Roxio Toast 16 Titanium: $42.50

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Roxio Toast 16 Titanium

We have a deal on Roxio Toast 16 Titanium for the Mac, software that lets you capture your screen, burn digital media, and edit videos seamlessly. It’s listed for $49.99 on our deal site, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout brings it down to $42.50.

So...Which iPhone Should I Get? (Part I)

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

Dr. Mac can’t recall Apple ever offering more iPhone models than today, with eight different iPhone models, sporting screens in four sizes, and having 32, 64, 128, or 256GB of storage. Which is right for you?

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Apple TV Finally Returns to Amazon

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple TV 4K

After blocking Apple TV sales for over two years, the set top streaming box is available again on Amazon’s website.

How To Track Inbound Packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS, Even Without The Tracking Number

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Cool Stuff Found

This is the time of year when package deliveries are happening every day. It can be helpful to know when something’s coming so that you don’t miss it, but sometimes you don’t get a tracking number ahead of time. Sometimes you don’t even know that a package is coming at all. In today’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, listen to this short segment to learn how to get notifications about incoming packages… and then how to track them once you know about them!

PolyMatter's Grand Theory of Apple Explains What Makes Apple 'Apple'

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out PolyMatter’s Grand Theory of Apple, an illustrated essay on what makes Apple “Apple.” It’s a salient and cogent look at some of the underlying philosophies driving Apple, and explains how those philosophies lead to the kinds of decisions that upset customers in the short term, but ultimately lead to success. I’m a snob when it comes to philosophizing about Apple, but this is a good listen/watch. I’d love to know what you think.

tvOS 11.2.5 Developer Beta Released for Apple TV

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple TV tvOS 11 beta

Apple’s busy developer beta release rollout on Tuesday included tvOS 11.2.5 beta 2. Apple also released developer beta 2 for iOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2.

CrossOver 17 Lets You Run Windows Apps and Games on Your Mac: $16.15

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

CrossOver 17 logo

We have a deal on CrossOver 17, software that lets you run Windows apps and games on your Mac from the Dock without booting up a virtual machine or buying Windows. CodeWeavers, the developers, have a software compatibility checker, so make sure you check to see if the software you want to run works before you buy. Normally, CrossOver 17 is $19 through our deal site, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout brings it down to $16.15.

Apple Rolls Out watchOS 4.2.2 Beta 2 for Developers

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

watchOS developer beta on Apple Watch

Along with iOS 11.2.5 developer beta 2, Apple released watchOS 4.2.2 beta for Apple Watch on Tuesday. The watchOS beta program is available only to Apple developer program members.

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 Developer Beta 2

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

iOS 11.4 developer beta

Apple released iOS 11.2.5 developer beta 2 on Tuesday for the iPhone and iPad. It looks like this update focuses on bug fixes and not new features.

Nose Zone for iPhone X Turns Your Nose into a Laser Targeting System

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Yesterday it was Rainbrow, and today it’s Nose Zone, the latest game to take advantage of the iPhone X’s facial tracking. In Nose Zone you point your nose to control an onscreen dot’s movement to destroy boxes. The more boxes you zap before time runs out the higher your score. It’s easy to learn and taught me just how bad I am at aiming with my nose. Nose Zone is a free download at Apple’s App Store.

Nose Zone for iPhone X Turns Your Nose into a Laser Targeting System

Watch Apple Music's ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with Gwen Stefani - It's B-A-N-A-N-A-S

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Music has a great animated Christmas video called ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with Gwen Stefani. This animated video explores what might happen if Gwen Stefani caught Santa Clause delivering presents to her house. Warning, it’s totally B-A-N-A-N-A-S. 😏 But seriously, it’s all in service to promoting Gwen Stefani’s new (in October) Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, a mix of standards and a couple of new tunes.

3 iPhone Apps for Finding Friends, not Dates

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

Meetup app for iPhone

Not knowing where to go—or even where to start—to find friends doesn’t mean you have to spend your time alone. We found three apps to help you make friends without resorting to dating apps.