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.

The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera: $74.99

6:36 PM EST, Nov. 10th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera: $74.99

If you follow our daily deals, you may have gotten the impression that I love RC drones. It's because I do. They're fun. And today, we have a deal on the Micro Drone 2.0, a tony drone equipped with a camera that you can get for just $74.99 (it's usually $139.99). According to the manufacturer, you can throw it into the air like a frisbee, upside down or any angle, and its new self-righting algorithm and sensors will immediately stabilize it back to its horizontal flying position. Why would you do such a thing? Because you can. Duh. There's a video on the deal site. Check it out.

How to Instantly Share Mac Screenshots Using Dropbox

6:31 PM EST, Nov. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · How-To

Dropbox

Kelly went to MacTech Conference last week and got to ask a lot of people about the cool tips and tricks they use in their daily workflow. Today's comes from Nathan Toups, CTO of KEY, and it deals with how to let Dropbox handle your screenshots for even faster sharing.

Obama Calls for Net Neutrality, GOP Attacks Plan as ‘Obamacare for Internet’

5:20 PM EST, Nov. 10th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

Net Neutrality?

President Barack Obama issued a call on Monday for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality." In a multipart plan, President Obama proposed that the FCC reclassify broadband providers as public utilities, and laid out four specific provisions to protect the Internet from deep-pocketed interests. The radical wing of the GOP, including Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), immediately launched a counter offensive calling the president's proposal "Obamacare for the Internet."

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-10

1:32 PM EST, Nov. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Kelly is back from MacTech Conference 2014 and John has a broken iPad screen. The two join Jeff Gamet to talk about MacTech Conference and the trend towards smaller events in the conference world, plus John shares how he dealt with a cracked iPad screen without breaking the bank.