Get Free Bitcoins from 59 Faucets That Pay

· · Deep Dive

Bitcoins Raining Down

Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Bryan reminds us that faucets pay out more satoshis when the price of Bitcoin falls. Most faucets tie their payouts to the dollar, which means more satoshis when Bitcoin falls, and fewer satoshis when Bitcoin rises. If your goal is accumulating cryptocurrency to HODL (hold on for dear life), hit more faucets when Bitocin drops, like it did today. ]

Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System: $55

· · TMO Deals

Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System

We have a deal today on the Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System. It’s a 3-piece desktop speaker, with two 2.5″ mid-range satellites and a 4″ woofer. In addition to Bluetooth, it also has a 3.5mm audio hack for another input. You can get it for $55 through us.

"Wait, We're Worth Millions?" New FileMaker Commercial Takes The Office Staff to The Beet Lord!

· · Cool Stuff Found

FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, released a new commercial today featuring a few “staff members” from the US version of The Office. Check it out and watch how these Beet Lords manage their entire business with FileMaker. It’s as if anyone can do it (and, truth be told, anyone can: we use FileMaker here at both TMO and BackBeat Media to manage our entire operation).

Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh - Mac Geek Gab 692

· & · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Messages are a huge part of our online life, and they don’t always work the way we expect or prefer. John and Dave start by answering some of those questions. Then it’s on to where you should – and shouldn’t – be using APFS. After that, the questions jump around a bit, including one about mesh vs. quasi-mesh. All this and more on Mac Geek Gab 692 today!

TMO Background Mode Interview with Asst. Dir. of Operations at NWRDC John Welch

· · The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast

John Welch on BGM.

John Welch is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Northwest Regional Data Center at Florida State University. Over the last 30 years, he’s become an expert Mac IT administrator, using UNIX systems and the UNIX-based Mac to work with them. He’s worked for the military, major businesses and several universities such as MIT and FSU. John told me about the incredibly serendipitous events that led to each of his many IT jobs. In the second segment, we chatted about macOS server, Apple in the enterprise (Apple’s approach and strengths), and perspectives on the recent High Sierra root access security snafu in light of several other historical Mac events that he lived through. John also provided his insights about the new, amazing iMac Pro. His deep experience with Macs makes for great listening.