Bag a 128GB iPhone 7 for under $230 [Deals & Steals]

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iPhone 7 back
Get yours before they're all gone!
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Treat yourself to an iPhone 7 today without breaking the bank. Woot is currently offering refurbished and unlocked models with 128GB of storage for just $229.99. And that’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup.

You will also find big discounts on Amazon’s latest Fire TV Sticks, a whopping $80 off Powerbeats3 wireless headphones, and more.

Factory makes other iPad synths look like toys

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Factory sounds great, and looks ok.
Factory sounds great, and looks ok.
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Factory is an aptly-named new iPad synthesizer from SugarBytes. In fact, calling it a synth is underselling it — kind of like calling GarageBand a “tape recorder”. Factory does synthesize sounds, but it also has built-in effects, a sequencer, an arpeggiator, and a totally wild DJ-style crossfader, which lets you morph between presets.

The app is ultra-flexible, as capable of finely-crafted sound design as it is of sonic mayhem.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars updated for latest iOS devices

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GTA Chinatown Wars
Get your hands on the latest version today.
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars now plays nicely with modern iOS devices.

Rockstar’s mobile hit is the fourth in the GTA franchise to add support for iPhone and iPad variants with edge-to-edge displays and the latest A12 processors. The latest version is free for those who have already purchased Chinatown Wars.

Clothing brand LRG becomes Apple Music’s latest tastemaker

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The new LRG playlists on Apple Music have a little something for everyone.
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Apple Music enlisted clothing company LRG to become the latest company to handpick songs for a new set of curated playlists.

LRG, short for Lifted Research Group, became popular for its street wear thanks to endorsements from some of the biggest rappers and R&B artists in the world. As you’d expect, its new playlists are highly influenced by those genres too.

Sell your old iPad and bag a bargain upgrade today

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The screen really is beautiful.
It’s easier than ever to say ‘yes’ to an iPad upgrade.
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There’s never been a better time to upgrade to the latest iPad Pro, with Woot currently offering 64GB models with LTE for under $740. And you can make yours even more affordable by selling your old iPad today.

Cult of Mac offers real cash for your old Apple devices, and we typically pay more than anyone else. What’s more, it’s incredibly quick and simple, and we will even buy back battered tech in need of repair.

Four ways to send email attachments on iPhone and iPad

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A rather poor email metaphor.
A rather poor email metaphor.
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In the bad old days, there used to be just one way to send an email attachment from your iPhone. You had to find the file or image, and use the share sheet to send it via email. Then, you’d add the address, subject line and message, and send the mail. And if you needed to add another file to that email? Tough.

Now, things are much better. There are now several ways to send mail with attachments on iOS — the exact number depends on whether you’re using the iPhone or iPad. Let’s check them out.

Wildly customizable keyboard unleashes iPad creativity

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The new Buchla Thunder layout for the Sensel Morph.
The new Buchla Thunder layout for the Sensel Morph.
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The Sensel Morph is a different kind of “keyboard” for the iPad or Mac. It’s a pressure-sensitive panel onto which you can slap various silicone overlays, turning it from a QWERTY keyboard into a piano, a movie-editing controller or many other specialized interfaces.

It’s a customizable, wildly imaginative input device designed for musicians, video editors, illustrators, writers and other creative types.