Analysts: Nobody Knows How Many Apple Watches Apple Sold

10:31 AM EDT, Jul. 20th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple isn't saying how many Apple Watches have been sold

How many Apple Watches were sold during Apple's third fiscal quarter? That depends on which analyst you ask: it could be as low as 2.85 million, or as high as 5.7 million. They're all hoping to have a better idea just how many Apple Watches made it onto consumer's wrists, but unless Apple decides to specifically state how many were sold—which most likely won't happen—those analysts will have to try to extrapolate an answer based on the company's other numbers.

Apple Highlights App Store Size in New iPhone Ad

9:16 AM EDT, Jul. 20th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has turned to the App Store for its latest "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" commercial. The ad tells viewers the iPhone has over 1.5 million of best apps available that can turn your smartphone "into just about anything." Back in the days of the PC wars Mac owners said, "It isn't the quantity of apps, it's the quality that matters" like a litany, so it is a little ironic to see Apple touting just how big the App Store is.

Jeb Bush Courts Apple Fans in Political Ad

9:21 PM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Former Florida Governor and U.S. President Candidate Jeb Bush (Republican) staked out his technology bona fides in a political spot posted to YouTube Friday. In the spot titled Silicon Valley Favorites, Mr. Bush chooses iPhone over BlackBerry, MacBook Pro (laptop) over iPad (as a stand-in for all tablets), and even Apple Watch over Apple Pie. While the ad is likely intended to enhance Mr. Bush's credibility as a tech-savvy politician, most of his choices are Apple-specific—it almost feels like Mr. Bush is courting Apple fans. Of course, Mr. Bush has been public before about his preference for Apple products. With Apple such a large part of contemporary culture—and with the company serving as the paragon for a successful and profitable U.S. company—it seems safe to expect appearances in Apple products in more campaign ads as the race trundles into overdrive.

How to Outsmart Browser Scareware on in OS X and iOS

6:40 PM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · How-To

Your web browser has popped up a dialog telling you that it's all kinds of infected with viruses and malware and you have huge security risks. Just call this number and pay a small fee and you'll be back on your feet. Kelly calls shenanigans and helps you escape the popup cycle.

Free: Time Doctor 1-Year Subscription

6:09 PM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Time Doctor on Macbook

Ever wonder how you use your computer? What apps you use the most? How much time you spend in them? Check out Time Doctor, a service that tracks which apps you're using, offers popups reminding you to get back to work if you've been surfing, and integrates with Asana and Basecamp. Our deal on this is pretty killer, because you get a one year subscription for free. Check out the deal page for details.

Internet TV gets a Tentative Thumbs Up in New Court Ruling

4:43 PM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Federal ruling says Internet companies can get content licenses from broadcasters for television content

Internet-based television streaming scored a potentially big win this week when Federal District Court Judge George W. Wu ruled broadcasters may not be able to refuse content licenses to FilmOn. The company has been fighting a lawsuit over claims it shouldn't be allowed to rebroadcast copyrighted content over the Internet. If the ruling stands, this could open the door for other companies—potentially including Apple—to sidestep the traditional broadcast model to bring us TV shows outside of the confines of the big names like Comcast and Dish.

Important New Features Make OS X El Capitan Not Just a Tune-up

4:00 PM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

OS X El Capitan under the hood

OS X Yosemite has been a bit of a problem for some users, especially with networking, and so the WWDC announcement of El Capitan was greeted with enthusiasm. Apple's stated focus was on the experience and performance, but, in time, we've learned that important changes under the hood will also contribute to security and better networking. Here's a look at how El Capitan is going to affect you for the better.

Apple IIgs System 6.0.2 Update Rolls Out After 22 Years - No Kidding

10:10 AM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Only 22 years after its last update Apple IIgs System 6.0.1 is getting a new update. The version 6.0.2 update added support for Apple's Ethernet for Appletalk card, fixed an HFS bug that could lead to file corruption, fixed PASCL.FST and DOS33.FST bugs, addressed bugs in TextEdit, Font Manager, and Window Manager, and the list goes on. What makes this so cool is that it's Apple IIgs fans who created the update. The IIgs was a great cross-over machine in its time because it also supported Apple IIe software and offered multimedia support you couldn't find on other computers. Thanks to A.P.P.L.E, you can break out your dusty old IIgs and give it a spiffy OS update. It's a free download at the A.P.P.L.E. website.

OS X Pages: Using Sections to Delete Document Pages

8:57 AM EDT, Jul. 17th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you've ever tried to delete a single page within a Pages document, you may have been confused to find that you couldn't do so without removing additional pages (or maybe your whole document!). In this Quick Tip, we'll go over why this is happening and what you can do to get those stubborn pages out of there.

Apple and Samsung Cooperating with Carrier Trade Group on Electronic SIM

7:52 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple and Samsung Sitting at Negotiation Table

Both Apple and Samsung are in "advanced talks" with Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) to participate in a standardized embeddable electronic SIM card, according to The Financial Times. If the initiative comes to market, it would make switching one's smartphone between carriers as easy as toggling onscreen controls. 

Play Music Through Your iOS Device While Keeping It Charged with iRig PowerBridge

6:27 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

IK Multimedia shipped another clever gadget Thursday, the iRig PowerBridge. This device allows "continuous charging while also passing along audio and MIDI information between the digital iRig accessory and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch." In other words, you can keep your iOS device charged while playing music with the company's iRig product line. The device has a low-noise power conditioner built into it, as well as several connection options. There are also versions for both Lightning and 30-Pin Dock iOS device models.

71% off Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Curve Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

4:30 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Cool Stuff Found

Cambridge SoundWorks is known for its high-quality audio gear and this this nifty little wireless speaker is no exception. But you won't have to pay the list price of US$69.99, nor even the usual selling price of $59.99...for a limited time you can pick up one of these little gems from Amazon for a mere $19.99, saving yourself over 70 percent! No telling how long this deal will last, so act now to avoid disappointment and snag the color you prefer (there are currently 5 colors available). 

Apple’s ‘Berlin’ and ‘Beijing’ Commercials Promote Apple Watch as Tourist Tool

3:25 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has taken a new tack in marketing Apple Watch with a pair of commercials called Apple Watch - Berlin and Apple Watch - Beijing posted to YouTube on Thursday. The Berlin spot shows a couple of Chinese tourists making the most of Berlin, including getting translations, finding a clinic, getting karaoke lyrics, and more. John Martellaro recently discussed the lack of marketing for this device, and showcasing the device's usability outside of a fitness device seems like a great idea. 

Conversely, the Beijing spot showcases two German tourists in China using Apple Watch for currency conversions, finding each other, sending messages to one another (I love the "SOS" moment), and more. 

Pay What You Want: Web Hacker Bundle

3:09 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Web Hacker Bundle

We have another developer deal for you, the Web Hacker Bundle. Better yet, it's one of Stack Social's Pay What You Want deals! Pay anything, and you get Learn Docker from Scratch and Learn Apache Cassandra from Scratch. If you beat the average price, which is just $6.25 as of this writing, you'll get five more tutorial courses covering Django, Python, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MySQL, JQuery, and more. 10 percent of your purchase price will be donated to Creative Commons, a great project. And if you make the Top Ten at any point, you get five entries into the Samsung 50-Inch 4K TV & Media Device Giveaway.  So...get to it!

Joy and Sadness: Disney’s Inside Out on Your iPhone and iPad

1:53 PM EDT, Jul. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Disney's Inside Out game on the iPhone

Disney and Pixar's new movie Inside Out is more than an animated feature about a pre-teen girl experiencing the excitement, fear, and sadness of moving away to a new city. It's also a powerful message about how important our emotions are, and that we can find our way back from sadness and depression with the right help. It's also a flat-out fun movie, so TMO found what you'll want on your iPhone or iPad after your kids see the film.