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Corel Painter Essentials 5 is the newest version of this long running painting software for the Mac. Natural-Media Brushes, Particle Brushes, Jitter Brushes that add realism and randomness to your work, and a Mirror painting tool for symmetrical precision. There's a lot in this Corel Painter Essentials 5, so check it out. You can buy it through our deal for $24.99.
Want to earn a million Gold in Game of War without spending real world money? Here's how you can do it just by using Troop Training Events, and it's all legitimate.
It's completely useless, yet utterly cool: Corbin Davenport is emulating a Macintosh II on an Android Wear device using Mini vMac II. That's an Android app available on Google Play, but young Mr. Davenport figured out how to make it work on an Android Wear device, more specifically a Samsung Gear Live. Awkward and pointless, running Mac OS on a smartwatch does nothing to better mankind, but knowing there are folks out there who can do this sort of thing makes me feel better about mankind. Check it out (via AndroidPolice), and cheers to Mr. Davenport.
A watch publication interviewed Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod. You can learn a lot about a person from their choice in a watch, and Mr. Fadell's collection gives us some insight on where he might steer Google's participation in wearables.
PhoneClean is a Mac app that lets you clean your iPhone. It can delete private text messages, find and remove hidden temporary and cache files, get rid of useless app crash logs and system notifications, and a lot more. It retails for $39.99, but you can get it through our deal for just $9.99. Check out the deal page for more information.
Arduino kits and tutorial bundles have proven very popular, and we have a new one for you today: the DIY Arduino Game Console Kit. Arduino is an open source platform for making your devices and gadgets. This kit is specifically designed to make a retro-style handheld gaming console. And that's cool. There are details and a video on the deal page, so check it out. And happy making.
IWC announced this week a smartstrap called IWC Connect. The device includes activitity monitoring and the ability to connect to smartphones and other devices, and is intended to combat smartwatches like Apple Watch.
Jeff Williams, senior vice president of operations at Apple, will be speaking at Code Conference 2015, the annual conference put on by Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher, and Re/code. The event takes place from May 26 to 28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California—this year's event features executives from GM, BuzzFeed, Pivotal, Xiami, Sprint, and Reddit.
We have a bundle of apps for you today called The Spring Clean Mac Bundle. Seven apps, including Disk Expert, Duplicates Expert, Clear Disk, Disk Inspector, App Uninstaller, Boost & Memory, and Funter, all designed to help you keep your Mac nice and tidy. Through our deal, you can get the whole kit and caboodle for $9.99.
Apple's iPhone has fared less well in Europe than in other markets, but that appears to be changing, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The research firm published a report claiming that users switching from Android to iPhone are driving growth for Apple in Europe's five largest economies: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.