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SideNotes for Mac: $7.99

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We have a deal on SideNotes, a note-taking app for the Mac where your notes live on the side of your screen. Plus, those notes will show and hide themselves to keep out of the way. You can also mark notes with colors and group them into folders. SideNotes for Mac is $7.99 through our deal.

Learn a Language by Chatting with Native Speakers Around the World: $29

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We have a deal on HelloTalk VIP, a language-learning app that connects you with native speakers around the world. You can search for language exchange partners by native language, city, distance from you, and you can chat with language partners via text, voice recordings, voice calls, video calls, and doodles. A lifetime subscription to HelloTalk VIP is $29 through our deal.

Line Up Your Shots with This Wearable, Compact Bluetooth Golf Rangefinder: $54.99

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We have a different sort of deal for you today, the GoGolf GPS Bluetooth rangefinder. With this device, you can push a single button and immediately know the distance to the pin. It will also tell you how far you hit a drive down the fairway, giving you a more precise feel for the game. It will speak ranges on it is, but but it also reports to both iOS and Android devices through a companion app. The GoGolf GPS is $89.99 through our deal, but coupon code GOLFSAVE brings the price down to $54.99 at checkout.

Translate 42 Languages and Record in Real-Time with this Light and Portable Translator Device: $99

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We have a deal on CM Translator, a device that allows for instant two-way translation and real-time recording in a variety of scenarios. It boasts battery life of up to 180 days of standby time and 24 hours of continuous use. It currently translates 42 languages, covering more than 90% of countries around the world. It’s $99 through our deal.

TR9 True Wireless Headphones with Charging Case: $34.99

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We have a deal on a pair of TR9 True Wireless Headphones with a charging case. Small and lightweight, these in-ear earphones were designed to sit comfortably in and around your ear so you can go for a jog, hit the gym, or do your daily commute without having to worry about them falling out. They’re $34.99 through our deal.

Disk Drill PRO: $39

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Disk Drill PRO

We have a deal on Disk Drill PRO for Mac or Windows. This software is designed to make it easy to recover documents, music, photos, videos, or even whole partitions that have gone missing from your computer. You can get Disk Drill Pro through our deal for $39.

MacGeneration Finds Icon of 16-inch MacBook Pro in macOS 10.15.1 Beta

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French website MacGeneration (via MacRumors) has found references to and an image of a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the beta of macOS 10.15.1. Looking similar to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, the not-yet-announced device has a thinner bezel. Cool, yeah? Here’s a snippet from the Google Translate version of the article, but read the full thing for more images and info.

macOS 10.15.1 contains references to a MacBook Pro 16″, which accredit the many rumors about this new model.In the code of the first two beta of this version of Catalina, we found with the help of a reader, Maxime, the mention “MacBookPro16,1” which designates a new laptop of 16 “. Better than that, there are even the icons of the machine!

Apple's Rapid iOS Releases, macOS Upgrade Warning and Prep - TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-18

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Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro are back with guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the seemingly dizzying array of iOS updates Apple has released in the last few weeks. They also talk about the special case needs of macOS Catalina and whether Apple could do more to proactively warn users of everything they might face with their Mac systems.

Database App for Mac that Helps You Organize: $24.99

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We have a deal on Tap Forms 5, a database creation tool for macOS. It features built-in design tools to help you create forms to efficiently track, manage and maintain your data. It also includes a Bento library importer, relational capabilities, 5 different views of your data including list, multi-column, map, calendar, and photo grid. This database tool for the Mac is $24.99 through our deal.

Apple Posts New 'Dickinson' Trailer

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Apple has a new trailer up for Dickinson, the Apple Original about poet Emily Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld. Called Immortality, the trailer focuses on Ms. Dickinson’s obsession with living, or dying, a common theme of the Victorian era.

Samsung Galaxy S10's Finger Print Sensor Easily Bypassed

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So it turns out the fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S10 can be circumvented by a $3.47 screen protector. The BBC had that report, but it was John Gruber’s commentary I thought was spot on:

When the iPhone 5S debuted with Touch ID, we were inundated with news stories about “easy” ways to spoof it that were, in fact, not easy at all. Now we learn that Samsung’s flagship phone’s fingerprint sensor can in fact be spoofed trivially — and… crickets.

In a word, yup.