MGM has launched Stargate Command, an online repository for all things Stargate. With some content is available for free, Stargate Command is primarily a paid streaming service for Stargate Origins and the vast back catalog of Stargate TV shows and movies. The Verge noted there were some 354 episodes and three films available, as well as all manner of behind-the-scenes and other superfan content. Stargate Origins is a ten episode streaming prequel that revisits the discovery of the first Stargate in Egypt in 1928. Access to the paid content at Stargate Command is a one-time fee of $20, but as of this writing that will take you only to May of 2018. It’s yet another silofication of streaming content, but at least it’s a semi-one-time fee.
We have a deal for you today on PHOOZY, a “capsule” that protects your iPhone (or Android device, if that’s your thing) from hot and cold temperatures. It also floats. The company said it was adapted from spacesuit technology, too. There’s more information on the deal listing, and it’s $29.99 through us.
Turns out a lot of what’s inside an Apple Watch Series 3 is pretty much the same as what’s in an Apple Watch Series 2.
Bjango announced iStat Menu 6 Monday. This is a must-have Mac utility for me and other members of the TMO staff, and the new macOS High Sierra-friendly version adds several new features. First, are notifications based on CPU, network use (!!), disk, battery, weather, and other events. There’s also a new Notification Center widget that gives you a great snapshot view of your Mac’s goings on. There are new color and theme options, and you can rearrange the order in dropdown menus, too. It’s a solid upgrade. Speaking of which, upgrades from previous versions are $9.99, while new licenses are $18. There are family packs available, too.
iOS 11’s Spotlight Search, Files App, Photo Search, and app management start the show. Then it’s on to discussing the best ways to troubleshoot all iCloud syncing issues. Have dual monitors or are just particular about your window locations? We’ve got that covered, too… and a lot more! And hey, there’s a DAC in that dongle! Press play and enjoy.
The Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park isn’t just an auditorium for Apple presentations.
Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition launches with new cars and special track pieces to make your iPhone car racing more exciting.
Jeff Butts looks long and hard at this iPad Pro case to see if it’s worth a second look, and likes what he sees.
Say hello to Terminal Tinkering, TMO’s brand new podcast where you can learn all about going under the hood with your tech gear to make your own smart home devices, build a Hackintosh, and more.
Apple recently added two more how-to videos on its YouTube channel. For a while now, the company has posted fun videos that show things you can do with the iPad Pro, or in iOS 11. Ranging from how to drag and drop files, to the recent Pixelmator tutorial, the videos are a quick way to get people familiar with iOS 11, and it’s more fun than reading a manual. In one video, it shows how to add a debit/credit card to the Wallet app. In the other video, it shows how to use Apple Pay in stores. Both videos are meant to be viewed on an iPhone, as they are shot in portrait mode, similar to other Apple videos. You can view the Apple Pay how to videos at the link below.
You don’t need to stay up all night to finish watching your movie rental anymore, unless you’re really into that sort of thing.
The iPod in the photo is most likely the one that the Obamas gave the Queen, and not the one she bought in 2005. So what kind of music would be on the iPod?
Quite a few network administrators are probably hopping mad about this, since it means they can’t manage their networks as effectively from their iOS devices as they could before.
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.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their tips on making the transition to your new iPhone and Apple Watch, plus Mr. B tells us about his new Terminal Tinkering podcast.
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.