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How to Restore Missing iPhoto Image Thumbnails

11:01 AM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

Using iPhoto to manage the photos from your iPhone, iPad, and digital camera is fine unless the thumbnails showing you previews of your snapshots disappear. Keeping track of your pics when you can't actually see them isn't very productive, but there is a fix for that. Read on to learn how to resurrect your missing iPhoto image thumbnails.

Apple Blocks Flash on the Mac Following Major Security Exploit

7:52 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple has updated its Flash Player blacklist again, this time blocking versions lower than 16.0.0.296 and 13.0.0.264. The move follows a zero-day exploit currently targeting Windows PCs that could also potentially go after Macs, too.

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If you don't need Flash Player on your Mac, don't install it. Flash is an ongoing security headache that doesn't seem to be improving despite Adobe's constant updates.

Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

5:11 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-27: Samsung Copies Apple Pay, Google’s Dropcam Plans

1:44 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Samsung is flexing its innovation muscles again, this time going after Apple Pay with Samsung Pay. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's innovation track record, and whether or not they think Samsung Pay will be able to compete with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. They also talk about Google's decision to end support for the Dropcam Echo, and Kelly sings happy birthday to the iPad.

Apple TV gets More Athletic with 120 Sports Channel

11:07 AM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple pushed out another sports-related channel to Apple TV owners on Tuesday, this time in the form of 120 Sports. The channel offers content online and through iOS apps, along with its Apple TV channel, and promises to provide content in new ways sports fans haven't experienced before.

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More sports on Apple TV means fewer people will feel tied to their cable TV subscription. That said, there's still a long way to go before Apple TV poses a serious threat to Comcast and Time Warner.

Samsung to Take On Apple Pay with Cleverly Named Samsung Pay

9:47 AM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Samsung put on its innovation cap and came up with a plan to take on Apple's Apple Pay mobile payment platform with its own Samsung Pay. The creatively named service will reportedly debut during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the beginning of March.

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What are the odds Samsung will say Samsung Pay came to them while looking at a bowl of water, and that they aren't copying Apple at all?

TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans

1:35 PM, Jan. 26th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple has already hired several people from the fashion industry, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's most recent hire, Burberry's Chester Chipperfield, and they take a look at how the company blocked Google from including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6 smartphone.