Instantly upgrade your security, privacy and productivity [Week’s Best Deals]


Protect your online life with a VPN, guard your privacy with a second phone number, and lots more.
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Welcome to the new week, same as the last week. Except of course for the great deals in the Cult of Mac Store. This go around, our very best deals include a lifetime of VPN protection, comprehensive training in Microsoft Excel, a powerful alternative to Search and Spotlight, and an anonymous second phone line perfect for first dates or Craigslist deals. Everything is discounted by more than half, read on for more details:

CoM - VPN Unlimited- Lifetime Subscription
Protect your online activity and browse the web securely and anonymously with this powerful VPN.
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VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription – 92% off

Going online is being vulnerable to all manner of headaches and hazards. From identity theft to general data snooping, location restrictions, popup ads and more. One of the best ways to stay away from that mess is to connect via a virtual private network, or VPN. VPN Unlimited offers one-stop protection Wi-Fi and cellular connections alike, securing online activity, and bypassing content restrictions by channeling your traffic through a network spread among 39 countries.

Buy now: Get a lifetime of VPN Unlimited for $39, a whopping 92 percent off the usual price.

CoM - Microsoft Excel Pro Training for PC & Mac
Become a master of one of the most widely used apps in all of business.
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Microsoft Excel Pro Training for Mac and PC – 89% off

These days, Excel is a part of pretty much every office environment. Even if you’re already familiar with Excel, it’s worth learning it at a deeper level. And with this bundle of 4 CPD-accredited courses, clocking in at nearly 50 hours of content, you’re guaranteed to come away with a better understanding of this essential platform. You’ll learn Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016 for both PC and Mac, covering skills from beginner to advanced.

Buy now: Sign up for Microsoft Excel Pro Training for $29, a full 89 percent discount.

CoM - HoudahSpot 4- Family License
Never misplace a file ever again with this powerful, versatile alternative to Search and Spotlight.
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HoudahSpot 4: Family License – 56% off

When you’re working with large, complex networks of files, Search and Spotlight can come up short. Multimedia professionals know what this is like. HoudahSpot offers a much more powerful and versatile search tool, drawing on the Spotlight index to mine files and find exactly what you’re looking for. Find files by name, text, content type, extension, author, recipient, pixel count, and more. Combine hundreds of criteria and customize columns in results, set up templates for recurring searches, and lots more.

Buy now: Get a family license for HoudahSpot 4 for $19, that’s 56 percent off the usual price.

CoM - Hushed
Get a second phone line to keep bad dates, work creeps, and sketchy Craigslist people at arms length.
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Hushed Private Phone Line: Lifetime Subscription – 82% off

Whether you’re being asked out on a date, taking work calls or just making a purchase from Craigslist, having a second phone number can sure come in handy. Rather than opening an entirely new line, you can use Hushed and their simple, secure app to easily make calls from a second number. You’ll be able to customize your voicemail and use Wi-Fi or data to carry your calls, and can even select your own area code. All of that without incurring any extra service charges. You probably have a junk email address, why not do the same for your phone?

Buy now: Get a Hushed Private Phone Line for life for $25, that’s a full 82 percent discount.


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