8Bitdo brings retro gaming to iOS, Android, Mac and more with its NES Bluetooth controller

nes30-8bitdo-bluetoothNext-gen consoles and supped up PCs are producing beautiful games, but they can’t replace the sense of nostalgia felt by booting up your favorite retro game. 8Bitdo is attempting to recapture that feeling by bringing to market a Bluetooth version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System controller. Other than two additional two buttons and a couple design tweaks, Nes30 was built to mimic the look and feel of the official Nintendo controller… Read more

Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac up to 50% off

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Popular mobile app developer Flexibits has kicked off a sale on its highly rated Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Fantastical 2 for iPad sees a 33% drop from $14.99 down to $9.99, matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for on the App Store since release pricing. The iPhone version is 50% off today dropping from $9.99 to $4.99.

On Mac, the highly rated app gets a 50% drop from $19.99 down to $9.99, which also matches the lowest all time price from the Mac App Store.

Fantastical 2 has received thousands of 4+ star ratings across all platforms. You can find more iOS price drops and freebies in our daily app round ups.


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

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Update: Amazon has now matched Groupon’s pricing at $40 on the Black/Red and Red sets.

Groupon 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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Heartbleed Sale: 1Password for Mac/iOS/PC/Android is 50% off today

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Now just days after the 50% off iPassword for Mac sale ended, developer AgileBits is dropping half off both the OS X and iOS versions of its popular password security app in the aftermath of the massive Heartbleed bug. As Apple has confirmed that none of its software or services are susceptible to the vulnerability, Agile has now updated the 1Password listing on both the Mac App Store and App Store to reflect the 50% discount.

1Password on iOS is available today for $9 down from its usual $18 and the Mac version drops is just $25 down from $50. Both versions rarely see discounts this deep, the Mac version is the lowest we’ve seen outside of special bundle deals and launch pricing and the iOS version is within a dollar of the lowest we’ve ever seen it.

The 9to5Mac team loves this app for its simplicity, ease of use and rock solid security. 1Password acts as a vault for all of your website logins, credit card information and other confidential data. Features:

  • Create strong, unique passwords for every site
  • Secure your data behind a single Master Password
  • Protect yourself with tamper-proof Authenticated 256-bit AES Encryption
  • Auto-Lock keeps your data protected even if your Mac is lost or stolen
  • Use Security Audit to make your passwords stronger

Mac: 1Password: $25 (Reg. $50)
iOS Universal: 1Password: $9 (Reg. $18)

Agile is also offering deals on both the Windows and Android 1Password apps.

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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Game/App Deals: MLB 13: The Show $15 (Reg. $30), DMC HD Collection: $16 (Reg. $30), FilterMania 2 FREE, iOS freebies, more

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In today’s best game/app deals, the Devil May Cry HD collection for PS3 or Xbox 360 is just $13 + $3 shipping, and Best Buy has MLB 13: The Show on for $15 as part of its Deal of the Day. As for iOS deals, we have FilterMania 2, Tesla Wars and Face Bomb! for free, with 10000000 for iOS as well as CameraBag 2 and Rome: Total War – Gold Edition (matching lowest) for Mac available at 50% off.

Head below for your batch of free and discounted iOS apps:

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Game/App Deals: Splinter Cell Blacklist: $20, MLB 13 The Show: $20, iOS freebies, more

UpdateBaldur’s Gate II is now available on iPad for $15. It is a remake of Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn and includes content from Throne of Bhaal, Fist of the Fallen, Unbound, A Shadow’s Life, In Defense of the Wild, The Black Pits II: Gladiators of Thay, and Gallery of Heroes II.

In today’s best game/app deals, Splinter Cell Blacklist drops to $20, MLB 13: The Show for PS3 is $20 as part of Best Buy’s Deal of the Day, and be sure to head below for your daily batch of discounted iOS and Mac content including Endless Alphabet for $1 (Reg. $6) and Shakespeare Pro for free (Reg. $10).

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been touted as a true return to form for the series netting the game an 84/100 Metascore. Today you can grab it for just $20 from GameStop, matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for since its release last August.

Head below for the rest of today’s freebies and discounts:

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Apple Computer Deals: Apple MacBook Air $100 off ($150 for .edu emails), iMac $160 off

apple-macbook-air-deal-9to5toysYou’re in luck if you still need to cross a Mac off your Holiday shopping list. As part of its 4-day Nick of Time Sale, Best Buy is discounting a variety of Air and iMac computers. All 11 and 13″ standard configuration MacBook Airs are available with a $100 discount or $150 if you have access to a .edu email address. You can also save $160 on every 21 and 27″ iMac desktop imac-dealcomputer.

Better yet, pick up a MacBook Air and iMac to create the ultimate power/portability Apple setup. Both deals are currently the best discounts available for their respective computers but are not the best we’ve ever seen.

Don’t forget both Macs omit an optical drive so be sure to pick up an Apple SuperDrive at its best price ever. Apple’s newest Time Capsule is also on sale if you need a backup/wireless solution.
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Logitech kicks off Black Friday w/ up to 60% off UE speakers, headphones & keyboards

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Logitech has just announced some pretty awesome deals for Black Friday and the best part is that you won’t even have to wait until tomorrow to take advantage. Starting today through Monday, Dec. 2, the company is offering up to 60% off some of its most popular speakers, headphones, and keyboards.

Some of the notables include $149.99 for the Logitech UE 9000 headphones (reg. $400), $49 for the UE Mobile Boombox (reg. $100), and $199 for the UE Air Speaker (reg. $400). That’s not all, however, a full list of deals available through Logitech starting today is below and the company is also offering free shipping on all orders over $50.  Read more

Logitech wireless mouse deals: M510 (refurb): $16 (Reg. $40), G602: $65 (Reg. $80), free shipping

Logitech’s mouse options generally receive great reviews among customers, and today we have a great deal on the M510 for $16 and the G602 gaming mouse for $65

You can pick up the refurbished Logitech M510 wireless mouse for $16 shipped on Groupon. That’s $24 under the original listing, more than $25 better than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest total refurbished price we can find. The M510 is designed to work with both Mac and PC, comes with comfortable rubber grip, back/forward buttons, zoom, and a 2-year battery life that “practically eliminates the need to replace batteries.” This mouse has received a 4.2 stars out of 5 rating on Amazon. Amazon is also offering the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse today for $65 shipped, that’s $15 off the regular $80 price tag. It has also received a solid 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

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Game/App Deals: Deus Ex $2 price drop, Infinity Blade III Soul Hunter update, 7 haunting Android hits FREE, iOS freebies

Today’s best deals in gaming/apps include Deus Ex: The Fall down to $5, popular mobile military game Breach & Clear is available at 50% off and we also get some great price drops on Kingdom Rush Frontiers for both the iPhone and iPad. Head below for the rest of today’s iOS deals along with a bunch of Android discounts as well. 2K’s iOS game sale will continue from now through November 2, with games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Drive, NBA 2K14 and Civilization Revolution, matching some of lowest prices ever on these highly rated titles.

In other app news, Chair Entertainment has dropped some new content for Infinity Blade 3 today by way of the new Soul Hunter update. It includes a new quest, location and Deathless Bloodmage enemy known as Oslim as well as new items, Halloween Holiday Helm, 3 all-new goals and a brand new “Explore” system that will allow players to revisit areas for additional loot and XP.

iOS Universal: Infinity Blade III: $7 – Includes new Soul Hunter update

iOS Universal: Deus Ex: The Fall: $5 (Reg. $7)

Deus Ex: The Fall is the start of a new journey in the award winning Deus Ex game series. Set in 2027– the golden era for science, technology and human augmentation. Ben Saxon an augmented former British SAS Mercenary, is desperate for the truth behind a global conspiracy threatening his life.

iOS Universal: Breach & Clear: $2 (Reg. $4)
iOS Universal: LIMBO: $1 (Reg. $5) – Lowest price ever
iOS Universal: Pizza Vs. Skeletons: FREE (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: King Cashing 2: $1 (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: Siegecraft TD: $1 (Reg. $3)
iOS Universal: Indigo Lake: $1 (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: Fort Defenders 7 seas: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Slender Man – Chapter 1: Alone: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Little Luca: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Lane Splitter: FREE (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: Monster Wars: FREE (Reg. $1)

iPhone: Kingdom Rush Frontiers: $1 (Reg. $3)
iPhone: Week Calendar: $1 (Reg. $2)
iPhone: Grimm: FREE (Reg. $1)
iPhone: Lumicon: FREE (Reg. $1)
iPhone: Sky Live – Stargazing Forecast: FREE (Reg. $1)
iPhone: Freshbox: FREE (Reg. $1)

iPad: Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD: $3 (Reg. $5)
iPad: SpaceChem Mobile: $3 (Reg. $6)
iPad: PDF Reader Pro Edition for iPad: $2 (Reg. $10)

Mac: Max Payne 3: $10 (Reg. $40)
Mac: Fantastical: $15 (Reg. $20)

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Free apps of the day from Amazon for Android, include 20 free Amazon coins per download:

Android: Slender Man! Chapter 1: Alone: FREE (Reg. $1)
Android: Zombie Highway: FREE (Reg. $1)
Android: Greedy Spiders: FREE (Reg. $1)
Android: Age of Zombies (WiFi Download Only): FREE (Reg. $1)
Android: Ghost Radar: Connect: FREE (Reg. $2)
Android: Zig Zag Zombie: FREE (Reg. $1)

Android: Hidden Objects – Zombie Madness: FREE (Reg. $1)
Android: Drift Mania Championship 2: $1 (Reg. $2)

Google Chromecast HDMI player $35 w/ free shipping

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Update (8/27) #2: Sold out again at Best Buy, but Amazon and Google Play are still accepting orders for future delivery.

Update: If Amazon shows sold out be sure to check Best Buy and Google Play for availability. Also, Google has ended the free Netflix promo due to ‘overwhelming demand.’

Amazon is now offering the Chromecast streaming media player for $35 with free shipping. This total can be up to $6 lower than ordering from the Google Play store when you take into account potential tax savings (at time of purchase) and shipping costs.

This device will wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. As of right now the Chromecast supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome, but Google promises future support for more services. 9to5Google notes that in some respects it is even more versatile than an Apple TV, “Unlike Airplay, the Chromecast stick allows to original device to turn off or go to sleep. It functions as as a standalone streaming device, awaiting orders…”
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Apple 13″ MacBook Air 1.3 GHz i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, AC WiFi $1,045 (Reg. $1,099) or 256GB $1,235 (Reg. $1,300)

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Amazon is offering the June 2013 Apple 13″ MacBook Air 1.3 GHz i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, AC WiFi, 12 hours battery for just $1,045 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $54 off the retail price of $1,099 and the first significant discount we’ve seen on the 13″ model. This MacBook Air features the brand new Intel i5 Haswell processor which enables it to achieve up to 12 hours of battery life, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and dual audio microphones for improved audio clarity.

The upgraded model of the new Air is also on sale, grab the 13″ MacBook Air (MD761LL/A) with a 256GB SSD for $1,235, regular $1,300.

Reviewers across the internet are singing praises of the new MacBook Air.  Our own 9to5Mac reviewed it and declared:

Apple has a truly wonderful computer in the 2013 Macbook Air.

Pickup an ever so slightly discounted new Apple Time Capsule or Airport Extreme to get the most out of your new Mac’s 802.11ac WiFi.  Even if you don’t normally buy AppleCare on your Macs, it may make sense for the new Air since its ‘repairability‘ score isn’t too promising for at-home servicing.

Amazon is discounting other Apple laptops, head below to check them all out.
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Elgato EyeTV Hybrid USB TV Tuner for Mac / PC $80 Shipped (Reg. $150)

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Amazon is offering the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid USB TV Tuner for Mac / PC for only $80 with free shipping.  The Apple Store, MacMall and most retailers all charge $130 to $150 for this same unit.  The EyeTV Hybrid is the world’s smallest tuner stick allowing users to watch, pause, and record live digital/analog television on a Mac or PC. Mac users can even edit EyeTV recordings and automatically export to iTunes to sync with Apple iDevices.
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