Apple’s Tim Cook Tweets MLK Quote about Not Being Silent

11:58 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · News

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Apple CEO Tim Cook turned to the late Dr. Martin Luther King for inspiration on Monday—a.k.a. Martin Luther King Day. Mr. Cook tweeted a quote from Dr. King reminding all of us to stand up and be heard on things that are important. 

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And I salute him for it.

Apple TV Adds More Sports Coverage with Tennis Channel

11:39 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · News

Apple pushed out another new sports channel to Apple TV owners over the weekend. This time, it's Tennis Channel Everywhere, giving tennis fans a new option for watching games, although it does require an annual US$69.99 subscription.

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Offering more sports content will make it easier for some to ditch their cable TV subscription for Apple TV, but we still have a long way to go before most people can make the switch.

Goodbye Privacy: White House Sides with UK, Wants Backdoor to Encrypted Data

10:26 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · Analysis

President Barak Obama has officially come out in support of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's push for backdoor government access to private encrypted data, and even went so far as to suggest U.S. companies that offer ways to decrypt user data are patriots. The President's comments follow Mr. Cameron's push for government access to encrypted emails, and text messages, and it signals a serious threat to our personal privacy.

KGI Analyst Thinks Apple is Ready to get into the iPad Stylus Game

9:06 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · News

Apple may be ready to backtrack on Steve Jobs's feeling that including a stylus with your tablet means you failed—or, at least that's what KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks. Mr. Kuo predicts Apple will offer a stylus as an optional add-on for the rumored iPad Pro instead of being bundled with each purchase.

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Apple's stance against styluses has been firm for years, but it does hold several stylus-related patents. Mr. Kuo also has a fairly good track record with his Apple predictions. Maybe there is something to what he's saying, but we aren't holding our breath.

MGG 536: Tangentially Speaking, It’s All Relevant

7:08 PM, Jan. 18th, 2015 · & · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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John and Dave are here to help. First it's Rob with his over-coffeed MacBook Air (hold the sad trombones!), then Kaz with screen capture advice, helping Wilko avoid data duplication backing up items in OS X's sandbox, and Andy adding an SSD to a 2011 iMac that never had one. And more. And more, and even more than that. Today your geeks talk about the why behind their whats! Download today, enjoy and learn simultaneously!

Concept Images Take Original Macintosh to Modern Minimalist Extreme

7:40 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

I love this Macintosh concept that's floating around. Don't get me wrong, it would never happen. It's too small for modern computer users, and the design is impractical. But boy, is it gorgeous. Nay, sexy! The concept marries the guts of an 11-inch MacBook Air to a new form factor, plus the screen is designed to be a touchscreen. Check out the full post at German site Curved. There's an English version of the article included with the German copy, and they both have several different images of the concept device.

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Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

7:10 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

We have a training bundle for back end developers today, and you get to name your own price. It works like this: pay what you want—say a penny—and you get two training courses. There are Python, Ruby, and PHP training courses in the package. But if you pay more than the average, you get all eight courses, and as of this writing, the average price is just $7.86. Plus, 10 percent of what you pay goes to one of three charities—you choose. Get to it!