Recent Articles By Bryan Chaffin [RSS]

Hand Stylus with Retractable and Replaceable Tip: $14.95

5:31 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Hand Stylus with case

We have a deal for you today on Hand Stylus, a stylus for iPad, iPhone, and other touchscreen devices. It features a tip you can retract and replace. That tip is also slim, at 4mm, and the barrel is made of etched aluminum for grip. You can get this device through our deal for $14.95. 

It’s Safe to Download iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Now

11:06 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Error Screens from iOS 9.3.2 on iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

Apple re-released iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Thursday—the company pulled the release for those devices after some users reported their devices had been bricked. The company posted a KnowledgeBase article with several sets of instructions and the following images for those encountering errors, and Bryan Chaffin walks us through it.

Add Up to 200GB of Storage to Your Macbook With Nifty MiniDrive: $33.99

4:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Nifty MiniDrive

The Nifty MiniDrive is a MicroSD memory card designed to sit flush against your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in the SD card slot. No protrusions, no sticking-out-the-side. You use your own MicroSD card with capacities up to 200GB of storage, and your MacBook sees it as a hard drive. There's a video on the deal page showing you how it works. The link goes directly to a device built for a 13-inch MacBook Air. Use the pulldown menus to pick one built for MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It's $33.99 through our deal.

Optimize Your Wi-Fi Networks with NetSpot Pro for Mac: $18.49

5:13 PM, Jun. 1st, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

NetSpot Pro for Mac on MacBook

NetSpot is a software utility that lets you visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless networks with any MacBook. It allows you to do something as simple as measure signal strength in a given spot, but if you are serious about optimizing your network, it has mapping tools that will allow you to precisely figure out signal strength in every nook and cranny of your home or office. It retails for $149, but through our deal you can get it for $18.49. There's a video on the deal page with a product demo.

Larry Ellison Talks about that Time He Offered to Buy Apple for Steve Jobs

5:51 PM, May. 31st, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Long-term Apple observers will remember the mid-1990s and rumors that Larry Ellison was going to buy Apple. This was 1995, when "Apple was in severe distress," as Mr. Ellison put it. The rumor mill was rife with very real predictions of Apple's impending death, and it could have happened. On May 13th, Mr. Ellison gave the commencement speech for the University of Southern California, and at the 15 minute mark, he told the story about a walk with Steve Jobs where he offered to buy Apple and put Mr. Jobs in charge of it. Listen to the story for some interesting insight into both Mr. Ellison and Mr. Jobs, including the bit where the latter turned down the offer from the former and why.

8 Mac Apps in the World Class Mac Bundle: $29.99

5:15 PM, May. 31st, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

World Class Mac Bundle Promo Image

We have deal for you on 8 Mac apps called the World Class Mac Bundle. It includes iStat Menu 5—a utility I can't imagine not having—Freeway  Pro 7, uBar 6, Painter Essentials 5, DropZone 3, Xee 3, Data Rescue 4, and Hype 3.5. Those are solid apps, and you can get them all in this bundle for $29.99. There are detailed descriptions on each app in the deal listing, so check it out.

The Pros and Cons of a Proprietary Apple Car Charger

9:47 PM, May. 27th, 2016 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Apple Car

A Reuters report claiming Apple has been talking to car charger companies got Bryan Chaffin thinking about standards. It seems likely that Apple would develop its own proprietary technology for charging the Apple Car, but there are many reasons why it would make sense for Apple to adopt an industry standard.