NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer: $19.99

3:38 PM, Jul. 24th, 2015 · · Link

NetSpot Pro running on a MacBook

Check out NetSpot, a software utility that lets you visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless networks with any MacBook. It allows you to do something as simple as measure signal strength in a given spot, but if you are serious about optimizing your network, it has mapping tools that will allow you to precisely figure out signal strength in every nook and cranny of your home or office. It retails for $149, but through our deal you can get it for $19.99. There's a video on the deal page with a product demo.

Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle:$39

5:40 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · Link

Raspberry Pi Hacker Bunder Logo

We have a deal for folks who want to learn to make the most of the awesome Raspberry Pi linux board. It's a bundle of five training courses including Introduction to Raspberry Pi, Hardware Projects Using Raspberry Pi, Python Programming for Beginners, Real World Guide to Hardware Design, and PiBot: Built Your Own Raspberry Po-Powered Robot. Come on, that's frakking cool! Through our deal you can get this bundle for $39, some 93 percent off retail. Check it out.

iTunes Needs To Break Up…With Itself

4:54 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · Link

iTunes House with Cobbled On Parts

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. It's been made even worse with the advent of Apple Music. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software. 

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course: $59

2:38 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · Link

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Training Course

We have a deal for you today on an exclusive iOS 9 Swift training course. It has 35 hours of training that will walk you through building 10 different apps. If you're looking to be ready for iOS 9's release this fall, definitely check out our deal. It's $59, which is 80 percent off retail.

Which Data Recovery Software Should I Use on my Mac?

10:35 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · Link

Hard Drive Stethoscope

Two years ago, Mac Geek Gab listener John had a hard disk gone bad and needed to recover some files off it before he moved on to a newer, more reliable disk. With that, he has asked for help deciding which data recovery software to use, in part because there are no good reviews of any options out there. Our advice from two years ago stands, and now has been further enhanced by some fantastic discussion in the article comments, as well.

ilumi A21 Bluetooth LED Smartbulb: $49

2:39 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · · Link

Ilumi A21 Bluetooth LED Smartbulb

Check out the  ilumi A21 Bluetooth Smartbulb, a color-tunable LED light can control from your smartphone. Each bulb produces millions of colors, and the free companion app has built-in programs for a variety of lighting settings. It also has an expected lifespan of 20 years. Through our deal, you can get this smartbulb for $49, a discount of some 45 percent.

Blinkist Premium 1 Year Subscription: $29.99

3:52 PM, Jul. 20th, 2015 · · Link

Blinkist on iPad and iPhone

Have you heard of Blinkist? They condense nonfiction books into something you can digest in 15 minutes, and we have a deal on a premium one year subscription for $29.99, which is a 62 percent discount. Check out the deal listing for more info.

Free: Time Doctor 1-Year Subscription

6:09 PM, Jul. 17th, 2015 · · Link

Time Doctor on Macbook

Ever wonder how you use your computer? What apps you use the most? How much time you spend in them? Check out Time Doctor, a service that tracks which apps you're using, offers popups reminding you to get back to work if you've been surfing, and integrates with Asana and Basecamp. Our deal on this is pretty killer, because you get a one year subscription for free. Check out the deal page for details.

Pay What You Want: Web Hacker Bundle

3:09 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Link

Web Hacker Bundle

We have another developer deal for you, the Web Hacker Bundle. Better yet, it's one of Stack Social's Pay What You Want deals! Pay anything, and you get Learn Docker from Scratch and Learn Apache Cassandra from Scratch. If you beat the average price, which is just $6.25 as of this writing, you'll get five more tutorial courses covering Django, Python, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MySQL, JQuery, and more. 10 percent of your purchase price will be donated to Creative Commons, a great project. And if you make the Top Ten at any point, you get five entries into the Samsung 50-Inch 4K TV & Media Device Giveaway.  So...get to it!

Archive Your iOS Backups to Save Snapshots in Time

10:17 AM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · Link

iTunes Screenshot with Backup Archive

If you've ever looked in iTunes > Preferences > Devices you've probably seen what appear to be duplicate backups of your various iDevices labeled with a date. These are archives that iTunes automatically creates, typically when you updated to new software or otherwise made a change that caused your iPhone to start anew. There are times, however, when it might be handy to create one of these at a point in time of your choosing, and we can show you how.