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The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

18 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

Stack Social has put together another Name Your Own Price bundle for us, the Must-Have Mac Bundle. With this bundle, you can name your own price—hence the name—and receive Paperless, Data Backup 3, and Pixa, three quality Mac apps. If you beat the average price, though, you get six more apps, including Typinator, Hotspot Shield VPN - 1 Year Elite Subscription, Starry Night Enthusiast 7, Intensify Pro, Spotdox: 3 Year Subscription, MacJournal 6, and the The Must-Have Mac App Tutorial for these nine apps. This is a brand new bundle, so guess what the average price is as of this writing: $1.10. That's one dollar and ten cents, for those following along at home. And 10 percent of what you pay goes towards one of three charities. Your choice. 

BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff

9:01 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Incentive

BuzzFeed is doing well these days. The company raked in more than US$100 million in revenue during 2014, a figure surely worthy of a couple of list-style titles. That's a lot of money, and the company has more than 700 employees making it happen.

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Apple Watch is going to take doubters by surprise. There is an interesting vibe growing about this device. It's going to become ever more interesting.

The SKEYE Nano Drone Quadcopter: $34.99

8:14 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The SKEYE Nano Drone Quadcopter: $34.99

Check out the SKEYE Nano Drone, a quadcopter drone that measures just 4 centimeters on a side. That's small enough to land on your thumb. It has three flight modes, one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, ‘expert’ mode for seasoned flight veterans. The company that makes it says it will fly outdoors, but I personally imagine it's far better suited for indoor flight because of its size. At $34.99 through our deal (regularly $60), it's an expensive way to find out how much fun flying a quadcopter is. There's a video of the device in action on the deal listing. It's also priced for Xmas, so giddy up.

TMO Giveaway for Arcsoft Simplicam Winner

10:39 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Contest

Simplicam

Earlier today we chose a winner for our giveaway for an Arcsoft Simplicam—Arcsoft is a sponsor of The Mac Observer, so please check them out. TMO member Chantallation was randomly selected from the comments in the announcement, having squeaked in just under the entry deadline. Congratulations to her for entering, and thanks to everyone who registered!

Square Wants to Bring Apple Pay to Small Businesses

6:20 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Square

Square wants to support Apple Pay, a move that would allow even small businesses to accept Apple's new payment solution. Calling using Apple Pay "a great experience," Square founder Jack Dorsey said his company is focused on allowing merchants to accept as many payment options as possible.

Apple Makes ‘Things for iPad’ Free for a Week

6:57 PM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple made Things for iPad from Culture Code free for a week starting now. Things is a task manager/todo organizer, and it's become quite popular since we gave it an Editors' Choice Award in 2009. Things for iPad 2.5 was recently released and brought a ton of new features. Apple liked it enough to make it the free app of the week, so grab it while you can. It's normally priced at $19.99.

Judge Approves Apple iBooks $450 Million Antitrust Settlement

6:47 PM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Justice?

Judge Denise Cote gave final approval to a settlement between Apple and class-action plaintiffs over antitrust claims regarding iBooks. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple will pay the class $400 million in damages for price fixing in the ebook market, while lawyers get $50 million.

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And meanwhile, the company that actually has more than 60 percent market share of the online retail book market and ebook market rolls on. Nice work, DoJ/Judge Cote.

100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell Batteries for $59.99 [Extended]

5:54 PM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

100 AA & 52 AAA Duracell Batteries for $59.99

If you're giving or getting stuff for the holidays, you're going to need batteries. Enter today's deal, because you can get 100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell batteries for $59.99. That's enough batteries for every remote in the house—even the ones you have no idea what they go to. Every toy, every gadget, and every laser pointer. With this deal, you can power them all. The retail price on this pack is $160, but the deal ends later today. So, you know, giddy up! [Update: this deal rolls over to a new seven day counter once it expires. - Bryan]