Last Chance to Register for MacBook Air Giveaway

3 hours, 55 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance to Register for MacBook Air Giveaway

Today is the last day for you to register for the 11-inch MacBook Air giveaway we have with Stack Social. I love being able to promote this for our readers, because, you know, it's a frakking MacBook Air giveaway. All you have to do is sign up to receive TMO Deal emails, and boom, you're registered for the giveaway. Registration ends tomorrow (September 23rd, 2014), so if you want in, do it now.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-22

6 hours, 39 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales hit record numbers for Apple over the weekend. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone 6 launch, share some of their first impressions on Apple's latest iPhone models, look at some of their favorite features, and talk about the fix to get AT&T's MicroCell to see your new iPhone.

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

10 hours, 9 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

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 Networks, and Ruckus Wireless infringed on wireless communication patents it holds, but the court ultimately ruled those patents were invalid.

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Sometimes the whole patent troll scheme just doesn't pay off.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Launch Weekend Sales Hit 10 Million

11 hours, 20 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

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 available.

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It seems Apple can't make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as fast as it can sell them. The company has also managed to beat its opening weekend sales every year since the original iPhone was launched.

MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More

11:42 AM EDT, Sep. 21st, 2014 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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. Then it's on to a slew of your questions, including revisiting the age old question of Drobo or Synology (hint: there's no hard and fast answer here!) plus resolving John's own tech issue! Download and enjoy.

Fun Rant about Those Who Claim Apple is the Copier

7:27 PM EDT, Sep. 20th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

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 titled, "Anyone saying Apple copied Samsung/Google with a big screen phone is a $%&# idiot," which cuts to the chase. It's also invective-filled and spewy, but it's a solid assessment of the mental gyrations necessary to come to such a conclusion. TCI takes aim at Android fans, Apple haters, Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. Department of Justice, tech journalists, Wall Street, and Jim Cramer, and that's just for starters. Hopefully this isn't a one-off. Enjoy.

iOS 8 App Store Bundles Explained

7:51 PM EDT, Sep. 19th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle

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

7:23 PM EDT, Sep. 19th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Tim Cook

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 interviewed at the event, which takes place from October 27-29 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA.

Learn Apple’s New Swift Programming Language for $19

5:42 PM EDT, Sep. 19th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Learn Apple's New Swift Programming Language for $19

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, Characters and Collection, understand how to evolve from Objective C, how the control flow in Swift works, and how to work with Xcode’s new .playground file. The regular price on this training package is $99.