Apple’s World Gallery Highlights iPhone 6 Photographs

9 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple doesn't attend things like CES or this week's Mobile World Congress, at least not in an official capacity, but the company has a knack for sucking the wind of their PR sails. On Monday, Apple launched the iPhone 6 World Gallery, a collection of beautiful photographs all taken with the iPhone 6. The beautiful shot below was taken by Renee M. using Camera, Instagram, and Flickr apps. There are dozens more in the World Gallery, and they're worth your time.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4: $99.99

3 hours, 25 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4: $99.99

We have a great deal on Dragon Dictate 4 for the Mac from Nuance. these are the people Apple relies on for speech recognition in Siri—they're the best in the world at this stuff. Dragon Dictate 4 for the Mac retails for $200, but with our deal you can get it for half that, $99.99.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta goes Public with Photos App

7 hours, 48 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Developers have been able to try out the beta version of OS X 10.10.3, and as of Monday the public can, too. Mac users who signed up to participate in the public beta program can download the latest prerelease build of the upcoming Mac OS update, and it includes a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app Photos, too.

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Don't forget beta means "not ready to ship," so there may be bugs and other surprises that cause app crashes and data loss. If you're planning on playing with the beta consider installing in on a Mac that isn't critical for your daily work.

Morgan Stanley Says AAPL’s Market will Grow to $3.4 Trillion

11 hours, 57 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's US$800 billion market could grow to $3.4 trillion in the next five years, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, because every aspect of the iPhone and iPad maker's business is poised to expand even more. That growth will come because Apple is poised to be a bigger part of our daily lives with Apple Watch, Apple Car, and Apple TV.

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Here's the translation: If Apple makes it the money will come, no matter what the product may be.

Apple Adds Cars to its Business in Switzerland

10:11 AM EST, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple hasn't made an official statement about whether or not it's designing a car, but a recent change to its corporate documents in Switzerland makes it clear the company has its eye on the automotive market. The document change says vehicles are part of its business operations, which all but screams "We're making a car."

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Apple is always on the hunt for the next market to disrupt, and its updated corporate description in Switzerland backs up our report that the company really is working on a car. Automotive industry, you've been put on notice.

Apple Builds Mystery Room for Apple Watch Media Event

9:12 AM EST, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is building a mystery room off the side of the Yerba Buena Events Center in San Francisco ahead of its March 9 "Spring forward" media event. Apple did the same when it first showed off the Apple Watch last September, which means the room is most likely a demonstration area for the company's new smartwatch again.

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If Apple is setting up a demonstration area, it's a safe be Apple Watch is finally ready for proper hands-on time instead of the tightly controlled demos we had last September when the smartwatch was still in development.

Last Chance: Pay What You Want for the Learn to Design Bundle

7:32 PM EST, Feb. 27th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance: Pay What You Want: Learn To Design Bundle

This your last chance to pay what you want for the Learn to Design Bundle, a collection of tutorials that will teach you design skills. You'll also learn how to use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, how to design flat, responsive websites, and more. If you pay the minimum, you get Creative Web Design Course and Responsive Web Design Course. But if you beat the average price ($8.62 as of this writing), you get six more courses. And 10 percent of your purchase price goes to Creative Commons. That's a sweet deal. Get it while you can before it expires.

What to Expect During Apple’s March 9 Media Event

4:30 PM EST, Feb. 27th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Two of the best minds that follow Apple got together and worked out what we can expect to see during Apple's March 9 media event. Jeff Gamet and Kelly Guimont (with some inspiration from Chris Breen), take their best shot at predicting what else we might see besides a major Apple Watch palooza.

Ericsson Sues Apple after Failing to Reach Patent License Agreement

11:20 AM EST, Feb. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Ericsson has decided to give up on its efforts to renew patent licensing agreements over technology used in the iPhone and iPad and instead is taking its case to federal court. The two companies had been negotiating terms to renew a 2008 licensing agreement that expired last month, but so far haven't been able to find terms agreeable to both.

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Like I've said before, even when companies try to negotiate patent licensing terms they just can't seem to stay out of court.