5 Mac apps you will use every day for less than $50 [Deals]

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Use the power of AI to improve your photos with Luminar 3.
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Practically every year, Apple comes out with Macs that both look good and pack enough power to blaze through even the most intense tasks. However, you can’t get the most out of your Mac without third-party developers creating software for just about everything.

Check out these five great Mac apps — all on sale at steep discounts — that you’ll probably use on an everyday basis.

Utilize AI to create eye-popping photos with Luminar [Deals]

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This simple tool contains some powerful but intuitive tools for making any digital photo pop.
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In the age of Instagram filters, just taking the photo isn’t enough. These days photos don’t stand out unless they’re properly cropped, color-adjusted, de-noised and generally polished. But if you’re not photo-savvy, this app for Mac and Windows will do all the heavy lifting for you.

Score extended July 4th deals on gear, apps and lessons [Deals]

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July 4th is over but the deals roll on at the Cult of Mac Store.
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July 4th has come and gone. The tanks are back in their garages. But the deals roll on at the Cult of Mac Store. We’ve got big discounts on a 3-in-1 charging pad, a five-part course in Microsoft Excel, and a powerful, intuitive photo editing app. Most are discounted by about half or greater, read on for more details:

Luminar 3 imaging app gives photogs more time to shoot

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Luminar 3 adds image libraries.
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Luminar, Skylum Software’s all-in-one photo editing program, will soon add more tools so photographers spend less time using it.

That may sound strange, but photographers would rather spend time behind the camera than in front of the computer. Skylum, formerly called Macphun, exists to make the complex tools for editing user-friendly.