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expiredRent Deadpool, the highest grossing R-rated flick of all-time, in HD for free ($5 value)

CinemaNow is offering a rental of Deadpool in HD for $5.99, but when you use the code DEADPOOLUSA at checkout, the price drops to free. That’s the lowest we could find for a rental by $5 and the only way to watch this just-released movie for absolutely nothing down.

You can download or stream the movie using a CinemaNow player app on just about any device for 48 hours before the rental expires.

Note: You will have to create a login at CinemaNow before you can proceed to checkout.

You can also find Deadpool on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD for $19 shipped (Orig. $33) from DeepDiscount via eBay.

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expiredGet the Blockbuster flick from 1996: ‘Independence Day’ in HD for $1, more

Google Play offers the download of Independence Day in HD for only $0.99. That’s the lowest price we can find by $14. You’ll need this download if you plan on catching the sequel this summer (20 years in the making). Also, Google Play has almost every James Bond flick to rent for only $0.99/ea today.

So now you don’t have to break the bank this weekend and still be the hero of family movie night – thanks to Google Play! 

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Google Play Metal Albums for $0.99: Trivium’s Silence In The Snow (Orig. $11), more

Google Play has discounted a few Metal albums to only $0.99 a piece available to download. These albums regularly go for $7 and up. Here they are for your listening pleasure:

  • Trivium’s Silence In The Snow (Special Edition) MP3 Album (Orig. $11)
  • In This Moment’s Black Widow MP3 Album (Orig. $8)
  • Halestorm’s Into The Wild Life (Deluxe) MP3 Album (Orig. $11)
  • Coheed and Cambria’s The Color Before The Sun MP3 Album (Orig. $9)
  • Highly Suspect’s Mister Asylum MP3 Album (Orig. $7)

download Stories January 28, 2016

expiredRihanna’s latest album ‘Anti’ was released last night, download it right now for free

Here’s a nice surprise this morning. Rihanna’s all-new album Anti is available as a free download. The 13-track LP was released just last night exclusively on Tidal. It includes her new hit single Work featuring Drake. You’ll need to provide your name and email to qualify for this freebie.

download Stories January 27, 2016

Free eBook download: “IT Guide to Mac Backup for Business”

Own or operate a small IT business? This free guide explains how to include Macs in your Laptop Backup and Data Protection Plans. The download is offered by Druva Software. Just fill out a small form and the guide is yours.

Protecting Mac devices presents a new challenge for IT, due to the inherent mobility, cloud-enthusiastic and app-centric behavior of end users. Follow these 8 considerations for developing a Mac laptop backup plan for your business that considers:

  • Performance
  • What really works for Macs
  • Data security
  • Device refresh

Get this guide and more easily incorporate Macs in your organization’s data protection plans.

download Stories January 14, 2016

Download the Very Best of Grateful Dead MP3 album for free (Reg. $10), more

Google Play has launched another free music promotion that delivers a full album MP3 download from a handful of major recording artists. Our top pick from the lot is The Very Best of Grateful Dead, this compilations includes 17 tracks of hit songs from the American rock band. It typically goes for around $10 as a MP3 download at Amazon.

Time to bury your Skeletons in the Closet “best-of”-this one spans the Dead’s years with Warner Bros., Grateful Dead Records and Arista! Includes Truckin’; Touch of Grey; Sugar Magnolia; Casey Jones; Box of Rain; Fire on the Mountain; U.S. Blues; Friend of the Devil; Franklin’s Tower; One More Saturday Night , and more.

Additionally, Google Play has compilations from Simon and Garfunkel, Alice Cooper, and Sly & the Family Stone, amongst others for free. Don’t forget, Elvis’ Greatest Hits are still as a freebie as is the 21 Classic Rock Favorites collection.

download Stories December 11, 2015

expiredPick up The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a free Kindle download and audiobook (Reg. $9+)

Amazon is currently offering The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a free Kindle download with a free audible narration. Note: you must check the “Add Audible Narration” box beneath the buy now button. By comparison, this title typically goes for upwards of $15 for a physical copy and fetches around $9 on the Google Play Store.

Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are in for the ride of their lives when a tornado drops them off in the Land of Oz. Can Dorothy and her new friends survive the perils of Oz to reach the Wizard and find a way home?

Grab the movie on Blu-ray while you’re at it for good measure.

download Stories February 21, 2015

expiredMarvel Digital Comics and Collections: Buy One, Get One Free

From now unitl Monday, the Marvel Digital Comics shop is offering BOGO on any comic or collection of comics they have online. That’s right! Buy one comic and get the second (of equal or lesser value) free! All you have to do is enter the code MARVEL at checkout and you will see the price of one of your comics zero out.

Take a look at this weeks best selling comics to help you decide. Right now we’re checking out Darth Vader #1 for $4.99 and that purchase got us Wolverines #7 for free (reg. $3.99)

Don’t have the Marvel reader app on your device yet? It’s a free download on iOS or Android.

download Stories February 9, 2015

Download 100 of the biggest rock hits from the 50s & 60s for $2.59

Well, this takes me back to being chauffeured around town by my parents. Head to Amazon to download Best of Rock ‘n’ Roll & Jukebox Music, a 100 song compilation of hits from the 50’s and 60’s for just $2.59. That works out to about two cents per song — crazy.

Artists include Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, The Platters, The Drifters, and many more.

download Stories November 18, 2014

Free download: “How to build an iPhone App Using Swift” guide

Packt Publishing is offering a free 30+ page PDF that you can download instantly to learn more about Swift “the innovative, fast, and fun new language from Apple.”

Claim your free guide now.

More about Swift:

Swift is a new programming language for building iPhone apps that Apple released in June 2014 at their special WWDC event in San Francisco, CA. Currently it is only available on OS X. You can find more information about Swift on the official page. Apple has released a book on Swift, The Swift Programming Language, which is available on the iBook Store or can be viewed online.

download Stories November 6, 2014

Free music from Nirvana, Drake, Lorde, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and more

In a awesome attempt to win you as a user, Google Play is offering some great tracks today absolutely free. The hand picked tracks include:

  • Lithium – Nirvana
  • Hold On We’re Going Home – Drake
  • Royals – Lorde
  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
  • Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
  • One More Time – Daft Punk
  • My Kinda Party –  Jason Aldean
  • We Found Love – Rihanna

download Stories October 6, 2014

Activision has unleashed the newest iteration in its popular NFC equipped Skylanders franchise. The new Skylanders Trap Team is available on all consoles, but there is also a mobile version for iPad, Android and Amazon tablets.

Head below for more details and what to expect from the new Starter Packs:  expand full story

download Stories September 30, 2014

The Pokémon Company International announced that its Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is coming to the App Store today. Already available on Mac and PC, this marks the very first time an official Pokémon game has debuted on the iOS platform outside of Pokémon TV and the Pokédex app.

Head below for availability details and the release trailer:  expand full story

download Stories August 18, 2014

For the next two weeks only, Amazon is offering a FREE coupon good for any two audiobooks on – for new customers only – (or existing customers with a different email address 😉 ). Audible has a library of over 150,000 titles to choose from. Below are some of our 9to5Mac and 9to5Google staff picks:

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download Stories June 4, 2014

People Magazine once again offers its country music playlist as a free iTunes download. Many artists from this month’s playlist currently reside on the iTunes top songs chart.

Simply head to this special promo page to get your download code and then pop that into iTunes to start downloading your free music. Only valid for US residents. Please refer to screenshot above to check out the entire track listing. Unused codes will expire on 7/15/2014. expand full story

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For the next two weeks only, Audible is offering a FREE coupon good for any two audiobooks from their site (for new customers only).  Audible has a library of over 150,000 titles to choose from. Below are some of our 9to5Mac and 9to5Google staff picks:

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download Stories March 19, 2014

Audible, an Amazon company, is offering a Free Audiobook with a 30-day FREE trial membership of their service. Considering some of their best titles are priced around $30 a piece, this is a great offer. After the first 30-days, the price to continue your membership is $14.95 a month. However, you can cancel at anytime in the first 30 days and still keep your first purchase.

Audible has a library of over 150,00 titles to choose from. Below are some of our 9to5Mac and 9to5Google staff picks:

 Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs 

  • Written by: Yukari Iwatani Kane
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Haunted Empire Apple After Steve Jobs
Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

  • Written by: Leander Kahney
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

  • Written by: Fred Vogelstein
  • Narrated by: J. P. Demont
Dogfight How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

  • Written by: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
 In the Plex How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Battle for the Internet

  • Written by: Charles Arthur
  • Narrated by: Stephen Rashbrook
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
 Digital Wars Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Battle for the Internet

download Stories March 7, 2014

expiredFree HD movie download of ‘Big’ featuring Tom Hanks (up to $15 savings)

Update (3/18 8:00am): The Google Play offer is now over, but you can still get a free HD copy of Big from Amazon. You may also receive a free $1 Amazon MP3 credit with the download.

For a limited time, Google Play is offering the 1988 Tom Hanks comedy, Big, as a free HD download. As a pricing comparison, it’s $7.99 from Amazon and $14.99 from iTunes. Rated 7.3/10 at IMDB.

At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big — only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. but the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.

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