How to Take a Photo Without Touching Your iPhone

4:30 PM, Sep. 30th, 2013 · · TMO Scoop

Most of the time, we frame the photo on our iPhone and touch the shutter release button on the display. Or perhaps it's more convenient to use the volume control buttons on the side.  However, there are several ways to trip the shutter without even touching your iPhone.

TMO has Close Encounter with Space Shuttle Discovery

11:56 AM, Apr. 17th, 2012 · · TMO Scoop

Space Shuttle Discovery

While in the middle of bringing you breaking Apple news, staffers at TMO’s Northern Virginia office were interrupted this morning by an unexpected visitor. The Space Shuttle Discovery, on a final tour before she’s decommissioned at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center, buzzed our office on the back of a NASA 747.

OS X Mountain Lion Galaxy Photo Identified

5:41 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2012 · · TMO Scoop

NGC 3190

When OS X Lion shipped, Apple used an image of the M31 galaxy in the constellation Andromeda as the default desktop image.  Then, when Mountain Lion was announced, the default image changed to a galaxy no one could identify immediately. Now, a reader has tipped us off.

Why Andy Taylor is Leaving Nuance

10:00 AM, Oct. 7th, 2010 · · TMO Scoop


Andrew Taylor is leaving Nuance, the company he sold MacSpeech to. Just exactly what’s in store, he doesn’t yet know, but he’s decided it’s time to move on.

Andy Taylor

Psystar: Snow Leopard Belongs in Florida

11:07 AM, Sep. 19th, 2009 · · TMO Scoop


Psystar reasserted its claims that Leopard and Snow Leopard copyright-related issues should be dealt with in court independently in its response to Apple's motion to dismiss the unauthorized Mac clone maker's recent case filing in Florida. Apple and Psystar have been battling in U.S. District Court in California over whether or not the PC maker can build and sell Mac clones for months, but the clone maker added a new wrinkle to the case when it started the legal process over again with a new filing in Florida.

Psystar Hit with $5K Fine for Discovery Abuse

12:03 PM, Aug. 25th, 2009 · · TMO Scoop


Unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar was slapped with a US$5,000 fine for discovery abuse, indicating the company's "guns blazin'" legal strategy may have misfired. The ruling came as part of Apple's case against the company for selling PCs with Mac OS X pre-installed.

Apple, Psystar Locked in Discovery Dispute

9:12 AM, Aug. 13th, 2009 · · TMO Scoop


Apple's lawsuit against Psystar took an interesting turn on Tuesday when Apple was granted a motion to file its discovery brief and exhibits under seal, meaning the documents and information will remain confidential and out of the public eye. The move indicates the two companies are likely embroiled in a major discovery dispute.

Judge Dismisses Psystar Bankruptcy, Blocks Stays Against Apple

8:41 PM, Aug. 9th, 2009 · · TMO Scoop


Psystar, the company Apple is suing for allegedly building and selling Mac clones without authorization, has been granted its motion to dismiss its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Florida. The Judge overseeing the case, however, included the stipulation that if Psystar files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection Apple's case against the company in California will not be subject to an automatic stay.

Psystar Moves to Drop Bankruptcy Ahead of Apple Legal Battle

7:07 PM, Jul. 2nd, 2009 · · TMO Scoop


Unauthorized Mac clone maker, Psystar, filed a motion to dismiss its bankruptcy case in Florida on Thursday claiming it couldn't afford to simultaneously deal with that filing along with Apple's copyright infringement case in California.