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Apple Back-to-School 2015 Promo: Free $200 Beats Solo2 Headphones

6:40 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones

Apple on Thursday launched its Back to School 2015 promo offer—users who buy a qualifying Mac through educational pricing will get a pair of free Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, which retail for $199.95. Customers also have the option of getting Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for $100, a discount of $199.95.

Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle:$39

5:40 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Raspberry Pi Hacker Bunder Logo

We have a deal for folks who want to learn to make the most of the awesome Raspberry Pi linux board. It's a bundle of five training courses including Introduction to Raspberry Pi, Hardware Projects Using Raspberry Pi, Python Programming for Beginners, Real World Guide to Hardware Design, and PiBot: Built Your Own Raspberry Po-Powered Robot. Come on, that's frakking cool! Through our deal you can get this bundle for $39, some 93 percent off retail. Check it out.

Jim Dalrymple Is Done with Apple Music

8:01 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Jim Dalrymple—one of the most respected voices in the Mac Web—is done with Apple Music. In a passionate piece, Mr. Dalrymple said that numerous problems with Apple Music and his music library—including the loss of 4,700 songs ripped from CDs—has made him give up on the service. "I trusted my data to Apple and they failed," Mr. Dalrymple wrote. It's a damning piece. Apple should take notice. In the screenshot below is an example of Apple Music adding a song to an album twice, while playing them both at the same time.

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course: $59

2:38 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Training Course

We have a deal for you today on an exclusive iOS 9 Swift training course. It has 35 hours of training that will walk you through building 10 different apps. If you're looking to be ready for iOS 9's release this fall, definitely check out our deal. It's $59, which is 80 percent off retail.

Tim Cook’s Comments on Apple Watch Sales [Full Transcript]

8:50 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered extended commentary on Apple Watch and sales of the device during Tuesday's quarterly conference calls with analysts. The comments came in response to a question from Piper Jafray analyst Gene Munster, and Mr. Cook goes to great lengths to explain why Apple Watch is doing very well without actually telling how well it's actually doing. Click through for the full transcript.

Apple Sells Record Macs and iPhones, but Misses iPhone Estimates

4:54 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Stock Watch

Apple Logo with Stock Graph

Apple reported revenues for the June quarter of $49.6 billion on Thursday, with earnings of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 earnings per share (EPS). The results exceeded Apple's own guidance and consensus estimates from Wall Street, and it was fueled by record third quarter sales of both Mac (4.8 million) and iPhone (47.5 million), all-time high revenue from services, and what Apple called "the successful launch of Apple Watch."

ilumi A21 Bluetooth LED Smartbulb: $49

2:39 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Ilumi A21 Bluetooth LED Smartbulb

Check out the  ilumi A21 Bluetooth Smartbulb, a color-tunable LED light can control from your smartphone. Each bulb produces millions of colors, and the free companion app has built-in programs for a variety of lighting settings. It also has an expected lifespan of 20 years. Through our deal, you can get this smartbulb for $49, a discount of some 45 percent.

Apple Hires Auto Exec with Manufacturing Experience

9:42 PM, Jul. 20th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Carriage with Apple Logo

Apple has hired Doug Betts, a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive in charge of global quality at the legacy automaker. Mr. Betts's experience is in the world of automobile manufacturing—The Wall Street Journal called him an "auto industry manufacturing veteran"—and the hire could signal that Apple is getting more serious about building a car.