BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff

7 hours, 59 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · News

Incentive

BuzzFeed is doing well these days. The company raked in more than US$100 million in revenue during 2014, a figure surely worthy of a couple of list-style titles. That's a lot of money, and the company has more than 700 employees making it happen.

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Apple Watch is going to take doubters by surprise. There is an interesting vibe growing about this device. It's going to become ever more interesting.

The SKEYE Nano Drone Quadcopter: $34.99

8 hours, 46 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The SKEYE Nano Drone Quadcopter: $34.99

Check out the SKEYE Nano Drone, a quadcopter drone that measures just 4 centimeters on a side. That's small enough to land on your thumb. It has three flight modes, one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, ‘expert’ mode for seasoned flight veterans. The company that makes it says it will fly outdoors, but I personally imagine it's far better suited for indoor flight because of its size. At $34.99 through our deal (regularly $60), it's an expensive way to find out how much fun flying a quadcopter is. There's a video of the device in action on the deal listing. It's also priced for Xmas, so giddy up.

Best Buy Black Friday Deals Available This Minute

4:34 PM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Black Friday is creeping up on you whether you like it or not. In fact, it's crept all the way into Tuesday for Best Buy, which is offering early access to Black Friday deals on its site. These are online only, but you can use free in-store pickup to get your hands on them if you want. Should avoiding the store entirely be more appealing, you get free shipping once you hit $35. So if you have a Mophie Juice Pack Air/Powerstation Duo ($40 off) or GoPro Hero 3+ ($185 off the bundle) on your gift list, now's your chance to save a foray into the madness and just buy one now. Well. You have until 11:59pm Central Time tonight, so if you want to pick up The Lego Movie on Blu-Ray, now's your $3.99 chance to do so.

OS X Yosemite: How to Reset Your Administrator Password

3:45 PM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · John Martellaro · How-To

Yosemite; Reset the Admin Password

In the early years of OS X, the Mac operating system was sold on a DVD. If a user forgot the administrator password, perhaps the simplest way (of several) would be to use that disc to set a new administrator password and regain control of the Mac. Nowadays, there is no install disc provided with OS X, and so an alternative method is necessary. John Martellaro explores just a few.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-25

1:10 PM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

With the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday only days away, Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about where to find the best deals on iPads. They also take a look at Time's 2014 Gadgets of the Year list, which includes three Apple devices — one of which isn't even shipping yet.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham gets Black Friday Launch

11:56 AM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Considering black seems to be Batman's favorite color, it's only fitting LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham launches on the Mac on Black Friday, November 28. The game sends Batman and his super hero friends on an adventure throughout the universe to stop Brainiac from shrinking Earth. Players can choose from over 150 different DC characters as they work through puzzles, fight super villains, and ultimately stop Brainiac's evil plans. You can jump into the new Batman LEGO adventure for US$29.99 through Apple's Mac App Store this Friday, and Dark Knight, Man of Steel, and Batman 75th Anniversary packs will be available as add-ons, too. LEGO Batman is always awesome. Now you know exactly how you'll be spending your Thanksgiving weekend.

Susquehanna Raises AAPL Target to $135 on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

10:21 AM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Chris Caso raised his 12 month target price for Apple's stock from US$120 up to $135 on Tuesday in response to continued high demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to his research, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is so high that Apple simply can't make phones as fast as consumers buy them.

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Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hasn't dropped off since their introduction in September, and we're just now entering into the busiest shopping season for the year. Apple's real problem this holiday season won't be selling iPhones, it'll be making enough to meet demand.

Apple Highlights Continuity, Gaming in New iPhone 6 Ads

9:14 AM EST, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple released two new iPhone 6 commercials Monday evening featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The ads highlight Continuity's ability to send and place phone calls through the iPhone via an iPad or Mac, and collaborative gaming, too.

TMO Giveaway for Arcsoft Simplicam Winner

10:39 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Contest

Simplicam

Earlier today we chose a winner for our giveaway for an Arcsoft Simplicam—Arcsoft is a sponsor of The Mac Observer, so please check them out. TMO member Chantallation was randomly selected from the comments in the announcement, having squeaked in just under the entry deadline. Congratulations to her for entering, and thanks to everyone who registered!

Black Friday 2014: 4 Best iPad Deals

7:07 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Ch-Ching!

Considering an iPad as a Christmas gift? Kelly is on the case, and found the best (confirmed) deals on new iPads, as well as when you need to show up to get in on the insanity action.