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Uniloc Hits Apple’s Messages with Patent Lawsuit

10:05 AM, Jun. 16th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

Uniloc says Apple's iMessage technology infringes on its patents

Apple's iMessage got attention beyond just the company's annual Worldwide Developer Conference this week because Uniloc file a patent lawsuit alleging the platform infringes on four of its VoIP-related patents. The case was filed in Eastern Texas District Court, which seems appropriate since the court is a favorite for patent trolls.

macOS Sierra Closes Flash’s Coffin Lid, Keeps Safari Plug-in Disabled

6:03 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

Adobe's Flash is dead and blocked in macOS Sierra

As if we don't already have a long enough list of reasons why Flash shouldn't be installed on our Macs, Apple is giving us yet another with the introduction of macOS Sierra: Flash in Safari will be disabled by default. That means the decreasing number of Websites relying on Flash, like the BBC, will finally realize we aren't living in 2002 any more.

Prizmo OCR Scanning for the Mac: $29.99

4:20 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

If you're looking for scanning and OCR software on the cheap for your Mac, The Mac Observer has you covered. Our deal today gets you 59 percent off Prizmo 3 from Creaceed. It's regularly $75, but you can pick it up for only $29.99. Head on over to our daily deals and check it out!

TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-15: Deleting Stock iOS 10 Apps, Net Neutrality’s Win

1:28 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

iOS 10 will let you delete pre-installed apps like Weather, Stocks, and Mail, but that may not be quite as awesome as it sounds. Adam Christianson from the Maccast, John Martellaro, and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what really happens when you delete the pre-installed apps from your iPhone or iPad, plus they share their thoughts on the US Court of Appeals upholding the FCC's Net Neutrality rules. Bonus: Jeff hears phantom audio. Aliens? NSA?

US Appeals Court Says Yes to Net Neutrality

10:37 AM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

Court upholds FCC Net Neutrality rules

Net Neutrality got a big thumbs up this week when a Federal Appeals Court judge panel ruled in favor of the FCC treating internet services as utilities. The ruling means the FCC has the authority to block Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and other broadband providers from selectively throttling content that passes through their networks.

How to Join Apple’s iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Public Beta Program

10:50 AM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · How-To

Signing up for Apple's iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas is easy

If you love rushing in where angels fear to tread, or just want to start playing with iOS 10 and macOS Sierra before they're officially available this fall, it's time to sign up for Apple's public beta program. You'll get access to pre-release versions come July, but keep in mind "beta" means "not ready for daily use on mission-critical devices."

macOS Sierra Drops Support for Several Mac Models

10:31 AM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

macOS Sierra adds lots of new features, but drops support for several Mac models

Apple unveiled macOS Sierra during the keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, and for the past few years new versions haven't left any Macs behind. That changes with the operating system formerly known and OS X, so read on to see if your Mac is up to snuff.

Does Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch Support iOS 10?

10:05 AM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is dropping some devices for iOS 10 compatibility

Apple loaded up the feature list for iOS 10 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Despite all the cool new stuff we'll be able to do with our iPhone and iPads, the list of compatible devices is still surprisingly long. If you aren't sure if your iOS gear can handle the new version, The Mac Observer has you covered with our definitive list of compatible devices.