperson Christy Turlington-Burns posted her Week Three blog entry in a series about training for the upcoming London Marathon. Mrs. Turlington-Burns said in her Apple-sponsored blog that after a few uses, her Apple Watch learned enough about…
  • Dave Hamilton Talks Mobile Tech at Connecticut Mac Connection

    Wed 2:35pm By Jeff Gamet
    The Mac Observer's own Dave Hamilton will be speaking Wednesday evening at the Connecticut Mac Connection user group on how to keep all of your data with you no matter where you are. Dave will share his tips and tricks on how to make sure the information you…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-25: Apple’s Tech Trend Setting, Recycling Old Gear

    Wed 2:04pm By Jeff Gamet
    You don't have to like Apple to see how the company is changing the consumer electronics world. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple sets trends and impacts how we use and what we expect from our tech gear even if we don't use…
  • Step Aside Calendar, Fantastical 2 for the Mac is Here

    Wed 11:19am By Jeff Gamet
    When Fantastical was first released it brought with it a fresh take on the Mac's Calendar thanks to its easy to use drop down menu view and natural language event entry system. Where the original made a great addition to Apple's Calendar apps, Fantastical 2 is…
  • Fan-made TIE Fighter Film Shows How Cool the Empire Can Be

    Wed 9:27am By Jeff Gamet
    The Empire is always the evil enemy in Star Wars films, except when Paul Johnson is at the helm. He spent four years working on his own fan-made animated short film called TIE Fighter done in 1980s style anime that's simply beautiful. It includes an…
  • OS X: Use Shortcuts to Jump Around in Text

    Wed 7:55am By Melissa Holt
    If you didn't know that you could use keyboard shortcuts to move to the beginning or end of a line, paragraph, or document under OS X, then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you. In this article, we'll cover our most-used shortcuts, and we'll even point you…
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