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  • Hackers in Ireland Trying to Buy Apple Employee Logins

    35m By Jeff Gamet
    Ireland has a new problem to throw at Apple: hackers are trying to buy company logins from employees. In some cases, employees are being offered upwards of â20,000 (about US$22,245) in efforts to coax out user names and passwords.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple…
  • Scott Galloway on Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google (Video)

    46m By Bryan Chaffin
    Scott Galloway, who is a professor of Marketing and Brand Strategy at the NYU Stern School of Business, did a presentation called "Gang of Four: Apple / Amazon / Facebook / Google." It's a lightning fast presentation on how these companies increasingly…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-09: Snagging Apple Employee Logins, Error 53 Lawsuit

    2h By Jeff Gamet
    Apple's employees in Ireland are being targeted by people or groups wanting company logins. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to speculate on what those logins could access and what Apple does to prevent unauthorized network access, plus they…
  • Sony Adds Fuel to Dual Camera iPhone Rumor

    11:23am By Jeff Gamet
    In January KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple would include a new dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus, and now Sony may be backing that up. Sony's CFO recently talked about the company's dual-lens camera platform and said we'd see it in…
  • Lawfirm Ready to File iPhone Error 53 Lawsuit

    9:16am By Jeff Gamet
    The Error 53 issue that's bricking iPhones that get replacement Touch ID sensors has the Internet up in arms, and that can mean only one thing: it's lawsuit time. The law firm of PVCA hasn't filed a case against Apple yet, but is looking for iPhone owners…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Congrats Denver Broncos with Tweet

    Mon 8:25pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50. Mr. Cook did so with a pair of tweets from the game itself, including the one below and an earlier one from the field.…
  • Firewatch Release on February 9th for Mac, Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4

    Mon 8:15pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Firewatch comes to Mac, Windows, Linux, and PlayStation 4 on Tuesday. The Mac version is via Steam, where it's available for a preorder discount of US$17.99 (regularly $19.99) now. According to the developers, "Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming…
  • Intego Warns of Fake Flash Update that Installs Scareware

    Mon 7:53pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Security software company Intego is warning of a malware disguised as a (fake) Flash installer that actually installs scareware and other malware on your Mac. The malware isn't exploiting any security holes in OS X, but instead does a semi-credible job of…
  • Infographic for Spotting Fake Apple Watches

    Mon 5:30pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Watch retailer Watches2U put together an infographic for spotting fake Apple Watches, which we've included below. It's a handy-dandy guide, especially for those who don't eat, breathe, and sleep Apple products. Check it out in the full story.
  • TMO Background Mode: Interview with The Wirecutter’s Editor at Large Glenn Fleishman

    Mon 5:00pm By John Martellaro
    Glenn Fleishman is currently the Editor at Large for The Wirecutter and a Macworld Senior Contributor. Glenn is also a book author, and his Peachpit Press bio describes him as an "unsolicited pundit." That's because, as you'll hear in this interview, Glenn…
  • AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac: $4

    Mon 4:34pm By Bryan Chaffin
    AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac is a utility that will deletes any stray folders, files, preference files, caches, widgets, preference panes, plugins, bundle, and screensavers associated with an app you want to delete. And it has an undo feature, too. We have a…
  • Apple Files for Mistrial in VirnetX Patent Infringement Case

    Mon 2:33pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple has filed a motion for a mistrial in the infringement case where the patent holding company VirnetX won US$625 million. The winnings came from a retrial, and Apple claims VirnetX's legal team misrepresented the facts, warranting a mistrial.The Mac…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-08: Apple’s Error 53, Future Apple Watch Sensors

    Mon 1:19pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple says it's protecting users by locking up their iPhones when third-party Touch ID Home buttons are installed. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at iPhone and touch sensor security, plus John has some ideas on what Apple could do…
  • Apple Quietly Rolls Out 2013 Mac Pro Video Repair Program

    Mon 11:05am By Jeff Gamet
    If your 2013-model Mac Pro is having video issues, Apple may be ready to fix the problem for free. The company has a new hardware repair program in place to deal with the issue, but you'll have to ask because it isn't being advertised.The Mac Observer Spin:…
  • Apple: Error 53 is About Security, not Bricking iPhones

    Mon 10:16am By Jeff Gamet
    Error 53 has taken the Internet by storm and is being tossed around as an example of how Apple is trying to screw iPhone users. The error can appear after the Touch ID sensor is replaced without following the proper procedure, which leaves the iPhone unusable.…
  • MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against Us?

    Sun 4:17pm By John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    JBOD, Airtime Fairness, Quality of Service (QoS), and RAID are just a few of the mysteries your two favorite geeks help you unravel this week. Add to that some answers about resetting pesky OS X passwords and photo storage plus a few Geek Challenges and a…
  • Ghostbusters Reboot gets its Own LEGO Kit

    Fri 5:30pm By Jeff Gamet
    LEGO has already shown its love for Ghostbusters with the Ecto-1 and firestation headquarters kits, and now the company is embracing this summer's reboot with a just announced kit that includes everything you need to get hyped up before the movie comes out.…
  • Man Ties String to iPhone and Films Ski Run (Video)

    Fri 4:55pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Meet Nicolas Vuignier, an enterprising young man who thought his iPhone was just about everything he needed to make cool aerial videos of his ski runs. Well, his iPhone and some string. According to his YouTube post, he tinkered with the idea for two years…
  • What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to Eat the Candy Bar

    Fri 4:45pm By John Martellaro
    The increased use of wearables will naturally invite the monitoring of body chemistry. Just as we do for fitness now, there will be norms and goals. Along with that, in the tech industry's all too eager efforts to be of assistance, monitoring of blood…
  • ‘Star Wars’ as a Grindhouse Trailer

    Fri 2:56pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Ever sat around thinking about what Star Wars would be like if it had been a 70's grindhouse flick? Who hasn't, right? Well, now you can see for yourself, thanks to Mashable. They cut a trailer from Star Wars footage, added some horrific sound effects and an…
  • The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway

    Fri 2:29pm By Bryan Chaffin
    I'm delighted to announce the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway. It's for a 32GB iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, and all you have to do to enter is register to receive our deal emails. It's that simple, so get on it! And good luck.
  • Apple to Supreme Court: You can Skip Samsung’s Patent Appeal

    Fri 1:26pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple doesn't think the U.S. Supreme Court needs to hear Samsung's appeal in their patent infringement fight, and said as much in documents filed on Thursday. Samsung is hoping to get the court to overturn a ruling that says it infringed on several Apple-owned…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-05: Streaming the Super Bowl, Time Machine’s Failure

    Fri 1:16pm By Jeff Gamet
    CBS is making it easy-and free-for anyone to watch the Super Bowl without needing a cable TV subscription or antenna. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about streaming the big game through the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad, and…
  • Want to Watch the Super Bowl on Your iPad for Free? There’s an App for That

    Fri 10:57am By Jeff Gamet
    If you're a cord cutter who wants to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, but don't feel like connecting an antenna to your TV just to watch a football game, there's an app for you. Even better, it's free, and so is watching the big commercial-fest on your…
  • Final Cut Pro X Adds 4K Video Export for Apple Devices

    Fri 9:33am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple rolled out an update for Final Cut Pro X on late on Thursday that finally adds a 4K export option for the company's devices with UHD support. The 10.2.3 update also adds sharing support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and fourth generation Apple…
  • iOS: That Stupid [Bleep] Siri and Its [Bleep] Nicknames

    Fri 8:55am By Melissa Holt
    If you're one of those people who has Siri calling you "your highness" or "Captain Magnificent" rather than your first name, then boy, are you going to love this tip. A Reddit user found a way to bleep out Siri, so you can have Apple's voice assistant call you…
  • Apple to Accept Some Cracked Screens in iPhone Trade-in Program and Install Screen Protectors

    Thu 10:20pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple will begin accepting some iPhones with cracked screens in an expansion tot he company's iPhone trade-in program. Online reports say Apple will also begin offering in-store installation of screen protectors.The Mac Observer Spin: Neither change is going…
  • Tim Cook Says iPad Will Return to Growth, iPhone will Grow, Apple TV has ‘Bright Future’

    Thu 9:38pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams told Apple employees on Thursday that its iPad product line will return to growth by the end of 2016. According to 9to5Mac, the two executives participated in a town hall meeting with Apple employees. In addition to the…
  • Great View of 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube

    Thu 8:52pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Instagram user @krissyhotdogs has taken another great photo of the 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube. I've been following her on Instagram for years (she's a great photographer), and every once in a while she offers us a great view of this astounding glass entrance.…
  • Apple Overtakes Google/Alphabet as Most Valuable Company

    Thu 8:17pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple retook the title of world's most valuable company, a title briefly lost to Alphabet-the holding company that owns Google-earlier in the week. At the market's close on Thursday, Apple's market cap stood at $534.4 billion, while Alphabet's rose to…