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Carl Icahn Steps Up Pressure on Apple and Tim Cook to Buy Back More Shares

8:41 PM, May. 18th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

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Activist investor Carl Icahn stepped up his pressure on Apple and company CEO Tim Cook to increase share buybacks. In an open letter designed as much to influence investors as Apple's management, Mr. Icahn made the argument that Apple's stock is worth US$240 share today based on his believe that Apple will dominate the television market in 2016 and the automobile industry by 2020. Bryan Chaffin walks you through the pretinents.

Appeals Court Agrees that Samsung Copied Apple

6:24 PM, May. 18th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that Samsung did indeed copy Apple. In a 34-page ruling, the court upheld most Apple's landmark victory over Samsung in 2012, but threw out damages relating to trade dress. In other words, Apple's innovations in the area of user interface remain protected in this ruling, but the overall look of Apple's hardware was not.

Lifetime Subscription 1TB Dripbit Online Backup: $54.99

3:33 PM, May. 18th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Lifetime Subscription 1TB Dripbit Online Backup: $54.99

Check out our deal on a lifetime 1TB subscription to Dripbit Online Backup. It's a $480 value priced at $54.99 through our deal. With Dripbit, you can access your files through a browser, and the service uses military-grade AWS 256 encryption. You can stream music and movies straight from the service, too. Check out the deal listing for additional details.

How to Use Apple’s Return Policy to Steal Money…and Get Caught

8:19 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

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Apple has a very generous return and repair policy on its devices. It turns out it's so generous it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to exploit it to make some illicit profit. Take the story of one Edward Hornsey, an enterprising young man of 24 years. He figured out how to make more than US$42,000, but he didn't figure out how to do it without getting caught.

‘Train Simple’ Adobe Photoshop Bundle: $55

3:09 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a bundle of training courses for you today that focuses entirely on Photoshop. Selections, Camera RAW, PSD to HTML, Color Management, Portrait Retouching, Working with Type, and using Photoshop for the Web. It's a $702 value, but through our deal you can get it for just $55. Check out the deal page for more information.

Apple Says HomeKit Accessories Coming in June

5:59 PM, May. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

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Apple said on Thursday to expect the first HomeKit automation accessories in June. Responding to a Fortune report that HomeKit was delayed as Apple worked on stabilizing the platform, Apple said in a statement that the first HomeKit products will be released "next month."

Gate Wants to Make Your Mailbox Smart

4:13 PM, May. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

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SAN FRANCISCO - Zikgo Labs showed off Gate at Pepcom's MobileFocus event Wednesday night, a device the company is funding through Kickstarter. Gate is an interesting addition to the Internet of Things in that it makes your mailbox smart. Using a sensor and a base station, Gate can alert you when your mailbox is opened, removing the uncertainty of knowing when your mail has been delivered.