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The Beatles Performing ‘Two of Us’ Video

6:34 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

On Tuesday I wrote about Bill gates choosing the song "Two of Us" by The Beatles as symbolic of his relationship with Steve Jobs—something Mr. Jobs himself suggested in a joint interview the two gave. That sparked a friend of mine to point me to this performance video of the song by The Beatles from 1970. It's a straight ahead promo video, recorded more than a decade before the launch of MTV, but I always enjoy seeing The Beatles. 

Python Programming Bootcamp: $39

2:44 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Python Programming Bootcamp

Check out the Python Programming Bootcamp, a collection of six tutorials designed to teach you Python. All told it has more than 54 hours of content with hundreds of lectures. The courses range from the basics to building apps to machine learning, and more. You can get this bundle through our deal for $39.

Steve Jobs Keynote Introducing the NeXT Computer in 1988

6:21 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Man, do I love the Internet. The ReDiscovered Future project has posted a video of the introduction of It took place on October 12, 1988, in the the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. According to the introductory credits, it was tracked down as part of preproduction research for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, and was assembled (and restored) from two VHS tapes. This media event was Steve Jobs's first public presentation after his departure from Apple. The quality is terrible, despite the restoration, but considering the source material came from VHS tapes that are decades old, it's astounding we have anything to see at all. Check it out.

Why Google/Alphabet Is Worth More than Apple

5:25 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

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Google, or rather the new parent company called Alphabet, overtook Apple Inc. to become the world's most valuable corporation Tuesday. The two companies switched places after Alphabet jumped on its December quarterly earnings report, helped by a decline in Apple's shares. Bryan Chaffin explains why Wall Street values the two companies so differently.

Adobe Promotes iPad Pro and Sketch with Bob Ross Impressionist Videos

6:24 PM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Adobe has done something pretty clever. Let's call it a stroke of genius, even. The company has produced a series of four turorial videos called The Joy of Sketching with Bob Ross and Adobe Photoshop Sketch. The short pieces demonstrate using Adobe Photoshop Sketch on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil using a Bob Ross impressionist (Adobe thanked Bob Ross Inc. for its help producing the videos, meaning it was done with permission). Below is Episode 1, but you can find Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 on YouTube. All in all, it's good exposure for Adobe and Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. [Via 9to5Mac]

Peel iPhone 6/6S Case: $24.99

5:16 PM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Peel iPhone 6/6s Case

Check out the Peel iPhone 6/6s Case, a case that's designed to retain the shape of your iPhone. It's thin, at 0.35mm, with a small lip for your camer lens. It also has no branding. You can get the Peel Case through our deal for $24.99. Check out the deal listing for more info.