How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones with Your Apple TV

1 hour, 37 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Let's say you want to watch your favorite shows and movies on your Apple TV, but don't want to disturb anyone with the audio. No problem: just use headphones. Now how about making that happen without getting tangled in wires running from your TV to your head? The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet shows how to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Apple TV in this video tip.

Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle

2 hours, 25 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Pay What You Want: Learn to Code Bundle

We have a bundle for you today called the Learn to Code Bundle, and you can pay what you want for it. Here's how it works: pay whatever you want, even a penny, and get two courses. Beat the average price—$12.87 as of this writing—and get nine training courses covering topics from HTML5 to Ruby to Python, and more. Make the Top 10 at any point in this deal and you get five entries into our MonoRover R2 'Hoverboard' Giveaway. Plus, 10 percent of the profits from this deal go to Project Hope. Check out the deal listing for more information.

Apple Commercial: Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder + Andra Day (Video)

5 hours, 33 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has launched a new Christmas commercial called Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder + Andra Day. It features both of those artists, but only features a brief look at a MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X at the beginning, and another quick glimpse later in the spot. It also features two brief looks at an Apple Watch on Andra Day's wrist. It closes with the message "Love, ." It has the kind of heartwarming feel Apple has used in other holiday spots in recent years. What do you think?

Apple Buys Star Wars-related Facial Recognition Company Faceshift

9 hours, 7 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's holodeck plans are coming together with Faceshift purchase

Apple has reportedly purchased Faceshift, a facial recognition technology company that did some special effects work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Word on the street says Apple has confirmed the purchase, but so far all we really have is the usual noncommittal and vague statement from the company.

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Apple's augmented reality-related purchases: PrimeSense, Metaio, and now Faceshift. Something interesting is coming.

20% Off iTunes Cards

10:16 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Best Buy is running a deal on iTunes cards today—buy one, get 40 percent off a second. That's 20 percent off for both of them for those following along at home. This is another online deal, and it includes free shipping. You need to use ITUNESDEAL at checkout to get the discount, and the deal is valid on cards from $10-$100. That would be two cards for $160. This offer is part of Best Buy's run up to Black Friday. There's no expiration date listed as of this writing, but it could be a one-day-only deal.

PSA: If You’re Having Network Troubles, Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling

8:45 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Quick Tip

Tin cans with a broken string

Funny thing happened today: our own Adam Christianson was having trouble with his Internet connection. So, he called up his provider, but his phone call kept dropping. Holy 2007, Batman! Turns out he had Wi-Fi Calling turned on, and the very Internet connection he was calling about was dropping his calls to his cable company.

$100 Off Apple Watch, $125 Off 128GB iPad Air 2, Today Only

6:20 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

The early Black Friday deals are stacking up fast, and Best Buy is running a doozy for Apple Watch and iPad. Today only—and online only—you can get $50 off Apple Watch Sport, $100 off Apple Watch, $100 off a 64GB iPad Air 2, and $125 off a 128GB iPad Air 2. In each case you have to enter a coupon code at checkout to get the discount, and the offers only extend to what they have in stock. The coupon codes are listed below the product they are good for, as shown in the image below, and the deal ends at 11:59 PM CST (that's CENTRAL time zone) Tuesday, November 24th (that's tonight). [Via MacRumors]

HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander: $19.95

6:05 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander

The HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander is a clever device. It's an adaptor card that let's you use any microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC (including 512GB) memory card in your MacBook's Flash memory reader. And it does so sitting flush to the outer edge of your MacBook. We have a deal on one today for $19.95, one third off the regular price. Check the deal listing for more info.

Hewlett-Packard’s Z27s is a 27-inch 4K Display for Your Mac Without the 4K Price

3:00 PM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

Review: HP Z27s 4K Display

The Hewlett-Packard Z27s is a 27-inch, 4K Ultra High Definition display suitable for use with any modern PC or Macintosh. The IPS, anti-reflection display is flat, bright and the multiple mechanical adjustments as well as multiple inputs are superb. John Martellaro connected one to his Mac Pro and spent several months with this display. Here is his review in detail. 

Dell Fails Security 101 with eDellRoot Certificate Flaw

11:13 AM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Oops! Dell's PCs are open to phishing attacks.

Dell learned the hard way that creating your own security certificates can have unintended consequences, like opening major security holes on user's PCs. That's exactly what happened when Dell started including its own root certificate on new computers and opened the door for attackers to create their own valid certificates for webpages.

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Dude, you bought a Dell open phishing box.

Apple Targets February for China Apple Pay Launch

9:31 AM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Pay could launch in China this February

Apple Pay, meet China. China, meet Apple Pay. Apple's mobile payment system is coming to China in February 2016 with the backing of the country's four big banks—or so say insider sources.

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Apple Pay may be popular, but the current user base is nothing compared to the potential China brings to the platform. Once launched, Apple Pay use in China could dwarf usage everywhere else in the world.

iOS 9: Control Siri’s Sounds

8:50 AM EST, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to make Siri silent when you mute your iPhone

There's a way under iOS that you can actually mute Siri using the switch on the side of your device, so if you're easily embarrassed by Apple's voice assistant shouting at you in public, we've got you covered. Now all you'll have to do is remember to mute the darned thing when necessary! We may not be able to help you with that.

60% Off Stock Vaja Cases for iPhone, iPad

8:30 PM EST, Nov. 23rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

'Tis the season for sales, and Vaja Cases is running a doozy. I'm a huge fan of their leather cases, but they aren't cheap. Except this week. For Black Friday, Vaja is offering stock cases for 60 percent off using coupon code BF. Look for the cases that are labeled "In Stock." The image below is of the "Grip" case, which retails for $90. With 60 percent off, that's $36. Try and beat that with a stick, because these cases are handmade from Italian leather. Anyhoo, it's coupon code BF without the quotes, and it's good through November 30th, 2015. Have yourselves a time.