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Trent Reznor on Working for Apple: ‘It’s Everything I Asked For’

9 hours, 21 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · News

Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and the former Chief Creative Officer for Beats Music, said that it was "flattering" to be asked to work directly for Apple, Beats' new owner. In an interview with Billboard magazine, Mr. Reznor said that working for Apple was, "unfamiliar and it's kind of everything I asked for." He added, "and the bad thing is it's everything I asked for."

Last Chance for The Complete iOS 8 Course With Swift for $89

10 hours, 5 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance for The Complete iOS 8 Course With Swift for $89

Our deal for the Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course for $89 is ending in three days. This is a $998 package of developer training courses that includes some 350 videos and 36 hours of content. In addition to teaching you what's new in iOS 8 and Xcode 6, you'll also learn Swift, Apple's new programming language. No programming experience is necessary. As a bonus, this deal also includes the Complete iOS 7 Course.

Meijer, the CurrenctC/MCX Member Who Refuses to Block Apple Pay

7:17 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Meijer

Meet Meijer, the 213-store retailer that is a member of the MCX/CurrentC wannabe hegemony. Like Rite Aid and CVS, Meijer has NFC-equipped payment terminals that support Apple Pay. Unlike Rite Aid and CVS, Meijer, has no intention of blocking Apple Pay and is listed as an Apple Pay supporter by Apple.

Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

6:36 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Link

Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

I've gathered 52 different Bitcoin "faucets"—websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads—and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more and removes some faucets that have gone dark for a total of 52 different Bitcoin faucets that really pay, plus a Dogecoin faucet and a Litecoin faucet.

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

5:17 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

The Blue Bluetooth Shower Speaker has been a very popular deal with our readers, but there's just four days left. For $39, you can get a water-resistant speaker built for your shower. That means music or podcasts or whatever sound floats your boat while you bathe, without worrying about wrecking your iPhone. Huzzah! It has a rechargable battery, works up to ten meters from the source, and connects to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, PC, or Android device via Bluetooth.

CES Rebrands iLounge Pavilion as iProducts, Hopes to Attract Macworld Expo Exhibitors

5:09 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

CES

CES announced Thursday a major rebranding of the Apple-centric show-within-a-show that takes place in January. The company said it was changing the name from the iLounge Pavilion to the iProducts Marketplace. The change comes in the wake of Macworld/iWorld going on hiatus, and CES made it clear they want to snag as many vendors from its erstwhile competitor as possible.

Freebie Wednesday - Four Free Deals from TMO

3:54 PM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Freebie Wednesday - Four Free Deals from TMO


We usually promote one deal a day, but through our friends at Stack Social, we actually have a ton of deals going at any one time. Right now, for instance, we have not one, but four different free offers. Check 'em out.

FTC Sues AT&T for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

2:01 PM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Darth Bell

Get this: "unlimited" apparently means "no limits." Who knew, right? It turns out that there is a modicum of watchdog left in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after all, because the regulators announced plans to sue AT&T for throttling its Unlimited Plan because, the Commission says, throttling is a limit.

Fan Mockup Shows Apple Watch Interface for iPhone

8:37 PM, Oct. 27th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Lucas Menge has put together an amazing mockup of what the Apple Watch interface might look like if it was brought to the iPhone. In addition to posting a video to YouTube (below the fold) demonstrating the concept, he posted source code to GitHub (via TechCrunch). The video shows how one could use the interface to browse your apps, zoom in and out of all those icons, and launch apps, too. In addition, he also used the increased screen size of his iPhone to add text labels for each icon, something left off the Apple Watch in the preliminary looks Apple has given us. It's very cool and makes you think about what might be coming down the pike from Cupertino.