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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-23

4 hours, 17 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

It's Yosemite-pallooza on Daily Observations today, plus Jeff is back on the job. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk John's OS X Yosemite review, why you should — or shouldn't — upgrade, and how you can dial your iPhone from your Mac, too.

Pixelmator for iPad Hits Apple’s App Store

7 hours, 4 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on the iPad.

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Pixelmator has the potential to out-Photoshop Photoshop on the iPad. That's pretty big.

Apple Wins GPNE Patent Lawsuit, Calls Company a Patent Troll

7 hours, 52 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll — a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices around its years-old pager patent and asked the court to bar the use of "patent troll" in the proceedings.

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The only win GPNE got out of this trial was keeping Apple from calling it a patent troll in court. Turns out that was a pretty short lived victory.

Apple Dropping SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications in Wake of Poodle Security Flaw

8 hours, 59 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple plans to drop support for SSL 3.0 for Push notifications following the discovery of the Poodle SSL 3.0 security flaw. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker will transition to TLS on October 29, and is warning developers to update their apps to support the more secure protocol.

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Heatbleed, Shellshock, and Poodle are all big security risks in SSL, so its good to see Apple and other companies actively moving away from supporting the older security protocol in favor of TLS.

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.