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Enhance your iPhone with this $30 iPhone Accessory Bundle

2 weeks 5 days ago

If you want to give your iPhone more functionality out of the box, this $30 iPhone Accessory Bundle is for you.

Everything in this accessory bundle offers a more robust experience than the iPhone’s stock accessories. Right off the bat, the included 10-foot MFi-certified Lightning cable is longer than Apple’s included 3-foot cable. Also missing from the stock experience is a wireless charging base; this accessory bundle features a Qi-wireless enabled charger that allows you to charge your iPhone without connecting it to a Lightning cable. Pairing this with your new 10-foot cable makes it the perfect desk or nightstand charger. Finally, you’ll find a pair of sleek AirPods-inspired Bluetooth earbuds so you won’t have to fumble with a pesky Lightning dongle.

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DealPost Team

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Review: A capable VPN and a great option for Netflix fans

2 weeks 5 days ago

In late November, KeepSolid rolled out VPN Unlimited 5.0 for Mac and Windows. Where the previous version of VPN Unlimited was a mess of options and information overload, VPN Unlimited 5.0 is more streamlined to help you get online faster.

Overall, KeepSolid is a pretty good service with reliable but not blazing fast speeds. It’s also a good platform for accessing streaming services like Netflix, whether you’re overseas or just securing your connection at an airport.

Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.

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Ian Paul

Apple announces winners of its Shot on iPhone Challenge

2 weeks 6 days ago

Apple has announced the winners of its Shot on iPhone Challenge, in which iPhone users were tasked with sending Apple their most stunning and creative photos. Participants retain the rights to their photograph, but would grant Apple a royalty-free non-exclusive right to use the photograph.

After some controversy, the contest was changed so that the ten winners would receive a licensing fee for the use of their photos. It only seems reasonable: While the contest is meant to be for everyone and not just professional photographers, Apple is going to use the winning photos on billboards, in its stores, and in advertisements around the world. They're going to help sell iPhones. That's the kind of thing photographers get paid serious money for, and for one of the world's richest companies to stiff these photographers just because they may be amateur contest winners felt...cheap.

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Jason Cross

Report: Apple working on sleep tracking feature for future Apple Watch

2 weeks 6 days ago

According to a new report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, Apple is testing a sleep tracking capability for the Apple Watch.

Gurman’s sources say that the company has been testing the feature for several months at sites around Cupertino, and if the testing goes well, it hopes to add the feature to “a future version of its smartwatch” in 2020.

It may be disappointing to have to wait that long when competitors like Fitbit have sleep tracking in wrist-based products today, but we can hope that Apple’s take on the feature is either markedly more accurate or more full-featured than current offerings.

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Jason Cross

Get 8 Mac Apps, Including PDF Expert, For Just $23

2 weeks 6 days ago

If you received a new MacBook over the holidays, you’re probably well adjusted to the core MacOS experience. It offers a fair bit of functionality, but by now you might be looking for new tools to get the most out of your day-to-day computing. If you’re finding your current MacOS experience lacking, this $23 bundle has exactly what you’re looking for. Use code DOWNLOADIT at checkout to apply the full discount.

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DealPost Team

Sleep Better With This AI-Powered Device, Now 50% Off ($59)

2 weeks 6 days ago

There are dozens of afflictions that can affect our sleep quality, but pinpointing common symptoms can be next to impossible when we’re trying to fall asleep. If you aren’t getting the restful sleep necessary for a productive day, you may be experiencing sleep apnea, which happens when your body is starved of oxygen during sleep.

Sleep apnea will leave you feeling sleepy and fatigued throughout the day, but leaving it untreated can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. It’s highly recommended that you conduct a sleep study to monitor your sleep quality, and you can do so for $59 with GO2SLEEP when you enter code SEMIANNUAL at checkout. 

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DealPost Team

Apple needs to get into the folding game and save us from years of bad phones

2 weeks 6 days ago

When I first heard that Samsung was making a folding phone, I was excited. The idea that a phone could turn into a tablet intrigued me, and I closely followed the development of Samsung’s display technology leading up to the launch of the Galaxy Fold.

Then I saw the Fold, and, well, my excitement waned. After dreams of giant screens opening to gianter screens, the Galaxy Fold has some clear first-gen compromises. The outside display is only 4.6-inches, which is laughably small for a 2019 smartphone (sorry iPhone SE lovers). It opens to a 7.6-inch screen that has a giant notch on the right side for the cameras. And it looks like it’s thicker than two iPhones stacked on top of each other.

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Michael Simon

Seize control of your finances! Get Intuit's TurboTax Deluxe and Quicken Deluxe for just $60

2 weeks 6 days ago

It’s that dreaded time of year again—tax season. If you still need to file yours, it might be time to get a little help, courtesy of tax accounting software. And today, you can save a little money even before your return, with a discount on TurboTax Deluxe + State software on Amazon. The bundle, which also includes Intuit’s Quicken Deluxe personal finance software, is $60 on Amazon for today only, down from a list price of $83.

This bundle is designed to help with your full personal finances. With software to help check in on your bank accounts and spending, it will help you make sure to pay your bills on time throughout the year. And, of course, the tax-specific software is meant to make filing easier, especially if your taxes are complicated with a lot of deductions this year.

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Alexandria Haslam

Keep your smartphone charged for cheap with Amazon's one-day power bank sale

2 weeks 6 days ago

It’s a great day for powering up your mobile life. Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on RavPower power banks and chargersRemove non-product link. The sale isn’t particularly big, with only five items included, but if you need a mobile battery with a whole lot of charging ports then today’s a good day to get one for cheap. Here are our top three picks from the sale, which ends just before midnight Pacific time.

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Ian Paul

Keep your smartphone charged for cheap with Amazon's one-day power bank sale

2 weeks 6 days ago

It’s a great day for powering up your mobile life. Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on RavPower power banks and chargersRemove non-product link. The sale isn’t particularly big, with only five items included, but if you need a mobile battery with a whole lot of charging ports then today’s a good day to get one for cheap. Here are our top three picks from the sale, which ends just before midnight Pacific time.

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Ian Paul

How to export your Photo Booth photos and videos

2 weeks 6 days ago

The Photo Booth app lets you take selfies and record videos through a Mac’s built-in camera or a third-party camera. But the app’s simple interface can make it a little tricky to figure out how to extract images.

There are three ways:

• Select an image or video in the row below the main window, and then Control-click (or right click on your mouse) and select Export.

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• Select one or more images or videos (hold down Shift to select a range or use Command to add or remove) and drag into the Finder.

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Glenn Fleishman

How to export your Photo Booth photos and videos

2 weeks 6 days ago

The Photo Booth app lets you take selfies and record videos through a Mac’s built-in camera or a third-party camera. But the app’s simple interface can make it a little tricky to figure out how to extract images.

There are three ways:

• Select an image or video in the row below the main window, and then Control-click (or right click on your mouse) and select Export.

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• Select one or more images or videos (hold down Shift to select a range or use Command to add or remove) and drag into the Finder.

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Glenn Fleishman

Beneath the fold: The reality about Apple and foldable screens

2 weeks 6 days ago

There’s a new technology on the streets (disclaimer: not actually on the streets yet) and it’s not coming from Apple so please prepare your large, novelty-sized forks to stick into the company.

Yes, foldable smartphones are here! Well, not here in the sense you can buy one yet (other than this atrocity), but both Samsung and Huawei have announced phones with folding screens that will be available in April and mid-year respectively. Thus, we can see the innovation is dead at Apple and the company is behind yet again. Just like it was in the digital music player market, the netbook market, the self-driving car market, the wearables market and the market for rocket-propelled pants.

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The Macalope

Beneath the fold: The reality about Apple and foldable screens

2 weeks 6 days ago

There’s a new technology on the streets (disclaimer: not actually on the streets yet) and it’s not coming from Apple so please prepare your large, novelty-sized forks to stick into the company.

Yes, foldable smartphones are here! Well, not here in the sense you can buy one yet (other than this atrocity), but both Samsung and Huawei have announced phones with folding screens that will be available in April and mid-year respectively. Thus, we can see the innovation is dead at Apple and the company is behind yet again. Just like it was in the digital music player market, the netbook market, the self-driving car market, the wearables market and the market for rocket-propelled pants.

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The Macalope

Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

3 weeks ago

Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. You no longer have to deal with cords if you don't want to. True wireless earbuds connect to one another and your audio source via Bluetooth.

No wires mean no inline microphones or controls, but truly wireless earbuds sound just as good as traditional Bluetooth counterparts (for better or worse). They also boast all of the features we've come to expect from earbuds designed to work with your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Since Apple’s AirPods became a runaway hit, an endless stream of companies have rolled out their own true wireless earbuds and earphones. As you might expect, not all of them are worth your time or money—so we've got your back with buying suggestions to meet a wide variety of needs.

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Séamus Bellamy

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 review: Excellent durability for athletes, plagued by connection problems and poor sound quality

3 weeks ago

Remove non-productPlantronics has a reputation for churning out well-made, reliable hands-free Bluetooth communications gear that drivers and corporate I.T. types adore. Its headphones and earphones, however, tend to fly under the radar of most music lovers. It’s a shame, as their consumer audio gear not only sounds great (for the price) but also comes packed with features typically reserved for headphones that cost significantly more. As such, I expected great things from Plantronics’ first stab at a pair of true wireless earphones, the BackBeat Fit 3100.

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Séamus Bellamy

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 review: Excellent durability for athletes, plagued by connection problems and poor sound quality

3 weeks ago

Remove non-productPlantronics has a reputation for churning out well-made, reliable hands-free Bluetooth communications gear that drivers and corporate I.T. types adore. Its headphones and earphones, however, tend to fly under the radar of most music lovers. It’s a shame, as their consumer audio gear not only sounds great (for the price) but also comes packed with features typically reserved for headphones that cost significantly more. As such, I expected great things from Plantronics’ first stab at a pair of true wireless earphones, the BackBeat Fit 3100.

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Séamus Bellamy

The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store

3 weeks ago

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But it keeps reappearing in Apple’s online Clearance store. It’s back again, and who knows how long inventory will last.

You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple Store, though you may be able to find one at a carrier store. If you’ve wanted one but had no luck through the methods above, now’s your chance. Since it’s on clearance, stock on these phones is limited.

Here’s what’s available. 

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