Drive Genius 4 the award-winning app for maintaining & repairing your Mac: $50 (Orig. $99)

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Your Mac’s hard drive is where much of your digital life is stored. The award-winning Drive Genius 4 is designed to keep it running smoothly and repair any mishaps. You can currently get it at 9to5Toys Specials for $50.

With so many files to keep in order, it isn’t surprising that OS X misplaces stuff once in a while. Drive Genius lets you repair those file errors and weed out duplicates to improve performance, all while looking out for any future hiccups. This includes assessing hardware health and checking for corrupted files, and it alerts you to anything it finds.

You can also use the app to create a bootable secondary hard drive for emergency use, and customize the appearance of drives and folders for easier recognition. Drive Genius offers the features of apps twice its price (I’m looking at you, DiskWarrior), and it is standard issue for Apple Geniuses.

  • Optimize and speed up your Mac for maximum performance
  • Alerts you to problems before they escalate into major issues
  • Find large files and duplicates; delete ones you don’t need
  • Set custom icons to make drive identification easier
  • Check for hardware related problems
  • BootWell feature lets you create a bootable secondary drive for easy repairs
  • Check for possible file and folder corruption to prevent data loss
  • Repair most kinds of logical file and folder errors

Order Drive Genius now to grab 49% off the standard price.

Bonus deals: 9to5Toys Specials currently has 59% off Wondershare PDFelement, a full-featured OCR app, and 86% off  NetSpot Pro, which lets you optimize your Wi-Fi networks.

Livescribe announces new Echo Smartpen Pro Edition with 8GB of storage

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Livescribe’s smartpens are not a new product in the world of technology accessories. The first model launched a few years ago but today the company is back with an update to one of its most popular pens. This new device, the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, has increased storage and features to match other more recent products from Livescribe. Head below for all the details and pricing.  Read more

Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service is here and Prime members can order their first button today

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It was back in the Spring that we first detailed Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service, which seemed like a joke at the time given its April 1st timing. Turns out it wasn’t and today those little push button devices that automatically order more home goods are now available. If you have the over/under on the price at $3 for these, you might be surprised.  Read more

Home: 2-pack Philips Electric Toothbrushes $100 (Orig. $137+), Dyson Upright Vac (refurb) $205 (Orig. $500), more

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Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a 2-pack of Philips Sonicare Easy Clean Electric Toothbrushes (HX6552/75) for $99.99 shipped. That’s about $70 under some bloated third party listings, $37 below Amazon’s original listing, and the best price we can find.

These brushes feature patented Sonic tech that can deliver “up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute”, your basic two-minute timer, and more. Perfect solution for couples or if you need one for the office/cottage etc., this package comes with two brushes, 2 heads, 2 travel chargers and a pair of cases. They have received a 4.7/5 star rating from nearly 20 Amazon customers.

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The official Dyson eBay Store has the manufacturer refurbished Dyson DC50 Animal Bagless Upright Compact Vacuum for $204.99 shipped. That’s nearly $300 under the original new listing, $178 under Amazon’s new price and within $5 of the lowest we have seen on this particular model refurbished from Dyson.

Dyson’s 2 Tier Radial Cyclone tech chews up animal hair on just about any surface. It ships with tangle, combo and stair tools, and can be carried around the house pretty easily at only 11.6 pounds. Expect a 6 Month Dyson Warranty and then another 2.5 Years thru ABC Vacuum Warehouse (valid within US only). The DC50 has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 400 Amazon customers. We also still have a nice deal on the Dyson DC56 Handheld Vacuum in White/Iron for $75 (Reg. $160+ new).

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Logitech $20 off $49: MX Master Wireless Mouse $80 shipped (Reg. $100), gaming accessories, more

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Logitech is celebrating all those kids going back-to-school by offering a $20 voucher for purchases of $49 or more. All you have to do is visit this page and choose between “work hard” or “play hard” (don’t worry, they are the same) and fill out the form that pops up. You’ll be given a promo code on the next screen that you can use until 8/31/2015. Free shipping is available on orders of $49+. Full terms and conditions below.

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This voucher will deliver some nice discounts on Logitech accessories for your Mac, PC or entertainment center and more. We recommend taking a look at the MX Master mouse, which drops to $79.99 shipped after the promo code is applied. That’s 20% off the regular price/Amazon, $7 less than our previous mention and lowest we’ve seen it go for.

A number of us at 9to5Toys use this mouse, it has a great ergonomic design and customizable buttons for easy access to apps, expose and other features. Amazon customers rate this product 3.9/5 stars.

Other deals include:

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PUMA Private Sale up to 75% off: Ferrari Pedale Grid Men’s Shoes $60 (Reg. $100), hoodies, running gear, much more

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PUMA is currently running its Private Sale, offering up to 75% off clothes and shoes for men, women and kids. It’s back-to-school time and this is the promotion that will ensure that everyone will be looking good for the first day. Free shipping is available on orders of $75+.

Be certain that you are looking fresh with a new pair of PUMA kicks. They have something for everyone with classic styling and bright colors. Our favorite pair of shoes come way of Ferrari’s partnership with PUMA: the Pedale Grid for men are available in multiple colors for $60. These shoes regularly go for $100. You’ll be impressing everyone with the Ferrari styling and classic colors.

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More favorites for Men from PUMA:

Other current fashion promotions:

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LEGO iOS sale: Movie Video Game hits lowest price ever, Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter $1 ea. (Reg. $5), more

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Late yesterday afternoon, The LEGO Movie Video Game for iOS hit its lowest price ever and now we are seeing a few other notable LEGO iOS deals popping up on the App Store.

Regularly listed at $5, you can download The LEGO Movie Video Game to all of your iOS devices for $0.99. Not only is this the lowest price we have seen, but the first price drop period since it released back in January of this year.

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Here are the rest of today’s iOS LEGO deals. All of which are matching the lowest we’ve seen them go for:

You can find the rest of today’s iOS deals in this morning’s roundup including the best price ever on Worms3, and be sure to hit up Apple’s massive $0.99 app sale. You also might want to check out the Best Buy “buy 2 games get $45 off” sale, which yields the best price ever on LEGO Jurassic World and this LEGO Architect book that shows you how to build exact replicas of famous buildings and homes. Read more

Games/Apps: Worms3 goes free for the first time, Dual Xbox One controller charging system $20, freebies, more

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Update (7/29 3:55pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Worms3 for iOS has now gone free for the very first time. It is regularly listed at $5 and has never before gone free on the App Store. We also have deals on a number of other Worms titles, all of which matching the lowest prices we have seen. You can find all the details below the fold.

We have some notable deals on gaming hardware and accessories today courtesy of Amazon and eBay for Mac, Xbox One, PC and more. All of which are the best current prices we can find:

As for console gaming, Amazon is offering The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60, current best price). While we have seen it for less in a very limited Best Buy deal that ended within hours, and the Xbox One version for $45, this is the current best price available on a possible game of the year contender. You’ll also find the Halo Master Chief Xbox One bundle with an extra controller and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag for $349 shipped right now on Amazon (current best value).

Down below you’ll find today’s Mac/iOS deals including ReadKit, ProCam 2 and more Worms! 

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player + $10 Amazon gift card: $30 Prime shipped ($45 value)

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Amazon is throwing in a free $10 gift card with the purchase of a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for $29.99 Prime shipped. This combo carries a street value of $45 since the Chromecast usually sells for $35 by itself. Assuming you use the credit, today’s deal nets you the best HDMI streaming player for an effective price of just $20. Prime members (free trial) receive free 2-day shipping, while all other buyers will need to spend $35 or more to lock-in free standard shipping. To qualify for this deal you’ll need to add the Chromecast and $10 gift card to your cart via this promo page.

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Chromecast streams Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus and tons of other apps to your TV over Wi-Fi using your iOS/Android device or laptop. Get even more value out of your Chromecast by taking advantage of special offers like a free Google Play movie rental. It’s rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 35,264 Amazon reviewers.

Other retailers are also discounting Chromecast: Buy two and save $15 at Google Play or Best Buy, $20 for refurbished at Groupon. Read more

iOrange 6.6-foot MFi Lightning cable w/ LED indicator $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

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Update (7/29 5:20pm): It looks like the black and silver iOrange cables are back in stock. Grab ’em while you can.

Every Boutique via Amazon is offering the iOrange-E 6.6-foot Lightning cable with LED status indicator for $11.99 Prime shipped when using code L2OUQ59X at checkout. That’s $4 under the usual listing and the best we can find. Features include:

  • Built-in LED status indicator, glows red while charging and glows green once it was going to fully charged or the current lower than 700mAh.
  • Flat design, tangle free, and is not easily knot and convenient to carry, with the high quality aluminum housing connectors, feeling sturdy, durable and elegant.

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The LEGO Architect shows you how to build exact replicas of famous buildings and homes

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With near certainty I can assume that most of you set out at one point or another to recreate a building with LEGO. I can also assume that it didn’t look quite right. Well, now is the time to redeem yourself. A new book, called The LEGO Architect, is on its way to detail how to build some of the most well-known buildings in the world out of those infamous plastic blocks.

We’re talking step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Lever House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House and many more. Head below for more details on other house designs, LEGO sets for this book and pre-ordering.  Read more