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Apple enjoyed record market share in China during the three months ending in February according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. iPhone 6 was the number one selling smartphone in China during the period, and iOS grew its market share to 27.6 percent, up from 17.9 percent in the year ago period—Android lost 9.4 percent share, but still ruled the market with 70.9 total share.
If you want to make apps for Apple Watch, we have a great deal for you on a training course. This full spectrum course covers Objective-C and Swift, and applies them specifically to coding for the Apple Watch. There are 13 hours of content, 240 video lectures, and free source code you can modify for your own apps. Through our deal you can get this training course for $29, 85 percent off retail.
The Apple Watch was originally conceived as a device that would free us from the tyranny of our smartphones—and that includes iPhones. According to an excellent in-depth look at Apple Vice President Kevin Lynch and the Apple Watch, Apple wanted to find a way for us to be connected in a less intrusive, more human way.
Apple Watch won't ship until April 24th, but it just earned a Red Dot: Best of the Best, one of the most prestigious awards in the design world. There were 4,928 entries into this year's awards—1,240 of them won awards, but only 81 earned a "Best of the Best."
Goldgenie announced plans for customized Apple Watches. "Spectrum" Apple Watches will be ordinary stainless steel Apple Watch or gold Apple Watch Edition, but they will have a layer of diamonds smeared on them for those who need a little extra something-something. The company will also layer a stainless steel Apple Watch 24k Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum.
KeySmart 2.0 is a very clever idea, and we have a deal for you. This device is essentially a key ring that allows you to organize your keys into a compact Swiss Army Knife-style form factor. It's made in the U.S., and it's milled from stainless steal. There's a video on the deal site with information about the product and the company. Through our deal you can get KeySmart 2.0 for $16.99, 26 percent off retail.
ZOMG! Have you heard the news? Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is presenting at the Chicago Apple User Group (CAUG) tonight! That's Wednesday, April 1st, only we're not foolin'. After the meeting there's going to be pizza, too, so you should totally be there.
Game of War—the mobile-only MMO (massively multiplayer online game) for iOS and Android—features a number of "Events" that are key to leveling your empire and growing your army. One of the most important is the Casino Event, both the Solo version and the Inferno Solo version. Completed properly, these events are the single most profitable events in the game, but you have to do them right. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.
The Nifty MiniDrive is just that, nifty. It's a MicroSD memory card designed to sit flush against your 13-inch MacBook Air in the SD card slot. No protrusions, no sticking-out-the-side. It comes with a 4GB card for $32.99 in our deal, which is 17 percent off retail. You can sub out that card with your own for up to 128GB of storage, a significant expansion to your MacBook Air's total storage. There's a video on the deal page showing you how it works. Check it out.
A coterie of top shelf musicians officially launched Tidal on Monday. Tidal is a music streaming service going head to head with Spotify and a host of other services, but Tidal's stated goal is to restore the value of music in the eyes of consumers.