Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery: Easily recover data you thought you lost

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Easily recover all kinds of data from damaged or corrupted drives.
Easily recover all kinds of data from damaged or corrupted drives.
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This post is presented by Stellar Phoenix, maker of Mac Data Recovery.

Data loss can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are unprepared for the eventuality and as such have no backups. Everyone relies on digital devices now, and losing data can have catastrophic implications.

DuckDuckGo expands its privacy services beyond anonymous search

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Long known for its anonymous search prowess, DuckDuckGo is going long on online privacy.
Long known for its anonymous search prowess, DuckDuckGo is going long on privacy.
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This post is presented by DuckDuckGo.

The web is a creepy place. No matter what you do or where you go, countless digital eyeballs watch what you do, looking to sell your data.

DuckDuckGo is known as the search engine that doesn’t snoop on its users. Used by security- and privacy-minded people, DuckDuckGo counts some 16 billion anonymous searches since launching in 2008. The world has changed a lot in the last decade, and the web has only grown creepier. So, DuckDuckGo is expanding its services beyond search.

Keeping a healthy Mac requires strong antivirus protection

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Protect your Mac from viruses the easy way with Dr. Antivirus Mac antivirus.
Protect your Mac from viruses the easy way with Dr. Antivirus.
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This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Antivirus.

In some ways, our Macs are a lot like us. They live in a world full of bugs and viruses that can compromise their systems, slow them down, even kill them. Just like people, the best way to stay on top of health threats is to get regular checkups.

Mac FoneLab is your first aid kit for iPhone

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The Mac FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery app offers a powerful and intuitive alternative to iTunes for recovery of lost iOS data.
This Mac app offers a powerful and intuitive alternative to iTunes for recovery of lost iOS data.
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This post is presented by Aiseesoft, maker of Mac FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery.

New year, new phone — and the same old risks of damage or data loss. Whether you’ve shelled out more than a thousand bucks for a new iPhone X or still use one from five years ago, these devices are essential to day-to-day life. So just like keeping a first aid kit around, it pays to have the tools to recover your iPhone data if and when something goes wrong.

Add a layer of luxury and protection to your iPhone

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Rmour Silver Corners, a new line of
This new line of "iPhone jewelry" adds an eye-catching layer of bling and protection.
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This post is presented by Creatio Design, maker of Rmour Silver Corners.

An iPhone is a powerful tool, but it’s also a luxury item. When you spend $1,000 on an iPhone X, it’s not just for the powerful camera and fast processor. You’re investing in something that looks and feels fantastic.

Unfortunately, protecting that investment with a case typically obscures the iPhone X’s intrinsic beauty. The opposite occurs with Rmour Silver Corners for iPhone X, a new line of protective “iPhone jewelry” inspired by medieval suits of armor.

There’s more than one way to open Mac archives

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Take control or your RAR, ZIP and other archives on your Mac with Dr. Unarchiver.
Take control or your RAR, ZIP and other archives on your Mac.
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This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Unarchiver.

Archives are a great way to compress and bundle all sorts of files. Whether massive applications or complex media projects, to get at the contents of an archive you typically must unarchive the whole thing. Depending on the type of archive, you might need special software. And depending on who sent it, you might not trust the files in the archive. Like a vampire, some malware requires you invite it into your machine.

9 ways to strengthen your Apple products

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Step up your iPhone and Mac security with these tips.
Step up your iPhone and Mac security with these tips.
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This post is brought to you by TheBestVPN.com.

Think you’ll never fall victim to a cybercrime? Think again.

Recent data shows individuals have a one in 10 chance of becoming a victim of cybercrime each year. In fact, people are 20 times more likely to experience fraud than robbery.

It’s time to start taking your data security seriously by ensuring your smartphone, computer and online accounts are safe from hackers. Luckily, Apple products are pretty secure on their own. However, it never hurts to add an extra layer of protection. Start with these nine ways to strengthen your Apple products.

Udemy classes cost just 10 bucks through December 29

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Jump at this chance for lifelong access to Udemy courses for just $10.
Jump at this chance for lifelong access to Udemy courses for just $10.
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This post is presented by Udemy.

Massively online open courses have transformed learning. Thanks to MOOCs, pretty much anyone with an internet connection and a desire to learn can receive a vital education on almost any topic.

Of course, these online courses aren’t free. But Udemy is holding a Holiday Flash Sale that’ll get you pretty close. From now through Friday, December 29, 2017, Cult of Mac readers can access any course costing $200 or more for just $10.

Every Mac could use a deep-cleaning kit like this

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Dr. Cleaner Mac optimization app
Keep your Mac optimized by deleting junk files with Dr. Cleaner.
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This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Cleaner.

Your Mac is a complex machine. That means there are a lot of ways it can get clogged up. Whether it’s junk files or overused application memory, keeping a clean Mac is a lot like keeping a clean house. A little bit of regular tidying goes a long way.

That’s what Dr. Cleaner is. A little cleaning kit stored away for when you need it.

MacX Video Converter Pro, a 4K video converter for Mac

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MacX Pro might be the fastest 4K video converter.
MacX Pro might be the fastest 4K video converter.
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This post is presented by Digiarty, maker of MacX Video Converter.

Thanks to iPhone 8 and iPhone X, 4K video is now the norm. 4K video looks incredible, but it also means a lot of super-high-definition content to manage. Having a powerful converter app is essential to making sure that video looks as good as possible — and works on all your devices.

Keep your AirPods safe and sound with PodPocket

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PodPockets protect your AirPods and complement Apple's unique design.
A PodPocket protects your AirPods and complements Apple’s unique design.
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This post is presented by PodPocket.

Apple’s futuristic wireless headphones might look like they belong in Elroy Jetson’s ears, but they’re still subject to gravity. Think it stings when you drop a couple hundred bucks on a new set of AirPods? Imagine the feeling of dropping them on the pavement.

Bottom line: AirPods are great, but also expensive, fragile and easy to lose.

PDFelement for Mac makes it easy and fast to edit PDFs

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Wondershare PDFelement PDF editor for Mac
PDFelement works wonders with PDFs.
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This post is presented by Wondershare, maker of PDFelement.

What happens when you’re about to send an important PDF, only to spot a typo? If it was a Word document, you could just open it up, zap the offending letters, save and send. But with a PDF, it’s not so easy — if you don’t have the right software.

That’s why an app like PDFelement for Mac is a potentially invaluable part of anyone’s digital document toolkit. With it, you can edit, add and delete text in a PDF as easily as you would a Word document. Here’s how it works.

dr.fone Thanksgiving 2017: Say thanks and win a prize

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Who is your
Who is your "dr.foner"? Thank your personal tech guru and win a prize!
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This post is brought to you by Wondershare, maker of dr.fone.

Thanksgiving is a joyous and meaningful celebration of all that we hold dear in the world. It’s a time when we can stop to appreciate the things we have, rather than dwell on what we don’t have. Most importantly, Thanksgiving is about people, and about community. It’s about recognizing all the people who matter most in your life, looking at them and thanking them for always being there for you.

This year, dr.fone would like to enliven your Thanksgiving further with the help of a little contest.

Automatically back up your iPhone via Wi-Fi with AnyTrans

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With AnyTrans' new Air Backup feature, you can wirelessly and automatically back up all your iOS devices.
With AnyTrans' new Air Backup feature, you can wirelessly and automatically back up all your iOS devices.
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This post is presented by iMobie, maker of AnyTrans.

It’s easy to forget the value of doing regular iOS backups. That is, until your iPhone or iPad crashes and jogs your memory. For the less diligent among us, automatic wireless iOS backups can prove priceless.

This beautiful weather app is worthy of iPhone X’s OLED display

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Today Weather app is an ideal fit for iPhone X's OLED display.
Today Weather is a simple, sleek app that's an ideal fit for iPhone X's OLED display.
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This post is presented by Tho Tran, maker of Today Weather.

If you venture outside on a regular basis, chances are you check your weather app pretty often. Whether the info it gives you is good or bad, it should deliver it in eye-pleasing style. Especially if you’ve forked over the cash for a new iPhone X.

Create websites as easily as a PowerPoint presentation

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Sparkle turns responsive web design into a simple drag-and-drop affair.
Sparkle turns responsive web design into a simple drag-and-drop affair.
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This post is presented by River SRL, maker of Sparkle.

Launching a business or personal brand means getting a bunch of ducks in a row. One of those ducks is building an attractive, useful website. And if you aren’t already skilled in building websites, that can seem as difficult as, well, building a duck.

Easily edit PDFs right from your iPhone

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Make quick work of PDFs with PDFfiller on your iPhone.
Make quick work of PDFs with PDFfiller on your iPhone.
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This post is presented by PDFfiller.

PDFs might be the most common document format to cross any digital desktop. They’re a universally recognized, great-looking way to share all kinds of readable content. But they’re also famously unfriendly to last-minute edits. Spot a typo on that resume or a confidential detail on that memo? Better hope you have the original document handy.

That’s least likely if you’re spotting a change that needs making from your mobile device. These are situations that PDFfiller for iPhone aims to solve.

These aggressive cases are futuristic armor for iPhone X

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Zizo's line of futuristic cases for iPhone X are designed to military specifications of toughness.
Zizo's line of futuristic cases for iPhone X are designed to military specifications of toughness.
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This post is brought to you by Zizo Wireless.

Buying a new iPhone means being being constantly vigilant about not dropping the thing. As nice as the naked phones feel in-hand, no amount of tactile pleasure can overcome the terrible feeling of cracking the screen or worse. Now, with the iPhone X commanding a bank-busting $1,000 per unit, the stakes are even higher.

3 ways to recover deleted contacts on iPhone

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Lost iPhone contacts don't need to stay lost forever.
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This post is brought to you by Wondershare.

Losing iPhone contacts can be quite a nuisance. You have to collect contact details from all the important people in your life again. You can never recover some old contacts, and if you lose your business contacts that’s even worse.

However, if you’ve accidentally deleted your iPhone contacts, all hope isn’t lost. There are three convenient means of recovering deleted contacts on iPhone.

MacX MediaTrans backs up iPhone data the way iTunes should [Giveaway]

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For a limited time, you can grab a free licensed copy of iPhone data syncer MediaTrans.
For a limited time, you can grab a free licensed copy of iPhone data syncing app MediaTrans.
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This post is brought to you by MacX.

At long last, Apple released the latest and greatest version of iOS. Now anyone eyeing a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or simply upgrading to iOS 11, faces the always-fun process of using iTunes to manage and back up data. Prepare for ham-handed syncing, and repeated tries before you get your device’s data in order.

If you’re looking forward to a new device, but not to the process of using iTunes, you’ve got other choices. One option is MacX MediaTrans, which you currently can try for free, thanks to a limited-time giveaway.