Save $90 on WD’s MyPassport portable SSD with 1TB storage

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Running out of storage on your Mac? Join the club! But it doesn’t have to be that way. WD’s terrific MyPassport is a portable SSD drive with 1TB of storage that’s ideal for carrying your photos, music, and more.

Get yours today from Best Buy to enjoy $90 off the usual price.

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Best Buy slashes up to $300 off newest MacBook Pros

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The sale runs for three days only.
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Best Buy is today offering some of the biggest discounts we’ve seen on Apple’s newest MacBook Pro models as part of its three-day Anniversary Sale. You can enjoy savings of up to $300.

Prices start at just $1,599.99 (down from $1,799.99) for the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro, while 16-inch models are down to as little as $2,099.99 (from $2,399.99). Get yours before the sale ends!

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Bag AirPods Pro at a brand-new low of just $194.99 today only

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Best Buy is offering certified refurbished AirPods Pro units for just $194.99 today only. That’s $55 off the regular selling price, with free shipping and a 90-day Best Buy warranty.

Get yours before they’re all gone!

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Bag PNY’s 240GB portable SSD for less than half price today only

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Just $32.99 — down from $79.99.
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PNY’s ultra-portable 240GB solid-state drive is ideal for anyone who needs extra storage that they can take with them everywhere. And for today only, you can bag yours from Best Buy for less than half price.

The drive works with both Macs and Windows machines, as well as iPad Pro. Get yours for just $32.99!

More signs point to a new HomePod in our future

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HomePod discounts give clear sign of a new model.
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From Best Buy discounting the HomePod to Apple employees now able to buy up to 10 of the smart speakers at a discount, there are clear signs Cupertino is trying to clear out its warehouses before a rumored new model this year.

At $100 off retail, Best Buy began selling HomePod for $200 Monday for a limited time. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman tweeted Monday that Apple employees can now buy up to 10 of the speakers at employee discount, commenting, “These things are clearly on the way out.”

Best Buy moves to curbside pickup, temporarily closing all 997 stores

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On the back of the coronavirus pandemic, Best Buy has closed its doors indefinitely.
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As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses big and small across America, Best Buy announced Saturday it is closing all of its 997 North America locations temporarily except for curbside pickup services. Best Buy is one of the nation’s largest independent retailers of Apple products.

The Fortune 100 company with 125,000 employees has not offered a timeline for how long the new policy will last.

Best Buy and Target bust out killer iPad deals for Green Monday

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It's a great day to scoop up the new iPad.
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If you’re still looking to get a new iPad this holiday season, Target and Best Buy have some amazing deals today for the made-up holiday buying day called ‘Green Monday’.

Target’s deal is especially appealing if you’re looking for a regular 10.2-inch iPad. The store is currently offering two configurations at more than 20% off.

iPhone 11 warns you if repair shops install fake Apple display

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Seeing this warning could be bad news.
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Apple added a new feature in iOS 13.1 that alerts iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max owners when a repair shop has installed a non-genuine display on their device.

In a support document detailing the new warning feature, Apple explains why you should only seek support from technicians who have completed training from Apple and use genuine Apple parts. Of course, Apple parts can be more expensive than knock-off displays, but using the cheap stuff could cause issues with multi-touch, display brightness and colors.

Apple claims scary iPhone battery warning is for customer safety

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Be careful on who you let replace your iPhone battery.
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Apple confirmed it added a new “feature” to iPhones last year that displays an ominous warning when users get their battery replaced by an unauthorized service provider.

The iPhone-maker drew heavy criticism from right-to-repair advocates last week when the news of the new battery warnings surfaced. Facing claims that it is trying to funnel customers toward more expensive battery repairs, Apple has finally come out with a statement insisting that the change was made with the safety of customers in mind, but not everyone’s buying it.