How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s OS X El Capitan Release

10:13 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Link

OS X El Capitan upgrade tips

OS X El Capitan is coming tomorrow, so if you're planning on updating your Mac right away it's best to be prepared. TMO's Melissa Holt has you covered with her list of what you need to do to make your upgrade go as smoothly as possible—and to make sure you have what you need should it go disastrously wrong.

AAPL Q4 2015 Set for October 27

9:39 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Apple Stock Watch

AAPL Q4 2915 earnings report is set for Oct 27

Apple's 2015 fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th at 5 PM eastern time. Investors and analysts will be paying close attention to the numbers Apple announces because the quarter included the first two days of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: How to Use 3D Touch

8:55 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s

Today's Quick Tip is all about some nifty ways you can Peek and Pop your way to screen-pressing happiness with the fancy new iPhones. Yes, we know that sentence makes us sound crazy (at best). We blame Apple for giving their features such…interesting monikers.

Sonos Introduces New PLAY:5 With Multitouch Controls

12:01 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Sonos today introduced the new PLAY:5, a completely redesigned speaker for wireless audio in your home. Replacing the existing PLAY:5 in the lineup, this new model features six synchronized, custom-designed drivers in a brand new enclosure, providing fantastic sound and excellent wireless performance. Combined with their new Trueplay tuning technology, the PLAY:5 truly earns its place as the new flagship of the Sonos line. I had the chance to preview and test the new units last week at Sonos's offices in Santa Barbara, CA, and they've really out-done themselves this time. The new PLAY:5 can be oriented on 3 sides, standing vertically or horizontally depending upon your room's layout and desired speaker coverage. In either orientation, the sound is extremely wide, with a stereo image projecting quite well out of just a single speaker in horizontal orientation. Of course, the PLAY:5 can be paired with a second, matching unit for a stereo pair that delivers a truly immersive experience. The controls, too, are completely new, with Sonos eschewing buttons in favor of a multitouch panel. Right now the panel supports play/pause, volume and track switching, but future possibilities are endless. The all-new Sonos PLAY:5 will retail for US$499 and will be available later this year in matte black or matte white finish. We'll follow-up with a more in-depth review once we've had the chance to really put the new unit through its paces.


Sonos’s New Trueplay Lets You Tune Your Speakers with Your iPhone

12:01 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Product News

The rooms in your home aren't acoustically designed to make speakers sound their very best. My rooms aren't either. It's for this reason that Sonos has been hard at work developing Trueplay, an innovative technology that will allow us to use our iPhones and iPads to automatically tune our Sonos speakers for the rooms and locations in which we place them.

Russian Police Worried iPhone Emoji will Give Kids the Gay

5:50 PM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · · News

Apple's emoji collection caters to the openminded and tolerant crowd

What's the worst thing Apple could Possibly do? If you're the police in Russia's Kirov region, that would be including same sex couples as emoji on the iPhone. The police are investigating whether or not the same sex emoji violate Russia's law banning what they see as propaganda promoting homosexuality to children.

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Investigating Apple over emoji shows exactly how out of control Russia's attack on the LGBT community has become.

Last Chance for Scrivener 2 at $19.50

4:35 PM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Scrivener Running on MacBook

Scrivener from Literature & Latte is an amazing piece of software for writers. I've been using it for years for several fiction projects, including a novel—I can't imagine trying to organize any large writing project without it. John Martellaro reviewed it for TMO, and he loves it, too. The best thing, though, is that we have a deal on Scrivener. You can get it for $19.50, but you need to hurry because it's ending. If you've ever even thought about writing, you should get Scrivener today. This deal is good for OS X or Windows—there's a pulldown menu on the deal listing for you to choose which version you want, but our link goes straight to the Mac version.