TwistedWave Audio Recorder and Editor for Mac: $20

3 hours, 48 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

TwistedWave for Mac

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, and includes multichannel editing, as well as mastering features. It's priced at $59, but through our deal you can get it for $20.

Apple’s Yosemite Beta: Don’t Use TRIM with SSD

4 hours, 42 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · News

SSD

For those who are succeeding where others have failed at getting their hands on the public beta of Yosemite, make sure you disable TRIM before installing on a 3rd party solid state drives (SSDs). Users are reporting that having TRIM controls enabled will resort in your Mac not booting up.

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If this post doesn't make sense, maybe hold off on installing the beta for now.

Apple’s Yosemite Beta Site Conks Out Over Heavy Demand

5 hours, 47 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're planning on downloading Apple's just released public beta of OS X Yosemite, think again. The public beta site crashed thanks to heavy traffic only hours after the beta was released and eventually Apple replaced the error users saw with its familiar "We'll be back" image.

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It's as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-24

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

Daily Observations Podcast

Word on the street says Apple is teaming up with Visa and other transaction processing companies to turn the iPhone 6 into your new digital wallet. Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont look at the prospect of using our iPhones as credit cards, and they talk about Apple's just released public beta of OS X Yosemite, too.

Sweet Design: the CODE Donut Bluetooth Speaker

6 hours, 44 minutes ago · Nancy Gravley · Quick Look Review

CODE donut speaker review

Taotronics CODE Donut Bluetooth 3.0 portable battery powered speaker should be a hit with teens and tweens because it is colorful, unique, and has satisfactory sound with good bass. It includes a microphone, and it allows the user to take phone calls when paired with an iPhone.

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta

7 hours, 54 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

As promised, Apple released a public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday. The beta gives Mac users the opportunity to participate in the testing process, and get a taste of what's in store, before the new operating system officially ships this fall.

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Getting early access to OS X Yosemite will be great, but don't forget it's beta software. Things will be broken and features will be missing. Don't expect it to perform like a final shipping product.

Apple, Visa Deal Could Make iPhone 6 Your Next Wallet

8 hours, 50 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is reportedly working on a deal with Visa to have everything in place to make the iPhone 6 your new digital wallet this fall. The agreement would let iPhone owners pay for products and services just as they would with their credit card, but from their smartphone instead.

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A standardized system for using our iPhones just like our credit cards? Yes, please.

Canaccord: Get Ready for Big iPhone 6 Sales

10 hours, 4 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

iPhone 5S sales may not be as strong as most analysts would like, but that's nothing to worry about, according to Canaccord Genuity's Michael Walkley, because the iPhone 6 is coming and everybody wants one.

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Analysts are putting a lot of faith in the next iPhone, and that makes sense considering sales jump up when new models are introduced. 

Swatch: We Aren’t Making Apple’s iWatch

11 hours, 32 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Insider sources are claiming the fashion watch maker Swatch has teamed up with Apple to help the iPhone and iPad maker bring the rumored iWatch to market. Swatch, however, says that's not true and that the closest it has come to working with any smartphone maker was as an integrated circuit provider.

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Apple is most likely working alone on its wearable hardware, just as it has done for its computers, media players, smartphones, and tablets.

ACM 264: Diving Deep into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

7:35 PM EDT, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Podcast

There's a lot happening with Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited ebook service, so Jeff and Bryan invited Dave Hamilton on to go even deeper into the discussion they started on TMO's Daily Observations podscast last week. The result is a serious look at the changes the book industry is facing, and how that impacts publishers, retailers, authors, and readers.

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Patent for Wearable Mobile Electronic Device (Plus Wristband)

6:10 PM EDT, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont & Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

High Time for iTime

Apple was granted a patent on a smart watch dubbed "iTime" on Tuesday. The patent describes a wristband with embedded electronics that can be accessed by "a mobile electronic device." It describes several implementations, including versions where the mobile electronic device can be removed from the wristband.

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Well, we've seen the requisite number of iPhone 6 mockups so it's time to get back to the Thing Apple Is Totally Gonna Make To Put On Your Wrist rumors.