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Apple Ranked 5th in Fortune 500

8:18 PM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News


Apple maintained its 5th place ranking in the Fortune 500, . Fortune released its list on Thursday, a ranking of U.S. corporations based on revenue. Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and Berkshire Hathaway all claimed more revenue than Apple, though Apple remains the world's most valuable company.

Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote: $84.99

4:43 PM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote: $84.99

A Bluetooth programmable universal remote? It has Father's Day written all over it, right? Blumoo connects your iPhone or Android device to your electronic entertainment devices, allowing you to control them from a programmable touch interface. It has a library of 225,000 A/V components, making it easy to set up. You can get it at a 34 percent discount through our deal at $84.99. Check it out.

ShowTime Goes Standalone with Apple TV Exclusive at Launch

6:52 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV

ShowTime announced Wedneday that it will offer its content over the Internet as a streaming service, similar to HBO's move earlier in 2015. The service will launch as an Apple TV exclusive in July for US$10.99 per month. HBO Go is $14.99 per month.

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And thus continues the unraveling of the legacy cable TV industry.

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

6:42 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Rumor

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

Apple recently decided to pull new Apple TV hardware from its World Wide developer Conference lineup, according to online reports. Citing unnamed sources "briefed on the product," the newspaper reported that Apple didn't think the next generation of the device was ready.

MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds: $31.99

4:00 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds: $31.99

Check out MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds, earbuds designed for active people. They connect to each other through a cable, but they connect to your device via Bluetooth. They have built in noise reduction, and they're sweatproof. They retail for $149, but through our deal you can get them for $31.99.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Weakening Encryption Harms Good People’

7:55 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook went on the offensive to defend privacy Monday evening, going so far as to say that "weakening encryption [...] harms good people." The comments are in response to calls from law enforcement, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Justice to weaken encryption and give them backdoor access to private communication and other data.

Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker: $59.99

5:51 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker: $59.99

We have a deal for you today on the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker, a dedicated wrist-top fitness tracker. This device will track steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and active minutes. Unlike Apple Watch, it will track sleep quality and duration, and it will let you wake to a vibrating alarm. Bridging basic smartwatch features, it can receive text messages, emails, incoming calls, weather notifications, and more.

Rose 2.0 and Satori 2.0 Screensavers (from After Dark) Released as Freeware for OS X

8:34 PM, Jun. 1st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

After Dark was the bee's knees back in the day, a collection of screen savers for your Mac that were fun. A lot of After Dark components have been released for OS X, and on Monday, Stick Software released Rose 2.0 and Satori 2.0, to abstract screensavers from the collection. Both work with OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Better yet, they're freeware. And cheers to blasts from the past.