VPN Unlimited Premium Plan: 3 Years Of Hacker Protection and More for $19

3 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

VPN Unlimited Premium Plan: 3 Years Of Hacker Protection & More for $19

Need access to otherwise restricted web content? Don’t trust your WiFi connection? Need to ensure online security? You want to consider a virtual private network (VPN), and boom! We just happen to have a deal for three years of VPN Unlimited's Premium Plan for $19. With this package, your Internet data is encrypted between the VPN and you, greatly limiting your exposure to hackers, and for those who live in countries that block access, it can be the only way to get to some sites. There's a lot more information on our deal site.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-22

3 hours, 3 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

NPR's Serial podcast has become so big that Saturday Night Live recently made their own parody version. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the show and how podcasting has become a part of mainstream life.The also look at how Apple Watch has stolen the wearables market for the holiday buying season even though it won't hit store shelves for months.

Freezing Rain Encases Slovenian Mountain in Ice [PHOTOS]

4 hours, 35 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Marko Korošec is a weather chaser and photographer, and he grabbed some amazing photos in Slovenia after an freezing ice fog storm event. Dashburst has the photos laid out all nice and pretty, and they're stunning. Apparently Mr. Korošec climbed Mount Javornik and Mount Nanos after three days of freezing fog and rain—as one does—and captured nature at her most artistic. Check it out.

Apple Pay goes to Disney World for Christmas

5 hours, 40 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Merry Christmas, Apple Pay, you're going to Disney World. The world-destination theme park plans to start accepting Apple's mobile payment platform on December 24, just in time for the holiday.

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Disney promised to launch Apple Pay support before Christmas. Looks like they're keeping that promise even if it is within only a few hours of the holiday.

SNL Takes on Serial with a Holiday Flair

6 hours, 28 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Serial is the season's stand out podcast, which makes it a prime target for Saturday Night Live. The weekly sketch comedy show did Serial justice with a brilliant take that has Sarah Koenig investigating an elf named Chris who breaks into people's homes to leave presents for children. It's almost as if you're watching an actual episode of Serial. Pure holiday magic.

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Apple Rolls Out OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Public Beta

7 hours, 7 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Mac owners who just can't wait to get their hands on the latest updates for Yosemite can try out OS X 10.10.2 public beta. The latest public beta release rolled out over the weekend and is available to anyone who signed up to get at the releases.

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Public betas will give you an early look at what's coming next for OS X, but don't install the beta operating systems on mission critical Macs. There is a possibility you could lose data if something goes wrong.

Rumor Claims 12-inch MacBook Air Production Coming in Early 2015

8 hours, 11 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

The long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will finally start production in early 2015—or so claims the latest rumor. That news comes from Digitimes, which has a dubious record with its laptop predictions, but will no doubt have many hopeful shoppers holding their breath waiting for a summer launch.

MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!

8:14 PM EST, Dec. 21st, 2014 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and removing) any adware, and an unpublished solution to Yosemite's incrementing hostname issue. All this and more. Download today and enjoy!