Apple: iPad is a Vagina-free Zone

1:52 PM EDT, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Buy an iPad from Apple's online store and you can get it engraved with "penis," but "vagina" is right out. Sex-positive blogger Justyn Hintze found that out when she tried to have a poem engraved on her new iPad that included the V word only to be told that's unacceptable.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-14

1:10 PM EDT, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple hasn't announced new iPhone models yet, and already there's talk of a potential product launch delay. Today Adam Christianson and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what a staggered iPhone launch could mean for Apple and customers. They also offer up their take on Apple's policy blocking certain female sexual terms from iPad engraving and whether or not that's a sexist move on the company's part.

PSA: No Device Is Worth Your Life, not Even an iPod

10:47 AM EDT, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

A woman attempting to retrieve her lost iPod from the NYC Subway tracks was hit and killed over the weekend.

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Please don't endanger your life for a device. It's spendy to replace lost tech, but it's impossible to replace you.

Analyst: No 5.5-inch iPhone Until 2015

9:51 AM EDT, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're planning on picking up a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this fall, you may be in for a wait. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the rumored big screen iPhone is coming, but most likely won't show up on store shelves this year because Apple can't get parts in the quantities it needs.

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Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction fits with idea that Apple will roll out a single new iPhone model this fall, and it'll sport a 4.7-inch display.

Court Rules Apple isn’t Infringing on Emblaze Streaming Media Patent

9:03 AM EDT, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

The jury in a Federal Court case has ruled Apple didn't infringe on a live streaming media patent owned by Emblaze. The company accused Apple of forcing developers to use QuickTime's streaming media tools, and that it held the patent on that technology.

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Emblaze tried to make its own smartphone and failed. It tried to sue Apple for patent infringement and failed. That's one company with some seriously bad luck.

MGG 510: Talking To Your Technology While You Travel

12:02 PM EDT, Jul. 13th, 2014 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's summertime (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) and that means lots of travel. It also means some really interesting travel-related technology problems to solve. Listen to John and Dave as they did into solving issues with streaming movies from your house to your favorite travel destination... or to a mobile destination if that's your preferred way to roll. Dave digs in a bit to the specific USB speeds of Thunderbolt docks, and the boys discuss their favorite battery charging strategies. Plus some bonuses and tangents, because they know you love those!

Apple Launches Swift Developer Blog, Its First-Ever Blog

8:16 PM EDT, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Swift

Apple is changing, and those changes are for the better. On Friday, the company launched Swift Blog, its first ever official Apple blog on the company's website. The blog is part of Apple's Developer connection, and it's stated purpose is to be a direct conduit to developers.

Apple Signs on to White House Program for Paying Suppliers Faster

7:03 PM EDT, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Power

The White House announced on Friday that Apple, Cocacola, IBM, CVS, FedEx, Honda, and Walgreens, and 19 other large companies have signed on to participate in SupplierPay. The voluntary program is designed to get large companies to pay the small companies in their supply chain more swiftly in order to boost cash flow and increase investment in small businesses.