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Covers by Siri

9:50 PM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Oh my. This is wonderful. Covers by Siri. The name says it all. Well, maybe not all. Someone has covered three songs (so far) using Siri's voice  for the lyrics. It's well done, and I can't imagine the effort needed to get the samples necessary to piece together lyrics like this. There's no embed mechanism, so you'll need to click through to hear them. You can download them while you're there, however. The site doesn't credit the individual behind the effort, but does say a new song will come out every Friday.  [Via The Loop]

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs’s Legacy

9:05 PM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs's Legacy

Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.

Quirky ‘Space Bar’ Monitor or iMac Stand: $69

5:19 PM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Quirky 'Space Bar' Monitor Stand: $69

Check out this cool monitor stand called Quirky. It's designed to hold displays or iMacs, and will support up to 30 pounds.  It's also a USB hub, with four USB 3.0 ports and two dedicated USB charging ports. That, plus space underneath for your keyboard will help you declutter your desk. Through our deal, you can get this stand for $69, more than 30 percent off retail. Check it out.

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

7:50 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.

Aluminum 4-Port USB Hub Clamps to iMac or Display: $19.99

5:22 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Aluminum 4-Port USB Hub Clamps to iMac or Display: $19.99

We have a deal today on a nifty product—it's a 4-port USB hub that clamps to your iMac, Cinema Display or Thunderbolt Display, and some other displays, too. Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub from Satechi is made of aluminum, and it's a USB 3.0 hub that is backwards-compatible to USB 2.0, too. Through our deal, you can get this hub for $19.99. Check it out.

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

4:51 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.