TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-10

1:20 PM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple seems to be moving away from its "i" prefix for new products, and that may be a sign that CEO Tim Cook is putting his own mark on the company. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on why the i-name scheme is fading away, and they take a look at why Apple Pay doesn't pose the same potential security risks as iCloud.

Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Drive Record Sales

11:32 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Get ready for record breaking iPhone 6 sales. That's what Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is expecting in part because he thinks many iPhone owners skipped the iPhone 5 and 5S cycle in anticipation of this year's models.

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Expecting high iPhone 6 sales seems like an easy bet considering how much interest there was going into yesterday's media event. We'll probably see tight inventory for the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but hopefully the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be easier to get ahold of.

Apple Launches New iCloud Pricing with 1TB Storage Option

10:23 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple announced new iCloud storage pricing was coming during its WWDC keynote presentation earlier this year, and for the first time we get to see just how much the company thinks a terabyte of online storage is worth. Users who need a full TB of iCloud storage will be paying US$19.99 a month, or twice what Dropbox users pay for the same amount.

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It's good to see iCloud get 500GB and 1TB storage options. Whether or not Apple's users see those as reasonably priced options remains to be seen considering Dropbox's 1TB option costs half as much.

Apple Releases iTunes 11.4 with iOS 8 Support

9:12 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple released iTunes 11.4 for the Mac and Windows on Tuesday with support for next week's release of iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update will let users sync movies, music, and other content with devices running iOS 8.

Safari for the Mac: Finding the Wallpaper File

8:45 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

When you choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" in Safari, where does that file live? How do you get to the image on your Mac if you can't find it again on the Web? We're here to tell you how and to answer all of your questions. Well, not ALL of them. No, we don't know what the meaning of life is.

Apple Paying U2 and Universal Lump Sum for Free ‘Songs of Innocence’

8:41 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Songs of Innocence

Apple paid Irish veteran U2 an undisclosed lump sum for the privilege of giving away the band's new album, Songs of Innocence. U2 and its frontman, Bono, joined Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage during the "Wish We Could Tell You More" media event on Tuesday, where they announced that iTunes account holders can get the album for free.

Apple Posts iPhone 6 Video Narrated by Jony Ive

8:04 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has posted a 6 minute and 23 second video introducing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that is partially narrated by Sir Jony Ive, Apple's king of design. This is the informational type of video that Apple shows at its media events, like today's event at the Flint Center in Cupertino. It covers all the new features in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as Apple's design philosophy on the device.

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How To Download That Free U2 Album

7:36 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

Apple announced (among other things) Tuesday that the latest album from U2 would be available on iTunes exclusively until October 13, and that it was free to all iTunes customers. Kelly explains how to get the new album from iTunes on a computer or a mobile device.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-09

4:10 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple's big media event just wrapped up and there was plenty to see. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their first impressions on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, U2's album launch, and more.

U2’s New Album Debuts on iTunes Store as Free Download

2:59 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

U2 fans that also happen to be iTunes Store customers got a special treat at the end of Apple's special media event on Tuesday when the band closed out the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch introduction, and then announced that its new album will be available exclusively through iTunes as a free download. The album will be available exclusively through the iTunes Store through October 13.