Last Chance for Duracell Bundle: 100 AA and 50 AAA Batteries for $56

4:22 PM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance for Duracell Bundle: 100 AA and 50 AAA Batteries for $56

The Duracell Bundle—100 AA and 50 AAA Duracell Batteries for $56—is coming to an end. This has been a very popular deal on our Deals page, even without promoting it, but if you want to take advantage of it, do so quickly. It ends on August 21st, just two days from now. The batteries have an expiration date of 2019, and the deal is only available in the continental U.S. There's a limit of five per customer, which means you can one for you and get Christmas/holiday gifts for some of your family, too.

Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft’s Board, Will Focus on Clippers and Study

3:55 PM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Owner

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Tuesday that he was quitting the company's board of directors, effective immediately. In a letter to new CEO Satya Nadella published by Microsoft, Mr. Ballmer said he was leaving the board because he saw, "a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of time."

Shares of $AAPL Top $100, Flirt with Record Closing High

1:35 PM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Stock Watch

$AAPL Chart

Shares of Apple Inc. topped US$100 in intra-day trading on Tuesday, trading as high as $100.525 per share in heavy volume. $AAPL's all-time closing high is $100.30 on a split-adjusted basis, set on September 19th, 2012. The stock briefly traded over $100 per share two days later, but this is the first time it has crossed that mark since.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-19

1:21 PM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Our iPhones can be more than text message tools and cameras; they can play an important role in enhancing our lives, too. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share some of their favorite apps and accessories for improving the quality of their lives, and even offer up a little relationship advice, too.

Developer Portal Breach May have Forced Apple’s Gatekeeper Changes

11:02 AM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Changes to the Gatekeeper feature in OS X Mavericks designed to help protect users from malware and may be the result of a security breach Apple experienced through its Developer Portal. Developers first saw the change in the beta version of OS X 10.9.5, and if they haven't updated the digital signatures in their apps, end users will start seeing warnings saying those apps may not be trustworthy.

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Protecting users and developers from security risks is a hard job, and it isn't any secret that Apple's Developer Portal fell victim to attackers. It's possible the information the attackers made off with forced the company to change how Gatekeeper works to prevent similar attacks in the future.

iTunes Festival 2014 Adds Paolo Nutini, Lenny Kravitz, Elbow

10:13 AM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's 2014 London iTunes Festival lineup just filled out a little more with Paolo Nutini, Lenny Kravitz, and Elbow all getting show dates. The annual music event includes 30 days of free concerts from big name artists at London's Roundhouse, but tickets are available only through a lottery system.

5 Great iPhone Accessories for Runners and Hikers

9:22 AM EDT, Aug. 19th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Your iPhone probably goes pretty much everywhere with you, and that includes fitness-related activities like walking, running and hiking. That magical slab of glass and metal is already capable of tracking and logging what you're doing, but there are some great accessories and apps that can make your workout or leisurely stroll even better. Read on to see a few of Jeff's favorites.

CrossOver 13: Run Windows Software On Your Mac for $29.95

6:46 PM EDT, Aug. 18th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

CrossOver 13: Run Windows Software On Your Mac for $29.95

We have a deal for you today on Crossover 13, software that allows you to run Windows apps on your Mac without a Windows license, without rebooting, and without a virtual machine. There are plenty of reasons to run a full virtual machine, but if you just need to run an app or two, Crossover will let you do so without the overhead. Thanks to our friends at Stack Social, you can get Crossover 13 for $29.95, half the regular price.

China’s Xiaomi Is No Apple

6:30 PM EDT, Aug. 18th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

Bleh

China's Xiaomi. It's the Apple of China, or so some would have us believe. This company has been called China's Apple, and its CEO has been called China's Steve Jobs. It's a bunch of crap, of course, and this weekend Xiaomi demonstrated its commitment to proving it. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the subject.

Week Of Who: Doctor Puppet

6:28 PM EDT, Aug. 18th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Doctor Who, a popular television program here at TMO Towers, is returning with a new season this coming Saturday. Needless to say, excitement is high so I'm sharing some of my favorite Doctor Who tributes/parodies with you. Today we're kicking off the Week Of Who with Doctor Puppet, created by Alisa Stern. It's a series of stop-motion videos, starring the Matt Smith version of the Doctor. They are impressively adorable and since they aren't lengthy it's easy to get caught up. Check out Doctor Puppet's adventures starting with the first episode below:

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MGG 515: Geeks Out of Their Brains on the 515

5:25 PM EDT, Aug. 18th, 2014 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Ready to rock, your two geeks are on the question train this week, answering yours and posing some of their own to each other. Topics include how to lay out data on your SSD upgrade, batch changing photo info, troubleshooting a sluggish iPhone, AT&T/U-Verse Residential Gateway woes and much, much more. Download, press play and enjoy!