Here’s a rare chance to save on the Apple Watch Series 4

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Here’s a rare chance to save on the Apple Watch Series 4

Tick tock.

Over at Amazon, you can save on the Apple Watch Series 4. The 44mm GPS model with Silver Aluminium body and white Sport Band is down to $329.58 from its usual price of $429.

While a $36 savings might not seem like much, it’s rare we see the latest generation of Apple products see any discounts, especially outside of large shopping holidays so it’s worth jumping on this discount while it lasts.

Apple Watch Series 4 brings a new edge-to-edge screen to the wrist-worn wearable, boosts the speed and battery life, adds advanced health features like a built-in EKG and fall detection, as well as a bunch of new customizable watch faces. Check out our in-depth review of the newest Apple Watch for everything you need to know about it.

With the money you save, you could pick up a pack of screen protectors or a rugged case to protect your investment, or an extra band to add a little bit of your personal style.

We’re not sure how long the current discount will be available for, so …

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The new Coach Apple Watch Bands for winter have arrived

How to make your Apple Watch even more luxe? Add a designer wristband.

Coach just released its brand-new winter lineup of Apple Watch bands. As of now, the new bands are available online, though typically they’re only available in very limited quantities. That means if one catches your eye, you may want to snatch it up before somebody else does.

There’s a new textured Apple Watch Strap with Tea Rose Applique in Chalk, though you can also choose from the previously-available Black and Crystal styles. There are a few available exclusively online as well. The Chalk band is similar to the previously-released Chalk Tea Flower style, though the appliques have been rearranged and the band is now available in 42mm. It sells for $175 and can be found in most Coach stores as well as online.

For a simpler look, there are three new versions of the Coach Apple Watch Strap. Choose from Fatigue, an online-exclusive army green, Jasper, a rusty red, and LT Blush, a flushed pink. These are going fo…

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Netflix can now share directly into Instagram Stories, for some reason

Or, ya know, you could just watch your damn shows.

This is one of those things that has absolutely no good reason to exist. But exist it does, and so today, on iOS, you can now share Netflix listings directly into your Instagram Story.

Here’s how to do it:

Open the Netflix app in iOS. (Android is coming later, because that’s how things work.)
Open a show you want to share.
Choose to share it in Instagram Stories.
Rethink your priorities in life.
Why you would ever want to do this is beyond me. It’s fine to watch shows. There’s a lot of great stuff on Netflix these days. I enjoyed Travelers. I’m making my way through the soapy Tidelands. There’s more stand-up comedy than you can fit in a lifetime. Or check out that Fyre Festival documentary thing. (No, not that one. The other one.) Watch all the shows you want to make up for that slight increase in Netflix’s pricing.

It’s also fine to document your life through stories that more or less disappear after a day. You do it. I do it. We …

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Pick up Bohemian Rhapsody and more this week on iTunes

Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV content to its catalog, and every week we bring you the very best of what it has to offer.

Best new movies on iTunes

This week in movies begins with Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about the life of Queen singer Freddie Mercury and the formation of the band. You can also check out The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which once again follows Lisbeth Salander as she finds herself once again caught in a web of spies and criminals. With this week’s movie discounts, get deals on beautiful 4K HDR movies, with films like John Wick, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Matrix all available for under $10. The Movie of the Week is Hotel Artemis, which is available for a $0.99 rental and a $14.99 purchase.

Bohemian Rhapsody – $19.99 – Download Now

The Girl in the Spider’s Web – $14.99 – Download Now

John Wick – $9.99 – Download Now

Spider-Man: Homecoming – $9.99 – Download Now

The Matrix – $9.99 – Download Now

Hotel Artemis – $0.99 (rental) – $…

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Treat your valentine to tech accessories from Casetify and get 20% off $65+

Pretty and practical.

Head on over to Casetify and add $65 worth of stuff to your shopping cart. Then use code HIDDEN during checkout to score 20% off your entire order. Shipping will be free, too.

This makes a great way to treat yourself or someone special. There are a ton of Valentine’s Day gifts, or maybe you could get yourself a custom phone case. There are several Casetify collaborations too, with products the brand designed with Sarah Jessica Parker, DHL, Saint Laurent, and even the Minions. You do you.

As one example, the new Casetify Glitter Apple Watch Band paired with an Apple Watch case would normally set you back $70, but this code drops everything down to $56. Casetify products are as sturdy as they are stylish, and this coupon code affords you a wide variety of options. The promotion is only valid for a limited time, though, so shop sooner rather than later.

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Awesome holster cases for your iPhone XS Max

Holster smartphone cases aren’t always sexy, but they’ll allow you to keep your phone close by without having to take up space in your pocket or handbag — perfect for those who need to go hands-free in the field. Each of the ones presented here will get the job done and protect your phone. On this list, you’ll find rugged cases and also ones that focus on style. Hopefully, you’ll find something that fits your personal style.

Flying high

Encased Falcon Belt Case

The Falcon full-body case offers full 360-degree protection by providing a shock resistant bumper and drop-in tempered glass screen protector. Use the secure-fit companion holster when necessary; otherwise, show off the back of your phone.

$17 at Amazon

Look at that style

Aduro iPhone Xs Max Holster Case

Featuring a pattern design, this holster case from Aduro offers a rubberized texture that makes it easier to grip. Included is a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing in both horizontal and vertical angles…

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Gaming laptops, wireless routers, and more are discounted today

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

There’s never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of them can be difficult at times. We’ve handpicked all the best tech, and everyday essentials discounts that you can take advantage of right now and brought them to one central location. From soap to switches, these are today’s best discounts!

Tech Deals

Everyday Essentials

If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you’ll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks!…

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Ultimate guide to buying the best fitness trackers

All of the technology in our lives serves many different purposes, one of which is aiding us in living a healthier, happier life. Fitness trackers are excellent tools for keeping tabs on your physical activity throughout the day, and whether you’re trying to lose weight or just want to move more throughout the day, it’s a great idea to start using one if you aren’t already. Here are our favorites as of 2019.

Ultimate fitness band

Fitbit Charge 3

Fitness bands are Fitbit’s bread and butter, and the Charge 3 is the best one the company’s released yet. It has a sleek, lightweight design that’s fully waterproof, offers 24/7 heart-rate tracking, in-depth sleep monitoring, and more with a battery that’s rated to last up to seven days on a single charge.

$150 at Fitbit

Cheapest you can get

LETSCOM Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are great, but if you don’t feel like spending $150-$200, your options are pretty limited. Thankfully, LETSCOM actually makes a really solid budget trac…

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Pad & Quill’s Warehouse Sale slashes prices by close to 50%

Treat yo self.

Pad & Quill is offering a massive warehouse sale with discounts on a huge array of products. Even better, you can use code PQ16 during checkout to get another 10% off. From Apple Watch bands to iPad covers to phone cases to charger stands and more, hundreds of products are discounted by up to 45% after the code.

As one example, the Timber Catchall Apple Watch Charging Stand originally sold for $99.95. The sale brings the price down to $59.95, and the code drops it even further, making your total just $53.95. That’s close to half off the original price, and shipping is free. This hardwood catchall has a slot for keys, extra Apple Watch bands, and more. It has dedicated spaces to charge both your Apple Watch and your iPhone, and your purchase includes a two-year warranty.

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Un-silence your critical alerts even when you have Do Not Disturbed enabled

Do Not Disturb is a great feature. But sometimes you do want to be disturbed—no matter what.

New in iOS 12 is a feature called ”Critical Alerts”. Apple describes it as a ”new type of opt-in alert for important information, like reports from a healthcare provider, which you’ll receive even during Do Not Disturb”.

Not every app has the ability to issue a critical alert. Instead, third-party app makers must apply to Apple for permission to include the feature in their app. Apple plans to allow only those apps related to public safety, security, and medical/health to make use of a critical alert setting.

My spouse called me today to tell me that she had accidentally triggered our house alarm. I was driving at the time—with Do Not Disturb While Driving turned on. It would have been nice if the house alarm app on my iPhone had been able to break through Do Not Disturb and alert me that the alarm had been triggered. But alas, the app has not yet been updated.

Enabling Critic…

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