Remote Control and NumPad Make Your Mac Life Easier (Sponsor)

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

Cherpak's Remote Pad for Mac being used with small keyboard

Anyone following along will already know that Evgeny Cherpak creates apps that make your Mac life easier by utilizing your iOS devices as additional input and control surfaces. He’s got a vision on these things that routinely makes me think, “I didn’t realize I needed this until I had it… and now I can’t imagine not having it.” With that I’d like to offer Evgeny double thanks. Thanks for creating the apps, and thanks (again!) for sponsoring TMO here this week.

Amazon Cyberpunk King, Tim's State Dinner, GrayShift Pudding - ACM 459

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about how Amazon has quietly become the Cyberpunk king. They also discuss Tim Cook’s choice of dinner companions for the White House’s state dinner, and how Grayshift’s data breach is the proof in the pudding that backdoors and cracks get mishandled.

Two Free Mac Apps Help You Find Huge Files Fast

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac says he always uses one of two free apps to hunt down huge files on his boot disk. Both have been around for years, and both find huge files faster and easier (at least in his humble opinion) than any other technique.

Setapp 1-Year Subscription: $69

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals


Our friends at Stack Commerce put together a great deal for us on Setapp from MacPaw. With one subscription, you get access to more than 60 curated apps all in a single, easily navigable library. One year is normally $119, but it’s $69 through our deal.

Marvel's Infinity War Plea: No Spoilers!

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Avengers: Infinity War is coming this Friday, April 27th. Not everyone will be lucky enough to see the movie on release day, so Marvel has a big request for everyone who does: no spoilers, please. They even made a public service announcement video with actors from the movie with their plea. It includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Tom Holland, and more. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out, and no spoilers!

Outlook for Mac: Configuring (and Disabling!) Swipes

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

There’s something Microsoft Outlook does better than Apple Mail (gasp!): It’ll allow you to customize and disable swipes on messages to archive them, delete them, flag them, and so on. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how! And we may end up having to apologize to Apple for giving them a hard time.

Apple's Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson Attend White House State Dinner

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson, Henry Kissinger

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson attended President Donald Trump’s first official state dinner. The event was given to honor French President Emmanuel Macron, and other business people to attend included media mogul Rupert Murdoch, FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith, Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, and others. Politicians included Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Republican leaders of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence, Chief Justice John Roberts, and more. Bloomberg covered Mr. Cook’s and Ms. Jackson’s appearance at the event, as well as some of the notable administration officials who did not attend. Also not invited were any opposition members of Congress, but Ms. Jackson was a member of the previous administration, where she led the EPA. Current EPA administrator Scott Pruitt was not in attendance. It’s one of the highest profile political events attended by Mr. Cook, one that put him in direct contact with politicians and business leaders from around the world, including President Trump.

AVANCA Minim True Wireless Earbuds: $54.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

AVANCA Minim True Wireless Earbuds

We have a deal on a pair of AVANCA Minim True Wireless Earbuds. Winners of a Red Dot Design Award, these earbuds are powered by CSR Bluetooth 4.2 chipset. They feature touch controls, and are priced at $54.99, 65% off retail through us.

Apple Watch Deal: Series 1 For Only $149 at Walmart

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

For a limited time Walmart is having a fantastic Apple Watch deal. It’s selling the Series 1 38mm aluminum model with sport band for US$149. You can pick between the silver model with the white band, and the space gray model with the black band. If the 38mm is too small for you, the 42mm model is also being sold for US$179. The Series 1 Watch has a dual-core CPU, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, 8GB storage, accelerometer, and is splash resistant. The OLED screen is 450 nits.

Apple Watch Deal: Series 1 For Only $149 at Walmart