U.S. Appeals Court Rules Microsoft Must Turn Over Email Hosted in Ireland

2 hours, 27 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · News

Tech vs. ?

An appeals court ruled on Friday that Microsoft must turn over email sought in a U.S. warrant, even though the customer's email is being hosted on servers in Ireland, not the U.S. Microsoft argued the US warrant has no jurisdiction in Ireland, but the court disagreed.

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This is a big deal. It must be to put Verizon and AT&T on the same side as Microsoft and Apple.

T-Mobile Q2 Earnings Suggest Uncarrier Model Works

3 hours, 43 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · News

T-Mobile Uncarrier Model

T-Mobile has announced earnings for the second quarter of 2014, and those earnings are promising, with over seven billion dollars in revenue. This was also the fifth consecutive quarter T-Mobile added over one million new customers.

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With numbers like these, it's hard to figure out how Sprint thinks they can buy out T-Mobile.

The Productive Design Mac Bundle: $39.99

6 hours, 18 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Productive Design Mac Bundle: $39

Check out the Productive Design Mac Bundle, a collection of 6 apps and a sub-bundle of subscription services for $39.99. The apps include Ember, Pixa, Poser 10, Anime Studio Pro 10, Art Text 2, and TotalFinder. You also get the Design Hacker Bundle, a collection of service subscriptions that include access to design templates, testing, graphics, Web hosting, and design. There are details on the apps and services on the deal listing. Combined they would add up to $943 retail, making the $39.99 deal price a huge bargain.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-31

10 hours, 16 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Russia says it thinks Apple and SAP are using their software to spy, so it wants both companies to hand over their code. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the motives behind Russia's demands and look at what could happen if both companies refuse to comply. They also jump into the middle of Amazon's latest posturing in its ongoing book pricing fight with Hachette.

Russia to Apple: All Your Code Are Belong to Us

11:18 AM EDT, Jul. 31st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Russia doesn't trust the United States government or Apple, so it is asking for source code from the Mac, iPhone and iPad maker to look for clues showing the devices are being used to spy on its citizens and government officials. The country also wants source code from SAP citing privacy concerns.

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Targeting Apple and SAP with the code request makes sense considering both are high profile companies that are unlikely to cooperate. That may be exactly what Russian officials are hoping for, or they may simply be posturing by naming popular and well known companies.

Shazam Song Recognition Comes to the Mac

10:15 AM EDT, Jul. 31st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

The iPhone music identification app Shazam is getting a little less mobile, but in a good way. A new version for OS X was released on Thursday that offers the same discovery features as its iPhone counterpart, but designed to live in your Mac's menu bar.

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Not having to scramble for your iPhone in a coffee shop to Shazam a song that's playing sounds pretty cool.

Get Ready for 1Password Everywhere in iOS 8

9:06 AM EDT, Jul. 31st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

AgileBits, the maker of the popular password management app 1Password, is ready to move beyond auto-filling website logins only in their own iPhone and iPad app and plans to bring that functionality to any app that taps into its API in iOS 8. With 1Password support built into other apps, users will be able to enter their user names and passwords with Touch ID, and AgileBits has a video showing just how seamless the process can be.

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One touch login via Touch ID and 1Password is a perfect example of why Apple needed to open up iOS more. Features like this will make the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch so much easier to use.

ACM 265: Ford goes iPhone and Facebook’s App Breakup

11:45 PM EDT, Jul. 30th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Ford is giving BlackBerry a big kick in the pants by dumping the company's smartphones in favor of Apple's iPhone. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say on what that means for both Apple and BlackBerry, plus they rant on Facebook and the decision to force private messages into a separate iPhone app, and they go with a listener request and look at the magic PC market numbers Gartner and IDC spew.

Brett Domino Explains Pop Music’s Formula

8:25 PM EDT, Jul. 30th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought there had to be a formula behind pop music? Well Brett Domino found one, and has broken it down on YouTube for everyone to see. Not only can you enjoy the results of his formula in the initial video, but once you have mastered his original techniques, you can level up with the advanced techniques. It took until very nearly August, but I think we have the song of the summer in Pinocchio from the advanced class.

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New iPhones: Now With Less Sapphire

7:03 PM EDT, Jul. 30th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Sapphire glass covers on the new iPhone models are less likely all the time. According to a report from LED Inside, supply chain analysts state orders should have been placed in large numbers by now, and thus far those orders do not exist.