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Apple Releases tvOS 11.2.6

· · Product News

The company didn’t release patch notes for the update (which is common for Apple TV), but Apple’s other operating systems were all patched for the Telugu text bug.

Twitter Kills Mac Client

· · Editorial

Muting Twitter

In a tweet from @TwitterSupport, the company said Twitter for Mac is no longer available for download starting now, and that it will not supported at all in 30 days, and Bryan Chaffin is cranky as heck about it.

Apple Music Teases 'Amy Shark Live in Sydney' Concert Film

· · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Music has a trailer out for Amy Shark Live in Sydney, a new concert film. Ms. Shark is a singer-songwriter out of the Gold Coast, Queensland, an are near Brisbane. According to Apple Music’s description, “With support from a small band, Amy Shark performs ‘Adore,’ ‘Weekends,’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ inside an industrial Queensland warehouse.” You can check out her official music video for “Adore,” from 2016. The full 14 minute concern film is available now on Apple Music.

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac: $14.99

· · TMO Deals

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac allows you to design residential buildings from the ground up. Sheds, living rooms, homes, or even a skyscraper, according to the company that makes it. We have a deal on it for $24.99, but coupon code USA40 gives you another 40% off for a total price of $14.99 (coupon expired on February 20th). Check the listing for all the features.

Worried about HomePod Leaving a Ring? Pad & Quill Has a Coaster for That

· · Cool Stuff Found

Are you worried about HomePod leaving a ring on your table? Pad & Quill has a HomePod coaster for that. Talk about a timely product: complaints about HomePod leaving rings have arisen in the last couple of days. If that’s a serious concern for you, the Leather Coaster for HomePod may be just what you’re looking for. I am, in general, a huge fan of Pad & Quill’s products. They do leather and stitching right. This Coaster is made from full-grain leather with Marine Grade stitching. The bottom is an “ultra-soft leather backing because the only rings you should see in your home this season are of the Olympic variety on TV.” Timely, indeed. It’s $19.95, comes in Whiskey (lighter) and Chestnut (darker), and ships in 3-5 days.

Worried about HomePod Leaving a Ring? Pad & Quill Has a Coaster for That

Feral Interactive Bringing Rise of the Tomb Raider to Mac, Will Include All Downloadable Content

· · Cool Stuff Found

Feral Interactive is bringing Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration to the Mac and Linux. Players will become Lara Croft, as she “seeks the lost city of Kitezh to recover the Divine Source, an ancient artifact with the power to grant immortality.” Like other titles in the franchise, players solve puzzles, avoid traps, and generally adventure through gorgeous maps. This game is being bundled with all the original downloadable content , including add-on adventures, different player modes, additional outfits for Lara Croft, and Expedition Cards. Pricing and availability haven’t been released, but Feral’s announcements tend to presage release by a few months. Screenshots for the game look amazing, as does the trailer, below.

Feral Interactive Bringing Rise of the Tomb Raider to Mac, Will Include All Downloadable Content

How to Make a Freaking iPhone App with iOS 11 and Swift 4: $17.60

· · TMO Deals

How to Make a Freaking iPhone App

I love the name of this new training course we’re offering through our deal site. It’s called “How to Make a Freaking iPhone App” and it’s designed around iOS 11 and Swift 4. You’ll get 24 hour per day access to 132 lectures and 16.5 hours of content. While the course retails for $200, we have it for $29. But, coupon code USA40 will get you another 40% off, for a total of $17.60.

Gemini 2 for Mac: $12.99

· · TMO Deals

Gemini 2 for Mac

We have a deal for you today on MacPaw’s Gemini 2 for Mac. This utility uses some smarts to find duplicate files on your Mac so you can delete them and recover storage space. It also learns what you delete and what you choose to keep so the cleanup process is continually improving. It’s $12.99 through us, 34% off retail.

AirBolt Smart Travel Lock: $54.99

· · TMO Deals

AirBolt Smart Travel Lock

We have a deal on the AirBolt Smart Travel Lock. It’s a Bluetooth lock for your luggage you open with your smartphone and open with a touch. And it relocks automatically if it’s not opened. It’s $54.99 through us, 31% off retail.