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Hold on to Your Pants, India, Apple is Coming for You

4:11 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple wants some serious iPhone action in India

India outpaced China for iPhone growth last quarter, and Apple isn't letting that momentum go to waste. The company is looking to build on the 93 percent growth it's seeing in India and break through the two percent market it currently holds. Translation: Apple is gunning for Samsung's marketshare in India.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-24: Nest Leaves the Apple Store

1:24 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Nest's smart thermostats aren't available in Apple's retail and online stores any more, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's been a falling out between the two companies. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet with their thoughts on Nest and the word that new products are coming soon. They also respond to listener's comments on Apple Music and App Store pricing.

How to Find Your Lost Fitbit with Your iPhone

10:48 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · iPhone

How to find your lost Fitbit with your iPhone

Losing your Fitbit really sucks, but it doesn't have to stay lost forever. With a little patience and an iPhone you can track yours down. This is something TMO's Jeff Gamet experienced first hand, and then detailed so you can find your lost Fitbit—or other Bluetooth device—too.

X-Files: The Truth, or the Teaser Trailer, is Out There

9:50 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

After years of waiting, Mulder and Scully are back together again and we're finally getting a first look at our two favorite FBI agents on screen. Fox's teaser trailer for the upcoming six episode X-Files mini series is out with mysterious lights and quick camera shots, and Mulder asking, "Are you ready for this, Scully?" We all have until January 24, 2016 to get ready, because that's when the mini series premiers.

Senator Franken thinks Apple is a Streaming Music Bully

11:38 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Sen. Franken thinks Apple has an unfair advantage in streaming music

Apple is using its market dominance to cut consumer choice in the streaming music space, or so thinks Senator Al Franken (D-MN). The Senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into Apple's deals with record labels for Apple Music content over concerns that the iPhone and iPad maker may violating antitrust laws.

Build Your Own Full Scale Millennium Falcon Movie Model

9:12 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The Millennium Falcon is one of the coolest scifi spaceships ever, and in The Empire Strikes Back it pretty much deserved its own credit along side Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer, and Mark Hamill. Thanks to Model Space you can build your own highly detailed 1:1 scale replica of the model used for filming the movie, and it's beyond cool. The resin molded model comes pre-painted and includes part of the Falcon's interior along with the full cockpit, plus working lights. Building your Falcon will take some patience because Model Space sends the parts along with special magazines each month for 25 months. It also costs US$59.99 a month, so be sure to save up your pennies.

ACM 316: AAPL Q3 2015 Earnings Report Wrapup and Apple Watch

5:57 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple reported another record breaking quarter over US$49 billion in revenue, 4.8 million Macs sold, and 47.5 million iPhones sold. Jeff and Bryan look into Apple's numbers—and lack of numbers, in the case of Apple Watch—plus Bryan explains why the company's stock can drop even when the figures it reports are so good. They also have some complaints about iTunes 12.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-22: AAPL Q3 Earnings, Jeff gets Excited About Home Automation

1:25 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple reported its third fiscal quarter earnings yesterday and the numbers were big. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to Apple's revenue and earnings, iPhone and Mac sales figures, and the lack of numbers for Apple Watch sales. Jeff also shares how he now controls his simple window air conditioner over the Internet.