1Password 7 for Mac warns if you’ve been pwned

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There's a new Watchtower feature in 1Password 7 for Mac, and an improved 1Password mini.
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1Password 7 for Mac notifes users of breaches, warn of bad habits, and highlights vulnerable passwords. 1Password mini has a new look, and there’s a new sidebar with a dark theme.

It’s the first really significant update in over two years.

Microsoft previews best features of Office 2019

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Excel in Office 2019 will get funnel charts and 2D maps.
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Microsoft released Office 2019 Preview today, with the full release expected later this year. This early version is only for Windows, though a macOS edition will be out “in the coming months,” according to the company.

This version of the giant productivity suite is for those who don’t want to pay a monthly fee for Office 365. 

Picktorial 3 is the upgrade your photos need

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If you miss Aperture, trying editing your images with Picktorial 3.
If you miss Aperture, trying editing your images with Picktorial 3.
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Many professional photographers collectively groaned in 2014 when Apple discontinued the popular photo editing software Aperture. Shooters loved how they could edit and organize with one powerful program.

But some software companies stepped up to aid anxious Mac-centric photographers. One was an Israel-based startup called Picktorial, which released an updated version today.

Solar-powered phone chargers, MIDI guitars and more [Week’s Newest Deals]

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This slick leather wallet hides a secret power -- the ability to charge your phone.
This slick leather wallet hides a secret power -- the ability to charge your phone.
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The year’s winding down but there’s no sign of slowing for the great deals coming into the Cult of Mac Store. From a premium wallet that also charges your phone and a security-enhancing keylogger to a mini-guitar made for the digital age and a charger that draws juice from the sun, we’ve gathered some of the very best new deals.

Score sweet software upgrades for Cyber Monday [Deals]

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It's Cyber Monday. Check out these deals on Mac software and development courses.
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Before you’ve shaken off the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan daze, Cyber Monday is already upon us. We’ve rounded up three deals on software that’ll give you a reason to get moving, from a massive bundle of top-shelf Mac apps to a comprehensive coding course and access to a powerful virtual private network.

Read on for details:

Luminar takes the negatives out of photo editing

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Luminar by Macphun shows its might with simple pre-sets and slider bars.
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If Apple has made photography for the masses easy, then Macphun wants to knock down remaining barriers that might keep some from using software to bring creative style to those photos.

It’s latest Mac-based photo editing software, Luminar, is its first all-in-one app that will include a variety of features to help photographers of all levels make corrections and bring creative finishing to their images.

Windows apps on Mac? It’s easier and cheaper than you think [Deals]

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Run Windows apps on your Mac without having to get a computer science degree.
Run Windows apps on your Mac without having to get a computer science degree.
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If you ever thought about running an old PC app, you’ve learned it can be an involved and often frustrating task to use Windows software on a Mac. CrossOver takes the headache out of running your favorite Windows apps and Games on Mac or Linux machines. Right now you can get CrossOver’s latest version for $19.99.

You don’t have to be a hacker to run Windows on your Mac [Deals]

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Parallels puts you in the driver's seat.
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For those of us with Macs who were once Windows users, it’s easy to miss the old applications, games and, yes, even the interface. Rather than use special software, building a virtual machine or buying a new PC just to open up a Windows session again, you can use Parallels to seamlessly run a Windows or Linux desktop on your Mac.

There are no special tricks, no partitioning, no rebooting — and no reason not to try it: Right now at Cult of Mac Deals you can get Parallels for half off for $39.99. See below for more details.

Dragon’s latest app is like a hearing aid for your Mac [Deals]

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Dragon Version 5 is dictation software that listens closely and accurately.
Dragon Version 5 is dictation software that listens closely and accurately.

Speech-to-text technology — for speaking into your device to compose a text message, send an email, etc. — isn’t very old, but still shows signs of a hearing problem. When you want to translate your spoken words into written text without having to manually change every ‘ours’ into ‘hours’, you won’t find more accurate software than Dragon. The 5th and latest version of their dictation software is as accurate and easy to use as you’ll ever find, and right now you can get it for $99.99.

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SmartDraw Cloud brings the popular Windows-based diagramming app to all devices, any time.
SmartDraw Cloud brings the popular Windows-based diagramming app to all devices, any time.
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