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Ford Ditching BlackBerry for iPhone for Global Corporate Use

8:57 PM, Jul. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Ford and iPhone

Ford announced on Tuesday that it was moving some 9,300 corporate employees from BlackBerry to iPhone. The move will be a blow to BlackBerry, which is trying to rebuild itself under the leadership of CEO John Chen. At the same time, it's another boost for Apple's enterprise ambition, which recently announced a mobile alliance with IBM.

‘Window Plug’ Portable Solar Charger Concept Design

6:04 PM, Jul. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Yanko Design is showing off a concept called "Window Plug," and it's very cool. It's a portable solar charger that you can stick on a window. It has a built-in battery that self-charges, but it also has a plug for accessing that power for your devices. So far, this is a concept only. In the comments, the creator said that he still has technical hurdles to overcome, not least of which is having the device generate enough power to meet the needs of a wide variety of devices. But I am lust with the idea of a charger that I could stick on a hotel window, a car window, or...wait for it...a airplane window. Accordingly, I'm pulling for the product to come to market.

MotionArtist for Mac: $9

4:19 PM, Jul. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

MotionArtist for Mac: $9

MotionArtist is a very cool piece of software that allows you to layout comics in traditional panel form with word bubbles, and  also add motion, sound, and even a 3D parallax effect to scenes. The animation tools are designed to be quite easy to use, and it's focused primarily on adding motion. Through our deal, you can get it for $9, a lot less than the $60 retail price.

The Mac Mastery Training Bundle: $29

5:18 PM, Jul. 28th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Mac Mastery Training Bundle: $29

We have a great bundle of training videos for you designed to you master your Mac. It has eight individual course, including:

  • Mac Clarity - Master Your Mac
  • Productivity For Mac Users
  • One On One Apple Personal Training
  • Mastering Keynote Presentations
  • Become a Rocker With GarageBand
  • Clean & Organize Your Mac In Under 2 Hours
  • iPhoto For Beginners
  • Basics Of Using A Mac

That's hundreds of lectures and more than 30 hours of video training. Individually, these training courses are $408, but through our deal you can get them for $29.

Best News in the Verse: Firefly Cast Reuniting for Firefly Online

6:35 PM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Browncoats everywhere are celebrating the news that the full cast of Joss Whedon's Firefly are reuniting for Firefly Online (site down as of this writing). io9 reported the news from San Diego Comicon Friday that Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass will all be contributing voice acting to the game reprising their characters in the most successful failed show of all time. Alan Tudyk will be doing additional characters, as well, and Michael Fairman will be reprising his role as Niska. As a teaser, the game producers posted a video called "If I Were a Captain" (below) that features the voice of Ron Glass and Captain Mal himself (near the end). Color me giddy!

Bose Sues Apple Acquisition Beats for Patent Infringement

6:26 PM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple in Court

Bose Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday accusing Beats Electronics of willfully infringing on five patents. Bose also launched a parallel lawsuit. Beats is in the process of being acquired by Apple, and Bose has accused the company of violating its patents in Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones.

iZZi Slim 4-Lenses-In-One Photo Kit: $95

5:11 PM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

iZZi Slim 4-Lenses-In-One Photo Kit: $95

iPhoneographers, we have a deal for you today called iZZi Slim, a case with a built-in lens kit for your iPhone 5 and 5s. The iZZi Slim included 4 lenses on one attachment, allowing you to switch lenses just by turning them for fast changes. The lenses include Fisheye lens, 2x Telephoto Lens, Macro Lens and Wide-Angle Lens (you access the macro lens by unscrewing the wide angle lens). The iZZi Slim is regularly priced at $155, but through our deal you can get it for $95. This price also includes a bonus Bluetooth shutter.

Hedge Fund: ‘Apple Might Become Obsolete in 2-3 Years’

8:48 PM, Jul. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Pedro de Noronha on CNBC

Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, ain't got no truck with these newfangled tech companies, including Apple. The problem, he said, is that you don't know where they'll be in 5 to 10 years. Even Apple, according to him, could be "obsolete in two to three years."