Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker: $49.99

4:44 PM EDT, May. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker: $49.99

Check out the Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker, a portable Bluetooth speaker with up to 7 hours of playback time. It features both Bluetooth connectivity and a direct line in, and you can control the volume and playback functions directly from the speaker. This device retails for $100, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99.

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

2:30 PM EDT, May. 20th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mca

Dr. Mac has been teaching people how to use their Macs more effectively for as long as he can remember. So he was surprised to find himself at a loss for words when a friend asked, “If you could only recommend one thing to help me become more productive on my Mac, what would it be?” This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 123 he explains why redundancy makes you more productive. 

Spotify to Add Video and Podcasts

11:57 AM EDT, May. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Spotify

Spotify announced on Wednesday that it will soon incorporate videos and podcasts into its streaming service. The service will be offering content from Comedy Central, Vice News, The Nerdist, and more as it seeks to become an all-purpose jukebox.

Meet OS X Yosemite Extensions

9:40 AM EDT, May. 20th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · How-To

Extensions have made a return to your Mac. These aren't the extensions you remember from the olden days of Mac troubleshooting, though. Kelly has the breakdown on what they are and how you can boss them around.

The Help Desk Explains Paper Books

6:45 PM EDT, May. 19th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Converting from scrolls to newfangled books can make for a difficult transition. This medieval monk had a very tough time understanding how to operate one. What to do? Why, call the abbey's help desk, of course. It's not new, but still cool. New Apple Watch owner? You'll love it.

 

Apple, Other Techs, Security Experts, Civil Groups Ask White House Not to Give Police Our Data

5:44 PM EDT, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

iSpy

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), and a host of security experts have penned an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him not to give law enforcement back door access to our data. The letter is a response by complaints from the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and others criticizing Apple, Google, and others for incorporating encryption that even they can't bypass.

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Sees Minor UI Speed Increases [Update]

4:41 PM EDT, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple Watch Emoji

Apple released the first update to Apple Watch OS earlier on Monday—Apple Watch OS 1.0.1—and right off the bat we noticed that screen reaction times are dramatically faster. Glances load more swiftly, too, and switching between notifications, the Watch face, Glances, and Apps is all smoother and faster.

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

3:51 PM EDT, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

If you have a lot of devices in your household, we have a deal for you: the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. As the name suggests, it has six charging USB ports, each of them designed to deliver maximum charging power to your mobile devices. It's designed to handle U.S. and international power from the wall, and it's certified CE, FCC and RoHS. Through our deal you can get the Kinkoo for $35.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-19: Carl Icahn Knows Best

1:27 PM EDT, May. 19th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton & Bryan Chaffin · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Carl Icahn had all kinds of things to say about Apple recently, and Bryan and Dave have all kinds of things to say about Carl Icahn. Seems Apple had some things to say about Carl Icahn, too, or at least that's what the Wall Street Journal's story yesterday infers. Apple won't be making a screened version of the Apple TV according to WSJ (and it sure sounds like a controlled leak from Apple). All this and more on today's TDO!