MGG 573: I Yell At Sites That Use Flash

9 hours, 5 minutes ago · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Clicking and Clacking is what your two Mac Geeks do when they're not answering questions. Or maybe that's how they answer your questions. Regardless, this is what they do and today is no different. Sharing your El Capitan and iOS 9 tips and questions, this week's episode is sure to inform and entertain!

Apple Music - Guided Tour: Connect (Video)

6:17 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Connect is one of the coolest features of Apple Music to me. It allows artists to upload exclusive content for their fans—remixes, outtakes, videos, photos, and other posts—a direct connection between both sides. Apple posted a guided tour video for this element of Apple Music this week called Apple Music - Guided Tour: Connect. If you aren't familiar with Connect, or if you have questions about it, check out this video.

Last Chance for Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $24.99

5:22 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

Ever lose a Lightning cable to a pet or some other other mishap? Check out our deal on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable. This beast is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel, and it packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors. It also has one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place, and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Pretty cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99, but the deal expires in two days.

Tim Cook: The NSA Won’t Be Asking for Backdoors (Anymore)

5:18 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't think we will hear the U.S. National Security Agency asking for a back door into our iPhones, at least not any more. In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered on Thursday, Mr. Cook implied that even the FBI is coming around on the need for end-user encryption.

OS X Security is a Lot Better Than You Thought

4:30 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Pondering OS X Security

Just about every week we see articles rolled out about how a security researcher has found a scary security flaw in OS X. It makes for great headlines, but how are the every day Mac users actually affected by these headlines, and how should they react? John Martellaro offers a calming counter perspective.

Apple Watch Coming to Target October 18

1:57 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch coming to a Target store near you

Target is joining the list of Apple Watch retailers with a limited selection in its retail stores, and more options online. A few stores will start selling Apple's smartwatch this week, online sales will start October 18th, and watches should be in all of the company's stores by October 25th.

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Adding Target to the Apple Watch reseller list gives Apple 1,799 more locations where shoppers can get one on their wrist. Apple must have some serious production action going on.

The Complete Guide to an OS X Clean Install of El Capitan

1:20 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · John Martellaro · How-To

El Capitan Clean Install Process

Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, "over the top," seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a "Clean Install." This sets up the Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored. John Martellaro, after a brief introduction, lists the steps for a Clean Install.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-02: Amazon Blocks Apple TV, iFixit Tears One Down

1:16 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Amazon doesn't want you to buy an Apple TV, and iFixit wants you to know what's inside before the new model ships. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon blocking Apple TV and Google Chromecast sales because they don't include Prime Video support, and on iFixit posting a tear down of the unreleased next generation Apple TV.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Turning Off Individual Live Photos

9:02 AM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to send stills from Live Photo pics

One of the new features of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is the so-called Live Photos functionality; this'll take your still images and turn them into little video-like snapshots of the moments in your life. However, there's a big caveat: When you share a pic with someone through Messages, those Live Photos are sent as, well, Live Photos, which may be a problem if you just forgot the feature was turned on! We'll go over what to do in this Quick Tip.

ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger: $22.95

5:51 PM EDT, Oct. 1st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger

Check out the ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger, a car charger with two USB ports. But it also has a built in Lightning cable you can plug directly into your device. Through our deal you can get it for more than a third off at $22.95.

James Bell, Former Boeing CFO, Joins Apple Board of Directors

11:17 AM EDT, Oct. 1st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

James Bell joins Apple's board of directors

Former Boing CFO James Bell has joined Apple's board of directors, filling the vacancy left by Mickey Drexler earlier this year. Mr. Bell worked for Boeing for 38 years, and at one point served as interim CEO.

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Apple's board is complete again, and now with a little more diversity. Welcome to Tim Cook's Apple.

iFixit’s Apple TV Tear Down Screwed Developers

9:35 AM EDT, Oct. 1st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

iFixit screwed developers with its early Apple TV tear down

Apple rarely gives developers early access to unreleased products, and iFixit may have ruined that for everyone. iFixit is known for their detailed tear downs for new devices, and the company found itself on Apple's bad side after taking apart an early access Apple TV developer kit and posting what's inside on its website.

ACM 326: iPhone Sizes, Content Blockers, Streaming Music Cut

10:30 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin and Adam Christianson · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits—with all of you as witness—to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!

TwistedWave Audio Editor: $15

5:15 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

TwistedWave Audio Editor on MacBook

We have a deal on an audio recorder and editor for your Mac called TwistedWave. You might remember Mark Greentree's review of the iOS version for TMO in 2012 where it got 4 stars. TwistedWave supports a huge amount of file formats, including WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP2, MP3, Mpeg4/AAC, ALAC, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis, WavPack, Wave64, AU, SD2, and WMA. it can detect silence, supports batch processing of multiple files, change pitch, multichannel editing, has mastering features, and much more. It's priced at $80, but you can get it for $15 through our deal.

Apple Unleashes OS X El Capitan: What to Do Now

1:50 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2015 · John Martellaro · News

El Capitan is out-how to be ready

Apple has unleashed its next version of OS X for the Macintosh, named El Capitan. In this release, Apple has officially focused on the user experience and performance, but this new version will have traditional attention to stability and security. Here's a rundown of how to to be properly ready before you pull the trigger.