MacBook Stories June 20, 2016

Despite having been mocked because of its browser-only OS limitation, Chromebooks have seen an astonishing degree of success in certain sectors including education, mostly due to the combination of high efficiency and low costs.

But when MacBook enclaves Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s old high school start making “the switch” to Chromebooks from MacBooks, we take notice…

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MacBook Stories May 9, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G4 (unlocked) $275, Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,200, Solar Bluetooth Speaker $40, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG G4 smartphone w/ 32GB flash GSM 4G LTE (factory unlocked): $275 shipped (Orig. $575)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Amazon Gold Box – Eton Rugged solar-powered Bluetooth charging speaker: $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $77)

Smartphone Accessories: Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones $45more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Samsung Smart HDTVs: 55-inch 4K 3D Curved $1,375 (Reg. $1,800)more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Sony’s powerful 154W AirPlay and Bluetooth Speaker is on sale for $329 shipped (Reg. $500+)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

NERF’s upcoming Terrascout RC Drone Blaster is going to be a menace in your home

MacBook Stories April 28, 2016

A short while ago, Google and HP announced a brand new metal-clad Chromebook which boasted some impressive specs, including the powerful, efficient Core M chips from Intel, high resolution screens, generous RAM and more than one Type-C port. In a lot of ways, this is the more affordable laptop the Pixel should have been, and will give the Dell Chromebook 13 a run for its money. But how does it compare to the other Core M laptop; Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook?

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

MacBook Stories January 11, 2016

Deal: Googler-approved iOrange-E jacketed USB Type-C cables from $8 Prime shipped

Update: There are now some even better prices available. You can grab the 6ft cable at $9 Prime shipped w/ code BUE2SL39, the 1ft cable at $8 Prime shipped w/ code OZIWJRGS, and the 10ft variant at just $10 Prime shipped w/ code OYDTW5TH.

If you’re on the lookout for some USB Type-C cables for your new Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X (or perhaps even a Chromebook Pixel or a 12-inch MacBook), this is a good opportunity to grab some at a great price. Amazon offers the iOrange-E USB Type-C 6.6 ft braided cable for just $10 Prime shipped w/ code NSUFTGQ3, and the same cable in its 10ft variant for $15 Prime shipped w/ code IBXAME3M. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen…

MacBook Stories August 18, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Acer Chromebook 15 $259, amiiqo $73, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Klipsch (Sub-12HG) Synergy Series 12-Inch 300-Watt Subwoofer: $199 shipped (Orig: $499)

Acer Chromebook 15 Laptop: $259.99 shipped (Orig: $350)

Apple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in all colors: $1,500 shipped (Orig: $1,599)

MORE DEALS FROM TODAY:

Mackie CR3 powered speakers + Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Pro Headphones: $130 shipped (Orig: $199)

Back-to-School Essentials up to 80% off – Sharpies, notebooks, scissors, Kitchen Food Scale $8 (Reg. $14+), more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 80% off a wide selection of Back-to-School Essentialsincluding notebooks, binders, Sharpies, post-it-notes, scissors, tape, pens, and just about everything else you’ll need. One standout is the 3-Pack of Scotch 8-inch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors (1458-3AMZ) for $9.95 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders over $35. That’s as much as $14 under some bloated listings and the best price we can find by $3+.

Perfect for going back to school or around the office, these multi-colored scissors are the best selling option on Amazon and have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,600 Amazon customers. Here are some more of our top picks from the sale:

DEALS STILL ALIVE:

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

With the Fotokite Phi, flying a drone is as easy as walking your dog

Use amiiqo to play with Nintendo amiibo characters you don’t actually own

Store your gear in style with This is Ground’s Tech Dopp Kit

MacBook Stories July 21, 2015

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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