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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook on Privacy: Follow the Money

    15 September 2014, 8:29 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has some advice for those concerned about privacy and your data: follow the money. In an interview with Charlie Rose posted to YouTube on Monday (embedded below the fold), Mr. Cook made an impassioned argument that Apple makes its profit…
  • Amazon Offers 16GB iPad Air for $427

    15 September 2014, 6:38 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Amazon is offering Apple's 16GB iPad Air for US$427.25, a 14 percent discount of the $499 list. Apple is expected to update its iPad line in the next few weeks-which is no doubt why Amazon is discounting them now-but if you need to buy a new iPad, this is one…
  • Apple Offers U2 Removal Tool for People Angry about Free Album

    15 September 2014, 6:08 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple on Monday released SOI Removal, a one-click tool for removing Songs of Innocence, the free U2 album the company gave its customers. This was necessary, apparently, because a vocal number of entitled, narcissistic gits found whinging about free music…
  • Stanford, Duke University Start Apple HealthKit Patient Trials

    15 September 2014, 4:52 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are both ramping up for patient trials for Apple's HealthKit platform in iOS 8, and they're working with medical device makers to link health data into HealthKit so it can be transmitted to doctors. Stanford is…
  • Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Is Today

    15 September 2014, 3:29 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Today is the last day for comments to be submitted about revisions "net neutrality" rules the FCC is considering. If you aren't familiar with the issue, I gave an overview earlier this year right here at TMO. If you don't want to read, you might want to check…
  • Knomad Portable Organizer for iPad mini Holds All Your Accessories

    15 September 2014, 2:15 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    Knomoâs Knomad Mini Portable Organizer is a classy, sturdy, and useful accessory case for anyone who needs âstuffâ when using their iPad mini away from home. Best of all it can hold an iPad mini with its Smart Cover in place and even has room for a slim…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-15

    15 September 2014, 1:54 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders topped 4 million units last Friday and anyone ordering a new iPhone now is facing days -- or even weeks -- before their new smartphone will ship. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet today to talk about…
  • TMO Forum Poll: Which did You Pre-order, iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

    15 September 2014, 11:39 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple launched pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last Friday and has already sold over 4 million smartphones. Which did you buy? Head on over to today's TMO Forum poll and let us know.
  • Analyst: Apple on Track to Top 10M iPhone 6 Launch Sales

    15 September 2014, 11:02 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple confirmed Monday morning iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus first-day pre-orders topped 4 million units, and Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um says that puts the company on track to sell at least 10 million during this weekend's in-store launch. If so, Apple is set…
  • iPhone 6 Pre-orders Showing Week-long Shipping Delay

    15 September 2014, 9:48 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple's new iPhone 6 pre-orders have slipped from delivering on September 19 to a seven to ten day shipping delay. The delay means anyone who didn't manage to pre-order their iPhone 6 before inventory ran out will have to wait about a week before seeing…
  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus Pre-orders Top 4 Million in First Day

    15 September 2014, 8:46 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Pre-order sales for Apple's brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped 4 million during on their first day of availability last Friday. Apple said its first day pre-orders set a new record ahead of this Friday's official in-store launch, and exceeded the…
  • Detroit Slow Roller Jason Hall Talks about Apple and iPad (Video)

    14 September 2014, 5:49 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Jason Hall, the subject of an Apple iPad commercial, was interviewed on WDIV, a Detroit TV station. Mr. Hall is the founder of the Detroit Slow Roll, a movement to get to know the streets of detroit by taking slow bike rides around the city. It's a very cool…
  • MGG 519: Aspect Ratios Are Fun & AT&T Next is Probably Better For You

    14 September 2014, 11:51 am by: John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton

    Dave's fresh back from Cupertino (and fresh from ordering a new iPhone), and he and John talk through the events of the week plus answer your questions. Want to know the size delta for watching movies on the iPhone 6 Plus vs. an iPad mini? Dave did some crazy…
  • 5 Tips for Making Better Slide Show Presentations

    13 September 2014, 4:40 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    Slideshows can sometimes make or break a presentation. Apple's Keynote app is a perfect tool for creating exciting presentations. You just need to make sure a slideshow is what you need. Nancy Carroll Gravley has five tips for making the most out of your…
  • Last Chance for Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack for Dual Charging: $34.99

    13 September 2014, 3:37 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Our deal on the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack, a portable charger for iPhone and other portable devices, has been one of our most popular. But it's about to end, so get on it if you want it. The Limefuel Lite features a 15,000mAh Lithium-ion battery, which is…
  • Analyst: iPhone 6 Rocky Launch Hints at Big Money for Apple

    12 September 2014, 8:25 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    It's no secret that there were plenty of upset Apple fans just after midnight when iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pre-orders started thanks to spotty access to the company's online store. The iPhone 6 Plus showed shipping delays almost immediately, and Wells Fargo…
  • Apple Says iPhone 6 Pre-orders Hit Record Numbers

    12 September 2014, 8:10 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Despite getting off to a rocky start, pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit record numbers on Friday. The company isn't saying just how many smartphones it sold, but anyone wanting the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will see shipping delays of about a week,…
  • Chuck La Tournous, Ted Landau and more talk AppleAannouncements on The MacJury

    12 September 2014, 7:45 pm by: Chuck La Tournous

    The Mac Observer's Chuck La Tournous joined TMO Alumnus Ted Landau, Joe Kissell and host Chuck Joiner on the latest edition of The MacJury. The panel pontificated on new iPhones and analyzed the long term implications of the new "i-less" offerings: Apple Pay…
  • AT&T Supporting Wi-Fi Calling Eventually

    12 September 2014, 6:27 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has announced that AT&T will support Wi-Fi calling (announced as a feature of iOS 8) sometime in 2015, even though it's not really necessary due to the great reach and reliability of the AT&T network.The Mac Observer Spin:…
  • Walmart to Apple: No Mobile Payments for You

    12 September 2014, 4:10 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple says its new mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch has 220,000 merchants ready to go when it launches in October, but that list doesn't include Walmart or Best Buy -- and it won't, because neither company has any interest in supporting…
  • Apple’s Success: Going to Extremes and Out of Control

    12 September 2014, 3:50 pm by: John Martellaro

    Apple was a hungry, underappreciated company for many years both before and after the return of Steve Jobs. Now that Apple has achieved unconstrained, unabashed, tumultuous success-that often treads on customers-what exactly is Apple going to do about it?
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-12

    12 September 2014, 1:22 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started early this morning, although not everyone had good luck with Apple's website. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet today to talk about the frustrations with the pre-order process, and they…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Sell Out, iPhone 6 Still Available

    12 September 2014, 11:34 am by: Jeff Gamet

    If you're hoping to have an iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, your best option now is to wait in line at your local Apple Store or cell service provider store because Apple has sold out of its pre-order inventory only hours after starting orders. The smaller…
  • T-Mobile Joins iPhone 6 Pre-order Lineup

    12 September 2014, 9:24 am by: Jeff Gamet

    When Apple's just introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders started -- or at least tried to start -- just after midnight Pacific time, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were option, but T-Mobile wasn't. That finally changed several hours later, which means not…
  • Dock Folder Shortcuts: How Do They Work?

    12 September 2014, 8:32 am by: Melissa Holt

    Today we'll learn about all of the things we can do with folder shortcuts in the Dock, from adjusting how the files within them appear to switching to (or away from!) Stacks view. Why, we'll even talk about how to sort those folders to find your stuff more…
  • Apple Reserving iPhone 6 Preorders When Carrier Connections Hang

    12 September 2014, 5:09 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple began reserving some iPhone 6 customer spots two hours into its pre-order day when it was unable to connect to its U.S. carrier partners. This allowed affected orders to go through instead of hanging during the ordering process. Our own Dave Hamilton…
  • Want to Pre-order iPhone 6? Try the iPad Apple Store App

    12 September 2014, 4:17 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple's iPhone 6 preorder event got off to a rough start Friday morning. The company's online Apple Store remained inaccessible to everyone for the first 30 minutes, and hit and miss for would-be customers for at least another half hour after that. Some people…
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorder Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

    12 September 2014, 3:28 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event iPhone 6 preordering. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream…
  • Senators Request Security Update From Tim Cook Over iCloud Attack

    11 September 2014, 9:40 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Two Senate committee chairs have sent a letter to Tim Cook requesting more information about the security situation at Apple, specifically as it concerns iCloud security and measures taken to protect customer data.The Mac Observer Spin: Hopefully this is an…
  • Simon Pierro Does iPad Magic Using LEGO

    11 September 2014, 6:57 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Remember Simon Pierro? He's a magician who uses an iPad in his act. He's amazing, and he has a new video out where he is set up a LEGO store using real-world LEGOs for his iPad magic. I'm not sure which I enjoy most-Simon Pierro's abilities and incredibly fast…

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