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Eddy Cue on Apple Ebook Price Fixing Verdict: It’s Not Right

7:31 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

With US$450 million on the line, Apple is ready for a court battle where it hopes to overturn Federal Judge Denise Cote's ruling that it participated in an ebook price fixing scheme. For Apple, the fight isn't about the money, but instead is about clearing the company's name and correcting a ruling senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue says just isn't right.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-02

1:21 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Remember the iPod? There's a antitrust class action lawsuit that does, and it's finally getting its day in court. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on the case, talk about a very cool levitating speaker, and they take a side trip into the audio world to talk about the Leslie Speaker.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target on Demand for High-capacity iPhones

10:54 AM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Demand for Apple's recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still high, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is raising his target price for the company's stock from US$120 up to $135. That demand is targeted mostly at the higher capacity 64GB and 128GB models, which he says offer higher profit margins.

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Consumers were clearly ready for bigger screen and higher capacity iPhones, and that demand doesn't seem to be letting up. It's looking like Apple will be able to sell iPhones as fast is it can make them through the holiday buying season.

Apple Co-founder Woz, Kari Byron Team Up for Reality TV Show

8:58 AM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak and former Mythbuster Kari Byron have teamed up to make a new reality show where the two text futuristic new gadgets. The show, called The Woz," hasn't been picked up yet, but the two have been working together filming for potential episodes.

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Kari Byron is smart and fun, and so is Woz. Seeing the two together playing with new technology sounds like loads of fun. Some network needs to sign them right away.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-01

1:52 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Complaints about the front-facing camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been surfacing, but that doesn't necessarily mean Apple designed the phone poorly. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone's design and production process and whether or not Apple is having bigger issues, plus they share a couple Cyber Monday deals.

Apple’s Latest iPhone Headache: Crescentgate

11:47 AM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already been through the media ringer for being too easy to bend, and now there's a new issue to latch onto called Crescentgate. The name stems from the crescent shape that appears when the the front-facing camera shifts in its housing, exposing its edge. Complaints about the issue have been cropping up around the Internet, and we've seen it on one of our iPhones at The Mac Observer, too.

Angry Birds Seasons goes to Finland for the Holidays

9:33 AM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Angry Birds fans have even more pig-smashing to enjoy now that the latest Angry Birds Seasons levels are out. The 25 new levels take the launchable birds to Finland as they smash through Helsinki, the northern lights, and more. The game update introduces a new character, Tony, plus you'll learn facts about Finland from Professor Pig. The Angry Birds Seasons On Finn Ice levels are available as a free update.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer on iTunes

3:10 PM, Nov. 28th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn't due in theaters for about a year, but that shouldn't stop you from getting your Sci-Fi nerd on in a big way because you can see the movie's first trailer today. The minute and a half long trailer doesn't show any of the main characters — meaning no Luke, Leia, or Han — but it has plenty of stormtroopers, droids, X-winds, and the Millenium Falcon. Also, a triple-blade Sith lightsaber. That's right: a triple-blade Sith lightsaber. What's missing is Jar Jar Binks, which means there's a really good chance Episode 7 will be substantially better than all three prequel movies combined.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Mac Observer!

8:00 AM, Nov. 27th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., so that means The Mac Observer is taking Thursday and Friday off to celebrate the holiday. We'll have details on Apple's Black Friday sale tomorrow, and then it's back to our regular news, analysis, tips and reviews on Monday, December 1. We hope everyone has a great weekend even if Thanksgiving isn't part of your annual holiday schedule.