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The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code for Web Bundle

6:36 PM, Dec. 15th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code for Web Bundle

There's still time to take advantage of the Name Your Own Price Learn to Code Bundle, a package of video tutorials designed to teach you how to code for the Web. The way it works is this: pay what you want. If you pay less than the average price, you get Programming Java for Beginnings and PSD to HTML5/CSS3. If you pay the average price or more, you also get six other developer course. The average price is $15.05 as of this writing. But, you have an incentive to pay more, because 10 percent of your purchase price goes to one of three charities, you choose: Child's Play, World Wildlife Fund, Creative Commons.

Apple Posts ‘The Song’ Commercial That Will Tug on Your Heartstrings

4:40 PM, Dec. 14th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has produced a wonderful and powerful commercial called "The Song" embedded below the fold. It features a young woman who discovers photographs of her grandmother along with a 45 record the grandmother made to send to her boyfriend/husband. On the 45 record, the grandmother sings an a capella love song, and the young woman uses her iPad to put a guitar line to it along with backing vocals to make it a duet. Apple's tagline accompanying the commercial says, "With a Mac, iPhone or iPad you have the power to create thoughtful, emotional gifts and memories that transcend time. It could be a movie, a homemade card or a song that brings two generations closer together." I think this is a great ad that's as powerful as last year's "Misunderstood" spot.

Get Free Bitcoins with 50 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

10:29 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Link

Get Free Bitcoins with 50 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

I've gathered 50 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 50 different Bitcoin faucets that really pay. I've also added Dogecoin and Litecoin faucets, reformatted the list, and updated all the descriptions.

NetSpot Pro: Analyze and Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network for $19

5:47 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

NetSpot Pro: Analyze and Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network for $19

NetSpot Pro is a Mac utility that allows you to map your Wi-Fi network, identify the strong and weak zones in your coverage, see where competing networks or other radio signals might be interfering, and generally understand your network. It has a lot of features, and there's a video on the deal listing that shows more about how it works. It's regularly priced at $149, but through our deal it's just $19.

YouTube Rewind 2014 Features John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Myriad of YouTube Stars

5:07 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

YouTube has posted a retrospective for 2014 called YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014. Professionally filmed and produced, the video features mainstream celebrities like John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmle, Chris Hardwycke, Chris Hardwick, Conan O'Brien, and Big Bird. But it also includes many folks who have become celebrities through YouTube itself, including The  Fine Brothers, Kid President, Corridor Digital, iJustine, Freddie Wong, AmazingPhil, Grace Helbig, Enjoy Phoenix, Epic Rap Battles, and many more. The music is mostly a mashup of Pharrell's "Happy" and various other songs that have been popular on YouTube, and it was put together by DJ Earworm. It's a great video. It's funny, clever, well-made, and entertaining.

City of Houston Allows Bitcoin ATM in Convention Center

8:45 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Robocoin Bitcoin ATM

The City of Houston has allowed a live Bitcoin ATM to be set up in George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston owns the building, but it is managed by Houston First, a separate corporation that runs the convention center and other Houston-owned public buildings. This marks the first Bitcoin ATM to be operated in a government-owned building.

Taiwan Supply Chain Claims Apple Watch Production Will Begin in January

7:51 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Rumor

The Apple Watch Crystal Ball

A supply chain leak out of Taiwan is claiming that Apple and Quanta have solved yield issues that will allow Apple Watch production to ramp up starting in January. United Daily News reported that the first wave of Apple Watches will number in the 3-5 million mark, with 24 million scheduled for all of calendar 2015.

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I hope UDN has this one right. I can't wait to strap an Apple Watch onto my wrist.

The Name Your Own Price iOS Designer Bundle

5:39 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Name Your Own Price iOS Designer Bundle

Did you know our developer bundles are usually the most popular deals on our TMO Deals site? It's true, and we have a Name Your Own Price bundle today designed to help you learn how to design iPS apps. Name Your Own Price deals allow you to literally name your own price. If you pay less than the average on this one, you'll get two of the items below. If you beat the average price, which is currently $10.94, you'll get four courses and hundreds of design assets, including:

  • The Ultimate Collection Of Design Graphics From Creative VIP
  • Assets For Simplifying The Web & Mobile Design Process
  • Freebo Design Asset Bundle
  • Mobile App Design From Scratch: Design Principles & UX
  • iPhone App Interface Design For Beginners
  • Learn Mobile First Web Design Using Bootstrap
  • Build A Cross-Platform Mobile App Using PhoneGap

That's a lot of learning. And remember that 10 percent of your purchase price goes to one of three charities (your choice): Child's Play, World Wildlife Fund, or Creative Commons.

Register for the GoPro Hero4 Black Giveaway (in Time for Xmas)

5:04 PM, Dec. 10th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Register for the GoPro Hero4 Black Giveaway

We have a killer giveaway through our friends at Stack Social. It's for the GoPro Hero4 camera, the newest GoPro model. It will film in 1080p at 120 fps, 2.7K at 50 fps, and 4K at 30 fps. Come on, that's incredible! It can capture 12 megapixel stills at 30 fps, has a more powerful processor than previous models, and is generally-speaking bad-ass. To register, all you have to do is sign up to receive email notifications of TMO deals. Easy. Plus, the winner will be picked on December 15th so that the GoPro Hero4 can be delivered by Christmas. Good luck!