This mini TYLT portable Bluetooth speaker is now on sale for only $15

Ever wish you could blast your music without having to carry around some bulky Bluetooth speaker? The TYLT Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker would be the perfect pickup as it’s so small you can shove it in your pocket, in a bag, or carry it around without much hassle. Right now it’s on sale for just $14.99 at Daily Steals when you use promo code THRIFTERTYLT during checkout. That saves you $5 off its regular cost at Amazon; currently, other colors are selling for as high as $30, though Daily Steals only has the silver model on sale today.

The TYLT Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker features a 3W output along with a sleek metallic finish, and with Bluetooth 4.2, you can pair wirelessly with smartphones and other devices so you can listen to music anywhere you go. The built-in 300mAh internal battery lasts for up to four hours on a single charge, and you’ll also receive a micro USB cable with the purchase to help keep it powered up.

This mini Bluetooth speaker even lets you start taking calls han…

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Customs officials seize 120 fake AirPods and Lightning cables

What you need to know

Counterfeit AirPods and Lightning cables have been seized on their way into the United States.
The shipments originated in Hong Kong.
The 120 fake Apple accessories were part of a larger haul.

The haul included other items with a total value of around $112,000.

Apple has always been a target for counterfeit products with people keen to save some money on picking up the real deal. AirPods and Lightning cables are prime targets but Pittsburgh Customs and Border Protection officers seized 120 of them on their way into the United States.

The accessories were part of a larger shipment of fake electronics that originated in Hong Kong. The total value? Around $112,000 according to a report.

Officers seized over 4,700 streaming system remote controllers — 4,212 fake Roku remotes and 500 fake Hisense remotes — along with 120 items resembling AirPods and lightning charging cables. The items arrived from Hong Kong in nine shipments between April 27 and May 4 …

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Boarded-up Apple Stores decorated in touching tribute messages

The stores were boarded up to prevent looting, protestors turned them into canvases of hope.

What you need to know

Apple has boarded up many of its stores to protect against looting and rioting.
Protestors have adorned them with positive messages.
In Naperville, heart-shaped notes were left with messages of love and support.

Apple stores in America, boarded up to prevent looting, have been adorned with messages of hope and support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

As reported by 9to5Mac:

Activism sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has spread across all 50 US states. Apple Stores have been swept up in the momentum, looted and vandalized as some protests turned to violence. Now, some peaceful protestors are reimagining the boarded-up windows of Apple Stores as canvases for a positive message.

As Michael Steeber notes, over a dozen Apple stores in the U.S. were looted over the weekend, as protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent, with riotin…

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Yes, you can create HTML rich email signatures

Add some flair to your email signature on iPhone with rich text.

Sometimes plain-text in an email won’t do. In those cases, you might want to add a little bit more expression using rich text. With this form of text, you can include imagery and dynamic HTML content to your signature. Here’s how to do it.

How to create rich HTML signatures on your iPhone and iPad

Although Mail on iOS can display rich HTML email messages, you can’t do much more than add bold, italics, and underlines to message text.

There is a way to enhance your signature with rich HTML formatting, however. You can use any app that can create rich HTML text, but probably the easiest way to do this is to use the rich text signature from the email app on your Mac or Windows PC.

Send yourself an email that includes your rich HTML signature.

On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Mail app.
Tap the email message you sent to yourself to open it.
Select the signature and tap Copy.

Switch to your home screen and tap Settin…

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This iPhone 13 concept imagines a sliding iPhone and it looks stunning

What you need to know

This iPhone 13 concept is hotter than a hot thing.
It features an iPhone with a sliding screen.
But there’s no way it’s going to happen next year.

Just don’t hold your breath for it.

New iPhone concepts are always a good time and they don’t all have to be realistic depictions of what an iPhone will offer the next time Tim Cook puts sneaker to stage. They can be outlandish and unlikely and that’s definitely the camp this latest ConceptsiPhone joint falls into.

Featuring multiple cameras and a LiDAR Scanner, this concept starts out fine. But then we get to see the way the screen curves around the edge of the device itself, similar to how Samsung has been making phones for a few years. Except worse – can you imagine how many times the fleshy part of your hand would accidentally tap that thing?

But things look up when we get to see the sliding mechanism that reveals another display, waiting to be used. It reminds me of countless phones that have tried s…

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Leave the wires behind with these Bluetooth keyboards for Apple TV

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We use keyboards every day with all sorts of devices, including the Apple TV, and we’ve tried plenty of different types of Bluetooth keyboards over the years. These are the best you’ll find for navigating your Apple TV, and most of them can be used across all of your other Apple devices as well.

Couch proof

Logitech Keys-to-Go

Staff Pick

When it comes to lounging around on the couch with a keyboard, you can’t beat this one. It’s small, lightweight, and spill-proof! The spill-proof aspect is key for me because there are usually snacks and drinks involved in our family’s Apple TV binges. This portable keyboard from Logitech will weather any type of movie night and make your movie searches much faster.

$65 at Amazon$70 at Apple

The original

Apple Magic Keyboard

Apple TV, Apple Magic Keyboard, right? Right! It’s compact and looks like it might move around on you, but it’s fantastically stable (I type…

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Time’s running out on these Apple Watch Series 5 deals at Amazon

Amazon’s latest sale on the Apple Watch is offering some of the lowest prices yet on Series 5 models. Nearly every model is discounted by almost $100 currently, though with prices this low, some configurations have already sold out. Luckily, there’s still plenty to choose from with prices starting at $299.99 for 40mm models and $329.99 for 44mm models. Amazon includes free shipping on these orders, though you might get your new smartwatch more quickly with Amazon Prime

If you’re looking for a great Apple Watch deal, these limited-time price drops are well worth jumping on right now. The most affordable options are the 40mm GPS-only aluminum models, each dropping down to $299.99. You’ll see the final discount at checkout. That’s within $1 of the lowest the entry-level model has ever gone at $99 off. That same discount is available on the 44mm aluminum models, too, taking their prices down to $329.99.

With all the money you save, you can snap up a bunch of these great Apple Watch acc…

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Klassisk musik-appen Concertino släpps på App Store

Concertino är en webbapp – och numera IOS-app – som försöker lösa problemet med klassisk musik på Apple Music.

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You ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen these iPhones used as gate posts

What you need to know

People love their iPhones and use them for just about everything.
But this is the first time we’ve seen iPhones used as gate posts.
I can’t think of a third point. I’m just gonna watch the video again.

Only on TikTok.

People use their iPhones for everything from recording their kid’s first steps to playing the latest Apple Arcade game. And it turns out that some people use iPhones when decorating their gate posts as well.

Because of course they do.

Just watch the video – and of course, it comes from TikTok!

@minhhienapple Bao nhiêu chiếc iphone trong clip vậy cả nhà ♬ Người Miền Tây – Đan Trường

It isn’t clear whether these are whole iPhones or just the rear panels ripped off in the name of art. At this point I’m not sure it really matters – just enjoy the show. And wait for someone to be blinded when the sun bounces off a ton of reflective iPhones.

Do you have a weird use for an iPhone or, even better, a ton of them? Le…

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Communicate safely during protests with these walkie talkie apps

Here are some apps to help you communicate with others during peaceful protests.

With everything that’s happening in the world, it’s more important than ever to stay in communication with the people who matter to you the most. And with various protests and demonstrations going on, you may end up lost in the crowd. Fortunately, there are a few ways to stay in touch with people, aside from the standard text message or phone call. Make sure to try these push-to-talk walkie talkie apps on your next outing.

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie
Zello Walkie Talkie
Two Way: Walkie Talkie
ProPTT2 Video Push-To-Talk
Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger

Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch

If you have an Apple Watch Series 1 or later that is running watchOS 5, then you already have a built-in Walkie Talkie app on your wrist. With the app, you’re able to push-to-talk with other Apple Watch users in your address book. As long as your Apple Watch has a data connection (cellular or WiFi), then you can communic…

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