AAPL Q1 Earnings Report Set for Tuesday Afternoon

10:53 AM, Jan. 26th, 2016 · · Reports

AAPL Q1 2016 earnings report Tuesday January 26

Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings report for 2016 is set to start when the market closes this afternoon at about 5PM eastern time. Investors will be paying close attention to Apple's holiday season iPhone sales and will no doubt try to get solid iPad Pro sales figures from the company. Be sure to check in with The Mac Observer this afternoon for our coverage and analysis.

How to Use the Command Line to Make the Dock Appear Faster on Your Mac

8:17 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Reports

El Cap Dock

The Dock in OS X can be set to always be visible, or it can be set to appear only when you mouse over its location on the edge of your screen. There's a delay, however, between when you mouse over the edge and when the Dock actually appears, and some folks don't care for that. It turns out you can change this behavior.

OS X: Partitioning Drives (And Why You Might Want To!)

9:10 AM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · Reports

How to partition Mac OS X hard drives

Today's Quick Tip is about partitioning disks with OS X, which is useful if you'd like to share data with a PC, clone to the same external drive as someone else, and so on. Melissa Holt's got the skinny on partitioning with the colorful, cheerful new Disk Utility interface in this article!

OS X: 5 Settings to Tweak for Newbies

9:20 AM, Jan. 13th, 2016 · · Reports

OS X settings to change for new Mac users

Ever set up a machine for someone else, especially someone new to the Mac or just new to recent versions of OS X? Well, after this Quick Tip, you'll be prepared to do just that. We'll go over some of the changes you could make to give your newbie an easier experience while he gets accustomed to how the Mac works.

OS X’s Hidden Bluetooth Debug Menu: Reset Devices and More

9:05 AM, Jan. 12th, 2016 · · Reports

How to use OS X's hidden Bluetooth debug menu to reset your devices

Having Bluetooth problems? We've got a fix for you. The Bluetooth icon in your menu bar is hiding a special option that'll help you with a whole mess of troubleshooting steps, including doing factory resets on your connected Apple devices either all at once or one at a time. Melissa Holt's gonna talk about that in today's Quick Tip.

TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-11: CES 2016 Wrap Up, USB C

1:36 PM, Jan. 11th, 2016 · · Reports


We survived another year at CES, so its time to look back at what the event had to show this year. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro and join Jeff Gamet to talk about show trends, what was interesting, and how USB C is changing how we think about our laptops.

Sensorwake Demonstrates Olfactory Alarm Clock

11:45 AM, Jan. 8th, 2016 · · Reports


LAS VEGAS - John F. Braun checks out Sensorwake, an alarm clock that uses smell, rather than sound, to wake you up. The scents are created by Givaudan, a global leader in the fragrance Industry. The device comes with a Toast capsule, and there are currently six other scents which come in packs of two.

Simple Human Thinks Differently about Lighted Mirrors

4:55 PM, Jan. 7th, 2016 · · Reports

Wide-View Sensor Mirror at CES

LAS VEGAS - Simple Human has a new mirror called Wide-View Sensor Mirror, and the company has really thought differently about lighting, and they use an iPhone app to do it. Bryan Chaffin explain, starting with the story of why he grasped its value.