Recent Articles By Bryan Chaffin [RSS]

Apple Loosens Developer Controls, Ushering in a New Age for Users

1:48 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Siri + Developers

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 Will Support RAW Photo Files in iOS 10 (for Professionals)

8:13 PM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

RAW

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.

Security Basics: If a Service Offers Two-Factor Authentication, Use It

9:53 PM, Jun. 10th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · How-To

Apple Two-Factor Authentication

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.

JimmyCase iPhone Wallet Case: $31.99

5:50 PM, Jun. 10th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

JimmyCase

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.

iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit, Including Torx, Pentalobe, More: $34.95

5:12 PM, Jun. 9th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

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.

PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports: $39

1:48 PM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports

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.