3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

8:45 AM EST, Nov. 12th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The subject of today's Quick Tip, 1Password, is by far Melissa Holt's favorite third-party program. Here she'll walk us through three of her favorite tricks for using it. Did you know that you can add a one-click, autofill-your-login-immediately bookmark into your browser with 1Password? Or that there's a keyboard shortcut that means "fill my login in on this page"? Well, now you do, so for all the details, come on in.

Apple Could Turn to Alibaba for Apple Pay in China

8:49 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple in China

An Alibaba executive claimed on Tuesday that his company was in discussions with Apple about cooperating on a mobile payment solution for the Chinese market. Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai said in an interview that the two companies were talking without claiming they were close to a deal.

Drone Video Shows Progress at Apple’s Spaceship HQ

8:00 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Construction of Apple's so-called Spaceship HP—or Apple Campus 2.0, as Apple calls it—is really progressing. New drone footage posted to YouTube in the form of a trailer with a dramatic soundtrack, shows just how far the massive building has come. The foundation of the outer ring have been laid, and structural walls abound. Check it out.

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Cult Comedy Classics: 4 Movies for $29.99

7:40 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Cult Comedy Classics: 4 Movies for $29.99

We're trying something new for today's daily deal, a bundle of four movies for $29.99. Our friends at Stack Social put together a deal with NBC Universal for Knocked Up, Get Him to the Greek, Neighbors, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Those are all great movies (IMO), and our deal is through Flixster, one of Ultraviolet's services, and that's part of what makes this an experiment for us: it's a great deal, but we don't know if you're interested in a service like Ultraviolet, so let's find out! With this deal, you get HD versions of the movies (no special features), and you can download them or stream them. Flixster works on Macs, PCs, iPhone, iPads, and iPod touches, as well as some high end Android devices. There are also flixster apps on Roku, some TVs, and some Blu-ray players.

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Lost Text Messages

4:34 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Judge Lucy Koh, the same Judge overseeing Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent infringement legal fight, gave the green light to a lawsuit over text messages that never made it to smartphone owners who switched away from the iPhone. The lawsuit alleges Apple should have told customers text messages wouldn't be delivered if they dumped their iPhone for an Android-based smartphone.

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People are willing to file lawsuits over most anything, including lost text messages. Maybe lawsuits over OS X Yosemite being too flat will be next. That said, if the bug that blocked texts from current iPhone owners to former iPhone owners does cross California's unfair competition laws, then Apple needs to be held accountable, regardless of how ridiculous the case seems.

Firefox Continues its Privacy Crusade, Adds Forget Button

3:45 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Editorial

Firefox 33.1 Forget Button

Mozilla's Firefox browser has been on a very explicit crusade for user privacy for a long time. On November 10th, Mozilla punctuated that commitment by releasing Firefox 33.1 with, notably, a privacy tour and a Forget Button.  John Martellaro, a big fan of Firefox, explains how he feels about it.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-11

1:16 PM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Net Neutrality became an even hotter topic yesterday, and there's a new security threat targeting the iPhone. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about President Obama's stance on Net Neutrality, plus they take a look at Masque Attack and what it means for iPhone and iPad users.

The Oatmeal Explains Net Neutrality

11:49 AM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

President Obama made a strong statement in favor of Net Neutrality yesterday, and Senator Ted Cruz called out the push for regulation as "Obamacare for the Internet." Seems the Senator needs some schooling on what a free and open Internet really is, and why it's so important. The Oatmeal offers up one of the best explanations supporting Net Neutrality I've seen, and it's totally worth checking out. Thank you, The Oatmeal.

OS X Yosemite: Viewing All Images in a Conversation

11:00 AM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

Apple's Messages app in OS X Yosemite borrowed a little from its iPhone and iPad cousins, so now you can do more in your conversations, like view all of the images and attachments you sent and received in a chat. Read on to see where Messages tucks away that view, and more.

Masque Attack: Why Your iPhone is Probably Safe

10:00 AM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Masque Attack sounds like an ominous threat to the iPhone and iPad because it lets attackers replace legit apps with their own malicious versions. Getting those on your iOS device, however, involves some trickery and interaction on your part. The security flaw is serious, but it isn't likely to hit you.

Full Video of Tim Cook Q&A at WSJD Live Conference

2:25 AM EST, Nov. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

The Wall Street Journal made the full video (embedded below) of Apple CEO Tim Cook's question and answer session at October's WSJD Live conference. During the Q&A, Mr. Cook talked about Apple TV, the importance of the Mac to Apple, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay, too. Mr. Cook is always a fascinating interview, so check it out.