Understanding Apple TV 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision

· John Martellaro · Analysis

In the early days of UHD/4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR), it appeared that HDR10 would be more ubiquitous and that Dolby Vison would, while superior, remain rare. That has all changed.

Watch This iPhone X Slide Around Like a Hockey Puck

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out this video of John Kheit demonstrating his iPhone X’s miraculous (near) zero friction as it slides across his counter (with help from Walt on camera). Note that there’s nothing on either the iPhone X or John’s counter. This is just sweet, (near) perfect, air cushiony goodness. Or an accident-waiting-to-happen. You be the judge. Oh, and no iPhones were harmed in the making of this video.

Get 1 Year of Aura Premium Mindfulness for $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Screenshots of Aura Premium on iPhone

We have a deal on a one year subscription to Aura Premium, from the Aura Health app. This mobile app is designed to relieve stress and anxiety by providing short mindfulness meditation exercises every day. It’s $29.99 through our deal, a 68% discount.

Apple Maps can Navigate You Inside Airports

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Navigating airports is a little easier because Apple’s Maps app has been adding floor plans for many terminals as part of its indoor mapping project. Right now indoors maps are available for many U.S. airports, along with a few other cities such as London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Toronto. The maps include restaurants and shops, directs to gates, and more. It’s all just there, so you don’t need to worry about any app updates before your next trip.

Apple Maps can Navigate You Inside Airports

iFixit Drops DIY iPhone Battery Replacement Kits to $29, Matching Apple's Apology Price

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

iFixit has dropped the price of its do-it-yourself iPhone battery replacement kits to $29—or less—matching or beating the apology price for in-store replacement Apple announced Thursday. The price changes include kits for iPhone 4S, 5, 5s and 5c, too, all of which are not included in Apple’s price drop. iFixit made a point of noting that its DIY kits are available today, too, while Apple’s discount program won’t begin until some time in January. iFixit has been in a running war with Apple, criticizing the company for the low repairability of its devices, especially iPhones. Apple has chosen to emphasize slim form factors and tight tolerances over easy-to-repair designs.

iFixit Drops DIY iPhone Battery Replacement Kits to $29, Matching Apple’s Apology Price

Verne Troyer's Tesla Unboxing Video is Even Better than You Think

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Getting a new car is pretty cool, and if it’s a Tesla, even more so. If it’s Verne Troyer getting a new Tesla it’s cool with a double dose of awesome. Verne is an actor who is well known for is role as Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies and he’s used to dealing with products that aren’t sized quite right for him. His new Tesla, however is perfect, and his unboxing video is so much fun it should be criminal.

Next Month Today at Apple Participants Will Get Surveys

· Andrew Orr · News

Starting in January, Apple will start surveying people who participate in Today at Apple events. These are free events in Apple retail stores where people can learn about something from an expert.

Throttlegate, Encouraging Mac Signs, and HomePod and the Holidays - Pop.0 ep.26

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit look at Throttlegate, including Apple’s new apology letter. They also see some “encouraging Mac signs” from Apple, and even John is edging towards hopeful again. Which may be one of the seven signs of the apocalypse, but that’s another story. They cap the show examining the impact of Apple missing the holidays with its unshipped HomePod. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)

Build 20 Apps with the Complete iOS 11 and Swift Developer Course: $10

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Complete iOS 11 and Swift Developer Course

Check out the Complete iOS 11 and Swift Developer Course. It features 249 lectures and 34 hours of training content, and you’ll build 20 different apps during the course. You’ll also work with iOS 11, Swift 4, ARKit, MLKit, MusicKit, and the new Depth Photo API. You can get the full course through us for $10.