(You're reading all posts by Mike Vardy) Mike Vardy is a husband, father, independent writer, speaker, podcaster and "productivityist". He is also the author of the book, The Front Nine: How To Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want, published by Diversion Books. You can learn more about his other work at his website, MikeVardy.com, visit his blog at Productivityist.com, and you can follow him as @mikevardy on Twitter.
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I remember when my mother used to drive around with a relatively new invention back in my childhood: a notepad that was use a suction cup mechanism to stick to the windshield of the car. She was a realtor, so she liked to have something easily accessible so she could make notes without having to fumble for a piece of paper and pen (which was also attached to the mechanism).
While this device wouldn’t have been practical for me (I’m left-handed), I’ve found in recent years that I am using my iPhone in my car for things like its GPS capabilities, to stream Rdio through my car stereo, and have my task manager at the ready for when I’m running errands. That’s why the GripGo Universal Car Mount is really appealing to me – and Cult of Mac Deals is currently offering it for just $13.99.
I write a lot on my iPad. I love the distraction-free atmosphere provides and the portability of the platform. I have written a ton of blog posts on the iPad, and wrote the majority of my book using the device as well. That said, it’s tough to write regularly on the iPad without a keyboard. And it’s even tougher to find a keyboard that doesn’t adda ton of bulk to the device at a price that’s easy to swallow.
That’s why the Touchfire appeals to me, and Cult of Mac Deals has it available for only $34.99 during this limited time offer.
I am not a fan of clutter – be it paper-based, digital, or otherwise. I’ve got a scanner that takes care of the first type, and a combination of apps (including Hazel) helps take care of the second type. But I’m also a guy who likes to keep things need and tidy in order to avoid clutter. My desk doesn’t have a lot of working space, so I really need to keep desk clutter at a minimum. I had yet to find a fully functional solution…until the latest Cult of Mac Deals offer came along.
The 100% bamboo Station is the solution I’m talking about. Functional, minimalist, eco-friendly – it’s the ideal desk organizer. And Station is at an ideal price as well – only $34.99 for a limited time.
I’ve done my share of presentations over the years, and nothing really beats Keynote when it comes to assembling a quality slidedeck. When done right, the look and feel of a presentation done in Keynote can really elevate the overall impact of what you’re saying. Sure, using tactics that are explored by professionals such as Nancy Duarte and Gar Reynolds are also great resources to have in your pocket, but if your slides don’t stand out when applying such tactics (and yet don’t overshadow your words), then you’re already working from a disadvantage.
Keynote has plenty of stock templates, but if you want to get something will stand out from the crowd then Slidevana may just be what you’ve been looking for. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $69 during this limited time offer.
Even as DVDs become less and less desirable and the idea of streaming media becomes more prevalent, going with a Blu-ray disc for home entertainment is still a great experience. But not every device can handle Blu-ray discs, let alone give you the kind of control and simplicity of use that many of us crave.
That’s where this Cult of Mac Deals offer comes in. For a limited time, you can get Aurora Mac Blu-Ray Player for only $19.95 – and save time and money in the process.
With Aurora’s Blu-ray software, you can freely control playback. You’ll have the ability to play any title or chapter and adjust the screen size as necessary. The app even allows you to customize your experience, such as choosing the language and background image and changing the playback behaviors. And if you’re a Blu-ray power user, you can de-interlace movies (manual or automatic) to get better visual quality according to your display configuration.
I’m always looking for new ways to present my work — whether for live presentations or for showcasing to family and friends. That means finding innovative ways to build slideshows for presentations, and there are times where I’d rather use my own photos than stock photography. And I’m all about efficiency along with effectiveness, so when a tool can offer that then I’m all ears. Cult of Mac Deals has such an offer on the table right now.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create clean slideshow videos out of your photos, it doesn’t get much simpler than Photo Slideshow Maker Pro. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for 60% off – only $19.99 – during this limited time promotion.
Having a ton of cables all over your house, desk, or charging station is far from ideal. They get tangle,d they got mixed up, ad sometimes they even get misplaced in the mess. That’s why this Cult of Mac Deals offer is worth looking at – especially if you want to save on clutter, time, and money.
The 3-in–1 Lightning/30-Pin/Micro USB to USB Charging Cable replaces three cables with one that simultaneously charges all of your devices at once. And it can be had for a limited time for only $19!
I’m big on saving time, no matter what you do. So when an offer pops up that allows you to go to one place to get everything you need, I’m all for it – especially if the quality is top-notch. So if you’re a designer, there’s an offer available right now that gives you a “one stop shop” for plenty of your design needs.
With this offer, you’ll get a slew of design elements for 98% off the regular price – just $49 – in The Premium Design Bundle from Cult of Mac Deals.
I live in a part of the world where the permissible alcohol levels for drivers is very low. Now I’m not condoning drinking and driving, but I will say that many folks in my area – especially restaurant owners – have been particularly critical of these levels because what it’s done has caused patrons to not order anything to drink at all to have with dinner. Not even a small glass of wine or beer. Why? Because they’re afraid they’ll “blow over” the legal limit, even though it’s possible that they’ll be well below it.
With this Cult of Mac Deals offer, you can get a good idea of where you’re at on that front with the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. You’ll save 25% on this product through this promotion, as it’s only $112.49 for a limited time – including free shipping!
If you’ve ever wanted to code iPhone apps, then join the club. There are plenty of developers already out there delivering content to the App Store every day – and tons of budding developers who are chomping at the bit to do so. If you’re going to compete in this saturated marketplace you’re going to need a solid foundation to build on. And you’re going to need to have it fast.
Cult of Mac Deals has an offer right now that will get you well on your way to building and designing killer apps. For a limited time you can get The iOS Foundations Video Course Bundle for only $69 – a savings of 65% – and this course is geared towards giving you what you need to bring your app ideas to life.