Check out the Ilumi A19 Smartbulb, a color-tunable LED light you can control and program wirelessly from your smartphone. You can sync the light to pulse with the beat of your music, wake up naturally with a scheduled sunrise, create, save, and replay favorite lighting scenes, and make it look like someone’s home when you’re away. Works with iOS and some Android devices. You can get this bulb through our deal for $44.99, a 25 percent discount.
We have a deal for you today on the Griffin Watchstand Powered Charging Station. This device has a stand for your Apple Watch charger and your Apple Watch and a platform to hold your iOS device. Underneath are two USB ports for your cables. You can get it through us for $49.99.
There's a very quick way to paste and search the Web with text you've copied to the clipboard on your iOS 9 device, all using one little nifty, handy menu option. We've got the details here in today's Quick Tip.
According to the Internet, we should all set the date on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to 1970, and then restart it to watch it brick. Apple says it's a real problem, and a fix is on the way.
The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →
The Internet is full of weird ideas and suggestions, like setting the date on your iPhone to 1970 and then restarting it. Seriously. There's no reason to do that, but considering we live in a world where people will try stunts like this to see if their iPhone really will brick, it's a good thing Apple has a fix on the way.
The Xtra Drive is a microSD card reader you plug directly into your iOS device with its built-in Lightning port. It's MFi-certified, and it can use cards up to 128GB—our deal comes with a 16GB card for $71.99. Check out the deal listing for more information.
The Beyond Ink Pen is a clever device: part pen, part stylus, part USB drive, and part iPhone charger. Really. It has an ink reserve for the ballpoint pen, and the tips can be switched out so you can use it as a stylus. It also has a 16GB UB drive built into it—lift the cap to plug it in. But the best thing is that they crammed in a 1000mAh battery for giving your iPhone an emergency charge of up to five hours of talk time. Oh, and it has a built-in Lightning cable (MicroUSB model available, too) for charging. It sounds like something Q would be pleased with. Through our deal you can get Beyond Ink Pen for $49, a discount of 30 percent.
This week Dr. Mac explains why two displays are better than one; how to turn your iPad into an external monitor for your Mac; and why his iPad now goes everywhere his MacBook Air goes.
Check out Luminid, a MFi-certified Lightning cord lights up the moment you touch it. Once you plug it in, the light turns off. Cool, right? We have a deal on 40-inch long Luminid cables for $9.99, half off the regular price.
I'm delighted to announce the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway. It's for a 32GB iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, and all you have to do to enter is register to receive our deal emails. It's that simple, so get on it! And good luck.
If you're a cord cutter who wants to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, but don't feel like connecting an antenna to your TV just to watch a football game, there's an app for you. Even better, it's free, and so is watching the big commercial-fest on your iPhone, iPad, or fourth generation Apple TV.
TMO Weekly Sponsor
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-06: Apple’s Online Retail Experience, Listener Comments
Apple's online retail VP left the company for another job, and that got Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talking about…
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-05: Dave’s iPhone SE Surprise, LAPD iPhone Hack
The iPhone SE may be small, but it packs a lot of power in its tiny case. John Martellaro and…