MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot: $99

4:10 PM, Apr. 17th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot: $99

We have another cool deal for you today, this time on the MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot. This device is a global hot spot that works in 150 countries. It's unlocked, and that means you can use it on all of the supported networks. It has a touchscreen interface, and supports up to ten connected devices at a time. Through our deal you get this device for 50 percent off, at just $99. Check out the deal page for more information.

Apple PR Veteran Steve Dowling Promoted to VP

10:45 AM, Apr. 17th, 2015 · · News

Steve Dowling has been filling in for Katie Cotton ever since she retired from her job as the head of Apple's public relations team, and now the job is officially his. Apple added Mr. Dowling to its executive list naming him Vice President of Communications.

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It's clear Tim Cook has his own vision for Apple, and that includes a more open PR division. Steve Dowling has been making that come together, so it isn't any surprise he's officially taking over for Katie Cotton.

Scott Forstall Advising Snapchat, Earning 0.11% of Company

9:10 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · News

Former Apple Senior VP Scott Forstall has been advising Snapchat, the popular image sharing and messaging service. According to Sony emails leaked by hackers and posted to Wikileaks, Mr. Forstall is earning 0.11 percent of the company for his efforts, an amount worth some US$16.5 million at current valuations for the company. which is some $15 billion.

USB ChargeDoubler Mini Charging Cable Seeks Funding

7:36 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Check out the USB ChargeDoubler. It's a very short charging cable for your iPhone (there are models for Android devices, too), that is smart and clever. It's smart because it has built-in circuity to recognize the device it's plugged into so it can send the right amount of power for maximum charging speed. You'll find this same circuity on better portable chargers. It's clever because it has magnetic connectors that allow you to swiftly and easily snap it around your keychain, a loop on your backpack, or whatever. The company making it, WN Products Limited, just launched an Indiegogo campaign to help ramp up manufacturing. That means you can get a USB ChargeDoubler at a good price—US$12 for one or $19 for two. The company's goal is just $14,000. The video has more information, including detailed images of the product. I like it.

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StuffIt Deluxe 16 Instant File Compressor for Mac: $19.99

7:29 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

StuffIt Deluxe 16 Instant File Compressor for Mac: $19.99

Stuffit Deluxe 16 is the newest version of this venerable and excellent Mac compression utility. Right now we have a deal that allows you to get it for $19.99, a significant 60 percent discount. With Stuffit Deluxe 16, you can browse archives, preview images, and selectively extract just the files you want. You can also automatically send archived content to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. You can even schedule automatic backups. Grab this deal while you can.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes TIME’s Most Influential List

6:09 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned himself a place on TIME's 100 Most Influential People list for 2015 for his corporate leadership skills and open support for human rights and environmental protection. Mr. Cook received the same honor along side the likes of Anita Sarkeesian, Brian Chesky, and Satya Nadella.

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Tim Cook has made it clear this is his Apple, and he isn't afraid to make his feelings on equal rights known. It isn't any surprise he made TIME's Most Influential List again.