Custom Lego figures pay tribute to Steve Jobs

A two-pack of custom Lego figures has made late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs into Elvis Presley. Not appearance-wise, we mean. That would be super weird. But the new set, which comes courtesy of custom-Lego company FamousBrick, pays tribute to Jobs by showcasing both young and old versions of the tech legend. Jobs isn’t the first […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming subscription sees massive price cut for limited time

Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service is a cool addition to the PS4 but it’s widely seen as too expensive. Luckily, the company is now offering a much more affordable 12-month subscription. Read more…

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The best Black Friday deals to set your calendar for

There are so many Black Friday deals out there it’s incredibly difficult to keep up with them all, even for someone who’s paid to do just that. We’ve taken pity on you and have pulled the absolute best deals that we could find and added a special value-added service at the end: A single line […]

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Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on Retina iMac, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More

As Back to School approaches, we may see major retailers dropping the prices on Macs and tablets in an effort to draw people into stores. This week, there are no standout deals on iPads or iPhones, but there are a few Macs that are available for reasonable prices, including the 27-inch 3.3GHz Retina iMac, available for $1,799, the lowest price we’ve seen on that machine yet.

Last week, Apple launched its Back to School program. Instead of offering gift cards for the iTunes Store or Apple Store as it has done in years past, any Mac purchase through September 18 will net you a free pair of Beats headphones. If you’re buying a new Mac, that’s a deal worth checking out.

In this week’s deals post, we’ve also got some discounts on Apple accessories, including an external battery for the Mac, and a selection of iPhone and MacBook cases. As always, we’ve also rounded up deals on popular apps and games.

iPad Air 2

B&H Photo is offering a small discount on some of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, 64GB model Wi-Fi only model in Space Gray is priced at $568 and the 128GB model in Gold is priced at $659. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had on quite a few of the site’s iPads.

MacMall also has some slight discounts on various iPad Air 2 models, discounting them by up to $40. The 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 in Silver is available for $568, while the 128 GB Gold version is available for $659 and the Space Gray 64GB model is $568.

iPad Air

Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo have deep discounts on some remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below.

iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) – $532.99
iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) – $663.99

iPad mini 3

Amazon has a couple iPad mini 3 models available at a low price. The 16GB Silver Wi-Fi only model is available for $345, while the 16GB Space Gray Wi-Fi only model is available for $379.99.

B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $50. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in silver is available for $429, the lowest price we’ve seen, and the 128GB version is available for $639. The 128GB WiFi only iPad mini 3 in Silver is priced at $499, a $100 discount.

Discounts for each model and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you’ll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won’t have to pay sales tax unless you’re in New York.

iPad mini 2

Amazon has some discounts on current iPad mini 2 models, offering The 16GB Space Gray Verizon iPad mini 2 for $335.99. The 16GB Silver Verizon iPad mini 2 is available for $355.

Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you’re looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID.

iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) – $549.99
iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) – $538.99
iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) – $528.98
iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) – $534.99 (Lowest Price Ever)
iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) – $439

iMac

– 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,199.99, $100 off
– 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,399, $100 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) – $1,679.99, $120 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) – $1,794.99, $204 off
– 2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $2,199.99, $100 off
– 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (B&H Photo) – $1,799.99, $200 off (Lowest Price Ever)

Mac mini

– 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $464.99, $34 off
– 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $664, $35 off
– 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $938, $60 off

MacBook Air

– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $824.99, $75 off
– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (Adorama) – $1044.99, $50 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) – $899, $100 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H PHoto) – $1,099, $100 off
– 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) – $798, $300 off (Lowest Price Ever)
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $879, $120 off
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) – $869, $330 off (Lowest Price Ever)

Retina MacBook Pro

– 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) – $1,199, $100 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) – $1,399, $100 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,699.99 $100 off
– 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) – $1,815, $180 off
– 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $2,349, $150 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $1,229, $259 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) – $1,449 $350 off
– 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (Amazon) – $1,999 $500 off

Apps

There are also quite a few iOS apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We’ll highlight a few here, but make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper for a complete list.

Runner platformer WonderCat Adventures is available for free, down from $1.99. Shoot ’em up game Aliens Drive Me Crazy is available for free, down from $1.99. Kairosoft’s simulation game Ninja Village is available for $1.99, down from $4.99.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. LEGO Lord of the Rings is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. The LEGO Movie Video Game is available for $0.99, down from $4.99.

Task management app toDo+ is available for free, down from $1.99. Board game Lost Cities is available for $1.99, down from $3.99. Photo editing app FX Photo Studio is available for free, down from $2.99.

Physics battle game Worms3 was named Apple’s App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked.

Apple Accessories

The Titan Heavy Duty Lightning cable by FuseChicken is available from StackSocial for $24.99, down from $25. Woot is selling Beats Solo HD headphones for $108.99, down from $199.

Groupon has a Nylon Incase Sleeve for the MacBook Pro for $24.99, down from $60. The Griffin Identity Case for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is available for $10.99 from Groupon, down from $39.99.

The iRing Grip and Stand for iOS devices, designed to help you hold your iPhone or tablet while taking photos, is available for $9.99 from LivingSocial. Best Buy is offering 10 percent off select Lifeproof Fre cases for the iPhone 6. The Lenmar ChugPlug External Battery for MacBook Air or Pro is available for $49, down from $129.99.

Best Buy has the Harman Kardon Onyx Bluetooth Speaker available at a $200 discount, dropping the price to $199.99. Best Buy has the Speck CandyShell case for Apple Watch for $5 off, dropping the price to $24.99.

MacMall is still offering MacRumors readers 20 percent off AppleCare for iPad with the purchase of any iPad or iPad Air 2, using the coupon code MWBCJMACRUMORS.

Groupon’s also hosting an Apple Event, discounting a huge range of additional Apple accessories ranging from the Apple TV, iPads, and iPhones to cases and keyboards.

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‘The LEGO Movie Video Game’ for iOS Hits the App Store [iOS Blog]

Popular children’s film The LEGO Movie has been translated into an iOS app, which was released in the App Store today. The LEGO Movie Video Game, like other LEGO games, is a premium title that’s based on the movie, offering the same fun characters and plot line in a playable format.

In the game, players will take on the role of Emmet, an ordinary rule-abiding lego guy who has to take on the job of saving the world from an evil tyrant, with the help of the friends he meets on his journey.

The LEGO Movie Video Game features more than 90 characters from the movie, and there are 45 levels to play through across worlds like Cloud Cuckoo Land and Flatbush Gulch. There’s also an all new animation style.

KEY FEATURES:
– A delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters as seen from the film, including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, Benny, and more.
-Journey through fantastical worlds like Flatbush Gulch, Cloud Cuckoo Land, and more in 45 exciting levels!

-Smash bricks in a fascinating environment made of LEGO bricks.

-Collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build in a new way.

-Harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations.

-Enjoy a brand new animation style as seen in the film that simulates the movement of actual LEGO toy sets.

Like other LEGO games, the new LEGO Movie game is quite large, requiring 2.2GB of space to download and 1.1GB of space to play after installation is complete. The game does have in-app purchases, but for a limited time, „Confetti“ and „Bubble“ Red Brick abilities are free to purchase to celebrate the game’s launch.

The LEGO Movie Video Game can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]




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