Why every Apple user should be using a VPN

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In this age of constant data leaks, using a VPN to protect your online identity is a must.
In this age of constant data leaks, using a VPN to protect your online identity is a must.
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If you think the buzz around using a VPN service these days is exaggerated hype and paranoia, think again. Never before have so many day-to-day human interactions and transactions occurred online.

Whether we’re emailing our bosses, checking in with our kids, chatting with our friends or using a plethora of apps to schedule and manage our lives, it all takes place online.

These apps will give your Mac a productivity boost [Deals]

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This bundle of Mac apps adds new ways to work with video, WiFi, PDFs, and more.
This bundle of Mac apps adds new ways to work with video, WiFi, PDFs, and more.
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Feel like giving your Mac a new dose of productivity potential? This roundup of apps should do the trick. Included are apps for downloading HD video from the web, and a powerful pair of video conversion apps. Plus, there’s a tool for mapping and optimizing Wi-Fi coverage, and a tool for making any boring PDF into delightful digital magazines. Even better, you’ll get 20 percent off any of these deals when you use the coupon code ‘SOFTWARE20’ at checkout. Read on for more details:

These rugged headphones conduct sound through bone [Deals]

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These bone-conduction headphones might be the future of personal audio.
These bone-conduction headphones might be the future of personal audio.
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There are all sorts of cool headphones out there. Headsets feature Bluetooth, noise-cancellation, with designs that are over-ear, in-ear, wireless, water-poof, and so on. These headphones from FresheTech feature most of those features, plus one you don’t see very often: bone conduction.

Streamline your keyring, passwords, and lots more [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best deals include a 21st century key keeper, top shelf apps, and more.
This week's best deals include a 21st century key keeper, top shelf apps, and more.
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Another week, another round of great deals on top shelf gear, apps, and learning resources. This time, we’ve got a bundle of 5 premium Mac apps, and a keyring designed to never be lost. Additionally, we’ve got a powerful password manager and comprehensive course in iOS 11 development. Read on for more details:

This thumb drive for Mac and iPhone works like a data lifeboat [Deals]

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This thumb drive works as a bridge between your Mac, iOS devices, and SD storage.
This thumb drive works as a bridge between your Mac, iOS devices, and SD storage.
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Having a thumb drive on hand can be useful for all sorts of things. From keeping and moving backups of documents, photos or other files, to security uses like keys, passwords and cryptocurrency storage. Of course the thumb drive you use for your USB-connected Mac isn’t likely to work with your Lightning-connected iPhone.

Add Adobe’s creative apps to your professional skillset [Deals]

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This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
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The digital jobs market is getting more competitive by the hour. So if you’re looking to add new skills to your resume, a great place to start is with graphic design. That means getting familiar with Adobe’s creative software tools.

This small sensor gives your iPhone an eye for color [Deals]

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This keychain-sized sensor can tell you the precise color, for liquid and digital paint.
This keychain-sized sensor can tell you the precise color, for liquid and digital paint.
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Getting the color you see in the world to match the color on your brush can be tough. Whether you’re painting on canvas or designing on the computer, working with exactly matched colors takes a trained eye. And sometimes, it takes a handful of color swatches. Unless of course you’ve memorized the color hex code system (and let’s be honest: you haven’t).