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Chinese Consumer Group Also Wants Answers on Throttlegate

his new call joins a chorus of lawsuits, and even a French criminal probe, demanding information and damages for the practice.

Post CES 2018 Update on the State of 4K/UHD HDR Formats

The 4K/UHD HDR standards are in place, and Apple TV 4K honors the most important ones. But there are a few wrinkles to be aware of.

This FBI Special Agent in Charge Says: 'We Heart Apple'

John Bennett, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s San Francisco office, told Forbes, “We heart Apple. They train our cops.”

Bitcoin Drops Below $10K, Rallies Back Above $11K

The price of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency fell below $10,000 Tuesday afternoon, only to immediately rally back to $11,000 moments later.

TMO's Top 5 Picks from CES 2018

CES 2018 brought loads of interesting products to Las Vegas for us to check out. These are our top picks from everything we got to look at.

OSX/MaMi Malware, CES 2018 Trends from the Outside - TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-16

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to shed some light on the OSX/MaMi malware threat for the Mac, plus they share their perspective from the outside on CES 2018 trends.

Get Free Bitcoins from 59 Faucets That Pay

Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Bryan reminds us that faucets pay out more satoshis when the price of Bitcoin falls. Most faucets tie their payouts to the dollar, which means more satoshis when Bitcoin falls, and fewer satoshis when Bitcoin rises. If your goal is accumulating cryptocurrency to HODL (hold on for dear life), hit more faucets when Bitocin drops, like it did today. ]

Face ID Tracking Emotions is Real, Thanks to Loki

The facial data is put through a neural network trained to map facial data to emotions.

First Toyota CarPlay Vehicles Coming This Spring

The CarPlay systems will have a wired connection, so you’ll have to connect your iPhone via USB.

Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System: $55

We have a deal today on the Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System. It’s a 3-piece desktop speaker, with two 2.5″ mid-range satellites and a 4″ woofer. In addition to Bluetooth, it also has a 3.5mm audio hack for another input. You can get it for $55 through us.

"Wait, We're Worth Millions?" New FileMaker Commercial Takes The Office Staff to The Beet Lord!

FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, released a new commercial today featuring a few “staff members” from the US version of The Office. Check it out and watch how these Beet Lords manage their entire business with FileMaker. It’s as if anyone can do it (and, truth be told, anyone can: we use FileMaker here at both TMO and BackBeat Media to manage our entire operation).

OSX/MaMi Malware Hijacks DNS, Takes Screenshots, More

There’s a new DNS highjacking malware for the Mac dubbed OSX/MaMi in the wild, and virus and malware checkers aren’t yet detecting.

macOS: Using "Put Back" with Your Trashed Files

There’s a feature of the trash in macOS that’ll let you move items back where they came from with just a menu command or a keyboard shortcut, no dragging and dropping required! We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip.

Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh - Mac Geek Gab 692

Messages are a huge part of our online life, and they don’t always work the way we expect or prefer. John and Dave start by answering some of those questions. Then it’s on to where you should – and shouldn’t – be using APFS. After that, the questions jump around a bit, including one about mesh vs. quasi-mesh. All this and more on Mac Geek Gab 692 today!

Weather Now, a Gorgeous, Informative Weather App for iOS

Weather Now presents information in an easy-to-digest way, and it looks great.

Apple's WebKit Team Releases Speedometer 2.0 for Browser Engineers

This is a benchmarking suite designed to allow browser engineers to test their browser engines, and it’s part of Apple’s contribution to the broader WebKit community.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Asst. Dir. of Operations at NWRDC John Welch

John Welch is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Northwest Regional Data Center at Florida State University. Over the last 30 years, he’s become an expert Mac IT administrator, using UNIX systems and the UNIX-based Mac to work with them. He’s worked for the military, major businesses and several universities such as MIT and FSU. John told me about the incredibly serendipitous events that led to each of his many IT jobs. In the second segment, we chatted about macOS server, Apple in the enterprise (Apple’s approach and strengths), and perspectives on the recent High Sierra root access security snafu in light of several other historical Mac events that he lived through. John also provided his insights about the new, amazing iMac Pro. His deep experience with Macs makes for great listening.

CES - Modpack Is a Battery Pack, But It's Also a Customizable Electronic Utility Device

LAS VEGAS – Moduware demonstrated at CES its Modpack, portable battery pack that lets you build your own electronic utility device with replaceable modules.

App Store Revenue to Outpace Global Movie Industry in 2018

If the App Store keeps growing like this, by 2019 the total iOS economy will be worth US$500 billion dollars.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day With Civil Rights Apps

It’s the perfect time to get involved with your community, like volunteering, local events, or even peacefully protesting.