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  • Pokémon GO: How to Turn off AR

    20m By Jeff Gamet
    It’s really cool seeing a Charmander, Flareon, or Pikachu right in front of you when you’re playing Pokémon GO. The augmented reality, or AR, that lets you see a Pokémon on the sidewalk in front of you is pretty fun, but turning it off can save a little…
  • iPhone 7 Reportedly Launching on Sept 16

    1h By Jeff Gamet
    Apple’s still unannounced iPhone 7 will reportedly be announced a little earlier than usual this year and hit store shelves on Friday, September 16th. Word of the release date comes via Venture Beat’s Evan Blass, who has a track record for predicting…
  • MGG 615: John and Dave Trade Places

    Sun 10:29pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips: All those little things you know that you don’t think about? Other people know and don’t think about them, too… so we think about them and share them, enhancing everyone’s knowledge! Then it’s on to some questions, with a surprising…
  • FBI Looks for Touch ID Workaround by 3D Printing Fingers

    Fri 9:58pm By Bryan Chaffin
    The FBI has a new trick up its sleeve for getting into locked iPhones. The agency hired Anil Jain, a professor at Michigan State University, to 3D print the fingers of a murder victim. The idea is to use the 3D prints to unlock the device. Should it work, it…
  • Apple Has Olympic Limited Edition Apple Watch Bands in Brazil, But We Found Alternatives

    Fri 7:47pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple is offering limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics, but you can only get them at the Apple Store VillageMall in Barra da Tijuca. That’s in Brazil. GQ reported that Apple has Apple Watch bands commemorating 14 “major competitor”…
  • Pokémon GO Already the Most Downloaded iPhone App Ever

    Fri 6:33pm By Jeff Gamet
    Pokémon GO launched in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand only a couple weeks ago and it’s already the most download title on Apple’s App Store ever. More countries have been getting in on the game since then, and with Japan launching Pokémon GO today…
  • Apple to Announce Earnings July 26th

    Fri 6:24pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple announced Friday that it will hold its quarterly call with analysts on Tuesday, July 26th. Investors will be keenly watching results and guidance looking for signs in renewed growth for Apple. In the March quarter, Apple reported year-over-year…
  • Urge Basics 4-Port USB-C Car Charger: $19.99

    Fri 6:13pm By Bryan Chaffin
    If you share your car with other people, you’ll want to check out today’s deal for the Urge Basics 4-Port USB-C Car Charger. It plugs into your car’s AC outlet (or cigarette lighter), and features two 2.4A USB ports, one 3A USB port, and one USB-C…
  • Just Breathe. Apple’s watchOS 3 beta Will Show You The Way.

    Fri 5:22pm By Dave Hamilton
    I’m someone who runs at a pretty fast clip. When the Apple Watch first came out and everyone was touting its health benefits, I didn’t think that a device on my wrist was going to help remind me to walk, stand or exercise more. Apple’s new Breathe…
  • After Initial Euphoria, Then Letdown, iPad is Poised for Glory

    Fri 4:39pm By John Martellaro
    The iPad launched with great enthusiasm, and just about everyone had to have one. It was boldly declared to be the harbinger of the Post-PC era. But then it faltered. Now, Apple is positioning the iPad to take up its long-intended role as the PC replacement.…
  • iStumbler on Sale for $10

    Fri 3:38pm By Jeff Gamet
    iStumbler is a great WiFi network monitoring and troubleshooting utility for the Mac. You can use it to see what networks are nearby, track which channels and frequencies each network uses, view encryption status, and even get the coordinates for nearby base…
  • iPhone 7 will be Waterproof, Include Lightning Headphone Dongle

    Fri 2:23pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple’s iPhone 7, expected to ship this fall, will include “professional class waterproofing” and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. That’s according to Deutsche Bank analysts following Apple’s production closely.…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-22: Unlocking iPhones with 3D Printed Fingers, Uber-waterproof iPhone…

    Fri 1:21pm By Jeff Gamet
    Scientists are working with the FBI to 3D print fingers so they can unlock smartphones. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the potential privacy and security issues related to 3D printing copies of our fingers. They share their…
  • New Security Threat Targets OS X, iOS through Graphics

    Fri 10:45am By Jeff Gamet
    There’s a new security threat for OS X and iOS that could let attackers remotely control your device or install malware by sending you an image file. The threat is fairly serious, although so far it’s still just a proof of concept, and Apple patched the…
  • Apple Reportedly Shifting Car Plans to 2021

    Thu 6:31pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Apple has reportedly shifted its target date for Apple Car back to 2021, one year later than earlier leaks suggested.   Waiting another year sucks, but it won’t affect Apple Car’s eventual success.…
  • Polymail for iOS and OS X Drops Invitation Requirement

    Thu 5:58pm By Jeff Gamet
    Want to try out Polymail on the Mac or your iPhone? That’s no problem now that it doesn’t require an invitation to download. Polymail is an alternative email app for iOS and OS X that lets you track email messages and receive notifications when they’ve…
  • Satechi’s Excellent 60 Watt Charging Station: 2 USB-C and 4 USB-A Ports

    Thu 5:42pm By John Martellaro
    Satechi has introduced the “60W 6-Port Multi-Port USB Desktop Charging Station.” It’s a pure charging hub that intelligently partitions up to 60 watts of power to four USB-A ports and two USB-C ports. Notable features include a great exterior design, a…
  • Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Pro Lil Wayne On-Ear Headphones: $239.99

    Thu 5:25pm By Bryan Chaffin
    We have a solid deal for those who like their tunes bass-heavy, Beats Pro Lil Wayne On-Ear Headphones from Apple’s Beats by Dre. Made of steel and aluminum, these headphones feature thick padded cups for your ears. Our deal offers a significant discount…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-21: Apple Car Delays, Listener Feedback

    Thu 1:32pm By Jeff Gamet
    A new report says Apple’s car won’t ship until 2021, but is that a problem? Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to weigh in with their opinions, plus they respond to listener comments from yesterday’s show where we discussed black box…
  • Withings Thermo Digital Thermometer gets FDA Greenlight

    Thu 11:44am By Jeff Gamet
    The Withings Thermo is a really cool digital thermometer we first saw at CES earlier this year, and now it’s available because it finally passed the FDA approval process. It senses your temperature without touching your skin, displays its readings instantly,…
  • No, Apple didn’t Buy Music Provider Omnifone

    Thu 11:02am By Jeff Gamet
    Earlier this month a report said online music provider Omnifone was being purchased by an unnamed U.S. company for US$10 million. Now a new report is out saying that company was Apple, but it’s very likely that’s not really the case.…
  • Vaja Offers 20% Off Sitewide on iPhone, iPad, MacBook Cases

    Wed 7:51pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Vaja is offering a 20% sitewide discount on its leather cases for iPhones, iPads, and even a few Android devices. I don’t often mention things like sales, but I am a huge fan of Vaja cases. My first Vaja case was for the last Motorola RAZR I owned before I…
  • ACM 369: BlackBerry Doofus, Black Box Regulation, Twitter Harrassment

    Wed 6:32pm By Bryan Chaffin
    BlackBerry CEO John Chen had some seemingly irrational things to say about Apple’s stance on encryption, and Bryan and Jeff break it down. They also take a deeper look into black boxes and self-driving cars with a focus on regulating these devices and…
  • Plex on Sonos – Two Great Platforms Now Work Together

    Wed 4:07pm By Dave Hamilton
    Plex today announced the public availability of Plex Music on Sonos. It still officially bears the “beta” label, but it works just fine in our quick tests. Now you can access your Plex Music Library from any Sonos device, and that includes remote access.…
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs. iPad Air 2

    Wed 3:48pm By Bob LeVitus
    Dr. Mac’s has been running an iPad Pro 9.7-inch and an iPad Air 2 side-by-side for the past month. Wanna know which one he’d buy? The post iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs. iPad Air 2 appeared first on The Mac Observer.
  • If a Black Box in Apple’s Autonomous Cars Recorded Everything, Would You Care?

    Wed 3:40pm By John Martellaro
    One of the most important issues with the autonomous driving cars of the future is the partitioning of liability. To that end, new legislation proposed in Germany would require a data recorder to log when the car is under autonomous or driver control to aid in…
  • Screens 3 for Mac VNC: $12.99

    Wed 3:34pm By Bryan Chaffin
    Check out Screens 3, a virtual network client (VNC) that allows you to login to and control a Mac, Windows or Linux box from your Mac. There’s some of that built into OS X, but Screens 3 adds support for Windows and Linux devices. It also allows you to…
  • WebP Comes to iOS 10, macOS Sierra Betas: What You Need to Know

    Wed 3:24pm By Jeff Gamet
    Apple added support for Google’s WebP image format to Safari in the beta versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, which could make websites load faster. “Could,” in this case, assumes Apple keeps WebP support in the shipping versions of its operating…
  • How to Apply for Twitter Account Verification

    Wed 2:15pm By Dave Hamilton
    Previously only available by private invitation, Twitter now allows users to apply for account verification. Note that you still need to be noteworthy or otherwise provide a compelling reason for Twitter to approve your verification, but at least now you…
  • TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-20: Autonomous Car Black Boxes, WebP in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

    Wed 2:04pm By Jeff Gamet
    Germany wants black box recorders in autonomous cars. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Germany’s plans and what that means for anyone considering buying a self driving car. They also explain WebP, Google’s image format Apple is…