Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more

Apple adds 12 different (highly discounted) iMac w/ Retina 5K models to its refurb store, up to $660 off

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Apple frequently updates its Refurbished Online Store as new models become available and others sell out. Right now there are an abundance of iMac with Retina 5K display models available at deep discounts (up to $660 off). Since its release last fall we’ve seen a couple deals for retail models, but most of those were for the entry level machine.

If you’re looking for a faster processor, more RAM, or bigger hard drive, these current refurbished deals are going to be the ones you want to get in on: Read more

Relive the most epic battles from the Final Fantasy series in Record Keeper for iOS/Android

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DeNA, the developer Nintendo has hand picked to bring its legendary cast of characters to life on mobile, has just recently released FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper in North America. Previously only available in Japan where it has already amassed 5 million downloads, FF Record Keeper weaves an all new story by allowing players to relive the most epic moments from the series’ long history.

The game is now available for download on iOS and Android. Head below for more details and some gameplay footage: Read more

April’s Free Xbox Live Games: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Gears of War: Judgement, Child of Light, more

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Xbox Live subscribers get an added bonus to membership each month as a select number of games are made free for download. For April, Microsoft is giving away two games for Xbox One and four games for Xbox 360. This added perk for Xbox Live subscribers makes the extra expense all the more worthwhile.

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Home: Maverick Wireless Grill Thermometer $50 (Reg. $70), LED light bulb packs 60% off, more

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DBROTH via Amazon is offering the Maverick ET-733 Long Range Wireless Thermometer for $69.99, but using code 5EUBTJ62 during checkout your total drops to $49.99 shipped. That’s as much as $30 under the original listing, $20 under the average selling price and the best listing we can find.

It allows you to “monitor internal temperature of meat from 300 feet away” and features a backlit display, 2 hybrid probes, notifications, and various preset cooking temperatures. It is the best selling grill thermometer on Amazon and has received a 4/5 star rating from over 360 Amazon customers.

LED lights bulbs-60off-Amazon Gold BoxToday only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon is offering up to 60% off dimmable and non-dimmable LED light bulb packs. Starting at $22.99, all of the available packs are matching or beating the best prices we can find.

The Energetic Lighting A19 – 60 Watt Equivalent 800 Lumen Non-Dimmable 6-Pack (ELY09-EAS-VB-6) is $29.99 with free Prime shipping, which is around $8 under the regular price the best current price we can find. They have an 18,000 hour average lifespan, are the best selling LED bulbs on Amazon and have received 4+ star ratings from over 100 customers.

Head below for the rest of today’s best deals including Pyrex measuring cups, discounted luggage at Amazon and more: Read more

Amazon announces unlimited Cloud Drive storage for all of your photos and files


Amazon has revamped its Cloud Drive offerings to include two new unlimited plans. You can now choose between unlimited photo storage for $11.99 per year or unlimited everything storage for $59.99 per year. Those who choose to go with the photo plan will also be allotted an additional 5GB of unrestricted storage. That means you can store as many photos as you’d like on Amazon’s cloud plus 5GB of videos, documents, and other piece of your digital life.

For comparison sake, here are the most popular plans Amazon previously offered: 5GB for free, 20GB for $10 per year, and 50GB for $25 per year. There’s no longer a completely free tier, but Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of either service.

amazon-prime-photo-unlimitedIf you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and are considering the Unlimited Photos plan, then you’d probably be better off signing up for Prime ($99 per year). It includes free unlimited photo storage along with a host of other benefits like free 2-day shipping and Prime Instant Video.

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Games/Apps: Diablo III Evil Edition from $20, Batman Arkham City GOTY $5, Ground Zeroes $14, freebies, more

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Update (3/26 11:05am): Antonline via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set w/ Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $259.99 shipped (Reg. up to $300, current low).

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $29.96 Prime shipped or just $19.99 Prime shipped on PS3 and Xbox 360. This is matching the best prices we’ve seen on the Ultimate Edition for both generations, which includes Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.

While the standard edition is still on sale for $39.99 shipped, The Order 1886 Collector’s Edition has dropped to $59.99 shipped today on Amazon (Reg. $80). You’ll also find Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on Xbox One for $13.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20, best we can find),

We have a couple notable PlayStation 4 console bundles today including the current lowest direct dollar discount from Monoprice on eBay at $349.99 shipped, but the today’s best value is from Walmart. You can grab the PS4 w/ The Last of Us, an extra DualShock 4 controller and either Need for Speed Rivals or Watch Dogs for $399 shipped ($470 value).

This morning Call of Duty Strike Team for iOS/Android dropped its lowest price yet: $2 (Reg. $7) and head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Batman Arkham City GOTY for Mac: $5 (Reg. $20), Car Club:Tuning Storm: FREE (Reg. $2), Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath: $3 (Reg. $5), MUJOFREE (Reg. $2), and more:

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WD Elements 750GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $39.95 shipped (orig. $100)

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BuyDig offers the WD Elements 750GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (model WDBUZG7500ABK-NESN) for $59.95. Add it to your cart and the price will automatically drop to $39.95 with free shipping, which is $40 below list and $20 below its street price. With most Macs sporting a 500GB or less SSD, you could use this drive to backup your entire system and still have space leftover. WD Elements hard drives are held in high regard by thousands of Amazon reviewers.

With this big hard drive costing just $40, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have a backup of your Mac. Looking for even more data protection? This UPS is at its best price ever.
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Keep your Mac running during a power outage: CyberPower 1000VA/600W LCD UPS $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPSYou’d be hard-pressed to find a computer accessory less sexy than an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). On the flip side, it’d be equally as tough to find another accessory that’s more important. A UPS is equipped with a big battery to keep your computer and other gadgets running during a power outage. It provides enough time for you to save important files, safely eject external hard drives, and power down your system.

Today only, B&H offers the CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS for $74.95 with free expedited shipping. That’s 25% below its typical selling price and the best deal we’ve ever seen. Over 1,800 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Daily Deals: iPad Air 2 $75 off, BenQ 3000L 3D Projector $320, HP 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $35, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

Select Apple iPad Air 2 $424.99-$754.99 (orig. $499.99-$829.99) | Best Buy

Apple iPad Air 2 (64GB, Wi-Fi) 9.7 In Retina DisplayGold, Silver or Space Gray
BenQ  3000L HDMI Smarteco 3D Projector with 10,000 Hour Lamp Life Projector $319.99 (orig. $529) | Sellout.Woot BenQ MX522 XGA 3000L HDMI Smarteco 3D Projector with 10,000 Hour Lamp Life Projector
HP USB 3.0 Flash Drive 128GB $34.99 (orig. $59.99)  | TigerDirect HP x702w USB 3.0 Flash Drive – 128GB, USB 3.0, Integrated Cap Holder
Wireless LED Spotlight with Motion Sensor $15 (orig. $59) | Daily Steals Wireless LED Spotlight with Motion Sensor, Weather Proof and UV Resistant Housing (Choice of Black or White)
Apple Lightning to USB Cable 3.3 ft. 2 Pack $15.99 + $5 shipping (orig $38) | Electronics.Woot Apple Lightning to USB Cable 3.3 ft. - 2 Pack
Lexar JumpDrive S73 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive with 256-Bit AES Encryption $39.99 (orig. $103.99) | Groupon Lexar JumpDrive S73 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive with 256-Bit AES Encryption
Original Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System Portable refurb $89.99 (orig. $399.99) | eBay Original Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System Portable
Apple iPad Air w/ Wi-Fi + 4G Unlocked GSM – 16GB refurb $294 (orig. $529) | A4C ipad-air-silver

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

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Call of Duty Strike Team for iOS/Android drops to its lowest price yet: $2 (Reg. $7)

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Initially launching back in September of 2013, Activision’s Call of Duty: Strike Team for iOS has hit its lowest price ever today on the App Store. Regularly listed at $7, you can grab the first/third person hybrid shooter for just $1.99 today. The Apple Editor’s Choice game has a 4 star rating from 7,079 reviewers.

Android gamers will also find the title on sale over at Google Play for $1.99 as well. Head below for more detials: Read more