General Yesterday

The happiest place on earth is home to iconic theme parks, world class hotels, top-shelf food and, of course, Mickey Mouse. It’s become almost a rite of passage for kids to make a pilgrimage to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, but all of those pixie dust encrusted accommodations and entertainment options can get awfully pricey.

The good news is that there are many ways you can save significant amounts of money throughout your Disney trip. As a former Florida resident and annual passholder, I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count and have spent way too much time on Disney fan boards, as such I’ve learned all the ways to trim your ticket, hotel and food costs. Continue on for a roundup of my top tips to save on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

expand full story

General May 4

General May 3

The only way to ensure an app can withstand malicious attack is to probe the code for weaknesses. You can currently learn these in-demand skills from scratch and pay what you want for nine courses via 9to5toys Specials.

The Ethical Hacker and Pentester Pro Bundle teaches online security through engaging video tutorials. You start by picking up the necessary programming skills, with beginner-friendly courses on Python and Haskell. You can also get started with Lisp language, Scheme, and the popular Python framework that is Django. These courses include lessons on using code for pentesting, but the Ethical Hacking & Certification Training Course provides a complete education in networking, social engineering and hardware hacking. Likewise, Linux System Administration with Python shows you how to use scripts to run tasks, such as scanning networks and performing tests. The Kali Linux Tutorials Course introduces an important pentesting framework.

The final two courses teach object-oriented programming with Scala, and Google’s own Go programming language. You can pay whatever you like for these, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

The courses are usually worth $1,431 put together, and this deal offers lifetime access to streaming all of the content.

9to5mac 

General May 2

PureVPN lets you secure your Wi-Fi connection and keep prying eyes away from your browsing history. It is also the world’s fastest VPN. You can currently get a two-year subscription of PureVPN for $59 via 9to5Toys Specials.

The service works by routing your data through a masking server, which hides your location and IP address — the ID card of your device. This means that no-one (incl. government agencies, Wi-Fi scammers) can track you down, and you can access region-locked content, such as Hulu and iPlayer. PureVPN is known for being speedy, and unlimited bandwidth means you can stream video to your heart’s content. There are over 550 masking servers around the world to choose from, and a single subscription covers five devices. The apps for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android offer one-click setup, and you can install the service on virtually any internet-connected device, including smart TVs and games consoles. All your browsing traffic is encrypted, and PureVPN provides 24/7 support.

Sign up now to save 79% on the regular price for two years’ service.

GOOLOO via Amazon offers its Portable Car Jump Starter Power Bank for $45.99, but if you use the code 7FHPAYCO the price drops to $29.99 Prime shipped. That’s $16 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it at Amazon.

With this charger you don’t have to go under the hood, just plug it into your cigarette lighter and wait 8-10 minutes. Also, it has 2 USB ports for charging your mobile devices and an LED flashlight. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 53 Amazon customers. 

More Accessory Deals:

fitbit-alta-lead

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker (Our review) bundled with a $25 Target Gift Card $130 shipped ($155 Value) | Target

  • GOOLOO Qi 3-Coil Wireless Charging Stand for Qi-Enabled Devices $20 (Reg. $27) | Amazon
    • w/ code  7WS2SQQ7
  • Ecandy Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker with LED Lights $11 (Reg. $16) | Amazon
    •  w/ code : VSOESWMQ
  • GOOLOO Battery Portable 7500mAh Car Jump Starter Power Bank $30 (Orig. $46) | Amazon
    • w/ code 7FHPAYCO
  • Magellan Echo Sports Fitness Watch & Activity Tracker $35 (Orig. $130) | Yugster
  • QFX Sound Burst Portable Bluetooth Speaker $23 (Orig. $30) | Worldwide Stereo

expand full story

General April 29

9to5google 

Sometimes you don’t need to buy the most expensive HDTV you can afford to get the job done. Today at Walmart there are two great deals on full 1080P TVs that shouldn’t break the bank and make excellent second/third TVs for the bedroom, basement, attic or kids’ room.

First up, ProScan’s 42-inch-er at Walmart is $179.99 shipped.  It gets 4/5 stars at Amazon and features:

  •  3 X HDMI, VGA, YPbPr, AV Audio/Video, PC Audio, Headphone, Coaxial, RF
  • Super Slim Design
  • Outstanding Picture Quality
  • Includes Full Function Remote Control. Wall Mount Ready (Mount not included)

Next, we have the Refurbished VIZIO E24-C1 24″ Class 1080p 60Hz Razor LED HDTV and monitor also at Walmart for $89.90 shipped. That’s tied with the lowest price we’ve seen on a 24-inch HDTV from a 1st tier manufacturer and $10 off the regular sale price. It’s also the lowest we could find for any 1080p TV with Smart features that could also be used as a monitor. It has 1 HDMI input, is wall mountable and it comes with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 3,000 Amazon shoppers.

expand full story

General April 28

electrek 

Anker recently released a new high-powered, versatile charger that will likely make its way to the top of everyone’s must-have MacBook and iPad Pro accessories list. The 60W PowerPort+ 5 features one USB-C port with Power Delivery that is capable of pushing 29W (full speed) to Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and four standard USB ports for charging an iPhone, iPad and other devices at up to 2.4A per port. Here’s a look at how you can take advantage of all that power…

expand full story

Spring is now in full swing and there’s no better time to get organized. An easy place to get started with your spring cleaning is in the garage. Whether you are looking to hang all of your tools and rakes or wrangle sports equipment, we’ve put together some of the top choices to help you do just that.

expand full story

General April 27

9to5mac 

General April 26

The Bobine Blackout charging dock has a flexible mount that is perfect for using your Apple device hands-free, or as a second screen. 9to5Toys Specials has the everyday iPhone version for $30 shipped, the in-car iPhone version for $30 shipped, and the Apple Watch version for $18 shipped.

The Blackout hooks up to your regular wall charger, with a bendable jointed-steel cable providing the support. The mount comes with a stabilizer, which sticks onto most flat surfaces to provide an anchor point. The Blackout is MFi certified, and comes with a USB extension cable.

The Blackout Auto Edition is essentially the same mount, except it comes with two stabilizing clips for your car’s dashboard. It means you can easily use GPS and handsfree calling while charging your iPhone via any in-car USB charger.

Bobine also produces an Apple Watch stand, which has an unpainted steel finish and a slot for your magnetic charging cable. The mount can be coiled to make a freestanding charging point, or used with the provided stabilizers in your car.

You can order the iPhone Blackout or Auto Edition to save 25% off MSRP, while the Apple Watch stand has 27% off — all with free shipping.

General April 25

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to find something special to give mom. Whether she is a jewelry lover, homebody, fashionista or gym rat, we’ve rounded up the top gifts for your mom this holiday. Instead of getting her flowers yet again, try one of these picks.

expand full story

9to5google 

General April 23

Amazon and Best Buy both offer the GoPro Hero+ waterproof Wifi camera today for $227.99 with free shipping. That’s $72 or 24% off of retail price of this 4.3/5 Amazon star-rated action camera with touch display. Features:

  • HERO+ LCD Camera with Built-in Touch Display
  • Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video with built-in video trimming, SuperView, Auto Low Light, HI Light Tag and Quick Capture
  • Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote1 to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Durable + Waterproof to 131′ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions

Note, Amazon also offers a Starter Bundle with extra battery and 32GB SD Card for $255 expand full story

General April 21

There is no better tablet deal out there than the Kindle Fire 7-inch IPS display tablet for $49.99 shipped. Sure it is all baseline specs, the front and back cameras aren’t amazing and it only has 8GB of storage. It runs FireOS instead of Google’s full Android which isn’t a bad thing if you don’t need Google’s apps.

But that doesn’t mean it still isn’t a great consumption machine for $50 (or 6 pack for $250!). You get Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime videos and music. Tons of Appstore apps and Amazon’s best selection of eBooks on the planet.  Amazon also offers a free paid app every day.

Today Amazon gives more options to those in the $50 tablet market. Besides black, you can grab the playful magenta, blue, and tangerine colors and for $20 more you can get a 16GB option (also available on the ruggedized kids version w/2 year garantee)

Customers can now choose between three new colors: magenta, blue, and tangerine, as well as black—and still for only $49.99. Fire is also available with 16 GB of internal storage for only $69.99.

Also starting today, Fire Kids Edition, the tablet built from the ground up for kids (and their parents), is available with a new green kid-proof case (already available in pink or blue) and with 16 GB of internal storage for $119.99. Fire Kids Edition with 8 GB of internal storage will continue to be available for only $99.99.

I’ll be honest, I like the colors but I’m not sure I’m in on a 40% increase in price for 8GB of storage. The Kindle Fire also has MicroSD storage which means you can certainly store your media more cheaply with a MicroSD card.  That same $20 buys you a 64GB MicroSD card that you can also throw into a GoPro, Raspberry Pi or Android phone. expand full story

General April 19

Just this morning Apple refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with a faster processor and improved battery life. Whether you’re springing for the new models released today or going refurbished, you’ll likely need a few key accessories to round out your setup. While the MacBook has an attractive thin design, it comes at the cost of a single USB-C port. Additionally, it can be a tough sell as an everyday machine without some external input devices. Head below for a roundup of some of our favorite accessories for the 12-inch MacBook.

expand full story

electrek 

General April 18

From today, Amazon is finally allowing customers interested in its Prime features to subscribe on a monthly basis. For $8.99 per month, users can now buy Amazon Prime Video on a month-by-month plan. A monthly plan including Prime Video, 2-day shipping and more is also available for $10.99 per month.

However, whilst these new offerings are attractive and accessible to more people, they do not represent a good deal. In fact, subscribing to Amazon’s new monthly options is significantly more expensive …

expand full story

General April 14

Learning your way around the kitchen can be a daunting task for some people, but having the right tools can go a long way in making it simpler. A lot of the kitchen tools on the market today can make your meals come together faster and more importantly, come out tastier. There are so many expensive kitchen items out there it can be easy to forget that some of the best don’t have to break the bank…

expand full story

TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).

With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.

Get 15% off TarDisk – 128GB $126.65 (Reg. $149) or 256GB $339.15 (Reg. $399)

expand full story

General April 13

9to5mac 

General April 12

Update: Amazon also offers a similar BGE90M model (4.4/5 stars) but with more power (70WH vs. 90WH) and 2 USB ports as well as the three outlets for $24.99 Prime shipped. This is especially useful if you also need to keep a phone or tablet running too during an unexpected outage.

Amazon offers the APC Back-UPS Connect Model BGE70 3-outlet Home Network Uninterruptible Power Supply for $19.99 Prime shipped. While it is currently out of stock, you can still order now, lock it in at this price and you won’t be charged until it ships. Today’s deal is a match to previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for this UPS.

It allows you to keep your cable/DSL/Fiber modem and Wifi router online during a power outage for up to three hours. It has 3 separate outlets, a 5 foot cable and includes a 3-year warranty. Rated 4.4/5 stars from 290 Amazon shoppers.

expand full story

In what the company is calling the “world’s first USB-C sport earphone with noise cancellation and adaptive noise control,” JBL has today announced a pair of earbuds alongside the HTC 10 that are powered completely by the new USB Type-C standard…

expand full story

Submit a Tip

cancel

Submitting a tip constitutes permission to publish and syndicate. Please view our tips policy or see all contact options.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 51,156 other followers