Apple’s iPhone 7 Invitation Refused by Bloggers

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Apple engages in relentless technical progress. But when the iPhone 7 design was leaked, many bloggers blinked, then seized the opportunity for rabble-rousing. It’s turning into a rinse-repeat cycle by the pundit sheep. Particle Debris page 2 takes a look at analysis by Jean-Louis Gassée who properly sizes up Apple’s invitation: “We’re going wireless, please join us.

Passwork 5-Year Subscription: $27

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Passwork on a mobile device

We have a deal for you today on a 5-year subscription to Passwork, a cloud-based password manager service. Passwork uses AES-256 encryption, and is designed with group and corporate management in mind. You can get this 5-year subscription for $27 through our deal.

The Complete Guide to a Clean Install of macOS Sierra

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Apple’s macOS Sierra launches on September 20th. Last year. John wrote a detailed article on how to do a clean install of OS X El Capitan. That is, if one were highly motivated to do an awful lot of work. The article applies equally to a clean install of macOS Sierra this year. If John couldn’t talk you out of it and a clean install is what you really want to do with Sierra, here’s a link to his 2015 tutorial so you can make a decision.

Mobility is Driving Computational Evolution of Apple Products

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100 Billion operations per photo

The computational demands placed on a mobile device, like an iPhone, are staggering. The iPhone 7 camera system performs 100 billion operations on each photo in 25 milliseconds. Plus, strong, fast encryption, facial recognition and fingerprint recognition, to name a few, are technologies that haven’t been paramount on the desktop or notebook. Could it be that Apple’s extreme focus on mobile computation is causing traditional products to take more of a back seat? John ponders on page 2 of Particle Debris.

Stellar Data Utility Bundle for Mac: $49.99

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Stellar Data Utilities for Mac Bundle

We have a bundle for you today on four Mac utilities from Stellar: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair, Stellar Audio Video Converter, and Stellar Speedup. Combined, they retail for $153.97, but they’re $49.99 through our deal. You can find details on each app in the deal listing.

Is Apple’s iPhone Naming Scheme a Mistake or Genius?

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It’s true that there are logical dilemmas with Apple’s iPhone naming scheme. Apple has never formally explained the reasoning for its nomenclature. And so, journalists have taken their best shot at explaining the logic of the “S” years and the presumed “tick-tock” cycle. But while some think it’s crazy, there may be genius behind the craziness.

The iPhone 7 Giveaway

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iPhone 7 Jet Black

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together an iPhone 7 giveaway to celebrate Friday’s launch. All you have to do to enter is sign up to receive TMO’s deal emails, something you should do anyway. You can earn extra entries by promoting the giveaway, too.   Check out the giveaway’s webpage for the details, and good luck!

Urge Basics Snakeskin MFi Certified Lightning Cable

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Urge Basics Snakeskin MFi Certified Lightning Cable

What could be better than a faux-leather Lightning cable? One with a snake skin pattern. Obviously. Well, we have it! The cable has a leatherette shell, making it tougher than a plastic-only cable. It’s 3.3 feet long, MFi-certified, and just $9.99 through us.

TextExpander 1-Year Single User Plan: $19.98

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TexExpander on iPad and MacBook

We have a deal on TextExpander, one of our favorite Mac and iOS utilities at TMO.  TextExpander lets you create text “snippets” that you can then call with a key combination you designate. It’s great for anything you have to type frequently, especially when combined with powerful for tools for combining the snippet with something in your clipboard. Smile Software moved to a subscription pricing scheme, and our deal will let you get a 1-year subscription for $19.98, 60% off retail. It’s good for one user on an unlimited number of devices.

The Ultimate Mac Cyber Security Bundle: $49.99

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Ultimate Mac Cuber Security Bundle Deal

We have a collection of apps for you today called The Ultimate Mac Cyber Security Bundle. It features seven apps, including: VPN Land 1-Year Subscription, Periscope Pro 3 Video Surveillance for Mac, Koofr 100GB Plan 1-Yr Subscription,  Mac App Blocker, Mac Internet Security X9: 1-Year Subscription, Sticky Password Premium 1-Year Subscription, and Elite Keylogger Pro. These apps help you monitor your home and your Mac in a number of different ways, as well control and monitor usage of that Mac. You can get all of them for $49.99 through our deal.

FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $19.99

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FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Check out the FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker. The name tells you what it is, but if you look at the image you’ll see a suction cup you can use to stick it to a mirror or even the wall in your shower. It has a nine-hour battery life, and you recharge via an included microUSB cable. You can get it through our deal for $19.99.

Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker Has Built-In Portable Charger: $104.99

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Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker

Check out the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker , a portable speaker that can serve double duty as a portable battery for your mobile devices. As a speaker, this device has dual custom 45mm drivers and a machined aluminum body. Its rechargeable battery has a capacity of 6,000mAh, plus you can pull it out and use it to recharge your mobile devices. You can get the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker for $104.99 through our deal.

Zus MFi-Certified Kevlar Lightning Cable: $19.99

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Zus MFi-Certified Kevlar Lightning Cable

We have a deal for you today on a Zus MFi-certified Kevlar Lightning cable. As the name suggests, this 4-foot cable is sheathed in a mix of Kevlar and nylon. I’ve been using a couple of these Zus cables for a while now, and they’re excellent. I’d much rather spend a little more on a cable that lasts than replace cheap cables that break. YMMV, of course, but that’s my preference. You can get this one through our deal for $19.99.