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Apple Improves Push Notifications and Search in Safari 7.0.3

6:48 PM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Safari

Apple released Safari 7.0.3 for Mavericks on Tuesday, an update that includes both bug fixes and feature improvements. The company added the ability to turn off Push notifications for a particular site, and it fixed a problem stopping some notifications from arriving. The release also improves search functionality within Safari, and it improved credit card autofill.

Apple Launches iPad Air and iPad mini with TD-LTE for China

7:34 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple in China

Apple announced on Monday (technically, the announcement was made on Tuesday in China) the release of TD-LTE models of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display in China.    The models will increase Apple's footprint in China, where cellular networks have been built with different wireless technologies than the rest of the world.

Google Seeks Pokémon Master for Google Maps Team

5:37 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

OK, Pokémon Masters, here's your chance to put what those doubting Thomases so maliciously characterized as your "misspent youth." Google, it seems, is looking for a Pokémon Master to join its Google Maps team. Unrelated (we're just sure), it's already April 1st in Australia. In any event, Tatsuo Nomura, "Advanced Pokémon Trainer" for Google, made a blog post for the company promoting the Pokémon Challenge for Google Maps in conjunction with Nintendo. To be clear, this is an April Fool's prank, but it involves a real game that has been hidden inside Google Maps for iOS and Android. There's a 150 Pokémon hidden within the map, and you have until April 2nd to catch 'em all.

The IN1 iPhone Case Holds 9 Tools

3:01 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Yeah, you're iPhone's super awesome, and all that, but does it have a built-in screw driver? How about scissors? A pen? The folks at IN1 Case are here to change that with their self-titled debut product, the IN1 Case. This thing holds nine different tools right in its casing, including a tooth pick, scissors, tweezers, a nail file, a phillips screw driver, a slotted (flat-head) screw driver, a red pen and a blue pen. If that isn't enough, it also has a built-in stand. Cool, right? It's even TSA compliant! It comes in black, white, or a clear model, and you can see all the features in the video below.  It's $44.95, and it's available now. Thanks to Geoduck for the heads up.

PDFPen and PDFPen Pro for 50% Off - Ends Monday

2:08 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

PDFPen Pro Deal

We have a doozy of a deal for you today, a 50 percent discount on some of our favorite software: PDFPen (US$29.98) and PDFPen Pro ($49.98). Both apps are amazing, and they're made by Smile Software, a great company that has long supported many publications and podcasts, including The Mac Observer, Mac Geek Gab, and Apple Context Machine. So, it's a great deal for great software from a great company. If you need to edit or create PDFs, get  'em while you can, because the deal ends today (Monday).