The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course: $89

3:54 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course: $89

We have a new developer training bundle for you today, the Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course. This is a $998 package of developer training courses you can get for $89. It has some 350 videos and 36 hours of content. In addition to teaching you what's new in iOS 8 and Xcode 6, you'll also learn Swift, Apple's new programming language. No programming experience is necessary. As a bonus, this deal also includes the Complete iOS 7 Course.

Does Size Matter: My Weekend with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

3:28 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Last Friday I got an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus for review; by mid-afternoon I had both fully charged, synced, and ready to rock. Sure I felt dorky with an iPhone in each hand all weekend, but it was worth it, gentle reader, to bring you this early hands-on report. But even more importantly, it was worth it to help me solve a first-world problem: Which iPhone 6 should I buy?

Apple: Only Nine People Have Complained about Bent iPhones

2:56 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

#Bendgate

Apple said on Thursday that only nine customers have complained about bent iPhone 6 or 6 Plus devices, and that "With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare." The company has gone on its equivalent of a full-court press, offering the statement to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Re/code, and other mainstream outlets at once.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-25

1:44 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

There's a new security threat in town going by the name Shellshock, and it has the potential to cause some big headaches for Unix and Linux-based systems, including Mac OS X. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive into how Shellshock works, what it can potentially do, and how it impacts Mac users on personal and public networks.

Apple: iOS 8.0.1 Fix Coming in the Next Few Days

11:30 AM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Following Wednesday's release and subsequent retraction of iOS 8.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has said that an iOS 8.0.2 is coming "in the next few days." The 8.0.1 update added Health app support, but also killed cell service and Touch ID support on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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It's good to see Apple addressing the call-free iPhone problem from the iOS 8.0.1 updater, although it would've been better if the problem hadn't been there at all.

Shellshock Flaw Poses Big Security Threat for Mac, other Unix Systems

9:06 AM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Move over, Heartbleed, because here comes Shellshock. This security threat has the potential to be even bigger than Heartbleed because of the way it lets attackers remotely access victims computers through the Bash command line shell for Unix and Linux, plus it potentially affects Mac OS X and the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Beware Fake Adverts Saying You Can Charge Your iPhone in a Microwave

6:49 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Hoax

There is a fake advert going around telling people they can recharge their iPhone in a microwave. Don't do it—it will destroy your phone. The ads are malicious fakes designed to look like Apple advertising, complete with an Apple copyright as shown below, but it's a pack of lies designed to take advantage of folks who aren't tech savvy.

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I haven't been this angry in a long time. The cynical and depraved depths to which a human must sink in order to eke pleasure from a prank like this is astounding. This was a vile and disgusting thing to do, and those responsible should examine their life choices and values.

Pocket-Sized Karma Go LTE Hotspot: Exclusive Pre-Order for $99

6:00 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Pocket-Sized Karma Go LTE Hotspot: Exclusive Pre-Order for $99

We have an exclusive offer through our friends at Stack Social on the Karma Go LTE hotspot. It will retail for $149, but with our deal, you can preorder it for $99. The Karma Go LTE hotspot is a compact device that taps into a nationwide LTE network and broadcasts a Wi-Fi connection for all your devices. In other words, you get a mobile Internet connection that you control wherever you go. You have five days to preorder through our deal.

OtterBox Defender Case for iPhone 6 Plays Great Defense

5:45 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2014 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

There are occasions when you must have an iPhone with you, readily available, but the environment is rugged. Examples are construction, airline and military operations. In those cases, one may prefer to have the ultimate in iPhone protection: ports covered, display protected, and a multi-layer, cushioned shells. This case fills the bill.

iOS 8.0.1 Update Includes Bug Fixes, Kills Service

1:42 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Apple released iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, a week after the initial iOS 8 release. Reports are flooding in about the update causing Touch ID and cellular connectivity to stop working altogether, so it may be best to hold off on this update at least in the short term.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-24

1:28 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Turns out you can bend the iPhone 6 Plus if you try, but is that as big a deal as people are making out? Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what's up with iPhone 6 bendability and iPhone durability, discuss Apple's purchase of the digital magazine design and publishing platform Prss, and go old school with some Wild Wild West talk.