free Stories April 22, 2016

AAPL: 105.68

-0.29

Giveaway: SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard

Last week, we reviewed the SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard. The review was largely positive, citing the keyboard’s Mac-centric keycaps, individual LED lights and tactile key switches.

The SteelSeries Apex M800 is one of the more unique keyboards that we’ve tried, as each individual key can be customized with key bindings and LEDs. With SteelSeries’ Engine 3 software, customization is only a few clicks away.

We’re giving away this $170 keyboard to one of our fabulous readers. Check inside to learn how to win.

free Stories March 15, 2016

AAPL: 104.58

2.06

Buy Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

Starting today, Parallels is offering a new bundle for a limited time that will let you get 81% off 7 great Mac apps with the purchase or upgrade of Parallels Desktop for Mac ($50-$79).

That means if you either purchase Parallels Desktop for $79.99, or upgrade to the latest version for $49.99, you’ll get the following 7 apps free: 1Password, CleanMyMac, Kaspersky for Mac, PDF Expert, PDF Office for iPad & Parallels Access.

Get the Parallels Power Bundle now

free Stories March 14, 2016

AAPL: 102.52

0.26

TomTom for iPhone goes free for first 50 miles per month w/ new “GO Mobile” app

TomTom used to have a handful of paid apps, each specific to a region. The app covering just the U.S., for example, was $45. But today it’s making its premium navigation services free for iPhone users everywhere for the first 50 miles or 75km of use. The new freemium model comes as the company consolidates its TomTom apps for each region under a new, redesigned app simply called TomTom Go Mobile.

free Stories January 19, 2016

AAPL: 96.66

-0.47

For me, coffee at Starbucks is secondary to the great music you discover courtesy of your twenty-something barista’s Spotify DJ skills. The good news is you can now easily save those Spotify playlists for listening later through an update to the Starbucks iPhone app today. expand full story

free Stories January 18, 2016

AAPL: 97.13

-2.39

Today, WhatsApp has announced a pretty major shift in its business model. The popular chat client is going completely free. Facebook-owned WhatsApp used to run on a trial model: users could use the app for free for a year. Subsequent years would cost $0.99 cents each. The paid model notably made WhatsApp stand out from the crowd, as almost every other social networking is free to use from the customer perspective. Although WhatsApp will stop charging customers from today, it will take a few weeks for the payment UI in apps to go away as app updates roll out to the store.

WhatsApp says although a 0.99 cent charge is not onerous, it prevented growth as a lot of customers do not have access to credit cards. This is its major motivation for taking out the annual revenue model. Naturally, users of WhatsApp will wonder how the application plans to monetize going forward ….

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free Stories December 16, 2015

AAPL: 111.34

0.85

9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ MacBook Air 256GB from $900, Beats Solo2 Wireless $190, Philips Hue Go $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

The FLUXO Smart Lamp lets iOS and Android users paint their walls with light

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (newest version): $950 or $900 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,199)

Headphones: Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless $190 (Reg. $220+), Audio-Technica Over-Ears + FiiO e6 amp $149more

Get into smart lighting w/ the Philips Hue Go Portable LED System for $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Gift Cards w/ Email Delivery: Sears $100 for $85, Cabela’s $50 for $40, Spotify $60 for $50, more

Apple Watch Sport $100 off at B&H Photo, prices start at $249 with tax only in NY

Best Buy’s latest Apple sale is your best chance to score iPad, Mac, & Watch deals before Christmas: iPad Air 2 $125 off, iPad Air $100 off, iPad mini 4 $100 off, much more!

Anker USB Power Deals: Astro E7 26,800mAh Power Bank $40 (Reg. $60), Braided Nylon MFi Lightning Cables from $8, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

USB Chargers w/ Prime shipping: Imneed 10,000mah Slim power bank $12, Nylon Braided Lightning Cable $8more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

iPhone 6/s/Plus Accessories: Sport Armbands from $6, cases in a variety of colors/styles from $3 shippedmore

Bose Holiday Savings: SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker $99 (Reg. $129), QC25 Headphones $269 (Reg. $299)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

YoCam tops GoPro’s tiny action camera in features, but does it matter?

Justin’s Holiday Gift Guide: speakers, Lightning mics, storage, pocket synths & more to up your home recording set-up

Trevor’s Holiday Gift Guide: The perfect accessories for travel – backpacks, cord management, more

Dan’s Holiday Gift Guide: rare Apple collectibles & swag for the techie who has everything

Skip the holiday blues with these practical stocking stuffers

Top 10 holiday movies you can stream right now on Netflix

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