Play Music Through Your iOS Device While Keeping It Charged with iRig PowerBridge

6:27 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

IK Multimedia shipped another clever gadget Thursday, the iRig PowerBridge. This device allows "continuous charging while also passing along audio and MIDI information between the digital iRig accessory and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch." In other words, you can keep your iOS device charged while playing music with the company's iRig product line. The device has a low-noise power conditioner built into it, as well as several connection options. There are also versions for both Lightning and 30-Pin Dock iOS device models.

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71% off Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Curve Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

4:30 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Cambridge SoundWorks is known for its high-quality audio gear and this this nifty little wireless speaker is no exception. But you won't have to pay the list price of US$69.99, nor even the usual selling price of $59.99...for a limited time you can pick up one of these little gems from Amazon for a mere $19.99, saving yourself over 70 percent! No telling how long this deal will last, so act now to avoid disappointment and snag the color you prefer (there are currently 5 colors available). 

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Apple’s ‘Berlin’ and ‘Beijing’ Commercials Promote Apple Watch as Tourist Tool

3:25 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has taken a new tack in marketing Apple Watch with a pair of commercials called Apple Watch - Berlin and Apple Watch - Beijing posted to YouTube on Thursday. The Berlin spot shows a couple of Chinese tourists making the most of Berlin, including getting translations, finding a clinic, getting karaoke lyrics, and more. John Martellaro recently discussed the lack of marketing for this device, and showcasing the device's usability outside of a fitness device seems like a great idea. 

Conversely, the Beijing spot showcases two German tourists in China using Apple Watch for currency conversions, finding each other, sending messages to one another (I love the "SOS" moment), and more. 

Pay What You Want: Web Hacker Bundle

3:09 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Web Hacker Bundle

We have another developer deal for you, the Web Hacker Bundle. Better yet, it's one of Stack Social's Pay What You Want deals! Pay anything, and you get Learn Docker from Scratch and Learn Apache Cassandra from Scratch. If you beat the average price, which is just $6.25 as of this writing, you'll get five more tutorial courses covering Django, Python, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MySQL, JQuery, and more. 10 percent of your purchase price will be donated to Creative Commons, a great project. And if you make the Top Ten at any point, you get five entries into the Samsung 50-Inch 4K TV & Media Device Giveaway.  So...get to it!

Joy and Sadness: Disney’s Inside Out on Your iPhone and iPad

1:53 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · News

Disney's Inside Out game on the iPhone

Disney and Pixar's new movie Inside Out is more than an animated feature about a pre-teen girl experiencing the excitement, fear, and sadness of moving away to a new city. It's also a powerful message about how important our emotions are, and that we can find our way back from sadness and depression with the right help. It's also a flat-out fun movie, so TMO found what you'll want on your iPhone or iPad after your kids see the film.

Archive Your iOS Backups to Save Snapshots in Time

10:17 AM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Link

iTunes Screenshot with Backup Archive

If you've ever looked in iTunes > Preferences > Devices you've probably seen what appear to be duplicate backups of your various iDevices labeled with a date. These are archives that iTunes automatically creates, typically when you updated to new software or otherwise made a change that caused your iPhone to start anew. There are times, however, when it might be handy to create one of these at a point in time of your choosing, and we can show you how.

Apple Blocks Flash Again, Fixes Mac mini Sleep Issue

9:26 AM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · News

2012 Mac mini USB keyboard sleep issue gets fixed

Apple rolled out two updates on Thursday to address Mac security and performance issues. The first update blocks older versions of Flash from running in Safari, the second addresses an issue where the late 2012 model Mac mini wouldn't recognize USB keyboards after waking from sleep.

ACM 315: Spreading Apple Thin, Software Agents, and Neil Young

8:05 PM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · & · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Is Apple spread too thin? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore that thought in this episode of the Apple Context Machine. They also look at software agents, Facebook's Moneypenny virtual assistant, and the state of current virtual assistant technologies like Apple's Proactive, Google Now, and Microsoft's Cortanna. Lastly, they take a look at Neil Young's Assertion that cassette tapes and AM radio offer better sound quality than today's streaming services.