Free PS Plus Games for July: Styx Master of Shadows, Rocket League, more

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Sony has announced its free games for PlayStation Plus members during the month of July. It’s shaping up to be a big month with four free games on PS4 across a variety of genres plus others on PS3 and Vita. Free PS Plus games are released on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so unfortunately you’ll have to wait until July 7th to get your hands on these freebies.

Head below for all the details on which games are going free… Read more

Olloclip’s new Kickstarter project delivers a customized photography setup for your iPhone 6/Plus

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Olloclip is back on Kickstarter today with a new campaign for its iPhone 6/Plus case and accessory system called Studio. This new case creates a customizable photography system for your iPhone that enables users to add accessories and achieve just the right setup for capturing images or videos.

We have the full details below plus a deal on an alternative to Olloclip’s popular lenses. Read more

Four magazine subs for $16: Wired, Dwell, GQ, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, many more

We have teamed up with DiscountMags to offer one of the best overall magazine sales yet this year. You can grab any 4 magazines in the sale for $16 including many that very rarely dip below $5 a year, like Wired, Dwell, ESPN, Rolling Stone, GQ, Architectural Digest and more. But the prices get even lower when you add more mags to your bundle: Read more

Review: MPOW’s pocketable iStick is the best Bluetooth selfie stick you can buy

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Update (7/2 11:55am): Amazon’s Gold Box deal has now expired. The iStick is currently priced at $19.99 + $2.54 shipping.

Update (7/1 3:50pm): Amazon has discounted the Mpow Selfie Stick even further. It’s now just $10.50 Prime shipped.

You can’t take them to Disney but they seem to be everywhere else. Selfie sticks. I think we’ve found the best and the best price in MPOW’s iStick.

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Mpow gave me their iStick Selfie stick last month and I’ve used it with a number of phones big and small. On the small side, I’ve tried the Moto E and iPhone 4s without a case. But the stick expands so big that it can take small tablets like the Samsung Mega. It is strong enough to hold an iPhone 6 with a big battery case (see image, top). The fit is tight and it can be swung around pretty violently without losing its grip on your device.

More importantly, it is designed so that when the phone isn’t attached, it can flip around and fit in your pocket when the telescoping arm is closed (so maybe you CAN sneak it into Disney World!). This is the big differentiator.

The Bluetooth connectivity is easy to set up on both iOS and Android and it easily connects to multiple devices. Once connected, a thumb push on the button snaps a picture using the phone’s native camera or 3rd party camera app.

The iStick includes a wrist strap to help prevent droppage and has 3 different color microUSB charging ports if you want to differentiate.

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The only downside? It is a selfie stick. Call it a Mono-pod if you can’t bear it.

Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box has the iStick for $13.99 Prime shipped which is such a good deal, you’ll want to buy one for everyone you know that wants to take selfies.

For other styles, check out our roundup of the best selfie sticks for your iPhone.

Halo Spartan Strike for iOS gets its very first price drop: $3 (Reg. $6)

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Microsoft is now offering Halo: Spartan Strike on iOS for 50% off. It is regularly listed at $5.99, but today you can grab it on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for just $2.99. Not only is the lowest we have ever seen on the official mobile Halo title, it is the very first discount since the game released back in mid-April.

Head below for more details and gameplay footage for this twin stick-style shooter: Read more

Google partners with Yubico to offer 50% off its two-factor authentication USB thumb drive: $9 (Reg. $18)

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Google has announced that it is partnering with Yubico, makers of USB and wireless security technologies, to offer 50% off its U2F security key for eligible Google for Work customers. These small USB thumb drives provide an alternative to two-step authentication which typically relies on SMS messages or Google’s Authentication app. Yubico’s U2F security key regularly retails for $18. Eligible Google accounts can receive a 50% discount, dropping the final price to $9. Visit this page to check to see if you’re eligible for the discount.

This new security option was first introduced by Google back in the fall of last year. Yubico’s thumb drive uses the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol to deliver authentication. By plugging the USB drive into your computer, Google Chrome can recognize the device and login to services such as Google Work. Since Yubico and Google use the U2F protocol, additional services can also utilize this service for two-factor authentication as well.

Full details below. Read more

Leaked ad reveals Target’s plans to offer iPhone 6/Plus as low as $130 w/ 2-yr contract, iPad Air 2 for $359, more

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Target is about to serve up a couple of stellar Apple deals on a silver platter. Starting this Sunday, July 5th, Target will discount iPhone 6/Plus 16GB by $69, bringing prices down to $129.99 and $229.99 when purchased on a 2-year contract. Keep in mind availability may be hit or miss for this option since carriers are slowly putting it out to pasture.

Customers who buy Apple’s latest smartphones on an installment plan will get a free $150 gift card.

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Also, iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi in silver or gold will be on sale for $399. An additional 10% discount via Target’s Cartwheel app brings the price down even further to $359.10, which is nearly $140 below MSRP.

REDcard holders save an additional 5% on all deals.

All of this information has been gleaned from a leaked copy of Target’s upcoming weekly ad. As such, the final deals may vary when they go live. Head below for a full look at the leaked ad: Read more

Apple is giving away free downloads of iOS cooking app Green Kitchen ($5 value)

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Every now and then Apple updates its Apple Store App with a new iOS freebie. This time Apple is giving away free downloads of Green Kitchen, a healthy vegetarian recipes app that is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It’s currently listed at $4.99 on the App Store and has never been free before.

In order to get this app for free you must do the following: Read more

Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones in multiple colors: $140 shipped (Reg. $200)

What better way to celebrate the official launch of Beats1 than to tune-in with a new pair of Beats by Dre headphones. Staples is taking up to $100 off select Beats audio products. The best deal from the lot is the Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $139.95 with free shipping. Regularly priced at $200, this is the best deal we’ve ever seen for these headphones by $10. Choose from black, red or pink/grey models.

With wireless Bluetooth connectivity, IPX-4 sweat- and water-resistance rating, and flexible ear hooks, Powerbeats2 are built for workouts. Expect up to 6 hours of battery life, but if you notice they are dead right before a workout you can use a 15-minute quick charge to gain an extra hour of playback.

Compatible with Apple Watch, iPhone, select iPod models, and nearly any other Bluetooth equipped device. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 1,048 Amazon reviewers. Deal expires 7/4. Read more

Review: Logitech’s Anywhere 2 Bluetooth mouse shines w/ adaptive scrolling and assignable buttons

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Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 2 wireless mouse was met with much fanfare and excitement following its release earlier this month. Power users have long sung the praises of Logitech’s Anywhere and Master MX wireless devices, so the ultra-portable follow-up was a much anticipated release.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve spent some time with the Anywhere 2, putting it through its paces. Head below for our thoughts and a final verdict on a recommendation for your setup. Read more