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Public Beta of Dictation Bridge Add-on for NVDA Released

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:19 -0500

Dictation Bridge, an open-source, crowdfunded tool which aims to enable accessible dictation of text using screen readers, has released a public beta of its add-on for NVDA. This version works with both Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Microsoft Speech Recognition, the latter available for free with modern versions of Windows. Users can speak text and have it typed into their favorite app, or control NVDA itself with commands for Dragon. JAWS and Window-Eyes add-ons are still on the roadmap for the near future.
You can hear more about Dictation Bridge on Blind Bargains Qast 55 where we interviewed Lucy Greco. For more details about the features below, check out the Dictation Bridge Public Beta page.

Release notes for dictationBridge beta 1

Echo back of dictated text in Dragon and Windows Speech Recognition also known as WSR.
Speech only support of the WSR correction box.
Support to control NVDA from Dragon and WSR. At this time, only Dragon commands have been written.
A verbal notification of the microphone status when using Dragon. WSR has this feature built-in therefore no support needs to be created.
Command NVDA by voice from Dragon.

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Captcha Be Gone Now Available for the Chrome Web Browser

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:13:48 -0500

Captcha Be Gone, an online service which can decipher most visual CAPTCHAs on web pages, is now available for the Chrome web browser. This is in addition to support for Firefox and Internet Explorer which is already included. The service was launched last July and is available via a $3 monthly or $33 yearly plan. Both of these are introductory prices and may go up in the future.

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NFB and ACB Conventions Don't Overlap; Hotel Reservations Accepted Now

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:06:55 -0500

If you had aspirations for attending both major blindness consumer organization national conventions, you can do this in 2017 and even have time to come home in-between. The National Federation of the Blind will once again hold their convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort though it will be later than in past years. Convention activities start on Monday, July 10 and continue through Saturday, July 15. This is the site used for the 2011 and 2016 conventions.
The American Council of the Blind's 2017 Conference and Convention is actually a day shorter than in past years, stretching from June 30 to July 7. It will return to the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev. just outside of Reno. The ACB was last in Reno in 2011.
NFB online registration typically starts March 1 while ACB registration usually launches in May. Hotel reservations for both conventions can be made now. Check the links above for info.

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Be My Eyes has Nearly a Half Million Users on their Platform; Android App Coming Soon

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:08:54 -0500

Be My Eyes, an iPhone app which provides visual assistance to blind and visually impaired users, says that an Android port of their app is imminent. The original Be My Eyes app was released just over 2 years ago and was one of the first in a line of crowd assistance platforms. According to a recent Email, The app is now served over 32,000 blind and visually impaired users with the help of more than 450,000 sighted volunteers.
You can select this link to be informed of the release of the Android app.

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Catching Up: Android TalkBack 5.1 Adds Smattering of Enhancements; Ends Support for Pre 5.0 Devices

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:57:23 -0500

Recently, Google's Eyes-free team released version 5.1 of the TalkBack screen reader for Android devices. This version is the first to only run on Android 5.1 and newer, which encompasses most current devices. Those running Android 4.4 or earlier received a bug fix release, version 5.0.7, which is said to be the last for these devices. TalkBack 5.1 includes a list of minor improvements including announcing of page load percentages in Chrome, an assignable shortcut for the Quick Settings Panel, and improvements for scrolling in large lists. We've included the message from the Eyes-free mailing list below. Hello everyone! After a few weeks of public beta, we are happy to announce an official release of TalkBack 5.1 and TalkBack 5.0.7. Thanks to all of you who provided feeback, suggestions and, most importantly, found bugs. Most of the features remain the same from the initial announcement, nevertheless, the summary is below. Bug fixes since public beta The status bar icons on some Huawei devices can be read again with Talkback. The loss of focus when typing on virtual keyboards has been fixed. Volume adjustments during the phone call are now only applied to Lollipop and Marshmallow devices. The battery charging status is announced again when plugging and unplugging the device. On Jelly Bean and Kitkat devices the keyboard shortcuts that are not used by TalkBack will be passed onto the operating system. Please note TalkBack 5.1 is released only to devices running Lollipop (Android 5.1) and above. TalkBack 5.0.7 is released only to devices running Jelly Bean and Kitkat. This will be the last version of TalkBack released for those devices. We do not plan any further updates of TalkBack for Jelly Bean and Kitkat devices. TalkBack 5.0.7 contains no new features, only serious bug fixes. For TalkBack 5.1, see the release notes below. Here is the list of new features and bug fixes in TalkBack 5.1. Web TalkBack will now announce in percentages how much of the web page has loaded. This works in Chrome 52 and above. Text Editing When selecting text from the keyboard, the selected text will now be announced. Double-tapping on the edit field will place the cursor at the end of the field, and not in the middle. Miscellaneous TalkBack will now prevent the device from locking when reading long fragments of text. TalkBack will now adjust the speech volume during the phone call so that the level of two volumes is approximately the same. The adjustments are only applied on Lollipop and Marsh mallow devices. The read from top and read from next item functionality has been improved. TalkBack and Google voice search should no longer speak at the same time while dictating. Security overlays should now work with TalkBack, i.e. the user can click the allow button when the screen is dimmed. Auto-scrolling in large lists has been improved. You should see improvements in 3rd-party apps such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. The navigation setting (granularity) will temporarily be set to default when opening dialogs, menus or new windows. Gestures and Keyboard Shortcuts For new users the default keymap will now be set as a default one. For existing users, the current setting will be respected. Opening Quick Settings panel can now be assigned to a gesture. CTRL+ALT+SPACE in the default keymap will open the list of custom actions. In the Classic keymap the shortcut key is assignable. TalkBack will execute only the keyboard shortcuts specified in the keymap. All other keyboard shortcuts will be passed directly to the application or operating system. Post a comment Shopping is a breeze with our Blind Bargains Apps. Share: | Twitter or Facebook[...]



Up to 40 Percent Off During The eBay Fitness Tech Sale

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:56:59 -0500

Various merchants via eBay cut up to 40% off a selection of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and accessories during its Fitness Tech Sale. (The banner advertises up to 40% off, but we've found greater discounts within.) Plus, all items receive free shipping. Save on brands like FitBit, Garmin, Jawbone, Scosche, and Withings.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15.6 Inch Laptop for $1,599.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:52:58 -0500

Electronics Valley via eBay offers the current-generation 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Intel Crystalwell Core i7 2.2GHz 15.4" Laptop, model no. MJLQ2LL/A, for $1,599.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $200. It features an Intel Core i7 2.2GHz Crystalwell quad-core processor, 15.4" 2880x1800 Retina display, 16GB RAM, 250GB flash storage, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Force Touch trackpad, webcam, backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0, and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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Hoover Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum for $69.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:52:36 -0500

Amazon offers the Hoover Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum in Silver/Green, model no. UH72400, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. (It's the best deal by $30.) It features three channels of suction, adjustable height, removable handle wand, and HEPA filter.

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Papa John's XL 3-Topping Pizza with freebie for $10

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:51:23 -0500

Papa John's offers an Extra Large 3-Topping Pizza for $10 when you apply coupon code "TP1W4". Plus, pay via Visa Checkout to receive a coupon code via email for a free large 1-topping pizza on a future order. (The email should be received within 24 hours and will be valid for 30 days.) Assuming you'll use the coupon, that's a savings of around $28 and the lowest price we could find.

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Apple MacBook Pro i5 13.3 Inch Laptop with Touch Bar for $1,799.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:44:54 -0500

Electronics Valley via eBay offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 13.3" Retina Laptop with Touch Bar in Space Gray, model no. MNQF2LL/A, or Silver, model no. MNQG2LL/A, for $1,799.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal by $53, although most retailers charge $1,900 or more.) It features the new Touch Bar a touchscreen OLED strip running above the keyboard that supports Touch ID and allows for customized buttons. Other specs include an Intel Core i5 2.9GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 2560x1600 IPS LED-backlit Retina display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and macOS Sierra.

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72-Count Keurig K-Cup Variety Pack for $26.59 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:25:47 -0500

For Prime members only, Amazon offers the Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve K-Cup Pods 72-Count Variety Pack for $27.99. Order via Subscribe & Save to drop it to $26.59. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $30. It includes 12 cups each of Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend, Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla Cream, Caribou Blend, The Original Donut Shop, Newman's Own Organic, and Tully's French Roast. Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save once your order ships to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

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Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone with $45 AT&T Credit for $169.99 (Shipped via Visa Checkout)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:17:58 -0500

Best Buy offers the Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Prepaid Smartphone for AT&T GoPhone in Space Gray bundled with $45 in AT&T GoPhone Airtime for $194.99. Pay via Visa Checkout to drop it to $169.99. With free 2-day shipping, that's the lowest total price we've seen for this bundle. (It's the best deal by $25.) Deal ends January 21. Note: This discount can only be used once per account.

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QCY True Wireless Earbuds for $35.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:14:12 -0500

Riversong Global via Amazon offers the QCY True Wireless Earbuds, model no. Q29, for $59.99. Coupon code "FMZ98NNK" drops it to $35.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $19. They're compatible with iOS or Android devices and feature a built-in microphone, Bluetooth 4.1 with a 33-foot range, built-in rechargeable LiPo batteries with up to 12 hours of playback per charge, charging case, and three sizes of ear tips.

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Lumsing J05 Business Handsfree Headset for $9.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:04:02 -0500

Happy Tao via Amazon offers the Lumsing J05 Business Handsfree Earphone in Black or Silver for $19.99. Coupon code "FEU396CV" cuts it to $9.99. With free shipping. That's $18 off list, and the lowest total price we could find. It features CVC noise reduction 6.0, integrated multi-point technology, and Bluetooth 4.1. Deal ends January 23.

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RCA Voyager 16GB 7 Inch Quad-Core Android Tablet for $34.98

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:57:45 -0500

Walmart offers the RCA Voyager 16GB 7" Quad-Core Android Tablet in four colors, model no. RCT6873W42, for $34.98. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $8. It features a 7" 1024x600 touchscreen display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, microUSB, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).

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Up to 65 Percent Off Dyson at eBay

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:49:13 -0500

DysonOutlet via eBay takes up to 65% off a selection of new and refurbished Dyson vacuum cleaners and fans. Plus, all orders bag free shipping. Shop for upright, cordless, and handheld vacuum cleaners.

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Refurbished, Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 64GB LTE Smartphone for $289.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:45:41 -0500

YouBuyRite via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 64GB 4G LTE Smartphone in four colors for $289.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked model in any condition. (It's the best deal for a refurb by $50 and at least $159 less than you'd pay for a new one.)

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Mancro Water Resistant Polyester 17 Inch Laptop Backpack for $28.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:40:13 -0500

Maxibox via Amazon offers Prime members the Mancro 17" Laptop Backpack in Grey for $28.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $9.03.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $7. It features a combination lock, metal zippers, nine inner small pockets, reinforced top handle, and adjustable straps. (It also includes external USB with a built-in charging cable.) NOTE: The lock is more than likely not accessible to the totally blind and will need to be replaced with something different.

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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speaker System for $109.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:35:45 -0500

BuyDig via eBay offers the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1-Channel Computer Speaker System for $109.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $30. This system includes two 35-watt satellites and a 50-watt subwoofer.

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Graco Pack and Play On the Go Playard for $34.88

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:19:00 -0500

Great for any blind or visually impaired parent.
Walmart offers the Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Playard in Ashford, model no. 1780358, for $34.88. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.97 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find for any color by $15. It features push-button folding, toy bar, mesh sides, and a carrying bag.

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Bed and Bath Winter Clearout at Walmart

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:05:31 -0500

Walmart discounts a selection of bed and bath items as part of of its Bed & Bath Winter Clearout, with prices starting from $2. If possible, choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping fee, or get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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30-Liter Military Tactical Backpack for $15.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:46:21 -0500

TomTop via eBay offers this 30-Liter Military Tactical Backpack in Tan Camouflage or Woodland Digital for $15.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. It features two zippered compartments, a front-zip pouch, MOLLE straps, and compression straps.

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Kmashi 5-Port USB Charging Station for $7.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:36:12 -0500

eCase via Amazon offers the Kmashi 5-Port USB Charging Station, model no. 3303709, for $9.99. Coupon code "SZOZIMX5" cuts that to $7.99. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.52.) That's the best price we could find by $7. It features a dock for holding phones and five ports with a 50-watt output and surge protection. Deal ends January 31.

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Toshiba 64GB TransMemory USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $11.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:30:09 -0500

Refurbforless via eBay offers the Toshiba 64GB TransMemory USB 3.0 Flash Drive in Black, model no. PFU064U-1BRG, for $11.99 with free shipping. That's the best deal we could find by $11, and a very low price for a name-brand 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive.

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Up to 70 Percent Off During the eBay End of Season Sale

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:25:00 -0500

Third-party sellers via eBay take up to 70% off a wide selection of items as part of its End of Season Sale. Even better, most orders qualify for free shipping. Click the provided link to navigate to this sale.

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2-Pack of Super Absorbent 15 by 24 Inch Sports Towels for $5.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:20:42 -0500

Have you started going to the gym for that New Year's resolution? If so, this might come in handy. Low-Baller via Amazon offers Prime members the Megalovemart Super Absorbent 15" x 24" Suede Non-Slip Microfiber Sports Towel 2-Pack in seven colors (Blue pictured) for $5.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.68.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. They should be washed on a low temperature setting.

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Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:04:40 -0500

Amazon is now offering a free trial of their Music Unlimited service. Both Prime and Non-Prime members can now sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. Benefits of the service include: Stream over tens of millions of songs ad-free with unlimited skips, Thousands of expert programmed playlists and stations, Hottest new releases from today s most popular artists and the ability to Download your favorite songs, albums, and playlists for offline playback.

Membership options include:

  • Non-prime Members $9.99 per month; month to month
  • Prime Members-Only Only $7.99/month or sign up for a full year membership for $79/year (get 2 months free! 12 months for the price of 10 months).
  • Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap Owners Sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited for only $3.99/month and play your favorite music with innovative Alexa voice controls, exclusive to Amazon Music. To start your free trial, just ask, "Alexa, try Amazon Music Unlimited." The Echo Plan is a special, low-cost subscription plan designed for Echo owners who want to listen to Amazon Music Unlimited solely on their Echo.
  • Family Plan $14.99/month for up to 6 family members for Prime and non-Prime members. Prime Members only can get 2 months free by electing a full year membership for $149/year. Each family member (up to six) has the same functionality as an Individual Plan subscription. You and your family can stream music on up to 6 devices at the same time.
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Blind Bargains Qast 87: The Year In AT 2016: Part 1

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:39:10 -0500

The time has come once again to look back at the stories that rose to the top of our collective consciousness for the year that was 2016. Our BBQ Regulars have voted with their opinions making up the list that Joe, Jamie Pauls and Shelly brisbin will summarize over the next two episodes. Yep, this show only contains 5 of the 10 stories on the list. And that is because some of the news sparked some interesting, deep conversations amongst the team. Braille, voice access, security concerns and more comprise just some of the topics covered in the bottom half of our countdown. Sponsor: HIMS Inc. Go make it happen with GoVision, the new transportable video magnifier from HIMS. With goVision you get all you'd expect from a transportable read, write and distance video magnifier with optical character recognition, plus the ability to enlarge and customize files, photos or videos from your cell phone, tablet or computer. Look at a slideshow of pictures from your vacation right from your thumb drive. Bring the world into focus with GoVision. For more information, call us at 888-520-4467, or visit us on the web at http://www.hims-inc.com. HIMS. Lifestyle Innovation. Number 10: Bill Passes in the Senate and House Opening up Greater Access to Braille Technology One of the stories that contributed to Shelly's "Year Of Braille" theme for 2016 for sure. And one we expect will truly impact many in 2017. Move over NLS Player, you have a new friend possibly on the way. Number 9: Mac's with Touch Bar replacing function keys Apple usually makes our list pretty consistently; however, it generally scores higher on our yearly tally. Of note for this year's entry, as seen by the latest Apple Rundown, the Tim Cook lead company saw a number of controversies in both mainstream and A.T. fields. The loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, the issues with Braille in iOS 10 and the now infamous Touch Bar are just some of the reasons why this landed Apple in the number 9 spot. Number 8: Amazon expands VoiceView accessibility tool for visually impaired users to the Kindle Paper white, Fire TV Stick We started off the year with a look at Fire OS access and ended the year with everyone talking to their Echo and Alexa. It is truly a strange year in Blindness-related A.T. when people are more excited about Amazon than Apple. Number 7: BrailleNote Touch Now Shipping at $5,495 Agent 86 Maxwell Smart, from the classic TV series "Get Smart", is famous for the trailing line: "would you believe..." So, with that in mind, "Would you believe..." a notetaker made it on to our 2016 countdown? The battle of the Android-based devices claimed many victims, sorry Braille To Go, but one of the clear winners was Humanware's newest addition to the Braille Note family of products. You can learn more about the Braille Note Touch in Jamie's review Or by going on a tour courtesy of Mystic Access. Here's more on number 7 from Jamie: At the beginning of 2016, who would have thought that a dedicated notetaker for the blind would make the top ten list of our year in review, and especially that it would make the number seven spot. At a time when other companies were releasing notetakers that, in many ways, resembled their counterparts over the last decade or more, Humanware, a company who actively developed the[...]


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Crystal Waters Spa 8-Piece Gift Set for $7.46

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:54:26 -0500

Walmart offers the Crystal Waters Spa Collection 8-Piece Gift Set for $7.46. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping charge. That's $17 off list and the lowest price we could find. It includes bubble bath, bath soak, body soap, wire caddy, hand wash, hand lotion, body sponge, and storage container.

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Old Wisconsin Premium Sausage Feast Gift Box for $9.89

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:48:18 -0500

Walmart offers the Old Wisconsin Premium Sausage Feast Gift Box, model no. 30086, for $9.89. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.97 shipping charge. That's $7 off list and the lowest price we could find. It features two 4.5-oz. Old Wisconsin Summer Sausages, a 4-oz. Dairyville Market Cheddar, 4-oz. Dairyville Pepper Jack, two 0.88-oz. Dairyville Gourmet Crackers, 1.4-oz. Dairyville Sweet N'Hot Mustard, bamboo cutting board, and cleaver.

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Western Digital 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $69.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:28:23 -0500

Best Buy via eBay offers the Western Digital 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, Blue, or White, model no. WDBYFT0020, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $18.

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Up to 62 Percent Off During the eBay Home Gym Sale

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:58:23 -0500

Various eBay sellers offer up to 62% off a range of exercise equipment as part of its Build Your Home Gym Sale. Plus, most orders qualify for free shipping. Stock is limited.

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James Bond Kindle eBooks for $1.99

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:53:05 -0500

Amazon offers a selection of Ian Fleming's James Bond Kindle eBooks for $1.99. That's a savings of $6 on each title. (Paperback versions typically cost around $9.) Discounted titles include Moonraker, Dr. No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Thunderball, and Goldfinger.

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Refurbished Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Speaker for $159 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:39 -0500

Secondipity via eBay offers the refurbished Marshall Kilburn Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker, model no. 4091189, for $159 with free shipping. That's $115 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. It features a 3.5mm auxiliary jack, two 3/4" tweeters, a 4" woofer, and up to 20 hours of playback time per charge.

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Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12-Piece Cookware Set for $190 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:36:19 -0500

Amazon offers the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set, model no. MCP-12N, for $190 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find. This set includes 1.5- and 3-quart covered saucepans, 8" and 10" skillets, a 3.5-quart covered saute pan, 8-quart covered stockpot, and steamer insert with lid (for the 3-quart saucepan).

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Apple MacBook Air 13.3 Inch Laptop for $799.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:32:00 -0500

Best Buy offers the 3-lb. Apple MacBook Air Intel Broadwell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Laptop, model no. MMGF2LL/A, for $799.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $129. It features an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1440x900 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, 720p FaceTime camera, backlit keyboard, and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

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Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $39.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:25:09 -0500

Best Buy via eBay offers the Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBYNN0010BBK-WESN, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $18.

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BCP Kids' 11-Piece Drum Set for $29.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:07:27 -0500

Best Choice Products via Walmart offers the Best Choice Products Kids' 11-Piece Drum Set for $29.99 with free shipping. That's $35 off list, and the lowest price we could find. It includes a bass drum, foot pedal, five tom drums, cymbal, two drum sticks, and a stool.

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Refurbished, Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 64GB Phone for $249.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:03:48 -0500

Cellfree via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 64GB No-Contract GSM Smartphone in Space Grey, Silver, or Gold for $249.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked iPhone 6 64GB phone in any condition. (It's also $200 less than the best deal we could find for a new one.)

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Gretsch Bono Signature Electric Guitar with Case for $549 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:57:22 -0500

Musician's Friend via eBay offers the Gretsch Electromatic Bono (RED) Signature Model Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, model no. G5623, for $549 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also the best deal by $50, although most retailers charge $1,050 or more.) Features include a spruce center-block design, maple top, body, and neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, dual Black Top FilterTron pickups with 3-position toggle switching, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, and Grover deluxe tuners.

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Refurbished, Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 64GB LTE Smartphone for $289.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:53:39 -0500

YouBuyRite via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 64GB 4G LTE Smartphone in four colors for $289.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked model in any condition. (It's the best deal for a refurb by $50 and $159 less than you'd pay for a new one.)

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iSpecle 10-Foot Braided Lightning Cable for $11.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:42:40 -0500

iSpecle via Amazon offers Prime members its iSpecle 10-Foot Braided Lightning Cable in Blue, Black, or Gold for $15.99. Coupon code KI24UJNS drops it to $11.99. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.12.) That's $14 off list and the lowest total price we could find. This MFI-certified cable features data transfer speeds of up to 480Mb/s.

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RCA Voyager 16GB 7 Inch Quad-Core Android Tablet for $34.98

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:37:48 -0500

WalMart offfers the RCA Voyager 16GB 7" Quad-Core Android Tablet in Charcoal, Pink, or Purple, model no. RCT6873W42, for $34.98. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $8. It features a 7" 1024x600 touchscreen display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, microUSB, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).

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Midea 2-Cu. Ft. Combination Washer and Dryer for $649.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:32:05 -0500

Xpectmoreforless via eBay offers the Midea 2-Cubic Foot Combination Washer / Dryer, model no. MFL70-D1211S, for $649.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best price we could find by $50.) It measures approximately 27" x 24" x 33" and features vent-free drying and variable spin speed.

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CyberPower 6-Outlet Surge Protector for $7.86

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:28:55 -0500

Walmart offers the CyberPower 6-Outlet Swivel Surge Protector, model no. B600WSRC2, for $7.86. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.97 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $2. Features include 900 joules of surge protection and wall tap plug.

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Philips In-Ear Headset for iOS for $9.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:20:44 -0500

Big Deal via eBay offers the Philips In-Ear Headset for iOS, model no. SHQ1007, for $9.99 with free shipping. That's $40 off list and the lowest total price we could find. They feature a 4-foot cable, cable clip, carrying case, mic, and in-line volume control.

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Ogio Covert Vertical Laptop Messenger Bag for $27.97 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:15:31 -0500

Riders Discount via eBay offers the Ogio Covert Vertical Laptop Messenger Bag in Black for $27.97 with free shipping. That's $42 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features a padded compartment for laptops up to 13" and a padded tablet/e-reader sleeve.

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Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures Kindle eBook for $1.99

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:09:27 -0500

Amazon offers downloads of Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Kindle eBook for $1.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $9.

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Apple Rundown: The Don ™t Throw Away The Gift Receipt Edition

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:44:28 -0500

The holidays are usually a fun and happy time. You sing carols around the Festivus pole or holiday tree. You countdown the hours until midnight during New year's Eve with that shiny new Apple Watch. And you reflect back on the year that was with a sense of reverence. Um, yeah, that is how it is meant to be unless you factor in the party pooper of all years 2016. Not even the company Steve Jobs built was immune to the harshest of years as you will see in the stories below. Moreover, and I cannot underscore this enough, I had to quit capturing links for this edition because it was frankly making me depressed. Dogpiling, kicking you when you are down or even opportunistic doesn t begin to summarize the wide array of sadness that comes from Apple watching these days. Here s hoping that 2017 brings us an Amazon Echo competitor, foldable iPhones plus self driving iCars! Mac And Macbook Pro I'll be upfront about this. In no conceivable way did I think the new Macbook Pro would supplant the iPhone 7 in the vortex of yearly Apple debate fodder. There are so many opinions, hit pieces, apologist posts and musings in between that I had to stop somewhere when collating this section. Below is just a smattering of what has been said about this new line of Pro models. But I warn you, it is a bumpy ride even if you decide to read the upbeat-sounding articles. Review: Touch Bar MacBook Pros give an expensive glimpse at the Mac s future Mossberg: New MacBook Pro is a fast, slim tweener An Overview and Demonstration of the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar "VoiceOver on New MacBook Pro With Touch Bar; First Impressions:" Apple 13" MacBook Pro review: the best computer you shouldn t buy The new MacBook Pro is more appliance than PC Apple's newest MacBook Pro is the first MacBook not recommended by Consumer Reports Apple's MacBook Pro Battery Problems Are Getting Embarrassing Explaining the battery life problems with the new MacBook Pros Why Apple is removing time remaining battery life estimates following MacBook Pro complaints How to Bring Back a "Time Remaining" Battery Life Indicator To Your MacBook The MacBook Pro is a lie Windows 10 on the 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2016 Touch Bar) Apple Updates Boot Camp Drivers to Fix Major Issue Causing Blown Speakers on New MacBook Pros [Updated] My New $2,500 MacBook Pro Was DOA Apple Tested Larger Battery and Gold Color Option on MacBook Pro, Lightning Port on MacBook Touch Bar MacBook Pro teardown finds some unpleasant surprises You can now add a virtual Touch Bar to your Mac with Duet Display Comment: Apple selling a $79 MacBook Pro power adapter without a USB-C cable is a step too far The complete guide to living a newfangled USB-C (and Thunderbolt 3) lifestyle[...]



Up to 70 Percent Off During the eBay End of Season Sale

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Third-party sellers via eBay take up to 70% off a wide selection of items as part of its End of Season Sale. Even better, most orders qualify for free shipping. Click the provided link to navigate to this sale.

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