IDrive offers iOS users 100GB of cloud storage for $0.99 a year

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Update (4/24 9:15am): We just wanted to clarify that the offer is for 100GB of total cloud space: 50GB as traditional storage and 50GB used for syncing to keep files/media uniform across all of your IDrive devices. Feel free to hit us up in the comment section if you have any other questions.

Cloud storage and sync service IDrive is now offering iOS users 100GB of cloud storage for just $0.99 a year. After announcing a very similar deal for Android recently, iPhone and iPad users can now grab the 100GB of cloud storage and syncing (50GB backup + 50GB sync) for just a fraction of the price of Apple’s iCloud service as an in-app purchase inside the free IDrive (Online Backup) app. By comparison, Apple charges $100 per year for 50GB of storage, with an additional 10GB upgrade for $20.

IDrive offers a simple way to backup contacts, calendar info, photos and other files and sync them across all your devices. You’ll find sharing features with permissions and password options, as well as gallery functionality for viewing photos and videos. You can see the full feature list and security details below:

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MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 Bluetooth headphones (multiple colors): $40 shipped (Reg. $100)

MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32-Runaway-Bluetooth Headphones-sale-01Groupon has the MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 (Runaway) Bluetooth Headphones for $40 shipped. That’s $60 off the regular price, between $20 and $30 off Amazon’s current price and either matching or $5 – $15 below the lowest we’ve ever seen depending on the color. Today’s deal is available in multiple colors including black/gray, black/red, blue, pink, red, and white/gray.

MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32-Runaway-Bluetooth Headphones-sale-03Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and other Bluetooth enabled devices, Air-Fi AF32′s feature A2DP stereo Bluetooth for music playback and wireless calling. They also have 12+ hour battery life, built-in mic/controls and multipoint Bluetooth access. You can find more specs below the fold along with a product feature video.

They come with a one-year warranty from MEElectronics, a 3.5mm audio cable, carrying pouch, charging cable and have received a 4.3/5 star review from nearly 1000 Amazon customers.

We have more headphone deals from Sony, Logitech, Monster and Beats by Dre in our latest headphone round-up and in today’s Daily Deals.

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Staples offers $50 off iPad and other tablet purchases of $399 or more

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Staples is currently offering $50 off tablet purchases priced regular $399 or more using discount code 73445 during checkout. There are a number of great options available from the Staples selection of tablets to redeem the $50 savings on, especially Apple’s latest model iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air.

Listed at $399, you can grab the latest model iPad mini with Retina display, WiFi and 16GB of storage for just $349, using the above code. That’s $50 off the regular price, and just $10 more than Apple’s refurb price. Another great option is the latest model iPad Air with Retina display, WiFi and 16GB of storage for $449, again about $50 off just about all other trusted retailers at the moment.

$50 off Tablet Purchases of $399 or more at Staples w/ code 73445
$30 off monitors regularly priced $149 or more at Staples w/ code 15145

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Griffin Technology 20% off sitewide sale: Save on iPad/iPhone cases, Lightning cables, more

Screenshot 2014-04-20 14.16.21In celebration of Mother’s Day, Griffin Technology is having a week long 20% off sitewide sale starting today through the 27th. Griffin makes specialized accessories for your gadgets including Apple/Android cases, Mac cases and laptop stands, Lightning cables (MFi), equipment for professional music production and even cool toys such as an iOS controlled attacking race car and a monster truck. Use coupon code MOM20 at checkout to get these savings. All items ship free. Sale ends Tuesday. Below are some great deals on potential Mother’s Day gifts:

AirStrap Case for iPad Air: Since Moms are always busy multitasking with their hands full, this case is designed with them in mind. This case has a built in neoprene hand strap to allow you to use the iPad Air comfortably with one hand. $32 (Reg. $40)

Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer: For the busy Moms in our lives, this tool has it all built in: stylus, refillable ballpoint pen and red laser. The stylus keeps the touchscreen free of fingerprints and is great for drawing and overall use. $24 (Reg. $30)

Adidas miCoach Armband for iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 5C & iPod touch (5th gen.): For the Moms who like to work out, this nylon case wraps around your upper bicep with a sweat-proof touch-through screen protector. This case has a pouch for the Adidas miCoach Connect Heart Rate Monitor and can easily hold a key, while giving you easy access to the headphone port. $24 (Reg $30)

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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless Lightning speaker dock: $297 shipped (Reg. $400)

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Update: The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 is now backordered about 2-4 weeks at the discounted rate on Amazon

Amazon is offering the Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System (black) for $296.47 with free shipping. That’s more than $100 off the regular $400 asking price and the best price we’ve seen on this rarely discounted speaker system. It features a Lightning connector and Apple’s AirPlay so you can stream tunes from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. It is supported by the free Bowers & Wilkins Control app for set-up options, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty (more specs below). It has received a 3.8/5 star review on Amazon and 4.5/5 star on Apple.com where it sells for $399.

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, JBL’s OnBeat Lightning Micro Speaker Dock is available right now for $40 shipped (Reg. $100) and Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker (in multiple colors) are starting at just $106 shipped right now (Reg. $180).

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EPOCH.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is IGN’s FREE game of the month (Reg. $5)

EPOCH.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now free as part of IGN’s Free Game of the Month. The 4 star rated game has been bouncing around between $6 and $2 (sometimes as low as $1) since its release on the App Store in 2013, but we are yet to see it go free.

EPOCH.2 is a robotic post apocalyptic cover shooter that follow’s the story of humanity’s downfall. Developed specifically for touch screens, EPOCH.2 features intuitive touch controls, along with strategic split screen battlefield decision making and special countermeasure abilities. Powered by the Unreal Engine, the game features stunning, close to AAA visuals and a new Hardcore Mode with permadeath.

EPOCH has trekked across a war-ravaged country to find the one person he was programmed to protect: the Princess, Amelia. Now he must follow a final, desperate lead to reach her, with the two warring robot armies of Omegatroniks and Alphetekk standing in his way.”

You can also check out developer Uppercut’s other titles including the original EPOCH. game along with the rest of today’s iOS discounts and freebies and our best game deals all month long.

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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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JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker & Lightning dock: $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Update: Amazon has now dropped the JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker an additional $35, down to $95 shipped.

Amazon has the JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker and Lightning dock for $130 shipped. That’s $110 off the regular listing, $70 under JBL’s price, and the lowest price we’ve seen this model go for. It features a Lightning dock for iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch and other compatible Apple devices, AAC Bluetooth streaming and an aux input. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

The Harman Audio Store has a great deal on a refurbished version of this JBL speaker dock for $70 shipped. It also has some other nice refurb options like the Legendary JBL sound for iPad, iPhone, and iPod for $49 (Reg. $170) and the JBL Jembe Powerful two-piece entertainment speakers for $42 (Reg. $70).

You’ll also find one of 9to5Mac’s favourite BT speakers, the Logitech UE 984-000304 Boombox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Silver) for $120 shipped today, that’s $130 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker & Lightning Dock: $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Griffin Technology 20% off sitewide sale: Save on iPad/iPhone cases, Lightning cables, more

griffin-merchant-caseUpdate (3/21 11:45am): Griffin is once again taking 20% off everything. Use the new code GRIFFIN20 to save all weekend long.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Griffin Technology is having a one day 20% off sitewide sale. Griffin makes specialized accessories for your gadgets including Apple/Android cases, Mac cases and laptop stands, Lightning cables (MFi), equipment for professional music production and even cool toys such as an iOS controlled attacking race car and a monster truck. Use coupon code GREEN20 at checkout to get these savings. All items ship free. Sale ends Tuesday. Below are some of our favorite deals:

iPhone Merchant Case + Square Reader: The first official iPhone case designed to protect your iPhone while accepting payments with a Square credit card reader (included). $15.99 (Reg. $20)

CinemaSeat for iPad Air: This case you strap it onto the headrest in the car to allow passengers to watch movies in the car. It has quick easy access to the ports and controls. $32 (Reg. $40)

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iPhone pricing war heats up as Walmart offers 5s for $119 and Target launches iPad trade-in promotion

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Update March, 14: Target just let us know it’s taking an additional 1o% off iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in addition to the trade-in offer and gift cards mentioned below. The extra 10% off is available through Target’s Cartwheel app.

New Apple promotions from Walmart and Target may be enticing enough for holdouts to finally upgrade to the newest iPhone and iPad. 

Walmart is getting aggressive and beating out Best Buy’s current $50 discount on iPhone 5s by dropping the price all the way down to $119, according to CNN Money. This is one of the lowest prices we have ever seen for Apple’s flagship smartphone. Read more

Save on nearly all current iPad models and configurations ($20-$200 off)

ipad-air-deal-9to5toysFrom now until March 1st, or while supplies last, Best Buy is taking $20-$200 off iPads (Air, mini, mini w/ Retina, and more) as part of its iPad Savings Event

This rare promo includes nearly every current iPad model and configuration. Typically sales of this nature only feature one or two models and are often limited to entry-level storage capacities/connectivity options. Here’s your chance to scoop up whichever iPad you’ve had your eyes on and not have to settle for a lesser model. Most deals include free shipping, but some are in-store only.
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Refurb Speaker/Docks on Sale: JBL Sound $49, JBL On Beat Venue LT $69, many more

JBL-OnBeat-Venue- LTHarmonAudio has a wide variety of factory refurbished speaker/docks on sale today on their website. All of the items have been restored to the original factory specifications and thoroughly tested by trained technicians to ensure that they perform just as they did when new. Harman Factory Reconditioned products are fully covered by their original warranty period and ship for free.

The JBL On Beat Venue LT Speaker sells for $156 on Amazon (New), but it’s available at HarmonAudio for only $69 shipped. The wireless and Bluetooth-equipped loudspeaker dock lets you experience true JBL high-definition sound for music, movies, videos and games on your iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) or iPod nano (7th generation). It also wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Here are a few more from the Harmon site:

  • Legendary JBL sound for iPad, iPhone, iPod $49 (Reg. $170)
  • Portable Loudspeaker for iPhone and iPod $50 (Reg. $130)
  • JBL Jembe Powerful two-piece entertainment speakers $42 (Reg. $70)

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Game/App Deals: 50% off Sketchbook Pro 6 & DataMan Next, Arkham Origins: $30, 50% off used games, iOS freebies, more

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Update: The Apple Store app has now been updated to include a free download of the official Tetris game (Reg. $1) from EA.

In today’s best game/app deals, Groupon is offering Batman Arkham Origins on PS3 and Xbox 360 for $30 shipped, Sketchbook Pro 6 for Mac is 50% off (along with the iPad version), the highly rated data usage app DataMan Next is $1 today along with Louvre HD, and the popular grocery shopping list app Buy Me a Pie! Classic drops to $2. Lastly, messaging app IM+ Pro7 has just dropped from $5 down to $2 as well.

GoHastings is currently offering 50% off all used console games using code KOOPAKING, bringing some highly rated titles like COD, Dishonored, DMC, Halo 4 and many others down to as low as $8 shipped or lower. Deal ends tomorrow but we expect popular titles to sell out well before then.

amazon-pc-digital-games-dealAmazon is running a digital games sale so you can ‘show your PC some love’ this Valentine’s weekend. Scoop up popular Batman titles from $5, Tomb Raider for $7, Thief preorder with $5 digital games credit for $45, and rock-bottom prices on dozens of other games.

Be sure to head below for today’s iOS discounts and freebies:

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Belkin Thunderstorm iPad home theater speaker case 30-pin/Lightning: $130 shipped (Reg. $170/$200)

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Update: Amazon has now matched Belkin on both the Lightning and 30-pin model at $130.

Belkin is offering the Thunderstorm Wireless Home Theater for iPad 2, 3, and 4 for $130 shipped. There is both the 30 pin version and the Lightning model, on the 30-pin you’re saving $120 off the original price and $40 off Amazon’s current listing to match the lowest we’ve seen. On the Lightning model you’re saving $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing to beat the best price we’ve seen by $20.

The Thunderstorm enhances the audio playback of your iPad with a multifold case to protect your display when not in use or to provide a convenient viewing angle. You can get more details from our hands on impressions of the device in our Belkin Thunderstorm review.

The Thunderstorm has received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon.

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