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Apple Teases Future Plans for Beats

5:16 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple has plans in store for Beats now that it owns the company, and an announcement is coming about what's in store, but for now CEO Tim Cook isn't saying what we can expect. Mr. Cook shared his little tidbit during the company's fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Monday afternoon.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-17

1:43 PM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Twitpic is shutting its doors for good, and Apple has a fancy new SIM for the iPad Air 2. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the demise of Twitpic's photo sharing service, and dive into what Apple's all-in-one SIM card means for iPad owners and cell service providers.

Apple’s New iPad Air 2 Available for Online Order

11:20 AM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple promised the iPad Air 2 would be available for purchase on Friday after unveiling it at a special media event yesterday. The company kept its word and added the new tablet model to its store late Friday morning.

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You can buy a brand new iPad Air 2 now, but without a firm release date we won't see long lines outside Apple's retail stores like we have with previous iPhone and iPad launches.

Apple Drops Mac mini Server from Product Lineup

11:05 AM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Goodbye, Mac mini server. Apple quietly discontinued the server-ready version of the Mac mini on Thursday as it rolled out updates for its other Mac mini models.

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The end of the server package isn't a big deal considering you can now buy a new Mac mini for even less and install the server software package through the Mac App Store.

GT Advanced Laying Off 727 Employees, Delisted on NASDAQ

10:32 AM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

GT Advanced looks to be deep into its death spiral after its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing from earlier this month. GTAT is laying off 727 employees from the factory where it made sapphire glass for Apple, and has been delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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GTAT is in a world of hurt and it's looking less likely that investors will see a happy ending out of this.

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.