TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-23

2 hours, 22 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Sources out of China say Apple has a new iPad Air model coming in October, but no new iPad mini until next year. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss why they think we'll see new iPad Air and iPad mini models in time for the holiday buying season, and they take a look at iOS 8 adoption rate one week after its release.

iOS 8 Adoption at 46%, or Maybe 35%

6 hours, 32 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's iOS 8 has reached a 46 percent adoption rate only six days after it was released, according to the company's developer site data. Tracking services Appsee and Mixpanel, however, are showing a lower adoption percentage at around 35 percent, which still accounts for a substantial number of iPhones and iPads upgrading in just a week.

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iOS 8 is trailing a little behind iOS 7's first week adoption rate, and that may be because some features are waiting on OS X Yosemite's release for the Mac. We could see a jump in updates once Yosemite is available.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Changing the Display Zoom

7 hours, 52 minutes ago · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to discuss changing the "Display Zoom" options on the new iPhone models, including why you may not see your Home screen's orientation change on your 6 Plus or why you might be missing the extra keyboard functionality you were expecting. We'll help you learn it all!

Apple Posts iPhone 6 Commercials with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

11:34 PM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has posted two new commercials to YouTube for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starring Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop superstar Justin Timberlake. The first is called Huge, which focuses on the large screens on both devices. The second is called Cameras and talks about the new lenses, slow-motion videos, time-lapse videos, and image stabilization. Here are both commercials, in full.

Huge:

Cameras:

Google’s Eric Schmidt Said ALEC Lying about Climate Change

9:10 PM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Eric Schmidt

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said publicly on Monday that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was "literally lying" about climate change. In an interview on NPR, Mr. Schmidt said that his company's former association with ALEC was a "mistake," and that the lobbying group's stance on climate change was "making the world a much worse place."

Last Chance to Register for MacBook Air Giveaway

4:19 PM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance to Register for MacBook Air Giveaway

Today is the last day for you to register for the 11-inch MacBook Air giveaway we have with Stack Social. I love being able to promote this for our readers, because, you know, it's a frakking MacBook Air giveaway. All you have to do is sign up to receive TMO Deal emails, and boom, you're registered for the giveaway. Registration ends tomorrow (September 23rd, 2014), so if you want in, do it now.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-22

1:35 PM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales hit record numbers for Apple over the weekend. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone 6 launch, share some of their first impressions on Apple's latest iPhone models, look at some of their favorite features, and talk about the fix to get AT&T's MicroCell to see your new iPhone.

Linex Technologies Ordered Apple’s Legal Fees in Patent Infringement Case

10:05 AM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Patent holding company Linex Technologies has been ordered to pay Apple and several other companies US$18.6 million to cover legal expenses in lawsuits it filed in a failed patent infringement fight. The company claimed that Apple, HP, Aruba Networks, Meru Networks, and Ruckus Wireless infringed on wireless communication patents it holds, but the court ultimately ruled those patents were invalid.

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Sometimes the whole patent troll scheme just doesn't pay off.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Launch Weekend Sales Hit 10 Million

8:54 AM EDT, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Launch weekend sales for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the 10 million mark, coming in above last year's iPhone 5s launch at 9 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook said this year's launch numbers would've been even higher if more inventory had been available.

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It seems Apple can't make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as fast as it can sell them. The company has also managed to beat its opening weekend sales every year since the original iPhone was launched.

MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More

11:42 AM EDT, Sep. 21st, 2014 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's been iPhone week. It's been server migration week. It's been tech week (in more ways than one!), and your two geeks are here, ready to roll and with a very special guest, no less! FIrst they'll talk through some of their favorite iOS 8 tips and tricks. Then it's on to a slew of your questions, including revisiting the age old question of Drobo or Synology (hint: there's no hard and fast answer here!) plus resolving John's own tech issue! Download and enjoy.