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Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Cars, has stepped up to be the next major auto executive to dismiss Apple's much rumored "Titan" car. Dr. Zetsche, a 37 year veteran of Daimler, said that Apple has no experience in cars and asked why the iPhone maker would be interested in such a low margin business.
The ilumi-brand LED lightbulbs are now available in a larger size, and we have a deal on them. These bulbs are fully controllable from your iPhone or iPad, including hue and intensity. The app also allows you to program the lights for automated sequences like waking up in the morning to a slowly brightening light. The larger size is designed for overhead lighting, and you get these devices for $89 through our deal.
Samsung announced Monday that it will acquire the "battery pack business" of Magna International, a major automotive supplier. The company said the purchase, "is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules with Magna's expertise in battery packs."
We have a great deal on the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for just $29.99. In addition to a high capacity, it has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at one time. It's slender, can stand on its edge, and has a minimalist style. Check it out.
Check out the TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger. It's a portable battery for recharging your Lightning iOS devices, and it's tiny enough to fit in your wallet like a credit card. At that size, it's capacity is an impressive 1,500mAh—that's enough for a 30-40 percent charge on your iPhone, less on an iPad. It's perfect for an emergency boost you don't have to think about bringing with you. Through our deal, you can get this device for $29.
Apple will reportedly begin production on its much-rumored Apple Car in 2020. Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company is pushing its development team to have the car in production in that time frame. Apple hasn't commented on the rumor, and Bloomberg didn't specify its sources.
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Computer maker Lenovo has been caught shipping computers installed with software that gives it, or a malicious hacker, backdoor access to the PC. The company claims the backdoor is there to, "help customers potentially discover interesting products while shopping," but it also allows a man-in-the-middle attack.
Bryan and Jeff dig deep into the Apple Car story, discussing all of the developments in the last few days. They also discuss Apple CEO Tim Cook's views on privacy and ask whether he and his company are going to start pushing privacy as a competitive advantage.
Our friends at Stack Social have put together a great bundle of Mac apps called the Ultra-Premium Mac Bundle. It has eight apps—all of them award-winners from a variety of publications—including: Things 2, Data Rescue 4, ExpanDrive 4. AfterShot Pro 2, Typed, Snapselec, and Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. That's $469 worth of Mac apps for $44.99 through our bundle.