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Apple Makes Big Moves Towards Environmental Protection in China

9:23 AM, May. 11th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is partnering with World Wildlife Fund to increase the number of responsibly managed forests in China. The team up is part of Apple's new push for increased renewable energy and environmental protection in China.

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Manufactured goods, including the tech gear we love, has an impact on our environment. It's good to see Apple taking a leadership role in reducing the damage that has on our planet, and hopefully Apple's actions will push more companies to do the same.

Apple Watch Nails Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy

10:24 AM, May. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Just how accurate is the Apple Watch heart rate monitor? Surprisingly accurate. In fact, it's pretty much in line with the Mio Alpha, which is considered to be as accurate as traditional chest strap heart rate monitors.

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Apple Watch heart rate tracking as accurate as the Mio Alpha? That's some really impressive.

Ericsson Extends Apple Patent Fight to Europe

9:34 AM, May. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Ericsson's wireless patent licensing lawsuit against Apple has now grown from just a fight in the United States to include The U.K., Germany, and Netherlands. Apple was licensing Ericsson's patents at one point, but the two companies failed to find agreeable terms for renewal when their original deal expired.

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Apple isn't claiming Ericsson's patents aren't valid, but instead is saying the licensing fees the company wants are unreasonable. This is a fight over how much Apple will have to pay.

Apple Hypes iPad with New “Change Everything” Campaign

10:44 AM, May. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's latest iPad marketing campaign, "Change Everything," is live and highlights how it can play a role in your personal and business life. The campaign shows iPads enhancing family life, education, and business, and also highlights apps to help you do more with your tablet.

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Apple routinely changes up its iPad marketing campaign as it works to boost sales. Considering the company reported lower iPad figures during its Q2 earnings report, the "Change Everything" campaign is right on schedule.

OpenTV Hits Apple with Streaming Video Patent Lawsuit

9:49 AM, May. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

OpenTV has filed a lawsuit claiming Apple is infringing on five of its streaming video-related patents. The company's U.S. District Court filing said several Apple products, including iTunes, infringe on its patents.

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Assuming Apple's streaming video technology really does infringe on OpenTV's patents, this is one case where settling out of court is probably a pretty smart idea.

How to Organize Apps on your Apple Watch

2:27 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

The apps you add to your Apple Watch are all accessible with a quick press of the digital crown, but finding exactly what you're looking for can be a little frustrating because their icons are all in a random cluster. Luckily, you can rearrange them to suit your needs, and it's fairly easy to do. Read on to learn how.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-06: Apple’s Applebot, Viewing Apple Watch Workout Data

1:00 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple has its own bot searching website, but does that mean Google and Bing need to be worried? Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out Apple's plans for the Internet search market and what motives may be behind its Applebot. They also respond to a listener who points out we can, in fact, see detailed information about previous Apple Watch workouts if you know where to look.