Apple Stories June 24, 2016

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During the lead up to WWDC there was some optimism Apple would finally release a new external Display, but that hope quickly disappeared. Apple quelled all rumors last night when it announced plans to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display and recommended prospective buyers check out 3rd party options. There’s a chance Apple could release an all-new monitor at some point down the road, but given Apple’s recent shift away from professional products, it wouldn’t be surprising if we never see another display come out of Cupertino.

To that end, we’ve rounded up the best monitors available right now across all budgets for Mac users…

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Apple Stories June 23, 2016

expiredTake home this 64GB Apple TV (open-box) at its lowest price yet: $129 shipped (Orig. $199)

Quick Ship Electronics (99.7% positive feedback from over 248,000) via eBay is offering the open-box current-generation Apple TV 64GB (MLNC2LL/A) for $129 shipped. That’s $70 off the original list price, the lowest we’ve seen for it and $46 under what we could find for one in new condition. This item may contain cosmetic blemishes. A 1-year Quick Ship warranty applies.

This Apple TV has a 64-bit A8 chip, 802.11ac wireless, 1080p streaming, AirPlay and iCloud integration, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, and HDMI. It runs on an all-new tvOS, has a touchpad remote with Siri integration, games and other apps, universal search across video services, live sports scores, and weather on demand.

Not too keen on open-box items? Well, you can still save on a brand new Apple TV at Best Buy. They have both the 32GB and 64GB models for $25 off MSRP right now.

Apple Stories June 22, 2016

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When I reviewed SanDisk’s new Lightning to USB flash drive for iPhone back in April, I noted it was one of the best yet. Today the company is launching a new product that essentially offers the same functionality— extra storage for files that you can access from a companion iOS app— but in the form factor of a sleek iPhone 6/6s case.

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powerbeats2 wireless

LeBron James has been endorsing Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones for years and he just brought Cleveland its first major sports championship in more than 50 years. Coincidence? Most likely! But that doesn’t change the fact that they are still great looking and sounding headphones. Right now you can get them from Amazon in Red, Flash Blue (Active Collection), Shock Yellow (Active Collection) and Siren Red (Active Collection) on sale for $119.99 with free shipping. Alternatively, Best Buy also offers the same discounted price on a few additional colors like Black and White. As a price comparison, they carry a list price of $200 and usually sell for around $150.

I’m partial to the Shock Yellow model since it matches perfectly with most of the latest athletic fashion trends. These headphones feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity (up to 30-ft), 6-hour rechargeable battery, RemoteTalk, and are IPX4 sweat resistant. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars from more than 4,000 Amazon reviewers.

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Apple Stories June 21, 2016

expiredApple Watch Stainless 38mm (PRODUCT) RED: $299 shipped ($250 off, tax only in NY)

If you are quick, you can snag an Apple watch Stainless Steel Product RED edition for $299 shipped Tax only in New York from B&H Photo. That’s $250 off and the lowest price by far we’ve seen for a stainless Steel Apple Watch.

While the Red color may go with some styles, you’ll probably want to pick up a few bands. Amazon has tons starting under $10

Pearl-RearVision

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in a line of products it plans that will add various smartphone connectivity features to vehicles.

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