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  • New Uses For Old Power Macs

    3h By Kelly Guimont
    Over at designboom we get a look at another use for the slightly-less-than-current hardware: Furniture! Klaus Geiger couldn't find it in his heart to forsake these aluminum beauties, and found a way to keep them around. After scooping out the insides (and in…
  • Apple Pay is Soaring While Competitors Crash and Burn

    4h By John Martellaro
    Large companies have large ambitions. When powerful tech companies come crashing into people's lives with products that give them pause, they naturally turn to a safe oasis. It's that human element, an Apple strength, that makes the company's products…
  • The Camera Lens Mug: $19.99

    1:47pm By Bryan Chaffin
    If you have a photographer in your life, just look at the image, click the link, and buy it. You already get it. For everyone else, the Camera Lens Mug is a coffee mug that looks like a camera lens. Think: bring your own refreshments to a place where you can't…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-24

    1:19pm By Jeff Gamet
    It's time for fitness tracker makers to get worried because Apple and Nike are teaming up. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about personal tech and how Apple is changing the market, plus they offer up their take on Fitbit's lack of…
  • Apple, Nike Teaming Up on Wearable Tech Project

    11:10am By Jeff Gamet
    Nike may have killed its FuelBand fitness tracker, but that doesn't mean the company is out of the wearable tech game. Company CEO Mark Parker says Nike is working with Apple on new wearable technology that will be less obtrusive but will still work with…
  • Kickstarter Project: Mouse Guard LEGO Mini Figures

    9:37am By Jeff Gamet
    David Petersen's Mouse Guard is a series of wonderfully told and illustrated stories that follows the adventures of mice sworn to protect their realm and all who pass through, and now Alice Finch hopes to imortalize them in the form of LEGO minifigs. Just to…
  • OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

    8:48am By Melissa Holt
    For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up…
  • Yosemite: How To Fix Safari’s Address Bar

    Thu 8:46pm By Kelly Guimont
    If you've upgraded to Yosemite and realized Safari is now hiding the full URL from you, Kelly explains how to fix it. (Spoiler: It's super easy.)
  • If Microsoft Made a Smart Watch…

    Thu 7:32pm By Kelly Guimont
    Apple has announced a smartwatch we'll get to see next year. Google has released Android Wear to create Android powered smartwatches, and Samsung has one too. When you think of big tech companies, the only one left who hasn't gotten in on the action is…
  • X-Doria Folio Case for iPhone 6: Awkward by Nature

    Thu 5:45pm By John Martellaro
    The X-Doria Engage Folio case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a folio case designed to inherently protect the iPhone's display.…
  • ACM 277: Apple Pay, Apple Designs, and iPad as a Laptop Replacement

    Thu 5:30pm By Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Pay is out and in the wild now that Apple has released iOS 8.1. Jeff and Bryan share their thoughts on how successful the new iPhone-based mobile payment system will be, plus they talk about Apple's iconic product designs and debate whether or not the…
  • Learn Apple’s Swift Programming Language for $19

    Thu 4:34pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Today's deal is called Learn Swift, a developer training package designed to teach you Apple's new Swift programming language. It has 95 lectures that focus on real-world examples, and it features more than 4 hours of video content. It will also teach you how…
  • ‘iPhoto: The Missing Manual’ is Both Informative and Entertaining

    Thu 3:50pm By Melissa Holt
    One of the recent additions to O'Reilly's excellent how-to library is iPhoto: The Missing Manual (Pogue & Snider). Packed with tricks and secrets for getting the most out of your images, this book is well worth the read, and we give you the skinny on it right…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-23

    Thu 1:50pm By Jeff Gamet
    It's Yosemite-pallooza on Daily Observations today, plus Jeff is back on the job. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk John's OS X Yosemite review, why you should - or shouldn't - upgrade, and how you can dial your iPhone from your Mac,…
  • Pixelmator for iPad Hits Apple’s App Store

    Thu 11:03am By Jeff Gamet
    Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on the iPad.The…
  • Apple Wins GPNE Patent Lawsuit, Calls Company a Patent Troll

    Thu 10:15am By Jeff Gamet
    GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll - a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices around…
  • Apple Dropping SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications in Wake of Poodle Security Flaw

    Thu 9:08am By Jeff Gamet
    Apple plans to drop support for SSL 3.0 for Push notifications following the discovery of the Poodle SSL 3.0 security flaw. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker will transition to TLS on October 29, and is warning developers to update their apps to support the more…
  • Mark Zuckerberg Wows Chinese Crowd with 30 Minute Interview in Chinese

    Wed 8:40pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a major charm offensive in China by giving a 30 minute interview where he answered everything in Mandarin Chinese. That was clever, for sure, but even more clever was posting a video of the interview to Facebook. The…
  • How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

    Wed 8:06pm By Melissa Holt
    Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when…
  • How to Make Calls from Yosemite the Geeky Way

    Wed 7:59pm By Kelly Guimont
    With iOS and Yosemite installed, you can finally do things you saw in the WWDC Keynote like make phone calls from your Mac. Sure there's the regular ways to do it, but if you want to dial up your phone call game, Kelly has some alternate methods to help you…
  • Continuity Keypad Makes Calling From Yosemite Easier

    Wed 7:55pm By Kelly Guimont
    With Yosemite and iOS 8, Handoff and Continuity are finally a reality. This means you can take calls using your Mac, and with a utility called Continuity Keypad, you can make them easily too.
  • The Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle

    Wed 7:51pm By Bryan Chaffin
    We have a great developer training bundle today called the Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle. As with our other Name Your Own Price (NYOP) deals, you can pay what you want-even a penny-and get Engage Your Customers With Gamification and Learn To Craft…
  • OS X Yosemite: The Quintessential Review

    Wed 3:00pm By John Martellaro
    On October 16, Apple released OS X Yosemite which is version 10.10. John Martellaro has been beta testing since the first developer release and also testing with iOS 8. Here in this review is everything that he learned and how he sized up this stellar OS X…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-22

    Wed 1:25pm By Bryan Chaffin & Kelly Guimont
    GT Advanced Technologies said in court that ot came to an "amicable parting" with Apple. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont express talk about what that might mean. They also take a trip into the land of Apple Pay to discuss some of the security implications of…
  • AT&T Wireless Offers iPad Air 2, mini 3 for $100 off

    Wed 10:55am By Kelly Guimont
    AT&T Wireless is offering pre-orders on the iPad Air 2 and mini 3 cellular models for $100 less than MSRP, with shipping times only a few days more than ordering from Apple.The Mac Observer Spin: For those in the market for a new iPad, this is good news. And…
  • Apple Launches Maps Connect, Allows Users To Update Info

    Wed 9:55am By Kelly Guimont
    Apple has launched Maps Connect, a way for businesses to maintain the information listed in Apple Maps. Any business owner (or authorized rep) can log in and update information about their business (and while they're at it, show interest in iBeacon.The Mac…
  • GTAT Announces ‘Amicable Parting’ of Ways with Apple

    Tue 8:51pm By Bryan Chaffin
    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) announced an "amicable parting of the ways" with Apple. GTAT announced the deal in court filings, though Apple itself has yet to comment.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple appears to be going to great lengths to keep the terms of its…
  • How I Came to Own and Sell a TAM Probably Owned by Jony Ive

    Tue 6:50pm By Bryan Chaffin
    This story starts several years ago. I want to say 2004, but I don't remember for sure. A friend of a friend worked at Apple, and he heard I was looking for a TAM. It turns out it was probably owned by Jony Ive, and this is how I found out.
  • Adobe KnowHow: Learn Photography From The Best for $29.99

    Tue 5:01pm By Bryan Chaffin
    We have a training package for photographers today called Adobe Know-How. It contains more than 200 lectures with over 27 hours of content, and it's designed to teach both photography techniques and Photoshop CC skills. Courses include EasyDSLR Beginners…
  • How To Get Ready For iOS 8.1 [Update]

    Tue 4:49pm By Bryan Chaffin
    If you're brave and intrepid, you probably already installed iOS 8.1. If you're the more cautious type, Kelly Guimont put together a quick guide for preparing your iOS devices for the new operating system to ensure a smooth upgrade.
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