Daily Deals for February 17, 2015

It's time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT's Daily Deals

Simon 4.0 [OS X; On sale for $49.00, down from $99.00] AppleWorld.Today is pleased to offer an exclusive deal on Simon 4.0 by Dejal Systems. Simon is a robust site monitoring tool for OS X that checks servers for changes or failures and notifies you when a change is detected. The app sends a notification via email, sound, speech, Twitter, or a variety of other means.

The native Mac utility can be used to monitor both your own website and servers as well as external sites. You can use it to track your favorite blogs, check for web mail, keep an eye on auctions, and more. Simon is available for US$99, but AWT readers can save 50% off the retail price when they use the promo code "PHOENIX" during checkout. You also can use this Dejal Store link to apply the promo code and receive the $49 discount automatically.

Hardware Deals

  • Apple® - 21.5" iMac® - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive [Best Buy; On sale for $999.99, down from $1099.99] iMac features a gorgeous widescreen display, powerful Intel processor, superfast graphics, and more. All in an impossibly thin enclosure that's only 5 mm thin at its edge.
  • Apple® - MacBook Pro with Retina display - 15.4" Display - 16GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Silver [Best Buy; On sale for $1799.99, down from $1999.99] With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, and faster flash storage, the incredibly advanced MacBook Pro with Retina display moves even further ahead in performance and battery life.* *Compared with the previous generation.
  • Apple® - MacBook Pro with Retina display - 15.4" Display - 16GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage - Silver [Best Buy; On sale for $2249.99, down from $2499.99] With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, and faster flash storage, the incredibly advanced MacBook Pro with Retina display moves even further ahead in performance and battery life.* *Compared with the previous generation.
  • Apple iPad Air 2 with WiFi 64GB, Space Gray [Staples; On sale for $509.99, down from $599.99] The thinnest iPad ever is also the most capable. It’s loaded with advanced technologies, including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
  • TRENDnet TEG-S81g Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch [Newegg; On sale for $18, down from $27.99] The compact Eight-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch provides high bandwidth performance, ease of use and reliability, all while reducing power consumption by up to 70%. GREENnet technology automatically adjusts power voltage as needed, resulting in substantial energy savings.
  • Brother - MFC-J475DW Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer - Black [Best Buy via eBay; On sale for $59.99, down from $99.99] Maximize the efficiency of your workspace with this all-in-one printer, which can print, copy, scan and fax documents for flexible functionality. You can either connect your computer using the printer's built-in Wi-Fi or print directly from your smartphone or tablet using one of the provided mobile printing apps.
  • JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic-Black [Newegg; On sale for $39.99, down from $149.99] By engineering some of the finest drivers in the world. The J88’s JBL drivers generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t compete with. Pure, accurate bass means you hear the truth from your favourite music and artists.
  • Toshiba Canvio Basics 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive [Adorama; On sale for $29.99, down from $49.99] The Toshiba Canvio Basics 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive is designed and manufactured in accordance with Toshiba's high quality product standards, incorporating the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class performance, quality and workmanship.

iOS Software Discounts

  • Radar HD – NOAA Hi-Def radar, storm tracker and severe weather alert map [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Radar HD is a modern application for iPhone and iPad that displays animated high-resolution weather radar, hurricane forecasts, tracks and projected paths, and more.
  • ViewExif [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] ViewExif is an iOS extension which allows you to view exif metadata of photos.
  • Orphion [iPad; Now free, down from $3.99] Orphion is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion.
  • Reverser Cam - Backward Video Camera [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Record hilarious backward videos with Reverser Cam. Get started with just one tap and instantly view your recordings when you're done.
  • David. [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] David. // is a game. A game about physics and enemies. A game about struggles and life. A game about David.
  • MailShot Pro- Group Email Done Right! [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $3.99] MailShot is the first app on the Store to let you easily email groups of your contacts from the Mail app, just as if it was built into your device.
  • SkySafari 4 [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] If you're new to SkySafari, this is basic version. It includes everything you need to get started learning the night sky: 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites - including the ISS.
  • SkySafari 4 Plus [iOS Universal; On sale for $11.99, down from $14.99] SkySafari 4 Plus is everything in SkySafari 4, plus more.
  • SkySafari 4 Pro [iOS Universal; On sale for $31.99, down from $39.99] SkySafari 4 Pro has the largest database of any astronomy app, period. It contains everything in SkySafari 4 Plus, and adds over 1.2 GB of data, including 25 million stars from both Hubble Guide Star catalogs, over 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and over 630,000 solar system objects - including every comet and asteroid ever discovered.
  • Koder Code Editor [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $5.99] Koder is a code editor for iPad and iPhone. It does have many features including syntax highlighting, snippet manager, tabbed editing, find and replace code, editor theme, remote and local files connections, and many more.

OS X Software Discounts

  • SkySafari 4 [OS X; On sale for $7.99, down from $9.99] SkySafari 4 is the award-winning astronomy app now available on Mac OS X! If you're new to SkySafari, this is basic version. It includes everything you need to get started learning the night sky: 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites - including the ISS.
  • SkySafari 4 Plus [OS X; On sale for $23.99, down from $29.99] SkySafari 4 Plus is everything in SkySafari 4, plus more.
  • SkySafari 4 Pro [OS X; On sale for $40.99, down from $59.99] Now for Mac OS X! SkySafari 4 Pro has an absolutely huge database of astronomical objects. It contains everything in SkySafari 4 Plus, and adds over 1.2 GB of data, including 25 million stars from both Hubble Guide Star catalogs, over 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and over 630,000 solar system objects - including every comet and asteroid ever discovered. It simulates the view from anywhere in the solar system - or beyond it - at up to a million years in the past or future.
  • TaskPaper [OS X; On sale for $1.99, down from $9.99]For Mac users to make lists and stay organized. TaskPaper is a simple to-do list that’s surprisingly adept.
  • Air Browser [OS X; On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99]With Air Browser, all your favorite websites are pre-loaded in the background, easily accessible from menubar.
  • Sid Meier's Pirates! [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $19.99] Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!
  • Sid Meier's Railroads! [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $19.99] All aboard! Build a railroad empire and shape a nation!
  • Battlestations: Midway [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $14.99] Take command of the greatest battles of the War in the Pacific.
  • Battlestations: Pacific [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $14.99] Battle your way to victory in the air, on the water, and underwater in this unique combination of action and strategy.
  • BioShock [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $19.99] Welcome to Rapture. A city where opportunity awaits those brave enough to grasp it. A city where the artist need not fear the censor. Where the scientist is not bound by petty morality. Where the great are not held back by the weak.