Merge your iPhone with a game controller, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Weather-resistance and incredible sound quality make these earbuds a must-have.
Weather-resistance and incredible sound quality make these earbuds a must-have.
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As 2017 revs up, the Cult of Mac Store is humming right along, bringing in great new deals on gear and gadgets. This week, we’ve got a brand new set of water resistant earbuds, a lifetime of premium cloud storage, a game controller that merges with your iPhone, and two years of powerful VPN protection. Everything’s marked off significantly, read on for more details:

Surf the web safely and anonymously with a VPN [Deals]

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Get online safely and anonymously with this easy to use VPN.
Get online safely and anonymously with this easy to use VPN.
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When you go online, you’re exposed to a bunch of hazards and headaches. Whether identity theft, data snoops, or location restrictions on streaming, one of the best ways around the pitfalls of the web can be sidestepped with a virtual private network, or VPN. Private Internet Access VPN will guard your connection even over public Wi-Fi networks, and it’s been shown to keep its users safe from hoaxers. Right now, you can get a 2 year subscription for less than 60 bucks at Cult of Mac Deals.

These AI playlists will terminate distraction [Deals]

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The machines are coming to help you relax and stay productive.
The machines are coming to help you relax and stay productive.
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Before the machines take our jobs, they may help us work better. That was the original promise of computers, but as we all know they’re just as powerful as tools for procrastination as they are for productivity. Brain.fm is a music streaming service that helps you stay on task by generating a soundtrack using brain research to improve focus, foster relaxation, and help settle into sleep. Right now you can get a lifetime subscription for just $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Turn Apple Mail into a handy personal assistant [Deals]

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MailButler makes Apple Mail into the basis of a powerful task management assistant.
MailButler makes Apple Mail into the basis of a powerful task management assistant.
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Apple Mail houses all of your contacts, correspondence, and other critical details of your day to day life. That makes it a great platform for a productivity manager, and MailButler turns it into one. Packed with a variety of email-organizing functions, this handy plug-in streamlines and optimizes your correspondence to help you prioritize and get organized. Right now you can get MailButler for just $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Seize power for all your gear and gadgets [Deals]

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3 outlets and 4 USB ports make this travel-friendly power strip a comprehensive charging solution.
3 outlets and 4 USB ports make this travel-friendly power strip a comprehensive charging solution.
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The more we rely on our digital devices, the more chances there are to run out of juice at just the wrong moment. But the essential charging gadgets in this roundup can meet anyone’s thirst for power.

They include a portable, surge-protected strip with USB and standard outlets, a five-port dock that organizes your gizmos while they charge, a trio of extra-long, MFi-certified Lightning cables, and a wireless charging hub for Apple Watch and three other devices. Read on to learn more:

Sharpen your iOS coding chops for next to nothing [Deals]

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iOS 10 and 9 lesson bundle
Learn to code for iOS 10 and iOS 9 in this comprehensive, massively discounted lesson bundle.
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For developers, iOS is as vibrant a platform as ever. There’s plenty of room for new and seasoned developers alike to make their mark, which makes this duo of lessons in iOS 10 and iOS 9 from Mammoth Interactive a valuable resource for coders of any skill level.

It offers nearly 200 hours of top-shelf instruction, and right now you can get the entire iOS coding bundle for just $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Name your price for this coding crash course [Deals]

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Name your price for a full-spectrum, comprehensive, hands-on set of lessons in coding on several platforms.
Name your price for a full-spectrum, comprehensive, hands-on set of lessons in coding on several platforms.
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It’s a new year, so it’s a great time to give yourself the valuable new skill of coding. It’s a discipline that takes a lot of time — and often money — to get proficient, but this bundle of coding lessons offers a chance to learn for whatever you’re willing to pay.

Today you can name your price for the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle at Cult of Mac Deals.
Clocking in at 156 hours of instruction, this bundle covers everything from basic to advanced techniques for development on iOS, web and other platforms. You can learn Python, Ruby,  JavaScript, Google’s Go programming language, iOS 10 and Swift 3 — and lots more!

This is a full-spectrum set of lessons useful for people at any skill level. The lessons are buttressed by hands-on projects and templates that make this more than just book work. It’s a great way to get practical experience in the craft of coding.

Buy now: Pay what you want for the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle, worth well over $1,000.

Upgrade your iPhone with 60X zoom and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Get triple backup and extra reach for your iPhone's lifeline with this bundle of MFi-certified Lightning cables.
Get triple backup and extra reach for your iPhone's lifeline with this bundle of MFi-certified Lightning cables.
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Take your mind off the crazy week and rest your eyes on some of its best deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This go around we’ve got a trio of MFi-certified Lightning cables, a lifetime VPN subscription, a full-on telescopic lens for your iPhone and a skeleton key for streaming video.

The best part? Most of these deals are priced at more than 90 percent off!