Mac|Life - All Articles en Deals: Get a A Lifetime Of VPN Protection, Dragon Dictate, BatteryBox and More Before these Deals End <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</span></p><p>You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/vpnunlimitednew.jpg" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">With the rash of compromised security systems and stolen user information that continues to happen online, you have every right to worry about the safety of your information. 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It's a great price for peace of mind while online, so&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">grab this deal</a>&nbsp;today!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" style="text-align: center;" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/dragondictate4.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><div>Whether you have a quick email to send out or a full length essay you need to write up, Dragon Dictate will listen to every word and put it on the page for you. It works with your favorite applications to create and edit text. You can even record on a digital voice recorder, then let Dragon Dictate do the transcribing for you when you're back in front of your computer. Save your fingers and let your voice do the typing.</div><div>Dragon Dictate by Nuance usually retails for $200. You can get this program for&nbsp;5<a href="" target="_blank">0% off</a>&nbsp;right now in our Deals tab. That means you'll pay&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">just $99.99</a>&nbsp;for this top quality voice recognition software. That's a great offer, so&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">get this deal</a>&nbsp;today!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: left;"><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/batterybox.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p>There is nothing worse than seeing your battery icon go red while you're in the middle of working on something. You won't have to worry about that with the BatteryBox, a 60Wh box of output energy that will give you 13 hours of extra battery life. You can get it for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">just $134.99</a>, a full 38% off the retail price.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Get it today</a>!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><div style="text-align: left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/yosemiteosxcourse.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;">OS X Yosemite is Apple's best operating system yet. With a new visual style and tons of new tricks and features, it can be overwhelming to dive into it. But once you know how to make the most of it, you can turn yourself into a super user. You'll learn how with the Yosemite OS X Productivity Course. Get it on sale for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">just $19</a>.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/smfxsmartbulb.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><div style="text-align: left;">The light bulb is about to get a whole lot smarter. With the SMFX Smart Bulb, you'll be able to control your lighting without ever getting out of your favorite chair. Just pull up the app and you can control the brightness, hue, and color of your lights right on your phone. You can get it for <a href="" target="_blank">just $49</a>.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div> Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21454 at The Week's 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, March 28 <!--paging_filter--> Gallery News Apple Pay Apple TV Apple Watch macbook air OS X Tim Cook iPhone Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:05:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21457 at Apple Daily: Apple Watch Specialty Stores; Tim Cook Opposes Indiana's New Law; Apple Hasn't Talked with NBC <!--paging_filter--><p>In today's Apple Daily, Apple CEO Tim Cook expresses his opposition to Indiana's controversial new law. In other news, NBCUniversal's absence from the "known" roster of channels for Apple's rumored online streaming TV service has nothing to do with negotiations gone wrong. Apparently there haven't been any negotiations to begin with. Also, Apple has officially announced when the three dedicated Apple Watch stores-within-stores will open.</p><h3>Apple Announces Dedicated Apple Watch Store Openings for April 10</h3><p>Apple Watch isn't just coming to Apple retail stores; depending on where you are, you can also find it in Apple specialty shops that focus exclusively on the device at high-end department store locations around the world. Apple has announced that the first three of these shops will open on April 10, just in time for the Cupertino company's official hands-on previews ahead of the device's official launch on April 24.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/applewatchstores.png" width="620" height="261" />&nbsp;</p><p>Specifically, the locations in questions are at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Selfridges</a>&nbsp;in London,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Galeries Lafayette&nbsp;</a>in Paris, and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Isetan Shinjuku</a>&nbsp;in Tokyo. (Noticeably, an American location is absent from the list.) If customers wish to purchase another Apple product in addition to an Apple Watch, they'll have to get it from elsewhere.</p><p>While the design of these shops still largely remains a mystery, they'll almost certainly have dedicating viewing and presentation areas for buyers interested in the gold Apple Watch Edition, which is priced between $10,000 and $17,000.</p><h3>Tim Cook Expresses Opposition to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law</h3><p>Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law yesterday that will allow Indiana businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian customers for reasons of "religious freedom." Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced his opposition to the law in a series of tweets. The law itself will take effect on July 1.</p><p>"Apple is open for everyone," Cook said in a tweet <a href="" target="_blank">this afternoon</a>. "We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228."</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/cook_0.jpg" width="620" height="465" /></p><p>In <a href="" target="_blank">another tweet</a>, Apple noted that "Around the world, we strive to treat every customer the same — regardless of where they come from, how they worship or who they love."</p><p>Cook, who came out as gay last October, has long been a vocal support of equal rights. In 2013 alone, for instance, he <a href="" target="_blank">publicly expressed</a> Apple's support for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and a delivered a lecture on the subject to his alma mater Auburn University in Alabama.</p><h3>Report: Apple Hasn't Even Contacted NBC About Rumored TV Service</h3><p>When news of Apple's online TV streaming service <a href="" target="_blank">first dropped</a>, commentators assumed that NBCUniversal wasn't included in the initial channel lineup owing to complications surrounding Apple's long feud with Comcast. But according to a letter Comcast sent to the Federal Communications Commission (via <a href="" target="_blank">Re/code</a>), NBC Universal's currently not part of the deal because Apple hasn't contacted them. As in, at all.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/nbclogo.png" width="620" height="242" /></p><p>The letter in question concerns <a href="" target="_blank">another letter</a> from "Stop Mega Comcast," which (as its name implies), is opposed to the merger of Comcast and Time-Warner that's been in talks for some time now. In response, Comcast attorney Francis Buono told the FCC: "Not only has NBCUniversal not 'withheld' programming from Apple's new venture, Apple has not even approached NBCUniversal with such a request."</p><p>According to Re/code, a clause in the contract for the merger of Comcast and NBC may allow Apple to force NBC to license content to Apple if Apple manages to get multiple contracts with the company's competitors. If that's true, Apple might just be biding its time before approaching NBC.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> News Apple TV Comcast equal rights Indiana Mike Pence NBCUniversal Tim Cook Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:23:59 +0000 Leif Johnson 21453 at The 10 Coolest Apple Watch Apps <!--paging_filter--> Gallery App Apple Watch Apps clear Dark Sky espn Evernote iWatch launch center Mint Procreate Pocket Shazam Sky Guide Features Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:25:38 +0000 Michael Simon 21452 at Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, March 27 <!--paging_filter--><p>We've got some super-huge-name game titles from a major studio in store for you, plus a whole collection of games for the younger set that got their prices shrunk down to kid size. Also, one of the very best calendar replacement apps sees itself go down a few bucks in price, while a creepy game and an App Store editor's choice get the slashed treatment to boot. Dig in, folks.</p> Gallery app deals App Life App Sales App Store Apps calendar app civilization civilization 2 Cut the Rope Deals Dr. Panda dr. panda and toto's treehouse dr. panda's airport dr. panda's home Fantastical 2 fiete - a day on a farm frugal life gtasks pro mujo music tutor NBA 2K15 NHL 2K operation smoochy sales Sid Meier sid meier's civilization sid meier's civilization 2 sight reading slender man weekly deals xcom enemy within Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:59:10 +0000 J Keirn-Swanson 21451 at Ask: How to Archive Magazines in Newsstand for iOS <!--paging_filter--><p>Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer. In this edition of ask, we explore the possibility of archiving digital magazines that you've downloaded through Newsstand on your iOS device.</p><h3>Question</h3><p>Is there a way to archive magazines that I've downloaded to my iPad via the Newsstand app? I'm close to running out of storage space!</p><h3>Answer</h3><p>When you download a magazine inside of Newsstand, you are in essense downloading an app to your device. Instead of being shown on your Home Screen, the app is displayed inside of the Newsstand app folder interface.</p><p>When you begin to run out of storage space, many of these magazine apps inside of Newsstand will let you archive (or delete) previously downloaded issues to free up space on your device. All magazine apps are different, so you'll have to check inside of your particular magazine app to see if it supports this feature. For example, with MacLife, if you go to your library, then push the edit button, you'll have the option to archive issues.</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/03/ask_archivemags2.png" width="620" height="466" /><br /><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;">You may be able to archive issues, but it depends on the particular magazine.</span></strong></p><p>If the magazine in question doesn't support such a feature, then you can delete the app by tapping and holding on the magazine app inside of Newsstand, then tap the "x" that appears in the corner of the icon (this will subsequently delete any downloaded data inside the app). You should then be able to re-download the magazine app and begin downloading future issues only.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Ask is written by Cory Bohon, a freelance technology writer, indie Mac and iOS developer, and amateur photographer.</em></p><p>Got an Apple tech question? Email <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> archiving Ask Columns iOS newsstand iPad iPhone iPod How-Tos Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:58:05 +0000 Cory Bohon 21450 at Deals: Give Your iPhone the Stand it Deserves with the Bobine iPhone Dock <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/bobineiphone.jpg" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>Your iPhone is a pocketable computer that can go with you anywhere. With great continuity tools in OS X and iOS, the iPhone is an extension of your life on your Mac. So why not keep the two together and get the most out of them both? The Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Dock allows you to do that. You can get it on sale in our <a href="" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The Bobine iPhone Dock is a lot of things. It's a flexible stand that gives you the perfect view of your phone at all times so you never miss a notification. It's a charging and transfer cable that makes it easy to power up your device or manage your files while seeing exactly what's happening. It's a multi-purpose dock that can be placed anywhere and manipulated to whatever position you prefer. Most of all, it's the perfect place to holster your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus when you aren't using it.</p><p>The Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Dock usually retails for $35. Head to our Deals tab and you can save <a href="" target="_blank">28% off</a> the retail price. That makes your price <a href="" target="_blank">just $24.99</a>. It's a great deal for a handy iPhone accessory, so <a href="" target="_blank">grab this offer</a> today!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21437 at Apple Daily: Three iPhones Rumored for Fall; Tim Cook "World's Greatest Leader" <!--paging_filter--><p>In today's Apple Daily, we learn that Apple might be planning to release <em>three</em> new iPhones this September. In other news, <em>Fortune</em> magazine has called Apple CEO Tim Cook the "world's greatest leader," and Apple Watch apps are already starting to appear on the App Store in preparation for the device's April 24 release.</p><h3>Apple Rumored to Have Three iPhone Launches Planned for September</h3><p>At last, after all that excitement about how great the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are doing, some rumors are starting to trickle in regarding the <em>new</em> phones Apple has planned for launch later this year. According to a new report from <a href="" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a>, a new 4-inch "iPhone 6c" will join what commentators and rumormongers are calling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/iphone.jpg" width="620" height="412" /></p><p>The main difference between the three will apparently be the processors used, as the report claims that the two larger rumored models will feature Apple's new A9 chip while the 4-inch phone will feature the now-cheaper A8 chip. Still, all three models will reportedly feature Gorilla Glass in addition to Apple Pay and Touch ID functionality. The so-called iPhone 6c will supposedly cost around $400-$500, claims <a href="" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a> in a separate announcement, making it a more cost-conscious purchase compared to the flagship models than was the case&nbsp;with the iPhone 5c compared to the 5s.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Fortune Names Tim Cook 'World's Greatest Leader' in New Profile</h3><p>The spotlight may currently be on Steve Jobs again in the wake of the Apple-approved biography <em><a href="" target="_blank">Becoming Steve Jobs</a></em>, but <a href="" target="_blank">Fortune</a> helped current Apple CEO Tim Cook steal some of the show with a new profile that calls him the "world's greatest leader." Heavy praise, indeed, but the article does much to demonstrate that the Alabama native knows what he's doing, after all, despite the cynical rumblings of shareholders who criticized his performance during his first year on the job.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/timcook.png" width="620" height="387" /></p><p>It's also helpful for gaining insight into his philosophy toward his leadership of the company. For one thing, Apple executive Eddy Cue is quick to point out that Cook isn't&nbsp;trying to be Steve Jobs, who was involved in Apple's workings "at the pixel level." Cook, on the other hand, "has been very good at letting us do our thing." Indeed, the profile shows that's he's trying to shine the spotlight more broadly over the other noteworthy minds at the company.</p><p>"My objective is to raise the public profile of several of the folks on the executive team, and others as well," he says.</p><p>Cook is a work addict, the profile reports, and it notes that after 12 hours on the job, Cook's Apple Watch reported that he'd finished 50 minutes of exercise and "traveled 8,139 steps, or about four miles."</p><p>He also plans to donate all of his money to charity upon his death, save for a comparatively small amount set aside to pay for his 10-year-old nephew's college tuition.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Apple Watch Apps Start Showing Up in App Store</h3><p>The<a title="Moved My Work Elsewhere" href="" target="_blank"> Apple Watch </a>itself won't be out until April 24, but apps for the device are already starting to show up on the iOS App Store. Owing to the Apple Watch's current reliance on the iPhone for power, the first run of apps are&nbsp;bundled into their iPhone counterparts. Current notable offerings include Evernote, Target, Dark Sky, and Things.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/applewatch_0.png" width="620" height="359" /></p><p>The patch notes give some idea of what we can expect from the apps. With Evernote, for instance, you can use the Apple Watch to dictate notes to the popular note-organizing app, which will then sync with Evernote on your iPhone. As for the popular weather app Dark Sky, the developers have designed a completely new interface to accommodate the device's smaller screen.</p><p>For more information, <a href="" target="_blank">MacRumors</a> has an excellent rundown of the known compatible apps and their functions.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> News App Store Apple Watch Dark Sky Evernote Fortune iOS 8 iphone Rumors speculation Tim Cook Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:54:13 +0000 Leif Johnson 21449 at The Best New iOS Games: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, Ticklefluff, and More! <!--paging_filter--> Gallery App App Store AppLife Apps Beast Towers Breath of Light Columns Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Gallery Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Word in the Darkness iOS iPad iPod Jump’N’Shoot Attack new releases Rebus Silly Sausage in Meat Land Spinlanders The Trace Ticklefluff iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:17:19 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21448 at The Week's Best Deals for Your Mac and iOS Device, March 26 <!--paging_filter--><p>There are a few Mac minis in various configurations at the Apple refurb shop, but we chose just one this week: the best deal and the kickingest configuration. We've also got Airs and an iMac worth your cash, plus a few items for those of you sporting iOS devices. Let's go check it out.</p> Gallery bluetooth iPad keyboard bluetooth keyboard bluetooth keyboard case Deals External Battery ifi smart tag iMac iPad iPad case ipad keyboard case iphone iPhone 6 battery case iPhone 6 case iPhone case keyboard case lightning cable Mac mini MacBook macbook air macbook pro refurb Refurbished refurbs sales weekly deals Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000 J Keirn-Swanson 21446 at