OS X: Why You Need a Hard Drive Clone

8:50 AM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

We here at TMO are serious about backups, and we think you should be, too. Redundancy is one of your best protections against data loss! To help you make sure your backup scheme is bulletproof, this Quick Tip is all about clones, why you might need one, and how to set one up.

Satechi Bluetooth Home Button: $23

2:15 PM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Satechi Bluetooth Home Button: $23

We have another very clever device for you today called the Satechi Bluetooth Home Button. It's a standalone Bluetooth button designed to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad. More importantly, it comes with a mount for putting it on your car's steering wheel or your bicycle's handle bars. Clever clever clever! You can get it through our deal for just $23. Check out the deal page for more information.

Apple Matches Spotify Royalties for Apple Music Free Trial

10:20 AM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · · News

Apple Music to pay .2 cent for songs during free trial

Apple will pay record labels and artists .2 cent for the songs Apple Music subscribers listen to during their free three month trial period. That's in line with the rate Spotify pays for the free tier in its streaming music service.

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Higher than average royalties overall, and average free tier royalties during Apple Music's three month free trial. That should make musicians happier with Apple's streaming music service.

OS X: How to Use Separate Spaces with Multiple Monitors

8:30 AM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · · How-To

OS X Yosemite (and Mavericks), by default in a clean install, provide for each monitor, in a multiple monitor system, to have its own display Spaces. The immediate symptom is a rather confusing presentation of a full menu bar on each display, with the one that's inactive dimmed. John Martellaro explains the ins and outs of that setting, multiple displays and Spaces.

Critical Flash Update Patches System Takeover Flaw

4:36 PM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · · News

Adobe patches another critical Flash security flaw

Adobe released a critical security update for Flash on Wednesday to address a critical security flaw that could allow an attacker to take control over victim's computers. Attackers already have exploits in the wild, although right now none seem to be targeting Macs.

Apple Starts Landing Indy Deals for Apple Music

4:21 PM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · · News

Indy labels and artists signing up for Apple Music

All those indy record labels that only a few days ago refused to sign on with the soon to launch Apple Music service have reversed course. The independent labels weren't signing on because Apple wasn't going to pay royalties during the three month free trial period for new subscribers, but now that the iPhone and iPad maker has said it will, more artists are willing to get on board.

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Bringing in indy artists and labels is big for Apple Music, so it's good to see the deals coming together before next week's launch.

Apple Posts Details of Apple Pay Verification Methods

3:45 PM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · · Product News

A new Apple tech note explains the details of the Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM). The document is intended primarily at merchants, but could come in handy for consumers wishing to understand in more detail how their card issuer handles Apple Pay and contactless payments.