PDF Expert 2 for Mac: $29

Readdle’s PDF Expert 2 is a great PDF reader and editor that goes far beyond OS X’s Preview app at a price that doesn’t put the squeeze on your pocketbook. The app lets you edit text, images and links in PDF files, annotate documents, merge files into a single PDF, complet PDF forms, add document passwords, and more. PDF Expert is regularly US$59.99, but with TMO’s deal you can pick up a copy for half off at $29.99.

Apple Releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3

As expected, Apple today released the latest versions of its mobile operating systems. iOS 10 is now available for the iPhone 5 and newer, iPad mini and newer, iPad (4th generation) and newer, and the 6th generation iPod touch, while watchOS 3 is ready to go for all Apple Watch owners.

Mogees Keys with Mogees Pro and Play Makes Everything an Instrument

Mogees released Mogees Keys for iPhone and iPad Monday. This is a companion app for Mogees Pro (US$129.99 on Amazon) and Mogees Play (coming soon), both of which are centered around the Mogees Vibration Sensor. That’s a microphone, to you and me, and it’s designed to turn any surface, anything, into a musical instrument. Mogees Pro or Play pick up the vibrations and send them to the app, where those vibrations are turned into something akin to MIDI input. Mogees Keys uses a keyboard metaphor for this process. The video below shows it in action. As a drummer, I enjoy things like #vfhitthings on Instagram (and elsewhere). Mogees Pro and Mogees Keys is sort of an extension of that innate desire many musicians have to turn everything into an instrument. Mogees Keys is a free app, but it requires the above-mentioned hardware.

TMO Background Mode: Interview with Kanopi Studios WordPress Developer Julie Kuehl

Julie Kuehl is an expert WordPress developer for Kanopi Studios. But there’s much more. She built her first website in 1994. She’s studied economics, statistics and web design. She’s written for publications like MyMac, Tech Lounge and The Mac Observer. She’s a popular speaker at conferences. She hosts the SciFi Tech Talk podcast. She’s into cars (Mustang), motorcycles (Harley-Davidson) and holds several black belts in Karate, primarily Soto Kan. She’s taught Martial Arts to police officers in Japan and learned Japanese in the process. Join me and Julie as we geek out and trade stories on our Martial Arts experiences, our first exposure to Unix and web servers in the 1990s, our car loves (more stories: Corvettes, Route 66), SciFi, and her own SciFi podcast. I was wowed. You will be too.