How to automatically save iMessage pictures to the iPhone Photos app

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Easily save lots of iMessage pictures and movies all at once.
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You can’t yet automatically save incoming photos and videos from the Messages app in iOS, but there is a way to quickly select a whole bunch of iMessage pictures and movies, and save them all to your Camera Roll.

Why would you want to do this? The main reason is search. Once your media gets inside the Photos app, it can be searched and included in Memories. Plus, all the pictures of people will get scanned and recognized. In short, right now some of your most valued pictures don’t show up in the place you keep all your pictures. Let’s change that.

Save 20 percent off leather Apple Watch bands for Father’s Day [Watch Store]

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Shop high-quality leather bands for Apple Watch today through June 18 for Watch Store's Father's Day Sale.
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Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th, and Cult of Mac Watch Store is here to help you find the perfect leather strap for those Apple Watch-wielding dads out there.

We’ve chosen five of our most popular, American-made brands for this special sale — Jack Foster, Arrow & Board, E3 Supply Co., BurkleyForm Function Form and OleksynPrannyk — all of whom specialize in creating masculine, high-quality leather bands for Apple Watch. From rugged cuffs and double-tour straps to the more refined, business-casual approach, Watch Store has you (and pops’ wrist) covered.

Simply enter code FATHERSDAY2017! at checkout now through Sunday and receive 20 percent off your purchase from these select brands for Apple Watch. Check out some of our featured brands below:

The Iron Man of Lightning cables doesn’t fray [Deals]

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CoM - Toughlink MFi-Certified Metal Braided Lightning Cable
These metal-wrapped Lightning cables are built to withstand almost anything you can throw at them.
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Lightning cables are the lifelines for our most used mobile devices. Without them, we can’t charge or sync the data on our iPhones, iPads or iPods. And if you buy a wonky third party alternative, you’re often going to get a lot of buzzing and failed connections thrown into the mix. These ultra tough, MFi-Certified Lightning cables address all of the above. Worthy of any Apple device, they’re built to Tony Stark standards of toughness so that they’ll outlast the devices you connect them to. And right now, you can get a two pack of Toughlink MFi-Certified Metal Braided Lightning Cables for just $29.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Is it time for Apple to say goodbye to Jony Ive? [Friday Night Fights]

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Is Apple in desperate need of new ideas?
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It’s been some time since Apple delivered something really revolutionary. Every product in its stores looks just like it did last year… and the year before that… and the year before that.

Friday Night Fights bugFans will pin most of the blame on chief design officer Jony Ive. After more than two decades of spectacular and unparalleled ideas, it seems Steve Jobs’s best friend is running on empty. Is it time for him to go to make room for fresh blood and new ideas?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we battle it out over whether Apple’s design team needs significant change.

Master Arduino to build your own dream machines [Deals]

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This Arduino board and bundle of lessons is great for beginner and seasoned builders alike.
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The coming internet of things is going to require a lot of, well, things. If you’ve got an interest in building physical devices that run on digital DNA, the best place to start is with Arduino. With their simple electronics platform, you can bring almost anything your mind imagines into the real world. From games, gadgets and toys to sensors, robotics and way beyond, Arduino is the ideal canvas for any mechanically-inclined creative. If you’re interested and not sure where to start, or a seasoned builder looking to sharpen your skills, you’ll want to see this pair of can’t-miss deals on a top shelf Arduino board and a set of eight instructional e-books. Read on for more details:

Name your price to master mobile app development [Deals]

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More than 100 hours of training will prepare you for a fruitful career in mobile development.
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Mobile is the platform of the future, and learning to build apps for mobile devices is where the work is for developers. In a vast and fast-changing field, you’ll want a leg up to get started. That’s exactly what this massive bundle of nine iOS coding courses offers.

Clocking in at more than 100 hours of lesson content, it will teach you a wide range of tools, techniques and languages to build scalable mobile apps. The best part? Right now you can name your price for the entire Mobile Cross Platform Development Bundle at Cult of Mac Deals.

Boost productivity with a bundle of premium Mac apps [Week’s Best Deals]

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Stuff your Mac with top shelf apps, keep your devices charged anywhere in the world, and more in the week's best new deals.
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Another week, another round of great new deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This go-round, we’ve got a voltage converter that’ll keep you charged all over the world, a powerful mind-mapping tool for more productive studying and reading, a bundle of a dozen top-shelf Mac apps, and an extra-long, extra-tough Lightning cable that’ll outlive us all.

And everything’s going for a fraction of the usual price!

Woolet is the smart wallet you’ll never lose [Review]

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Never worry about losing a wallet again.
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If you’ve ever lost a wallet, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating experiences. You have to cancel your cards, order a new driver’s license, and sometimes you’ll lose precious memories — like photos that can’t be replaced. But you’ll never have to go through that again with Woolet.

Woolet is a smart wallet that connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth. Every time you leave it behind, it sends an alert to your iPhone to remind you to go back and pick it up. It looks good and has plenty of space for cards and cash.

It’s also available in a travel size that’s big enough to carry your passport.

Last chance for Earth Day bonus: Get an extra $10 for your old Apple gear

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Save the earth and get paid! Trade-in your old Apple gear this week for cash, and take advantage of our Earth Day bonus: an extra $10 on every trade-in.
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Last chance! We’ve extended our special Earth Day buyback bonus until Monday.

Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics each year, according to Earth 911. That’s roughly equivalent to the weight of 1.88 million elephants — way more elephants than are even alive today.

Fight that e-waste nightmare by trading in your old Apple gear, and you can take advantage of our Earth Day bonus: You’ll get an extra $10 on every trade-in — just use the coupon code “earthday”!