Go Behind the Scenes with Apple's iPhone Pre-order War Room

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What exactly is involved with making iPhone and Apple Watch pre-orders happen, and then getting those deliveries out to customers? Buzzfeed got to go behind the scenes to see what it takes for Apple and UPS to get and process orders, and then get the packages into people’s hands. It’s an interesting video and worth checking out.

Blips Smartphone Lens Kits: $24.99

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Blips Smartphone Lens Kit

On the hunt for macro lenses for your smartphone, but don’t want a special case or permanent attachments? Smart Micro Optics has a set of macro lenses that attach to your phone with adhesive. The Blips Smartphone Lens Kit includes their Macro (10 mm focal distance) and Macro Plus (20 mm focal distance) lenses so you can snap close up photos of flowers, insects, or whatever else strikes your fancy. The kit is regularly priced at US$33.90, but you can get it for $24.99—that’s 26% off—with today’s TMO deal.

OWC Intros USB-C Travel Dock with HDMI, SD Card Reader

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OWC has a new USB-C travel dock out that’s loaded with ports to make your tech life easier on the go. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock includes two USB 3.1 Gen 1 type A ports, HDMI capable of driving a 4K display, an SD card reader, plus a USB-C power port that can charge Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro. It’s available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold at the Macsales website for US$49.99.

OWC Intros USB-C Travel Dock with HDMI, SD Card Reader

3D Touch Multitasking Coming Back in Future iOS 11 Update

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Adam Zahn, a reader of MacRumors, sent an email to Craig Federighi asking about 3D Touch multitasking. This was a feature that Apple added in iOS 10. It lets iPhone users quickly open the app switcher on iOS by 3D Touching the left edge of the screen. Before this, you had to double-press the home button in order to switch between apps. Adding a 3D touch feature put less strain on the home button, even though the iPhone 7/7+ removed movable button parts. It was still a nice option to have, and I’m glad Apple is bringing it back. Adam’s email saidCould we at least make the 3D Touch app switch gesture an option in iOS 11 so that I could retain the ability to switch apps that way instead of having to double tap the home button? Craig’s response was: Hi Adam, We regretfully had to temporarily drop support for this gesture due to a technical constraint. We will be bringing it back in an upcoming iOS 11.x update.

3D Touch Multitasking Coming Back in Future iOS 11 Update