HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design Bundle: $39

5:40 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design Bundle

We have a tutorial deal for you today called the HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design Bundle. These training courses are designed to teach you design, floating layouts, wireframing, responsive design, and more. Individually, they retail for $215, but through our deal it's $39. Check out the deal listing for more information.

Hell’s Club Film Mashup: Star Wars, Scarface, Terminator, Saturday Night Fever, and More

4:00 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Hell's Club. A disco where characters from Star Wars, Carlito's Way, Saturday Night Fever, ScarfaceBlade, Terminator, The Mask, Robo Cop, Boogie Nights, Cocktail and some other Tom Cruise film I didn't recognize, and Michael Jackson all come together. This is a brilliant film mashup. The amount of work it must have required to integrate these films in such a seamless fashion is staggering to imagine. Behold and enjoy.

What Shall Apple Do with All That Money? Rethink the Car

2:30 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple & 21st Century cars

When a modern company has some extra money, creative executives have refined the art of rolling that money upwards towards themselves often starving other efforts. Even so, while car company R&D budgets are generally healthy, they may not be enough to make a major breakthrough in 21st century car technology. What if that's what Apple is planning to do?

Moving Your Apple Watch to Your New iPhone 6s

11:56 AM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Concerned you may lose your Apple Watch data when switching from your current iPhone to an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? That understandable because Apple says you need to unpair your watch to connect it to a new iPhone. Dave Chartier sorted out the steps to ensure your Apple Watch data successfully migrates to your new iPhone and then explained it all on his Finer Things in Tech blog. The short version: backup, backup, backup. You can check out all the details in his awesome blog post.

Upgrading to an iPhone 6s? Don’t Forget to Backup First

10:58 AM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

If you're getting a new iPhone be sure to back up your old one first

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders are arriving today, and you can buy Apple's latest smartphone in stores now, too. Before you activate your shiny new iPhone, however, you need to back up your old one. That'll ensure you see everything you expect on your new phone after you finish the setup process.

watchOS 2: Muting Activity Alerts

8:55 AM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

You can temporarily mute Apple Watch reminders

The Apple Watch's activity notifications are helpful and healthful, but if you're having a day when they're annoying you rather than motivating you, you're in luck. With the newest version of watchOS, we can now mute those sorts of pop-ups temporarily! That's the subject of today's Quick Tip.

That Time a Robot Was First in Line for an iPhone 6s

5:25 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

I love this story: a company called Atomic 212 has deployed a robot (of sorts) to wait in line at Apple Store Sydney to buy an iPhone for an employee.  Called Lucy the Robot, the device is actually a "telepresence device" with an iPad perched atop a motorized vehicle. Combined, the device is designed to let users represent themselves somewhere other than where they are. In this case, Lucy is representing one Lucy Kelly, an employee at Atomic 212. Lucy the Robot trundled up to the line, and will represent Lucy Kelly when Apple Store Sydney opens its doors to iPhone 6s sales any moment. (Via Mashable.)

Tom’s Guide Rates US Mobile Providers

4:23 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Over at Tom's Guide (known as Tom's Hardware in the olden days), there is a report released that "grades" mobile providers in the US. Using factors including network performance, online help, and phone selection, T-Mobile was the provider that won the day overall. Notable items in the report include AT&T getting the highest marks on customer support, and Verizon leading in network performance. This guide also compared five discount providers, or MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators - a company which does not own the infrastructure it uses). Overall even the top discount carrier didn't fare as well as the major carrier in last place. With the new iPhone on the horizon and others with contracts expiring in the near future, this guide is an interesting read. If you're getting a new phone anyway, you might want to take a close look at a new provider as well. You can take a closer look at the overall grades below, but click through to the actual guide to get more detail on the conclusions.

KeySmart 2.0 Titanium Key Organizer: $29.99

4:00 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

KeySmart 2.0 Titanium Key Organizer

Check out the KeySmart 2.0 Titanium Key Organizer, a device that lets you keep your keys folded up all neat and tidy in your pocket. And it comes with a bottle opener. You can use a coin to tighten and loosen the screws that hold it together for changing out keys, and because it's titanium, its lightweight. You can get this device for 21 percent off through our deal at $29.99.

AT&T Welcomes iPhone 6s Buyers with Customized Video

3:12 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

AT&T offers up customized iPhone 6s purchase videos

AT&T wants to make sure you're ready to go when your brand new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus arrives tomorrow, so customers who bought directly from the carrier are getting personalized videos with details about their order and device activation. Assuming you bought your iPhone from AT&T instead of Apple, there's an message waiting in your email in your inbox with a link to your personalized video.

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If you want to stand out in the cell service market you need to do things that make your customers feel welcome. That's the idea behind AT&T's personalized videos.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-24: Streaming Music on the Rise, Apple Talks XcodeGhost

1:15 PM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Streaming Music is on the rise and outpaced physical music sales in the first half of 2015. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet look at the changing music market and how Apple Music may fit into that in the future. They also look at Apple's comments on XcodeGhost and the lack of an explanation as to how infected apps got past App Store screeners.

Apple: Developers Shut Off GateKeeper to Install Counterfeit Xcode

9:08 AM EDT, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple says developers shut of OS X's security failsafe before installing malware-loaded Xcode

Apple has a list of the top 25 iPhone and iPad apps infected with XcodeGhost, and an explanation for how counterfeit versions of its Xcode tools were installed: developers in China intentionally shut off OS X's Gatekeeper feature. Without Gatekeeper running, there wasn't a failsafe in place to alert developers that they installed malware on their own computers.

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Developers downloaded Xcode from non-Apple servers and disabled Gatekeeper. How could they not expect to be writing malware-laden apps? Still, that doesn't let Apple off the hook for failing to catch the infected titles.

Fake Apple Stores Continue to Flourish in China

9:29 PM EDT, Sep. 23rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

A fake iPhone 6s (or iPhone s) and a fake iPhone 6s Plus running Android skinned to look like iOS

Apple has struggled with fake Apple Stores in China for years. A new report from Reuters said that such stores are flourishing, so much so that secondary businesses have sprung up to supply the fake stores with shirts, signage, and the accouterments needed to make the fakes look real.

Home Wi-Fi Weak in Areas? Use TP-LINK’s Powerline

5:20 PM EDT, Sep. 23rd, 2015 · Chuck La Tournous · In-Depth Review

TP-LINK's Powerline Adapters

Wi-Fi is great -- until it's not. TP-LINK's new Powerline adapters promise to let your home's electrical wiring do double duty as a high speed wired network. Can they really be the solution for dead spots and out-of-range areas in your home? Chuck La Tournous takes one for a spin to find out.