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Running Mac OS on Android Wear (Because You Can)

6:49 PM, May. 11th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

It's completely useless, yet utterly cool: Corbin Davenport is emulating a Macintosh II on an Android Wear device using Mini vMac II. That's an Android app available on Google Play, but young Mr. Davenport figured out how to make it work on an Android Wear device, more specifically a Samsung Gear Live. Awkward and pointless, running Mac OS on a smartwatch does nothing to better mankind, but knowing there are folks out there who can do this sort of thing makes me feel better about mankind. Check it out (via AndroidPolice), and cheers to Mr. Davenport.

PhoneClean iOS Cleaner: $9.99

5:59 PM, May. 11th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

PhoneClean iOS Cleaner: $9.99

PhoneClean is a Mac app that lets you clean your iPhone. It can delete private text messages, find and remove hidden temporary and cache files, get rid of useless app crash logs and system notifications, and a lot more. It retails for $39.99, but you can get it through our deal for just $9.99. Check out the deal page for more information.

DIY Arduino Game Console Kit: $98

10:00 AM, May. 9th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

DIY Arduino Game Console Kit: $98

Arduino kits and tutorial bundles have proven very popular, and we have a new one for you today: the DIY Arduino Game Console Kit. Arduino is an open source platform for making your devices and gadgets. This kit is specifically designed to make a retro-style handheld gaming console. And that's cool. There are details and a video on the deal page, so check it out. And happy making.

Apple’s Jeff Williams to Speak at Code Conference 2015

7:12 PM, May. 8th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams, senior vice president of operations at Apple, will be speaking at Code Conference 2015, the annual conference put on by Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher, and Re/code. The event takes place from May 26 to 28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California—this year's event features executives from GM, BuzzFeed, Pivotal, Xiami, Sprint, and Reddit.

The ‘Spring Clean’ Mac Bundle: $9.99

4:37 PM, May. 8th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The 'Spring Clean' Mac Bundle: $9.99

We have a bundle of apps for you today called The Spring Clean Mac Bundle. Seven apps, including Disk Expert, Duplicates Expert, Clear Disk, Disk Inspector, App Uninstaller, Boost & Memory, and Funter, all designed to help you keep your Mac nice and tidy. Through our deal, you can get the whole kit and caboodle for $9.99.

Android Switchers Pushing iPhone Growth in Europe

7:03 PM, May. 7th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Android Switchers Pushing iPhone Growth in Europe

Apple's iPhone has fared less well in Europe than in other markets, but that appears to be changing, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The research firm published a report claiming that users switching from Android to iPhone are driving growth for Apple in Europe's five largest economies: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Kids React to Apple Watch Video

6:11 PM, May. 7th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Kids React is a great series on YouTube that exposes young kids to technology—usually old technology, like a rotary telephone. It can be fascinating to see how how some of these things are viewed devoid of all context. The newest installment, however, has kids reacting to something new, the Apple Watch. This, too, is fascinating. For one thing, most of the kids featured knew what it was. For another most of them seemed to instantly grok it, despite the fact that watches as a whole were devoid of context to most of them. My favorite was the young man who had several watches, but quipped, "Who uses a watch to check the time?"