App Store Amazing Apps & Games for $1 ea: Living Earth, Cut the Rope 2, Alto’s Adventure, TMNT Rooftop Run, more

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Apple has kicked off another notable app sale on the App Store. While many of which have already appeared in our daily roundups, the Amazing Apps & Games sale brings together a number of popular titles for just $0.99 each.

Some of the best options in the sale include Living Earth, Cut the Rope 2, KAMI, Alto’s Adventure, Weather Live, Procreate Pocket, TMNT Rooftop Run, Enlight and many more. All of which are either matching or beating the lowest price we have seen them go for on the App Store. Just the above mentioned apps alone combine for a 4+ star rating from nearly 50,000 reviewers.

Be sure to check out this week’s new free app, the new Retro Freak classic gaming console, the Bloxels game creation pad, and our latest games/apps round up for all the best deals across every platform. Read more

Gift cards up to 20% off: Sears, GILT, Cold Stone Creamery, iTunes, more

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Update (5/27 1:20pm): The below Staples gift card deal is live again.

We have a number of discounted gift cards today on eBay courtesy of PayPal. First up is Staples. You can grab three $25 gift cards for just $64.98. Add 3 to your cart and a $10 discount will automatically be applied. That’s nearly 14% off the wide selection of electronics, home products, Apple devices and just about everything else the national retailer has to offer.

As usual, they can’t be redeemed for cash and no more than 5 cards can be applied to the same purchase. A valid PayPal account is required to purchases these cards.

Head below for more discounted gift cards and be sure to grab these discounted iTunes gift cards while you still have a chance:

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1Password secure password manager app for Mac drops to $28 (Reg. $50)

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Update (5/22 10:35am): AgileBits is now offering 1Password for Mac down at just $27.99 via its own site using code MacPowerUsers during checkout. That’s within $3 of the lowest it’s ever been, and the best price we have seen in over a year. While you will get updates faster buying it direct from Agile, there is no iCloud syncing with this version. However, it does support Dropbox, which syncs across platforms (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) and allows you to access your 1Password data through a web browser.

1Password, arguably the most popular and highest rated password manager app available for your Mac, is on sale today. Regularly listed at $49.99, you can pickup the secure password app for $34.99. While not the lowest it has been, that’s matching the best price we have seen on the app in over a year.

If you have ever been worried about not having strong passwords, or just about having to remember them all, this App Store Best of 2014 winner has you covered:

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single click. It’s the best way to stay secure and the fastest way to use the web.

Mac: 1Password: $35 (Reg. $50)

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale up to 40% off Burberry, Lacoste, Under Armour, more: polos from $25, leather wallet $20, more

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On a day-to-day basis you’re not going to find very many deals at Nordstrom. This high-end retailer is known for selling pricey clothes and accessories from brands such as Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, Brooks Brothers, Marc Jacobs and hundreds of others. However, if you strike at the right time you can save some serious cash.

Earlier this morning Nordstrom kicked off its Half-Yearly Sale that extends discounts of up to 40% to a huge variety of its inventory. You’re not going to score bargain basement pricing on top-tier brands — that just isn’t realistic. But if you stick to some of our top picks it’ll definitely cost you significant less to refresh your wardrobe.

Nordstrom also offers some less expensive brands including Under Armour, Adidas, North Face, as well as its own in-house garb. So there should be something for everyone in this sale:

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Now any Xbox One can receive over-the-air HD channels with this new bundle from Microsoft

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We’ve already established that Xbox One is making the strongest push to manage and supply all your digital entertainment content at home. So far, it has done a pretty good job of bringing together all of the top services. This includes Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu Plus, as well as support for cable or satellite services directly integrated into the Xbox One via its HDMI inputs.

After being teased back in back early April, Microsoft has now made over-the-air antenna compatibility available to all Xbox One owners in the United States and Canada. Although it requires a hardware add-on, the Washington-based company has paired with one of the top antenna manufacturers to build a bundle specifically designed for the Xbox One.  Read more

Apple is now selling various refurbished iPad Air 2 models on its online store

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Nearly 7 months after its original release date, iPad Air 2 has finally made its way to Apple’s online Refurbished Store. Prices start at $419 (Reg. $499) for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and go all the way up to $689 (Reg. $829) for a fully-loaded 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. As of right now there are a lot of different models available in each color (Gold, Silver, Space Gray), but that can change quickly as Apple’s refurbished inventory is extremely limited.

These are decent prices if you need an iPad Air 2 right now, but we regularly track better prices for brand new units: Read more

OtterBox iPhone 6/Plus Defender Series case in black from $25 shipped (Orig. up to $60), more

After seeing a number of iPhone 6/Plus OtterBox cases go on sale at Amazon late last week, today we spotted the iPhone 6 Plus Defender Series case in black for $32.99. It ships free for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s nearly 50% off the original $60 price tag, a few cents under the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find on the 6 Plus Defender in black.

Designed specifically to keep your 6 Plus safe and sound, it features 3-layer polycarbonate shell protection and can withstand “drops, bumps and shock”. The Defender has a built-in screen protector, port covers to keep debris and dust out while still being accessible, and comes with a belt holster that doubles as a kickstand. This model has a 4.1/5 star rating from over 1,700 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for the smaller version, Tanga is offering the iPhone 6 Defender series case for $24.99 shipped, which is more than $10 under Amazon and the best price we can find. It has the same features and specs as the 6 Plus model. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 4,000 Amazon customers.

Be sure to take a look at our previous roundup for more iPhone 6 Plus color options, the OtterBox Commuter series from $21 Prime shipped and some iPhone 6 cases. Read more

Lumsing Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $16 (Reg. $24), 4-port 4.2A USB wall charger $9 (Reg. $13)

Lumsing PioneerATC LLC via Amazon offers the Lumsing Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $23.99. However, when you use the code: FVHQI5TJ the price drops to only $15.99 Prime shipped. That’s $8 off the already low sale price, $4 off our previous mention, and the lowest we’ve seen. It works with any Bluetooth enabled device and can also connect via an AUX connection in the back. The battery can last up to 25 hours of playtime.

We reviewed this speaker and found it to have a great battery life and sound quality much better than its price tag. It also received 4.2/5 stars from Amazon customers.Lumsing® 21W 4-Port 5V 4.2A USB Wall Charger Portable Travel Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy HTC Motorola and Other USB-charged Devices

Also from Lumsing via Amazon is the Portable 4-Port USB Wall Charger for $12.99. When you enter the coupon code: CX7EUVEH the price drops to only $8.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the regular price and the lowest it’s been sold for. This highly rated easy to carry charger has a 4.2A output that “effectively meets the needs of different charging devices”. It comes in grey, orange or blue.

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Samsung Solid State Drives: 850 EVO 250GB $90 (Reg. $100+), 850 Pro 512GB $239 (Reg. $300)

samsung-850-evo-1tbRakuten offers the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $129.99, but using code SAMSUNG40 will drop your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $10 below Amazon, and the best price we can find.

This 2.5-inch SSD is a great way to get some new life out of your again machines with SATA 6Gb/s and speeds 540 MB/s up and 520 MB/s down. It ships with a 5 year warranty, is the best selling SSD on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,075.

Amazon has the 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $239 shipped. That’s more than $150 under the original price tag, about $60 under the average selling price and the best we can find.

While as you can see by its ratings, the above 250GB option is more than capable of speeding up your older devices and offering significantly faster boot times, this 850 Pro is specifically designed for “professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers” that need the extra kick. Samsung says it “enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds”. The Pro also ships with double the warranty time at 10 full years and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,000 customers. Read more

Two SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Powered Speakers: $349 ($398 value)

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Update (5/18 12:30pm): Amazon has matched this pricing on the SONOS PLAY:1 two room starter kit for $349 with free shipping.

Crutchfield is making it easier than ever to get into the world of wireless whole home audio. The online retailer is offering two SONOS PLAY:1 speakers in white or black for $349 shipped. These regularly go for $199 individually and today’s deal delivers a savings of roughly $25 per speaker. This is within a few dollars of the best price we’ve seen for an individual PLAY:1 and the lowest current offer. Crutchfield’s excellent service and support are an added bonus to this deal.

These speakers are widely respected by consumers as an excellent bridge into the SONOS ecosystem. The PLAY:1’s feature two class D tuned amplifiers, one 3.5″ mid-woofer and a tweeter. The humidity-resistant design allows for the speaker to be placed in a bathroom or outside on humid days. With access to a variety of music sources, such as Spotify, Pandora and Beats Music, the PLAY:1 is a solid option for starting a whole home wireless music system.

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Father’s Day Deals – Black & Decker Tools extra $10 off $50: Cordless 20V MAX Drill $45, much more

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We’re just about a month away from Father’s Day. Now’s the time to start looking for deals so you can nab the perfect gift for your dad. Otherwise, you know you’re just going to end up procrastinating and getting something overpriced that your dad doesn’t even like. Amazon has a couple promos that’ll bail you out this year. Most notably, you can save an extra $10 when you spend $50 or more on select Black & Decker power tools, power tool accessories, outdoor power equipment, and floor care products. All told, there are more than 300 items to choose from.

Our top pick from the lot is the Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver (shown above). It’s currently priced at $54.99 but drops to $44.99 shipped once the Father’s Day discount gets (automatically) applied during checkout. That’s 25% below its regular price and within $0.99 of the lowest price we’ve ever seen. This compact drill features an 11 position clutch, a LED work light, variable speed and “delivers 0-to-650 revolutions-per-minute and 115 inches-per-pund of torque.” More than 1,050 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

More deals using B&D $10 off $50 promo:

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OtterBox iPhone 6/Plus Symmetry Series Case in black from $22 Prime shipped (Orig. $40), more

Update (5/18 7:50am): Amazon is now offering the OtterBox iPhone 6 Plus Case Commuter Series case in black for $21.38 Prime shipped (Orig. $45, best we can find).

Amazon is offering the OtterBox iPhone 6 Symmetry Series Case for $24.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $15 under the original $40 price tag, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find.

It features a raised beveled edge to protect iPhone’s display, dual material construction  to “absorbs shock and withstands drops” and a simple installation. It ships with a one year warranty and received a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 1,000 Amazon customers.

More discounted iPhone 6 protective cases at Amazon, all of which come with free shipping for Prime members as well:

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