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Apple Plans July Opening for Basel Apple Store in Swiss Watch Home Turf

3:07 PM, Jul. 8th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Freie Strasse

Apple announced a July 12th, 2014 opening date for a new Apple Store in Basel, Switzerland. The country's third most populous city (195,000 people), Basel will be the site of the fourth Swiss Apple Store—and perhaps coincidentally, it's in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry.

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Bryan Chaffin thinks the choice of Basel was more than just demographics and opportunity—Apple wants to have a presence in the center of Swiss Watchland.

Apple Releases Video Showcasing Support for San Francisco Pride Parade

11:18 PM, Jul. 7th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Pride Parade

Apple released a video on YouTube showcasing the company's support and involvement with the Pride Parade in San Francisco on June 29th. The video offers a hint of the corporate logistics involved in Apple's participation of the parade, and the company emphasized its corporate belief that "inclusion inspires innovation."

Last Call for the Name Your Own Price Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle

7:26 PM, Jul. 7th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Name Your Own Price Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle

There's just one more day left on the Name Your Own Price Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle, a 10-app bundle for your Mac. This deal lets you name your own price to receive Tangerine, DiscLabel, and Syncmate Expert 5. If you pay more than the average price—which is $11.91 at this time—you'll also get Path Finder 6, Fantastical (winner of the TMO Editors' Choice Award), Flux 4, Gemini, Logoist, Tunes Cleaner, and MacX iPhone DVD Ripper. It's a great deal, but there's more. Not only does buying this bundle help support the developers and TMO, 10 percent of the profits go to a charity. And if you pay enough to make the Leader Board (currently starting at $100), you'll be entered to win an 11-inch MacBook Air. This deal expires on Tuesday morning.

Coffee Engineers: Apple Needs You [Update]

3:56 PM, Jul. 3rd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

The iPull

There's more than one way to work at Apple. A job listing at the company's website said the company is looking to hire a full time "iCup Technician." There's no coding required, but "some computer skills" are required.

Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order) for $79

1:48 PM, Jul. 3rd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

iOS and Swift Developer Course

Today's deal is for  The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order) from Bitfountain, a $998 developer course that you can preorder through our deal for $79. This is a learning-by-doing course designed to teach you how to code for iOS 8 using Apple's new Swift developing language. It includes more than 350 videos with 36.5 hours of content. During the course, you'll make 14 iOS 8 apps and learn how to connect with third party APIs, use Appel's graphical interface builder, work with core data, and a lot more. The course will be released once Apple releases iOS 8 to the public, and this preorder price makes it inexpensive.

macTuneUp and DiskTools Pro for $24.99

3:32 PM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

macTuneUp and DiskToolsPro

We have a great deal on macTuneUp and DiskTools Pro from Macware today. Regularly priced at $110, you can get them through our deal for $24.99. macTuneUp keeps your Mac running fast and it can fix problems with your system, too. It will clear your caches and log file, find duplicates, remove unused language files and more.  With DiskTooks Pro, you can defrag your Mac's hard drive (Dave Hamilton will yell at you if you defrag an SSD), repair volumes, create bootable backups, benchmark your drives, find and repair broken aliases, and much more. This deal ends in 4 days.

Newegg Accepts Bitcoin, snapCard Adds Litecoin, Dogecoin

6:15 PM, Jul. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Cryptocurrencies

Newegg announced on Tuesday that the company is accepting Bitcoins payments on the company's website. So-called altcoins got a boost this week, too, as transaction service snapCard announced it will accept payment in Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Ripple (XRP), in addition to Bitcoin.

Siri-Compatible Bluetooth Shower Speaker for $39

1:59 PM, Jul. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Siri-Compatible Bluetooth Shower Speaker for $39

If you're like me, you sing in the shower and fancy yourself as sounding super awesome. It's a pain to pipe music into your bathroom—you know, because you need a backing track—but Bluetooth has changed that. We have a deal today for a Bluetooth speaker that has a suction cup on the back, is water resistant, and was designed for use in your shower. Better yet, it has a built-in microphone that allows you to use Siri to control music playback in the midst of your shower! Through our deal, you can get it for $39, a substantial discount from the $99 retail price.