We have a deal on ProtonVPN Plus, a VPN based in Switzerland, complete with Swiss legal protections. The service uses AES-256 encryption to protect your data, and it supports Mac, Android, Windows, and Linux. iOS support is available through the OpenVPN Connect app. A two year subscription is $79.99 through us, 66% off retail. A one year subscription is also available.
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Apple joined the Thread Group on Monday, the group behind the Thread protocol, an IPv6-based technology for creating mesh networks out of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
We have a deal on AirVinyl’s Leather AirPod Case, a device I reviewed a couple of weeks ago (where I called it, “Outstanding! Get It Now!” It’s a leather case for your AirPods Charging Case made from high-quality, European leather that’s stretched over a rigid plastic frame. It gives your case some style without adding a big footprint in your pocket. It’s $17.99 through our deal.
Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Removed dead faucets, added “Last Checked” date for each faucet, added new faucet that pays. – Bryan]
We have a deal on the Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Bluetooth Speaker. As the name suggest, it’s a portable Bluetooth speaker designed to fit in your pocket. The grills are metal, and the company is using custom-engineered drivers in the speakers. It’s $39.99 through our deal.
Apple became the first company to close about a trillion dollar valuation on Thursday, which means Apple is now just $9 trillion away from being the first company valued at $10 trillion!
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet take a look at the new iPad icons uncovered in iOS 12. They also discuss the 14% drop in Mac unit sales and wonder why Apple doesn’t use that one weird trick of making new Macs to goose Mac sales. They cap the show with a look at why Apple would cancel the App Store Affiliate Program.
We have a new pay-what-you-want deal for you called the Adobe CC A-Z Lifetime Bundle. It features 12 training courses covering all of Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps (Photoshop, After Effects, Premier, Illustrator, InDesign, and topics such as UX/UI design). Pay anything, even a penny, and get Adobe After Effects: The Complete Motion Graphics Course. Beat the average price (currently $13.93), and you get all 12 courses. Beat the current leader’s price, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo Super NES Classic.
Concerned about it’s bottom line, Apple found a way to boost Services earnings by no longer thanking publishers for spreading the word about apps in the App Store.
Bloomberg has one of the most interesting articles I’ve read in a long time. They called it, “Here’s How America Uses Its Land,” but it’s much more than that. They took data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and broke it up into a series of different views that gave me, at least, radically better perspective on how this country’s land is used. The screenshot I included in this Cool Stuff Found is just one of those views, BTW. They also did a great job of using modern CSS to let you scroll through all the info. Here are some spoilers: cows use more land than people; forest land has been growing since 2007; and a little factoid I find disturbing: “since 2008 the amount of land owned by the 100 largest private landowners has grown from 28 million acres to 40 million, an area larger than the state of Florida.” Check it out!
We have a deal on a pair of Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones. These wireless, over-the-ear headphones feature active noise canceling using multiple microphones. They’re $74.99 through our deal.
While stipulating that the first three tariffs that have already gone into effect don’t affect Apple, the fourth and largest was still under evaluation.
Apple reported a record June quarter on Tuesday, with record revenues of $53.3 billion, up 17% year over year, and record earnings per share of $2.34, up 40% year over year. [Update: This article was updated with more information.]
Mojave is Apple’s latest version of macOS and is expected to ship this fall.
We have a deal on the Sinji Smart WiFi Camera. This device captures 1280p video, with app-controlled access including app-controlled zoom. It can also save recordings to your SD card. Check out the deal listing for even more features. The Sinji Smart WiFi Camera is $45 through us.
Apple released iOS 12 Developer Beta 5 for the iPhone and iPad on Monday, and now iOS 12 Public Beta 4 is available.
Check out this video from OpenAI of a robot hand learning how to manipulate a block. This an incredibly difficult task, and the level of difficulty is one of the many reasons Apple needs humans assembling iPhones. OpenAI used machine learning and virtual simulations for the robot to spend 100 years of trial and error to learn what you’ll see in the video (TechnologyReview has more details). Those virtual lessons were then used by the real-world robot hand, and it’s pretty darned cool. Check it out.
Apple released iOS 12 Developer Beta 5 on Monday for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchl, part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to refine iOS 12.
We have a deal on a 10-foot long, cloth covered MFi-Certified Lightning cable. The cloth is designed to be tangle-resistant, making charging from across the room that much easier. This very long Lightning cable is $14.99 through our deal.
Search ads allow developers to promote their apps within the App Store, with ads that appear at the top of the page when users do searches.