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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-26

1:36 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

On the hunt for good deals on new a new iPhone? Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet today to share some of the Black Friday iPhone deals they've found, plus they offer up their ideas for great holiday enhancing apps for the iPhone and iPad.

5 iPhone Apps to Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress

10:46 AM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of sharing and embracing generosity, but more often than not it seems to turn into a stress filled event. Your Thanksgiving shouldn't have to turn out that way, so The Mac Observer put together a list of five iPhone and iPad apps to help you get through the day happy and stress-free — or as stress-free as possible. It is, after all, Thanksgiving.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-25

1:10 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

With the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday only days away, Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about where to find the best deals on iPads. They also take a look at Time's 2014 Gadgets of the Year list, which includes three Apple devices — one of which isn't even shipping yet.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham gets Black Friday Launch

11:56 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Considering black seems to be Batman's favorite color, it's only fitting LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham launches on the Mac on Black Friday, November 28. The game sends Batman and his super hero friends on an adventure throughout the universe to stop Brainiac from shrinking Earth. Players can choose from over 150 different DC characters as they work through puzzles, fight super villains, and ultimately stop Brainiac's evil plans. You can jump into the new Batman LEGO adventure for US$29.99 through Apple's Mac App Store this Friday, and Dark Knight, Man of Steel, and Batman 75th Anniversary packs will be available as add-ons, too. LEGO Batman is always awesome. Now you know exactly how you'll be spending your Thanksgiving weekend.

Susquehanna Raises AAPL Target to $135 on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

10:21 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Chris Caso raised his 12 month target price for Apple's stock from US$120 up to $135 on Tuesday in response to continued high demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to his research, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is so high that Apple simply can't make phones as fast as consumers buy them.

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Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hasn't dropped off since their introduction in September, and we're just now entering into the busiest shopping season for the year. Apple's real problem this holiday season won't be selling iPhones, it'll be making enough to meet demand.

Apple Highlights Continuity, Gaming in New iPhone 6 Ads

9:14 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple released two new iPhone 6 commercials Monday evening featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The ads highlight Continuity's ability to send and place phone calls through the iPhone via an iPad or Mac, and collaborative gaming, too.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-24

2:33 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Analysts estimates for Apple Watch sales are across the board, and John Martellaro thinks they're all off base. John and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about analyst numbers, what value they hold, whether or not the general public and investors should pay attention, and what the media does with those figures.

FCC Chairman on Net Neutrality Rules: We’re Going to get Sued

11:24 AM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with its plans to strictly regulate Internet traffic so that Net Neutrality isn't lost, but the agency isn't moving quickly to make that happen. Chairman Tom Wheeler said the FCC is moving slowly and deliberately to craft its new plan because no matter what happens, he expects the lawsuits are coming.

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It's good that the FCC is planning now for the inevitable legal fights over Net Neutrality. Hopefully the final outcome is a system that favors the free flow of information and not just the corporate desires of the Internet Service Providers.

Apple Launches Apps for (RED) Campaign for World AIDS Day

9:12 AM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple launched a World AIDS Day campaign on Monday as part of the (RED) project that includes apps with exclusive content. The iPhone and iPad maker will also donate a portion of its Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1) global sales to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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It's great that Apple is doing its part for Global Fund to fight AIDS funding, and it's really cool to see app developers throwing in their support, too.