Tips and Tricks Stories May 3, 2016

AAPL: 95.18

1.54

9to5Toys Last Call: Beats Solo2 Wireless $160, OtterBox iPhone 6/s case $20, DJI Phantom 3 Standard $399, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB $930 shipped (Orig. $1,300)

Beats Solo2 Wireless Active Collection Headphones: $160 shipped (Reg. $200)

Ultra-tough iPhone 6/s Cases: OtterBox Defender Series $20, LifeProof FRĒ $43

Take to the skies w/ DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter for $399 (Reg. $499)

Best Buy’s latest Apple sale takes $100 off iPad mini 4, up to $100 off Apple Watch & $25 off Apple TV

Apple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Newest Version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,600 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

App Store Free App of the Week: Dragon Hills goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Star Wars Mac Games 50% off Sale: Jedi Academy $5, KOTOR $10, The Force Unleashed $10, more

Mos Speedrun 2 for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

Star Wars Pinball for iOS goes free for the first time in nearly a year (Reg. $2)

Star Wars KOTOR for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $10)

Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

One of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, UE’s Roll, is down to $50 shipped (Orig. $100)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Save up to $150 on Huawei Watch for iOS/Android, prices start at $250 shipped: Mesh Band $300 (Reg. $400), more

iOttie’s latest Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts for iPhone/Android: $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

SeeNote puts your iPhone notifications and smart home controls on an e-ink display

Tips and Tricks Stories May 2, 2016

AAPL: 93.64

-0.10

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 4 $299, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro $1,600, Huawei Smartwatch $250, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

One of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, UE’s Roll, is down to $50 shipped (Orig. $100)

Best Buy’s latest Apple sale takes $100 off iPad mini 4, up to $100 off Apple Watch & $25 off Apple TV

Apple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Newest Version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,600 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

Save up to $150 on Huawei Watch for iOS/Android, prices start at $250 shipped: Mesh Band $300 (Reg. $400), more

Amazon Gold Box – Anker SoundCore Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Anker’s new 60W USB-C/A 5-port charger can quickly refuel your MacBook, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Dragon Hills goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Mos Speedrun 2 for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

Star Wars Pinball for iOS goes free for the first time in nearly a year (Reg. $2)

Star Wars KOTOR for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $10)

Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon’s already insanely low-priced 7-inch Fire tablet gets a fresh 20% discount, now just $40 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

iOttie’s latest Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts for iPhone/Android: $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Leica’s latest $6,000 digital camera drops the built-in display for a throwback look

New MagicMount battery attaches magnetically to your iPhone or Android smartphone

Tips and Tricks Stories April 29, 2016

AAPL: 93.74

-1.09

9to5Toys Last Call: 11” MacBook Air 256GB $850, Mini DisplayPort/HDMI adapter $5, iOttie Car Mount $13, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Mos Speedrun 2 for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB from $850 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,099), more

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 or $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499), more

Sabrent DA-MDHA Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter w/4K Support): $5 shipped

iOttie’s latest Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts for iPhone/Android: $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular in all colors for $820 shipped (Reg. $1,079)

Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB: from $1,450 (Reg. $1,799)

Apple 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB (newest version): from $1,150 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499)

Anker’s new 60W USB-C/A 5-port charger can quickly refuel your MacBook, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Dragon Hills goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Star Wars Pinball for iOS goes free for the first time in nearly a year (Reg. $2)

Star Wars KOTOR for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $10)

Alto’s Adventure for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $1 (Reg. $3)

Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Toshiba Canvio 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Treat your Apple Watch with Nomad accessories: Nomad Pod portable battery pack $34 (Orig. $60, CA Tax only), more

Networking: D-Link 802.11ac Wireless Router $25 (Reg. $30+), PowerLine Kit w/ Wi-Fi Extender $80, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Triby is the first non-Amazon portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in support for Alexa

The SteelSeries Apex M500 is a lean mechanical gaming keyboard w/ Cherry MX Red switches

Tips and Tricks Stories April 28, 2016

AAPL: 94.83

-2.99

9to5Toys Last Call: Beats Studio Headphones $140, Apple Watch Portable Charger $34, JBL Bluetooth Speaker $50, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Dragon Hills goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Headphones: Beats Studio Over-Ear in four colors $140 (Reg. $200+), Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear $80, more

Treat your Apple Watch with Nomad accessories: Nomad Pod portable battery pack $34 (Orig. $60, CA Tax only), more

Daily Deals: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth Speaker (refurb) $50, Amazon Fire TV Stick $35, more

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular in all colors for $820 shipped (Reg. $1,079)

Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB: from $1,450 (Reg. $1,799)

Apple 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB (newest version): from $1,150 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 or $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499), more

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (early 2015) from $700 shipped w/ .edu (Orig. $999)

Star Wars Pinball for iOS goes free for the first time in nearly a year (Reg. $2)

Star Wars KOTOR for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $10)

App Store Free App of the Week: Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iOS goes free for the first time in years (Reg. up to $7)

Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Networking: D-Link 802.11ac Wireless Router $25 (Reg. $30+), PowerLine Kit w/ Wi-Fi Extender $80, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Add Apple CarPlay integration to your vehicle w/ this Pioneer Receiver: $350 (Orig. $600)

iHome SmartPlug with HomeKit, Alexa and Nest support: $25 w/ in-store pickup (Reg. $40)

Transcend storage upgrades for your Mac: 512GB Portable Thunderbolt SSD $284, 256GB Expansion Card $170, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Dyson’s new Supersonic hair dryer will leave your hair healthy and wallet empty

This LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer custom build is nearly 5-feet long

Yesterday, we showed you how to create a custom service using Automator for easily resizing images via the Finder. Today, we’ll show you how to find the location of the custom services that you create in order to remove them. We’ll also show you how to enable or disable Services using System Preferences. expand full story

Tips and Tricks Stories April 27, 2016

AAPL: 97.82

-6.53

Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images in an app like Preview or Pixelmator, but using a service works better for me since it can batch resize multiple images in seconds, and it’s directly accessible from the Finder. Here’s how you can create your own handy image resizing service using Automator. expand full story

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