We have a deal for you today on the ThinCharge iPhone 6/6S Battery Case, a thin battery case with a 2,600mAh capacity. You control the charging with a button, and there's an LED indicator for when it's doing it's thing. It has pass-through charging that charges your phone first, and then the case, when it's plugged in. You can get it through our deal for $56.99.
We have a developer tutorial designed for Apple TV today. Called tvOS and Swift 2 - The Apple TV Developer Course, this program features 17 hours of instruction. You'll create games and utilities, study the tvOS Focused Engine, Native Application Controls, Storyboards, and nib File support. You'll learn to use images and sound, and study Swift 2 and tvOS coding from the ground up. Check out the details in the listing.
Apple includes certain convenience functions in iOS that make life better. Then, as a result, inventive users find workarounds that expose private information using special techniques. This is often labelled a "Security Flaw." Of course, it's nothing of the sort. But the bigger question is, what is Apple thinking?
It can happen. Your Siri Remote isn't working. You're sure it has a good battery charge. As (bad) luck would have it, it may have become unpaired with the 4G Apple TV. Here's how to get the two all paired up again.
Apple published a very powerful video over the weekend called Dillan's Voice. It tells the story of Dillan, a non-verbal autistic teen whose iPad has helped him connect with the world. The 2 minute video is one of those powerful messages Apple excels at—and funny enough, it allows us to connect with Dillan in a way we might not have otherwise.
SquareTrade released the results of its iPhone SE testing, and it turns out the device was less strong than its larger siblings, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone SE bent, cracked, shattered, and drowned before the larger models in most of the tests.
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My gut expected the smaller iPhone SE to be sturdier than its larger counterparts. That wasn't the case, which really just makes me respect iPhone 6s all that much more.
Check out the iSafe Drive Lite (32GB), a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.
Siri is getting smarter and more sensitive. Apple's mobile device voice recognition system now knows a lot more about baseball just in time for opening day, and can respond much more appropriately to statements about abuse and sexual assault.
Check out iMyfone D-Back iOS Data Recovery, a utility that will let you recover 22 different file types from an iPhone. The developer says that it recovers files when they’ve been deleted, your device was lost or damaged, it was attacked by a virus, was reset, or is locked by a forgotten passcode. Maybe the FBI could use it? Through our deal, it's priced at $24.99. There's a pulldown menu that lets you choose a version that runs on the Mac or Windows.
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