Deals: Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery (Refurb) at 69% off

Mophie Powerstation XLToday’s featured deal is perfect for those times when you need a little more battery life, and you are no where near an outlet.   When it comes to charging your devices, other than an actual charging cord, the most important resource to own is a reliable battery solution that can charge multiple devices and keep you going throughout the day.  For a limited time you can purchase a refurbished Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery at a savings of 69% off. It’s a great deal that will run you only $39.95 – instead of the standard price of $129.95.  You know it’s going to reliable, because it comes from Mophie.  At 12,000mAh this portable external battery will keep all your devices active when you need them most. Here’s some info about the Powerstation XL, and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

Going to be away from an outlet for awhile? No problem! Keep all your devices powered up and on the grid with this handy manufacturer-refurbished external charger. Portable, tough, and providing up to 8 complete charges for most smartphones, the Mophie Powerstation XL is the ideal companion for trips, hikes, nights on the town, or any time you’ll be away from an outlet.

  • 12,000mAh provides a high output for fast charging
  • 3 levels of charging–500mAh, 1A, & 2.1A–give you control over how fast you want to charge
  • Provides up to 8 complete battery charges for most smartphones
  • Capable of charging 2 tablets simultaneously
  • Compatible w/ any USB-outfitted cable to charge virtually any device

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Publishing to WordPress with Ulysses 2.6

Publishing on iOS has never been a terribly smooth process for me. The closest I got was the Blogsy app, which had a WYSYWIG editor and support for multiple blogs. Unfortunately it had an interface made for iOS 6 and just couldn’t afford to keep up with subsequent iOS updates.

The next best thing has been the official WordPress app, which can handle the three self-hosted WordPress sites that I post to. I write in Markdown in another app like iA Writer or Ulysses, and then post the draft as HTML into the WordPress app, and then add extras like categories, tags, and pictures. It doesn’t take very long, and it mimics what I’d do on the desktop, but the WordPress app feels pretty uninspired to me. It works, but lacks the polish of the web app. It’s not fun to use.

My latest workflow has been using Ulysses 2.6 and its new publishing features, which can take my Markdown-formatted post, and then add images, categories, tags, and even featured images and excerpts. All before I ever even see the WordPress interface.

This doesn’t sound like a huge deal but for the fact that Ulysses doesn’t seem like a full-fledged online writing app. I expect it to handle text well, but I’m surprised at how smooth they’ve managed to make the publishing and previewing processes.

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The (3) Best Fantasy Football Draft Guide Apps for your iPad

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The NFL regular season is right around the corner.  Autumn is in the air (well not here in Florida, but you know what I mean) and that means football!  No, I’m not talking about soccer either–I mean FOOTBALL!  The only sport that really matters until February.  With Football season comes Fantasy Football, and with Fantasy Football comes Draft parties.  So grab a bunch of your friends, throw some over-sized meat on the grill, pop open an adult beverage of your choice, and get ready to take over the world.  Hopefully, you’ve already been evaluating the newest rookie prospects, and deciding which players are highest on your depth charts.  However, if you need a little help cheating preparing for you draft so you can dominate your friends once again, these are the (3) best apps for doing just that, in no particular order.

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Dating Apps Are The Virtual Nightclubs To Find Your Date

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In the fast moving society the younger generation has no time for social hangouts and parties and if they do have such leisure time they have do not have the right kind of partner to spend their fun time. There are some digital guys who spend their ‘me-time’ with the digital gadgets. If a gadget is used as a television, movie theatre and a gaming console, why not use them as a matchmaking platform. This new thought gave rise to a new business in the market to create an exclusive app that is used for dating. There are many dating apps available in the market that offers the young men and women to choose a partner of their interest either to begin a serious or a casual relationship.

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Deals: Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack at 61% off

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Today’s featured deal is perfect for, well–everyone!  This one is pretty self-explanatory.  You have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, and you need to charge them–everyday.  There’s no getting around it.  When it comes to charging your devices, what’s the one thing that always come to mind?  You always wish you had more charging cables available–right?  I have one for my bedside table, one for my office, one for the car, etc.  But no matter how many you have, they eventually wear down, fray or come apart after heavy use.  For a limited time you can purchase a Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3-Pack at a savings of 61% off. It’s a great deal that will run you only $21.99 – instead of the standard price of $57. Here’s some info about the Lightning Cable 3-Pack, and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

It’s pretty simple: you need to charge or sync your iPhone. This 3-pack of USB 2.0 cables, courtesy of Apple itself, gives you three ways to do just that. Just connect your Apple device to any USB port, and go to town. As icing on the cake, these babies are MFi-certified, meaning they have Apple’s stamp of approval and are guaranteed to safely charge or sync your device each time.

  • Charge or sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via any USB port
  • Connect your device to your computer or the Apple USB Power Adapter
  • Ensure your connected device stays safe thanks to MFi certification
  • Enjoy optimal convenience with the unique reversible design

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Track is a Time Tracking APP Any Normal Human Can Use

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Some people just want the simplest possible tool for the job. When it comes to tracking your time, Track – Simple Time Tracking & Invoicing is that simple tool.

With Track, you can start tracking your time in less than a few seconds. You simply create a task, start it, and let the timer run until you are finished.

Most other tools would make you:

  • Create an account
  • Setup projects
  • Setup task categories
  • Manage clients
  • Figure out an hourly rate

Track is unique because it lets you get down to business right away. It doesn’t want to sign you up for some spammy email list, and it doesn’t care about your street address or grandmother’s friends. Track is a simple tool that helps you stay productive.

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How to Manage and Edit the Mailboxes on your iPad

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The most widely used email client on iOS is the default Apple Mail app.  Sure there are other email apps out there that are much more feature rich and great to use.  However, the masses typically go with default programs that come pre-installed in their devices.  In addition, if you aren’t the type of user who dives down deep into your settings, you generally miss out on some clever, helpful little tips on occasion.  This is one of them.  Did your know that in Apple Mail you can add additional mailboxes and personalize your views to show only the mailboxes and sub mailboxes you’d like to see?   Surprisingly, I was unaware of this feature and accidentally stumbled across it one day.

In order to add or edit mailboxes start by opening the mail app and selecting “edit” in the upper right corner.  Once you do this you will see a collection of new  mailbox  that can be added to, or replace any of your current mailbox views.  These can be supplemental, or organized in the order and preference you choose.

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My Main Concern With Apple Notes: No Good Export

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The last time I wrote about Apple Notes was in early July. I wrote that post to try and balance out all of the very strongly-worded posts about dumping Evernote and jumping to Apple Notes, the newest free note-taking solution that synced across all Apple devices.

I can see why most people don’t want to have to pay for a Notes solution, so moving from Evernote to Apple Notes seems like a very easy switch. However, I was wary of fully committing to Apple’s service because there doesn’t seem to be any easy way of getting your data out of the service in a meaningful way. You can get plain text notes to export from Apple Notes…but that’s about it. All the pictures, rich URLs, media, and any files you’ve attached to your notes…those can’t be exported en masse or imported into any other service at this time.

Despite all of that, I decided to give Apple Notes another solid try for the past month and a half.

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Deals: Dashlane Premium & Hotspot Shield Elite VPN Bundle at 61% off

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Today’s featured deal is a two-part bundle, that is perfect for anyone who needs help storing all their passwords in a secure location ready to use when you need them. Dashlane allows you to import passwords from browsers to an extremely secure, intuitive interface.  Hotspot Shield dramatically protects your data by keeping it encrypted and secured on a private network.  For a limited time you can purchase Dashlane Premium & Hotspot Shield Elite VPN Bundle at a savings of 61% off.  It’s a great deal that will run you only $69.99 – instead of the standard price of $179.89.  Here’s some info about Dashlane & Hotspot Shield Elite and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

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Ulysses 2.6 for iPad

I can’t believe they’re calling Ulysses 2.6 a dot update. Adding WordPress publishing, Dropbox sync, and universal search feel like much more than that. And, they even had the nerve to add Typewriter scrolling, which was my #1 feature request ever since Ulysses made it to the iPad. Am I happy with this Ulysses update? No. I’m ecstatic.

Here, let’s talk about why.

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Quick Look: Mountie Monitor Extender

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Tell me if this sounds familiar to you–you’re working on your laptop and you wish you had just a little more real-estate on your screen.  Having another window open can go a long way unmaking you more productive.  Maybe it’s your email–maybe you are a heavy Twitter user, and you like to keep the app open and active, or perhaps you want the extra screen for a  FaceTime or Skype call.  Whatever the reason, there aren’t too many functional and affordable options out there to choose from.

While searching for options, I came accross the Mountie from the folks at Ten 1 design.  Not only was it pretty much exactly what I was looking for, but the minimalistic design and affordable price tag were icing on the cake.  Available in both green and blue, the Mountie offers a convenient and easy way to add an additional monitor to your MacBook or PC without adding unwanted bulk to your set-up.

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