We never like to kick off a recap with news about a product or service going down the tubes, but that's exactly what's happening with the folks at Springpad. Initially launched six years ago as a competitor to Evernote, Springpad announced that the service will be shutting down for good on June 25, taking all of its apps and sync with it. The company is working on an export tool to allow its more than five million customers to migrate their data elsewhere, and plans to have more details next month. We now return you to our regularly scheduled Wednesday recap...
Americans woke up Tuesday after a long Memorial Day weekend to be greeted by a $50 discount off Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle (normally $149.99) until this Friday, May 30 at 11:59 PM PST. That's quite a good deal for the consumer photo and video editing software for Mac and PC, which requires no discount code to use. Who says MacLife.com doesn't like to save readers money...?
The $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics continues to make headlines, with more details seeming to confirm our previous report that the arrangment is less about overpriced headphones or streaming music services than the tastemakers running the company.
A little of this and a little of that. Something for everyone. That's what we've got for you. If you want a small sticker on a small computer, we've got you covered. You want a light laptop at a light price, we've got your back. If you want a bit of gadgetry, we can do that too. So dive on in and let's see how much you're going to save this week.
Are you ready for some great freebies? Are you ready to see the adventures that await you? Does the idea of low-cost productivity apps that'll help you get your life in order make your fingers itch to tap open the App Store? Well, then this is your day, because there's that and more below.
With mostly refurbs, but one unopened model in this week's deals, we decided to keep it budget conscious. So all your Macs this week are under one thousand dollars. (Okay, there's one that's a couple bucks more, but it's still a sweet deal.) Whether you roll Air, Pro, mini, or iMac, we've got a deal for you. Plus, don't fret about your iOS gear, as we've got plenty of savings there too.
This week marks the return of the refurb Mac mini and based on how often those are out of stock, the little desktop that could is not only a marvel of packing lots of power into a wee little package, it's also a hot ticket item. So grab 'em while they're here, because they won't last.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
Some game studios have big weekend sales going on featuring tons of titles for the holidays. We've grabbed a select sampling, but you should definitely be checking out the full catalogs for the range of deals. So don't wait around for a six foot bunny to bring you goodies this weekend. Check out what Mac|Life's found for you.
Today we focus on the little guys. The smaller end of the market of Apple products. The entry level. If you've been trying to convince a friend or relative to make the switch, these lower priced options might just be the ticket to helping convince them what you've known all along.