Peel iPhone 6/6S Case: $24.99

5:16 PM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · · TMO Deals

Peel iPhone 6/6s Case

Check out the Peel iPhone 6/6s Case, a case that's designed to retain the shape of your iPhone. It's thin, at 0.35mm, with a small lip for your camer lens. It also has no branding. You can get the Peel Case through our deal for $24.99. Check out the deal listing for more info.

TMO Background Mode: Interview With Smile Software’s Co-Founder Greg Scown

3:05 PM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · · Background Mode Podcast

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Greg Scown is the co-founder of Smile Software, well known for the essential OS X and iOS app TextExpander. Greg started his career as a computer science student at Stanford University. Having already interned with Apple, after graduation, Greg was offered a full-time job on campus. A few years later, that led to working for Apple in China, near Hong Kong, writing software. That's a pretty nifty background. Later, Greg would go on to start (along with Philip Goward) a very successful Silicon Valley company that now employs 18 people and makes award-winning products. Near the end of my interview, we chat about some of the interesting development issues associated with TextExpander, an app that other developers need to formally support before it will work. How does he do that?

Explaining the Iowa Caucus, LEGO Style

11:33 AM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · · Cool Stuff Found

It's Iowa Caucus day, which is a big thing heading into the presidential election. That sounds really big and important, but what does it mean? Vermont Public Radio did an awesome job explaining what a caucus is and why it's a big deal—and they did it all with LEGO minifigures. It's a great way to wrap your head around what's going down in Iowa today in a friendly and fun way. Bonus: LEGO minifigures. And thanks to @spsheridan on Twitter for turning me on to the video.

Apple Doesn’t Have an Anti-Abortion Agenda

9:28 AM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · · Analysis

Apple may have taken a strong stance on the environment, equal rights, and privacy, but it isn't taking an anti-abortion position. The iPhone maker came under fire after some Maps users reported seeing adoption centers instead of clinics and other health centers when using "abortion" as a search term. Those results weren't part of a conspiracy, just a search algorithm Apple is continually refining.

Apple Builds Secret Virtual Reality Team, But for What?

6:21 PM, Jan. 29th, 2016 · · The Back Page

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Apple has built what was a secret team to develop virtual reality technology, according to unnamed sources cited by The Financial Times of London. The team is comprised of hundreds of employees from a series of acquisitions in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) space, as well as hires from outside of Apple. Bryan Chaffin wants to know what they're working on.

The Full Stack iOS 9 School: $39

5:04 PM, Jan. 29th, 2016 · · TMO Deals

The Full Stack iOS 9 School

Check out the Full Stack iOS School, a bundle of training courses with 16 classes, 100 videos, and 30 hours of content. During the training, you'll learn how to build ten different iOS apps, including designing in Sketch 3, prototyping in Xcode, and coding with Swift 2. This tradining course is $39 through our deal. Check out the listing for more information.