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Swatch: We Stole ‘One More Thing’ from Columbo, not Apple

6:14 PM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

There's just one more thing, according to Columbo

It wasn't Apple Swatch was copying when it trademarked "one more thing," it was the TV series Columbo, or so says the watchmaker. Swatch has been openly critical of Apple's smartwatch efforts and trademarking the line Steve Jobs famously used in several presentations to show off surprises was presumed to be some sort of snub.

Dyconn iPhone 6 Battery Case with 2 Charging Stations: $59.99

4:48 PM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

Dyconn's iPhone 6 charger case with 2 stands for $59.99

If you need extra juice for your iPhone 6 on the go, Dyconn has you covered with its battery case and charging station kit. The 4 ounce case holds a 3200mAh battery and adds some extra protection in case you accidentally drop your iPhone. It also comes with two charging stands so you can keep one at home and the other at the office. Dyconn's charger pack is usually priced at US$115, but with TMO's deal you can get it for $59.99 which is 47% off.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-26: Best Buy’s Apple Watch Sales, OS X El Capitan Permissions

1:26 PM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple Watch sales in Best Buy are going so well that the retailer is accelerating its rollout program to include all of its stores before October. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Watch sales and the smartwatch market, plus they share their very different thoughts on the lack of a Repair Permissions option in OS X El Capitan.

Ashley Madison Users Line Up for Lawsuits over Data Theft

10:40 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

The lawsuit frenzy over Ashley Madison's data breach is firing up

Avid Life Media, the parent company for AshleyMadison.com, is facing a class action lawsuit in California after hackers stole the site's subscriber database and posted the information online. With over 30 million user's records now online and the serious impact that's having on people's lives, it's a safe bet the lawsuits are just beginning.

Best Buy Shows Apple Watch Has Muggle Appeal

5:34 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Best Buy's Apple Watch sales are a big success

Apple Watch has appeal beyond the tech crowd, and that has Best Buy happy. The big box retailer said demand for Apple's smartwatch has been high, and it's original plan to have them in 300 of its stores by the holiday buying season has expanded to include all 1,050 of its locations before October.

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It's OK for tech analysts to chill out a little over Apple Watch. If the average user didn't want one Best Buy wouldn't be expanding its in-store sales locations.

Apple Adds Alchemy Synthesizer Support to Logic Pro X

4:15 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Logic Pro X gets a serious update with Alchemy support

Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2 on Tuesday with several new features, most notably support for Alchemy—a synthesizer plug-in with several sound generators. Logic Pro is Apple's professional audio editing application for the Mac.

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That's a seriously big update for Logic Pro.

10-foot MFi-certified Lighting Cable: $18.99

3:29 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

10-foot Lightning cable for $18.99

If you're on the hunt for a new USB to Lightning cable for your iPhone or iPad and don't want to break the bank, check out TMO's deal today. We found a 10-foot (3 meter) cable with Apple's MFi certification for only US$18.99, or 52 percent off its regular $40 price tag. That's what you'll pay for Apple's much shorter 1 meter cable, and since it come with a MFi certification, you don't have to worry about damaging your iOS devices when they're charging or syncing. It's perfect for an extra cable to keep in your school or work bag.

Wells Fargo Upgrades AAPL, Says Market Overcorrected

10:22 AM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Wells Fargo upgrades AAPL to Outperform

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um upgraded Apple's stock rating to Outperform on Tuesday following Monday's rollercoaster market correction. He thinks Apple's stock dip yesterday was an overcorrection and that investors have a new buying window.

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Some days the stock market is a crazy roller coaster ride—like yesterday. Today, Wells Fargo thinks Apple is the ride to be on.