Media Stories December 19, 2017

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From 9to5Toys:

We’ve nearly reached the end of the holiday shopping season, but that doesn’t mean the discounts are finished. One of our favorite annual iTunes sales just launched this morning with some of the best deals on movies and TV shows that you’ll see all year.

iTunes is discounting a number of popular titles, starting with $5 films and TV seasons, $1 rentals and bundles too. In fact, with the addition of 4K compatibility, this may be the most wide-ranging sale we’ve ever seen at iTunes. Head below for our top picks and more.

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Media Stories May 26, 2016

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Apple TV clips

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year, with Apple executive Eddy Cue raising the idea at a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. The idea of bid was very much tentative and did not enter serious negotiations involving Tim Cook, according to the report. However, Apple is still interested in acquiring media company talent and sources indicate the company is ramping spending on original content: “several hundred million dollars a year”.

Apple has long been rumored to want to launch a skinny cable subscription service for internet television, in concert with its Apple TV set top box. At Startup Fest earlier in the week, Tim Cook said he wants Apple to be a catalyst in the entertainment business.

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Media Stories March 14, 2016

AirParrot Remote Hero Shot

AirParrot 2, the popular Mac utility that lets you wirelessly broadcast content from your desktop, now has an iOS companion. The app, appropriately entitled AirParrot Remote, lets users control nearly every facet of AirParrot 2 from any iOS device sharing the same Wi-Fi network.

If you’re familiar with the look of AirParrot 2 on Mac, then you’ll feel right at home with AirParrot Remote, as they look strikingly similar. Watch our video demonstration for a look at some of the things that AirParrot Remote can do. expand full story

Media Stories March 10, 2016

Apple confirms it will livestream March 21st event for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Windows users

 

Apple has confirmed it will be livestreaming its just-announced March 21st media event, expected to feature several product unveilings including a 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7 inch iPad Pro. Although all recent Apple events have been streamed online (with varying levels of success), it is nonetheless reassuring that the trend will continue so everyone can watch Apple’s newest announcements live. Tune in here when the show starts at 10 AM PDT on March 21st.

Media Stories December 23, 2015

The Lego Movie From 9to5Toys.com:

Typically iTunes is the last place you want to shop for media deals, but right now you can score a number of popular movies at all-time low prices. Take this opportunity to fill your iTunes library with brand new content.

You’ll find a selection of popular movies priced at just $4.99 a piece to own, which is just about the same as a rental. Titles include: The LEGO Movie, Gravity, American Hustle, Divergent, The Expendables 3, and The Skeleton Twins.

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Media Stories December 14, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundLink Color $99, Nest Thermostat (2nd gen) $160, 13″ MacBook Air $800, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

2-pack Logitech UE BOOM Smart Bluetooth speakers for $170 shipped (Orig. $400+)

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

Smarten up your home w/ the Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd Gen) for $160 shipped (Reg. $200)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $800 shipped (Reg. $999), more

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!

Best Buy makes a splash with the lowest Apple Watch prices ever, deals start at just $249

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Buy a new Chromecast, receive a $20 Google Play credit plus more offers

Grab a $100 Nordstrom gift card for family member, get free $20 Amazon gift card for #SomeoneElse ;)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Smart 4K 60Hz UHDTVs: Samsung 55-inch $700 (Reg. $900+)more

Save 25% on any book from Amazon — Humans of New York: Stories $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Affinity Photo is Apple’s Mac App of the Year, download it now for $40 (Reg. $50)

App Store Free App of the Week: Cut the Rope 2 goes free for the first time ($1 value)

The Room puzzle-mystery game for iOS goes free for the first time in two years (Reg. $1), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LEGO Architecture teases upcoming Skyline series featuring the world’s most famous cities

De’Longhi launches new PrimaDonna Elite coffeemaker w/ iOS connectivity

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

Media Stories November 27, 2015

Backing up your own music now illegal for Brits, and Apple Music terms may need to change

Back in the summer, the UK’s High Court overturned legislation allowing citizens to duplicate copyrighted material for personal use. The British government has now accepted this ruling, meaning that the private-copying exception to anti-piracy laws no longer applies – and the government will not attempt to reintroduce it.

This means that we’re back where we started: doing something as simple as ripping a CD, backing-up your music to Time Machine or uploading it to a cloud service is once more illegal, reports copyright blog 1709.

So where does this leave ordinary users in the UK? Clearly some will have been unaware of the introduction of the exception last year, and possibly a larger minority will have been unaware of the rescinding of the exception, so they will no doubt continue to format shift their personally owned music and store tracks on the cloud in blissful ignorance that that is not legal in most cases.

It also means that Apple may need to change the terms of both iTunes Match and Apple Music in the UK.

Operators of cloud services may face pressure to amend their terms of service to reflect the new status quo, and some streaming services may be forced to tighten up their procedures to prevent users from creating multiple copies of the same download.

Yep, technically you can’t have the same music on your iPhone and Mac …

It seems unlikely that anyone will actually enforce the law, but these days, who knows. Just as plastic bags come with warnings that they should be kept out of the hands of infants, technology should come with a warning that it should be kept out of the hands of governments.

Via Gizmodo

Media Stories September 18, 2015

Ad Blocker 2-1

Apple’s support for building Safari ad blockers in iOS 9 was sure to be controversial as they negatively and directly impact writers/publications like us here at 9to5Mac and others that rely on advertising for revenue. And while a few ad blockers climbed the App Store’s top paid chart this week, the highest ranked Safari content blocker has been pulled after being sold for just 48 hours. Developer Marco Arment announced today that he decided to pull his ad blocker app Peace from sale, citing that it “just doesn’t feel good” to [profit from] the negative impact to “many who don’t deserve the hit.” expand full story

Media Stories August 10, 2015

Plex 21

Plex, the popular media service that offers apps on nearly every platform, has today revealed the latest iteration of its iOS application. With the latest update, the app has gained several new features.

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Media Stories August 7, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones $90, Free App of the Week, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

NomadPlus converts your iPhone USB wall charger into a 1800mAh power bank: $20 shipped (Orig. $40)

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in black or white: $90 shipped (Reg. $120)

App Store Free App of the Week: Matter 3D photo effects goes free for the first time ($3 value)

Save 50% on the entire Infinity Blade Trilogy: $5 (Reg. $10)

Pay What You Want For The 10 App Mac Power User Bundle (Orig. $383)

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GBL $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

The coolest Apple-certified MFI Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes from $14, Hunger Games goes free, Korg iOS sale, more

More deals still alive:

Canon’s refurbished T5 DSLR w/ 18-55mm lens kit is on sale for $252 shipped (Orig. $549)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in all colors: $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

New products & more:

The new Graava action camera uses your heartbeat to capture the best moments and make a highlight reel

The CydeKick uses renewable energy to charge your iPhone while you ride

 

Media Stories July 31, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: App Store Free App of the Week, Anker 16000mAh Power Bank $29, Bluetooth Speakers, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Team 17 announces a pair of new Worms games coming to iOS, Xbox One and PC

App Store Free App of the Week: Worms3 ($5 value)

Anker Astro E5 16000mAh PowerBank w/ LED Flashlight: $29 Prime Shipped (Reg. $37)

Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Speaker: $43 shipped (Reg. $55), more

Logitech $20 off $49: MX Master Wireless Mouse $80 shipped (Reg. $100), gaming accessoriesmore

Take a peek at Nerf’s upcoming high octane blaster that shoots foam balls up to 70 mph

LEGO iOS sale: Movie Video Game hits lowest price ever, Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter $1 ea. (Reg. $5), more

Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service is here and Prime members can order today

Amazon’s new Launchpad store offers the latest gadgets from crowdfunding campaigns and startups

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Zelda Wind Waker HD $38, BOGO 50% off 3DS titles, MGS V Phantom Pain game guide $25, freebies, more

More deals still alive:

Stream Pixar’s animated short Lava in its entirety for free

Free PS Plus Games for August: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Limbo, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for August: Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes, more

New products & more:

Olio announces new Gold and Rose Gold options for its luxury smartwatch

LEGO and Star Wars come together once again in this gorgeous new photography book

Media Stories June 29, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40, Owen & Fred giveaway, M-Audio Monitor Speakers $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

Giveaway: Owen & Fred’s Desk Essentials collection ups your work game while looking good, $250+ value

M-Audio Studiophile 4-inch Powered Monitor Speakers $80 shipped (Reg. $149)

Quick Review: Eton Scorpion II is a rugged solar electronic survival kit for $50

11.6-inch MacBook Air (previous gen) 1.7GHZ/8GB/512GB + freebies: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,200+)

More new gear from today:

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones for $110 shipped (Reg. $170)

Daily Deals: Sony Cyber-shot 20MP Camera $600 w/ Free $50 Gift Card, iPhone 6 sweat-proof armband $7, more

More deals still alive:

App Store Free App of the Week: Halftone 2 Comic Book Creator ($2 value)

Free McGraw-Hill educational iOS apps for your kids: Monster Squeeze, Beat the Computer, more (Reg. $2 ea.)

New products & more:

Molson and Google team up on voice activated fridge that dispenses free beer

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Media Stories June 23, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Incase mega sale, iPad Air 2 $399, 11″ MacBook Air (newest) $749, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Incase up to 40% off sale + extra 15% + free shipping: Icon Compact Pack $51, MacBook Air Hardshell Case $30

Save $100 on Apple’s iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold or Silver: $399 shipped (Reg. $499)

Daily Deals: 11.6-inch Macbook Air 128GB (newest version) $749, Anker 40W 5-Port USB Charger $17, more

Amazon Echo smart speaker now available for purchase for $180 shipped

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

WD My Passport Pro 2TB portable storage w/ Thunderbolt cable $200 (Reg. $300)

$50 Toys R Us gift card for $40 shipped (20% off): save on video games, LEGO, amiibo, dolls, more

More deals still alive:

iPhone 5 & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk/Text, 500MB LTE/m $300 shipped

The best deals to really take advantage of Microsoft’s Xbox One free game promotion

…and even more great iPhone 6 dock options

New products & more:

Jabra’s new in-ear Bluetooth headphones track more than 40 exercises

GameStop launches vintage games store and prices are all over the place

E3:

Media Stories May 27, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: discounted iTunes movie bundles, Logitech Bluetooth speaker $60, WD 2TB HDD $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

30 discounted iTunes movie bundles: Jurassic Park $20, Godfather & Lord of the Rings Trilogy $15 ea, more

Logitech UE BOOM wireless Bluetooth speakers: MINI $60 (Orig. $100), full-size $129 (Orig. $200)

WD upgrades its popular My Passport Ultra portable HD, last gen 2TB on sale for $80

Giveaway: Intrepid’s Journeyman messenger bag worth $379 is great for work or play

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: OtterBox iPhone 6 commuter wallet case $21, Tethys universal waterproof pouch $4, more

More deals still alive:

AirPlay content from your iOS devices to your Mac w/ Airserver: $10 (Orig. $15)

Get a minimum of $175 towards a PlayStation 4 with an eligible PS3 or Xbox 360 trade

New products & more:

OXBOARD blends a skateboard and Segway for a unique rechargeable transportation option

The new Yeair quadcopter can go as fast as your car for 60 minutes without landing

Media Stories April 8, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: WD 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD $80, Philips Hue Lux bulb $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Spigen’s new aluminum Apple Watch dock is down to $10 shipped (Reg. $20)

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $80 shipped (Orig. $140)

Philips Hue Lux price drops make it cheaper than ever to add smart lighting to your house: single bulb $20, Starter Kit $80

JBL SoundFly Air wireless speaker with Apple AirPlay (Refurb.): $29 shipped (Orig. $140)

Mac/iOS App Store promo discounts 35 Photo + Video apps by 50% or more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Back to Bed ($4 value)

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

Small States Review: This is Ground’s Mod 2 is the ultimate on-the-go iPad companion, giveaway worth $310

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Royal Trouble Hidden Adventures free (Reg. $7), Mortal Kombat X for iOS/Android launches, iOS freebies, more

Daily Deals: DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter $599, CaseCrown Pro Case for iPad Air 2 $5, Vaas Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker $15, more

More deals still alive:

Media: Harry Potter 8-film iTunes collection $50, Game of Thrones S1 Blu-ray $20more

New products & more:

Orange Chef’s Countertop kitchen prep accessory integrates with Apple Watch and Vitamix

Media Stories March 23, 2015

Steve Jobs Fearless Genius

Becoming Steve Jobs, the new biography of Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, will be officially released tomorrow by Crown Business/Penguin Random House, and is currently available as a pre-order from Amazon ($12+) and Apple’s iBookstore ($13). Here are just some of the interesting revelations found inside, including some details regarding Jobs’ evolving attitude towards the media.

Jobs’ return to Apple was almost certainly not a strategic takeover. Despite speculation that Steve Jobs may have strategically orchestrated a takeover of Apple during his sale of NeXT — a view shared by Bill Gates and former Apple CEO Gil Amelio — the book suggests that Jobs was truly uncertain about his continued involvement with the company. Avie Tevanian and Jon Rubinstein, “the two men whom Steve trusted the most at Apple… agree that Steve did not intend to become Apple’s CEO,” and that they didn’t think they were going to be working for him there. Despite Jobs’ love for Apple, the company was in a precarious financial situation, and he had competing demands for his time.

A year later, Jobs told the authors that just as Bob Dylan would “never stand still,” and was “always risking failure” — the mark of a true artist — “[t]his Apple thing is that way for me.” Confronting the risk of failure and the consequences for his reputation, family, and Pixar, Jobs “finally decided, I don’t really care, this is what I want to do. And if I try my best and fail, well, I tried my best.” Jobs adopted the term “iCEO” or “interim CEO,” reflecting his continued uncertainty about the position…

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Media Stories March 2, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 dock $240, iPad mini 2 $250, JBL USB speakers $25, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Amazon Gold Box – up to 50% off computer accessories:

– Belkin Thunderbolt 2 dock $240 (Reg. $300) – Toshiba 3TB Canvio External Hard Drive $90 (Reg. $140) …and dozens of more deals

Daily Deals: JBL USB computer speakers $25, Samsung Smart 20MP camera $279, microSD Cards from $10, more

Incase Maki Canvas Jacket for iPad 2/3/4 case $10 shipped (Reg. $40)

SanDisk’s groundbreaking microSD card will stuff an extra 200GB in your MacBook, GoPro, more

Small States Review – Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion, $249 giveaway

Life Hack: Fix your iMac’s biggest annoyance by moving its USB ports, deals from $6 Prime shipped

More new gear from today:

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $80 shipped (orig. $140)

More deals still alive:

Readdle’s wireless printing app Printer Pro goes free on iOS for the first time (Reg. $7)

New products & more:

Mad Catz brings console style controllers to Android devices with the L.Y.N.X.3

Media Stories February 25, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iMac USB extender $6, iPhone 6/Plus cases from $5, Samsung 55″ Smart HDTV $700, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Life Hack: Fix your iMac’s biggest annoyance by moving its USB ports, deals from $6 Prime shipped

Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV $700 shipped (Reg. $800+)

Logitech 330W 2.1-Channel Desktop Speaker System $100 shipped (orig. $150)

Southwest Airlines has one-way flights from $73 to cure your winter blues

iTunes gift cards 20% off w/ email delivery from PayPal: $100 for $80 or $50 for $40

LifeProof finally begins accepting preorders for its first waterproof iPhone 6 Plus case

Small States: Etwas builds timeless bags with legacy and heirloom design in mind – giveaway worth $380

More new gear from today:

Bose QuietComfort 20/i Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones w/ mic from $245 shipped (Reg. $300)

  • New! Games/Apps: Botanicula $2 (Reg. $5), Kingdom Rush Origins $1 (Reg. $3), more
  • New! Power Banks: Goal Zero Solar/Hand Crank $60 (Reg. $80), 11,200mAh $20 (Reg. $30) 
  • New! Kitchenaid 300w Stand Mixer Tilt 4.5-Quart (Metallic/Red): $180 shipped
  • New! 50% off Calvin Klein Underwear – 3pack boxers:$14, thong panties: $12, more

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

Media Stories February 16, 2015

vlc

The VLC for iOS app–a favorite media player for many–has returned to the App Store in some countries and is expected to be available for all shortly. Some existing US users (us included!) are also reporting on Reddit being able to update to the latest version (2.4.1) if they have the previous version from before it was removed.

The app has something of a checkered history in the App Store, first removed from the store way back in 2011 after a licensing dispute; the original open-source developers claiming that the App Store terms were incompatible with the GNU Public License for the code. The app finally returned in 2013 before disappearing once more last September …  expand full story

Media Stories February 6, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 2 $250, Valentine’s Day gift deals, iTunes Free App of the Week, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Best Buy 2-day sale: Moto 360 from $220, iPad mini 2 $250, Jawbone UP $30, Beats deals, more

Valentine’s Day Roundup: jewelry extra 30% off at Amazon, ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons (up to $2.99 value)

Get 67% Off The Productivity Pack (Updated to include 3 Months of Dropbox Pro FREE)

Media: Despicable Me 2 & other Blu-rays $10 each, Big Hero 6 early release, more

More new gear from today:

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

  • Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controllers $25, Controller Adapters for Wii U $30
  • Kitchen Tech: Pressure Cookers make the perfect chicken sandwich, and much more
  • Olympus and Samsung queue up new cameras and accessories for the Spring
  • SONOS announces new PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition wireless speaker
  • This iPhone 6 Batmobile case looks the part and even casts the Bat-Signal
  • Gaming For Couples: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and NES Remix Pack
  • Life Hack: these simple Velcro ties make cable management a cinch
  • Eero beams carefree WiFi to every corner of your home or office
  • The Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive arrives
  • Raspberry Pi 2 launches with juiced up specs and free Windows 10 at the same low price

Media Stories November 21, 2014

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AirParrot, the app that lets you send your desktop display to an Apple TV-connected TV, is today releasing version 2 with Chromecast support and number of other new features. Sure, you can mirror your Mac’s display to an Apple TV using Apple’s built-in AirPlay feature, but AirParrot provides features beyond what Apple offers and also support for screen mirroring from Chromebooks and Windows. Today’s release makes it the first to enable full screen mirroring support to Chromecast with audio support and more. 

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Media Stories September 26, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6 car mount $18, Anker 15000mAh power bank $33, iMac up to $220 off w/ .edu, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

iOttie Easy One Touch 2 smartphone car mount (works w/ iPhone 6/6 Plus): $18 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Anker Astro 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger $33 Prime shipped (Orig. $100)

iMac current gen. lineup $120 off or $220 off w/ .edu email, 21-inch as low as $880 shipped (Reg. 1,099)

Roundup: the best ultra tough Lightning cables for your new iPhone 6/6 Plus

Small States: The jamstik wireless MIDI guitar controller for iPad, iPhone and Mac, $560 worth of giveaways

Other new deals:

More deals still alive:

More iPhone 6/6 Plus deals, accessories, and trade offers:

New products/ongoing promos:

Media Stories September 17, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes gift card for $75, Logitech MX mouse $50, WD 2TB portable HDD $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

$100 iTunes gift card for $75 shipped: save 25% on future apps, music, movies, more

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for Mac Darkfield Laser Tracking: $50 (orig. $100)

WD Elements 2TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive: $80 shipped (orig. $130)

 

iPhone 6 deals:

Small States: Grovemade stays true to themselves w/ its handmade tech accessories, giveaway worth $306 + 15% discount

Other new deals:

  • New! Daily Deals: LifeProof iPad Nüüd Cases: $30, BladeRunner iOS Helicopter: $18, more
  • New! Games/Apps: Fieldrunners 2 & Reel Steel free, Clear $3 (Reg. $5), more
  • New! Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear Headphones (white) $100 shipped (orig. $250)

More tech deals still alive:

Home/fashion/magazines/games:

New products/ongoing promos:

Media Stories August 14, 2014

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Retina iPad mini $320, Crucial 1TB SSD $377, Macworld magazine w/ digital sub $7.50, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple deals:

Solid-State Drives:

One year magazine subs w/ digital access from $5: Wired, GQ, ESPN, Macworld, more

RAVPower Element 10400mAh external power bank: $25 shipped (Reg. $36)

Media players:

Award-winning MacLovin’ Bundle $40 for djay, Boom, Cinemagraph Pro, Keyboard Maestro, NetSpot Pro, much more

Other new deals:

  • New! Games/Apps: PDF PROvider & Sough Ninja go FREE, more iOS freebies
  • New! Daily Deals: OtterBox Defender iPhone cases: $15, Jawbone Jambox: $90, more
  • New! ASUS M004U Chromebox 1.4GHz/2GB/16GB w/ $20 gift card: $169 or less ($220 value)

More tech deals still alive:

Home/fashion/magazines/media:

New products/ongoing promos:

Google/Microsoft/misc tech:

Media Stories August 7, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Sketchbook for iOS goes free, PNY 64GB MacBook memory $30, 1Password for iOS $10, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Sketchbook painting and drawing apps for iPhone and iPad go free for the first time ever

64GB PNY StorEDGE flash memory expansion for MacBooks: $30 shipped (orig. $100)

Games/Apps: 1Password (iOS) $10 (Reg. $18), Deus Ex: The Fall $1 (Reg. $7), iOS freebiesmore

Current iPods up to $110 off: touch 32GB: $214, nano 16GB: $114, shuffle 2GB: $29, more

Navdy HUD may finally make it safe to tweet and drive, save 40% when you preorder

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Media Stories August 6, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Navdy HUD preorders begin w/ 40% discount, 55″ LG LED HDTV $550, iPhone 5/5s/5c cases $3, more

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OtterBox waterproof Preserver Series iPhone 5/5s case: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $90)

Notifyr app goes free (Reg. $4), receive iOS notifications on your Mac

Daily Deals: Nike+ FuelBand Activity Tracker: $40, Apple iPad Smart Cases: $23, more

Anki Drive Starter Kit, iOS-controlled killer robot car racing game $150 (Reg. $200)

 

Home Deals: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt w/ built-in alarm $160 (Reg. $200+), more

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Media Stories July 18, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Pioneer 2-way speakers $50, AppleCare 30% off, Canon AirPrint Inkjet printer $45, more

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Pioneer 80-Watt 2-Way Speakers: $50 (Reg. $130), JBL OnBeat Speaker Dock: $20 (Reg. $45)more

Save 30% on an AppleCare Protection Plan for your 13 or 15-inch MacBook

Canon PIXMA MX472 Wireless Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer with AirPrint: $40+$5 shipping

DJI Phantom FC40 Wi-Fi Drone w/ HD Camera: $449 w/ coupon code phantom50 (Reg. $769)

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Media Stories June 10, 2014

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Spotify 3-for-1 promo, Nest Thermostat discounts, iTunes HD movie bundles $15, more

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Nest Thermostat (2nd gen): $183 w/ Amazon Visa, $229 w/o (Reg. $250)

Media: dozens of Blu-ray movies $5 each, iTunes HD movie bundles $15, more

Kindle Deals: Fire HDX 16GB WiFi $199 shipped (Reg. $229), Paperwhite $100, 20% off accessories, more

$80 iTunes gift card for $65: save nearly 20% on future app, music, movie purchases

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Father’s Day roundup: free $10 Amazon credit, Samsung 60-inch HDTV $680, Philips Sonicare toothbrush $30more

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  • New! Games/Apps: PS4 Cam $50 (17% off), Sony Gold Headset $80 (Reg. $100), more
  • New! Daily Deals: Logitech Solar Keyboard and Mouse: $46, Samsung Smartwatch: $85/99, more
  • New! Headphones: Audio Technica over-ears (refurb) $35 shipped (Reg. $120), more

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Media Stories January 20, 2014

VLC for iOS redesigned for iOS 7, now features Google Drive & Dropbox streaming, more

VLC released an update to its iOS app today introducing an iOS 7-friendly user interface as well as several handy features.

Users will welcome support for streaming media from both Dropbox and Google Drive; previously, VLC required content to be downloaded locally in its entirety before it could be viewed. This will greatly speed up media viewing. The update also features a list of other improvements including new gestures and more.

VLC for iOS is available for free on the App Store.

Media Stories November 19, 2013

Twitter announces upcoming iPhone app update with new search filters (update: available now)

Update: the new version is available now.

Today Twitter has announced they will be updating their official app for iOS, making it easier to discover what is happening on the microblogging network. The update adds new search filters that allow you to quickly navigate to specific people and Tweets. The filters also allow you to toggle between all relevant Tweets and only the most popular “top Tweets.”

Filters will also allow you to filter by different media types, such as photos and videos. There’s also an option to see Tweets only from the people you follow. The update includes includes a new timeline in the Discover tab that makes it easier to see what’s currently trending. This trending timeline will show topics that are associated with nearby events and TV shows.

Media Stories October 15, 2013

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Earlier today, Apple announced that it will be holding its fall event on October 22nd. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. However, like in some past years, Apple will hold a simultaneous event to cater to media not located in the United States.

For its September 10 iPhone event, Apple held simultaneous satellite streams in Berlin, Tokyo, and Beijing. For the upcoming event, the stream will be held in London, according to members of international media invited to the stream. The London-based event will begin at 6PM local time and it will be held at the Kings Place Hall. This hall fits a few hundred people.

It is likely that the London stream will also offer an opportunity for local journalists to try out the new devices. We’re expecting an iPad mini with Retina display, redesigned full-sized iPad, new Macs, and talk of OS X Mavericks, so there will be plenty in store for the demo area…

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Media Stories July 8, 2013

Once again, Tim Cook to attend Sun Valley conference for tech/media execs

Apple CEO Tim Cook will attend this year’s Sun Valley conference at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, according to a report from Reuters. This is not unprecedented as Cook made a surprise appearance at the conference last year.

Other notable executive attendees include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sergey Bring and Larry Page, Disney CEO and Apple Directory Bob Iger, and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch.

The conference is well-known as being a place where major deals, acquisitions, and partnerships will be formed. Time will tell if Cook plans to make any deals at this year’s event.

Media Stories May 27, 2013

Video player app Infuse receives update, AirPlay and web interface coming soon

Last month, we reviewed the Infuse video player app by FireCore, the creators of aTV Flash. Today, the popular app received an update that addresses performance issues, metadata support, and more. FireCore also notes that AirPlay and HDMI support will be arriving soon in a 1.3 update.

The following changes and improvements have been implemented in version 1.2.4:

• Pause or resume videos using headphone controls • Updated movie search for recent TMDb API change • Improved support for embedded metadata • Re-enabled access to synced music videos • Minor visual improvements to cover art on iPad • Minor performance improvements

Media Stories April 23, 2013

Tweetbot fans, a new update awaits you at the App Store. Today’s 2.8 update has some interesting new features and important bug fixes.

Topping the list is the “media timeline” – find it located next to the search box – which will show you all of the images and video in your timeline. Speaking of images, Tapbots totally redesigned the image viewer in this round. Rounding out this update is “Tweet/status detail view now displays the number of Favs and Retweets” which will be enjoyed by narcissists everywhere. Oh and what update wouldn’t be complete without  “Various other bug fixes including Fixed Instagram Previews”?

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Media Stories April 1, 2012

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Seriously, how long until everyone knows iOS devices are traceable by GPS? (non-Flash)

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Media Stories December 10, 2010

COMPUTERWORLD: Fresh research from the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) offers us a few insights into the behavior of iPad users, suggesting the device may well diminish newspaper print sales in future. Overnight reports also confirm weve been on track with our predictions for the iPad 2.0, which, it appears, will indeed host cameras front and rear.

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