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  • 3 Free iOS Apps To Help You Find Something To Watch

    25 July 2014, 9:03 pm by: Vern Seward

    Looking for something to watch? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll help in this week's Free on iTubes. Yidio, Frequency, and Fan TV.
  • 9 Swift Resources for iOS 8 Developers

    25 July 2014, 8:57 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Kelly Guimont gathered up nine resources to help you get going.
  • OS X and iOS Application Compatibility Table

    25 July 2014, 7:39 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    If you are waiting to install a new OS (such as the Yosemite Public Beta) because you are worried about compatibility issues, check out the Application Compatibility Table over at RoaringApps. There are compatibility charts from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite,…
  • Best News in the Verse: Firefly Cast Reuniting for Firefly Online

    25 July 2014, 6:35 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Browncoats everywhere are celebrating the news that the full cast of Joss Whedon's Firefly are reuniting for Firefly Online (site down as of this writing). io9 reported the news from San Diego Comicon Friday that Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena…
  • Bose Sues Apple Acquisition Beats for Patent Infringement

    25 July 2014, 6:26 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Bose Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday accusing Beats Electronics of willfully infringing on five patents. Bose also launched a parallel lawsuit. Beats is in the process of being acquired by Apple, and Bose…
  • iZZi Slim 4-Lenses-In-One Photo Kit: $95

    25 July 2014, 5:11 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    iPhoneographers, we have a deal for you today called iZZi Slim, a case with a built-in lens kit for your iPhone 5 and 5s. The iZZi Slim included 4 lenses on one attachment, allowing you to switch lenses just by turning them for fast changes. The lenses include…
  • Take Control of Yosemite Beta Testing Released

    25 July 2014, 3:44 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    There were a few hurdles in the release of the Yosemite public beta, primarily in people successfully downloading the installer. Now that it's more likely you actually have the installer, Joe Kissell has some tips for you on running a Mac OS Beta. He's been…
  • Judge Cote Calls Apple Ebook Settlement Unfair to Consumers

    25 July 2014, 1:42 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Judge Denise Cote, the Federal Judge who ruled Apple orchestrated a conspiracy with publishers to drive up the price of books, is concerned that the settlement the iPhone and iPad maker agreed to in a related class action lawsuit will be unfair to consumers.…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-25

    25 July 2014, 1:15 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Just because an analyst says Apple could be doomed doesn't mean we'll all be using Android smartphones in three years. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet dissect what Noster Capital's Pedro de Noronha really meant when he said Apple could be…
  • comiXology Intros DRM-free Digital Comic Backups

    25 July 2014, 10:24 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Amazon's digital comicbook distribution company comiXology announced on Thursday that is is now offering customers DRM-free copies of the comics they buy for backup. Users can download PDF and CBZ versions of the comics they have already purchased, although…
  • OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

    25 July 2014, 8:45 am by: Melissa Holt

    For todayâs Quick Tip, weâre going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery-repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder wonât let you edit files or an application is telling you that you donât have permission to save something…
  • Hedge Fund: ‘Apple Might Become Obsolete in 2-3 Years’

    24 July 2014, 8:48 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, ain't got no truck with these newfangled tech companies, including Apple. The problem, he said, is that you don't know where they'll be in 5 to 10 years. Even Apple, according to him, could be…
  • MGG 512: Two Zero Zero Hexes Your Favorite Geeks

    24 July 2014, 5:40 pm by: John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton

    Celebrating their 200th show (in hexadecimal, anyway!), your two favorite geeks dig deep this week to help solve issues regarding remote management, slow networks, the Finder and much more. That, and listen in as both John and Dave get hexed! Download today,…
  • TwistedWave Audio Recorder and Editor for Mac: $20

    24 July 2014, 4:41 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    We have a deal on an audio recorder and editor for your Mac called TwistedWave. You might remember Mark Greentree's review of the iOS version for TMO in 2012 where it got 4 stars. TwistedWave supports a huge amount of file formats, including WAV, AIFF, CAF,…
  • Apple’s Yosemite Beta: Don’t Use TRIM with SSD

    24 July 2014, 3:47 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    For those who are succeeding where others have failed at getting their hands on the public beta of Yosemite, make sure you disable TRIM before installing on a 3rd party solid state drives (SSDs). Users are reporting that having TRIM controls enabled will…
  • Apple’s Yosemite Beta Site Conks Out Over Heavy Demand

    24 July 2014, 2:42 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    If you're planning on downloading Apple's just released public beta of OS X Yosemite, think again. The public beta site crashed thanks to heavy traffic only hours after the beta was released and eventually Apple replaced the error users saw with its familiar…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-24

    24 July 2014, 2:13 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Word on the street says Apple is teaming up with Visa and other transaction processing companies to turn the iPhone 6 into your new digital wallet. Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont look at the prospect of using our iPhones as credit cards, and…
  • Sweet Design: the CODE Donut Bluetooth Speaker

    24 July 2014, 1:45 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    Taotronics CODE Donut Bluetooth 3.0 portable battery powered speaker should be a hit with teens and tweens because it is colorful, unique, and has satisfactory sound with good bass. It includes a microphone, and it allows the user to take phone calls when…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    24 July 2014, 12:35 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    As promised, Apple released a public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday. The beta gives Mac users the opportunity to participate in the testing process, and get a taste of what's in store, before the new operating system officially ships this fall.The Mac…
  • Apple, Visa Deal Could Make iPhone 6 Your Next Wallet

    24 July 2014, 11:39 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple is reportedly working on a deal with Visa to have everything in place to make the iPhone 6 your new digital wallet this fall. The agreement would let iPhone owners pay for products and services just as they would with their credit card, but from their…
  • Canaccord: Get Ready for Big iPhone 6 Sales

    24 July 2014, 10:25 am by: Jeff Gamet

    iPhone 5S sales may not be as strong as most analysts would like, but that's nothing to worry about, according to Canaccord Genuity's Michael Walkley, because the iPhone 6 is coming and everybody wants one.The Mac Observer Spin: Analysts are putting a lot of…
  • Swatch: We Aren’t Making Apple’s iWatch

    24 July 2014, 8:57 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Insider sources are claiming the fashion watch maker Swatch has teamed up with Apple to help the iPhone and iPad maker bring the rumored iWatch to market. Swatch, however, says that's not true and that the closest it has come to working with any smartphone…
  • ACM 264: Diving Deep into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

    23 July 2014, 7:35 pm by: Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin

    There's a lot happening with Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited ebook service, so Jeff and Bryan invited Dave Hamilton on to go even deeper into the discussion they started on TMO's Daily Observations podscast last week. The result is a serious look at the changes…
  • Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Patent for Wearable Mobile Electronic Device (Plus Wristband)

    23 July 2014, 6:10 pm by: Kelly Guimont & Bryan Chaffin

    Apple was granted a patent on a smart watch dubbed "iTime" on Tuesday. The patent describes a wristband with embedded electronics that can be accessed by "a mobile electronic device." It describes several implementations, including versions where the mobile…
  • UAG Scout iPad Air Case Offers Full Protection

    23 July 2014, 4:10 pm by: Nancy Gravley

    The UAG Scout Case for iPad Air provides rugged, full coverage and a built-in stand. An added plus is the oversize buttons. It meets military MIL-SPEC drop standards.
  • How to Upgrade Your Mac to Python 3

    23 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: John Martellaro

    OS X provides scripting languages like Perl, Python and Ruby. Apple continues to support legacy Python 2.x only, but for those who need Python 3 (now at 3.4.1), John Martellaro explains how to get it, install it, and still keep Apple's default install.
  • 8 UI Kits For iOS 8: $24.99

    23 July 2014, 3:09 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    I have a deal aimed at developers today called The 8 For 8 Design Bundle. It's a collection of eight UI kits all designed iOS 8. Combined, it includes more than 700 hand-crafted UI elements, all of which were designed to meet Apple's Human Interface Guidelines…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-23

    23 July 2014, 1:27 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    It's Apple earnings report time, so Jeff Gamet invited Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro on to share their perspective on the company's conference call with investors and analysts. They also took a look at a new class action lawsuit alleging Apple mistreated…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Coming July 24

    23 July 2014, 10:52 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple will release the promised public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday, July 24. The beta will be in line with the version developers are currently using, at least for now, but devs will get updates at a faster pace.The Mac Observer Spin: Getting early…
  • Wells Fargo: AAPL Q3 was Meh, but the Future Looks Bright

    23 July 2014, 9:40 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple reported US$37.4 billion in revenue for its third fiscal quarter and 35.2 million iPhones sold, coming in below Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um's expectation of $38.2 billion. That may be disappointing, but it doesn't spell certain doom for Apple because…

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