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The thing that most excited me about Monday's World Wide Developer Conference had to be Apple opening up significant features in its platform(s) to developer, including Siri, Maps, iMessage, and to a lesser extent, the Phone app. There was a lot to be excited about from the keynote, but this particular move could be the single biggest catalyst for improved functionality in Apple devices, and it represents a significant milestone in Apple loosening some control.
Apple is taking a significant step towards making iPhone a(n even more) serious camera for professionals in iOS 10 by adding support for RAW photo files. The information was included in a slide during Monday's World Wide Developer Conference keynote, and TechCrunch reported details from a WWDC session confirming RAW support in iOS 10.
We have an ebook for those wanting to learn Apple's Swift programming language. Called Swift Programming from Scratch, the book contains more than 100 exercises.
Check out this steel-sheathed bad boy of a Lightning cable. Which is really everything you need to know. It's a Lightning cable sheathed in a 100 percent stainless steel-woven cable. You can get it through us for $24.95.
Twitter announced this week that it was aware some Twitter login credentials are circulating on the Dark Web, and Mark Zuckerberg infamously had some of his (mostly unused) social media accounts hacked. That makes for a perfect segue for some basic security advice: if a website, service, or app offers two-factor authentication, use it.
We have an interesting take on an iPhone case for you today called JimmyCase. Firstly, it's a bumper case designed to help protect the sides of your iPhone. It has a mahogany layer on the back, which is also where you'll find an elastic strip that can hold your money, credit cards, or your headphones. We have a deal on the JimmyCase for $31.99, some 18 percent off the retail price.
Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2.3 on Thursday—despite the minor point revision, it's a serious update with tons of new features, improvements, bug fixes, and the new Chinese music instruments and loops brought to GarageBand in May. It gives Bryan Chaffin hopes that this project isn't about to be Apertured.
This 64-bit driver kit from iFixit has all the regular screwdriver bits you might need, but it also has multiple Torx and Torx Security bits, Pentalobe bits (like Apple uses), JIS bits, Tri-points, and more. It comes with its own driver, and there's sorting tray built into the lid. I've bought a couple of toolkits from iFixit, and I love them. We have a deal on this one for $34.95.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about the state of music at Apple, including iTunes, rumored changes to iTunes, and where they'd like to see it go. They also discuss the value of music downloads and who is driving the push towards streaming services (Bryan says it's consumers and John screams something about getting the kids off his lawn).
We have a deal for you today on PowerTime, an Apple Watch charging dock that also has three USB ports for charging your other devices. It's a smart charger, too, meaning it delivers the right amount of current for whatever's plugged into it. You can get PowerTime through our deal for $39, which is 20 percent off list.