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Apple: iPad is a Vagina-free Zone

1:52 PM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Buy an iPad from Apple's online store and you can get it engraved with "penis," but "vagina" is right out. Sex-positive blogger Justyn Hintze found that out when she tried to have a poem engraved on her new iPad that included the V word only to be told that's unacceptable.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-14

1:10 PM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple hasn't announced new iPhone models yet, and already there's talk of a potential product launch delay. Today Adam Christianson and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what a staggered iPhone launch could mean for Apple and customers. They also offer up their take on Apple's policy blocking certain female sexual terms from iPad engraving and whether or not that's a sexist move on the company's part.

Analyst: No 5.5-inch iPhone Until 2015

9:51 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're planning on picking up a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this fall, you may be in for a wait. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the rumored big screen iPhone is coming, but most likely won't show up on store shelves this year because Apple can't get parts in the quantities it needs.

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Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction fits with idea that Apple will roll out a single new iPhone model this fall, and it'll sport a 4.7-inch display.

Court Rules Apple isn’t Infringing on Emblaze Streaming Media Patent

9:03 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

The jury in a Federal Court case has ruled Apple didn't infringe on a live streaming media patent owned by Emblaze. The company accused Apple of forcing developers to use QuickTime's streaming media tools, and that it held the patent on that technology.

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Emblaze tried to make its own smartphone and failed. It tried to sue Apple for patent infringement and failed. That's one company with some seriously bad luck.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-11

1:30 PM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Get ready for the new Microsoft. Well, maybe. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to reinvent the company, what that could mean for the tech market, and whether or not he can pull it off. They also take a look at the state of Macs in science and just how amazingly powerful the new Mac Pro really is.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target to $112 on Strong iPhone 6 Expectations

10:34 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple is poised to sell the iPhone 6 in big numbers, and will charge more for the expected bigger display, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. He thinks high demand plus a bigger price tag will turn into even more sales worldwide, so he's raising his target price for the company's stock from US$102 up to $112.

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Analysts have high expectations for the iPhone 6. If Apple doesn't live up to those expectations get ready for the usual "Apple is doomed" reports.

Apple Blocks Older Flash Versions on Mac Over Security Issues

9:35 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple updated the built-in security safeguards in OS X to block versions of Flash prior to 14.0.0.145 from running following the discovery of a flaw in the multimedia platform that could let attackers steal login credentials for thousands of websites. Adobe released an update for Flash on Mac, Windows, and Linux earlier this week to address the issue, too.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-10

1:31 PM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

How is Apple's fight for market domination against Samsung working out? John Martellaro says Apple is winning, so he joined Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin today to talk about that and why Apple TV doesn't seem to be able to keep up with Roku in the United States.

iTunes 11.3 Adds iTunes Extras for HD Movies

11:39 AM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple released iTunes 11.3 for OS X and Windows on Thursday, adding support for iTunes Extras in HD movies. The company said HD movie extras are available on Apple TV with Software Update 6.2, and will be available in iOS 8 for the iPhone and iPad when it ships this fall.

Apple to FTC: Check Out Google’s App Store Policies

11:24 AM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Parents who found their kids were racking up purchases through Apple's iTunes-base App Store complained to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission about the issue. Apple apparently didn't want to be left out, so it's legal team made a point to let the FTC know Google's app store used similar policies, too.

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It's important for companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google to have reasonable and responsible online purchase safeguards in place. It's also unfortunate that these companies are held responsible for parents failing to monitor their kids.