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New Biography Claims Tim Cook Offered Steve Jobs Liver Transplant

7:10 PM, Mar. 12th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Becoming Steve Jobs

A new biography titled Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary claims that current Apple CEO Tim Cook offered Mr. Jobs part of his liver, an offer that was declined. The book comes out on March 24th, but an Amazon preview gave access to much of its content—that preview has since been sharply reduced.

Arduino Beginner Course: $19

4:46 PM, Mar. 12th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Arduino Beginner Course: $19

It's deals like this that make me wish we had 48 hours in a day. It's a beginner's course on Arduino, a hobbyist platform for making devices that can both sense and control the physical world. Which is freaking cool. An Arduino unit analyzes its environment by receiving inputs from numerous built-in sensors and reacts by controlling lights, motors, accessories or whatever else you can dream up. This training course has more than 99 lectures and 17 hours of content to get you started on this open source platform, and through us it's just $19. If you take the course, please send me an email showing me what you create!

The Ultimate Apple Watch Comparison Chart

3:03 PM, Mar. 11th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

The Ultimate Apple Watch Comparison Chart

Rob Griffiths has posted a great comparison chart for Apple Watch. It lists every model with every strap option, and includes the price, weight, and size of the model. If you're interested in this device, it's a must-see.

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

10:04 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is engaged in an active campaign to break Apple's encryption technologies in order to broaden its ability to surveil anyone, anywhere. According to The Intercept, the CIA has waged a multi-year effort to find vulnerabilities in iOS, iPhones, and iPads that it can exploit.

BatteryBox Charges Your Macbook and Mobile Device: $134.99

7:50 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

BatteryBox Charges Your Macbook and Mobile Device: $134.99

Mobile charging gets more and more important for many of us, and we have a deal for you today on the BatteryBox  that will help. This is a portable charger that provides 60Wh (that's watt hours, not milliwatt hours!) for charging your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and a mobile device, too. That's an additional 5-13 hours of jusice for your laptop, and days of power for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Better yet, you can charge both at the same time. It retails for $220, but through our deal it's $134.99.

Mammoth Interactive Apple Watch WatchKit Course: $19

8:01 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Mammoth Interactive Apple Watch WatchKit Course: $19

Lots of people are stoked about Apple Watch, and if you're a developer, here's your chance to learn how to make apps for the device. We have a deal on the Apple WatchKit Course from Mammoth Interactive. It's five hours of tutorials that will walk you through creating six different sample apps for Apple Watch. You'll learn how to transport data from the iPhone,  how to navigate the WatchKit interface, and learn Apple's human interface guidelines for the device. All that for $19. Get on it. Make some cool apps.