Dive into the world of Philips Hue with a refurb Starter Kit for $45
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with the most affordable way to get into the Philips Hue ecosystem!
We’ve seen a lot of Philips Hue deals lately, and they’ve all been quite popular. The folks at Daily Steals are getting in on the fun now, and are offering a refurbished 2nd-gen Starter Kit (white) for just $44.99 when you use the coupon code THRFTRHUE5. This is a $5 discount from the everyday Daily Steals price, and makes it $10 less than buying one at eBay. Brand new versions of this Starter Kit are selling for $64.99 at Amazon currently.
This kit comes with the Philips Hue Bridge and two A19 White LED Bulbs.
Enhance your home with soft white lighting, controlled remotely wherever you are. Set timers and light schedules, automating your lights to make it seem like someone is home even when you are away.
With everything you need to get started, this easy-to-use kit comes with two A19 LED smart bulbs, able to fit standard table lamps and the Philips Hue Bridge that…
Where to buy the SNES: Classic Edition
SNES: Classic Edition is available now and though there’s more stock than the NES had, it’s still selling out fast.
Nintendo’s Classic Edition mini consoles traditionally sell like hotcakes, or at least the NES: Classic Edition did. It sold out lickety-split and never really remained in stock on the regular anywhere. Though Nintendo promises that there are going to be way more of them in stock, chances are the SNES: Classic Edition will still be difficult to find. Whether you’re rushing to the closest game store on your lunch break or willing to spend twice the retail price to get one as soon as possible, here’s where you can purchase SNES: Classic Edition if you’re quick about it.
SNES: Classic Edition retails for $79.99 and comes with two wired controllers and 21 games installed in the unit. When searching for SNES: Classic Edition, make sure you’re not overpaying and that you’ve got the real deal, not a knockoff.
Amazon has a listing for SNES: Classic Edition up right n…read more
Dorm Room Tech Essentials
The first day of classes is fast approaching, make sure you have the right tech to survive!
Although we a still in the middle of summer right now, the time for tests, exams, midterms, and yes, dorm rooms is drawing closer with each passing day.
Once you have decided on which laptop you’re going to use this fall — MacBook, PC, or Chromebook — you’ll need to make sure you grab a few other tech items to help you through the year.
If you’re heading to the dorms this fall for the first time, or you’re a returning member of the dorm life, here’s a list of essentials tech items to help you make it through the grind.
Bose QuietComfort 35
UE Boom 2
Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB
IKEA TÄRENDÖ desk
IKEA ADDE chair
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sometimes life in the dorm can get loud when you need to study, that’s where the excellent quality and noise-cancelling power of the Bose QuietComfort 35 (QC35) comes in handy.
The Bose brand has …read more
Apple’s latest trailer for Carpool Karaoke goes ’On the Road Again’
Apple has released a new trailer for its upcoming original series, Carpool Karaoke. The show is set to debut next week, and the latest trailers show some of its grouping of musicians, actors, and other celebrities having a good time as they ride around singing to pop hits, all set to the tune of Willie Nelson’s ”On the Road Again”.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series is set to debut its first episode on Apple Music on Tuesday, August 8. The show is based on a hit segment from executive producer James Cordon’s Late Late Show. The first season will consist of 16 30-minute episodes, with each episode introducing new celebrity pairings, including the following:
Will Smith and James Corden
The Cyrus family
Shakira and Trevor Noah
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams
Queen Latifah and Jada Pickett Smith
John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Taraji P. Henson
LeBron James and James Corden
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How to move your files from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive to iCloud Drive on a Mac
Though you can access your Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive documents from the Files app in iOS 11, you can also just migrate everything directly into iCloud Drive on Mac.
iCloud Drive is Apple’s answer to a cloud-based storage system. It syncs with your Files app on iPhone and iPad. Over the years, it has improved a lot in terms of usability, including working across various platforms. If you’ve been storing files in another storage service, like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive and you want to condense down to just iCloud Drive, you can easily move all of your data with just a few steps.
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Dropbox automatically creates a Favorites shortcut in the sidebar of your Finder window,…read more
iPod nano may not be as important as it was in the past, but it’s still relevant
Apple has removed the iPod nano and Shuffle from its music player lineup, but many people still use them.
The same week that Apple announced that the iPod nano and Shuffle would no longer be available for sale, I coincidentally came across my old nano at the bottom of a box. Before the announcement, I pulled my postage stamp sized nano out and took a small trip down memory lane. The iPod was my first step into tech gadget waters, which would eventually lead me to the career I have today.
I remember my first iPod
I was late to the digital music game. I thought the idea of a small but expensive device that only played digital versions of music was silly and inconvenient. I had my large collection of vinyl for listening to music in the house, and a Discman or Walkman for listening to CDs and tapes. Sure, I had to tote a book of heavy CDs or a lunchbox sized case of tapes everywhere I went, but I actually thought that was more convenient than having to load all my music onto a compute…read more
You can charge this 15000mAh power bank via Lightning, Micro-USB, or both
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a discounted 15000mAh power bank!
If your family is mixed with iOS and Android users, this is the battery pack that you need. Right now you can grab iClever’s 15000mAh portable battery for just $23.99 with coupon ICLEVER8 at Amazon. This is a discount of $11. So what makes this one stand out from the others?
Well, it features both a MicroUSB and Lightning input for charging the battery pack, which is super convenient, and you can even use them both at the same time to charge it up even faster. It also has 2 USB outputs, so you can charge up two devices at the same time while on the go.
An impressive 15000mAH of power means 6 full charges of your iPhone 6, and 3.5 full charges of your Galaxy S7. Now, that’s powerful
Decked in a sleek matte black with a smooth touch finish, it’s technology done in serious style
Two 5V 2A Micro USB charging ports and a dedicated lightning 5V 2A charging port means there’s power to…
Keep an eye on your home and belongings for only $70
Let’s face it: No matter what neighborhood you live in, your house could be broken into. You could also go your whole life without a break-in, but it’d still be nice to keep an eye on the kids or pets while you’re away from home, no?
Watch your kids, pets, and things from anywhere for $70 Learn more
Thankfully, we now have the technology to keep an eye on our homes and businesses from afar, and all we need is a smartphone, an internet connection, and a Wi-Fi security camera.
The Kodak 180-degree panoramic Wi-Fi security camera is just such a device, and what it does is right in the name. Set this device up anywhere in your home and you’ll be able to stream in HD from anywhere in the world, using the companion app. The Kodak security camera regularly retails for $149.99, but at iMore Digital Offers, you can snag it for $69.99, 53% off.
This isn’t just a camera, though, since you can talk to loved ones or pets via the built-in two-way microphone. It also acts as a Wi-Fi range e…read more
Best Stands for your MacBook and MacBook Pro in 2018
Looking for a stellar stand for your MacBook or MacBook Pro? Here are the best of the best to consider!
Of course, a stand for your MacBook or MacBook Pro is a bit more than a tool to show off your toy: stands can optimize space, reduce desk clutter, protect it from spills and the chaos of your desk, help with storage, or even just add to the overall aesthetic of your office, depending on the style you pick up. While there are dozens of MacBook and MacBook Pro stands available out there, not all of them give you the most bang for your buck. Luckily for you, we rounded up the best of the best, and put ’em here for you!
Here are the best stands available for your MacBook or MacBook Pro (and check out the best USB-C Hubs for your MacBook Pro, while you’re at it!)
mStand by Rain Design
Steklo X-Stand for MacBook
Twelve South BookArc vertical stand
Walnut Laptop Stand
Rain Design mTower
Walnut MacBook Dock
mStand by Rain Design
The mStand is made of solid, sand-blasted aluminum …read more
How to use the Touch Bar with YouTube in Safari on MacBook Pro
YouTube in Safari has its own set of playback tools for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro. Let the scrubbing begin!
The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is essentially a tool shortcut for built-in programs, as well as third-party apps on the MacBook Pro. It’s not for everyone. But for those of us that have one, we’ve found ways to make use of the tool extension. YouTube is a perfect example of how developers can add useful tools to the Touch Bar so we can make use of them without having to dig through buried settings. Here’s how the Touch Bar works with YouTube while you’re using the Safari Browser.
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One of the best tools available on the Touch Bar when playing videos on YouTube in Safari is the scrubber …read more