Week’s best Apple deals: Apple Watch for $49, MacBook Pro for $999

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It's the best deal yet on Apple Watch (but there's a catch).
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It’s the cheapest Apple Watch we’ve ever seen by far … you just have to buy an iPhone to get the astonishing $49 price tag. That screaming deal, a great student discount on a MacBook Pro, and more are in this week’s roundup of the best Apple bargains.

Focus Matrix helps you focus on the things that matter

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Focus Matrix brings simple yet effective time-management tools to iOS and Mac.
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Get 5 years of unlimited cloud backup for less than a dollar a month [Deals]

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It's time to take control of your backups.
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Losing or breaking a phone can be seriously upsetting, especially when it means losing all the stuff you forgot to back up. G-Cloud’s app for iOS and Android makes it easy to back up all your devices’ files on Amazon’s super-secure AWS Cloud under a single account. This is easy and reliable cloud storage, with unlimited space for five years, and you can get it now for $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

iOS 10 hands on: Everything that’s new in Apple Music and Apple News

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Apple News and Apple Music get much-needed redesigns in iOS 10.
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iOS 10 brings much-needed design overhauls for the Apple Music and Apple News apps.

The big iOS update, which is currently in beta but should hit iPhones and iPads this fall, brings huge changes to the Apple Music UI as well as minor improvements to navigation in the music app. To see all the changes in action, watch the Cult of Mac video below.

Week’s best Apple deals: Cheap Lightning cables, free apps and $100 off iPad mini 4

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This week brings hot deals on the iPad mini 4 and more.
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Get some third-party charging cables for cheap, or some in-demand apps for big discounts (or free). We’ll give you the lowdown on those unbeatable bargains — plus a mouthwatering $100 off the iPad mini 4 — in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals.