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Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

11:56 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Rumor

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

Apple is planning to reintroduce mass transit directions to its Maps app in iOS 9. Apple hopes to introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps, a feature that has been absent since Apple stopped working with Google to power its mapping services.

Apple Reportedly Looking at Expansion into San Jose

10:42 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Reportedly Looking at Expansion into San Jose

Apple is looking at two different sites in north San Jose for expansion, according to online reports. Any move into the largest city in the Valley would be the first such for Apple, despite its close proximity to Cupertino—the two municipalities border one another.

Rare Power Computing Posters by Frank Kozik - Fight for the Mac!

8:01 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

In 1996, Mac clone maker Power Computing commissioned a series of posters from illustrator Frank Kozik. These were great pieces of art that captured the zeitgeist of the platform wars of the 1990s. They exploited both Apple's weaknesses at the time and Power Computing's strengths when it came to making fast computer hardware, while simultaneously harnessing that underdog quality that gripped so many Mac fans at the time. These posters were handed out as schwag at Macworld Expo, Seybold, and other events, and not many have survived. Bob "Dr. Mac" Levitus, who was Power Computing's Director of Eva, just posted his last unframed prints on Ebay. Check them out.

Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker: $49.99

4:44 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker: $49.99

Check out the Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker, a portable Bluetooth speaker with up to 7 hours of playback time. It features both Bluetooth connectivity and a direct line in, and you can control the volume and playback functions directly from the speaker. This device retails for $100, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99.

Spotify to Add Video and Podcasts

11:57 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Spotify

Spotify announced on Wednesday that it will soon incorporate videos and podcasts into its streaming service. The service will be offering content from Comedy Central, Vice News, The Nerdist, and more as it seeks to become an all-purpose jukebox.

Apple, Other Techs, Security Experts, Civil Groups Ask White House Not to Give Police Our Data

5:44 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

iSpy

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), and a host of security experts have penned an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him not to give law enforcement back door access to our data. The letter is a response by complaints from the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and others criticizing Apple, Google, and others for incorporating encryption that even they can't bypass.

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Sees Minor UI Speed Increases [Update]

4:41 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple Watch Emoji

Apple released the first update to Apple Watch OS earlier on Monday—Apple Watch OS 1.0.1—and right off the bat we noticed that screen reaction times are dramatically faster. Glances load more swiftly, too, and switching between notifications, the Watch face, Glances, and Apps is all smoother and faster.

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

3:51 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

If you have a lot of devices in your household, we have a deal for you: the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. As the name suggests, it has six charging USB ports, each of them designed to deliver maximum charging power to your mobile devices. It's designed to handle U.S. and international power from the wall, and it's certified CE, FCC and RoHS. Through our deal you can get the Kinkoo for $35.