MacUpdate Stories September 15, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 10 Mac apps including Toast 14 for $50, MacBook Air sleeve $7, Portable Wi-Fi Router $10, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Wilson’s X Connected Basketball is a simple shot tracking solution

MacUpdate Bundle: 10 apps including Toast 14, DevonThink, ExpanDrive, Boom, iMazing and more for $50

Aukey 13.3-inch Macbook Carrying Bag and Sleeve Case Cover $6.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $13)

Amazon Gold Box – TP-LINK Networking up to 30% off: Portable pocket router $10, Powerline starter kit $35, more

Save $100 on Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook + extra $50 for students/faculty: 256GB model $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299)

Apple is handing out free downloads of Super Hexagon for iPhone and iPad ($3 value)

Giveaway: Schoolhouse Electric makes the clock cool again, $290 value

More new gear from today:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers: Bose SoundLink Mini $159 (Orig. $200), Sony SRSX3 $60 (Orig. $140)

More deals still alive:

App Store Free App of the Week: Infinity Blade III goes free for the very first time (Reg. $7)

GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition Action Cam $315 (Reg. $400), HERO4 Black $379 (Reg. $500)

New products & more:

Devon and Nixon reveal new luxury Dark Side-inspired Star Wars watches

Kickstarter veteran launches new HiddenHUB smart omnidirectional whole home audio system

MacUpdate Stories October 14, 2014

$30 ‘Mac to the Future’ Bundle: Fantastical, Ember, DiskDrill, Capo, Lucid, skEdit, Anonymizer and more

From 9to5Toys.com Specials:

Starting this evening, Specials.9to5toys.com has got a very impressive Bundle of 8 Elite Mac Apps + 25 Comprehensive OS X & Web Development Courses for $29.99. The ‘Mac to the Future’ Bundle includes all of the following:

MacUpdate Stories September 27, 2014

We’re giving away $50 MacUpdate Bundles: Toast 12 Titanium, Ember, SimCity 4 Deluxe, Scrivenger, Notebook, Netshade, iStat Menus and more

Update: Before this deal closes – which is soon – we’re giving it away to at least 1 Twitter user and 1 Facebook user. Just Tweet or post to Facebook and we’ll pick winners later this week. 

 

MacUpdate is hitting us with an extremely good $49.99 bundle ending soon. Headlined by Toast Titanium, which is remaking itself as a video editing and transcribing tool that also burns optical media, the bundle for 10 apps costs half of the retail price of Toast 12 alone!

Even if Toast isn’t your Cup o’ Tea, there’s a wide variety of Mac apps which retail for around $500 that will appeal to many:

  • Ember ($49.99 first 8,000 buys only) – Versatile digital scrapbook loved by designers and great for everyone
  • NoteBook 4 ($49.95) Take notes, manage documents and projects, and stay organized
  • Tonality Pro ($69.99) Powerful black-and-white photo editor packed with unique features
  • Scrivener 2.5 ($44.95) Award-winning word processor for serious writers
  • Bookends 12 ($59.99)Full-featured reference manager
  • Mac DVDRipper Pro 5 ($24.95) The best way to rip DVD movies to your Mac
  • NetShade 6 ($45.00) Easy-to-use VPN for maximum online privacy
  • iStat Menus 5($19.00) Elegantly monitor your Mac from the menu bar
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition ($19.99) Legendary city-building simulation game

The sale is going on for two weeks but you’ll want to jump in quick to get the full selection of apps.

MacUpdate Stories September 15, 2014

$50 MacUpdate Bundle: Toast 12 Titanium, Ember, SimCity 4 Deluxe, Scrivenger, Notebook, Netshade, iStat Menus and more

From 9to5Toys.com:

 

MacUpdate is hitting us with an extremely good $49.99 bundle this week. Headlined by Toast Titanium, which is remaking itself as a video editing and transcribing tool that also burns optical media, the bundle for 10 apps costs half of the retail price of Toast 12 alone!

Even if Toast isn’t your Cup o’ Tea, there’s a wide variety of Mac apps which retail for around $500 that will appeal to many:

  • Ember ($49.99 first 8,000 buys only) – Versatile digital scrapbook loved by designers and great for everyone
  • NoteBook 4 ($49.95) Take notes, manage documents and projects, and stay organized
  • Tonality Pro ($69.99) Powerful black-and-white photo editor packed with unique features
  • Scrivener 2.5 ($44.95) Award-winning word processor for serious writers
  • Bookends 12 ($59.99)Full-featured reference manager
  • Mac DVDRipper Pro 5 ($24.95) The best way to rip DVD movies to your Mac
  • NetShade 6 ($45.00) Easy-to-use VPN for maximum online privacy
  • iStat Menus 5($19.00) Elegantly monitor your Mac from the menu bar
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition ($19.99) Legendary city-building simulation game

The sale is going on for two weeks but you’ll want to jump in quick to get the full selection of apps.

MacUpdate Stories June 26, 2014

MacUpdate app keeps your non-Mac App Store software up-to-date – at a price

While your Mac should automatically alert you to updates downloaded from the Mac App Store, you may not be aware of updates available for software purchased elsewhere. MacUpdate Desktop 6 alerts you to updates on thousands of software titles, as well as enabling one-click installation of new apps.

The software and corresponding MacUpdate account are free – for up to five updates a month. Unlimited updates will cost you $20 a year.

The video below gives an overview of how it works, and you can download the software here.

MacUpdate Stories December 4, 2013

From 9to5toys:

(note: 3 other bundles are currently running: Parallels 9 Adobe Photoshop CC $10 extended unti l Dec. 8th and Stack Social)

MacUpdate just launched their Winter Mac app bundle this morning. This bundle contains 10 apps + 2 bonus apps for early buyers. Together, the 12 apps are worth nearly $400 (or about $360 without the 2 bonus titles), but the bundle is priced at just $39.99.

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MacUpdate Stories September 18, 2013

From 9to5Toys.com:

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For the rest of September, MacUpdate has a solid $49.99 9 app bundle on its hands. All of the bundled titles represent the newest releases and will be compatible with the upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks release.  ($50 too much? ‘Name your own price’ for this bundle). The $49.99 bundle includes:

1. ScreenFlow 4 – $99.99 – The best way to record screencasts on a Mac. 2. TechTool Pro 7 – $99.99 – The latest version of the powerful system utility. 3. Civilization V: Gold Edition – $49.99 – Best-selling strategy game, packed with extra content 4. PDFpen 6 – $59.95 – The all-purpose, easy-to-use PDF editor. 5. Snapheal Pro – $39.99 – The easiest way to remove objects and enhance your photos. 6. DeltaWalker – $39.95 – Compare and merge files and folders. 7. Vitamin-R 2 – $29.99 – Boost your productivity by enhancing your on-task focus. 8. Choco 2 – $29.99 – Design gorgeous photo collages with ease. 9. Aurora 5 – $14.95 – The most versatile alarm clock for your Mac.

In addition, bundle buyers can save more with these optional upgrades: expand full story

MacUpdate Stories September 5, 2013

Camtasia Bundle

Specials.9to5Toys.com this month has a “Name Yor own Price Bundle” which is a bit of a misnomer since you’ll need to pay above the average which is currently below $10.  You’ll get Camtasia which allows you to “Easily Create Stunning Screen Captures & Video Recordings” and well as CrossOver which allows you to run Windows programs on your Mac for the sub $10 price. Then there are 8 more great Mac Apps.  At below $10, you can’t miss.

Then there is the 11 app AfterShot Pro bundle from MacLegion, below: expand full story

MacUpdate Stories March 20, 2013

Ending: Two great Mac Bundles headlined by Parallels 8 and Roxio Toast 11 for $50/ea

Bundle Season at 9to5Toys.com is coming to an end:

Ending in a few hours:MacUpdate’s Parallels Desktop 8 bundle which effectively knocks $30 off the price of Parallels 8 and then hooks you up with DEVONthink Pro and 8additional Mac applications for free (normally $618). A free demo is also available.

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– Parallels Desktop 8 ($79.99) – Run Windows/Linux/Chrome on your Mac. – DEVONthink Pro ($79.95) – Info manager. – Prizmo ($49.95) – OCR Scanner for editing printed documents – MacUpdate Desktop ($10.00) – Software update utility – MotionComposer ($149.00) – Design animated and interactive Web content. – 1000 OpenType fonts Collection ($99.00) – OpenType Fonts. – iStat Menus ($16.00) – Monitor your Mac from the menubar. – PhotoStyler 6 ($29.99) – Stylize your photos with filters, presets, more. – DiskAid 6 ($29.90) – File transfer tool for iOS devices. – Mac Internet Security 2013 ($29.99) – Malware/anti-virus utility.

Also ending this week, Stacksocial has their Spring 2013 Bundle which is headlined by the normally $100 Roxio Toast Pro 11 media creation software for $49.99 but also includes nine other great apps valued at over $390 below:

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Hook up Your Mac With 10 Elite Mac Apps!

The bundle includes 10 HIGH-QUALITY Mac apps valued at over $390 for an EXCLUSIVE price of $50!

This all-inclusive bundle has just about something for everyone.

The Mac Apps Include:

  • Roxio Toast 11 ($100) – Titanium makes it easier than ever to capture, burn, convert, copy and share digital media.
  • Set for iWork ($69) – Over 1100 unique designs for Pages, 100 spreadsheet templates for Numbers, 50 first-class slideshow themes for Keynote, and 1300 images for illustrating your content. All templates are available in the US and international paper sizes.
  • LaunchBar ($35) – Get instant access to applications, documents, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, media libraries, search engines and so much more – just by typing short abbreviations.
  • TasksBox ($25) – TasksBox is a simple and beautiful task manager that helps you to easily manage your daily tasks so that you can spend more time on what you love.
  • Animationist ($30) – Create perfect title art animations for your YouTube videos, iMovie or Final Cut projects, showcase videos and even TV broadcasts.
  • iFinance ($30) – Start recording your income and expenses right now, be it a coffee during lunch break or a brand new car – finally, you’ll get a clear overview of what exactly you spend your money on.
  • Habits ($20) – Habits is based on the scientifically proven principle that it takes a continuous chain or repetition of an activity to create a new habit, make a habit out of a resolution or replace an existing habit with a new one.
  • MainMenu Pro ($10) – Run daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts to keep your Mac strong.
  • Corel Paint it! ($40) – This photo painting software includes multiple painting styles, brushes and realistic effects that let you add a personal touch to any creative project.
  • Stationery Pack 2 ($25) – Turn your favorite photos into greeting cards and send them with Mail.

Plus a BONUS App if You Buy Right Now!

That’s right, if you buy this bundle RIGHT NOW, you’ll also get Trickster as an added bonus!

Trickster ($10) – Trickster is the ultimate productivity booster for you.

This bundle has been hand-picked to ensure that quality apps make it onto your desktop. There’s no better opportunity to start enhancing your Mac that with this Spring 2013 Bundle.

Enjoy!

MacUpdate Stories March 6, 2013

It’s Bundle Season at 9to5Toys.com again where there are currently 4 solid bundles happening simultaneously:

First up, we have MacUpdate’s Parallels Desktop 8 bundle which effectively knocks $30 off the price of Parallels 8 and then hooks you up with 9 additional Mac applications for free (normally $618). A free demo is also available.

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Not to be outdone, MacLegion/Stacksocial has their Spring 2013 Bundle which is headlined by the normally $100 Roxio Toast Pro 11 media creation software for $49.99 but also includes nine other great apps valued at over $390 below:

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Don’t forget the $45 Lifehacker bundle is still happening as well as the $50PickaBundle’ which allows you to choose 10 of 25 quality apps including a Mac Blu-ray player. expand full story

MacUpdate Stories February 13, 2013

MacUpdate Stories December 5, 2012

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There are more and more software bundle websites popping up everyday—some of them providing bundles with higher quality apps than others. Since the holiday shopping season is upon us, we decided to put together some of the best Mac app bundles we could find for under the $50 mark. While some bundles include software you wouldn’t have paid for otherwise, we made sure to only include the best of the best with bundles packing in extremely popular apps that we use ourselves. For example, MacLegion is providing two highly reviewed apps: djay and Fantastical (among many other notables). Meanwhile, Camtasia 2, Company of Heroes, and RapidWeaver 5 make it into other noteworthy bundles: expand full story

MacUpdate Stories November 14, 2012

MacUpdate’s newest Mini-Bundle includes 7 great apps for $14.99

From 9to5Toys.com:

MacUpdate offers a Fall MiniBundle with the following seven items for $14.99 (normally $62). Click here for more info or read the app descriptions below:

Hear Hear can control the volume and quality of each application independently. You can control enable and disable each effect independently. You can apply the effects in any order for dramatic results. You can define and recall presets at any time. Hear’s features include 3D Sound, Equalizer, Speaker Correction, a Virtual Subwoofer, Fidelity Control, and more! You can enjoy Hear’s effects through your computer’s speakers, headphones and external speakers.

Cinch Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as ‘hot zones’. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size.

Osmos Osmos features elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a sublime electronic soundtrack all come together in this arcade-puzzle game. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise, ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Pop Dot Comics In the past, halftones were tediously inked in by cartoon artists or created in darkrooms. With Pop Dot Comic you can easily and quickly convert your photo into a comic book drawing that’s worthy of the Sunday paper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover. With a library of included “Fun Stuff”, custom messages can be added to speech bubbles and sound effects will give your creation “POW”. When your finished creating a comic book photo save it to your library or post them to your friends and family for funny moments.

AppDelete AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only Applications but also Widgets, Preference Panes, Plugins and Screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues. For a proper uninstall don’t just delete but be sure to AppDelete!

Sticky Notifications Sticky Notifications is the perfect way to leave yourself a reminder. Many of us use sticky notes or scraps of paper, but there’s a better way! Sticky Notifications works by creating Growl or Notification Center notices that remain on your screen until you click to dismiss them. Need to remember to call So-and-So, or pay the cable bill? Don’t write it on a scrap of paper that’ll get lost on your desk. Quickly create and dismiss reminders via Growl or Notification Center with Sticky Notifications.

Fresh Fresh solves that “Where did I just save that file to?” problem. It also allows you to instantly find attachments you downloaded, no matter what weird name they have. Fresh also makes it easy to rename and save files you just downloaded with a single click. Fresh saves your files to Filed Documents, a special folder where Fresh will file items by date, helping keep you organized.

MacUpdate Stories August 8, 2012

Mac Software: Microsoft Office Student: $70, StoryMill: $25, Hulu Plus free for 2 months, CS6 $29.99/month, more

From 9to5Toys.com:

Best Buy offers Microsoft Office 2011 Student Teacher Edition for Mac for $69.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on this Office suite (which doesn’t include Outlook).

Adobe offers $100 off for students on Creative Suite 6 applications using code BTS2012. This includes Adobe Lightroom for $79.99 and CS6 Master collection for $799.

For pros, Adobe offers CS6 Creative Cloud for $29.99/month for your first year of membership ($360 for the year or under $1/day). Offers end August 26th and 31st.

StackSocial offers downloads of the popular “Dreamweaver killer”  MacFlux 4 website building editor application for $44.  There is a huge list of great Mac software currently on sale at Stack Social here.

Get Hulu Plus free for two months. (offer only available to new subscribers – new email addresses).

For you authors out there, MacUpdate has StoryMill half off at $24.95 as a digital download. StoryMill is ideal for the aspiring novelist and described as:

MacUpdate Stories June 23, 2012

iTuneUp Bundle for iTunes: $30, Toast 11: $50, Voila Screencapture tool: $15

From 9to5Toys.com:

StackSocial offers the $30 TuneUp Bundle which offers to “Cleanup your iTunes Music Collection. Automagically.” The TuneUp Bundle (Lifetime License) includes:

Clean — Accurately fixes mislabeled or missing song information (like “Track 01” or “Unknown Artist”) using cutting-edge waveform recognition

Cover Art — Scans your entire music collection in seconds and automagically™ fills in missing album artwork

DeDuper— Intelligently finds and removes duplicate music files from your music library using waveform recognition

Tuniverse — Delivers music videos, artist bios, concert alerts, social network integration and more

(Stacksocial also offers Toast 11 for $50 and Voila screencapture tool for $15)

MacUpdate Stories June 19, 2012

Good Deals: Pixelmator is $15 today, $49.99 Parallels (11 Mac app) bundle ends in a few hours

From 9to5toys.com  (Twitter, Feed) today:

2011 Apple Design award winning image editor Pixelmator is only $15 today at the Mac App Store.  That’s half off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Also, if you are going to put Parallels on your new Mac, MacUpdate has a pretty incredible 11 app bundle for $49.99 (Details). You only have a few hours to hit this one before it expires.

MacUpdate Stories June 6, 2012

From 9to5Toys.com:

MacUpdate has one of the better bundles we’ve seen on a wide-ranging set of Mac software. If you are like us and getting a new MacBook next week, you can load it up with software: You are getting a solid deal with the Parallels 7 headliner ($30 off retail), but then you get some great apps up and down the lineup basically for free including:

1) Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) 2) BusyCal ($49.99) (first 10,000 bundles) 3) ScreenFlow 3 ($99.00) 4) Civilization V ($39.99) Gods & Kings expansion pack for just $20 5) Jaksta ($49.95) 6) Espionage 3 ($19.99) 7) Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99) 8) Speed Download 5 ($25.00) 9) KeyCue 6 ($28) 10) A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) 11) My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95)

The total value is $456.80 — MacUpdate is $49.99, as always.

Full release follows:

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MacUpdate Stories May 24, 2012

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for Mac download for $20

From 9to5Toys.com:

Today only, MacUpdate offers downloads of Aspyr Media’s Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for Mac for $19.99. That’s the lowest price we could find for this real-time strategy game by $28. Click here for more information.

MacUpdate Stories April 24, 2012

Little Snitch network monitoring Mac App for $15

From 9to5Toys.com:

MacUpdate has Little Snitch for half off – $14.99 – today only.

Little Snitch alerts you to outgoing network connections.

A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!

As soon as you’re connected to the Internet, applications can potentially send whatever information they want to wherever they want.

Sometimes they do this for good reason, on your explicit request. But often they don’t. Little Snitch allows you to intercept these unwanted connection attempts, and lets you decide how to proceed.

Little Snitch informs you whenever a program attempts to establish an outgoing Internet connection. You can then choose to allow or deny this connection, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. This reliably prevents private data from being sent out without your knowledge. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can also detect network related activity of viruses, trojans and other malware.

Remember, we’re also giving Toast 11 Platinum along with 8 other quality Mac Applications for $49 as part of the Superbundle deal..

MacUpdate Stories March 28, 2012

From 9to5Toys.com:

Ending Saturday, StackSocial offers the $30 The TuneUp Bundle which offers to “Cleanup your iTunes Music Collection. Automagically.” The TuneUp Bundle (Lifetime License) includes:

• Clean — Accurately fixes mislabeled or missing song information (like “Track 01” or “Unknown Artist”) using cutting-edge waveform recognition

• Cover Art — Scans your entire music collection in seconds and automagically™ fills in missing album artwork

• DeDuper— Intelligently finds and removes duplicate music files from your music library using waveform recognition

• Tuniverse — Delivers music videos, artist bios, concert alerts, social network integration and more

Ending today, MacUpdate has one of the best bundles we have ever seen on a wide-ranging set of Mac software. You are breaking even with the VMware Fusion 4 headliner, but there are great apps up and down the lineup including Drive Genius disk utility, PDFPen 5 PDF editor, Snapheal photo editing, Forklift FTP/Finder Utility, Typinator 5. These are all great apps…. expand full story

MacUpdate Stories March 14, 2012

From 9to5Toys.com:

MacUpdate has one of the best bundles we have ever seen on a wide-ranging set of Mac software. You are breaking even with the VMware Fusion 4 headliner, but there are great apps up and down the lineup including Drive Genius disk utility, PDFPen 5 PDF editor, Snapheal photo editing, Forklift FTP/Finder Utility, Typinator 5. These are all great apps.

* 1. VMware Fusion 4 ($49.99) * 2. Drive Genius 3 ($99.00) * 3. PDFpen 5 ($59.95) 4. ForkLift 2.5 ($29.95) * 5. Typinator 5 ($33.00) * 6. DesktopShelves 2 ($14.99) * 7. Snapheal ($14.99) 8. Boom [2-Mac Home Pack] ($10.99) * 9. Phone to Mac ($24.95) * 10. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition ($29.99) * 11. Worms Special Edition ($9.99)

* = has never been in a bundle before

The total value is $377.79 — 78% off = $49.99, as always.

Full release follows:

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MacUpdate Stories December 20, 2011

From 9to5Toys.com:

Affiliate partner MacUpdate today offers their new $49.99 Dec 2011 Bundle headlined by TechTool Pro, TotalFinder, Postbox 3 and FontPack Pro Master Collection and seven more quality apps for $49.99.  TechTool Pro, which retails for double the entire bundle price, includes a bootable DVD disk for disk repair and diagnostics.

8 of the 11 100% Mac OS X 10.7 compatible apps are available as demos, which can be downloaded in a single dmg from here. (TechTool Pro 6, FontPack Pro Master Collection, and Neverwinter Nights 2 do not have demos)

As a bonus, the all-new IconBox 2.5 goes to the first 15,000 buyers. $49.99 at MacUpdate

Full rundown below: expand full story

MacUpdate Stories November 16, 2011

You don’t need this software to hack an AppleTV but it makes things easier.

aTV Flash (black) is a user-friendly software package that supercharges your new black AppleTV, unleashing a plethora of new functionality. Don’t worry about the technical details – aTV Flash (black) is simple to use and safe for your AppleTV. Installation is a snap and doesn’t require any physical changes to the AppleTV.

MacUpdate has it for the sale price of $19.99 today only.  AppleTV (2010) went on sale for $89.99 at Amazon matching Best Buy so you are looking at $110 for the whole shebang.  If you have an old AppleTV, they’ve got you covered there as well.  Full features below:

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MacUpdate Stories September 21, 2011

From 9to5Toys.com:

Ending today, MacUpdate’s latest $49.99 Mac software bundle is headlined by Roxio’s Toast Titanium optical disc authoring tools (which retails for $100 by itself), the bundle includes Data Rescue (fix corrupt drives – also over $100), FX Studio Pro 2 (we reviewed v1 here) photo effects as well as seven other useful applications and one nice bonus… Details below or at MacUpdate.com.

Update: Craig Reid from Austin Texas won our retweet contest.  MacUpdate is offering one more free bundle available to those who retweet this post by midnight. expand full story

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