ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet: $279

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet

We have a deal for you today on the ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet. This beast features a 27,000mAh battery capacity, two USB ports, and an AC port for plugging in your MacBook. It has an AC plug for charging itself, too. It’s $279 through us.

5 Ways to Watch Stranger Things Season 2

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Stranger Things season 2 teaser

Clear your schedule because Stranger Things Season 2 premieres on Netflix this Friday, October 27th. Here are five ways you can watch and avoid missing any episodes.

High Sierra: How to Edit Live Photos

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to edit, trim, and add effects to your Live Photos within macOS High Sierra! Which is great considering how many Live Photos Melissa Holt has that include camera jiggling, bad language, and so on. You’d think she’d just get better at taking Live Photos, but now that she can adjust them, she doesn’t have to! Whew.

Naztech Xtra Drive Mini Plus 16GB microSD Card: $44.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Naztech Xtra Drive Mini + 16GB microSD Card

We have a deal on the Naztech Xtra Drive Mini, plus a 16GB microSD card, for $44.99. You can save another 15% off using coupon code SAVE15, for a final pice of $38.24. The Naztech Xtra Drive Mini has a Lightning jack on one end and a USB jack on the other for storing and transferring data on an iPhone or iPad.

This Smart Camera Levitates and Rotates

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out The Moon from 1-Ring on Indiegogo. It’s a levitating smart camera. And while smart cameras don’t need to levitate to do their thing, this one can rotate while it’s levitating, and that means turning silently. It’s controllable from a smartphone app, and features night vision, motion detection, and notifications. It will also serve as a home automation hub for Philips Hue, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Homekit. It has integrated temperature, humidity, CO2 and light sensors. Oh, and it looks like a frickin’ Death Star! I haven’t tested one of these things, and I don’t know if they can do everything they say they can do, but the campaign raised more than $89,000 in no time. There’s a month left, and the original goal was just $45,000. As of this writing, there are funding levels of $209 that will get you one, but there aren’t many of those left. It’s supposed to ship in March of 2018.

How to Bypass macOS High Sierra's APFS Conversion

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

APFS Conversion of an SSD

The Terminal comes to the rescue once again when you want to enjoy the new features of macOS High Sierra, but don’t want to dive into a new file system just yet.

Apple Video Shows You How to Edit Portrait Lighting in 44 Seconds

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has a new video tutorial that shows you how to edit Portrait Lighting photos taken with an iPhone 8 Plus in 44 seconds. I think Apple has something with this mode, and I hope the company brings it to more devices in the future. In the meanwhile, if you have an iPhone 8 Plus and want to make the most of Portrait Lighting, check out this video.

macOS and iOS: How to Disable Live Photos in FaceTime

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Did you know that FaceTime on both the Mac and on iOS will now let you take Live Photos while you’re on a video call? Well, if that question shot as many shivers down your spine as it did Melissa Holt’s, you’ve gotta come read this Quick Tip. She’s going to tell us all how to turn it off!

We Fiddled with Ditto – Mac Geek Gab 680

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Logo

Are photos still bloating up your iPhone? Having trouble upgrading to High Sierra or Downgrading to Sierra? Need to Sync two folders on your Mac? These are just some of the questions your two favorite geeks answer this week!

Quicken for Mac 2018 Launches, Subscription Only

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Quicken for Mac 2018 Screenshot

The company has three different version of the accounting and billing software, Quicken Starter, Quicken Deluxe, and Quicken Premier.