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8 apps and services you’ll use every day, on sale for an extra 30% off


These awesome apps are all on sale.
Optimize your device with some great software on sale.
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The right software can make the difference between your Mac or iPhone being a diverse tool for any situation or a really expensive paperweight. The problem is that finding high-quality apps and software can be really hard. And what you find might end up being more expensive than you’re willing to pay.

With that in mind, here are some affordable apps that you will find useful every day. And they’re all 60% off if you use the code ANNUAL60 during our Semi-Annual Sale event! 

Dropbox Transfer makes sharing huge files easier


Dropbox Transfer
Rather than store or share files, Dropbox Transfer is about distributing them.
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The latest update to Dropbox for iOS is the first with with support for this company’s new system for sending files up to 100GB in size. The goal of Dropbox Transfer is to simplify handing off these huge files, without having to deal with the 25GB limit of many email systems.

Boost your backups with a powerful cloud client


CloudBerry cloud backup
Sometimes, iCloud isn't enough.
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Extending your backup from a local drive to the cloud is a good idea. But if you’re using iCloud, your options are limited to approved apps, and absent useful features like file version history.

You can enhance the power of Time Machine backups with CloudBerry Backup. The third-party macOS app gives you more control over backups and more efficient transfers. Additionally, it offers an additional layer of protection for your precious files, because it gives you an extra backup for your local backups to restore from if disaster strikes.

Retrospect makes even the most massive Mac backups simple


For companies of any size, you're unlikely to find a backup solution as powerful and easy to use as Retrospect.
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From mom-and-pop shops to international enterprises, businesses of all sizes benefit from straightforward, reliable backup of key data. Even with access to a massive storage system like Amazon S3 or Backblaze B2, having the right agent to facilitate the preservation of your data can save a lot of valuable time and effort.

Get the cloud-based file sharing powerhouse used by the biggest names in tech [Deals]


This powerful and popular sharing and productivity platform is used by some of the biggest names in tech and media.
This powerful and popular sharing and productivity platform is used by some of the biggest names in tech and media.
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Working with teammates on their own computers, it sure helps to be able to get whatever’s on your screen onto theirs. CloudApp makes that easy.

It’s an all-inclusive platform for capturing, annotating and sharing everything from screenshots and GIFs to screen video recordings, all via super-quick links and integration with a hundreds of productivity services. It’s used by the likes of Slack, HBO, Facebook, The New York Times, Tumblr, GitHub and many more, and right now you can get a year of CloudApp for your team for a mere $30.

Apple plans to build its own cloud with ridiculously named project


Apple can only benefit by building its own data centers.
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Apple is looking to decrease its reliance on data infrastructure that it currently outsources to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Dubbed “Project McQueen,” the new project is meant to speed up Apple’s cloud services, like moving photos and videos onto your iOS devices.

Zoho Extends Enterprise Cloud Services With New Server Monitoring App For iPhone


Server monitoring tool Site24x7 offers easy remote monitoring for iPhone-toting IT Pros
Server monitoring tool Site24x7 offers easy remote monitoring for iPhone-toting IT Pros

Site24x7 announced its new iPhone app this week. Site24x7 is a robust enterprise server monitoring solution by the Zoho group, which is best known among iOS users for its Zoho Docs productivity suite.

Site24x7 offers a range of enterprise features for web servers that are hosting critical interactive web apps and cloud services as well as other mission critical services like internal and external DNS service and mail services. In addition to simple reports and alerts about a server issue the Site24x7 can be used to tune servers for optimal performance and uptime.

Getting Evicted From MobileMe? Here Are The Best Alternatives [Feature]


MobileMe will be gone in less than a month. Here are the best MobileMe replacement options.
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On Sunday, MobileMe will be dead, and anyone who is still using MobileMe and not Apple’s replacement service, iCloud, will be forcibly evicted. That means anyone still using MobileMe either needs to transition to iCloud and/or copy all data stored in their MobileMe accounts to their Mac or PC. Any files stored in MobileMe’s range of services that can’t be converted to iCloud will be deleted. If you opt not to use iCloud, all data in your MobileMe account will be deleted.

Although iCloud offers several advances over MobileMe, there are some MobileMe services that don’t have direct iCloud equivalents. These include MobileMe Galleries for sharing photos and videos, website creation using Apple’s iWeb, and iDisk remote storage and file sharing. File and information sync is available using iCloud, but the functionality is implemented a bit differently than in MobileMe. In addition, users still using Snow Leopard also can’t upgrade to iCloud.

It’s a tricky problem for thousands of users. There isn’t a single online service that delivers quite the same mix of features and functionality that Apple offered with MobileMe, but by combining some apps and services, you can get pretty close to MobileMe’s feature set. We’ve gone through all of the main competitors to try to find the best services for the soon-to-be dispossessed MobileMe subscriber.