Walmart Enters the TikTok Purchase War

· Jeff Butts · Product News

Walmart Enters the TikTok Purchase War

Why would a retail giant want to purchase a short-form video site? Perhaps the hundreds of millions of consumers at stake have something to do with it. Whatever the reason, Walmart is joining Microsoft to beat out Oracle in the TikTok purchase war.

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Fires

· Andrew Orr · News

Walmart is suing Tesla in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, alleging that the latter’s solar panels caused fires on as many as seven stores.

Get a Cheap iPhone 6 on Straight Talk for $70

· Andrew Orr · Link

Walmart is currently selling a cheap iPhone 6, 32GB and refurbished, for US$69.99. It comes with a 90-day warranty.

The iPhone 6 remains a fine device even though it lacks the impressive tech of Apple’s latest handsets. If you have kids or an older relative who’d like to have a relatively modern phone but without the advanced capabilities of newer devices, this is a great deal.

Police Looking for WalMart iPhone Thieves

· Andrew Orr · Link

Police are looking for WalMart iPhone thieves who stole US$40,000 worth of iPhones and Apple Watches across multiple states.

The suspects are identified as James J. Jordan, 42, and Jahmir Andre Mitchell, 19, both from Philly. They remain at large, but face felony charges of participating in a corrupt organization, receiving stolen property and retail theft and a misdemeanor conspiracy charge.

Sounds like these guys are suspects in multiple cases. Hopefully they will be caught.

Walmart App Adds AR Product Scanning

· Andrew Orr · News

The Walmart app received a new function recently: Customers can use the AR scanning tool for product comparisons.

Apple Interface Consistency, Storage Permutations, Walmart Streaming Video - ACM 471

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.

Apple Watch Deal: Series 1 For Only $149 at Walmart

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

For a limited time Walmart is having a fantastic Apple Watch deal. It’s selling the Series 1 38mm aluminum model with sport band for US$149. You can pick between the silver model with the white band, and the space gray model with the black band. If the 38mm is too small for you, the 42mm model is also being sold for US$179. The Series 1 Watch has a dual-core CPU, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, 8GB storage, accelerometer, and is splash resistant. The OLED screen is 450 nits.

Apple Watch Deal: Series 1 For Only $149 at Walmart

Walmart Buying 19K iPads for Employee Training

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPad with Walmart logo

Walmart loves the iPad so much it’s buying 19,000 to use for employee training and administrative work. Apple CFO Luca Maestri shared that detail during the company’s third fiscal quarter earnings report Tuesday afternoon.