Private Internet Access VPN 2-Year Subscription: $59.95

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Private Internet Access VPN

We have a deal for VPN fans, a two-year subscription to Private Internet Access. With this plan, you get unlimited bandwidth on up to 5 devices, including Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux PCs. There are more than 3,300 servers in 25 countries to choose from, and the subscription comes with a variety of services. Check out the details on the deal listing. The price through our deal is $59.95, some 63% off retail.

Gekkopod Flexible iPhone, GoPro, and Android Mount

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Gekkopod Flexible iPhone Mount. Also works with GoPro and Android devices

Check out the Gekkopod, a flexible mount and stand for iPhones, Android devices (if that’s your thing), and GoPros. The feet and arms are flexible so they can wrap your device and grab hold of wherever you need to set up your device. Check out the video below to see some of its uses. It’s $19.99 through our deal, with two color options.

Use the π Symbol on Your iPhone on Pi Day

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Today is Pi Day. While some people might say that Tau is more relevant than Pi, it’s still Pi Day. With that in mind, you may want to wish your friends a happy Pi Day. And while that’s cool, it’s even cooler to wish them a Happy π Day (OK, well, it may or may not be cooler to do this, but it’s definitely geekier!). Unfortunately, we don’t have a π symbol in emoji on iOS. So in order to send that symbol you’ll either have to copy it from the text of this article and paste it in … or you can do what we did in the first place: add the Greek keyboard to your iPhone and type it from there!

Waterproof Smartphone Bag With Music Out Jack + Waterproof Headphones

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Waterproof Smartphone Bag With Music Out Jack + Waterproof Headphones

It’s getting warmer in on the top half of the planet, and we have a deal to make your spring and summer music listening a wee bit easier. It’s for a waterproof iPhone bag (or your Android device, if that’s your thing) with both a music-out jack and included waterproof headphones. The bag has a touch-sensitive screen and is waterproof up to 60 feet deep. It’s $28.99 through us, 58% off retail.

The Future of the MacBooks Looks Good. Mac Pro Not So Much

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Lately, whenever a discussion of the Mac’s future comes up, there are two common themes. Apple remains enthusiastic about mobility and MacBooks/Pros. Likely the iMac as well. But concerns about the desktops, specifically the headless Mac Pro and Mac mini, have gone from dire to hopeless. Particle Debris page 2 points to two very good articles that explore the situation with the Mac line in general and also the Mac Pro’s fate in particular.

Block Your Webcams with These Magnetic Covers

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Nope Webcam Covers

We have a very timely deal for you today on Nope Webcam Covers. If you want something more elegant than Stickies or tape to cover your webcams, Nope Webcam Covers stick to your Mac and rotate to cover your webcam when you aren’t using it. For $14.99, you’ll get two Nope and four Nope Minis, and you can choose your finish (Gunmetal, Silver, or Silver and Gunmetal). Check out the details on the deal listing.

Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones: $69.99

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Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones

We have a deal for you today on the Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones. These minimalist, solid wood headphones feature proprietary drivers with Neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils. They also don’t artificially boost the bass. You can get them through us for $69.99, some 64% off retail.

Neutron S iPhone and iPad Mount: $19.99

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Neutron S Phone & Tablet Mount

Check out the Neutron S Phone and tablet Mount. It consists of a shielded magnet you mount to your iPhone or iPad (or other device, if that’s your thing) via a special included tape. It’s an aviation tape designed to attach strongly and detach smoothly. The magnet then attaches to the included mount, allowing you to put your device where you want it. It’s $19.99 through our deal.

Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7: $84.95

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Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7

We have a deal for you today on the Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7. This is a lens kit built into a revolving holder on the back of a case. It has four lenses, fisheye, wide angle, CPL, and macro. Just spin the holder to access the lens you need. It’s $84.95 through our deal.

Espionage 3 Encryption Software for Mac: $19.99

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Espionage 3 on Mac

We have deal on Espionage 3, encryption software for your Mac. It allows you to create multiple master passwords, each protecting an isolated set of folders with a combination of AES-256 encryption and scrypt security. Our deal is for $19.99 on a lifetime license to Espionage 3, which includes all minor updates and major upgrades. Check out the deal listing for more details.

Lack of Products Means Absence of Product Vision by Apple

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MacBook-iPad side by side

Soon after the first iPhone was launched, it was fairly easy to see that it would, by its design, eventually subsume the iPod. We watched it coming and expected iPod sales to wither. But in the case of the iPad and the Mac, the progression isn’t so clear. In these uncertain times, Apple could do a lot, with marketing and product rollouts, to provide warmer fuzzies about the roadmap (without spilling any secrets). Page one of Particle Debris set up the discussion, and page two cataloged some cases about how Apple’s lack of messaging, via product design, is creating customer angst.

Lightning Cable with Built-in Battery: $39.95

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Nomad Ultra Rugged Battery Lightning Cable

We have a deal today on the Nomad Ultra Rugged Battery Lightning Cable. It’s a lightning cable with a portable battery built right into the cable. It has a capacity of 2,350mAh, and the cable is designed to charge your phone first—from the battery if necessary. You can get it through us for $39.95.

TextExpander 1-Year Single User Plan: $19.98

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TextExpander on Mac, iOS, and Windows

TextExpander is one of our must-have Mac and iPhone utilities at TMO, and our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a deal on it. TextExpander expands snippets of text to much longer blocks of text. Your signature, a formula, addresses you have to type all the time, etc. It can also insert variables or things in your clipboard. Our deal is $19.98 for a one-year, single user license for macOS, iOS, and Windows. That’s half off regular price.

Cling Bling Window Solar Charger: $27.99

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Cling Bling Window Solar Charger

Check out the Cling Bling Window Solar Charger. It’s a portable battery that sticks to window and recharges itself with solar power. How cool is that? The battery’s capacity is 1,800mAh, and it’s about 6-inches square. It’s available in black or green, and they’re $27.99 each, which is 68% off retail.

Build-On Brick Mug: $19.99

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Build-On Brick Mug

Pssst! Don’t tell Jeff Gamet about today’s deal, at least not until you get your own. He’s likely to buy them all, otherwise. It’s the Build-On Brick Mug. This LEGO-compatible mug has pegs and holes that fit the iconic brick design. And lookit! You can put bricks on your coffee mug! That’s way too cool for school, in my book. It comes with the mug and 16 bricks, but feel free to mix and match your own. The Build-On Brick Mug is made from a food grade BPA-free plastic, and it’s $19.99 through us.

Apple, Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney and the Future

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Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson was the Apple VP of retail sales, and sales were booming. Then, in 2011, he took the offer to be the CEO of J.C. Penney. He tried to bring the modern concepts he learned at Apple to JCP, but “people there were entrenched and resist[ed] him.” He was let go in 2013. Now, J.C. Penney is going to close 140 stores. Did Mr. Johnson push JCP too hard, too fast? Can the company ever commit the resources it needs to go toe-to-toe with modern online retailers? Will JCP survive? It’s all in Particle Debris page 2.

FRESHeBUDS Air Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds

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FRESHeBUDS Air Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds

The FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds have been updated to Bluetooth 4.1. They’re water and sweat resistant, and automatically pair to your phone when pulled apart so you don’t have to go through any setup. They fully charge in 90 minutes, and offer up to 10 hours of playback. In addition to improved Bluetooth, this new version is $5 less, at $24.95.

Disk Drill PRO 3 for Mac for $34.99

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Disk Drill PRO 3 on Mac

We have a deal today on Disk Drill PRO 3, a data recovery utility for the Mac. According to the company, you can “scan and recover data from virtually any storage device with just the click of a button.” Our deal is for a lifetime license—which includes all minor and major upgrades to the app— for $34.99. You can find more information about the software on the deal listing.

BK SPORT Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones: $16.99

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BK Sport Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones

Check out the BK SPORT Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones. Their wireless, but they connect to each other via a cable that keeps them together. They feature a talk time of 5 hours and music playback time of 4.5 hours. They charge in 2 hours and can be in standby mode for up to 150 hours. You can get them through our deal for $16.99, or 66% off retail.