Adobe recently released Photoshop on the iPad. If you’re not happy with it you might like to look at an alternative called Affinity Photo. Right now it’s 50% off at US$9.99, whereas after a 30-day trial Photoshop is US$9.99/mo.
Photo for iPad offers an incredibly fast, powerful and immersive experience whether you are at home, in the studio, or on the move. With meticulous attention to detail each tool, panel and control has been completely reimagined for touch. All rendering, adjustments, brushes and filters have been fully hardware accelerated using Metal. The result is an all-new way to interact with your images, with performance you will find hard to believe.
Flexibits Inc is having a sale for its calendar app Fantastical 2: The app is 40% off and now only US$2.99. Fantastical’s natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Fantastical recognizes holidays, days of the week, the location of your event, repeating events, and more. If your device supports dictation, you can also speak the details of your event or reminder and Fantastical will automatically interpret your speech. Prefer to see your schedule the old-fashioned way? No problem at all. Pull down on the DayTicker and it will conveniently turn into a month calendar. Pull down on the calendar and you’re back to the DayTicker. Best of all, Fantastical works with the same calendar accounts already set up with the built-in iOS Calendar app: iCloud, Google Calendar, Yahoo, Exchange, and more. App Store: Fantastical 2 – US$2.99
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is currently on sale for US$4.99, down from its regular price of US$9.99. 4000 years before the Galactic Empire, you must lead a party of heroes and villains in an epic struggle to save the galaxy. Will you maste4000 years before the Galactic Empire, you must lead a party of heroes and villains in an epic struggle to save the galaxy. Will you master the powers of the light side of the Force? Or will you fall victim to the temptations of the dark side? Every decision you make will change the future for you and all of your party members. Design your character and play your way. Whether you prefer stealth and hacking mechanics, lightsaber combat, or using Force powers, there’s always more than one way to tackle a situation. App Store: US$4.99
Because the Academy Awards is in a couple days, iTunes is having an Oscars movie sale for past and present nominations.
Today only Woot.com is selling a refurbished 2017 MacBook with 512GB SSD and 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 for US$999.99.
Listen up! These MacBooks are Refurbished by Apple, but do not come with an Apple Warranty. In this case, we’re backing them with a 90 Day Woot Warranty.
Fossils, Finches, and Fuegians is a narrative account of Charles Darwin’s four year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s that combines the adventure and excitement of Alan Moorehead’s famous (and now out of print) account with an expert assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. The author is Charles Darwin’s great-grandson. No biography of Darwin has yet done justice to what the scientific research actually was that occupied Darwin during the voyage. Keynes shows exactly how Darwin’s geological researches and his observations on natural history sowed the seeds of his revolutionary theory of evolution, and led to the writing of his great works on The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man. Apple Books: US$1.99
You can get a HomePod from Target for US$249.99, which is US$100 off the regular price. This is one of the biggest price drops we’ve seen.
Black Friday deals seem to be appearing earlier than ever, but are they really deals? Here are some Black Friday tech deals I’ve found so far.
Usually US$4.99, Pixomatic photo editor is free, and I’m not sure how long it will last. Pixomatic is the first-ever mobile app that brings desktop level quality for selecting and masking images. Now, you have no problems with cutting out even the most difficult picture elements, including hair. Smoothly select and mask even the trickiest hair edges. Also, they introduced hundreds of photo stickers that you can add to your photos with a single tap. In just a few minutes create funny pranks, visual art and social media posts for your business or stunning photo manipulations, viral memes and selfies to share with friends. Pixomatic has a full range of amazing photo editing tools for creative minds. Use smart cutout, add layers, apply blending modes and unique filters to create epic masterpieces. Let Pixomatic be your only all-in-one photo editor. App Store: Pixomatic – Free
Amazon has some early Black Friday deals going on, and one of them is a refurbished 12-inch MacBook with a 512GB SSD for only US$999.
eBay has a bunch of deals today, and several of them involve cheap Apple devices. Get deals on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and AirPods.
An eBay sale is taking 15% off of Apple products, Bose, TVs, and more. It works on orders of $25 or more when you use a coupon code.
Reigns Her Majesty game is now on sale for US$1.99, when it’s usually US$2.99. The game is the revolutionary follow-up to the smash swipe ‘em up hit Reigns. A cultural renaissance has bestowed the world with a new era of knowledge and enlightenment but greed and jealousy still conspire against the benevolent queen. Outwit and outlast those that would seek to depose you and your husband by swiping left or right, making just (or unjust) decisions on all manner of royal matters. Maintain the balance between the kingdom’s most powerful factions, use mystical items from your inventory, and navigate the increasingly complex politics and personal relationships of your dynasty.
Today only, Woot is offering the previous generation 12-inch 512GB MacBook for US$1000.
It’s running the discount until the end of June 26 so act fast if you’re in the market for an affordable Mac.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters today, and it takes a lot from Marvel’s Infinity War comic book story line. If you’re interested in checking out what inspired the movie, Comixology has you covered with its Infinity: The Events Sale. You can pick up The Infinity Gauntlet, The Infinity War, and more for up to 71% off in digital comic format you can read on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. They’re available for purchase on the Comixology website, and you’ll need the Comixology app to read them on your iPhone or iPad.
For a limited time Walmart is having a fantastic Apple Watch deal. It’s selling the Series 1 38mm aluminum model with sport band for US$149. You can pick between the silver model with the white band, and the space gray model with the black band. If the 38mm is too small for you, the 42mm model is also being sold for US$179. The Series 1 Watch has a dual-core CPU, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, 8GB storage, accelerometer, and is splash resistant. The OLED screen is 450 nits.
Best Buy is having an open-box Apple Watch 3 sale, for models in certified refurbished condition. The prices are being slashed by up to US$109. Every model in both sizes are being discounted, including the Nike+ models. These models are certified refurbished by Geek Squad and come with a 90-day Limited Warranty. Features of the Apple Watch Series 3 include: aluminum chassis with Ion-X glass, 1.5-inch 312 x 390 1000-Nit Display, Activity and Heart Rate Monitoring, Water Resistant to 164 feet, integrated GPS & 4G LTE Connectivity, and watchOS 4.0.
Apple launched a new movie promo on iTunes called Build Your Collection. It features hundreds of movies, all under US$8 and many at $4.99. Bullitt, Battle Royale, The Goonies, Empire Records, Risky Business, Beetlejuice, The Matrix, and newer movies like Black Swan, The Revenant, plus many more. They’re broken down into categories, including: Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, and Romance. Unfortunately, the prices are only listed once you click through to an individual movie, but they’re all under $8 and I can’t wait to rewatch Bullitt.
If you’re on the hunt for a new Twitter client app now that the official Mac app has been killed off, The Iconfactory has a deal they’re hoping you can’t pass up. Twitterrific 5 is on sale for US$7.99 instead of its usual $19.99. The recently reintroduced Mac Twitter client app supports multiple accounts, sharing posts through other services, threaded conversations, color-coded tweets, timeline syncing with the iOS version, and more. It’s a great to see Twitterrific back on the Mac now that Twitter has decided it’s a platform they aren’t natively supporting.