OS X Stories December 21, 2015

expired1Password for Mac drops to $32 for the holiday season (Reg. $50)

1Password is the preeminent way to manage your passwords securely on Mac and iOS. It is now on sale in the Mac App Store for $31.99. This software typically goes for $50, although we’ve seen it as low as $29.99. Today’s deal is the lowest price of the holiday season and only the second time it’s been below $35. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 4,500 reviewers all-time.

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single click. It’s the best way to stay secure and the fastest way to use the web.

1Password is listed by Apple as a Mac App Store Best of 2014, a 2014 Hall of Famer at iMore, and a Mac|Life Editor’s Choice. It’s Loved and used by millions. Try 1Password today!

STAY SECURE WITH 1PASSWORD

Every day there are new passwords to remember. If you create new ones, they are often forgotten. If you use the same passwords over and over again, you become vulnerable. 1Password solves all these problems.

◆ 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 ◆ **NEW** Create One-Time Passwords for over 75 services with a single click

BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH 1PASSWORD

1Password not only keeps you secure with strong and unique passwords, it also makes you more productive.

◆ Automatically log into websites using your favorite browsers ◆ Fill credit cards and signup forms with a single click ◆ Quickly access your data from anywhere using 1Password mini ◆ Open websites and automatically submit login information using Go & Fill bookmarks ◆ Never again waste time on forgotten passwords ◆ **NEW** Start calls and draft emails with a single click

PROTECT MORE THAN JUST PASSWORDS

1Password allows you to store a lot more than just website logins. Keep all your important information available at your fingertips.

◆ Store Credit Cards, Secure Notes, Passports, Bank Accounts, and much more ◆ Easily remember website Security Questions and generate secure answers ◆ Securely store documents and images ◆ Never leave home without your important information again ◆ **NEW** Add your own custom fields to store whatever you want

EVERY DEVICE HAS EVERY LOGIN

1Password supports all your favorite devices. Keep your critical information with you wherever you go.

◆ iCloud support means secure sync with Apple simplicity ◆ Dropbox support provides cross-platform sync and sharing ◆ Wi-Fi Sync so your vault, even multiple vaults, never leaves your network

SECURELY SHARE WITH FAMILY OR TEAM MEMBERS

1Password allows you to organize your data into multiple vaults and securely share them with others. Use separate vaults to choose what you share and who you share it with.

◆ Share business logins with your co-workers ◆ Create a family vault to share with your spouse ◆ Distribute encryption keys with your development team ◆ Exchange accounts and documents with your clients ◆ Relieve the burden of estate planning for your loved ones

The possibilities are endless! Best of all you can securely sync your vaults so everyone always has the latest information.

AND MUCH MUCH MORE

◆ Built for OS X Yosemite ◆ Mark your most used items as Favorites ◆ Organize your data with Folders and Tags ◆ Save powerful searches as Smart Folders ◆ No subscription or other fees ◆ Available in many languages ◆ Free support from a world-class Customer Support team

Mac: 1Password: $32 (Reg. $50)

Head over to our roundups for all the best gaming deals every day of the week.

OS X Stories September 23, 2015

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If you would rather keep snoopers and government spooks out of your browsing history, Private Internet Access VPN offers comprehensive protection. 9to5Toys Specials has two-year subscriptions for $59.

This service masks your IP address by routing your browsing traffic via a specialized server, making it virtually impossible for anyone to track you online. Installation is a one-click process, and there is support on offer if required. With the VPN switched on, unwanted connections are filtered out, and your location is also disguised, meaning you can access geo-restricted content (e.g. Netflix, Skype). There are over 2,900 servers to choose from, scattered across 20 countries, and your data is encrypted with the Blowfish CBC algorithm. This subscription covers any five Windows, OS X, iOS and Android devices you own, with unlimited bandwidth.

Grab the deal to save 24% on a two-year subscription.

OS X Stories August 31, 2015

expiredLogitech wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for Mac or PC $28 shipped (Reg. $60)

Today only, as one of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers the Logitech wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for Mac or PC for $27.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of more than 50% off its regular price, $12 better than Amazon, and within a dollar of the lowest we’ve seen.

This mouse connects wirelessly to your Mac (OS X 10.5 or later) or PC (Windows Vista/7/8/10) via a tiny USB receiver. Features include Darkfield Laser Tracking that can detect movement on nearly any surface (including glass), integrated thumb buttons, and an ergonomic design. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,759 Amazon reviewers.

If you need Bluetooth connectivity then you’ll have to jump into Logitech’s newer mice, the MX Anywhere 2 or MX Master.

OS X Stories April 10, 2015

Update (4/14 12:45pm): On-The-Go has launched its IndieGoGo campaign, if you’re interested in grabbing one they’ve got a number of different pledge options.

If you’re an avid follower of 9to5Toys (and we know that you are), you’re well aware of our love of battery packs, USB drives, MFi certification and all around gadgetry. It’s always interesting when companies set out to pair these things together, with varying degrees of success.

We’ve spotted something new today though, fittingly named On The Go, which aims to combine storage, charging, streaming, device tracking and more into a small package. The multi-functional connectivity on this thing is impressive, from iPhone to Android to Mac, it has everything covered… expand full story

OS X Stories February 27, 2015

Complete iOS 8 & Swift Dev Course: $998 Value for $89

Enjoy over 36+ hours of elite instruction at the cutting edge of iOS app creation, learning Apple’s Xcode 6 and Swift, their new programming language — for just $89

Everyone’s got an idea for an app, but only you can create the most valuable, sharpest apps using Swift, Apple’s new language used to develop all native iOS & Mac apps…and you can learn it all for about 11% of the original cost.

This invaluable offer makes you suddenly indispensable, as you master integration with 3rd-party APIs like Facebook and more; “Storyboard” helps you create appealing, cleanly-designed products using Apple’s fantastic GUI.  Break it down to the nitty-gritty by building to detect and accommodate any size screen. Store data on the device, or use Apple’s new Cloudkit tool to host your database.  Oh…and it’ll teach you how to pull analytics, as well. We hear those are important.

These knowledge-rich 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content will get you building apps in no time. You know…the ones everyone needs, but no one’s made. Yet.

This close-to-a-thousand-dollar value is yours for just $89…no catch, except that we are running out of this pre-release. So click through to instantly get access to the knowledge you need. All you need is an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later.

OS X Stories December 11, 2014

Logitech 720p HD Webcam w/ Widescreen Calling & Recording $15 (Reg. up to $40)

Update (12/14 11:35am): Price dropped to $14.99.

Best Buy via eBay has the Logitech C270 HD Webcam with 720p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording for $19.99 shipped (matched on Best Buy). That’s 50% under the original price, matching the best refurbished listings we can find, $7 below Amazon and matching the best price we’ve seen it go for.

Features:

  • Easy HD video calls on Skype, Windows Live Messenger
  • Fluid HD 720p video recording and video calling in 16:9 widescreen
  • Crisp 3 MP photos
  • Auto light correction, built-in noise-cancelling mic
  • Works with Windows-based PCs
  • Includes 5-ft. cable and 2-year limited hardware warranty

It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 650 Amazon customers and 4.5/5 from 275 Best Buy customers. 

While the feature list only mentions Windows-based systems, user reports (of which there are many) suggest it works just fine on Mac. In our own experience we found the C920 model to work on OS X right out of the box.

More from Logitech:

Hi-Def Yourself.

Logitech HD Webcam C270—making HD video calling simple. Say it bigger. Say it better. High definition 720p video in widescreen for picture quality that’s simply amazing.

Self-expression knows no bounds. It’s not just about video calls anymore. Video blog, stream, share, rant, rap, sing and dance with ease. Plus it works seamlessly with your favorite applications. The term ‘webcam’ doesn’t quite do it justice.

Video calling made easy 

Enjoy fluid HD 720p calls on Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Logitech Vid HD—the free, fast and fast easy way to see your loved ones face-to-face.

Simple to snap and send photos

Take vibrant 3-megapixel snapshots with just one click.

Comes with good lighting

With automatic light correction, you’ll get the best possible image—even if you make a video call in dim light.

OS X Stories September 26, 2014

Feral Interactive’s latest console/PC port has now made its way to the Mac App Store in the form of GRID 2 Reloaded Edition. Originally released on PC and consoles, the Codemasters developed title was a successor to the original GRID title and designed to hit the sweet spot between frantic arcade racing and realistic simulation.

Head below for more details and some brief gameplay in the trailer video:  expand full story

OS X Stories September 6, 2014

Update (9/13): Thanks for all of the entries into our Small States giveaway, @strikeux is our winner and he has been contacted.

Small States is a new series on 9to5Toys that features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

Introduction

The world of Mac and iOS accessories is packed full of choices, from the gas station 30-pin cables to the top of the line wireless speaker systems. Whatever you are looking for, you are bound to find it in some capacity. But what Danny Mavromatis is setting out to accomplish goes beyond a high quality product, it’s building something with attention to detail in every area. It is creating a high quality audio experience that marries top-of-the-line digital-to-analog conversion with the convenience of AirPlay wrapped in a feel good Made in America package.

It’s Myro:Air.

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OS X Stories April 11, 2014

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.

OS X Stories September 18, 2013

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For the rest of September, MacUpdate has a solid $49.99 9 app bundle on its hands. All of the bundled titles represent the newest releases and will be compatible with the upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks release. The bundle includes:

1. ScreenFlow 4 – $99.99 – The best way to record screencasts on a Mac. 2. TechTool Pro 7 – $99.99 – The latest version of the powerful system utility. 3. Civilization V: Gold Edition – $49.99 – Best-selling strategy game, packed with extra content 4. PDFpen 6 – $59.95 – The all-purpose, easy-to-use PDF editor. 5. Snapheal Pro – $39.99 – The easiest way to remove objects and enhance your photos. 6. DeltaWalker – $39.95 – Compare and merge files and folders. 7. Vitamin-R 2 – $29.99 – Boost your productivity by enhancing your on-task focus. 8. Choco 2 – $29.99 – Design gorgeous photo collages with ease. 9. Aurora 5 – $14.95 – The most versatile alarm clock for your Mac.

In addition, bundle buyers can save more with these optional upgrades: expand full story

OS X Stories April 19, 2013

We have some apps available free today including Pocket Scanner HD for iPad and Daily Weather+ for iPhone and iPad. These freebies are likely only available until Sunday so grab them while you can. We have put together a brief list of some of today’s free apps below the fold:

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OS X Stories April 6, 2013

Mac Game Store is offering up to 50% off on an assortment of Mac games this week including Call of Duty: Black Ops for $39.99 (Reg. $49.99), The Walking Dead for $14.99 (Reg.  $24.99) and The Sims Medieval for $14.99 (Reg.  $29.95), among others. Head past the break for the full list of discounted Mac titles available this week:

Call of Duty: Black Ops for $39.99 Normally $49.99.

The Walking Dead for $14.99 Normally $24.99.

The Sims Medieval for $14.99 Normally $29.95.

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OS X Stories April 4, 2013

Update: Today only, Amazon has Borderlands 2 & Season Pass for only $25 (PC)

Mac gaming aficionados Aspyr Media is releasing a much anticipated update to its Borderlands 2 Mac App Store title. Starting today, users will be able to install version 1.3.2 to get access to Mac vs Mac co-op multiplayer through Game Center, as well as 5 new downloadable content packs available via in-app purchase that include the 5th playable character– The Mechromancer.

To celebrate the update, Aspyr is currently offering Borderlands 2 for 50% off the Mac App Store, allowing Mac users to grab the game for $29.99 (Regular $59.99) for a limited time.

You can check out our interview with Aspyr execs on the future of Mac gaming here. expand full story

OS X Stories March 15, 2013

Mac Game Store is offering up to 50% off on an assortment of Mac games this week including Assassins Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition for $19.99 and F1 2012 for $32.49, among others. Below is a list of the other discounted Mac titles available this week:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition for $19.95 regular $39.95.

F1 2012 for $32.49 regular $49.99.

The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack for $29.95 regular $39.95.

The Sims 3 Ambitions for $34.99 regular $39.99.

The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack for $29.99 regular $49.99.

The Sims 3 Pets for $29.99 regular $49.99.

Ancient Rome 2 for $3.99 regular $6.99.

Endless Space – Admiral Edition for $14.99 regular $29.99.

Monopoly for $4.95 regular $9.95.

Cities In Motion Complete Collection for $24.95 regular $49.95.

Stronghold 3 Gold for $29.99 regular $39.99.

Gamersgate has Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 for $19.99 regular $24.95.

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