Save 30% on an AppleCare Protection Plan for your 13 or 15-inch MacBook

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Even the biggest critics of warrantees generally agree that AppleCare for Macs is a worthwhile investment if you have the room in your budget. In fact, it consistently pummels competition in Consumer Reports’ yearly tech support survey.

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AppleCare for Macs extends the original 1-year hardware and 90-day phone support to 3-years. This is extremely valuable for Mac owners since these beautiful laptops are nearly impossible to repair for the average consumer and out-of-pocket repairs are extremely costly from Apple. Unfortunately, it does not cover accidental damage to your Mac, but one repair instance is likely to pay for the upfront cost of the plan.

Unlike iPhone and iPad AppleCare Protection Plans, it can be added to any Mac within 1-year of purchase. Each standalone AppleCare box will include a code that you can register online to your Mac’s serial number.

Here’s where to save 30% on AppleCare for 13 and 15-inch MacBooks, which is less than Apple’s .edu pricing: Read more

Mac graphics editing app Pixelmator drops to $16, down from $30

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Pixelmator for Mac has dropped to $15.99, which is nearly 50% below its typical selling price and within $1 of the lowest deal we’ve ever seen.

This Apple Design Award winning app is a “full-featured and powerful image editing app” that “let['s] you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions amazingly simple.” It’s currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,056 App Store reviewers.

Start to learn the ins and outs of Pixelmator by catching up on these free video tutorials.

Head below for a full list of the tools and effects packed in Pixelmator.

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Apple Macbook Air 11.6-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB refurb $500 shipped (Orig. $1,200)

Apple Macbook Air 11.6 Inch 128GB Unibody Laptop w: Core i5 Processor & OSX 10.9Update (7/8 11:25am): Back in stock!

Daily Steals via eBay has the refurbished Apple Macbook Air 11.6 Inch 128GB Unibody Laptop w/ Core i5 Processor & OSX 10.9 for only $499.99 with free shipping. That’s 58% off the list price and the lowest we could find for it.

This Macbook Air has the following features:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with 3 MB shared L3 cache
  • 11.6-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution
  • 128GB flash memory storage
  • 4 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3; maximum capacity)
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Two USB 2.0 ports with networking using optional Apple USB Ethernet adapter
  • Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution
  • Full-size keyboard with backlighting
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control
  • Up to 5 hours of wireless productivity plus up to 30 days of standby time

Daily Steals has received a 98.7% positive feedback rating from shoppers and they supply a 90-Day warranty on this Macbook.  Read more

Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi $400 shipped (Reg. $499), iPad mini w/ Retina display 32GB WiFi $430 shipped (Reg. $499)

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Update (6/18 8:00am): The original listing for the iPad Air has sold out, but has been re-listed.

Blutek USA via eBay Daily Deals offers a 16GB iPad Air WiFi for $399.99 with free shipping. That’s $99 below list and the best price we have ever seen for Apple’s newest full-size tablet. It features an ‘impossibly thin’ unibody design, a beautiful 2048 x 1536 Retina display, and blazing fast A7 chip so you can multitask with ease.

Buy with confidence, Blutek USA is a Top-Rated Plus seller with a feedback rating of 99.3%.

Looking for Apple’s pint-size tablet? Altatac (also a Top-Rated Plus seller) via eBay Daily Deals has a 32GB iPad mini with Retina display WiFi for $429.99 shipped, which is $69 under its retail price. Students can get a similar deal from Best Buy.
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Best Buy slashes $100 off new MacBook Air, deals as low as $650 with .EDU email

best-buy-macbook-air-dealThroughout this week, Best Buy has made each of the four standard configuration 2014 MacBook Air models available at a $100 discount. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $150, which drops the entry level 11-inch model down to a staggering $650 with free shipping. There’s also an upgraded 11-inch and two 13-inch models starting at $899.99 (or $750 w/ .edu).

All you have to do to take advantage of the .edu discount is head to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code. If you don’t have access to a .edu email then we suggest being very nice to your friends that do ;).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 11.6-inch (MD711LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $799.99 or $649.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $899)
  • 11.6-inch (MD712LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $999.99 or $849.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,099)
  • 13.3-inch (MD760LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $899.99 or $749.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $999)
  • 13.3-inch (MD761LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $1,099.99 or $949.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,199)

There’s also a $50 iPad discount for .edu customers, which right now yields a Retina iPad mini starting at $329.99. That’s the lowest price we have ever seen for Apple’s newest 7-inch tablet.
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New Best Buy .edu deals crush Apple’s iPad student pricing

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Less than two weeks ago, Apple began offering its education customers modest iPad discounts, but now Best Buy has stepped up and basically made them irrelevant. The new Best Buy student deals that launched yesterday extend a $50 discount to all iPad Air and Retina iPad mini models, which is up to two and a half times as much as Apple’s edu pricing.

You’ll need to furnish a .edu email address to qualify for these Best Buy discounts, but once you receive your unique coupon code you can choose to make your purchase online or at any retail location. Of course, we recommend following us closely to stay up with all the best iPad deals, but if there aren’t any current deals and you’re in desperate need of an iPad, then Best Buy’s edu pricing is likely your best bet.

Other promotions include $150 off Macs and 30% off Incase MacBook accessories.

Check out the full list of our iPad deals we found today.
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Free $100 gift card w/ iPad (4th generation) purchase at Walmart stores

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Walmart is bundling 4th generation full-size iPads with a free $100 gift card until June 15th and since Walmart sells everything from groceries to furniture, the gift card is as good as cash for most people.

A 16GB WiFi iPad becomes just $299 when you take into account the free gift card. According to the marketing materials we’ve received, over a dozen 4th gen. iPads qualify for this promo. The gift card can only be used towards a future purchase and the ad warns that quantities are limited. Here’s the product listing for reference, but you’ll have to trek out to a Walmart store to make your purchase.

It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, A6X chip, and a Lightning connector.

Looking for an iPad mini? Target still has the first generation model for $199.

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Target stores set to knock 33% off iPad mini this Sunday, get one for $199

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Beginning this Sunday, June 8th, Target stores are reportedly planning one of the best iPad deals we’ve seen since Black Friday. According to an early ad scan obtained by the Times Union blog, Target will offer the first generation iPad mini for just $199. To put this deal in perspective you must consider that just yesterday Apple dropped its refurbished price for the same model down to $219 and we considered that a slam dunk deal.

Originally released in fall of 2012, the iPad mini is still apart of Apple’s current iPad lineup and will receive iOS 8 later this year. It features a 7.9-inch LED-backlist display, dual-core A5 chip, and up to 10-hours of battery life.

The ad warns that only limited quantities are available so we would highly recommend getting to your local Target store before it opens.

Get ready for your new iPad mini by saving 70% on a ZAGG backlit keyboard case.

Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi (1st gen) $240 shipped (Reg. $299)

Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi 7.9%22 Display LED Backlit Multi Touch Tablet (1st gen)eBay has the 16GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi (1st gen.) for only $239.99 shipped. That’s $90 off the original list price, $43 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find.

It has a 7.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display with a 1024-by-768 Max resolution. It comes with iOS 6 and has the Dual-Core A5 Chip. It comes equipped with a 5MP iSight Camera and has 1080p HD video recording. It also carries up to 10 hours of battery life and weighs only 0.68 lbs.

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iPad Deals: iPad Air 64GB WiFi $580 (Reg. $699), free $50 Target gift card w/ iPad Air, Retina iPad mini $369 plus $20 Target GC

ipad-air-deal-9to5toysUpdate (6/2 2pm): Walmart has the Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi (Space Gray or White) for only $249 (Reg. $269) for in-store pickup only

Update (6/2 11:30am): Altatac (Top Rated Plus seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers a 64GB iPad Air WiFi for $579.99 shipped (Reg. $699)

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Target offers free gift cards with the purchase of select iPads this week. If you pick up an iPad Air you will receive a $50 Target gift card, or a $20 card with a Retina iPad mini (which is already $30 below list). Target also has buy one, get one 30% off iTunes gift cards. Also, Red cardholders get an extra 5% off each item mentioned above from Target.

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