Looking to learn or hone your skills to be a web developer? This bundle includes courses on becoming Amazon Web Services certified, using version control with GitHub, learning programming with Python, HTML5 fundamentals, PHP & MySQL classes, and more. There's even a MongoDB course in here! All this and more for just $49.
We've talked about how SSD pricing, as well as timing, has really put us in the Golden Age of Mac Upgrades, and this price on Crucial's 480GB M500 SSD is yet more proof of that. But you don't need proof, you need an SSD for that older Mac of yours, so go get this one. Why wait? I've got one in a 2007 iMac and it feels like a brand new Mac.
This has been the week of giveaways at TMO Deals, and today's is called the GoGo Gadget Giveaway. With this giveaway you're registering to win a Doxie Go portable scanner, the Soundstep portable Bluetooth speaker dock for Lightning iOS devices, and the OUYA gaming console. That's $448 worth of stuff, and it will be free to one lucky winner, who will be chosen on May 30th, 2014. Registering to win requires you to subscribe to our deal emails, which is something you should so anyway; and, you can unsubscribe at any time. There are details on the giveaway page, so check it out.
Today in our deals section you will find our latest Name Your Own Price Bundle. Inside the bundle are 8 great Mac apps (plus one defunct app that seems to have curiously risen from the ashes in a corporate switcheroo move... you can decide about that one!) and an iOS development course. Highlights include CrossOver 13 for Mac, RapidWeaver 5 and Snapheal Pro (one of my all-time favorites!). You literally can name your own price. ANY price you name (yes, any!) gets you two pre-selected apps and the iOS development course! But if you offer more than the average price you get all nine plus the dev course. At the time of this post that average price is just US$9.28, so act quickly and get yourself a heckuva deal. Or you can choose to pay more and put yourself on the leaderboard to get entered into a contest for an 11" MacBook Air. Several ways to win, and they're all cheaper the sooner you act!
We have another giveaway through The Mac Observer Deals for you, an Xbox One Titanfall affair. Register to win (which means subscribing to receive notices about our deals), and you might win a free Xbox One gaming console and a copy o Titanfall, a mega smash-hit game that people rave about. You can unsubscribe any time, but why would you? The deals that we offer through our friends at StackSocial are terrific. Plus, when you buy something through our deals, you're helping to support content at The Mac Observer. Someone has to win, and I hope it's you.
We're trying something new this week with the TMO Deals site by promoting some significant giveaways. We'll start with a Samsung 50-Inch 1080p HDTV giveaway where the winner also gets to choose either a Roku 3 or Apple TV settop box. Entering is free—all you have to do is subscribe to receive exclusive offers via email from The Mac Observer Deals. You can unsubscribe any time you want. The winner will be chosen on May 31st. You can read the details on the giveaway page.
I am a sucker for cool gadgets and toys, and today I have a deal on an iOS-controlled helicopter that I would have linked to as a Cool Stuff Found if we weren't offering it as a deal. It's called the Cobra iHelicopter, an RC helicopter that shoots missiles. What's better than shooting missiles from an RC helicopter? It comes with a transmitter you plug into your iPhone or iPad that talks to a free app you use to control your helicopter and shoot missiles at things. ::giddy:: It has a flying time of 8-10 minutes with a 45 minute recharge—the transmitter is also rechargeable and lasts for up to two hours of flight time between charges. There's a great video on the deal page showing this thing in action. It retails for $70, but through our deal you can get it for $49.95.
As Mac Geek Gab listeners know, Keyboard Maestro is one of my absolutely must-have Mac utilities. Without it I'm not at the top of my game. Keyboard Maestro does many things, my favorites include its enhanced task switcher, automating running through menus (want to assign a keyboard shortcut to activate fast-user-switching? KM can do it!), and a clipboard history (and if you haven't worked with a clipboard history before, you're missing out!). Get it from our deal partners at StackSocial today at $19.99 before the price goes back up to $36.
Our friends at both Antec and StackSocial have gotten together today to offer this fantastic deal to you, our loyal TMO audience. For just $55 (actually $54.99 - save a penny!) you can have this compact Bluetooth speaker shipped to you anywhere in the USA, normally a $100 product. I've tested this speaker, and for $55 it's one of the best-sounding speakers you'll hear, certainly better than the far-more-expensive Jambox line (which sound horrible, in my opinion). If you need a good, wireless speaker to bring around with you this summer, just click buy. You'll love this one from Antec.
I would have linked to this product as a "Cool Stuff Found" entry, but I was introduced to it through TMO Deals. It's called ChargeCard, and it's a Lightning charging "cable, but it's baked into a credit card-sized form that fits in your billfold or wallet. At 0.1-inches thin, you can always have a charging cable on you for any Lightning Apple device (iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, iPad 4 and iPad Air, iPad mini in its various forms, and the current iPod touch). That's pretty clever. It retails for US$32, but with our deal, you can get it for $24.99, and that includes free shipping. There are several photos showing this device in action in the deal listing.
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