Double Animoji Recording Length with SBSAnimoji

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you want to Animoji that are longer than the ten seconds Apple allows on the iPhone X, Simon B. Støvring has an app for you. His SBSAnimoji app lets you record 20 second Animoji videos and he’s looking into making that even longer. His app means you don’t have to use iOS 11’s screen recording feature, or connect your iPhone X directly to your Mac to use QuickTime or Screenflow. The catch is that he uses Apple’s private APIs so SBSAnimoji isn’t available in the App Store. It is, however, available on Github so if you have a free or paid Apple developer account and are comfortable side loading apps yourself you can install it without much hassle.

Double Animoji Recording Length with SBSAnimoji

iPhone X: How to Save an Animoji (And Make Stickers!)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Poop Animoji

If you’re playing with the Animojis on your fancy new iPhone X, you’ve gotta know how to save your creations. And make stickers out of them! Rabbit faces? Unicorns? Poop stickers? Sign us up.

Fighting The Machine & Saying the S-Word – Mac Geek Gab 682

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

Mac Geek Gab Logo

iOS 11 brought battery life issues for many – but not all – users, and Dave and John have a few solutions for those affected. But that’s not all you get, of course. Many tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found round out the episode, including cable modem picks, iPhone X discussion, wireless charging devices, and an interesting backup analysis from a listener. Download, press play, and enjoy!

TMO Background Mode Interview with Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of He was born and raised in Tennessee except for college years in Kentucky. He always thought he’d leave Tennessee someday and move to California, but it turned out that the people he ended up working with had come from California, so he stayed. Josh grew up loving Macworld, MacWeek and Macaddict, but his favorite was TheNet. Early on, he developed a sense that he’d someday write about tech for a living. In the second segment, we talked about some of the popular Apple topics, ordering an iPhone X at 0200 in the morning, the Mac mini, ARM processors for Macs, the coming Mac Pro, MacBook Pro keyboards, the Apple TV struggles, the Amazon Firestick and Kodi. We had a heck of a good time.

Apple Seeds watchOS 4.2 Developer Beta 2

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

watchOS developer beta on Apple Watch

No feature changes have been announced with this release, making it a bug fix and improvement cycle that also keeps up with iOS 11.2 DB2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 DB2, and tvOS 11.2 DB2.

Apple Seeds tvOS 11.2 Developer Beta 2

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV tvOS 11 beta

This tvOS release cycle adds an developer API called AVDisplayManager for automatic display mode switching and support for the Unwatched category in Home Sharing.

Last Chance to Pay What You Want for the Fab 5 Mac App Bundle

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Fab 5 Mac App Bundle

The Pay What You Want deal for the Fab 5 Mac App Bundle is coming to a close. Pay anything, as little as a penny, and you’ll get MacCleans 6. But if you beat the average price ($12.86 as of this writing), you’ll also get TechTool Pro 9.5, RapidWeaver 7, Hands Off!, and AfterShot Pro 3. Make the leaderboard at any time, and you’ll be entered into the Tech Bundle giveaway.

5 Drop-Protection Cases for iPhone X

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Otterbox Defender Series for iPhone X

Here are some of the best drop-protection cases for iPhone X that have crossed Bryan Chaffin’s desk in the lead up to Friday’s launch.

5 Leather Cases for iPhone X

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

iPhone X Leather Case from Apple

Here are some of the best leather cases for iPhone X that have crossed Bryan Chaffin’s desk in the lead up to Friday’s launch.