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LinkedIn Buying Lynda.com in $1.5B Deal

11:22 AM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Business networking site LinkedIn is buying the online learning company Lynda.com in a US$1.5 billion deal. The two companies announced the deal on Thursday saying they expect to wrap up the transaction during the second quarter.

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Lynda.com and LinkedIn teaming up sounds a lot like the beginning of new job training service.

Apple Watch Sales Online Only During Launch

8:59 AM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're thinking about visiting an Apple Store on April 24 and walking out with an Apple Watch, think again. You can try on Apple's brand new smartwatch, but all sales will be handled online through the company's website.

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Apple either has a seriously limited Apple Watch inventory, or demand is far exceeding expectations. Either way, it looks like getting ahold of one is going to be pretty hard.

Apple Adds new Emojis, More in iOS 8.3 Update

3:07 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.

Apple Watch Early Review Roundup [Update]

10:47 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

With Apple Watch pre-orders starting this Friday, April 10, the early reviews are starting to come in. Overall, the big publications seem to be liking Apple Watch, but it isn't coming across as the coolest-OMG-buy-it-now device ever. TMO rounded up the early reviews for you and it's looking like bridging the gap between tech and fashion isn't the easiest thing for some people to do.

AP Photos Review Says OS X 10.10.3 Coming Wednesday

9:29 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

We've known OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is coming soon, and thanks to an Associated Press review of the new Photos app, we may finally know when to expect it to hit: today. The AP review specifically says Photos, which will be bundled with the OS X 10.10.3 update, is "available Wednesday."

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Either the Associated Press made a bad assumption about the release date for OS X 10.10.3 and the new Photos app, or they tipped Apple's hand. We'll know for sure within a few hours.

Sesame Street takes on Game of Thrones

1:50 PM, Apr. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Game of Thrones. Sesame Street. How has this not happened before? Sesame Street's take on Game of Thrones, Game of Chairs, is fantastically wonderful in that it captures the essence of Game of Thrones in a surprisingly family friendly way, which is a pretty amazing feat in and of itself. Everyone is fighting for the throne, one by one their eliminated, and eventually there's a new king. The best line from Game of Chairs: "Can we hurry this up? I have a wedding to get to."

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-07: Better Buy Your Apple Watch Online

1:37 PM, Apr. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple is changing up how it deals with demand for the Apple Watch launch, and it may not make all of the company's customers happy. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's plan to push in-store customers to buy Apple Watch online, plus Jeff and John explain their very different views on how the expect Apple Watch will fit into their lives.