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Twitpic to Shut Down on Oct 25 After Failed Buyout Effort

9:42 AM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Twitpic, the Twitter-based online photo sharing service, will be shutting down on October 25 following a failed move to find a buyer for the company. Twitpic chose to close its business after the social network service Twitter threatened legal action over what it saw as a trademark violation in the company's name.

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It's sad to see a company like Twitpic go, and it would've been nice if they'd chosen an option that didn't involve shutting down their business to resolve the trademark issue.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-16

3:31 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple's October media event gave us OS X Yosemite, Apple Pay, iOS 8.1, new iPads, and new a new iMac. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's announcements, share their thoughts on the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina Display, and offer their take on whether or not we've really entered into the post-PC era.

Apple Introduces iMac with 5K Retina Display

2:31 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple unveiled a new iMac model on Thursday with a 27-inch 5K Retina Display. Phil Schiller, vice president of worldwide marketing, said the new iMac's display is unlike any other for desktop computers, and even called it the "world's highest resolution display."

OS X Yosemite, iWork Available Today as Free Downloads

1:40 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

OS X Yosemite has been available as a public beta for some time, and now it's moving to an official update release available today, October 16. The update for the Mac operating system will be available as a free download and is compatible with computers that are capable of running OS X Mavericks.

CBS Launches Internet Streaming Subscription Service

10:48 AM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

CBS is following HBO's lead and will be launching its own streaming service so viewers can watch its programming without a cable subscription. CBS All Access will give subscribers on demand access to current TV shows and content from CBS's library, and some markets will offer live viewing, too.

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First HBO's announcement, and now CBS. Hopefully this is the beginning of a bigger trend in TV viewing options.