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Lifetime Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices: $10

6:33 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Lifetime Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices: $10

Today's deal allows you to backup your contacts, photos, videos, calendar events and more on up to five mobile devices. The service is called iDrive, and it provides client-side 256-bit AES encryption with an optional user defined key. Better yet, you can backup from one device and restore to another—and that's a cross-platform feature. Backup from iOS and restore to Android or Windows Phone, and vice versa. Through our deal, this is a $10.

appLOUD for iPhone Allows Fans to Tip Bands, Post Concert Videos

8:04 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Tip a Band

Have a band and want to monetize your fan base? There's an app for that called appLOUD. The free app allows fans and artists to post concert videos, and tag those videos with a band's Twitter handle and the band's genre hashtag. The app then automatically connects the video to iTunes and concert ticket sales, and it even allows fans to directly tip bands.

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If you like music, download the app. If you appreciate a good performance, pony up. If you know someone with a band, tell them about this.

Apple Finally Faces Trial in Class Action Suit Over iTunes/iPod

5:45 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Class Action Lottery

iPod. Remember when that was a thing? There's a group of lawyers somewhere who do, because Apple is finally facing a long-threatened class action lawsuit accusing Apple of antitrust violations concerning iPod and iTunes. The trial starts on Tuesday, according to Reuters, and plaintiffs are seeking US$350 million in damages.

The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker: $179.99 This Week

4:08 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker: $179.99 This Week

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen: the Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker. It's a speaker that's a globe and it levitates. Seriously. It levitates. It floats in mid-air while it plays music or acts as your speaker phone, or whatever. Magnets are frakking cool. Check out the video in the deal listing to see it in action. It connects to an audio source via Bluetooth, plus it levitates. Drop in Luke Skywalker with a helmet over this eyes, and you can have yourself a proper SciFi shindig. The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker ships in January for $199. Stack Social has it on preorder for $195—when your speaker levitates, you don't have to discount it much. But this week only it's $179.99. So check it out and start counting down the days until it ships.

Apple Reportedly Building Chinese Sapphire Plant with Foxconn

9:36 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Sapphire Boule

Apple's GT Advanced Technologies troubles are well-known, but a report coming out of Taiwan suggests that Apple isn't ready to give up on sapphire displays for iPhone just yet. A report out of China says that Apple-supplier Foxconn is building a plant in China to produce sapphire for iPhone displays.

The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

2:50 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · 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.  One last thing: if you enter the leaderboard at any time, you'll be entered to win a gold iPhone 6 and gold iPad Air 2.

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.