When it’s time for music, just reach for the BOTTLE

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The boomBOTTLE+ is a take-in-any-weather portable Bluetooth speaker.
The boomBOTTLE+ is a take-in-any-weather portable Bluetooth speaker.
Photo: SCOSCHE Industries

Don’t let the bottle in the name fool you. The boomBOTTLE+ by SCOSCHE Industries is no place for a beverage. But your ears will quickly realize it is filled with sound.

The boomBOTTLE, rolled out today on the SCOSCHE website, is a portable Bluetooth speaker that has the height and girth of the common water bottle, thus fitting in a drink holder on a bike, boat or camping chair.

Apple TV streaming service could cost more than $40

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The new Apple TV is nearly here.
The new Apple TV is nearly here.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s big event on September 9th is expected to include the unveiling of a redesigned Apple TV, but if you were hoping to get a taste of the company’s long rumored over-the-top TV subscription service, you’ll have to wait a little while longer.

Negotiations between Apple and content providers have stalled according to a new report that claims the economics of the subscription TV service remain a sticking point between Apple’s and its partners. The price Apple wants to charge consumers would be much higher than a subscription to HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix or Sling, but that’s still not enough for content makers who are asking for more cash.

Spyder’s battery case gives your iPhone extra legs

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The Spyder PowerShadow battery case is available for iPhone 5 and 6, with a model for the 6 Plus due in September.
The Spyder PowerShadow battery case is available for iPhone 5 and 6, with a model for the 6 Plus due in September.
Photo: Spyder

It may be a while before we see those long-lasting hydrogen-powered batteries in our iPhones. In the meantime, the options are bulky: pack your charging cord, carry a battery charger or go the power case route.

For those who don’t like the thickness or extra heft of power cases, Spyder has just introduced a new battery case weighing in at 3 oz and measuring a relatively thin 12.5 mm.

Google tells devs how to bypass iOS 9 app security features

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Google sure loves it ads.
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Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9.

The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the “https” encryption settings — making sure that third parties can’t track what users are doing on their iPhones.