Apple on iPhone Battery Performance: You’re Measuring It Wrong

2 hours, 23 minutes ago ·

Some testing and real-world usage has found that devices powered by an Apple A9 chip made by TSMC get as much as 50 minutes more battery life than devices powered by A9s made by Samsung. Apple told TechCrunch, however, that its internal data shows a modest 2-3 percent difference as a whole, and that benchmark testing procedures are not an accurate way to measure battery life.

The Big Mac Bundle: $17.99

4 hours, 37 minutes ago ·

Icons from The Big Mac Bundle on a MacBook Screen

We have a new app bundle for you today called The Big Mac Bundle. It has 14 productivity apps and optimization utilities for your Mac for a whopping $17.99. RapidWeaver, Ember, MacPilot, MacBooster 3, WiFi Radar Pro, and nine others. Check out the full list on the deal listing.

The Two Sides of Apple: Brilliance and Ennui

5 hours, 33 minutes ago ·

The Two Sides of Apple

Apple is capable of making amazing products. Often that capability results in products that start off with a bang but never seize the marketplace. Then Apple's traditional desire to relentlessly move into the future takes hold and loyal customers are left behind.  This is not a bug; it's a feature.

AT&T Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling Support

9 hours, 5 minutes ago ·

AT&T enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones and other smartphones

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the FCC had granted a waiver allowing the cell service provider to enable Wi-Fi calling, and on Thursday the company followed up by actually turning on the feature. Wi-Fi calling lets iPhone owners use broadband connections via wireless networks for phone calls when their cell signal is too weak.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-08: Samsung vs. TSMC iPhone Chips, Lightroom for iPad

9 hours, 51 minutes ago ·


Seems there's a difference between the A9X processors in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus depending on if they come from Samsung or TSMC. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about battery performance based on which version is in your iPhone, and how you can find out if yours is from Samsung or TSMC. They also look at Adobe's new change that lets you use Lightroom on your iPhone or iPad without a Creative Cloud subscription.

NASA’s Apollo Mission Photos Free on Flickr

11 hours, 57 minutes ago · · Cool Stuff Found

People take photos when they go on really cool trips, and that's true for the astronauts NASA sent to Earth's moon. Instead of keeping all those photos tucked away in a dark closet, NASA decided to share them with the world. All of the photo rolls—they used film back then to take pictures—are available in high resolution on Flickr for your viewing pleasure. Bonus: Our tax dollars paid for everything that went into making those photos possible, so they're free to use as wallpapers, lock screens, or whatever else you can think of.


Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 ·

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

Harry Potter Comes to Apple’s iBook Store with Enhanced Editions

9:14 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 ·

Harry Potter is on the iBook Store and enhanced

If you've ever thought the Harry Potter series was great, but still needed a little something more, Apple has you covered with the new digital editions of the books. Apple is calling the just released digital books "enhanced" thanks to their new artwork, interactive animations, and new annotations written by series author J.K. Rowling.

Pay What You Want for the WordPress Wizard Bundle

5:41 PM, Oct. 7th, 2015 ·

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We have a great training bundle for you today called WordPress Wizard Bundle, and you get to pay what you want for it. Here's how it works. Pay anything, even a penny, and get two courses. If you beat the average price paid to date, you get all twelve courses in the bundle. That average price is only $9.86 as of this writing. If you make the Top 10 leaderboard at any time during this deal you'll get five entries into the MacBook Air giveaway we're doing with Stack Social. And if that's not enough, 10 percent of whatever you pay goes to Project HOPE. Check out the details on the deal listing.