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May 21

Thanks to our sponsor August Home, over the next month we’ll be giving readers a chance to win Apple’s latest 64GB (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and August’s Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Head below for a chance to take home this bundle valued at over 1,000 USD. 

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May 19

Puls is a quickly expanding service that aims to make the experience of getting your iPhone serviced as easy and stress-free as possible by bringing its technicians right to your door for same-day repairs. The company also offers TV mounting and Smart Home Setup services for HomeKit and a wide variety of other home accessories.

Normally starting at $69, 9to5Mac readers can get 10% off all the company’s in-home services including phone repair, TV mounting, and Smart Home Setup. Use promo code 9to5Mac10 at checkout for 10% off all services.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

May 18

9to5Rewards: Enter to win Apple’s new iPad + Apple Pencil! [Giveaway]

Thanks to our sponsor DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s new 9.7-inch 2018 iPad and an Apple Pencil to one 9to5Mac reader this month.

And for a limited time, 9to5 readers can get DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for freenormally $59.95. DearMob iPhone Manager is the world’s 1st iOS manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to your Mac with U.S. Military grade encryption. It helps you to secure your vital data such as photos, video, contacts, files, etc. and protect your privacy from leaks. You can download and use the app for FREE for one Mac with full features now.

May 12

ZUGU CASE, maker of Amazon’s highest rated case for iPad, has now officially confirmed support for Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad released just last month.

The Prodigy Case– also available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad Pro 10.5– has become one of the most popular iPad cases on Amazon for a reason, with over 90% 5 star ratings it has quickly become a favorite among iPad users because of its very functional magnetic kickstand, while also being rugged and lightweight.

Let’s take a look:

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May 5

Vectornator Pro has quickly made a name for itself among vector graphic design software for iOS devices, and recently the developers made the Pro version of the software available entirely for FREE on the App Store.

Vectornator offers an incredible amount of value, especially now that it’s available at no cost and still has all of the great pro features the company used to charge for. That includes Adobe Creative Cloud integration to seamlessly hop from Illustrator CC to Vectornator and back again. Check out our hands-on video with Vectornator Pro below:

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April 27

9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad + Apple Pencil [Giveaway]

With our partner DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s brand new 9.7-inch 2018 iPad and an Apple Pencil this month to one lucky winner.

And for a limited time, 9to5 readers can get DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for freenormally $59.95. DearMob iPhone Manager is the world’s 1st iOS manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to your Mac with U.S. Military grade encryption. It helps you to secure your vital data such as photos, video, contacts, files, etc. and protect your privacy from leaks. You can download and use the app for FREE for one Mac with full features now.

April 20

Thanks to our sponsor DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s newly introduced 9.7-inch iPad along with an Apple Pencil just as the device adds support (a total value of $460+ USD). Head below to enter.

And for a limited time, 9to5 readers can get DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for freenormally $59.95. DearMob iPhone Manager is the world’s 1st iOS manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to your Mac with U.S. Military grade encryption. It helps you to secure your vital data such as photos, video, contacts, files, etc. and protect your privacy from leaks. You can download and use the app for FREE for one Mac with full features now.

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April 13

9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our Apple HomeKit Bundle Giveaway from FIBARO

Thanks to our sponsor FIBARO, there’s still time to enter to win our ultimate HomeKit bundle of accessories.

The bundle includes FIBARO‘s lineup of HomeKit accessories including The Button, its new micro-sized, wireless hardware switch that lets you control Scenes and any of your HomeKit products with a tactile click. Head below to enter and for our hands-on video with the accessories:

April 12

Sometimes Apple’s built-in PDF editing tools, such as Preview, just don’t cut it. That’s where a tool like PDFelement and its Pro version fill the gap for advanced PDF editing tasks on your Mac. The app makes PDF editing and creation as easy as using an app like Microsoft Word, and it lets you do a whole lot that you won’t get with your Mac’s stock apps. In the video below, we take a hands-on look at some of the features in PDFelement to show you a more efficient way to get all of your PDF editing done in one convenient program.

Thanks to our sponsor Wondershare, for a limited time 9to5Mac readers get 50% off PDFelement.

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April 6

9to5Rewards: Win a complete FIBARO HomeKit bundle! (Giveaway)

This month on 9to5Rewards, FIBARO is giving away a complete HomeKit package to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home. Head below to enter for your chance to win. Our Rewards bundle includes The Button, FIBARO’s newest HomeKit-compatible micro-sized hardware switch. Take a look at FIBARO’s latest HomeKit line up and the four essentials we’ve packaged including its Flood Sensor, Motion Sensor, and Door/Window Sensor (a total value of $250+ USD):

March 30

9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our HomePod giveaway!

Our month long HomePod giveaway is coming to a close this weekend. This is your last opportunity to enter for a chance to win Apple’s space gray HomePod along with a $500 gift card courtesy of our sponsor, Caseco. Head below to enter.

There is also still time for 9to5 readers to get 30% off Caseco’s iPhone accessories including its selection of iPhone casesLightning cablescar mounts, and much more using promo code 9to5Mac30off for an additional two weeks.

March 28

To celebrate the launch of our new HomeKit Weekly series, we’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home. HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.

Our giveaway bundle includes The Button, the company’s new HomeKit-compatible micro-sized hardware switch that goes up for preorder in the US this week. Check out FIBARO’s newest HomeKit line up and the four products we’ve packaged (a total value of $250+ USD) to give you the ultimate HomeKit experience below:

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March 27

Thanks to Setapp for sponsoring our live coverage of Apple’s Education event today. Get a 100+ high-quality Mac apps for thousands off retail with Setapp’s 50% off Education pricing. 

Setapp’s subscription service for Mac apps, often described as the Netflix of Mac applications, offers an incredible value for students and teachers with over 100 apps at 50% off the normal monthly price. Normally costing thousands of dollars as standalone products, Setapp’s Edu pricing gives students access to all of the apps for just $7.50/month.

At only $90 per year for students, Setapp’s subscription model for apps makes a lot of sense when compared to the upfront cost of the standalone products. It gives classrooms, including teachers, students and other education staff a great collection of utilities and apps, many of which might be useful on occasion but not otherwise justifiable as a purchase on their own And with free updates included for all of the apps as part of the subscription, it ensures students will have the latest versions without having to worry about paid upgrades and compatibility down the road.

Check out some of the included apps below:

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March 26

Thanks to our sponsor Caseco. Check out its new line of iPhone X cases and accessories available today. 

Caseco has launched its updated line of cases and selection of tempered/flexible glass screen protectors for iPhone X (along with other iPhone models) available to order now and 30% off at checkout with promo code 9to5Mac30off. The cases arrive alongside the company’s selection of products to accompany the iPhone including its car mounts, cases, and MFi chargers and Lightning cables.

Head below for a hands-on look at the some of the best priced deals on Caseco’s selection of accessories and cases:

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March 23

9to5Rewards: Last week to get 30% off Caseco iPhone cases, Lightning cables, car mounts & more

Our sponsor Caseco is giving 9to5 readers 30% off its selection of iPhone accessories all month including its selection of iPhone cases, Lightning cables, car mounts, and much more. Use promo code 9to5Mac30off .

March 16

9to5Rewards: 30% savings on Caseco site-wide + HomePod giveaway

This month on 9to5Rewards one lucky reader will be chosen to receive a space gray Apple HomePod along with a $500 gift card courtesy of our sponsor Caseco. In addition to our grand prize for the HomePod and $500 gift card, Caseco throwing in  a second $500 gift card to a second reader. Head below for your opportunity to win, and get 30% off Caseco accessories with promo code 9to5Mac30off before it’s too late.. 

March 9

9to5Rewards: Win a HomePod + $500 gift cards & get 30% off Caseco products [Giveaway]

In case you missed our announcement, we’ll be selecting a winner to receive one space gray Apple HomePod and a $500 gift card courtesy of our sponsor Caseco. On top of our grand prize for the HomePod and $500 gift card, Caseco will be giving away a second $500 gift card to a runner-up. Head below for your chance to win, and get 30% off Caseco accessories with promo code “9to5Mac30off“ for a limited time.. 

The Crave Plus is a portable charger with an iPhone-like design that packs in an impressive 10,000 mAh battery to charge your iPhone and other devices up to 3 times. Thanks to our sponsor Crave, 9to5 readers can get an exclusive 40% off for a limited time.

Get Crave Plus for 40% off with promo code 9to5Mac $47.99 (Reg. $79.99)

But it’s not just the size of an iPhone. The designed-in-America Crave Plus also takes a lot of design cues from Apple’s phones with its aluminum finish and rounded corners. That makes it a perfect companion to slide in your pocket next to your iPhone 7, 8, or X. With our 40% off discount, you can get the Crave Plus for its lowest price ever, $47.99.

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March 6

Update: Congrats to our winner Patricia Howard!

This month we’re teaming up with Caseco to give away Apple’s newest device, the HomePod, to one lucky 9to5Mac reader. Thanks to our sponsor Caseco, we’ll be throwing two $500 gift cards, one for the HomePod giveaway winner and another as a secondary prize. Head below for details on how to enter. 

9to5 readers can also get 30% off Caseco accessories including its iPhone cases, chargers, Lightning cables, car mounts and more, all month long with promo code “9to5Mac30off:

Get 30% off Caseco cases & accessories with promo code “9to5Mac30off” (Expires 3/31)

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February 28

When we cover dozens of stories each year about Mac related security issues and malware discovered in the wild, it’s hard to imagine that the misconception that “Macs don’t get viruses” still exists. Although there is some truth to it. Macs are much more resilient to what are commonly classified as “viruses” and in general malware is much more rare for Mac users versus Windows. But that doesn’t mean Mac users don’t need to protect themselves from malware threats. And it’s not just malware, there are a long list of other threats that Mac users should be aware of and protecting themselves against.

The security experts at long-time Mac software developer Malwarebytes are often the source of security stories we cover throughout the year on 9to5Mac. We’ve come to trust its team for the many discoveries and coverage of malware and security related issues for Mac users. That’s why it’s easy to give a recommendation on the Malwarebytes software as a go-to option for protecting your Mac. Here’s how it works:

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