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ACM 332: Hands On with iPad Pro, Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Is Doomed (Again)

2:30 PM, Nov. 12th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep with Apple's new iPad Pro, which Jeff picked up earlier on Wednesday. He also spent some time with Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard. Believe it or not, there was even a new Apple Death Knell this week, and Jeff and Bryan deconstruct the argument that Apple's success hides how much trouble the company is really in.

Slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard: $42.99

4:15 PM, Nov. 11th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

We have a deal today on the Slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard—as the name suggests, it's a slim, Bluetooth keyboard for your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android device, or other Bluetooth compatible device. It's spill proof and it has backlighting for using at night. Through our friends at Stack Social we can offer it to you for $42.99. Check out the deal listing for more information.

Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ Teaser Trailer is Here

3:52 AM, Nov. 11th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Finding Nemo is one of my top Pixar films, along with A Bug's Life and Up. On Tuesday, Disney released the "teaser" trailer to Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo, and I look forward to returning to Nemo's world. Ellen Degeneress reprises her role as the voice of Dory, while Albert Brooks returns as Marlin, Nemo's pop. Other actors include Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burell, Eugene Levy (!!), and others. What do you think?

TwistedWave Audio Editor for Mac: $15

11:34 PM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

TwistedWave Editor on a MacBook

We have a deal on an audio recorder and editor for your Mac called TwistedWave. You might remember Mark Greentree's review of the iOS version for TMO in 2012 where it got 4 stars. TwistedWave supports a huge amount of file formats, including WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP2, MP3, Mpeg4/AAC, ALAC, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis, WavPack, Wave64, AU, SD2, and WMA. it can detect silence, supports batch processing of multiple files, change pitch, multichannel editing, has mastering features, and much more. It's priced at $80, but you can get it for $15 through our deal.

Apple Music Comes to Android on Google Play

2:25 PM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple Music on Android

Apple released the Apple Music client for Android on Google Play, marking a major expansion of the music streaming service. It's also only the third Android app from Apple alongside a migration assistant tool called Move to iOS and Beats Pill+, a controller app for the Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker.

The Inside Story Behind Steve Jobs’s 1997 Macworld Keynote (Video)

1:11 PM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Michael Markman isn't a household name in Apple fan circles, but you've probably seen some of his work. He's a video director who worked on the internal promo video 1944, as well as Blue Busters. Turns out he also put together Gil Amelio's disastrous keynote from Macworld San Francisco in January 1997. Despite that last particular excersize in ignominy, Steve Jobs had him make the video introduction of new Apple board members that served as a centerpiece for the August 1997 Macworld Boston keynote. That's the one where Steve Jobs announced Microsoft was investing in the company and committing to make Office for Mac for five years. It's great Apple lore, but Mr. Markman—or Mikelah as he calls himself—walks us through the meeting with Steve Jobs just days after Gil Amelio was fired by the board and Steve Jobs took over. Mr. Jobs also threatened to fire everyone in the room if that meeting leaked, despite the fact that only one of them even worked for Steve. And they believed him. It's a wonderful story. Mikelah is a great story teller. He does a video review of the Steve Jobs film I think is great, too.