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Happy U.S. Independence Day, 2020 Edition

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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In honor of Independence Day—a U.S. holiday—The Mac Observer is taking off Friday, July 3rd. We will return Monday, July 6th, with our usual Apple, Mac, iPad iPhone, and Apple Watch news. TMO’s Daily Observations podcast is taking off the holiday, too. Enjoy the holiday, keep those masks on, and stay safe!

The Complete Cartoon Animator 4 PRO Mac Bundle: $69.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Complete Cartoon Animator 4 PRO Mac Bundle

We have a deal on the Complete Cartoon Animator 4 PRO Mac Bundle, which includes Cartoon Animator 4 PRO and 6 hours of training on 2D animation, including 55 lectures. The bundle is $69.99 through our deal.

Apple Silicon, Target Mode, iOS Apps Coming to Mac, with John Kheit - ACM 533

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple Silicon and the Mac moving to Apple-designed ARM processors. They also talk about Target Mode’s demise and something John Kheit predicted years ago: iOS apps coming to the Mac.

Albaro Air Posture Corrector: $99.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Albaro Air Posture Corrector

We have a deal on the Albaro Air Posture Corrector, a device designed to help you improve your posture. It uses a patented ergonomically-designed air pressure cell to fit your unique body, it adjusts the air pressure and creates the most comfortable back support while effectively realigning your balance. The Albaro Air is $99.95 through our deal.

This Mini Bar UV-C Light Plugs into Your USB-C Port and Kills 99.9% of Germs: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Mobisan Mobile Plug-In UV Sanitizer Light

We have a deal on the Mobisan Mobile Plug-In UV Sanitizer Light. This UV sanitizer plugs into a USB-C port—including iPad and other mobile devices with USB-C—and produces a UV sanitizer light. According to the company, it kills 99.9% of disease-causing microbes in less than 10 seconds.

InPaint Photo Editing App Bundle for Mac and Windows: $24.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

InPaint Photo Editing App Bundle for Mac & Windows

We have a deal on the InPaint Photo Editing App Bundle for Mac and Windows, a collection of photo editing apps. Those apps include InPaint, iResizer, iResizer, Multi-View, Multi-View, BatchInpaint, and PhotoStitcher. All apps work on either Mac or Windows, but note that the license is for one device only. You can read up on the details of each app in the deal listing. This app bundle is $24.99 through our deal.

Universal Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier with Speaker: $21.99

· Bryan Chaffin · Link

Universal Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier with Speaker

We have a deal on a Universal Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier. This device features an acrylic lens screen that zooms your phone screen 2 to 3 times to avoid visual fatigue and better viewing. It also features a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Check out the details on the full deal listing. This device is $21.99 through our deal.

Ozone Generator and Air Purifier: $29.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Ozone Generator & Air Purifier

Our friends at Stack Commerce have another cool gadget deal for us today, an ozone generator and air purifier. It has a built-in rechargeable 600mA battery so you can take it with you anywhere, and it has a max sound output of 35dB. This device is $29.95 through us.

With an AI Smart Chip, This Massage Gun Adjusts to Your Muscle Condition: $84.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Actigun Percussive Massager

We have a deal on Actigun, a percussive massager with what the company calls an AI Smart Chip that offers you a humanized intelligent interactive experience by reacting to the condition of your muscle. In other words, it self-adjusts according to what the device senses as it goes to work. It comes with 4 massage heads to suit all your massage need, and it’s wireless. It’s $84.95 through our deal.

Nordic Hygge AirChill Personal Evaporative Cooler: $69.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Nordic Hygge AirChill personal evaporative cooler

We have a deal on the Nordic Hygge AirChill, a personal evaporative cooler. It’s designed to cool and humidify the air, and is best for hot dry summers at home or in the office. It’s powered by a high-speed, 9-blade fan for steady wind and rapid cooling, and it doesn’t need an app to control it. This device is $69.99 through our deal.

UVSHIELD+ 360 Degree Phone Sanitizer Box: $49.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The intelliARMOR UVShield+ Smartphone Sanitizer with iPhone

We have a deal on the The intelliARMOR UVShield+, a device that allows for a full 360° UV-C sanitization process for your smartphone and other small objects. It also features raised nubs on the inner tray’s base to allow full coverage sanitation for your device. The UVShield+ is $49.99 through our deal.

Foldable Wireless LED Desk Lamp: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Foldable Wireless LED Desk Lamp

We have a deal on a foldable, wireless LED desk lamp. It’s a 250 Lumen lamp with a 135-degree foldable design and 3 brightness levels so you can adjust it to your needs. It also uses simple touch controls for changing the settings. This device is $29.99 through our deal.

macOS on ARM and WWDC, HomePod Hopes with Jeff Gamet - ACM 532

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by Jeff Gamet to discuss macOS and Mac hardware on ARM processors, along with their ideas about how much we might see at WWDC. They also discuss their hopes for HomePod and how it might improve.

OXITEMP Smart Watch with Live Oximeter: $49.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

OXITEMP Smart Watch

We have a deal on the OXITEMP Smart Watch, a device that includes a body temperature detector and tracker. It also has a Live Oximeter that tracks your Blood Oxygen Levels. It comes in Black, Teal, Pink, and Green, and it’s $49.95 through our deal.

This Wooden Magnetic Dock Powers Your iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods: $67.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Triple Dock charging station for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

We have a deal on the Triple Dock, a handcrafted wooden charging station for your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch. It features two Lightning connectors with 5-foot chords, and an Apple Watch charging disc. The back stand for your Lightning ports are adjustable to accomodate different devices, and the middle one was designed for AirPods. The company also has what it calls innovative micro-suction tape technology that allows one-handed operation. It’s $67.99 through our deal.

2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle with 11 Productivity Apps is Back: $59.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Limited Edition Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop

The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle is back. This bundle has 11 Mac apps, including Parallels, iMazing, and TextExpander. You’ll also find PDF Expert, Windscribe VPN Pro, RapidWeaver 8, Disk Drill Pro, Aurora HDR, and more. The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle is $59.99 through our deal.

Coconut Portable Waterproof Light: $36.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Coconut Light on a beach

We have a deal on the Coconut Light, a portable, waterproof light made of silicone. It’s a perfect sphere with an LED, whose light diffuses through the silicone shell. it has small feet on the “bottom” to keep it from rolling around, but it’s also waterproof, so you can toss it in the pool. The Coconut Light is $36.99 through our deal.

Dads & Grads, Mind Mapping, Work at Home Tips, with Bob LeVitus - ACM 531

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus to discuss some of his Dads & Grads gift recommendations. They also discuss mind mapping software and how Bob found his connection for using it. And, they go over some of Bob’s tips for working from home.

X-Mirage AirPlay for Mac: $9.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

X-Mirage AirPlay from iPad to Mac

We have a deal on X-Mirage, software that turns your Mac into an AirPlay receiver for mirroring whatever on your iPhone, iPad or iPod screen – apps, games, photos, videos, presentations, websites, and more to the bigger screen. It also offers real-time mirroring and media control. A lifetime license for this software is $9.99 through our deal.