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Tag Archives: Apple

Deal Of The Day: The Apple Watch Giveaway

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The year 2015 may not bring flying cars and ubiquitous honverboards like BTTF II promised, but it will bring the Apple Watch. Some of you are already saving up for the purchase, while others gripe at how expensive this stupid watch is while simultaneously sort of wanting one. Well, how about winning one? Just enter our Apple Watch Giveaway for a chance at this $400 timepiece.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable

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Apple’s Lightning charging cable is pretty expensive. To make things worse, it’s darn short. So it’s cool to see good alternatives, like the above 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable. Not only is it twice as long as a standard Apple cable, it gives you two options: Lightning and Micro-USB, on the same cable! That means you’re not stuck charging only iOS devices, but can lend it to an Android-powered friend in a pinch. Better yet, it’s also cheaper today, thanks to the active rebate. You’ll pay $19 for what would normally cost $40. If this doesn’t scream Stocking Stuffer, nothing does.

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[ Get The 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable ]

Stun Gun iPhone Case Keeps You Safe In Dark Alleys

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There’s a definite deterring element to seeing and hearing the spark of a stun gun; something about it screams instant pain, and rightfully so. So we’re intrigued by the Sun Gun Case by Yellow Jacket. This particular one is made for the iPhone 5/5S and is 30% more powerful than the iPhone 4/4S model. This means that at the press of two buttons (for safety reasons it’s not just one) you’ll generate a spark that’s 950,000V across, and which can cause a good amount of discomfort on any would-be assailants. And when it’s not sparking electricity across two electrodes, the case doubles as, well, a case for your phone. Sure, it’s likely a little bulkier than your slimmer, non-stun-gun cases, but that’s a small price to pay to be able to carry a serious self-defense tool. It’s $149.

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Deal Of The Day: The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle ft. Typinator

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StackCommerce’s Name Your Own Price Mac bundles are one of the reasons they’re doing so well. They’re beloved by readers and we think this new one will be no exception. You’re looking at 9 everyday Mac apps, plus 1 course so you can learn how to use them all. This is a $543 for which you can pay what you want. Mind you, you’ll only get 3 apps if you pay less than the average price, but this price is normally much, much lower than the true retail value. 10% of all proceeds go to charity. So what are these apps?

Typinator
The Program That “Types” Frequently-Used Text For You

Hotspot Shield VPN – 1 Year Elite Subscription
Protect Your Privacy: Surf Anonymously, Unblock Websites, & Hide Your IP address

Starry Night Enthusiast 7
Turn Your Computer Into A Virtual Universe

Intensify Pro
The Image Enhancer For Photographers Of All Levels

Spotdox: 3 Year Subscription
Get Access To All Your Files, On Any Device, Anywhere

Data Backup 3
Easy, Powerful, & Flexible Backups

Paperless
Fuel Your Paper-Free Lifestyle

MacJournal 6
A Multimedia Journal For The 21st Century

Pixa
An Invaluable Image Management & Sharing App

The Must-Have Mac App Tutorial
Learn To Navigate The Ins-And-Outs Of Your 9 Apps

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable

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You know how expensive branded Apple Lightning cables are, right? It’s like $25 for a 3ft. one. So now that you’re looking at the 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable for $19, maybe you’re realizing it’s quite a deal. Not only is this cable cheaper than a standard Apple one, it’s over three times longer. This means you can comfortably sit on your sofa, playing Candy Crush, while your near-dead phone is charging. And that, my friends, is really all there is to this deal.

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Deal Of The Day: The Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

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Yes, you can enter to win a $650 Apple gift card, with which to buy yourself an iPhone 6. It’s pretty simple. Just enter to win!

Do we need to give you more details? No, we don’t think so. It takes a couple of seconds, and you’ll find out in 5 days if you’re the lucky winner!

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Deal of The Day: 30% Off On Retro Classics Nintendo & Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases

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If you’re over 25, there’s a good chance you feel pretty nostalgic about the GameBoy and the Nintendo Entertainment System. These were staples of our childhood, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to pay homage to our past in any way we can. How about these cool iPhone 6/6+ cases that mimic the GameBoy and Nintendo look? They’re not like the cheap silicone cases you’ve seen already for previous generation phones. These are tight fitting plastic cases that will protect your phone from scratches, while preserving all the phone’s functionality thanks to strategically placed cutouts. Better yet, they’re at $14 after today’s deal.

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One Month After Launch, iPhone 6 Plus Scalping Is A Huge Problem In Canada

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I preordered my iPhone 6 Plus 128GB in Space Grey on September 12th, at 11:22am, with Fido, a large Canadian carrier. It’s now October 21st, and I’m still sitting in the pre-order queue at #206, down from #414 when I first completed the procedure. This is ridiculous. But it gets worse. I have been checking the Apple site daily, hoping to be able to make a reservation there and there never is anything available, ever. So I went to one of the Apple stores several times, hoping for a miracle, only to finally be informed by one of the Geniuses of what’s actually going on: scalping!

According to this Genius, it seems there are teams of resellers who hire kids to refresh the Apple site all day, immediately snagging any units as soon as they become available. They then waltz into the store, buy the devices full price, and sell them for an outrageous profit. To confirm this, I decided to see if I could actually get my hands on a phone from one of these resellers. After walking around a local mall for a few minutes, I happened on a small kiosk that sold cell phones. I asked for a 6 Plus, 128GB and was told that “of course, you can have one. It’ll be $1,500.” Oh. Ok. That’s a 50% profit margin!

Meanwhile, Fido has apparently received only about 200 units of the 6 Plus 128GB Space Grey in one month’s time. That’s Canada-wide! What this seems to mean is that Apple is funnelling the vast majority of its available inventory directly to its retail outlets, rather than through the carriers, since we imagine this way they can reap the full profit rather than sharing a portion with the carriers.

It’s a frustrating situation. Of course we understand Apple’s apparent decision to make as full of a profit now that demand is still high, but the unfortunate side effect of this is that regular customers are being gouged. Supply to legitimate carriers is apparently being throttled, and no one at any retail outlet besides the Apple store seems to know what’s going on.

Any other Canadians experiencing this?

World’s Thinnest Case Preserves The iPhone 6’s Unnecessary Thinness

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Apple could have made the iPhone 6 about a millimeter thicker and no one would have noticed. Instead, they made them this thin, and a camera sticks out the back like a sore thumb. On your back. Bravo, Apple, bravo. But regardless of how you feel about this potentially boneheaded decision, you might still want to keep your phone protected while taking advantage of the appreciated, but totally unnecessary, thinness. To this end, take a look at this case from Spigen. Made from polycarbonate and a discoloration-preventing urethane coating, this case is only 0.4mm thick. Less than half a millimiter! We wouldn’t write about cases normally, but a case this thin deserves at least a passing mention. It’s $25 for either model, and comes in five different hues.

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