Apple Apologizes For Error 53 and Offers Update to iOS

4:15 PM, Feb. 18th, 2016 · · iPhone

Error 53 Remediation

iOS Error 53 can occur and be displayed to the user after a failed Touch ID sensor is replaced and the proper repair procedure wasn't followed. In some cases, the iPhone was rendered unusable. The error most notably cropped up after iOS 9 was installed. Today, Apple apologized and posted an iOS 9.2.1 revision that un-bricks the iPhone.

Griffin Watchstand Powered Charging Station: $49.99

2:45 PM, Feb. 18th, 2016 · · iPhone

Griffin Watchstand Powered Charging Station

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.

A Tale of Two Universal Remotes: Harmony vs. Blumoo

4:30 PM, Feb. 17th, 2016 · · iPhone

It’s been a couple of years since Dr. Mac talked about universal remote control devices and apps. He says an awesome universal remote control is the holy grail of home automation; having a single device that can mimic every function of all five individual remote controls for his home theatre system is priceless. And the ability to control his Phillips Hue and Lutron Caseta lights, Nest thermostat, and other smart devices from a single remote (or iOS app) is the icing on the cake.

DSCVR Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphones: $24.99

4:00 PM, Feb. 16th, 2016 · · iPhone

DSCVR Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphones

Check out DSCVR Virtual Reality Headsets, a Google Cardboard-compatible viewer for your iPhone (or Android device). Designed to collapse into a more portable form, DSCVR also accommodates smartphones up to the size of Apple's iPhone 6s Plus and Google's Nexus 6 device. Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99.

Apple Confirms iPhone 1970 Bug, Says Fix is Coming

10:23 AM, Feb. 15th, 2016 · · iPhone

Don't try the iPhone 1970 date thing, just trust that Apple is fixing it.

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.

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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.

Beyond Ink Pen: $49

4:34 PM, Feb. 11th, 2016 · · iPhone

Beyond Ink Pen

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.

Apple Dumps Samsung, Gives TSMC Exclusive iPhone Chip Deal

9:24 AM, Feb. 11th, 2016 · · iPhone

Apple cuts Samsung out of A10 iPhone chip manufacturing

Apple is distancing itself more from Samsung by partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to be the sole manufacturer of future iPhone processors. The deal cuts Samsung out of some serious revenue considering how popular Apple's smartphone is, and is already boosting TSMC's value.

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Losing out on Apple's A10 chip manufacturing is a hit Samsung will definitely notice. Meanwhile, back at TSCM, it's party time.