$15 iTunes gift card for $10: save 33% on future apps, music, movies, more

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Groupon is offering $15 iTunes gift cards for $10 right now. This deal brings a possible 33% in savings and is one of the highest discount percentages we’ve seen. After completing the purchase, you will receive a confirmation email and your GC will be available within approximately 4 hours. Note: those who purchased the previous Groupon iTunes GC deal may not be eligible for today’s deal.

These cards can be redeemed at any of Apple’s digital distribution stores on music, movies, apps, books and more.

With these cards you can get even better deals on already discounted games and apps in our daily game roundups.

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Amazing Games Mac App Store sale: BioShock $10, Rayman Origins $5, GRID $10, Batman Arkham Asylum $10, more

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Apple is currently running a special promotion for select Mac App Store apps called “Amazing Games – Amazing Prices.” This promo includes limited time pricing on some of the most popular Mac games. Our favorite titles include:

Check out the rest of today’s app/game deals in our morning roundup.
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Games/Apps: Notes Plus $0.99 (Reg. $10), Xbox One w/ free game, Photo Cookbook is the free App of the Week, more

notes-plus-ipad-appUpdate (9/6 2:05pm): Newegg has the Xbox One Madden 15 bundle with a copy of Destiny for $399.99 + $4.99 shipping.

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In today’s best game/app deals, Notes Plus for iPhone and iPad has dropped to $0.99, which is the lowest price it has ever hit. It’s also 90% below the list price of $9.99. Developer Viet Tran proudly proclaims that Notes Plus is the “best handwriting experience.” It features typed text, audio recording, annotation (PDF/Word compatibility), and support for images and shapes. Nearly 5,000 App Store users rate it 4 out of 5 stars, while over half of which are 5 star ratings. Learn how to use Notes Plus with these free video tutorials. This special pricing ends tomorrow.

If you’re interested in note taking and drawing on the iPad , then be sure to check out the new styluses that Wacom announced yesterday.

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Starting this Sunday, September 7th, Microsoft will launch a weeklong promotion that includes a free game ($59.99 or lower) with the purchase of an Xbox One console. And the best part is that this promotion include the Madden NFL 15 bundle and the Forza Motorsport 5 bundle. That means you can pick up a kinectless Xbox One with a copy of Madden NFL 15 and any other game of your choosing for only $399.99. There’s no word yet on specific retailers that will be participating in this promotion, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS price drops including The Photo Cookbook that has gone free as the iTunes App of the Week.

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Amazon Coins 20% off: save on Android apps/games

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Amazon always offers up to a 10% discount if you buy Coins in bulk, but for a limited time the 5,000 ($50) and 10,000 ($100) lots are available at a 20% discount. This drops the prices down to $40 and $80.

These Coins are a form of virtual currency that can be used to purchase apps and games at the Amazon Appstore for Android. Remember, Coins can be used for more than just Kindle apps/games:

Now Android phone and tablet users can save up to 10% on apps, games, and in-app items with Amazon Coins. Coins are only available on the latest version of the Amazon Appstore.

This is a great opportunity to download some top-tier, premium-priced games like Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft. Learn more about Amazon Coins and the Appstore for Android here.
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1Password developer confirms iOS 8 update will be free for current users, continues sale

Update: AgileBits is offering 1Password for Mac at 30% off right now for $34.99 (Reg. $50). The iOS version remains on sale for $9.99 (Reg. $18).

AgileBits, the team behind the 1Password security app that we’ve reviewed over at 9to5Mac in the past, announced on in a company blog post that the upcoming iOS 8 update for the software will be free for all owners of the current version of the app.

The update, which is expected to debut around iOS 8’s launch this fall, is currently in a semi-public beta and takes advantage of new features in the operating system like Safari extensions, Touch ID, and more. If you don’t already own the current version of the iOS app, you can grab it at the steeply-discounted price of $9.99.

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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Want the new Microsoft Office apps for iPad? Get 33% off 1yr Office 365 Home Premium subscriptions: $67

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In case you missed it, Microsoft finally released its suite of Office apps for iPad today with the introduction of standalone Word, PowerPoint, & Excel apps in the App Store. The Office app for iPhone remains the same apart from dropping the requirement of a 365 subscription (it’s now free for all!), but the new iPad versions of the Office apps WILL require an Office 365 subscription to create or edit documents. So, if you plan on using the Office apps on your iPad in the future, you’ll want to take advantage of a big discount on 365 subscriptions currently on Amazon.

Normally $99/year or $10/month, you can grab a 1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $32.84 (33%) and gets you an access code for 5 Macs or PCs with access to all Office 365 app and services. That includes 20GB OneDrive storage for each for up to 4 household member, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and all the apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.

1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15

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VIZIO 70″ refurb $1205 (Reg. $1500), Samsung 60″ HDTV $900 (Reg. $1800), Sharp 60″ $889 (Reg. $1198), more

VIZIO-E701i-A3-70%22-1080p-120Hz-Razer-LED-Smart-TV-Apps-Wi-FiToday’s Woot is the 70″ VIZIO Razer LED Smart TV with Apps & Wi-Fi refurb for a low $1199.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $500 off the list price, $300 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen for it.  It comes with a smart remote with QWERTY keyboard and it has Internet apps that let you watch online movies, TV shows, music, and more.

If a 70″ TV is a little too big for your living room, Groupon has a 60″ Samsung for only $899.99. That’s half off the list price, $400 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find it for. It features Full 1080p HD and a Clear Motion Rate of 240.

Also, Dell is offering the 60″ Sharp LED Smart HDTV for only $889.99. That’s $309 off the list price and $58 less than Amazon’s current listing.

Don’t forget the HDMI cables! We’re big fans of the AmazonBasics line.

We’ve also spotted a nice 24-inch Dell ST2421L widescreen LED monitor for $120, $40 better than Amazon’s price and $110 under the regular listing.

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App Santa is coming to town with big discounts on fifteen popular iOS apps

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Santa’s coming a little early this year for App Store shoppers. App Santa, collaborative campaign between a group of award-winning app developers, launched today with deep discounts on fifteen of the most popular iOS apps from ten different developers.

Bring a little holiday cheer to your iOS devices by grabbing these apps while they’re on sale, or spread some joy to the world by gifting your favorites to your friends and family. You can find the full list of participating apps below. Read more

$20 Assassin’s Creed III, $20 The Walking Dead, app freebies, used game deals, more

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Gamefly pre-played game sale. Special pricing ends 7/22 or when supplies are exhausted:

Xbox 360: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance $20
Xbox 360: Assassin’s Creed III $15

PS3: XCOM Enemy Unknown $18
PS3: Dishonored $13
PS3: Hitman: Absolution $13
PS3: Ninja Gaiden 3 $13
PS3: Assassin’s Creed III $15
PS3: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance $20
…browse the rest of the  pre-played game deals here

Xbox 360 & PS3: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct $20 (Reg. $50)

Xbox 360 & PS3: Assassin’s Creed III $20 (Reg. $40)
Xbox 360 & PS3: Far Cry 3 $20 (Reg. $40)
PS3: Assassin’s Creed Ezio Trilogy $20 (Reg. $40)

Mac Dowload: Trine 2: $3 (Reg. $15)

iOS Universal: Grimm: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Goblin Defenders: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Sine Mora $6 (Just released) – “Perhaps the most visually stunning shooter ever made”

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Game/App deals & freebies: Field Runners 2 for iPhone and iPad: $1 – $3, iSmoothRun Pro GPS: FREE, more

Today’s iOS deals and freebies include 66% off the highly rated Field Runners 2 games for iPhone and iPad as well as the pedometer tracking app for runners, iSmoothRun Pro GPS for free (Reg. $5), among others. Having received several perfect review scores and considered to be among the best iOS games of 2012, Subatomic studios has dropped the price of Field Runners 2 for iPhone to $1 (Reg. $3) and Field Runners HD for iPad down to $3 (Reg. $5). Check out the rest of today’s iOS/console deals and freebies below:

iPhone: Field Runners 2: $1 (Reg. $3)
iPad: Field Runners 2 HD: $3 (Reg. $5) – 1500+ 5 Star ratings

Field Runners 2: “Strategic-Action-Puzzle-Defense has never been this fun and addicting! Defend your world from the invasion by building winding paths out of imaginative, new weapons. Call in airstrikes and set explosive traps to hit the enemies where it hurts. Over 25 new levels span the grassiest fields, driest deserts, sparkling cities, and even an infernal volcano lair!”

iPhone: iSmoothRun Pro GPS: FREE (Reg. $5)

iSmoothRun is the best App to effectively track and log all of your running, walking, hiking, cycling and any other fitness activity you like. No hidden costs. One version with all features. Excellent sensor connectivity. Solid performance. Continuous development.

iPad: Outline+: FREE (Reg. $15)
iOS Universal: Tipulator: FREE (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: Tapatalk – Community Reader: FREE (Reg. $3)

Xbox 360, PS3 & PC: Far Cry 3: $20 (Reg. $40) – Best price
Xbox 360: Bioshock Infinite: $30 (Reg. $60) – Best price
Wii U: Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate: $35 shipped (Reg. $60) – Best price

More game/app deals and freebies below the fold.

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Game/App deals: Tomb Raider: $35 w/ FREE Hitman Absolution, The Witcher 2: $20, LA Noire: $13, iOS freebies, more

UPDATE: Microsoft & Newegg sale is now over. 

We have put together some game/app deals including 35% off on select Xbox 360 titles at the Microsoft Store, Tomb Raider for $35 with a free copy of Hitman Absolution for PS3 and 360 and some new iOS deals and freebies. With the 35% off at the Microsoft Store, you can pick up The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition for $20 shipped (Reg. $30) which is the best current price by $7 and L.A Noire for $13 (Reg. $30), $4 less than the current lowest price. Additionally, Newegg is offering Tomb Raider for $35 with a free copy of I/O’s Hitman Absolution on both PS3 and 360, saving you up to $15.

Xbox 360: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition: $20 (Reg. $30)
Xbox 360: L.A. Noire: $13 (Reg. $30)
Xbox 360: Ninja Gaiden 3: $13 (Reg. $20)
PS3 & Xbox 360: Tomb Raider: $35 w/ FREE Hitman Absolution (Reg. $48)
PS3 & Xbox 360: The Walking Dead: $20  (Reg. $30)

Microsoft Store sale: 35% off (Today Only)

iOS Universal: Nihilumbra: FREE (Reg. $3) – “Apple’s Best of 2012 Hidden Gems”
iOS Universal: Sprinkle: FREE (Reg. $2)
iOS Universal: League of Evil 2: FREE (Reg. $2)
iOS Universal: Cling: FREE (Reg. $1)
iPhone: Arpeggionome: FREE (Reg. $3)
iPad: Arpeggionome Pro: $15 (Reg. $20)
iOS Universal: Laminar Pro Image Editor: $1 (Reg. $5)

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