Learn a new language, run Windows apps on your Mac, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Run your favorite Windows apps and games right on your Mac and Linux machines
Run your favorite Windows apps and games right on your Mac and Linux machines
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This week’s deals came like a truckload of presents for productivity and self-improvement. We’ve got a streamlined app for running Windows apps right from your Mac dock, a box set of Rosetta Stone language courses, 3 years of a massively discounted VPN service, and the uber popular typing assistant TextExpander. See if you can resist reading on:

These noise-canceling headphones are for serious audiophiles [Deals]

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These noise-canceling headphones were built for those who know what they're listening for.
These noise-canceling headphones were built for those who know what they're listening for.
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The notion of noise canceling headphones conjures images of an airline passenger settling into his seat trying to block out the sound of the kids sharing his row. These A-Audio Legacy Over-Ear Headphones are noise-canceling headphones for the person in another row who’s working on a mix or getting deep into a recorded performance. With a patented 3-stage sound given honors at CES’s Innovation Awards, they’re noise-canceling headphones for the discerning listener, and right now you can get a set of A-Audio Legacy headphones for just $79 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Save your data by putting this mobile hotspot in your pocket [Deals]

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Get up to 50GB worth of hotspot browsing without eating into your personal data plan.
Get up to 50GB worth of hotspot browsing without eating into your personal data plan.
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Using your phone as a wireless hotspot can be a wince-worthy last resort as you consider how much of your data plan you’re gobbling. But with the Karma Go Hotspot, you can access the web wherever you are, without eating up your personal data plan.

It’ll add a buffer of 50GB to your personal Wi-FI connection, and right now you can get a Karma Go for only $199 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Pick up a Rosetta Stone box set for a third of the usual price [Deals]

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Rosetta Stone set the standard for language learning software, and this box set shows why.
Rosetta Stone set the standard for language learning software, and this box set shows why.
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We all want to expand our language abilities, and we all know how difficult that can be to fit into our busy lives. Rosetta Stone’s software has earned its reputation as a highly effective language learning tool because it actually works, with a full-immersion, intuitive method that fosters a natural sense for reading, writing, and speaking. And right now, you can get access to a box set of levels 1 through 4 in French, Spanish, Italian, or English for a third of the usual price, just $149.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

TextExpander sale: Get 60% off award-winning typing shortcut tool

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TextExpander is the award winning tool for cutting extraneous typing and boosting productivity
TextExpander is the award winning tool for cutting extraneous typing and boosting productivity
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When you spend a lot of time typing, you waste a lot of it by typing the same thing over and over. TextExpander is a well-known, award-winning app for cutting down on your most-used phrases and text-based tasks with custom shortcuts and automatically populated fields.

Using this software will add up to a saving of precious minutes and hours. And right now, you can get a year-long TextExpander subscription for $19.98 at Cult of Mac Deals.