MEEM Memory Cables: $59.99

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MEEM Memory Cable

We have a deal for you today on the MEEM Memory Cable. This clever device is a Lightning charging cable with a built-in flash drive. It’s designed to let you back up some data while you’re charging. It’s $59.99 for a 32GB model. There’s a 16GB Android version in the deal, too.

The Steam Powered Star Wars Gamer Bundle for Mac: $14.99

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Steam Powered Star Wars Gamer Bundle

We have such a great deal for Star Wars Day. It’s called the Steam Powered Star Wars Gamer Bundle, five Mac games from the Star Wars universe. It includes: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. These were all published by Aspyr and run through Steam, and the whole bundle is $14.99 through us. May the fourth be with you!

Powerbulb Charging Lightbulb: $29.99

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Powerbulb Charging Lightbulb

We have a deal on something I’ve never seen before, the Powerbulb Charging Lightbulb. It’s an LED lightbulb with two built-in 2.4 amp charging USB ports. You can get one through us for $29.99.

u-Jays Wireless On-Ear Headphones: $169.95

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u-Jays Wireless On-Ear Headphones

We have a deal on u-Jays Wireless on-Ear headphones. These Swedish-designed headphones have on-board controls and a mic, and the battery lasts up to 25 hours of playback. There’s a DigitalTrends video review of these headphones on the deal listing. They’re $169.95

How to Distinguish Phony Apple News From the Real Stuff

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Drone footage shows nearly complete main building at Apple Park campus

Nowadays, it’s a real challenge to find fact-based news and solid analysis about many things, including tech companies like Apple. There are so many voices. Does a lurid article title correlate well to solid research and historical insight? Probably not. Just exactly how does one go about identifying valuable, accurate analysis when it comes to Apple? Those who have learned the ropes know that a specific, experienced author is more important than an article title, and this week, one of those special authors, Daniel Eran Dilger, proves why that’s so. It’s on Page 2 of Particle Debris.

G-DROP Submersible Bluetooth Speaker: $46.99

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G-DROP Submersible Bluetooth Speaker

We have a deal on the G-DROP Submersible Bluetooth speaker. It features an IPX7 waterproof rating and is fully submersible for up to 30 minutes under up to 3 feet of water. It also has a built-in microphone. It’s $46.99 through us.

MarginNote Pro for Mac: $24.99

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MarginNote Pro on Mac and iPad

We have a deal on a Mac app called MarginNote Pro. It’s a, “reading tool for students, teachers, researchers, lawyers, or just the naturally curious.” It allows users to take notes, make mind maps, review flashcards, and more. Check the deal listing for more. It’s $24.99 through us.

Apple's Next Mac Pro Will Require a Change in Design Philosophy

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2013 Mac Pro.

Apple’s design philosophy for consumer Macs has been that of simplicity, indeed minimalism. Approachable and beautiful. But even the 2008-2012 Mac Pro, designed in the Steve Jobs era, understood the needs of technical and creative professionals. Now that Apple has had time to digest what went wrong with the 2013 Mac Pro, it’s time, according to Marco Arment, to change the design thinking from that of “no!” to that of “yes!”  Versatility should rule. It’s all on page 2 of Friday’s Particle Debris.

Gamevice for iPhone plus $10 iTunes Gift Card: $99.95

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Gamevice for iPhone

Check out Gamevice for iPhone. It’s a game controller for your iPhone that fits on either end, turning it into a single gaming device. It features built-in ABXY, L1R1, L2R2, and D-pad controllers, plus dual joysticks. It’s US$99.95 through our deal, and that includes a $10 iTunes gift card.

Kodak HD WiFi Pet Monitor: $72.99

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Kodak HD WiFi Pet Monitor

We have a deal on the Kodak HD WiFi Pet Monitor, a webcam that streams video to your smartphone through a companion app. It also features a speaker so you can speak to your pet remotely. It’s $72.99 through us.

MacX Media Management Bundle: $19.95

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MacX Media Management Bundle

We have a deal for you on the MacX Media Management Bundle, a collection of Mac apps designed to help you encode and decode videos and move them to your iOS devices. It consists of MacX DVD Ripper Pro, MacX Video Converter Pro, and MacX MediaTrans, for $19.95

12 Mac Apps and 3 Courses in the Supersized Creative Mac Bundle for $29

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The Supersized Creative Mac Bundle

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a great deal on 12 Mac apps and 3 training sources. It’s called the Supersized Creative Mac Bundle, and features several photo apps, filters, writing tools, Roxio Toast Express, mind mapping software, and more. The training courses cover photography, video editing, and web design. All for $29.

Technical Evolution Can Leave Companies Behind That Caused it

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Technical Evolution

Companies have to be careful about grand projects that don’t serve as a foundation, change rapidly, and sometimes incur legal difficulties. This week’s Particle Debris looks at how Google Book Search foundered from a lack of commitment and legal troubles, VRML morphed into purer VR, the strained evolution of tvOS, cute robots putting laborers out of work, the rapid evolution of self-driving cars, and how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans to keep his company from a slow, painful demise. These are examples of how technical evolution can double back on the very companies that spawn it.

CoBattery iPhone Charging Case Comes with 2 Swappable Batteries: $59

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CoBattery iPhone Charging Case

We have a deal for you on CoBattery, an iPhone charging case that comes with two swappable batteries. It’s designed to let you never have to plug your iPhone in again. Instead, your iPhone charges from the battery case while the second battery recharges. It’s $59 through us, with models for iPhone 6/6s/7 and iPhone 6/6s/7 Plus.

HoudahSpot 4 for Mac Family License: $19

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HoudahSpot 4 for Mac

We have a deal today on HoudahSpot 4, a desktop search tool that uses your Mac’s Spotlight index to mine into files and find exactly what you need. You can find files by name, text, content kind, file extension, author, recipient, pixel count, and more. You can get a family license through us for $19.

DeltaWalker 2 Pro for Mac: $29.95

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DeltaWalker 2 on Mac

We have a deal on DeltaWalker 2 for Mac (there’s a Windows version, too, if that’s your thing). This software allows you to compare, edit and merge files side-by-side. You can get it through us for $29.95, half off retail.