Deal: Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch ahead of WWDC

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 7, 2016

I wonder what kind of profits Best Buy is seeing with deep Apple Watch discounts, but here it goes: for a limited time, the electronics retailer is shaving up to $200 off certain Apple Watch models.

The sale is offered on both the entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport and the mid-level stainless steel Apple Watch models. Additionally, certain third-party bands are currently available from Best Buy with a savings of anywhere from $4 to $30. Read More


These fine MacPaw apps are currently half price

By Christian Zibreg on May 12, 2016

Celebrating yesterday’s launch of Gemini 2, its duplicate file finder application, Ukrainian developer MacPaw is now offering a special 50 percent off store-wide discount on all their paid-for Mac applications, valid through May 17, 2016.

If you’ve been on the lookout for deep discounts on quality apps such as Hider 2, which lets you keep sensitive information and private files from prying eyes, CleanMyMac and CleanMyPC for optimizing the inner workings of your Mac and Windows PC or the aforementioned Gemini 2, this is it. Read More


Deal: get 93% off the new MacPhun photo creativity bundle

By Christian Zibreg on May 3, 2016

After delighting iPhone photography fans with free high-quality filters for Photos for Mac, California-based developer MacPhun is back with a very tempting offer in the form of a photo creativity bundle “unlike any other”. They’re calling it the Creative Kit XXL and let me tell you something—“XXL” is used there for a very good reason.

Not only do you get six premium photo-editing applications for your Mac in this bundle, but a ton of other goodies.

Some of the bonus content ad benefits you get with Creative Kit XXL: 40+ guides from leading photographers, 1200+ creative presets, six additional Mac apps for watermarking and resizing images and deep partner discounts.

And all of these perks can be yours in exchange for just $129, a cool 93 percent discount over the combined $2,000+ price for the included apps, tools and materials. Yup, that’s a massive savings of $1,871. Read More


Apple is offering several movie bundles at deep discounts in iTunes

By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2016

Heads up cinephiles! Apple is currently offering several movie bundles at deep discounts in its iTunes Store. Of course, iTunes has long featured digital box and franchise sets priced cheaper than the total of each individual film, but this promotion takes even more off the price. Included in the deals are The Dark Knight Trilogy, Jurassic Park Collection and the Ice Age Family Pack.  Read More


Design app Over goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with a new app called Over. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular typography and design app for free for both iPhone and iPad—saving you a solid $4.

For those who haven’t used the app before, Over allows you to spruce up your photos with a wide variety of tools including text, with more than 300 fonts, 800+ illustrations and more. Plus, the interface is so well done that accessing all these features is a breeze.

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Duet Display, Things and other great productivity apps are 50% off right now

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2016

Folks in the market for a good productivity app will want to head over to the App Store as soon as possible. Apple kicked off a new “Get Productive” promotion on Thursday that takes 50% off some of the most popular titles in the category.

Among the apps included in the sale are Duet Display, which allows you to use an iPhone or iPad as an extra display, the highly respected PCalc calculator, Readdle’s PDF Expert 5, and the celebrated task, reminder and to-do list app Clear. Read More


This weekend only: get a 1-year Amazon Prime membership for just $73

By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2016

Amazon is currently offering a significant discount on its popular Prime service, cutting the one-year membership fee from $99 to $73. The promotion is in celebration of the company’s success at the Golden Globes earlier this week, and is good from  now through 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.

For those of you who aren’t particularly familiar with Amazon Prime, the service includes a number of benefits. There’s free 2-day shipping (and same-day in some areas) on millions of products, and free access to Prime Video, Prime Photos, Prime Music and the Kindle Lending Library. Read More


Several House of Marley Bluetooth speakers and headphones are on sale right now

By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2016

We are big fans of House of Marley gear here at iDB. I recently reviewed the Chant Mini Bluetooth speaker, praising it for its sound and portability, and we have highlighted several of their other products over the years. So naturally, when we found out that many of their Bluetooth speakers and headphones were on sale, we just had to share it with you.

In my Chant Mini review, I noted that House of Marley products are unique in that they are built using earth-friendly materials like Hemp, bamboo and recycled plastic, and thus look very different than other consumer electronics. But, if you can get past the unorthodox aesthetics, my experience with HoM gear is that it sounds great and is very well made. Read More


There are a lot of great movies on sale in iTunes right now

By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2015

Just a heads up for everyone: there are a lot of great movies on sale in iTunes right now. I’m not talking about 5-10 movies. I’m talking about 50+ movies ranging from blockbuster hits to critically-acclaimed indie films, and everything in between.

Films that typically range in price from $15 – $20 have been knocked down to $5-$10, and several movie bundles have been discounted as well. As usual, we’ve taken the time to round up some of the more notable deals from each category for you. Read More


5 famous productivity apps from Readdle go half price in Christmas sale

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 22, 2015

Ukrainian developer Readdle doesn’t do sales for its productivity apps often so we thought you should definitely know about their latest promotion.

In celebration of the upcoming Christmas holiday, five of their most popular productivity apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are currently half price, or even less, for the next 48 hours.

The sale includes apps like Scanner Pro, PDF Expert 5, Calendars 5, Printer Pro and PDF Converter. The promotion starts today, Tuesday, December 22 and ends on  Friday, December 25. Read More


App Santa offering big discounts on 20 popular iOS and Mac apps

By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2015

App Santa is back again this holiday season with a number of discounts on your favorite apps. From now through December 26th, it’s offering up to 80% off popular iOS and Mac apps. So whether you’ve been good or bad this year, you can still score a great deal on top software. Read More


There are a lot of apps and games on sale right now

By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2015

Heads up current, or soon-to-be, iPhone and iPad owners! As we head into Christmas next week, a number of developers have placed their iOS apps and games on sale. This means for a limited time, you can find deep discounts on a number of popular titles.

Among the discounted apps is Duet Display, which is normally $15.99, but you can get it right now for $9.99, Workflow and Fantastical 2. As for games, all of the Final Fantasy episodes are on sale, as are all of the Infinity Blades, several 2K titles, and more. Read More


Best Buy offering $125 off iPad Air 2, $100 off iPad mini 4 right now

By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2015

Folks who missed out on all of the Black Friday iPad sales will want to check out their local Best Buy today. The popular electronics retailer is currently discounting all of its iPad Air 2 models by $125, and all of its iPad mini 4 models by $100.

The promotion is available online, and it applies to both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. So for instance, you can pick up a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 for just $375 (normally $499), or a 16GB iPad mini 4 for just $299. Read More


You can now buy a brand new Apple Watch for just $249

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2015

You’d be hard-pressed to find a deal that tops the $100 Apple Watch instant discount Best Buy is giving to its customers. The big box electronics retailer is offering the huge discount via its online store as well as in physical locations.

Discounts are being offered on all Apple Watch models that Best Buy carries, which include models from the entry-level Sport line (aluminum) and the mid-tier Apple Watch line (stainless steel). That means that you can score the 38mm Apple Watch Sport model, the cheapest watch that Apple sells, for a mere $249. Read More