FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds: $20.36

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FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Check out the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They’re water and sweat resistant, and automatically pair to your phone when pulled apart so you don’t have to go through any setup. They fully charge in 90 minutes, and offer up to 10 hours of playback. You can get them for $23.95 through our deal, but coupon code BFRIDAY20 will get you another 20% off for a final price of $20.36.

macOS: How to Remove a Time Machine Backup Disk

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If you’re getting warnings that you haven’t backed up because of an external drive that you no longer use, then this tip’s gonna make your life less annoying. We’ll tell you how to remove a Time Machine drive from your Mac’s preferences, which’ll stop those notifications. Whew!

Turning an iPhone X into Mobile Street Art (Video)

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Artist and YouTuber Sketch Art turned an iPhone X into mobile street art. Using spray paint, lids, tape, paper, and techniques you might have seen performed live on a downtown sidewalk, he painted a “custom skin” for his iPhone. I’ve always been fascinated by this artform, and while I wouldn’t do it to my own iPhone X, I thought it was amazing. The video below is a 17 minute version where he walks us through the whole process. A 3 minute version posted to Facebook has garnered some 6 million views, but you’ll have to go there to view it.

Scammer Uses Venmo to Steal iPhones from Ordinary People

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There’s a scumbag out there using Venmo to steal iPhones (and other devices) from ordinary people. According to The Verge is works like this: someone posts an iPhone for sale, as was the case in the wake of iPhone X’s launch. A person going by the name of Andy Mai answers the ad, offers to pay a lot for the device, with payment over PayPal’s VenMo. The two parties agree to meet—often in public—but Andy Mai sends a surrogate, usually a young Asian male. The seller gets his funds in VenMo and hands over the device. Later—sometimes immediately—VenMo informs the seller that the funds have been withdrawn.  The running theory is that the funds were illicit and the account was suspended by Venmo. These sales are taking place through Facebook Marketplace and Andy Mai appears as if it’s a real Facebook account. But he’s a smart scumbag. He’s hiring unwitting people to pick up the devices, and they don’t meet the criminal, either. And it’s not just iPhones. Cameras, coveted sneakers, designer handbag, and other products have been stolen using this VenMo scam for years. My takeaway is not to trust VenMo, but hey, that’s just me. The Verge has more.

Scammer Uses Venmo to Steal iPhones from Ordinary People

RokBlock, a 4-Inch Long Record Player: $76

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RokBlok

We have a deal on an interesting device called RokBlok. It’s billed as the world’s smallest record player, and it sits on your record, traveling around in a circle to play it. In the video below, you can hear that it produces a small sound, but it’s Bluetooth enabled for piping the sound to another set of speakers. It’s $89 through us, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 takes another 15% off for a total of $75.65.