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  • Linex Technologies Ordered Apple’s Legal Fees in Patent Infringement Case

    22 September 2014, 10:05 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Patent holding company Linex Technologies has been ordered to pay Apple and several other companies US$18.6 million to cover legal expenses in lawsuits it filed in a failed patent infringement fight. The company claimed that Apple, HP, Aruba Networks, Meru…
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Launch Weekend Sales Hit 10 Million

    22 September 2014, 8:54 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Launch weekend sales for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the 10 million mark, coming in above last year's iPhone 5s launch at 9 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook said this year's launch numbers would've been even higher if more inventory had been…
  • MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More

    21 September 2014, 11:42 am by: John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton

    It's been iPhone week. It's been server migration week. It's been tech week (in more ways than one!), and your two geeks are here, ready to roll and with a very special guest, no less! FIrst they'll talk through some of their favorite iOS 8 tips and tricks.…
  • Fun Rant about Those Who Claim Apple is the Copier

    20 September 2014, 7:27 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    I got a tip Saturday about a new blog called Tim Cook's Id, with the subheading "what Tim Cook id is really thinking." I'm not sure if that's the case, but the inaugural rant is a beauty about those claiming Apple is the real copier in the mobile world. It's…
  • How to Make Your iPhone 6 Work with Your AT&T MicroCell

    20 September 2014, 12:27 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    If you bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus only to find it doesn't connect to your AT&T MicroCell, you aren't alone. There's a fix for that, but it takes a few steps. Read on to learn how to get your iPhone 6 up and running with a MicroCell.
  • iOS 8 App Store Bundles Explained

    19 September 2014, 7:51 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    As part of the iOS 8 rollout, the iTunes App Store has seen a few updates. One of them is App Bundles, a new way to purchase multiple apps. Kelly talked to Denys Zhadanov of Readdle to get a behind-the-scenes look at those Bundles.
  • WSJ Lines Up Tim Cook to Kick Off Inaugural WSJDLive Conference

    19 September 2014, 7:23 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    The Wall Street Journal announced Friday that Apple CEO Cook would headline its inaugural WSJDLive conference, the apparent successor to D, the conference that was headed by tech journalist luminaries Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Mr. Cook will be…
  • Learn Apple’s New Swift Programming Language for $19

    19 September 2014, 5:42 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    We have a great deal for developers wanting to learn Apple's new Swift programming language. For $19, you get 95 lectures and more than four hours of video training that will help you understand the basics of Swift, know how to use Operators, Strings,…
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus - the Word That Shall Not be Spoken: Phablet

    19 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: John Martellaro

    Apple resisted the idea of a phablet for a long time and so did its customers. But times have changed, and we've moved on. Nowadays an Apple phablet is just what many need. Just don't call it a phablet. Call it a Plus.
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-19

    19 September 2014, 1:44 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    It's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch day, and the lines for Apple's new smartphones are even longer than last year. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on those lines, plus the follow up on their iOS 8 update homework from…
  • Launch Day Survey Says iPhone 6 Plus is the Go-to Choice

    19 September 2014, 11:20 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Despite the pre-order frenzy a week ago, shoppers are lining up in droves to get ahold of Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the favorite so far is the larger screen model. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um surveyed lines outside Apple Stores in New York…
  • AT&T’s Next Plan May be the Cheapest Way to Buy an iPhone, Despite the Hype

    19 September 2014, 10:35 am by: Dave Hamilton

    When AT&T first introduced its Next plan earlier this year it was received with a lot of skepticism and negativity. Most reports advised against it saying it was a bad deal, would cost more, and wouldn't let you keep your phone if you wanted to. For Dave…
  • iOS 8: How to Change Safari’s Default Search Provider to DuckDuckGo

    19 September 2014, 6:40 am by: Michael Johnston

    As much as I love Google's ability to find exactly what I want, I've grown concerned about the amount of data they collect from my searches. You've probably experienced that lovely phenomenon of casually searching for a product and then seeing ads for that…
  • First iPhone 6 Sold in Perth Dropped by Kid During TV Interview

    19 September 2014, 2:45 am by: Bryan Chaffin

    The young man who bought the first iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia-where the iPhone 6 has already gone on sale-dropped it during a local TV news interview. The reporter got him to open the box for the cameras, but when he did, the iPhone slipped out and followed…
  • Dragon Dictate for Mac 4: $99.95

    18 September 2014, 10:22 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    The commercials are annoying, but the product is great: Nuance's Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4. This voice recognition software allows you to transcribe, write, and edit on your Mac with your voice. You know it's good, because Apple licenses the underlying…
  • iOS 8: How to-Enable Safari Extensions

    18 September 2014, 8:25 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Extensions are one of the new features in iOS 8, a way to add cross-app functionality to iOS. Kelly explains how to turn on the extensions available to Safari on iOS.
  • iOS 8 Review: Apple Opens Mobile OS to Developers, You Win

    18 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple laid the groundwork for the future of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system last year with iOS 7, and now the company is building on that foundation with the launch of iOS 8. Instead of shocking us with a new look that shuns the old…
  • iOS 8: Apple Finally Fixes its iPhone Weather App

    18 September 2014, 5:45 pm by: John Martellaro

    In iOS 7, Apple's native weather app had rather sparse information about the local conditions, and it was hard to find. iOS 8 fixes all that and includes a better presentation of sunrise, sunset, atmospheric pressure and more.
  • 5th Ave Apple Store iPhone 6 Campout Stretches 3 Blocks

    18 September 2014, 5:09 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    The line of people camping out overnight at the 5th Ave. Apple Store in Manhattan for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now has hundreds of people and stretches three long New York City blocks. The line is so long, it crosses the street-twice-as shown in the…
  • iOS 8: Quickly Access Your Favorite Contacts with Home Button

    18 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: John Martellaro

    One of the cool new features in iOS 8 is the ability to double tap the Home button and bring up not only the running apps but also your favorite and recent contacts. John Martellaro explains why this feature is so convenient.
  • How to Install and Activate Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8

    18 September 2014, 2:15 pm by: Chuck La Tournous

    Sure, Apple lets you choose your own keyboard in iOS 8, but it doesn't mean they made it easy to see how. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous guides you through installing a third-party keyboard on your iOS device, and gives you a suggestion on a free…
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-18

    18 September 2014, 1:47 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple released iOS 8 yesterday and it comes with lots of great features and a few problems. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro and join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's decision to pull HealthKit apps from the App Store, features they like and what's annoying,…
  • Analyst: iPhone 6 Launch Weekend Sales to Fall Short, No Big Deal

    18 September 2014, 11:11 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Following its record breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order launch Apple has been expected to sell around 10 million smartphones during this weekend's in-store rollout, but Bernstein Research's Toni Sacconaghi thinks the company will fall short of that…
  • iOS 8: Taking Full Advantage of Interactive Notifications

    18 September 2014, 10:04 am by: Michael Johnston

    One of iOS 8's most talked about features is Interactive Notifications. Now when a notification banner or alert appears, a response can be sent off without leaving the current app or unlocking the device. This works right out of the box with Messages and soon…
  • Apple TV Gets Beats Channel, Family Sharing

    18 September 2014, 9:22 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple released an update for the second and third generation Apple TV on Wednesday with a new Beats Music channel and support for iOS 8's Family Sharing feature. The update also replaced some icons with versions that better match the flat style introduced in…
  • iOS 8: See What’s Eating Your Battery

    18 September 2014, 8:42 am by: Melissa Holt

    For today's article, Melissa Holt will cover the new iOS 8 feature that'll interpret how your battery is being used to help you address any potential problems. Why, your fancy device will now even make suggestions about what you can do to improve battery life!…
  • Apple Releases Mavericks OS X 10.9.5 with Improvements to VPN and SMB Servers

    17 September 2014, 8:10 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple released OS X 10.9.5 on Wednesday. Though coming on the same day as iOS 8, Apple's patch notes don't mention iOS 8 compatibility. Instead, Apple said the update includes improvements to VPN connections, SMB server access, and Safari 7.0.6.
  • Apple Updates iTunes TOC with iOS 8 Family Sharing and App Bundle Pricing

    17 September 2014, 7:57 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple updated on Wednesday the Terms and Conditions users must agree to use the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, and other iTunes services. The company added new terms that cover Family Sharing, a feature in iOS 8 that makes it easier for a family to share…
  • ACM 272: iPhone 6, iOS 8, and Tim Cook

    17 September 2014, 7:08 pm by: Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet

    iPhone 6 preorders went off with a few hitches, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss the process and why they picked what they picked. iOS 8 was released on Wednesday, too, and they talk about what is and isn't in the new mobile OS. Apple CEO Tim Cook also…
  • iOS OTA update too big? Use iTunes

    17 September 2014, 5:10 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Having trouble deciding what to remove from your device so the over-the-air upgrade to iOS 8 has enough space? Kelly explains a better way to upgrade.

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