Roxio Toast 15 Pro: $74.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Roxio Toast 15 Pro

We have a deal today on Roxio Toast 15 Pro, a professional authoring version of the software. It includes the ability to burn Blu-ray DVDs and has all the capabilities Toast Slice included. It also includes a variety of media conversion features. Read the deal listing for more details. It’s $74.99 through us, 50% off retail.

macOS: Archiving Old Contacts

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Melissa Holt has a few pointers on how to trim down who is in your Contacts list without committing to losing those entries forever.

Enjoy Your Memorial Day

· Jeff Gamet · News

U.S. flag

In honor of Memorial Day, a U.S. holiday, the staff of The Mac Observer will be taking the day off. We will resume our regular coverage of the Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch world on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017.

Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More – Mac Geek Gab 659

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

Mac Geek Gab Logo

Thunderbolt 3 Docks, Quick PrefPane Access, the best iOS PDF viewer, splitting audio files, and finding your lyrics. THAT’s what your two favorite geeks start with this week… and then they go from there! Press play and enjoy.

Apple Could Own Device-Centric AI with Custom Chip

· Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

The Apple Crystal Ball

Such a chip could give Apple a significant leg up deploying artificial intelligence, and if it succeeds, few of its competitors could respond.

Sid Meier's Railroads for Mac Hits Steam Platform

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Feral Interactive announced this week that Sid Meier’s Railroads for Mac (originally Railroad Tycoon back in the day) is now available on Steam. This isn’t a new game—and it’s been available on the Mac App Store for years—but I love Railroads. Plus, a lot of Mac gamers are Steam users, so I’m mentioning it. Railroads was also updated on the Mac App Store. In addition to some unspecified bug fixes, the update removes support for Apple’s Game Center and Game Ranger. I’d love to see a new version of Railroads come out, but seeing Feral’s Steam announcement immediately got me playing the game again. It appeals to many of my inner nerds. It’s $17.99 on the MAS, but only $9.99 on Steam.

Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro Aims to be All-in-One Podcasting Solution

· Dave Hamilton · Product News

3D rendering of Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro

With features like noise gates, compressors, dual mic inputs, and multiple virtual USB audio devices, the Podcaster Pro aims to solve all the common (and some uncommon!) needs that podcasters have both in their main studios as well as on-the-road.

iPhone 8 Cases Already for Sale on Alibaba

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Macotakara found what claims to be an iPhone 8 case on the shopping site Alibaba, so they ordered one to see how it compares to size-wise to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The case matches the rumors and leaks we’ve already seen because it’s slightly too big for the iPhone 7 and just a little too small for the 7 Plus. Odds are the case was designed based on leaks and not Apple’s actual design specifications, so it may not fit an actual iPhone 8. That said, the video they made makes it easy to visualize about how big the phone will be.

iKlips miReader 4K: $46.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

iKlips miReader 4K

We have a deal for you on the iKlips miReader 4K. This storage device has a Lightning connector for your iPhone and iPad, a micro USB, and a micro SD slot for sharing files between Mac and Window devices. Storage on the device is handled by a micro SD card.