Apple Adds Alchemy Synthesizer Support to Logic Pro X

4:15 PM EDT, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Logic Pro X gets a serious update with Alchemy support

Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2 on Tuesday with several new features, most notably support for Alchemy—a synthesizer plug-in with several sound generators. Logic Pro is Apple's professional audio editing application for the Mac.

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That's a seriously big update for Logic Pro.

10-foot MFi-certified Lighting Cable: $18.99

3:29 PM EDT, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

10-foot Lightning cable for $18.99

If you're on the hunt for a new USB to Lightning cable for your iPhone or iPad and don't want to break the bank, check out TMO's deal today. We found a 10-foot (3 meter) cable with Apple's MFi certification for only US$18.99, or 52 percent off its regular $40 price tag. That's what you'll pay for Apple's much shorter 1 meter cable, and since it come with a MFi certification, you don't have to worry about damaging your iOS devices when they're charging or syncing. It's perfect for an extra cable to keep in your school or work bag.

Great Price on BlueGATE’s Handsfree Bluetooth Car Kit

10:50 AM EDT, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Cool Stuff Found

The BlueGATE CTR is  a hands-free Bluetooth car kit with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC pairing for cars with an AUX in port. It has music controls, a built-in mic for calls, and a 2.1A USB port on the DC adapter for charging your iPhone or iPad. It lists for $67.99 though it usually sells for $44.99, but have we got a deal for you (at least until August 30). Just use the coupon code SAVEBLU1 to take $25 off. So your price for the BlueGATE CTR will be $19.99. And, of course, other than local tax, that's all you'll pay 'cause shipping is free. If my car had an AUX port, I'd order one in a heartbeat. 

Wells Fargo Upgrades AAPL, Says Market Overcorrected

10:22 AM EDT, Aug. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Wells Fargo upgrades AAPL to Outperform

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um upgraded Apple's stock rating to Outperform on Tuesday following Monday's rollercoaster market correction. He thinks Apple's stock dip yesterday was an overcorrection and that investors have a new buying window.

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Some days the stock market is a crazy roller coaster ride—like yesterday. Today, Wells Fargo thinks Apple is the ride to be on.

3-in-1 Smartphone Camera Lenses 56% Off: $29.99

4:43 PM EDT, Aug. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

iPhone Camera Lens Deal

Adding extra camera lenses to your iPhone doesn't have to be an expensive ordeal, and TMO's latest deal backs that up. This kit includes macro, wide angle, and fisheye lenses that all snap on or off quickly thanks to an adapter ring that attaches to your phone. It's compatible with the iPhone 4 up through the iPhone 6 Plus, and also works with the iPad, iPod touch, and many Android smartphones, too. The camera lens kit is regularly priced at US$69, but you can get it for $29.99 with our special deal.

Upgrade Your Mobile Setup With These Unique Leather Wrapped Lightning Cables

2:40 PM EDT, Aug. 24th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

Here's a neat iDevice accessory that aims to simultaneously address two user demands: high quality sync and charge cables that won't tangle and fray, and a unique design that looks great for personalizing your mobile setup. Esbee Cables, nearing their initial goal on Kickstarter, are custom leather-wrapped cables that claim to offer much greater durability than the standard Apple cable, and come in one of seven color options. Each Micro USB or Lightning cable will retail for $30 (compared to the $19 that Apple charges for a standard cable), although a few reward tiers remain which can shave a couple of dollars off that price. Those backing the project now should receive their cables by mid-November. Check out additional pictures and videos on the project's Kickstarter page.

Swatch CEO: Apple Watch is a Toy

10:45 AM EDT, Aug. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Swatch: We're betting on the smart-ish watch

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek says Apple Watch is a toy and that smartwatches in general are a bad idea. He went on to say that Swatch is working on its own smartwatch design, which presumably isn't a toy like Apple Watch.

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The future, according to Swatch isn't the smartwatch. It's the smart-ish watch.

A Handy Apple Watch and iPhone Stand for Under $20

7:48 AM EDT, Aug. 24th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

There are lots of Apple Watch stands and charging docks, but most hold just the watch itself. If you're looking for a cheap and useful dock that can handle both your Apple Watch and your iPhone, our own Adam Christianson found what looks to be a great deal on Amazon. The Apple Watch Stand from Poetic Smartphone holds your Apple Watch and iPhone, comes in iDevice-matching color options Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, and will run you just US$20 shipped. Just one potential caveat: buyers report that the larger 42mm Apple Watch will only work with the Sport band; other bands are too heavy for the stand when combined with the weight of the watch.