It's a 99 cent bonanza this week. Yes, that's the going price for lots of great apps that normally fetch quite a bit more than that. We've got an app or two that go a little over, but plenty that go under too, so if you're looking to save some money, you've come to the right place.
We hear rumors that Apple's got some refreshes in mind for the iMac and code in Yosemite certainly is suggestive. But if you can't wait, we have some great deals on some iMacs and on a jumbo display that'll give you that iMac feeling if you picked up one of our highlighted refurb Mac minis in previous weeks, but there aren't any of those cute little refurbs in the deals of this week, as they're gone for now. Never fear, we've got other options, plenty of those.
As if timed with WWDC, Apple makes a hugely visually appealing game its free App of the Week. You get one look at this title and you think, whew, developers are going to go crazy mad with Swift and iOS 8. I can't wait to see how games like this grow. Nicely played. Meanwhile, we've got a few titles that aren't so heavy on the graphics, but are straight up fun with an emphasis on the free, so let's dive in. And for you productivity or shutterbug types, we've got a couple things for you too.
Summer is coming, school days are ending, so we skipped all the educational apps that are seeing major price drops this week. If you're interested, there are plenty out there, but school's out, school's out, teacher let the monkeys out. So these monkeys want to play and they want to go on vacation, so let's see what we can do for them.
So maybe you heard the rumor that the latest OS X beta suggests new iMacs are possible soon and you'd like to put off that purchase as long as possible. Good for you, but if the situation is desperate and you've got to get a new machine, consider the refurb market. Nearly new, Apple certified, and savings galore. Go have a look.
Let's kick off this Memorial Day weekend right with some serious price cuts to some serious games. There's a ton out there and there's going to be more, we can feel it. Almost like a disturbance in the Force…
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.
A couple big name families of apps are on sale across the board this weekend, plus we've got an assortment of apps that want you to be more productive and apps to track your every last move if you so desire. And if you want to get your chat on, we've got an app that kills at that, and best of all, they're all on sale and tons of them are free, so get your fingers to the ready.
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.