How to unlock your Mac with an iPhone or Apple Watch

Tired of dealing with login passwords on your Mac? Skip them altogether with MacID!
Tired of dealing with login passwords on your Mac? Skip them altogether with MacID!
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Upgrade your Mac’s skillset with these utility apps [Deals]

Keep an eye on your home or office via webcam with this super useful app.
Keep an eye on your home or office via webcam with this super useful app.
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Your Mac can do a lot right out of the box, but it can do more. A lot more. Look no further than these four premium apps for expanding the utility of your favorite computing machine. We’ve found big savings on apps for remaining distraction free while working, saving or working with online video, keeping an eye on your home or office via webcam, and more.

Take a look:

6 things the Mac App Store can learn from iOS

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The Mac App Store could use some support.
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This is a guest post by Karthik Suroju, a digital marketer at CloudMagic.

The iOS App Store is a one-stop destination for everything consumers need on the iPhone and iPad. However, that’s not the case with the Mac App Store. At the beginning of January 2016, there were 1,234,267 apps for iPhones, 662,984 for iPads and a mere 27,011 for Macs.

SmartDraw finally makes it to Mac (via the cloud)

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SmartDraw Cloud brings the popular Windows-based diagramming app to all devices, any time.
SmartDraw Cloud brings the popular Windows-based diagramming app to all devices, any time.
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This bundle is like the dream team of Mac apps [Deals]

The 2016 All-Star Mac Bundle
Get a sweet bundle of killer Mac apps for less than $25.
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Macs come out of the box with a ton of apps and functionality, but that’s just the beginning of what you can get it to do for your productivity. From hard drive maintenance to running Windows apps and doing deeper searches than Spotlight allows, this bundle of 11 top-rated apps has something useful for everybody. For a short time, you can get the whole thing for $24.99.

Here’s some of what’s included: