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Great ways to find the movies, songs, eSIMS and beers you need [Awesome Apps]


Awesome Apps for the Week: App icons for Untappd, Numero eSIM, Callsheet and BBC Sounds.
These apps will thrill movie buffs, music fans, frequent flyers and beer fanatics.
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Awesome Apps

If you love movies, TV, music, beer or international travel, the apps in this week’s Awesome Apps roundup will knock your socks off. If you happen to love all those things … well, first off, congratulations on being a person of many and varied interests.

Secondly, you’d better get downloading so you don’t spend another precious moment without these apps.

Make your video streams look stellar with FineCam Pro


Take multi-cam footage from any device with FineCam Pro, now only $49.99.
Give your videos a professional gloss with this $49.99 software.
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When you’re video conferencing, well-shot presentations can be a powerful way to sway new clients and impress employers. And despite what you might think, you don’t need a studio full of expensive gear to knock people’s socks off. FineCam Pro is virtual camera software for recording video and video conferencing.

Cult of Mac readers can score lifetime access to FineCam Pro, which works on Mac, iOS, Windows and Android, for only $49.99 (regularly $84) for a limited time.

A lifetime subscription to this password manager costs just $19.97


Ensure your online privacy with help from Sticky Password Premium for only $19.97.
Upgrade your password protection with Labor Day savings on this proven lifetime service.
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No normal human can keep track of the hundreds of complicated passwords required to avoid falling prey to hackers. To keep them all straight, you need a password manager cable of generating complex passwords and storing them securely on all your devices.

If you’re tired of playing Rain Man, this password manager deal is for you. Protect your identity and your bank account with a lifetime subscription to Sticky Password Premium at a surprisingly low price. During our Labor Day Sale, you can get complete coverage for only $19.97 (regularly $199) with no coupon.

Robokiller blocks annoying spam calls and texts, gives you sweet revenge on telemarketers


Take $70 off this reactive call blocker and take the fight to spammers.
Infuriate telemarketers with this ingenious spam blocker.
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If telemarketers and spam texts annoy the crap out of you, you’re not alone. Telemarketing is a global industry worth more than $30 billion. And that doesn’t even account for what scammers hope to trick you out of.

You can’t fight all those nasty spammers alone. But you can enlist a top-rated app that takes an active and satisfying approach: Robokiller. It doesn’t just block spam calls and texts. You’ll feel a wicked sense of satisfaction knowing that it gives spammers a taste of their own medicine.

Today in Apple history: Dev defends I Am Rich, his totally useless $1,000 app


I Am Rich
The I Am Rich app could be yours for the bargain price of $999.99.
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August 10 Today in Apple history: Dev defends I Am Rich, his totally useless $1,000 app August 10, 2008: The developer of I Am Rich, a pointless iPhone app that sold for a whopping $999.99, defends his notorious creation as “art.”

After Apple removed I Am Rich from the App Store in the wake of controversy over the app’s outrageous price and total lack of usefulness, its creator, German developer Armin Heinrich, says he made it as a sort of joke.

Digitize your documents in a snap with iScanner


Save $20 on lifetime access to iScanner and handle important documents while on the move.
This easy-to-use document scanner works as a phone app and comes at $20 off.
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Even in the digital era, papers can pile up and become scattered or lost if you’re not careful. So we’re serving up a solution to keep all those important items accessible.

During our Back-to-School Sale, a lifetime subscription to the iScanner app is marked down to only $39.99 (regularly $59) with no coupon required through Aug. 13. That’s 33% savings on a service that will make digitizing and tracking documents much more manageable for years to come.

Absorb the latest bestsellers’ big ideas in 15 minutes flat


Get lifetime access to the world's bestselling ideas for $59.97.
Check out our alternative to Prime Day for best-of-web pricing on this groundbreaking app.
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Information overload is a real thing, and it’s all too easy to spend your downtime doomscrolling when you could be doing … well, literally anything else. If you’re looking for a way to feed your brain information that isn’t just empty calories, try Headway Premium.

During our Deal Days sale, you can get a lifetime subscription to this app — which turns bestsellers into snackable 15-minute reads or audio clips — for the lowest price anywhere on the web.

How to take better fireworks photos with your iPhone


These tips will help you take better fireworks photos.
These tips will help you take better fireworks photos.
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Last year’s Fourth of July fireworks made you say ooh and ahh, but when you look at your iPhone photos from that night, the sound you make is more of an ugh. Want to shoot better fireworks photos this time around?

Don’t blame Siri or some engineer in Cupertino for previous photo fails. The iPhone camera, as mighty as it is, can’t do all the thinking for you — especially in challenging lighting conditions like a fireworks display. But with a little thought and preparation, you can make this holiday worth reliving on your iPhone camera roll.

Below are some simple tips to make your iPhone fireworks photos sizzle.