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June 10, 2016

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You can say a lot of things about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi but one thing is for certain, she knows how to ignite a shitstorm. According to the leading Democrat in Congress,  Steve Jobs did a nice job putting the iPhone together but the Federal research invented it.

She’s not doing the Democratic Party any favors, that’s for sure.


June 3, 2016

AAPL: 97.92


Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show podcast this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on 9to5Mac or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”… expand full story

May 16, 2016

AAPL: 93.88


Mac Software Bundle: Pick any 10 of 50 solid apps +$22 credit for $22

From 9to5toys.com:

Bundlehunt offers any 10 out of a choice of 50 Mac Apps for a total price of $22 bucks. Even better, Bundlehunt gives you $22 to spend at $5.50 increments over the next year making the bundle somewhat ‘free’.

There are a significant amount of notable apps from a wide variety of categories, many of them which retail above the $22 asking price alone, including:


Swift Publisher

Versatile desktop publishing app with many templates.


Paragon – NTFS for Mac 14


Paragon – Camptune X

Resize Mac’s Boot Camp volume with ease.


Tonality CK

Professional-grade monochrome image editor.


Commander One PRO

Dual-pane file manager



Block distracting websites and apps.


Intensify CK

Create clarity and intensity in your photos.



Web site and server management.


Morph Age

Morph faces, warp images.



Digital documents manager.




Deliver Express -Standard

Automated file delivery with hot folder processing (up to 50 destinations)



A full-featured and powerful personal database app for the Mac



Simple Visual Planning, Scheduling and Tracking Software


MacBooster 3

Maintains and optimizes your system (release candidate).



The word processor for scholars, writers, and long document writing.



Watch your home, kids, and pets from anywhere!


Total Video Player Pro

Video player with extended functionality.



Create panoramic images from your photos.


YummyFTP Watcher

Automated FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S client.


Elmedia Player PRO

Multi-format media player, Pro version available.



Empower drag-and-drop on your Mac.


Lab.Fone for Android

Recover deleted data from Android devices.



Novel-writing software.


Super PhotoCut

Separate photo foreground from background.


Quick Print

Print selected Finder items without opening native applications.


Contact Page Pro

Create contact sheets of pictures with captions.



Duplicate image finder


Pixelstyle Photo Editor

Design alternative to PhotoShop.




Android Assistant

Backup and Manage Android data on Mac.


Smart Trash

Enhances Mac OS X Trash functions.



Mirror your iOS devices on your Mac.


Mobile Transfer

Transfer all data from one mobile phone to another


Image Smith

Process ton of images all at once.


PDF Encrypter

Encrypt any PDF file with the user or owner password


Data Recovery for Mac

Find back all your lost data from Mac and various external disk easily.


Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod

An all-in-one tool to help Mac users recover lost or deleted data from iDevices quickly.


April 25, 2016

AAPL: 105.08


Mac Bundle: Few bucks (currently $13 & rising) gets you Screens, Flux 6, Aftershot Pro and 10 more apps

9to5Toys Specials has a solid ‘pay what you want’ bundle today that is only around $13 if you get in early (it keeps going up the longer you wait).

The line-up includes Owlet, an intuitive app for giving your 3D models a photo-realistic finish, and Flux 6, which lets you build beautiful responsive websites with drag-and-drop controls. AfterShot Pro 2 is a speedy alternative to Lightroom, with non-destructive RAW photo editing and organization…

April 4, 2016

AAPL: 111.12


Scrivener, The Award-Winning Writing App Used by New York Times Best-Selling Authors: $23 (Orig. $45)

From 9to5Toys Specials:

If you’re serious about writing, Scrivener is a great investment. Used by many bestselling authors, this wordsmith’s toolbox is currently $22.50 for Mac

Unlike your regular office suite, Scrivener is set up for long-form and creative writing. Along with the “snapshots” feature — each major version of your draft can be restored — the app features a storyboard tool, and a database for collecting relevant notes.

An outliner tool is also included to help you shape your narrative, and you can place research documents in floating windows for easy reference. Scriptwriting is made smoother thanks to the custom formatting options, and the clean full-screen mode is great for staying focused. The desktop app syncs with the mobile versions of Scrivener, too.

Take 50% off the regular price for both the Mac version and PC version.

March 12, 2016

AAPL: 102.26


A few months ago we teamed up with two of the leaders in the iPhone/iPad/tech repair business iFixyouri and Myphones Unlimited to help you guys fix or get big bucks for your old or broken devices. We’ve got solid feedback and have some offers to provide today. For getting cash, we can get you an additional $10 on cash back by using code “marchmadness“. It will add $10 across the board on all items to an already high cash back bounty. It obviously won’t work on non-value/recycled items however. But that’s an extra $10-er in your pocket and the code is valid through the end of March and is a great way to get some cash to buy stuff unveiled for Apple’s March event.

As for repairs, I’ve successfully used iFixyouri many times in the past but I thought I’d put together a quick video or 3 on what the process is like:

And how did they come back…? expand full story

February 28, 2016

AAPL: 96.91


[Ed. Note: This is a guest post by developer Steven Troughton-Smith. You can follow him on Twitter @stroughtonsmith.]

I don’t often do this, but this year I think it’s important; Apple is more open & receptive to feedback today than it ever has been. With iOS 9 and iPad Pro, iOS has made a tremendous leap in the past year on iPad. With that in mind, I wanted to note down all the things in my head that I really want to see the iOS computing platform grow to cover.

What follows is an unordered list of things I’d like to see from Apple over the next few years, starting with the easy & obvious things upfront. Most of these have Radars filed against them, but since they’re more often than not dupes of existing Radars I won’t post the numbers here. Most of this is about iOS, but not all – I’ll say upfront that I don’t think OS X has a future with the way it’s going currently, and has been running on fumes for most of iOS’ lifetime. Even if you disagree with where I’m coming from, perhaps there’s still something for you here.

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December 25, 2015

AAPL: 108.03


Now that you’ve got new Apple gear, get cash for your old stuff quickly and easily

Merry Christmas!

If you’ve been a good little boy or girl, Santa hopefully hooked you up with new iPads, iPhones and Macs.  That likely means that what you were using yesterday will be retired to a drawer. Don’t do that. There’s significant value left in that gear and we can help you get as much cash as possible for it.

At Trade-in.9to5mac.com, you can get top dollar for iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs…even Apple Watches if that’s what you are after. Compared to cash back sites like Amazon, Gazelle and others, we’re consistently at or near the top in refund amount.  Cash comes via check in as little as 1 week.

Let’s face it, most old devices get put in a desk drawer and lose value every day they sit there. Give yourself a secondary Christmas gift by trading in that gear you just replaced now, while the iron is hot.

(And if you’ve got some broken stuff, head over to 9to5mac.ifixyouri.com to get your devices repaired.) Disclaimer


December 20, 2015

AAPL: 106.03


Best Buy just dropped $100 off the new Apple Beats Lightning Pill+ ($117-138/ea)

From 9to5Toys.com:

Update: Looks like Best Buy and Amazon both killed the deal. Hope you guys got in early!

Amazon and Best Buy offer the Beats Pill+ in Black (Best Buy also offers White) for $137.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on Apple’s new Bluetooth speaker by quite a bit (it was discounted $30 to $200 on Black Friday). It comes with soft carrying case, 1.5m Lightning to USB-A charging cable and 12.5W PSU. Read our full review for an in-depth look at this stylish speaker.

Better yet, grab 2 and the price for each drops to just $117/ea at Best Buy which is pretty much BoGo. Note Amazon might take a 1-2 days for processing but both promise to deliver in time for Christmas.

In addition to tonight’s Beats deal, Best Buy is also discounting several other Apple products down to all-time low prices. Highlights include $300 off the all-new 12-inch MacBook$100 off Apple Watch$125 off iPad Air 2, and iPhone 6s for just $1 on-contract.



November 12, 2015

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November 6, 2015

AAPL: 121.06


MacMall already has iPad Pros on sale with modest $12 savings, tax advantages, Paypal processing and free shipping

From 9to5Toys.com:

iPads officially go on sale next week and AppleCare training started today but Apple reseller MacMall is the first US retailer advertising offering the iPad Pro and they’ve already marked prices down modestly $12/SKU.   MacMall, unlike Apple, takes Paypal and only collects sales tax in CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA which can save a significant bit of change.

Description MfrPN MSRP MacMall Price Savings
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB SPACE GRAY-USA ML0F2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB SILVER-USA ML0G2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 32GB GOLD-USA ML0H2LL/A $799.00 $787.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB SPACE GRAY-USA ML0N2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB SILVER-USA ML0Q2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI 128GB GOLD-USA ML0R2LL/A $949.00 $937.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB GRAY AS-USA ML3K2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB SLVR AS-USA ML3N2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00
IPAD PRO WI-FI CELL 128GB GOLD AS-USA ML3Q2LL/A $1,079.00 $1,067.00 $12.00

Note: All iPad Pros aren’t currently in stock but most ship immediately- 3 days

Apple has been showing off the iPad Pro for Education at the Dropbox conference and at Disney/Pixar and we expect reviews shortly. Apps like ProCreate, iTunes U and Adobe’s Photoshop have already been updated to work with the 12.9-inch tablet.

October 10, 2015

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September 15, 2015

AAPL: 115.31


From 9to5Toys Specials:


The Mega Mac 2015 Bundle includes 15 great apps, and 9to5Toys Specials has it for $25 after using coupon code 9to5bundle at checkout to receive an additional $5 off.

The quality in this bundle is superb, with apps such as Autodesk’s photo editor Pixlr Pro, and data recovery app Disk Drill Pro, leading the way. Sticky Password stores your logins securely, and Spotdox offers remote access to documents on your Mac. There is more photography styling available through HDR Darkroom and Deep Dreamer, while Fetching saves your browser history to create a searchable library of visited sites. You can also tackle your inbox with Kiwi for Gmail and Email Archiver Pro, upgrade from TextEdit with FoldingText, and get the latest news on your desktop via Breaking for Mac. Commander One PRO offers fast app switching, and Macbooster keeps your Mac running smoothly, while My Net and PrivacyScan maintain security. The full 95% off list/priceguide can be found below or on Specials: expand full story

August 6, 2015

AAPL: 115.13


$5 Toys Bundle: Screens VNC, Stuffit Deluxe, Crossover 14, WinZip, RapidWeaver 6, BusyCal, more

From 9to5Toys Specials no brainer dept:

Get 10 solid Mac Apps for about $5 (price goes up as you wait – as of this writing, it is $5.08)

  • Screens ($29.99) – user-friendly VNC for securely accessing your desktop from anywhere
  • Find Any File ($7.99) – drill down to files faster than with Spotlight
  • StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac ($49.99) – simple file compression with advanced options
  • RapidWeaver 6 ($89.99) – build beautiful, highly customizable websites with or without code
  • CrossOver 14 Mac ($59.95) – run Windows programs (incl. games) in a window on your Mac
  • BusyCal ($49.99) – calendar app with smart filters, live forecasts, and to-do items
  • WinZip 4 Mac ($29.95) – lightweight file minimizer
  • WALTR ($29.95) – drag-and-drop video/audio conversion to iOS-playable formats
  • RoboForm Everywhere: 1-Year Subscription ($19.95) – cross-platform password manager
  • Scapple ($14.99) – full-featured mind-mapping tool

Screens and Find Any File are actually free if $5 breaks your bank. Gogogo.

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