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It’s time for The Mega MacBook Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a new 12” MacBook with a 256GB flash drive, 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 Skylake CPU, 8GB memory and an Intel HD Graphics 515 graphics card, in their choice of gold, silver, or space grey. Simply visit the link below, enter your e-mail address and click the “Enter Now” button. The giveaway closes on July 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM CDT. Good luck!
For Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering Prizmo 3 for only $29.99 — that’s 59% off the regular price. This powerful app lets you scan, edit, and perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on any type of document or image. Scan a document using your smartphone, digital camera, or any other image capture device, and Prizmo will analyze it and convert it into a fully editable document. A powerful image editor is also built in the let you enhance pictures, and multipage support lets you add an unlimited number of pages into a document. In-progress documents can be stored in iCloud for access on your other devices, and shared via iCloud, email, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more.
Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Swift Programming from Scratch: Interactive Learning Platform for only $10. This e-book and exercise platform on the main coding language for iOS and macOS is designed for beginners and will help you interactively learn the fundamentals of programming with over 100 exercises, while complementing your learning with custom-made playgrounds to practice as you go and get automated feedback to keep track of your progress.
Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the Armour Charge Steel iOS Charging Cable for only $24.95 — that’s 28% off the regular price. Completely woven from stainless steel, this is a strong, durable and tangle-free charging solution for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and it’s tough enough to use in just about any environment or take out on the go with you.
For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can get a pair of Two-Meter MFi-Certified Lightning Cables for only $12.99 — that’s 77% off the regular price.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the High Speed 4-Port USB Universal Car Charger for only $19.99 — that’s 59% off the regular price. Providing power for up to four USB-connected devices from a single car accessory outlet, you can handle all of your charging at once, and it will work with any car, RV, or truck, so you can keep your whole family’s iPhones, iPads, and other devices charged up while on the go.
Today’s your last chance to get this great deal on the iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit, available for only $34.95. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer who is regularly taking apart your gadgets for quick repairs, this is the toolkit for you. You get 64 purpose-driven screwdriver bits that have been curated from thousands of repair guides, giving you the right bit for almost any situation you’ll find yourself in, whether it’s fixing a cell phone, game console, wearable, laptop, or more. A sorting tray integrated into the lid helps you find the right bit, and a 150mm flexible extension lets you reach hidden screws with ease. There’s even a SIM card eject tool included so you can safely remove SIM cards from all major smartphones.
In our iLounge Deal for today you can pick up Dragon 5 for Mac for only $99.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price, and as an added bonus, iLounge readers can get an extra 10% off with the coupon code DRAG10. This latest version of the popular voice command and dictation package helps you boost your productivity by using your voice to do everything from sending emails to creating spreadsheets, and has been improved to provide even move accurate speech recognition. Wide-ranging functionality lets you dictate emails, complete reports and spreadsheets, surf the web, and more, and adaptive tools help to spell words and proper names correctly, with custom word lists for a personalized experience.
Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports for only $39 — that’s 20% off the regular price. This new charging centre was designed with the Apple Watch in mind, but it does much more, allowing you to charge your Watch without a wire, along with three more USB-compatible devices, all in the same compact location, so it can become the hub for all of your charging needs. The silicon based surface helps you avoid scratches, and the Apple Watch charging cable is contained within the dock to keep your charging space decluttered.
In Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can get the Equil Digital & Ink Smartpen 2 for only $129.95 — that’s over 30% off the regular price. The Equil allows you to turn your scribbles and sketches into editable digital copies that can be safely stored and shared with the press of a button. You can add text and photos to digitally enhance your notes, save, organize, title, and tag your notes, and share your notes to the cloud and social media services. The Equil allows you to use real ink and any type of paper and has built-in memory to store your notes when not connected to a device. The rechargeable battery provides for up to 8 hours of continuous writing, and the pressure sensitivity encodes your scribbles in full detail. As an added bonus, this deal also includes a $50 coupon that can be used toward the purchase of Equil’s SmartMarker so you can stream and record your whiteboard notes as well.
For today’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the Nifty MiniDrive for Macbooks for only $33.99 — that’s 15% off the regular price. Allowing you to add up to 200GB of storage to your MacBook without resorting to a bulky external hard drive, the Nifty MiniDrive is a microSD card adapter that seamlessly plugs into your MacBook, sitting flush with the side so you can leave it in all the time. Integration with Time Machine lets you automate backups, or you can just use the additional storage space as if it were an external hard drive. MicroSD card capacities of up to 200GB are supported (microSD card not included), and you can easily swap between different cards for different purposes.
In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering you a Lifetime Subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for only $39.99 — that’s 59% off the regular price. This top-rated VPN service lets you hide your IP address, browse the web securely, access geo-restricted content, and more, all without slowing down your browser. One-click connects you to the VPN service where you can browse anonymously and bypass Internet censorship to access geographically blocked content, with 20 virtual locations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, and Germany to choose from. AnchorFree’s database of more than 3.5 million malicious sites also lets you know when you’ve landed on a known or suspected malicious or phishing website.
Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering The World Class Mac Bundle for only $29.99 — that’s 92% off the regular price. This bundle of eight top-selling Mac apps will help you get productive, build cool websites, boost your Mac’s health, and more, with great tools such as Data Rescue 4, Freeway Pro 7, Painter Essentials 5, and more.
In today’s iLounge Deal we have a great offer on Scrivener 2, back for two days only, for $22.50 — 50% off the regular price. This award-winning writing app, used by New York Times best-selling authors, takes the pain out of writing a novel in your typical word processor. Combining a wordsmith and project management tool, Scrivener 2 lets you outline your ideas, take notes, view research, and more, all in a single integrated application. You can view and edit different sections of your work in isolation or as a whole, easily storyboard and rearrange your project, and even switch to a scriptwriting mode for automatic formatting and export to a dedicated scriptwriting app. Get started on that novel you’ve been putting off for years with Scrivener 2.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up iShowU Instant for Mac for only $12 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This fast and feature-packed screen recorder will help you record what’s happening on your computer and quickly and easily share it. Whether you’re a teacher preparing a class presentation or a gamer wanting to show off your skills, iShowU has you covered, with the ability to share directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and other OS X services, hide your icons and other desktop clutter with a single click, and choose between a quick basic interface or a more powerful advanced mode. You can also view the camera as a classic picture-in-picture view, full screen, or completely hide it, set frame rates as low as 1 fps to create time lapses, and watermark your recordings with text or images.
For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can get the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle for only $39 — that’s 83% off the regular price. Over 104 hours of top-rated iOS development training will help you break into the booming iOS programming game, with seven courses from Bitfountain covering iOS 9 development, design, core data, layouts, Swift, and submitting to the App Store.
In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection for only $29.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. Get the full Civilization: Beyond Earth experience with the full version of the original game, the Exoplanets Map Pack, and the new Rising Tide Expansion all in one bundle. The latest entry in Sid Meier’s award-winning strategy series eschews Civilization’s traditional historical settings, taking you out to the stars to colonize and attempt to thrive on a new alien planet, where you must work with — or against — rival human factions and decide what path you’ll take within the new ecosystem. With the Rising Tide expansion, you’ll be able to take it even further, exploring the oceans, interacting with new factions with unique attitudes and capabilities, and undertaking a more advanced form of diplomacy with your allies and rivals.
In today’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up a three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN Premium for only $39.99 — that’s 80% off the regular price. This ISO-certified VPN service lets you browse the Internet safety and anonymously, whether it’s from your home, a coffee shop, or airport Wi-Fi, encrypting your data in transit so it’s safe from prying eyes. You can also unblock geo-restricted content with exit points all over the world, block annoying ads, and avoid malware and dangerous websites with CyberGhost’s filtering services. Automatically forced HTTPS secured connections let you browse more securely wherever possible, and you can use CyberGhost with individually configured direct-to-system connection with full support of native OpenVPN, IPSec, L2TP and PPTP protocols.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the ZeroLemon 64GB iMemStick for only $79.99 — that’s 60% off the regular price. This MFi-certified portable storage device lets you easily transfer files between your various devices without needing to resort to wireless connections, providing an additional 64GB of storage to keep your movies, videos, and music files. You can play audio and video files directly from the iMemStick or backup your data using the companion app, and clear plastic covers protect your plugs so you can easily toss it in your pocket or bag without worrying about damaging it.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up a Lifetime Subscription to Celo VPN for only $29 — that’s 91% off the regular price. Designed to keep all of your online activity completely secure, Celo VPN includes all of the essential components of a VPN, providing high-speed connectivity, worldwide servers, data encryption, and the ability to bypass location-based restrictions. The lifetime subscription includes support for connecting on up to five devices simultaneously, with two-factor authentication for extra security.
In Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can Create Your Own Spring Mac Bundle and pick up 10 top-rated apps for only $21.99 — working out to a savings of up to 95% off the price of buying the apps individually. Apps like Swift Publisher and Paperless help you create more effective digital documents, or you can master your photography with apps like Tonality CK and PhotoStitcher or use apps like TidyUp and MacBooster 3 to clean up your computer. Choose any 10 apps from a collection of 34 premium apps from a variety of different categories to build your own custom bundle, and pay a single low price for the entire set.
In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering a one year subscription to KeepSolid Disposable Phone Lines for only $99 — that’s 75% off the regular price. Designed to provide true anonymity and privacy over the phone, KeepSolid gives you three fully encrypted phone lines with no contracts required. This subscription will give you up to three private U.S. or Canadian phone numbers with unlimited SMS and unlimited calling, using a VoIP-based app fro iPhone and Android that encrypts these calls over the Internet so you won’t need to worry about anybody listening in or getting your number. Dedicated one-time call numbers help you eliminate telemarketing calls, and local numbers can help you save money on long distance calls when travelling.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit for only $9.99 — that’s 80% off the regular price. This multifunctional 3-in-1 lens kit expands the capabilities of your iPhone’s camera, giving you the ability to take great photos and video using fish eye, wide angle, and macro lenses. A magnetic ring design allows the lenses to easily attach and detach from your iPhone, and the kit includes metal lanyards and lens covers to keep the lenses protected and portable. The lenses are also built from durable aluminium and high-quality, anti-scratch glass with reduced glare and reflection to greatly enhance your photos.
In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering the TarDisk 64GB MacBook Drive Expansion for only $99.99 — that’s 32% off the regular price. This simple add-on lets you permanently increase your MacBook Air’s storage space by adding a secondary drive into your SD card slot. TarDisk supports UHS-1 SDXC transfer speeds and 4k flash memory controllers for data allocation, and the unibody aluminum enclosure means it fits invisible into your SD card slot.
Today in iLounge Deals, we’re finishing off the week with a great deal on the iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit — only $34.95. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer who is regularly taking apart your gadgets for quick repairs, this is the toolkit for you. You get 64 purpose-driven screwdriver bits that have been curated from thousands of repair guides, giving you the right bit for almost any situation you’ll find yourself in, whether it’s fixing a cell phone, game console, wearable, laptop, or more. A sorting tray integrated into the lid helps you find the right bit, and a 150mm flexible extension lets you reach hidden screws with ease. There’s even a SIM card eject tool included so you can safely remove SIM cards from all major smartphones.
Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the DrinkMate Breathalyzer for only $31.99 — 20% off the regular price. This handy little device lets you check your blood alcohol content (BAC) on the go, and it’s ultra-portable at less than two inches long so you can slip it into your pocket or hook it onto your key ring. It’s powered by your iPhone’s lightning port so that you don’t need to worry about batteries, and can measure BACto an accuracy of plus or minute 0.01% at a BAC of 0.02%. The companion app also allows you to quickly connect with your friends to help you make smart decisions.
In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up Next FlipBook Maker for Mac for only $24.99 — 74% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique URL. You can even connect to Google Analytics to see how your readers are engaging with your flipbook.
Today in our iLounge Deals you can get the 32GB iKlips DUO iOS Flash Storage Solution for only $71. Designed to be fast and compact, the newest version of this handy little device will securely store your music, photos, documents, and other files and let you easily transfer data between your iOS device and your Mac or PC. Support for Ex-FAT allows you to transfer single files larger than 4GB, and a universal iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch lets you easily access and play videos, audio files, and photos. The new version sports an improved Lightning connector for better case compatibility, a silicon body sleeve for more protection, and a key ring protector to make it easier to store and carry with you. If you need even more space, it’s also available in 64GB and 128GB versions for $87 and $151.
Today in iLounge Deals you can get a Lifetime Subscription to Le VPN for only $69 — 88% off regular price. This VPN service provides one of the widest global networks available with over 700 servers in 114 countries, allowing you to access your online contact with privacy, and unlock geographically-restricted content. Custom client software is available for Windows, Mac, and iOS, letting you benefit from Le VPN on all of your devices.
In our iLounge Deal for today you can get the Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle for only $29 — that’s 98% off the regular price. This interactive training bundle will help you master Adobe’s industry standard graphic and design tools, with Diploma in Photography, Mastering Adobe Lightroom, Introduction to Graphic Design & Adobe Creative Suite, and Introduction to Photoshop.
In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up Just Mobile’s AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus for only $34.95. Providing a smooth digital equivalent to using a pen on paper, the AluPen Digital Stylus allows you to write and sketch on any touchscreen with unparalleled precision. No setup is required – no Bluetooth connections or proprietary apps – so you’re ready to get to work right away. The retractable head allows you to protect the tip – just twist the body to reveal the nib – and an auto-sleep feature turns it off after three minutes of idle time to save battery life.
Today is your last chance to pick up Scrivener 2 for $22.50 — 50% off the regular price. This award-winning writing app, used by New York Times best-selling authors, takes the pain out of writing a novel in your typical word processor. Combining a wordsmith and project management tool, Scrivener 2 lets you outline your ideas, take notes, view research, and more, all in a single integrated application. You can view and edit different sections of your work in isolation or as a whole, easily storyboard and rearrange your project, and even switch to a scriptwriting mode for automatic formatting and export to a dedicated scriptwriting app. Get started on that novel you’ve been putting off for years with Scrivener 2.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the EightOnes Virtual Reality 2.0 Kit for only $21.99. See the world in a new light with this best-selling virtual reality set, which allows you to link up your iPhone and use any number of compatible VR apps to visit virtual worlds from the comfort of your couch. Adjustable straps maximize comfort and viewing, a capitative touch sensor allows for easy interaction, and high-quality lens technology provides pure and distortion-free images.
Closing off the week in our iLounge Deals, we have two great accessories for the Apple Watch from Nomad. When you’re on the go, the Nomad Pod Portable Apple Watch Battery Pack ($33.95) provides an attractive portable Apple Watch battery, packed with 1800 mAh of juice so you can keep your Apple Watch and iPhone charged while away from home base. The round and compact design keeps your charging cable tucked out of the way, and it’s portable enough to toss in your bag. Meanwhile, back at home you can use the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch ($33.95) on your nightstand to charge and display your Apple Watch when you’re not wearing it, with precision-cut aluminum construction, a hidden channel to keep your charging cable out of sight, and a copper alloy base with a rubber footing for stability.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering Roxio Toast 14 Titanium for Mac for only $49 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This popular digital media tool, now in its fourteenth edition, is packed with even more features to help you maximum your digital media workflow. Burn digital media to DVD, copy your favourite Blu-ray disc, and even capture and enhance both audio and video directly from your screen, portable devices, or the Web, edit and enhance audio, convert video for viewing on all of your devices, and create cross-platform CDs and DVDs for easy sharing.
Today in iLounge Deals we have a roundup of three handy Bobine products for charging and docking your iPhone or Apple Watch. The BOBINE BLACKOUT Flexible iPhone Charging Dock ($29.99) is a flexible iPhone mount, now available in a sleek black design, that lets you get the perfect position to support your iPhone while charging it at the same time from any USB port with the included MFi-certified charging circuitry. The BOBINE BLACKOUT Auto iPhone Charging Dock ($29.99) is a flexible mount that helps you find the perfect angle for using your iPhone on the road, and the new BOBINE Flexible Apple Watch Charging Dock ($17.99 gives you a flexible and fun way to charge and display your Apple Watch.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Pay What You Want Spring 2016 Mac Bundle, consisting of thirteen premium apps to maximize your productivity in photo editing, 3d modelling, website building, and more.
Pay whatever you want for Marked 2, skEdit 4, and Emulsion App, and if you beat the average price you’ll receive the complete set of apps, including Flux 6, Hands Off, AfterShot Pro 2, Screens 3, Owlet, AllMyMusic, and more. Best of all, 10% of the profits from your purchase will go toward Save the Children, a charity that gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Starting off the week in our iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for only $34.99. Bringing the convenience and safety of Apple’s MagSafe power adapters to your MacBook’s USB-C port, the BreakSafe Magnetic Cable safely disconnects when it’s under stress or strain. While it’s designed with the new MacBook in mind, this USB-C cable can be used with any device that charges via USB-C.
Today in iLounge Deals you can get the Monet Stylus for only $14.99. This artist’s stylus lets you turn your iPad into a canvas, with the feel of a paintbrush in your hand so you can make naturally sweeping brushstrokes. It’s compatible with a wide range of writing and sketching apps, and features a pressure-sensitive tip with a 165° expanded writing angle.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you the ‘ExoMount Touch’ Universal Car Mount for only $19.99 — 33% off the regular price. Providing you with a safer way to use your iPhone on the road, this easy-to-use car mount lets you quickly secure your iPhone in the perfect position using only one hand and get down to driving, and when you’re getting out of the car, one quick touch releases your iPhone so you can be on your way. Exomount mounts to any flag, smooth, textured, curved, or rounded surface, and easily rotates and swivels 360 degrees so you can get the perfect viewing position.
Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the iRig Mic Field Audio & Video Recorder for only $74.99 — that’s 25% off the regular price. This handy mic lets you capture high-quality audio on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, with digital audio quality via the built-in Lightning connector and an integrated headphone port for immediate and real-time audio monitoring. You can rotate the microphone 90° for optimal audio pickup and the multicolour LED indicator provides easy and accurate level adjustment.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the RIF6 Cube Projector for only $249. Built specifically for smart devices, this tiny and extremely lightweight cube connects directly to an MHL/HDMI port and lets you transform your five-inch screen into a 120-inch display. It also incorporates the latest LED and optical lens technology, and the light source lasts up to 20,000 hours.
Today you can pick up the Maxboost 3100mAh Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s for only $29.99 in our iLounge Deals. This case will keep your iPhone charged and protected from unexpected falls in one sleek and modern design. The 3100 mAh battery provides up to 125% extra juice, and handy cutouts allow you to sync your iPhone to your computer without needing to remove the case.
In our iLounge Deal for the end of the week, you can pick up the SuperNova 3G/4G LTE Hotspot with Free LTE Internet from FreedomPop for only $99.99 — that’s a savings of 85%. This package gives you a year of free, high-speed Wi-Fi on any device with FreedomPop’s contract-free service, with the SuperNova hotspot that lets you connect all of your mobile devices to Wi-Fi on-the-go — up to 8 devices including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and more — and get blazing fast speeds of 60-100 Mbps.
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering a Flexible Gooseneck MFi-Certified Lightning Cable for only $13.99 — 65% off the regular price. The bendy USB-to-Lightning cable lets you sync, dock, and stand up your iPhone, keeping your device sturdy and still so you can easily view your screen at any angle, or even use it as a tripod for capturing photos. Its lightweight, durable design also lets you easily keep it handy in your bag so you can charge and sync your iPhone anywhere, and it even includes a car mount and car power adapter so you can use it as a car dock for navigation or handsfree conversations.
In our iLounge Deal for today we’re offering Scapple, a next-level mind mapping tool, for only $8.99 — 40% off the regular price. Designed to help you turbocharge your brainstorming and creative workflows, this freeform mind-mapping app lets you quickly jot down your ideas to make sense of them, and then record and find connections between them to build logical conclusions and work through a process. You can trace lines or arrows between related ideas, double-click anywhere on the canvas to jot down additional notes, move notes around and never run out of space, group notes together in different shapes and easily share your ideas with others.
Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the Pebble Time Smartwatch for only $119.99 — that’s 20% off the regular price. This top-rated smartwatch ensures you’ll never miss a notification, call, or event, with seven days of battery life between charges, and an e-paper screen that’s viewable even in bright daylight. In addition to notifying you of calendar events, emails, texts, incoming calls, it can also track your activity and sleep, take voice notes and send quick replies via the built-in microphone, and is even water resistant up to 30 meters.
Today’s iLounge Deal is the LapPad Mobile Desk for only $89. This fully portable desk made for the tech-inclined lets you get more done by accommodating all of your tech essentials — your MacBook, iPhone, mouse, and iPad. An integrated handle makes it easy to carry around so you can use it anywhere you happen to be, and pass-through ports let you keep all of your cables untangled and out of the way. The Canadian poplar construction provides a strong, durable, and attractive finish while absorbing heat from your laptop, along with CNC-milled ventilation to help with heat dispersal.
In our iLounge Deal for today we’re offering the Adidas Originals by Monster Over-Ear Headphones for only $99.99 — that’s a full two-thirds off the regular price! These super-flexible earphones provide both comfort, sound quality, and convenience, with Pure Monster Sound and noise-cancellation, dual-input jacks, pillow soft fit for ultimate comfort, and a built-in microphone for answering calls with Apple ControlTalk for accessing your iPhone controls right from the headset.