Apple and Google products don’t always play together nicely, but when they do, it’s normally because a third party has created an application or two to get them talking to each other. That’s exactly what Reflector 2 for Mac does (among many other things). If you’ve been wondering how you can get content from your Android smartphone or tablet mirrored or streamed to your Mac (and Windows PC, if you’re into that kinda thing), this is one really easy way.
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9to5Toys Last Call: HTC RE camera $100, Moto G (unlocked) $160, Chromecast freebies, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
HTC RE 16-megapixel waterproof digital camera: $99.99 shipped (Reg. $199)
Moto G 4G LTE unlocked 8GB (black or white): $159.99 shipped (Reg. $219.99)
Latest Chromecast freebie mix worth $80: Play gift cards, Qello HD concerts, more
Jawbone UP24 Fitness Tracker: $55 shipped (Reg. $129)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 32 GB factory unlocked: $295 shipped (Reg. $500)
Samsung Galaxy ALPHA SM-G850A 32GB 4G LTE: $279 shipped (Reg. $400)
HDTVs: LG 50″ WebOS 4K UHDTV $1,299 (Reg. $1,499), Haier 58″ 1080p 120Hz $629 (Reg. $749), more
Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock $17 Prime shipped (orig. $40+)
LG G3 w/ free $100 Amazon gift card for $0.01 w/ 2-yr contract or $479 w/o
More new gear from today:
Headphones: ATH-M50X Professional Over-Ears $129 (Reg. $169), Philips Over-Ears $63 (Reg. $75+)
- New! Daily Deals: Motorola Moto G $160, Seagate Expansion 5TB External HDD $130, more
- New! Games/Apps: The Order 1886 $40, Battlefield Hardline $54, Xbox One bundle $349, iOS freebies, more
More deals still alive:
WD Elements 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $50 shipped (orig. $70)
- Nomad launches two Apple Watch power accessories, save 22% on your preorder
- Seagate Diskless 2-Bay Network Attached Storage $100 shipped (Reg. $170)
- Belkin Fusive Portable Bluetooth Speaker $34 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $85)
- GoPro HERO4 Black 4K edition: $400 (Reg. $500)
- Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $180 (Reg. $270)
- OtterBox Commuter Series iPhone 6 Case $17 shipped (orig. $35)
- Mophie Juice Pack Helium 1500mAh iPhone 5/5s battery case $27 shipped (orig. $80)
- Modern Combat 5: Blackout for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $4+)
- Media: dozens of Blu-rays for $4 ea, Red Hot Chili Peppers free live album, more
- Thinking Apple Watch? Pebble’s original timepiece might be a better buy for iOS users
- Harman Audio recertified sale: JBL Pebbles Speakers $25 (orig. $72), more
- Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M30x $55, Sennheiser HD 650 $290, more
- RAVPower 10400mAh Power Bank w/ dual USB ports: $17 Prime shipped (Reg. $25)
- TRENDnet 200 AV Nano Powerline Adapter Kit $20 shipped (orig. $50)
- Magazine subs from $4/yr: Wired, GQ, ESPN, Maxim, Men’s Fitness, Dwell, more
- uNu DX-6 iPhone 6 3000mAh MFi Battery Case $43 w/ in-store pickup (Reg. $80)
- Car mount iPhone 6: $10 (Reg. $23), MFi Lightning cable: $7 Prime shipped (Reg. $14)
- 1Password 5 for Mac is on sale for $35 (Reg. $50) – stop using weak passwords right now
- Klipsch Image X5 Noise-Isolating in-ear headphones $70 shipped (Reg. $90+), more
- Get started with Tile Bluetooth iOS/Android item trackers for $20 Prime shipped (20% off)
- Position iPad as a 2nd monitor w/ Twelve South HoverBar 3: $75 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Big USB battery/flashlights: Omaker 15,600mAh: $25, Power Vault 18000mAh: $30 shipped
- Apple Watch leather bands hit Amazon for $10
New products & more:
Bosch’s new REAXX table saw uses advanced sensors to protect your hands and its blade
- Atari’s new Fit app for iOS and Android rewards users w/ classic arcade games
- Sony’s PlayStation Vue is now available, but how does it compare to Sling?
- IK’s new iRig 2 guitar/instrument audio interface for iOS and Mac is now available
- Sling TV hits Xbox One w/ free 1-month trial for Live users, more channels announced
- Netflix April Preview: Daredevil season one, The Babadook, more
- This iPhone 6 case uses old fashioned power to keep your device alive
- Incase moves to manufacturing iPhone accessories in the United States, save 15%
- With summer approaching, SABER introduces the iPhone connected EDGE smart grill
- Sony announces free multiplayer weekend for all PS4 owners
- The Atlas Wristband can discern between different fitness activities
IMac Stories February 26, 2013
If there is one person qualified to discuss the state of Apple’s current marketing efforts, it’s Ken Segall. Working alongside Steve Jobs’ creative team for more than a decade, Segall, the man who put the “i” in iMac, served as creative director at ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. He created some of Apple’s most iconic ads such as the legendary Think Different campaign. Segall took some time on his Observatory blog today to share his thoughts on how “momentum has been lost” for Apple’s marketing department at the hands of none other than the company’s biggest rival, Samsung:
While you can still argue that Macs and i-devices have a ton of appeal, you can’t argue that Apple is still untouchable when it comes to advertising…The fact is, it is being touched — often and effectively — by none other than Samsung…Samsung has made remarkable inroads in a very short time, for two big reasons.
According to Segall, the two big reasons Samsung’s advertising has eclipsed Apple’s is due to Sammy’s massive advertising budget and willingness to “bash away at Apple, delivering ads that are well produced, well written and seem to be striking a nerve.” Specifically, Segall pointed to Samsung’s decision to run creative new ads at the Super Bowl and Oscars: expand full story
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IMac Stories April 26, 2012
Google is constructing a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which would bring the Mountain View, Calif.-based Company’s total investments in the town to nearly $1 billion.
According to the Associated Press, the search engine said the $300 million data center would add 50 new jobs to the area ranging from computer repair to logistics. Construction on the 1,000-acre project is slated to begin immediately; although, details regarding an end-date are not confirmed.
“Google’s secure data centers are some of the most energy efficient in the world,” explained Google on its Date Centers website. “Each year we save millions of dollars on energy costs, and we use renewable energy whenever we can.”
Google invested $600 million in another Iowa data enter three-years-ago to support an array of its services like Search, Maps, and Gmail. The technical plant spurred 200 new jobs, and Operations Manager for the Council Bluffs Google data center Chris Russell said Google intends to use its latest investment for the same purposes.
“We are glad to be in Iowa, and Google’s future here is very bright,” said Russell to the AP.