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PRE-SALE: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course at $29

8:44 PM, Jun. 27th, 2016 · · Link

The Complete iOS Developer Course

Our friends at Stack Commerce have been putting their collective noggins to work with this deal. It's a pre-sale on The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course with 80 hours of content on coding for Apple's next generation iOS. It's discounted to $29, and you'll be notified when the course is ready to access—but in the meanwhile you also get The Complete iOS 9 Hacker Training immediately, included for the same price. Check out the details on the deal listing.

iPhone 7 Sans Headphone Jack: The Debate Continues

3:20 PM, Jun. 27th, 2016 · · Link

The iPhone 7 headphone jack debate

Reliable sources are suggesting that Apple really will remove the 3.5 mm audio headphone jack from the iPhone 7 this fall. The community seems evenly split about the prospect, with some shrugging and one notable author declaring that this is a hostile and stupid idea. The notion that this isn't really a worthwhile technical advance seems balanced with the prospect of better and enabling digital technology moving forward. Plus: a more waterproof iPhone. Particle Debris page 2 asks the question: has Apple gone too far?

G Cloud Unlimited Backup for iPhone and Android: 5-Year Subscription for $29.99

5:01 PM, Jun. 24th, 2016 · · Link

G Cloud on iPhone and Android

We have a deal for you today on G Cloud, a 5-year unlimited backup plan for iPhone and Android devices for $29.99. G Cloud allows you to backup and restore your device from within their dedicated app, and you're able to view that content online, as well. It's being stored on AWS, Amazon's cloud service, using military-grade 256-AES encryption. You can get this 5-year subscription through us for $29.99.

G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox: $79.99

4:53 PM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 · · Link

It's loud, wireless, will play tunes for up to 6 hours on a charge, and it has a handle. G-BOOM is a boombox for the iPhone era. It features a protective rubber base, and has a standard headphone jack in addition to Blueooth connectivity. You can get this device through our deal for $79.99.

1 Year Subscription for Typed Plus: $30

4:22 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 · · Link

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We have a deal for you today on a 1-year subscription to Typed Plus, a blog publishing engine. With this plan, you can run up to 3 blogs with unlimited users and page views. The service hosts your images, you can do scheduled posting, and more. The price through our deal is $30, a massive 87% off retail.

YoCam Versatile Waterproof Camera: $179

5:32 PM, Jun. 21st, 2016 · · Link

YoCam

Check out the YoCam, a small camera that is waterproof up to 20 feet (IP68). It takes photos or video, and has video stabilization, too. It weighs just 1.9 ounces, and it has a companion app for iPhone and Android devices for processing images. You can get YoCam through our deal for $179.

Chatlight Video Chatting Light: $19

5:36 PM, Jun. 20th, 2016 · · Link

Chatlight on iPad

Check out the Chatlight—I did a Cool Stuff Found during January's CES show, and now Stack Commerce has put together a deal for this device. It's designed to light you for selfies and video chats. It clips onto the edge of your mobile device and two banks of LEDs light your face. The bank of LEDs rotates, too, allowing you to control your lighting. You can get Chatlight through our deal for $19.

Apple is Taking a Different Stand on Artificial Intelligence Agents

1:15 PM, Jun. 20th, 2016 · · Link

Apple & AI Agents

In the science fiction of yesteryear, artificial agents were presented as helpful, local companions. The scope of the internet and its ability to drill into our private lives wasn't a pervasive theme. Nowadays, we have AI agents built by giant technology companies that want to build AI agents to learn about us, store that data, and sell things instead of simply make us smarter or more efficient. Except Apple. Apple's public morality goes in another direction. Thank goodness. It's all on page two of Friday's Particle Debris column.

Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones: $69.99

5:43 PM, Jun. 17th, 2016 · · Link

Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones

Check out Bone Machine, Bluetooth headphones that conduct sound to your inner-ear through your skull—without them being over your ears. That has the practical effect of allowing you to listen to music, a podcast, a voice call, or whatever without blocking out the road. There's a promo video on the deal listing featuring a woman running, for instance, an excellent example of a when you might want to still hear your surroundings. The price on this device through our deal is $69.99, some 30 percent off retail.

The Mega Macbook Giveaway

5:55 PM, Jun. 16th, 2016 · · Link

Assorted MacBooks

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together another gievaway for us, the Mega MacBook Giveaway. By signing up for our deal newsletter—something you should do anyway, you'll register to win a 12-inch 256 GB Macbook with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 Skylake processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, and an Intel HD Graphics 515 graphic card. Pretty cool, right? Good luck!