Sale on Data Rescue 4: The best data recovery utility for Mac

Sale on Data Rescue 4: The best data recovery utility for Mac

One of the great things about the Apple World Today Deals Shop is that we give our readers access to deals on some of the best Mac and iOS utilities available. Today, we're having a half-off sale on Data Rescue 4, the gold standard for data recovery software for Mac (and Windows). For just $49.99 (half off the regular $99.99 price tag), you get the tool that the pros use to recover data from failing or failed disk drives.

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Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode for macOS

Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode for macOS

I’ve been doing a lot of work with my MacBook Pro over Personal Hotspot lately due to some ongoing family issues. Normally that would mean that I’d be heading towards a data plan overage fee, but not this month because I’ve been using TripMode for macOS (US$7.99 or part of the Setapp subscription app bundle). 

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Typeeto: A free Mac utility for sharing your keyboard with other devices

Typeeto: A free Mac utility for sharing your keyboard with other devices

We nerds end up getting a lot of different devices, and sometimes it gets crazy if you want to use a Mac Bluetooth keyboard with one of them for a test. With many keyboards, you have to un-pair from the Mac, then pair with the new device. Want to type on your Mac again? Un-pair from the device, then pair with the Mac again. Eltima Software has a great solution in the form of a free utility for Mac called Typeeto that makes it simple to pair a Mac keyboard with an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android device, you name it.

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Daily Deal: A lifetime of Droplr Pro for only $21.99

Daily Deal: A lifetime of Droplr Pro for only $21.99

Wouldn't it be great if you could share files with anybody, anywhere, regardless of what type of computer they're using -- and just do it by dragging and dropping the files? Droplr Pro is the tool that can make this dream a reality, and  we're going to give you lifetime access to Droplr Pro for just $21.99

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​Contexts: The simpler, faster window switcher for Mac, and this week's Apple World Today sponsor

​Contexts: The simpler, faster window switcher for Mac, and this week's Apple World Today sponsor

Last week’s WWDC announcements pointed to some welcome changes to the upcoming macOS Sierra to improve the productivity of Mac users, but there was one part of the user experience that was seemingly ignored — window management on the Mac. Fortunately, there’s a utility that can speed up window switching, even on large-screen Macs with dozens of open apps and multiple displays — Contexts.

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Alfred Remote Adds Star Trek-like Efficiency To Your iPad or iPhone

Alfred Remote Adds Star Trek-like Efficiency To Your iPad or iPhone

Alfred for Mac (free with optional "Powerpack" purchase) is one of my favorite applications for one simple reason: usefulness. Alfred lets me launch apps, find files, control iTunes and so much more with simplicity and tremendous efficiency. 

Now, Alfred's developers have released a companion app for the iPhone and iPad called Alfred Remote($4.99, universal for iPhone and iPad). Essentially, it turns your device into a little command center, from which you can open software or folders on your Mac, fiddle with the preferences, control iTunes and more.

It's compelling...and a bit divisive. When Alfred Remote was introduced, a few people wondered....why? If you're sitting at your Mac, with your hands on your keyboard and mouse, why reach for your iPad or iPhone to do something like launch an app or open a folder? I've got an answer, which I'll share in this article. But first, a little history.

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