Upgrades for your email, mobile photography, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best deals include a powerful email platform, a waterproof all-purpose camera, and lots more.
This week's best deals include a powerful email platform, a waterproof all-purpose camera, and lots more.
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Every week here at the Cult of Mac Store, we’re busy finding great deals on tech tools, gadgets, and courses. This round, we’ve got an email app contender for Outlook and Gmail, and an all-purpose, waterproof HD camera. Also check out the comprehensive course in the Microsoft Office suite, and a video editor packed with 60 video assets. So there’s something here for everybody, read on for more details:

The action cam that raised over $1 million on Indiegogo does it all [Deals]

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YoCam Versatile Waterproof HD Life Camera
YoCam is a versatile, waterproof camera that takes great shots almost anywhere.
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Having a powerful camera in your pocket is really handy when a great photo moment happens. A beautiful skyline, a precious family moment, a funny looking cat. But one place where you can’t reach for the phone to take a snap is when you’re underwater.

How to scan QR codes with iOS 11’s Camera app

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Are QR codes finally going mainstream?
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QR codes are set to take off in a big way, thanks to a new feature included in iOS 11 that makes scanning the quirky-looking blocks easier than ever before.

Apple didn’t announce the feature during its WWDC 2017 keynote, but the new QR-scanning capability is among the many minor iOS 11 features that may prove to be a big deal. Even though QR codes have been around for nearly two decades, they haven’t been super-useful to regular consumers.

That’s about to change.

Tiny drone brings thrill-inducing racing to the masses

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Mambo can be flown indoors or outside.
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FPV drone racing has been an arena reserved for uber-nerds that build their own racers the past few years, but that could soon change thanks to Parrot’s newest mini-drone.

The company unveiled its tiny creation, the Mambo FPV, this week which makes flying a breeze whether you’re a total beginner or have been slicing through the skies for years.

iOS 11 lands on iPhone and iPad on September 19 — here’s what’s new

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iOS 11 changes everything.
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In today’s Apple keynote, we got another look at the the new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad. There are a lot of great new features for both devices — person-to-person Apple Pay, an all-new App Store, improved Siri, and a new kind of social network built around Apple Music. But the iPad is the real winner. iOS 11 brings multitasking features that unchain Apple’s “big iPhone,” and turn it into a computer to rival any Mac or PC.

These are the RAM and camera specs for the new iPhone X

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More iPhone details have leaked ahead of this week's media event,
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Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has shared more information about the upcoming iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the high-end iPhone X. Troughton Smith’s new information relates to both the RAM and camera specs of the new devices, which are scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow — following one of the biggest leaks in Apple history.

Streamline your Mac workflow, master iOS 11 and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Master iOS 11, streamline your Mac workflow, and more with this week's best deals.
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Fall has finally arrived, but the Cult of Mac Store is staying warm with a fresh shipment of hot new deals. This week, we’ve got a comprehensive bundle of iOS 11 courses that’s yours for whatever you want to pay. Plus, we’ve got a 1080p snaking camera, a tool for streamlined file sharing, and an app for clearing gigs of space on your Mac. Everything is top shelf and hugely discounted. Read on for more details:

Apple snaps up all available cameras for massive iPhone upgrade

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Even more powerful iPhone cameras are coming.
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Apple is consuming the entire production capacity of a new smartphone camera facility as it prepares to take the iPhone’s iSight sensor beyond 12 megapixels.

Largan Precision in central Taiwan is said to be the only manufacturer that meets the company’s minimum yield rate requirement, with its new Taichung factory designed to output around 600 million lens modules every single month.

How to use iOS 11’s new camera-leveling feature

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Level up: I used the iPad’s camera level to shoot this picture of the iPhone compass level, and it’s still not level.
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Did you ever try to take a photo of something flat on the ground, and spend ages trying to line it up right so that it is square in the frame? No, well, humor me here, because Apple just granted everyone’s biggest iOS camera wish: The camera app now has a level that kicks in when you hold the iPhone horizontally, and which will tell you when you’re holding the iPhone, uh, level.