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Apple: iOS 8.0.1 Fix Coming in the Next Few Days

11:30 AM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Following Wednesday's release and subsequent retraction of iOS 8.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has said that an iOS 8.0.2 is coming "in the next few days." The 8.0.1 update added Health app support, but also killed cell service and Touch ID support on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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It's good to see Apple addressing the call-free iPhone problem from the iOS 8.0.1 updater, although it would've been better if the problem hadn't been there at all.

Shellshock Flaw Poses Big Security Threat for Mac, other Unix Systems

9:06 AM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Move over, Heartbleed, because here comes Shellshock. This security threat has the potential to be even bigger than Heartbleed because of the way it lets attackers remotely access victims computers through the Bash command line shell for Unix and Linux, plus it potentially affects Mac OS X and the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-24

1:28 PM, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Turns out you can bend the iPhone 6 Plus if you try, but is that as big a deal as people are making out? Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what's up with iPhone 6 bendability and iPhone durability, discuss Apple's purchase of the digital magazine design and publishing platform Prss, and go old school with some Wild Wild West talk.

Apple Buys Prss iPad Magazine Publishing Platform

9:22 AM, Sep. 24th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple has purchased the digital magazine design company Prss, which could be a sign that the iPhone and iPad maker plans to do for periodical design what it did for books with iBooks Author. Prss started life as the production tool for the award winning iPad magazine Trvl and was spun off as its own company in 2013.

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If Apple is planning on offering its own digital magazine design tools, that could open substantially lower the bar for hopeful publishers. Depending on what Apple offers along with Prss's tools, it could eat into expensive digital magazine publishing platform sales.

iPhone 6 Review: Bigger, Better, and BIGGER

9:15 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

Apple went big with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduction —  with the launch event and screen size. Both models are bigger than any iPhone Apple has made before, and very noticeably so. That size, however, does come with some benefits like faster processors, better cameras, and even support NFC-based mobile payment systems. Compared to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the new models really are a lot bigger, and for some people, the extra features may not be worth the size increase. Read on to see if the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are worth the price for you.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-23

2:05 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Sources out of China say Apple has a new iPad Air model coming in October, but no new iPad mini until next year. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss why they think we'll see new iPad Air and iPad mini models in time for the holiday buying season, and they take a look at iOS 8 adoption rate one week after its release.

iOS 8 Adoption at 46%, or Maybe 35%

9:55 AM, Sep. 23rd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's iOS 8 has reached a 46 percent adoption rate only six days after it was released, according to the company's developer site data. Tracking services Appsee and Mixpanel, however, are showing a lower adoption percentage at around 35 percent, which still accounts for a substantial number of iPhones and iPads upgrading in just a week.

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iOS 8 is trailing a little behind iOS 7's first week adoption rate, and that may be because some features are waiting on OS X Yosemite's release for the Mac. We could see a jump in updates once Yosemite is available.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-22

1:35 PM, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales hit record numbers for Apple over the weekend. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone 6 launch, share some of their first impressions on Apple's latest iPhone models, look at some of their favorite features, and talk about the fix to get AT&T's MicroCell to see your new iPhone.