Category - Accessories
It's the end of the week, and the last thing you want to do is anything that involves effort. To save you the trouble of scouring online retailers for great offers, the crew of MacNN have done it for you. The still-active deals from earlier this week are accompanied by a new batch, including a four-unit D-Link Smart Plug pack for $60, a HP Business 23.6-inch monitor for $110, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $28.
Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all things that can help give your devices more power when you need it most, including one for making the most of a power outlet, two to give your smartphones and tablets some extra charge, and another that gives MacBooks more juice.
Alongside our regular MacNN Deals and Daily Deals posts, the staff of MacNN sometimes finds an offer deserving enough to have its own Big Deals post. Today's find is the Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s from our own MacNN Deals store, a case that claims to provide superior protection to your precious smartphone from the elements, falls, and other hazards of an active lifestyle that would normally damage or break unprotected mobile devices.
If you were worried the change in design of MacNN meant the end of Daily Deals, don't worry, as it's here to stay, providing you with more bargains, offers, and discounts on hardware, software, gadgets, and games. The still-active deals from yesterday have been carried over to today, with the new batch including the Canon Pixma MG2920 wireless inkjet all-in-one printer for $30, the refurbished Logitech X100 mobile wireless speaker for $9, and the Proscan Premium 43-inch 1080p HDTV for $230.
Every weekday, the writing team of MacNN scour the Internet's stores for bargains and offers on hardware, software, games, and accessories, and compiles them into the regular Daily Deals post. Alongside still-active deals from earlier in the week are new listings that include a reconditioned Samsung 28-inch 4K monitor for $300, a 60-inch LG HDTV for $848, and a Sony Bluetooth speaker less than half price at $88.
Accessory manufacturer Zagg and smartphone case developer Mophie announced today the signing of a merger agreement. Zagg has agreed to pay $100 million for the acquisition of Mophie, plus a supplemental payment based on revenue for the pair generated between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the items available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all iPhone cases, handy if you have a habit of dropping your smartphone and don't want to pay out for repairs mid-commitment period, but these also offer extra features which could be useful for the careful iPhone owner, such as extra battery capacity or even wallet space.
It's a new month and a new week, and it also happens to be time for new deals! Daily Deals is the post where the staff of MacNN scour the Internet for offers, bundles, and discounts on hardware, software, and games for our readers. Today's list of active deals includes an Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera for $500, a QNAP two-bay personal cloud NAS for $200, and the Destek Vone 3D VR headset for your smartphone for $20.
Apple is asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to recognize its efforts in creating the Made For iPhone (MFi) hearing aid platform, by declaring it and other solutions "as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance" with mobile devices. The FCC recently proposed for all smartphones and other consumer-grade wireless devices to work with hearing aids, with Apple claiming its MFi standards already complying with the FCC's hearing aid standards.
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Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl