Daily Deals: iPhone wallet case, Aukey battery pack and more


Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles.

This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do a little trial run, and see how it goes. If it turns out to be something readers are interested in, we’ll add more products from more websites, and make this a daily thing…. Read the rest of this post here

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Securing your Mac with a firmware password

OS X Yosemite (design promo, Finder icon 001)

If your Mac is used by others, you should increase your security to prevent it from starting up from storage devices other than a designated startup disk.

Thankfully, you can easily do this by setting a firmware password on your computer. This will ensure that no one can boot your Mac using a bootable external hard drive, CD/DVD or USB thumb drive with a usable copy of the operating system on it.

As a nice bonus, no one will be able to mess with your Mac using OS X’s built-in recovery tools without knowing the firmware password. This tutorial will teach you how to set a firmware password in OS X Recovery Mode…. Read the rest of this post here

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9to5Toys Last Call: Aukey Power Bank w/ Lightning input $25, Anker Bluetooth Speaker $30, Dr. Suess iOS Sale, more

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Last Call Updates:


Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker: $75 shipped (Reg. $100)


Aukey 20000mAh USB Power Bank and flashlight w/Lightning and MicroUSB inputs: $25


Anker SoundCore Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker w/ 24-hour battery life: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)


Dr. Seuss Birthday iOS/Android App Sale from $1 ea: The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Toca Kitchen 2 goes free for the first time ($2 value)

The highly rated LIMBO puzzle-platformer for iOS drops to just $1 (Reg. $5)


13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB $1,500 (Reg. $1,799)

13-inch MacBook Air (newest) 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB: $950 (Reg. $1,199)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 (Reg. $1,499)

12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Xeon/64GB/1TB: $8,799 (Reg. $9,599), more


Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $930 shipped (Reg. $1,079)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi: $800 shipped (Reg. $949)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi: $695 shipped (Reg. $799)


Giveaway: Outfit your Apple Watch with one of Throne’s handmade leather bands ($330 value)


This emergency flashlight can charge your phone, start your car, or help you break out of it: $80 shipped



iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2 and Galaxy S7/Edge cases in a variety of styles/colors from $4.50 shipped


tvOS App & Game Coding Bundle teaches development for Apple TV: $29 (Orig. $654)



HDTVs: Toshiba 49″ 1080P: $280 shipped, Changhong 49-inch 4K: $299, Roku 50″: $350


How-to: Save up to $10/month on your cable bill by buying this $40 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem



Amazon launches more affordable Echo Dot and Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker


New Normal blends style and PowerBeats-like design for a new take on wireless earbuds

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How to disable notifications for some Facebook apps and games

Facebook HQ exterior 001

Tired of being pinged about invites and activity notifications generated by apps and games you’ve added to your Facebook account? Want to mute those app alerts, but keep the notifications from Facebook games you actually care about flowing?

You’ve come to the right place.

iDownloadBlog recently told you about a master switch that instantly stops all game invites.

Additionally, we taught you how to stop apps from spamming your Facebook Timeline and shared how to stop receiving game invites from specific Facebook friends.

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss disabling activity notifications for specific apps and games sans those that you do care about.
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Final Cut Pro X: Getting started with Library management and organization [Video]

Final Cut Pro X has gone through a lot of changes since it first debuted as a reboot back in 2011. Since then, the app has grown up significantly, but it’s been able to retain its relatively low barrier to entry in the process. Final Cut Pro X is remarkably simple to learn, but it has a fairly high ceiling for growth.

In this initial tutorial, I’m going to cover some of the basics about one of the fundamental aspects of Final Cut Pro X: library management. Knowing how Libraries are created and what they contain is extremely important. It’s one of the first steps in really getting to know Final Cut Pro X. more…

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Apple’s next move in India: selling used iPhones

iOS 7 teaser (iPhone 5c ad 006)

It is no secret that Apple is working feverishly to get more iPhones into customers’ hands in India and one of the ways to accomplish this goal will be selling used handsets in the populous country, according to a new report from The Times of India on Friday.

The iPhone maker has already submitted an application to import and sell refurbished iPhones in India. The Cupertino company currently sells refurbished Mac, iPad and iPod products through via its online stores, but not iPhones…. Read the rest of this post here

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Review: Zand, the stand that makes using the iPad at a desk comfortable

The Zand is a desktop stand designed to be used with the iPad. It is constructed out of brushed aluminum. To use the stand, there’s no adhesives, clamps or hooks used to make the device stick to it. Instead it uses nanoparticle adsorption to keep the iPad in place.

iQuinx Zand

The base of the stand lifts the iPad a couple of inches off of the desk, so that it sits slightly higher at eye level, which makes it easy to see. The base mimics the look and feel (texture wise, obviously it’s a lot lighter at 8.5 oz) of the base of the iMac.

comparison of Zand and iMac

Just like the base of the iMac, there’s a hole on the back for the Lightning cable. Most of the time, I used the Zand in the upright mode so I was able to use Duet Display (review here) on my iPad mini and MacBook Air.

Macbook Air with Zand using Duet Display

While using the iPad on the Zand, at first I was skeptical about how well the iPad would stay on.


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Source: 9to5 Mac

Intel has reportedly secured orders for a ‘significant portion’ of iPhone 7 cellular modems

iPhone 5se iPhone 7 concept Curved image 002

Chip giant Intel has secured orders for a “significant portion” of cellular modems on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7, according to a note CLSA Securities analyst Srini Pajjuri sent to clients, a copy of which was obtained by NDTV.

The current iPhone 6s generation uses Qualcomm’s MDM9635M LTE Cat. 6 cellular modem and the previous-generation iPhone 6 series is outfitted with Qualcomm’s MDM9625M modem so if this particular analyst is right, Qualcomm is set to lose some serious money should Apple dual-source cellular modems for the next iPhone…. Read the rest of this post here

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How-To: Manage your ‘digital afterlife’ while you’re still here to do it

None of us likes to think about our own mortality, but as the old saying has it, nobody is going to make it out of here alive.

Things were simple enough in the old days. We wrote a will, took out a life insurance policy, maybe left a letter explaining where to find important documents, and that was about it. But in an age where many of our documents and assets are in digital form, it’s worth taking a little time to ensure that our loved ones don’t encounter major hassles when it comes to accessing them.

There was a case recently where a widow was unable to use the apps on her late husband’s iPad because she didn’t know the password for his Apple ID – and Apple wouldn’t give it to her even with his death certificate. There have been other cases of family members being locked out of a lifetime’s collection of music for the same reason.

Fortunately, there are a few simple steps we can take to ensure that technology is one less thing for our family to have to worry about …


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Google launches experimental hands-free payments app

Hands Free teaser 001

Hands Free, a new Google app for iOS and Android, allows you to pay for in-store purchases without even pulling a smartphone out of your pocket. The Internet giant said that they’re piloting the new app so for the time being it’s available to South Bay residents.

Those who would test the app shall be treated to up to $5 off their first Hands Free purchase at participating stores, which include a small number of McDonald’s, Papa John’s and local eateries in the area…. Read the rest of this post here

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