This VPN blocks trackers and increases battery life [Deals]

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Protect yourself with a mobile VPN that also saves time and boosts battery life.
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Here at Cult of Mac, we’re big fans of virtual private networks (VPNs). They offer an encrypted, anonymous channel into the internet, and are an essential way to stay secure online. VPNs come in all shapes and sizes, but not all of them can also increase your connection speeds and extend your battery life. That’s just what Disconnect does, on top of being a great tracker blocker that guards against malware, ads, and data snoops on all your mobile browsers. And right now, you can get a lifetime premium subscription to Disconnect for just $49 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Best wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

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Maybe the best thing Apple has invented in years.
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Updated: May 11, 2017

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are Apple’s first iPhones to drop the headphone jack. And while you can keep using your old headphones by plugging them into the adapter that comes in the box, that gets old as soon as you discover you left the little dongle at home connected to a speaker, and you can’t listen to any music.

You’ve got two options. One, stick with a cable and buy some Lightning headphones. That’s fine, but then you can only use them with recent-vintage iOS devices, and you can’t charge your device while you use them. Or two, go wireless. That means Bluetooth, either the vanilla kind, or Apple’s augmented Bluetooth headphones, with the special W1 chip added to make pairing easier.

Enter to win a Vader-worthy black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router [Giveaway]

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Winning a limited-edition black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router on Star Wars Day is easier than a trench run.
Winning a black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router on Star Wars Day is easier than a trench run.
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If the Death Star had Wi-Fi, it would run on something as powerful (and ominous-looking!) as this limited-edition black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router from Ubiquiti Networks.

Assuming you’re ready to surf like a stormtrooper, you’re in luck. Cult of Mac and Ubiquiti are giving away three of these amazing mesh routers in honor of Star Wars Day. How can you win? Glad you asked, buckethead!

What’s on my iPhone 7: Videographer edition

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These are the apps that made it onto Ste's iPhone.
These are the apps that made it onto Ste's iPhone.
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Give your iPhone a new set of superpowers [Deals]

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Add grip, extended vision, extra life, and other powers to your smartphone with this bundle of accessories.
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Your iPhone comes out of the box full of possibilities. But with the right accessory, you can vastly expand the powers of your phone. This bundle of upgrades will allow your iPhone to cling to walls, see into your house no matter where you are, throw its voice, and add up to 10 extra lifespans.

It’s like Jedi training for your iPhone!

Never plug in your iPhone again with this innovative case [Deals]

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This charging case uses replaceable batteries, meaning you'll never have to plug your phone in again.
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There are plenty of iPhone charging cases out there, but none of them are quite as game-changing as this one. Usually, you’ll plug in your phone as usual, which charges the case at the same time to extend its lifetime. CoBattery uses a different approach that means you’ll never have to plug your phone into the wall again. It’s a clever, simple case design that could change the way you use your phone while protecting it. And right now you can get a CoBattery Charging Case Kit for just $59 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Seamlessly and painlessly add 256GB to your MacBook [Deals]

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Add a massive amount of storage to your Macbook without adding anything else.
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MacBooks ship with a pretty sizeable hard drive, but that storage can disappear fast. Whether your job involves large file types or you just like saving your favorite TV shows, you’re likely to find yourself wanting a little more space on your computer without having to add an external hard drive to your computer bag.

With this Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter, you can add up to 256GB to your MacBook instantly and without adding any bulk. And right now, you can get a Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for $29.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

This MacBook Pro dock saves space, adds style [Review]

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Henge Docks' Vertical Docking Station, a MacBook Pro dock
Henge Docks' Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro makes for a sleek desktop. (The Gravitas, for iPhone and iPad, helps.)
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A recent move into a new studio put my OCD on high alert. Determined to maintain a truly “clean workspace,” I wanted to avoid a jumble of cables slowly creeping across my new desk at all costs. A MacBook Pro dock definitely seemed in order.

For a sleek solution to any pending cable chaos, I added Henge Docks’ Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro to my desktop. So far, it’s the best solution I’ve found.

Check out my full video review below.

Get a comprehensive crash course in iOS coding [Deals]

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CoM - The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle
This bundle of nine courses covers the gamut for anybody interested in learning or brushing up on iOS coding skills.
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If you’re want to learn the uber-lucrative skills involved in iOS development, it can be hard to know where to start. That makes something like The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle a great opportunity. Not only is it a comprehensive and diverse place for beginners and seasoned coders alike to sharpen their skills, it’s a great value.

This bundle totals nine courses clocking in at more than 250 hours of instruction, and right now you can get the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for just $39.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Even your cat can’t destroy this chew-proof Lightning cable [Reviews]

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Paracable, hard to chew but quick to charge.
Paracable, hard to chew but quick to charge.
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The charging cable Apple includes with each iOS device may not seem all that interesting, but to a kitten with razor-sharp teeth named Baxter, the rubber-coated cord was an exciting chew toy. Baxter gnawed through four iPhone 5 lightning cables and left Travis Beck no choice.

Beck formed Paracable, a company in Houston, that makes cat-proof charge and sync cords for iOS devices.