Sonos’s New Trueplay Lets You Tune Your Speakers with Your iPhone

12:01 AM EDT, Sep. 29th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Product News

The rooms in your home aren't acoustically designed to make speakers sound their very best. My rooms aren't either. It's for this reason that Sonos has been hard at work developing Trueplay, an innovative technology that will allow us to use our iPhones and iPads to automatically tune our Sonos speakers for the rooms and locations in which we place them.

Russian Police Worried iPhone Emoji will Give Kids the Gay

5:50 PM EDT, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's emoji collection caters to the openminded and tolerant crowd

What's the worst thing Apple could Possibly do? If you're the police in Russia's Kirov region, that would be including same sex couples as emoji on the iPhone. The police are investigating whether or not the same sex emoji violate Russia's law banning what they see as propaganda promoting homosexuality to children.

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Investigating Apple over emoji shows exactly how out of control Russia's attack on the LGBT community has become.

Last Chance for Scrivener 2 at $19.50

4:35 PM EDT, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Scrivener Running on MacBook

Scrivener from Literature & Latte is an amazing piece of software for writers. I've been using it for years for several fiction projects, including a novel—I can't imagine trying to organize any large writing project without it. John Martellaro reviewed it for TMO, and he loves it, too. The best thing, though, is that we have a deal on Scrivener. You can get it for $19.50, but you need to hurry because it's ending. If you've ever even thought about writing, you should get Scrivener today. This deal is good for OS X or Windows—there's a pulldown menu on the deal listing for you to choose which version you want, but our link goes straight to the Mac version.

Apple Explains 3D Touch with a Cool Video

11:06 AM EDT, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus doesn't let your reach inside your smartphone's display. It's actually a really cool way to make things happen without needing to drill down through lots of menus, or in some cases, even opening an app. Think of 3D Touch sort of like a hyper-contextual menu. Apple figured that might be easier to explain with a demonstration, so the company put together an awesome video showing some of the ways 3D Touch can help you out.

Here’s How to Turn Off Apple Music’s Autopay

10:07 AM EDT, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Link

How to turn off Apple Music subscriptions

Apple Music may be cool, but it isn't for everyone. The three month free trial you signed up for on launch day is about to run out—on September 30th, to be exact. If you don't want to start paying US$9.99 a month for your subscription it's time to turn off autopay. You can disable Apple Music's automaticic monthly payments pretty easily from your iPhone. Read on to learn how, or if you're happy with Apple Music just keep listening and your creditcard will automatically get charged when it's time to renew.

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Sales Top 13M During Launch Weekend

8:59 AM EDT, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's iPhone 6s breaks launch weekend sales figures

Apple broke its iPhone launch weekend sales yet again, this time hitting 13 million units with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. That easily tops last year's 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend sales.

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China no doubt helped boost this year's iPhone launch weekend sales figures. If China had been part of the iPhone 6 launch last year, it's possible we wouldn't be seeing a 3 million unit increase year over year.

MGG 572: Cool Stuff Found, El Capitan Tips, Networks & More

12:24 PM EDT, Sep. 27th, 2015 · John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Cool Stuff Found returns for a segment, but that still leaves time to prep you for El Capitan's release this week. What are your geek's favorite features in the upcoming OS update? Listen to find out that and some tips for installing, too. Then it's on to your questions, including diagnosing some connection dropouts and advice for a new drive. Listen today!

Here Are All the iPhone 6 Cases We Tried & Fit Our New 6s [Update]

9:05 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

iPhone 6s shipped on Friday, and the first thing we did (after setting up our new devices, of course) was test out iPhone 6 cases to make sure they fit. The iPhone 6s is 0.2 mm thicker than the iPhone 6—case manufacturers have been quick to say iPhone 6 cases will fit iPhone 6s, but we wanted to test it for ourselves. [Updated with the Seidio Obex Waterproof Case.]

Can’t Get Your iPhone 6s on Your AT&T MicroCell? Here’s the Fix

6:47 PM EDT, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Link

If your brand new iPhone 6s isn't connecting to your AT&T MicroCell, you aren't alone—and this isn't a new issue. Last year when the iPhone 6 came out we detailed what it takes to get your new phone to connect to your MicroCell, and you'll need to follow the same steps again this year, even if your phone number hasn't changed. The short version: There's a whole lot of resetting going on. The not-as-short version: read on to learn how to reset your MicroCell, and hopefully this won't be an issue next year when AT&T's Wi-Fi calling support is available in more cities.

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.