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.

Apple’s Live Streaming Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

1:12 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right. And Twitter is in full meltdown over it.

Ruminations on Apple’s Media Event: It’s Not an ‘iWatch’

12:50 PM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Chuck La Tournous · Analysis

The iPod wasn't just another MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't just another smartphone and the iPad wasn't a tablet computer. So then, the 'iWatch' won't be yet another a smart watch -- even if it wraps around your wrist and tells you the time. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous throws in his two cents about today's Apple announcement just in time for you to tell him just how wrong he was.

Court Denies Retrial in Second Apple v Samsung Patent Case

10:37 AM EDT, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's motion for for judgement as a matter of law or a retrial in its second patent infringement case against Samsung was denied on Monday. The iPhone and iPad maker had hoped to find a way to get a ruling more in its favor in the case, but it appears the U.S. Federal Court wasn't swayed by the company's arguments.

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Apple's series of wins in its ongoing patent infringement fight with Samsung have all been slowly eroding away. Samsung's drag-it-out strategy seems to be paying off because the longer the legal fight continues the less Apple looks like a winner.

TMO Live Coverage: Apple’s Sept 9 Media Event

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

Apple's September 9 media event is only hours away and The Mac Observer is on location to bring you the latest news and announcements. The company is expected to show off the iPhone 6 as well as the iWatch, and may very well have more surprises in store, too.