How to Use Apple’s Return Policy to Steal Money…and Get Caught

8:19 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

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Apple has a very generous return and repair policy on its devices. It turns out it's so generous it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to exploit it to make some illicit profit. Take the story of one Edward Hornsey, an enterprising young man of 24 years. He figured out how to make more than US$42,000, but he didn't figure out how to do it without getting caught.

Apple Watch Enters Presidential Politics

7:31 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

Apple Watch Enters Presidential Politics

Apple Watch is only a few weeks old, but it has already entered the world of presidential politics in the U.S. It's yet another sign of just how important Apple is becoming...to everyone.

iTunes Needs To Break Up… With Itself

5:20 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. 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. 

‘Train Simple’ Adobe Photoshop Bundle: $55

3:09 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

We have a bundle of training courses for you today that focuses entirely on Photoshop. Selections, Camera RAW, PSD to HTML, Color Management, Portrait Retouching, Working with Type, and using Photoshop for the Web. It's a $702 value, but through our deal you can get it for just $55. Check out the deal page for more information.

Apple Watch Security Bug Overblown

3:05 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

The Internet lit up on Thursday with reports of the horrible security bug in Apple Watch that makes it an easy target for criminals. The real problem isn't that Apple Watch has a big security bug—it doesn't—it's that an intended feature of the watch is being presented as if it's a bug. The reality is that Apple Watch isn't more prone to theft than any other quality watch, although Apple could take steps to make it less desirable to steal.

Self-driving Cars Will Need a New Breed of Software

2:45 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

We've heard rumors that Apple is working on its own car. It's likely to be a standard electric car with, we think, a phenomenal battery. However, down the road, our attention will turn to self-driving cars, and one question to ask about autonomous cars is whether making them work very safely can be done to the satisfaction of the consumers. Can Apple take that leap as well?

TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-15: Apple Watch Security, Fixing iTunes 12

1:23 PM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

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After explaining to us yesterday how iTunes 12 is like the Weasley's house, Kelly has some ideas on how to fix that problem. Kelly, along with John Martellaro, join Jeff Gamet to sort out how to make iTunes better, plus they look at reports of a major security flaw in Apple Watch and explain how those are wrong.

Apple Watch Production Bottleneck Ends, Quanta Now Building at Full Capacity

9:14 AM, May. 15th, 2015 ·

Apple Watch should be easier to get now that Quanta, the company building Apple's smartwatch, has ramped up production. Company vice chairman CC Leung said there weren't enough workers available during the Lunar New Year holidays, but that's no longer an issue.

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Assuming Quanta really has been able to ramp up production to the levels Apple needs, Apple Watch deliveries should start coming in larger numbers. We may finally get to see in-store sales soon, too.

Apple Says HomeKit Accessories Coming in June

5:59 PM, May. 14th, 2015 ·

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Apple said on Thursday to expect the first HomeKit automation accessories in June. Responding to a Fortune report that HomeKit was delayed as Apple worked on stabilizing the platform, Apple said in a statement that the first HomeKit products will be released "next month."

Basic Checklist for Identifying Network Problems

4:55 PM, May. 14th, 2015 ·

You probably have enough internet enabled devices in your house that you should know a bit about how to fix things if they aren't working like they should. Kelly helps you break down how to find the break down and get things on track.