Hours Time Tracking app from Apple Design Award winner Tapity goes free for the very first time ($7 value)

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The former Apple Design Award winning developer Tapity is now offering its Hours Time Tracking app for free. Available to download on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is regularly listed between $4.99 and $6.99. While we have seen it dip as low as $3, this is the very first time it has gone free on the App Store.

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Droplet smart buttons remind you to get things done without a barrage of notifications

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Not unlike Amazon’s new Dash devices, Droplet is a physical button that can be affixed to just about anything to help you remember and track daily activities/tasks. Fully integrated with your smartphone/tablet, you can replenish your laundry detergent with it like Amazon Dash, but it’s mainly designed to offer helpful notifications for the daily tasks that are most important to you… Read more

Earth Day: Here are some easy ways to help the environment and save some money too

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It’s April 22nd and that means that it’s Earth Day, which sheds light on best practices for how we can protect our planet. Some companies are making a greater effort to be aware of how products affect the environment. We’ve rounded up some ways that will decrease your impact while also potentially saving some money along the way.

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One of the most obvious places to start is with LED light bulbs. Over the past year these alternative solutions to lighting have become more commonplace in homes and hardware stores across the country. LED bulbs use significantly less energy and do not need to be replaced as frequently as traditional options. These products are also moving towards a more affordable price point as well as demand increases.

Interested in transitioning to LED lightbulbs? Today Belkin is heavily discounting some of its WeMo LED bulbs by 50% bringing the lowest prices that we’ve ever seen. The Starter Kit is available today for $49.99 (Reg. $100) and a single bulb can be had for $14.99 (Reg. $30).

We also have a nice deal on Philip’s newest product that delivers some of the lowest prices that we’ve ever seen. Smart LED bulbs also enable users to control lighting from a smartphone, although these are often higher in price the functionality maybe be worth the upcharge. Check out this deal on Philip’s Hue lights to get started.

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Our own homes are a great place to start when it comes to decreasing our impact on the earth. A great way is to check with your utility company to see if they offer any rebates for investing in products that consume less energy. An easy solution is to invest in smart thermostats that regulate your home’s temperature even when you are away. These devices can monitor whether or not you are at home and adjust the heat or cooling as needed saving money and energy along the way. The most popular solution is the Nest thermostat, but there are other solutions that have really improved in this category from Honeywell and Ecobee.

Another way to save some money is on rechargeable batteries – we are personally fond of Apple’s own Battery Charger, which is a great solution for keeping that wireless mouse or keyboard charged up. Other solid options include:

  • AmazonBasics Rechargeable Batteries
  • Panasonic Eneloop Charger w/ 4 AA Batteries: $17.77

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Add Ethernet and more USB 3.0 ports to your MacBook for $16 Prime shipped, plus some bonus power bank deals

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We can’t have it all. Apple’s ultra-thin MacBooks are off-the-charts beautiful (ya, I’m a fanboy), but that thinness comes with sacrifices in connectivity options. None of Apple’s current laptops (aside from the ancient 13-inch regular MacBook Pro) have an Ethernet port, while every model only gets 2 USB ports.

aukey-ethernet-usb-hub-sizeThis Aukey 3-Port USB 3 Hub with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet usually sells for at least $19.99 on Amazon. Use coupon code CBH15PRO to drop your final price down to $15.99 Prime shipped.

Slip it into your travel bag or keep it on your office shelf and you’ll be able to get a hardwired internet connection or connect more USB devices to your Mac within seconds. Since it needs a USB port on your MacBook to connect, it’ll only add an extra 2 USB 3.0 ports to your workflow even though it has 3 ports. It’s rated 4.8 out of 5 stars and includes an 18-month warranty.

If you’re lucky enough to have a new 12-inch MacBook you’ll need a USB-C adapter to use this hub.

More deals:

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Home: Remington F5 electric shaver $30 (Orig. $50), Philips Sonicare toothbrush $59 (Orig. $90), much more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 50% off Remington shaving products and hair tools for men and women. One standout deal from the bunch is the Remington Rechargeable Foil electric shaver (F5-5800) for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s about 40% below the original listing, $10 under the next best price and within $6 of the all-time low, which was a one-time, limited sale during the holidays last year.

It features “pivot and flex and interceptor technology”, a rinsable design, pop-up trimmer, cordless operation and a 60 minute runtime with 5 minute quick charging. This model has a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 900 amazon customers.

Philips Sonicare EasyClean Rechargeable Toothbrush (Hx6511:34-sale-01Amazon is offering the Philips Sonicare EasyClean Rechargeable Toothbrush (Hx6511/34) for $58.99 shipped. Note: clip the $10 coupon directly below the price on the above link. That’s more than $30 below the original listing, $10 under the next best average selling price and the best price we can find.

It features the standard two minute timer and ships with 1 additional ProResults brush head, 1 travel bag, 1 BreathRx mouthwash, 1 tongue scraper, and $30 in Philips Sonicare coupons. This model is very highly rated with a 4.6/5 star rating from well over 1,300 customers. Amazon is also currently offering $30 to $60 off select Oral B toothbrushes and oral care products.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including more Black & Decker yard tools, Dyson and Hoover vacs, Cusinart coffeemakers and more: Read more

Games/Apps: The Witcher 2, BioShock, Deus Ex, Bastion for Mac from $4 ea, GoodTask 2 Reminders $2 (Reg. $5), freebies, more

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Update (4/23 8:10am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Mac Game Store has a number of solid price drops today on Mac titles as part of it ongoing Anniversary sale. You’ll find titles like BioShock and The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition for less than $5 each, as well as Deus Ex Human Revolution for $8, Tropico 5 for $10, Bastion for less than $4 and many more. This can be a great way to catch up on The Witcher series before the trilogy wraps up with the highly anticipated Wild Hunt release later next month.

For those still looking to grab a new Xbox One, Walmart has the Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Console Bundle plus one game of your choice for $349 shipped. Depending on the game chosen, that is as much as $60 off the regular price for this bundle and the best we can find.

This morning, Algoriddim’s djay apps for iOS went free for the very first time ($3 -$10 value) and you’ll find some discounted retro gaming consoles in today’s Daily Deals. Head below for the rest of today’s top iOS/Mac price drops including Chinese Checkers: FREE (Reg. $2), GoodTask 2 – Reminders, To-do, Task Manager with Calendar: $2 (Reg. $5), Octagon Arcade Game: $1 (Reg. $2), and many more:

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djay 2 for iPhone & iPad go free for the very first time

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Update (4/23 3:40pm): Apple has officially named djay 2 as its Free App of the Week.

Whether you’re a professional DJ or just enjoy spinning for your backyard parties, we’ve got a serious price drop on a very popular app today. For the first time since it’s release, iPad has gone free, it regularly goes for $10. djay 2 for iPhone has also dropped its price to free, for just the second time (Reg. $3).

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This full-featured DJ app puts users in complete control of the party with integrated support for Spotify and iTunes, enabling users to spin the latest hits anywhere. All you need to do is hook up your device to a sound system and djay 2 will enable you to perform live, create and record mixes or simply sit back and the let the app do the work for you.

djay 2 brings life to the party with a number of included audio effects with additional in-app purchases adding more custom mixing options. Not only is the feature list long, this app has all the connectivity and interface abilities that professionals would hope for. Bluetooth and AirPlay remove the need for a wired setup while popular MIDI controllers from Pioneer, Philips and many more are supported. Algoriddim has partnered with other companies to create hardware specifically designed for the djay 2 app that will help get you started.

Head over to our daily games and apps roundup for the latest deals on iOS, Android and consoles.

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ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh water resistant Battery Pack with flashlight: $26 Shipped (Orig. $50)

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery for $26 with free shipping. That’s as low as we’ve ever seen a 10,000mAh battery with solar charging option.

This battery offers a capacity which can fill your phone several times over, but it also has its own power source: the sun. One side is covered by a 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel, allowing the ZeroLemon to recharge during the day. Output is via two USB ports (2A for fast-charging, 1A for smartphones), which can charge devices simultaneously, and the battery itself has a lifespan of over a thousand cycles. The casing is rain-resistant, shock-proof and anti-explosion, and there is a flashlight built in for real emergencies.

  • Simultaneously charges two devices at once
  • Rain-resistant, shockproof and environmentally friendly
  • Anti-explosion, lightweight, compact and reliable
  • Includes a top grade-A cell, built-in 10,000mAh lithium polymer battery
  • Two outputs: 2A fast-charging for mobile devices, 1A charging for smartphones
  • Allows casual solar charging via a powerful 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel
  • Boasts an ultra-long battery life; recharge the SolarJuice 1000+ times
  • Use in the dark with built-in LED flashlight

Grab this power pack at the discounted price here.

Two of Philips’ new LED light bulbs can be had for just $5 w/ a special intro promo, $5 ea otherwise

Update (4/23 10:00am): Now available to be ordered!

We’re at a tipping point with prices of LED light bulbs for home use. Over the past few years the cost of entry for LED bulbs has come down significantly. Without looking too hard you can usually find multiple name-brand options in the $10 per bulb range, while some budget options like Ikea’s Ledare bulbs have a list price of less than $5. Rebates from an increasing number of Utility companies are helping to lower overall costs even further. Heck, even Philips’ Hue Smart LED Bulbs are recent recipients of sizable price cuts.

But Philips’ latest release stands to knock down any remaining financial barriers that are holding you up from putting beautiful LED lighting throughout your house… Read more

Media: Meat Loaf’s Greatest Hits free (~$15 value), Unbroken HD rental $1 (Reg. $5), more

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Update 4/22 9:45am): More freebie albums from Google Play: Play: Classic Rock and Playlist: The Very Best Of Toto

Google Play is offering Playlist: The Very Best of Meat Loaf for free. This greatest hits album includes many of Meat Loaf’s most popular songs. Highlighted by Bat Out Of Hell (live) and Paradise by the Dashboard Light, there is over $15 worth of songs here. The regular CD version regularly retails for $7 at Amazon.

Next up, Amazon offers theapollo-13-20th-anniversary pre-order of Apollo 13 – 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray w/ Digital HD for $13.49 Prime shipped. Also available at Target. This is the lowest price that it has been at Amazon since it began accepting reservations last month and the best current offer. Amazon states that it will ship in June.

This classic movie details the Apollo 13 mission that was carried out in 1970 by three United States Astronauts. Following massive internal damage, the pilots on board must find a way to return home safely with little power left in the ship. Apollo 13 won two Oscars and was nominated for 26 others including Best Picture and Best Visual Effects. Rated 4.5/5 stars by Amazon customers.

Other media deals include:

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Chromebook roundup: Acer 11.6-inch factory refurb $140, Dell 11.6-inch $190 shipped, Free Pixel contest, more

Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670 (11.6-inch HD, 2GB, 16GB)Acer via Amazon offers its factory refurbished 11.6-inch Chromebook (model CB3-111-C670) for only $139.99 shipped. That’s $34 less than one in new condition, $60 off the list price, and the lowest we can find.

It has an Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB of SDRAM. With 16 GB internal storage and a 11.6-inch screen with resolution of 1366×768. Also, it comes with the latest ChromeOS and has an 8.5-hour battery life. It receives impressive 4.4/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon shoppers.

A 90-day warranty from Acer applies and it has been professionally restored by an Acer approved vendor.

Dell CRM3120-1667BLK 11.6-Inch ChromebookWe also found the Dell (CRM3120-1667BLK) 11.6-Inch Chromebook for a low $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the list price and $31 less than most other retailers.

It features an Intel Celeron N2840 Processor with 2GB DDR3L memory and a 16GB SSD drive. It’s been tested for durability, pressure, temperature, humidity, shock and vibration so “it can handle the unpredictable.” It also comes standard with the latest ChromeOS as well.

This Dell received 4.6/5 stars from customers at Amazon.

Some other notable Chromebooks:

Not ready to buy? Try your luck at winning a new Pixel for free by entering this contest at 9to5Toys specials.

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