Mac Software Stories January 12, 2016

By using your Mac as a surveying tool, NetSpot Pro helps you to troubleshoot and optimize your Wi-Fi network. Right now, you can grab this OS X utility for $19 via 9to5Toys Specials.

With the app open on your Macbook, you can build a heatmap of signal strength around your home or place of work. This gives you a comprehensive view of the dead zones, meaning you can adjust the position of your router to improve the signal where it is needed. The app can also help you with choosing the best radio channel, seeing all the local networks that may be causing interference, identifying access points, troubleshooting network issues, and testing your upload and download speeds. All of the collected data can be exported in customizable reports, and you can keep running the tests to optimize your network(s).

This deal takes 87% off the price of the app, with minor updates included.

Mac Software Stories March 11, 2015

expiredMac app bundle w/ Parallels 10, 1Password 5 and more for $80 ($270 value)

The Parallels Ultimate Mac Pack includes 5 popular pieces of software and offers savings of up to 70%. For $79.99 you’ll get a full version of Parallels 10, 1Password 5, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac, Snagit, Parallels Access, and Waltr. If you already have a copy of Parallels 8 (or newer) you can buy the $49.99 bundle, which is the same as the aforementioned set, except you’ll only get the upgrade version of Parallels 10.

The standouts of this bundle are Parallels 10 ($80 value) and 1Password 5 ($50 value). Parallels 10, which includes OS X Yosemite support, allows you to run Windows software on your Mac without rebooting. 1Password 5 helps you create and manage strong, unique passwords for your digital life.

It would cost you nearly $270 if you purchased each software title separately at MSRP. Deal expires on March 18th.

Mac Software Stories August 14, 2013

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 for Mac $90 shipped (Reg. $140)

For today only, Best Buy is offering Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 for Mac for $90 with free shipping. The next lowest price currently available is $120 from Amazon. Although this is not the best overall price we have ever seen on this software package (its been $10 cheaper), it is your best bet if you need it for school this fall.

Includes Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011 and PowerPoint for Mac 2011

With more than 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office, Microsoft Office is the most-trusted and most-used productivity suite ever. And Office for Mac 2011 is here to help you do more with your Mac, your way. Use familiar applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to help you take your ideas further. And since Office for Mac is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone on a Mac or PC.

Mac Software Stories March 27, 2013

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For a limited time, Digiarty is giving away free copies of  the Mac software package, MacX Video Converter Pro.  With this tool users can “convert various videos for playback on Mac and Apple Devices with optimum quality.”  MacX Video Converter Pro supports the following HD and SD video formats: MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AVI, MPEG, MP4, H.264, MOV, FLV, F4V, RM, RMVB, WebM, Google TV.  This is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to get random video files to play on your Mac or iDevice. expand full story

Mac Software Stories March 20, 2013

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As one of its Daily Deals, eBay is offering Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac for only $49 with free shipping.  This software title retails for $79.  The seller guarantees that this item will ship in a new, sealed retail box. If you are unsure about Parallels be sure to check out Walt Mossberg’s (WSJ) review.

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.

Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is easy. Bring all your PC programs, documents, photos, music and browser bookmarks to your Mac, then run them all like they were made for your Mac. It’s the best of both worlds on one desktop.

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MacUpdate Spring 2013 Bundle: 10 Mac apps for $50

MacUpdate offers downloads of its MacUpdate 2013 Spring 10-Application Bundle for $49.99. That’s tied with last week’s mention and a savings of $568 compared to paying the list price for each program. It includes Parallels Desktop 8, DEVONThink Pro 2, Prizmo 2, MotionComposer, and more. Deal expires March 21.

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