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Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

8:00 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Stock Watch

Apple Logo with Stock Graph

Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT.    Apple will stream that call to the public.

Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Will Stream Exclusively on Apple Music

7:14 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Dr. Dre's The Chronic will stream exclusively on Apple Music, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Dr. Dre works for Apple these days, and is a part of the company's Apple Music team. The album was Dr. Dre's first solo effort after leaving N.W.A., and it was released in 1992. The rapper turned media mogul won the digital rights for the album from his former record label, Death Row Records, in 2011. Since then, it has not been available on streaming services since that time. The Chronic joins Taylor Swift's 1989 as exclusive streaming titles for Apple Music.

Last Chance for the Summer Mac Essentials Bundle

4:43 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Noiseless App Screenshot

The Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is coming to an end—if you want it, grab it now. It includes: Unibox, Noiseless, Hider 2, NoteBook 4, App Tamer 2, iStat Menus 5, Beamer 2, Chatology, Jump Desktop, and iMazing File Transfer Made Easy. That's ten great apps, and you can get them all for $19.99 through us.

Music Just Isn’t Worth What It Used to Be

6:05 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

Music Just Isn't Worth What It Used to Be

How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.

Apple Backtracks, Reinstates Some Apps Using Confederate Symbols

2:28 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Backtracks, Reinstates Some Apps Using Confederate Symbols

Apple pulled all apps from the App Store with Confederate symbols such as the Battle Flag of the Confederacy Friday morning. Almost immediately, though, the company began backtracking by working with developers to reinstate apps that use such symbols for "educational or historical uses."

Satechi Bluetooth Home Button: $23

2:15 PM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Satechi Bluetooth Home Button: $23

We have another very clever device for you today called the Satechi Bluetooth Home Button. It's a standalone Bluetooth button designed to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad. More importantly, it comes with a mount for putting it on your car's steering wheel or your bicycle's handle bars. Clever clever clever! You can get it through our deal for just $23. Check out the deal page for more information.

Twist Plus World Charging Station: $34.99

2:05 PM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

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Today we have one of those products that we'd be writing about in a Cool Stuff Found entry, but instead we get to mention it as a deal. It's for Twist, a world charging station for your MacBook. It includes retractable prongs for the world's major voltage systems (hence the world charging), all made compact and portable through a twisting mechanism. Check out the video on the deal page for more on that. In addition to being designed for your MacBook charger, it also has four USB ports for charging your portable devices. That's clever. Through our deal, you can get Twist for $34.99.