MailButler Professional 1-Year Subscription: $14.99

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MailButler Professional

Our friends at Stack Commerce said this is the last chance to get our deal on MailButler Professional, a collection of plugins for Apple’s Mail.app. With these plugins, you can mark your emails as to-do items, snooze emails, track emails to find out if recipients have actually opened them, schedule emails to be sent at specific dates and times, and more. You can get a one year subscription to MailButler Professional through us for $14.99.

Hype 3.5 for Mac: $24.99

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Hype 3.5 for Mac

We have a deal for you today on Hype 3.5 for Mac, software that allows you to add animations to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital mags, ads, e-books, GIFs, videos, and more to webpages. It outputs HTML5, too. You can get this software for $24.99 through us.

DEVONthink Pro: $39.95

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DEVONthink Pro screenshots on Mac

We have a deal for you today on DEVONthink Pro for the Mac. This software allows you to view and edit many documents inline, read webpages as if they were local documents, and file your information. You can also store your documents in a self-contained database and sync your data directly on the local network or on any USB stick or SD card w/ AES 256-bit encryption. It’s US$39.95 through us, half off retail.

Oodles of Money to be Made Confusing the Consumer

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Confused computer user

At least one TV maker collected and sold your viewing habits. The secure operation of a modern smartphone baffles many. Secret assaults on our systems are cloaked in deception.  It’s a full-time job keeping up with the latest invasions of privacy. One way to perpetuate that process is to keep people busy with videos and fully distracted while staying under regulatory radar.  Friday’s Particle Debris opens with Vizio’s collection of viewing data and continues with links on page 2 about how ignorant people are of browser tracking.

iDelete Cleaner Pro for iOS 3-Year Subscription: $19

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iDelete Cleaner Pro for iOS on a Mac

We have a deal for you on a Mac utility for cleaning temp files and caches from your iOS device called iDelete Cleaner Pro. According to the company, its, “search and collection algorithm detects and effectively cleans up useless junk data, caches, log files, and more.” You can get a three year subscription to the software for $19.

Smartphone Telephoto PRO Camera Lens: $17.99

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Smartphone Telephoto PRO Camera Lens

Check this out, it’s a telephoto lens for smartphones called Telephoto PRO. It offers up to 8X optical magnification, and it connects to your device with a clamp. It’s compatible with iPhones and iPads, as well as Android devices from Samsung, HTC, Sony, and Nokia. It’s US$17.99 through our deal.

VPN.asia 3-Year Subscription: $24.99

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VPN.asia on a Mac

We have a deal for you VPN.asia, a VPN with military-grade 256-bit encryption. It’s compatible with a host of devices, including Macs and iOS devices, and you’ll have access to 40-plus servers in 30 countries. The deal listing has other subscription options, too, so check it out.

LimeLens Universal Smartphone Camera Lens Set: $39.99

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LimeLens Universal Smartphone Camera Lens Set

We have a deal for you today on the LimeLens Universal Smartphone Camera Lens Set. It works with iPhones, many Samsung devices, some Sony devices, and even some Chinese Android devices. It includes a dual macro/wide lens that’s 10x macro on one side and 0.67x wide angle on the other. It also has a fisheye lens with a 190° view. The set is $39.99 through our deal.

Pay What You Want for the 2017 Superstar Mac Bundle [Updated]

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2017 Superstar Mac Bundle

We have a new pay-what-you-want deal for you called the 2017 Superstar Mac Bundle. It includes 12 different apps—you get all of them by beating the average price, which is $12.17 as of this writing. But you can pay anything—as little as a dollar—and get two of the apps, Mac Screen Recorder and NotePlan. Beat the leader’s price and get an entry into a giveaway for a 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Check out the details on the deal listing. [Updated with a new promo image. – Editor]

You Can Never Be Too Thin. Unless You’re a MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

MacBook Pros have been getting thinner and thinner. From an aesthetic, handling, weight and evolutionary standpoint, thinner is better. However, when does an unhealthy obsession with thinness interfere with great engineering? Is a MacBook Pro that’s too thin get in the way of features, performance and adequate ports? Would two extra millimeters of thickness enhance battery life enough to make the pro customer smile with enthusiasm?  When does the obsession stop? John elaborates on page 2 of Particle Debris.

Polaroid University 5-Year Subscription: $24.99

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Polaroid University

Did you know that Polaroid has an online university with hours of professional-led, professionally-produced videos for smartphone photographers, covering dozens of topics? Thanks to our friends at Stack Commerce, I do now, and they put together a deal for us on a 5-year subscription to Polaroid University for $24.99.

The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle: $75

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The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle

I love Arduino. It’s an open source electronics platform for making interactive projects, and we have a deal on an Arduino Starter Kit bundled with nine Arduino training courses. The Starter Kit has a bunch of Arduino electronics. The training bundles include: Arduino Step by Step 2017: Getting Started, Arduino Robotic Projects, Arduino iOS Blueprints, Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints, Arduino Android Blueprints, Arduino Development Cookbook, Arduino Electronics Blueprints, Arduino Wearable Projects, and Arduino by Example. That’s a ton of training materials, letting you pick the areas that interest you. You get it all for $75.

Plugies Magnetic Lightning Charging Cables: $27.99

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Plugies Magnetic Charging Cables

Check out the Plugies Magnetic Charging Cables, Lightning charging cables with a magnetic connector. They’re designed to work like Apple’s on-the-way-out MagSafe, but for your iPhone. It has two pieces, one a Lightning plug that sits in your iPhone. The other is a cable that connects to that plug with a magnet. They’re $27.99 through our deal. There are also versions with Micro-USB and one with both Micro-USB and Lightning. Check out the details on the deal listing.

Apple's Tortoise Races Amazon's Hare for Home Automation Dominance

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Home automation

Apple has chosen to take a steady, if slow, approach to home automation focusing on licensing, security, and no high-profile, fixed device like Amazon’s Echo & Dot. As a result, Reuters author Stephen Nellis observes: “Still, it’s not clear whether Apple’s elaborate but slow-to-develop system will have enough advantages to overcome Amazon’s widening lead.” The discussion starts on page 2 of Friday’s Particle Debris.

Flux 6 Lifetime License: $49.99

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Flux 6 Screenshots

We have a deal for you on Flux 6, a WYSIWYG HTML and CSS design tool. It features the ability to write and edit code, or use drag and drop controls. Our deal is for lifetime access and future updates on one computer for $49.99, 83% off retail.

MultiPoint Bluetooth Car Speaker Phone: $42.95

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MultiPoint Bluetooth Car Speaker Phone

We have a deal on an interesting device called MultiPoint Bluetooth Car Speaker Phone. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, but it’s designed to be used in your car and attaches to your visor. It allows you to make hands-free calls, even if your car doesn’t have a built-in hands-free system. You can get it through us for $42.95, more than half off retail.

FitBit Flex (Third-Party Refurbished): $29.99

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Refurbished Fitbit Flex

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a deal on refurbished FitBit Flex tracking bands. These dedicated fitness trackers let you track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, stationary time, and sleep. Set up goals, sync your data (but they don’t sync to Apple’s HealthKit), and more. They’re just $29.99 through our deal.

The Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle: $44

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Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle

We have a deal for developers today on the Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle. You get lifetime access to 143 courses and 19 hours of content designed to teach you how to make apps for iOS 10. Check out the deal listing for more information. It’s priced at $44 through our deal, 92% off the regular price.