USPTO Hands Podcasters a Win, Invalidates Personal Audio’s Patent

2:30 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · News

Personal Audio's hopes of squeezing money out of podcasters has fallen apart because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated key claims in the patent the company was using to target online shows. PA claimed it invented podcasting and thanks to its patent, everyone hosting an online show owed it licensing payments.

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When a company's stated mission is to target Apple and other businesses over patent infringement claims, and then starts targeting specific podcasters, something is very wrong.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-13: Apple Watch Try-ons, MacBook First Impressions

1:29 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · Daily Observations Podcast

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We visited our local Apple Stores over the weekend to get the full Apple Watch try-on experience. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share how their try-ons went, offer their thoughts on the Apple Watch after finally getting to try one on, and say whether or not they made the right decision when they placed their pre-orders. John also shares his first impressions on the new super-thin MacBook.

Space Black Apple Watch Pre-orders Slip into July

10:39 AM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · News

If you're space black Apple Watch with link bracelet ship time is four to six weeks, it's time to stop complaining because orders placed now won't see theirs until July. Apple's website showed a July ship window for the 42mm model Monday morning.

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If you really want an Apple Watch right away and didn't get yours ordered during the first couple minutes after pre-orders launched, your best bet may be Ebay—but expect to pay a hefty premium if you go that route.

U.S. Apple Watch Pre-orders hit 975K on First Day

9:32 AM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · News

Apple sold about 975,000 Apple Watches during the first day of pre-order availability in the U.S., according to data from Slice Intelligence. Silver proved to be the most popular color with Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport making up more than half total sales, although the space gay Apple Watch Sport accounted for 40 percent of overall sales by itself.

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If Apple sold 975,000 pre-orders in one day just in the United States, then it likely sold more than a million worldwide. That doesn't include any pre-orders made over the weekend, so that number is still likely climbing. That's a lot of smartwatches.

MGG 548: One Geek On The Road

11:57 AM, Apr. 12th, 2015 · & · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Dave's in Las Vegas for NMX/NAB this week, but he and John brave the hotel WiFi to get your Geek on. Terminal Tips are Threefold (or more) in this episode, made easy by your two favorite geeks. That plus some solutions for slow Safari issues and more. Download and enjoy!

My Apple Watch Try-on Experience: Welcome to the New Apple Store

5:40 PM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

When Apple opened its doors for Apple Watch pre-orders early Friday morning it also let us start scheduling appointments to try on their brand new smartwatch. I was lucky enough to get an appointment right away—a fact that made me very happy since it would let me try on the watch I just bought sight unseen—and the experience was very much Apple, but also totally new.