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We're ramping up for the holiday season here at TMO, and that includes great toys in our deals. Like the SKEYE Hexa Drone. This is a fun little drone with six blades, hence the name Hexa Drone. Through our deal, you can get it for $45.99—but, you can also get an additional 15 percent off all drones being offered through our deals. Just use coupon code DRONE15 at checkout.
Apple has acknowledged problems with unresponsive iPad Pros in a support document, and the company said it was investigating the issue. The same document provided steps for recovering from the problem.
We have a heckuva deal for you on 10 Mac apps called the Black Friday Mac Bundle. It includes Drive Genius 4, AfterShot Pro 2 , PDFpen 7, Mixtape Pro, MacX DVD Ripper Pro, BusyContacts, Prizmo 3, MotionComposer, Dropzone 3, and DaisyDisk. Those are 10 great apps, and through this bundle you can get them for $39.99. This deal has already proved incredibly popular even before we made it our deal of the day, so get on it.
A billion dollars. Just saying it makes me wax whimsical about the salad days when such an august figure was what we in the business called "a lot of money." The gigantic sums of money earned by the likes of Apple and Google may have jaded us to such figures, but there are innumerable companies that would kill for a billion dollars of business in year.
Here's a product I can get behind called the Roost Smart Battery. It's a Lithium battery in a 9-Volt form factor designed specifically for smoke alarms. First, it will last five years. Secondly, it has built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to monitor and communicate with the battery from your smartphone. That includes the ability to identify WHICH FREAKIN' SMOKE ALARM IS BEEPING FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY MAKE IT STOP!!! Oops, sorry. I just went through an epic hunt for a chirping smoke detectors, and it was absolutely the most idiotic event I've participated in this year. This product would have made it so much simpler to handle. Back to the Roost Smart Battery: the Lithium core is replaceable. It's priced at US$34.99, and just began shipping. You can also order it through Amazon.
Goldman Sachs goosed Apple's stock on Wednesday by placing it on the investment banking firm's "Conviction Buy List." Analyst Simona Jankowski told Wall Street that Apple should be valued more as a services company, rather than a hardware company, and issued a 12-month target of US$163 per share.
Check out the REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. Being Bluetooth, they offer up to 33 feet of connectivity, and they support hands-free calls and uninterrupted audio for up to 15 hours of straight playtime on one charge. You can get these headphones through our deal for $35.99.
This is way off the tech track, but Boing Boing posted this great video from HowStuffWorks explaining the "Transatlantic" or "Mid-Atlantic" accent that we know today mostly from movies in the 1930s and early 1940s. I enjoy the study of accents, and I thought this was a great breakdown of how this peculiar one worked, where it came from, and why it disappeared. No spoilers, just watch the video. It's great.
Tapity announced Wednesday that it was putting two of its apps—Grades and Languages—on the market. The company said it was doing so in order to concentrate on Hours, the company's flagship product.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.