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Apple’s Tim Cook Tweets MLK Quote about Not Being Silent

11:58 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook turned to the late Dr. Martin Luther King for inspiration on Monday—a.k.a. Martin Luther King Day. Mr. Cook tweeted a quote from Dr. King reminding all of us to stand up and be heard on things that are important. 

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And I salute him for it.

Concept Images Take Original Macintosh to Modern Minimalist Extreme

7:40 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

I love this Macintosh concept that's floating around. Don't get me wrong, it would never happen. It's too small for modern computer users, and the design is impractical. But boy, is it gorgeous. Nay, sexy! The concept marries the guts of an 11-inch MacBook Air to a new form factor, plus the screen is designed to be a touchscreen. Check out the full post at German site Curved. There's an English version of the article included with the German copy, and they both have several different images of the concept device.

Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

7:10 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

We have a training bundle for back end developers today, and you get to name your own price. It works like this: pay what you want—say a penny—and you get two training courses. There are Python, Ruby, and PHP training courses in the package. But if you pay more than the average, you get all eight courses, and as of this writing, the average price is just $7.86. Plus, 10 percent of what you pay goes to one of three charities—you choose. Get to it!

Can Tony Fadell Save Google Glass? Probably Not

6:23 PM, Jan. 15th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

Father iPod and Google Glass

Good Ol' Google Glass is "graduating" from an experimental project at Google[x] Labs, according to a blog post from the Glass team. Though that team didn't directly announce it, reports say that the product is being taken over by Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest and the creator of Apple's iPod. Can he save it? Bryan Chaffin doesn't think so.

We’re Giving Away an iMac

4:59 PM, Jan. 15th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We're Giving Away an iMac

We're giving away an iMac with our friends at Stack Social. All you have to do is register to receive our deals through email, and you'll be included in the drawing for a 21.5-inch 1.4GHz iMac. It's kind of a no-brainer, so get on it.

Samsung May Be Trying to Buy BlackBerry

9:55 PM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

The Future

Samsung is reportedly sniffing around BlackBerry, and may have even made an offer to buy the Ontario, Canadian company for US$7.5 billion. According to Reuters, Samsung offered some $13.35 to $15.49 per share to buy BlackBerry, but was rebuffed.

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Yeah, buying BlackBerry will finally let Samsung take it to Apple. ::snort:: That'll really change everything. ::choke:: Can't stand it anymore...LOL

ACM 289: Apple’s iOS Management Morass, Apple Watch, and Mac Market Share

7:57 PM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Jeff and Bryan are on a roll, and Bryan might be a little manic. Whatever the case, they go on a tear about the growing complexity of managing our iOS devices, and they speculate on what it will take to manage the Apple Watch. Speaking of the Apple Watch, the boys chew over some ideas on Apple Watch longevity, or the lack thereof. And to cap off this tempestuous tantrum, they dive into Apple's Mac market share. Fun, right?

Mammoth Interactive iOS and Swift Bootcamp: $99

6:00 PM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Mammoth Interactive iOS and Swift Bootcamp: $99

want to learn how to make apps for iOS? We have a deal for Interactive iOS & Swift Bootcamp that will lead you down that path for just $99. With these video tutorials you will build more than 70 apps using Swift and Xcode 6. These include social networking, alarm clock, calculator, media player, educational, and productivity apps. This course has more than 80 hours of video training covering 24 different courses. This package normally retails for $2,956, making our deal at $99 an outstanding value. Good luck!