Siri Stories June 9, 2016

Amazon offers the second generation ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with HomeKit compatibility for $199 shipped. Matched at Home Depot. This is a 20% savings off the regular price, the best price that Amazon has ever sold it for and within $9 of our previous low mention.

Upgrade Dad’s thermostat with the highly-rated ecobee3. Aside from saving “an average of 23% annually” on home energy costs, it is loaded with features. For example, HomeKit control allows the ecobee3 to communicate with your Apple devices and enables Siri voice activation. It ships with a remote sensor that monitors temperatures in other areas of your home (you can buy more here.) The free iOS or Android app adds another layer of functionality with remote monitoring and data tracking.

We were left with a positive impression in our review:

Siri control for turning on the heat from my desk is super convenient, especially using the Apple Watch, and using the iPhone app to change the temperature has almost entirely replaced walking over to the thermostat.

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Siri Stories June 7, 2016

Amazon is offering the iDevices Switch Wi-Fi and HomeKit (with Siri) Enabled Plug for $34.98 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s 30% or $15 off the original price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find.

Perfect for adding smart functionality to your electronic devices, this little switch provides Siri voice commands and full app control over whatever you have plugged in to it. The whole system uses Wi-Fi and supports remote control over your devices when you’re away from home. More details below and over on 9to5Mac. Rated 3.5/5 stars with more than 65% of reviewers leaving a 4 or 5 star rating.

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Siri Stories November 22, 2015

expiredSave on the new Apple TV: 32GB $130, 64GB $180 or 3rd Gen (refurb) for $40 + free shipping

Update (11/22 8:45pm):

Today only, Target offers the new Apple TV in 32GB or 64GB capacities for $150 and $200. Applying coupon code LIST drops the 32GB model down to $134.99 shipped (Reg. $149), while the 64GB goes to $179.10 shipped (Reg. $199). This is the first substantial discount since it was released last month, aside from upcoming Black Friday promotions. Of course, REDcard members can save an additional 5% on all orders. The new Apple TV features a revamped operating system, Siri voice-enabled search, and support for MFi gaming controllers. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to complete your new setup.

Best Buy has the certified refurbished Apple TV (3rd generation) for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s $19 less than Apple charges for a refurb and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.  At just $5 more than a Chromecast, this deal is a no-brainer for Apple fans or anyone looking to smarten up their TV.

Don’t forget, Apple doesn’t include an HDMI cable with any of its media streamers. Grab one from Amazon for as low as $5.09 Prime shipped.

Siri Stories November 4, 2015

Grab the new 4th Generation Apple TV (open-box) for $140 shipped (Reg. $150)

Update (11/8 10:00am): Back in-stock! Best Buy has the 4th Generation Apple TV in excellent open-box condition for $139.99 shipped.

Best Buy currently offers the new fourth generation Apple TV in “excellent” open- condition for $126.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $23 off the original price and the first discounted listing that we have seen. Note: Click on “buying options” and then select the Open-Box Excellent listing.

The new Apple TV just launched last week and recently became available in-stores as well. It is loaded with fresh features including a new remote, Siri-access and a full-on app store. Reviews have been largely positive across the board.

If you’ve been hesitant to jump on-board with Apple’s latest device, this discounted offering may be the way to go. Best Buy describes this open-box listing as being “in excellent condition, looks brand new in appearance — with no physical flaws, scratches or scuffs — and include all original parts and accessories.” A full factory warranty is included. Learn more about open-box products at Best Buy.

Be sure to check out our roundup of the best accessories for the new Apple TV, as well.

Siri Stories June 4, 2015

Update (6/4 3:30pm): Apple has now officially selected 2Do as the new Free App of the Week.

The very popular 2Do task management universal iOS app has gone free for the first time since it was originally released over three years ago. It regularly goes for $15 and has not been under $9.99 in over a year. With 18,000+ reviewers rating it 4.5/5 stars since its release, this app is certainly worth a download.

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2Do takes a “completely different approach” to task management. Its flat and clean interface removes any distractions so users can focus on the work at hand. Most notably, 2Do has been updated with Apple Watch support and works with many popular services like Dropbox, Apple’s Reminders and Siri. It has a companion Mac app that has received a 50% price drop, down to $24.99, coinciding with the iOS version going free.

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Siri Stories May 4, 2015

Following up on the popularity of Philips Hue and Belkin’s WeMo offerings, GE has announced that it will soon be releasing its first Apple HomeKit-enabled Intelligent LED lightbulbs. GE is also including features that will help save on energy costs and even help improve your sleep. expand full story

Siri Stories October 10, 2014

Today’s top Daily Deal at Staples is the Apple iPod touch 32GB in space gray or silver for only $224 shipped. That’s $75 off the list price and the lowest we could find.

This iPod touch features a 4-inch Retina display, the Apple A5 chip, and a 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording. You can discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. Nearly 3,000 Amazon customers gave it 4.4/5 stars and great reviews

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Siri Stories May 26, 2014

Amazon is offering the Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Bluetooth Speaker in black or white for $99.95 shipped (price matched on B&H). That’s $100 off the regular $200 price tag, $100 under Best Buy, the lowest price we can find by $50, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen these go for brand new.

Yamaha NX-P100 Portable-Bluetooth Speaker-black or white-03It comes with Bluetooth and NFC functionality for simple mobile pairing and playback, a built-in speakerphone, 8 hours of battery life, and will act as a mobile device charger: “if you have the Siri personal assistant on your Apple iOS device, you can start it from the NX-P100 with a single button press.”

The NX-P100 has received a 3.9/5 star rating on Amazon

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Siri Stories February 23, 2012

Today only, go4computers via ebay Daily Deals has the 16 GB iPhone  for $599 with free shipping.  That’s $50 off and the lowest price you’ll find on the rarely-discounted iPhone 4S. expand full story

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