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Peri Duo Case for iPhone Marries Speaker, Battery, and Wi-Fi Audio

5:18 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Peri Duo Case

Bryan Chaffin met with the folks at Peri this week to check out their Duo Case. This device is an iPhone case with a built-in 2,500mAh battery for charging your iPhone. It also has two speakers built into the back of the case, making it the most portable of speakers. But what really got him excited is its support for Wi-Fi Audio, which sets this product apart.

Microsoft Brings Outlook to iPhone and iPad

4:32 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Microsoft made another venture into Apple's ecosystem this week by releasing Microsoft Outlook for iPhone and iPad. And Android devices, if that's your thing. The app supports Microsoft Exchange, Office 365,, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail, meaning you can make it your main Mail app on your iOS devices for every major mail service. It handles attachments through Microsoft's own OneDrive, as well as Dropbox. It also supports calendars from within the app, and has a number of interface elements designed to make handling your email easier. And it's free.

Enter to Win a Pair of Wireless Beats Studio Headphones

2:51 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Enter to Win a Pair of Wireless Beats Studio Headphones

Love 'em or hate 'em, Beats by Dre are the most successful headphones of all time, and now Apple owns them. Thanks to our friends at Stack Social, you can win a pair of your own. All you have to do is register to receive our deal emails—which you should do anyway—and a winner will be chosen on February 25th. Check out the giveaway page for more information.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Portable Charger: $49.99

5:34 PM, Jan. 29th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Battery: $49.99

Here's a deal on a killer gadget called ZeroLemon SolarJuice—it's a 20,000mAh portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, and you can charge it using the on-board 1.2W solar panels. That's totally cool. 20,000mAh is a ton of power, enough to charge your iPhone 6 more than seven times. If that's not enough, it has a built-in LED flashlight. This thing retails for $100, which is a good price, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99. 

ACM 291: Apple’s Massive Numbers and the Rosetta Stone for Apple Timing

7:40 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple turned in some big numbers on Tuesday—really big. Jeff and Bryan talk about the Macs and the iPhones and the fact that we won't hear about iPods any more.They also delve into the billion iOS devices Apple has sold and speculate on whether Tim Cook gave himself a prize for getting that billionth unit. One of the most interesting things from Apple's conference call, however, had to be when Mr. Cook revealed the Rosetta Stone for understanding Apple's timing.

Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb: $34.99

2:45 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb: $34.99

Check out the Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb. You can control it from your iPhone, iPad, and some Android devices. It offers 16 million colors, variable brightness, timers, preset scenes, and through our deal you can get them for US$34.99.

Apple Ups the Secrecy with Wall Street

7:46 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis


Apple continued to up its vaguery game when it comes to Wall Street on Tuesday, eliminating two more categories of numbers from what it breaks out. For the December quarter—Apple's first fiscal quarter—Apple didn't report iPod unit sales.