Black Friday 2014: 4 Best iPad Deals

7:07 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Ch-Ching!

Considering an iPad as a Christmas gift? Kelly is on the case, and found the best (confirmed) deals on new iPads, as well as when you need to show up to get in on the insanity action.

Square Wants to Bring Apple Pay to Small Businesses

6:20 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Square

Square wants to support Apple Pay, a move that would allow even small businesses to accept Apple's new payment solution. Calling using Apple Pay "a great experience," Square founder Jack Dorsey said his company is focused on allowing merchants to accept as many payment options as possible.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-24

2:33 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Analysts estimates for Apple Watch sales are across the board, and John Martellaro thinks they're all off base. John and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about analyst numbers, what value they hold, whether or not the general public and investors should pay attention, and what the media does with those figures.

FCC Chairman on Net Neutrality Rules: We’re Going to get Sued

11:24 AM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with its plans to strictly regulate Internet traffic so that Net Neutrality isn't lost, but the agency isn't moving quickly to make that happen. Chairman Tom Wheeler said the FCC is moving slowly and deliberately to craft its new plan because no matter what happens, he expects the lawsuits are coming.

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It's good that the FCC is planning now for the inevitable legal fights over Net Neutrality. Hopefully the final outcome is a system that favors the free flow of information and not just the corporate desires of the Internet Service Providers.

Apple Launches Apps for (RED) Campaign for World AIDS Day

9:12 AM EST, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple launched a World AIDS Day campaign on Monday as part of the (RED) project that includes apps with exclusive content. The iPhone and iPad maker will also donate a portion of its Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1) global sales to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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It's great that Apple is doing its part for Global Fund to fight AIDS funding, and it's really cool to see app developers throwing in their support, too.

Apple Makes ‘Things for iPad’ Free for a Week

6:57 PM EST, Nov. 21st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple made Things for iPad from Culture Code free for a week starting now. Things is a task manager/todo organizer, and it's become quite popular since we gave it an Editors' Choice Award in 2009. Things for iPad 2.5 was recently released and brought a ton of new features. Apple liked it enough to make it the free app of the week, so grab it while you can. It's normally priced at $19.99.

Judge Approves Apple iBooks $450 Million Antitrust Settlement

6:47 PM EST, Nov. 21st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Justice?

Judge Denise Cote gave final approval to a settlement between Apple and class-action plaintiffs over antitrust claims regarding iBooks. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple will pay the class $400 million in damages for price fixing in the ebook market, while lawyers get $50 million.

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And meanwhile, the company that actually has more than 60 percent market share of the online retail book market and ebook market rolls on. Nice work, DoJ/Judge Cote.