Last Chance: Pay What You Want for the Learn to Design Bundle

7:32 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

Last Chance: Pay What You Want: Learn To Design Bundle

This your last chance to pay what you want for the Learn to Design Bundle, a collection of tutorials that will teach you design skills. You'll also learn how to use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, how to design flat, responsive websites, and more. If you pay the minimum, you get Creative Web Design Course and Responsive Web Design Course. But if you beat the average price ($8.62 as of this writing), you get six more courses. And 10 percent of your purchase price goes to Creative Commons. That's a sweet deal. Get it while you can before it expires.

What to Expect During Apple’s March 9 Media Event

4:30 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

Two of the best minds that follow Apple got together and worked out what we can expect to see during Apple's March 9 media event. Jeff Gamet and Kelly Guimont (with some inspiration from Chris Breen), take their best shot at predicting what else we might see besides a major Apple Watch palooza.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown

1:09 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

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Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over what announcements we may get along with more Apple Watch news on the 9th, including John's prediction for a gold Retina Display MacBook Air.

Ericsson Sues Apple after Failing to Reach Patent License Agreement

11:20 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

Ericsson has decided to give up on its efforts to renew patent licensing agreements over technology used in the iPhone and iPad and instead is taking its case to federal court. The two companies had been negotiating terms to renew a 2008 licensing agreement that expired last month, but so far haven't been able to find terms agreeable to both.

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Like I've said before, even when companies try to negotiate patent licensing terms they just can't seem to stay out of court.

Analyst: Apple Watch Edition to Cost $950

10:01 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

Citigroup analyst Jim Suva weighed in with his expectations for Apple Watch pricing following the news that Apple is hosting a media event on March 9. Apple already announced pricing will start at US$349—presumably for the Apple Watch Sport—and he thinks Apple Watch will cost $550 while the Apple Watch Edition will be priced at $950. He's also pegging April 16 as the smartwatch's official release date.

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Mr. Suva's $950 price point for the gold Apple Watch Edition is surprisingly low compared to the general consensus that it won't start below $5,000 and could cost more than $10,000. We'll have to wait until Apple's March 9 media event where Apple Watch pricing is expected to be announced to see how close he really is.

QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8

8:55 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 ·

Did you know that you can use your Mac to record a video of your iOS device's screen, making it easy to show an inexperienced user how to access an app or change a setting? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip, and we think it's a pretty darned cool feature of Yosemite. We're happy to do anything we can to make you seem more like a wizard to your friends and family!

Apple Opens iWork for iCloud to Everyone

8:36 PM, Feb. 26th, 2015 ·

Apple Takes iWork for iCloud out of Beta, Open to Everyone

Apple recently opened up iWork for iCloud to anyone. At iCloud.com, Apple posted a note announcing, "Now anyone can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud." Previously, the service was open to Apple devices only.