TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-24: Nest Leaves the Apple Store

1:24 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · Daily Observations Podcast

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Nest's smart thermostats aren't available in Apple's retail and online stores any more, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's been a falling out between the two companies. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet with their thoughts on Nest and the word that new products are coming soon. They also respond to listener's comments on Apple Music and App Store pricing.

How to Find Your Lost Fitbit with Your iPhone

10:48 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · iPhone

How to find your lost Fitbit with your iPhone

Losing your Fitbit really sucks, but it doesn't have to stay lost forever. With a little patience and an iPhone you can track yours down. This is something TMO's Jeff Gamet experienced first hand, and then detailed so you can find your lost Fitbit—or other Bluetooth device—too.

X-Files: The Truth, or the Teaser Trailer, is Out There

9:50 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

After years of waiting, Mulder and Scully are back together again and we're finally getting a first look at our two favorite FBI agents on screen. Fox's teaser trailer for the upcoming six episode X-Files mini series is out with mysterious lights and quick camera shots, and Mulder asking, "Are you ready for this, Scully?" We all have until January 24, 2016 to get ready, because that's when the mini series premiers.

OS X Photos: Using Split View

8:55 AM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today we've got another Quick Tip for you about the Photos program, and in this one, we'll discuss how to use what's called Split View. This feature makes it easy as pie to view all of the images taken at the same time and place, so if you need to apply the same adjustments to a bunch of pictures at once, it's simple!

Apple Back-to-School 2015 Promo: Free $200 Beats Solo2 Headphones

6:40 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · News

Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones

Apple on Thursday launched its Back to School 2015 promo offer—users who buy a qualifying Mac through educational pricing will get a pair of free Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, which retail for $199.95. Customers also have the option of getting Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for $100, a discount of $199.95.

AppleCare for Mac Covers AirPort, Some Accessories, More

5:50 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · Product News

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Purchasing AppleCare for your Mac actually covers more than just your computer. For starters, everything in the box is covered, including power adapters (for MacBooks), accessories, trackpads, and what many people don't realize, your AirPort devices, even when you purchased them at another time.

Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle:$39

5:40 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · TMO Deals

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We have a deal for folks who want to learn to make the most of the awesome Raspberry Pi linux board. It's a bundle of five training courses including Introduction to Raspberry Pi, Hardware Projects Using Raspberry Pi, Python Programming for Beginners, Real World Guide to Hardware Design, and PiBot: Built Your Own Raspberry Po-Powered Robot. Come on, that's frakking cool! Through our deal you can get this bundle for $39, some 93 percent off retail. Check it out.

iTunes Needs To Break Up…With Itself

4:54 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · Link

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With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. It's been made even worse with the advent of Apple Music. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software.