Hey designers: We know you get used to the photo editing system you've toiled away at for years. But what if we told you that great images don't need to involve a ton of steps - and they certainly don't need to be expensive.
Exhibit A: Fotor Online Pro, a photo editing tool that's been racking up a four-and-a-half star rating on the Mac App Store for good reason.
Fotor offers all the functionality of leading photo editors in a super-intuitive package. Boring but essential tasks like cropping and resizing get done much quicker. The multiple templates and retouching tools are easily accessible and completely customizable. And portraits get a lot simpler to touch up with an interface that's set up almost like a makeup tutorial.
The program's HDR technology gives it access to a range of colors and shading that will punch up even the blandest image. Then there's the ability to show your vacation snaps in a whole new way with the built in collage maker.
Check it out for yourself: Right now, a lifetime subscription to Fotor Online Pro is 87% off the list price. Read the rest
There's a lot of great information out there on the bookshelves, and we're not just talking conversation fodder for the next cocktail party. If you want to succeed at business and life, there's a good chance you can find the blueprint in a book.
Trouble is, life isn't exactly slowing down to let you turn those pages. Reading for pleasure is one thing. But when you're reading to get information, an app like SumizeIt can be invaluable.
Download SumizeIt on your phone or tablet and you've got instant access to a great library of content from thought leaders like Richard Branson, Phil Knight and Daniel Coyle on a range of topics — sales, entrepreneurship, marketing, autobiography and more.
But what's really great for busy professionals is that SumizeIt "shrinks" those titles for you, summarizing them into snippets that distill the key insights and takeaways. They're perfect for absorbing in five minutes or less, which is ideal for even the shortest chunks of downtime in commutes, smoke breaks or waiting rooms.
SumizeIt membership gets you access to the full library, with at least one new summary each week. Best of all, it's now on deep discount for 80% off the list price. Read the rest
If you want to start cooking like a grown-up, the clock is ticking. Thanksgiving is coming soon, and one of these years that cheap set of kitchenware that you bought for the college dorm is not going to cut it anymore.
If that's your situation, might we suggest the Grown-Up Home Chef Starter Kit — better known as the Inspired Home 5-Piece Enameled Cast Iron Cookware + Bakeware Set.
If your parents have a set they've been faithfully using for decades, chances are it's made of the same durable stuff. The cast iron core of these pots and pans makes sure everything from soups to steaks heats evenly and quickly. The enamel protects and against stains or abrasion and makes the whole set much easier to clean than naked cast iron.
No matter what the meal, they make sure all the flavor stays locked in. And best of all, they'll likely keep that quality through decades of use.
Snap up the whole five-piece set today so you can start giving it a test run before turkey day. The Inspired Home Set is now 66% off the retail price. Read the rest
For a long time, meal prep was a binary choice: Slow and healthy in the oven, or quick and dirty in the microwave. Then people started to realize their pressure cookers actually had a lot to offer.
Now, it looks like air fryers might be getting their due. Or at least, they will be if they all start offering the functionality of a Chefman 6L Digital Multi-Functional Air Fryer.
If you've never used an air fryer, let us clear one thing up right away: This unit does a lot more than fry food. Feel like pizza? Make enough for everybody on the dual airflow racks. Chicken dinner? Do it the right way with a rotisserie function that incorporates the real-deal turning spit for an evenly roasting bird. It can bake cookies or pies, and its dehydrating function can turn fruits and veggies into a fun, long-lasting snack.
And yes, by the way, it also fries, using its well-designed convection to crisp up food with a minimum amount of oil.
What's more, it can do all this without preheating. And with a generous six-liter capacity, it might just replace both that oven and microwave as the cooker of choice.
Right now, you can pick up the Chefman for 15% off the list price. Read the rest
When you consider the prospect of learning a new language, chances are your mind flashes back to those old high school classes where you repeated useless phrases like "Where is the library?" or "what color is the car?"
Thankfully, language learning has come a long way since then. Whether you're at home or on the go, you can get conversant in a new language with Mondly, the app that combines cutting-edge tech with an innovative curriculum to get you speaking a new language faster.
Mondly makes good use of the latest things your phone can do. Its speech recognition is first-rate, allowing the app to tweak your pronunciation as you go. The aim is to not only teach you the phrase, but have you sound like you say it every day.
Another great add-on is MondlyAR, which is a really fun way to learn on the go. It can pick up on everyday objects around you and prompt you to identify them in your new language of choice.
But the real standout here is the actual curriculum. Mondly breaks each language down into bite-sized lessons, each one building on the last. You get a sense of accomplishment at each step, and it actually gets you excited about moving on to the next set of words and phrases.
Right now, you can get a variety of plans on sale. A lifetime subscription to Mondly with access to all languages is 95% off the retail price. Read the rest
What will they think of next? Read on. In every aspect of life, technology is improving on the little things. Here are 10 things that will actually make your life easier - and more fun.
OPKIX Dual Wearable Camera + Egg Storage Bundle
Here's a body cam for the masses. Infinitely portable, it can clip onto just about anywhere and operate with a single click. And with 70 minutes of onboard footage time, you're ready when those once-in-a-lifetime moments come along.
Sale Price: $495
GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera
Speaking of cameras, here's a waterproof one that attaches to your fishing line and takes you right into the action during your next catch. Equipped with a night vision LED and viewable through a mobile app, it offers even the most seasoned angler a point of view they've never seen before.
Sale Price: $229.99 with promo code GoFish10
SteakStones® Pizza Stone
This stone heats up quickly in 10 minutes to give your pizza the perfect crust. Even when you're not indulging in pizza, it can double as a great serving tray or cheese board.
Sale Price: $127.50
This minimalist wallet is made from two aluminum plates, perfectly sized for up to 12 cards plus a bit of cash. It takes away the bulk from your pocket but adds an extra dose of RFID protection in the bargain.
Sale Price: $25
PLX Devices Kiwi 3 Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Diagnostic Scan Tool
This diagnostic tool plugs into your car's onboard diagnostic port, giving you access to the same info professional mechanics use to troubleshoot. Read the rest
Unless you're Grizzly Adams, there are actually three constant hassles in life: Death, taxes and trash. Dealing with it is a constant grind, and if you're anything like us, it's rarely as easy as taking a bag out the door. Liquid seeps into the bin, odors persist and bags rip.
Like we said: A hassle. But, technology has finally caught up to this particular problem in the form of Townew: The World's First Self-Sealing & Changing Trash Can.
The bin and the "bags" that come with it are unique in a number of ways. First off, the sealed bin automatically opens when it senses movement within 14", then automatically re-closes.
So far, so convenient. But the kicker comes when the bag is full. A mechanism at the top then closes and seals the thermoplastic bag, locking in the smells and ensuring you never have to touch the contents. Take out the bag, and the Townew dispenses a new bag from the same lid mechanism.
The bag rings are good for 25 refills, and the entire unit operates on a 2,000 mAh battery that's good for an entire month.
You can get the Townew plus 4 refill rings for $105, more than 10% off the MSRP. Read the rest
You don't need to be a TV chef to take advantage of the same accessories they use - and if you're still cooking with hand-me-down kitchenware from your parents, it might be time to trade up. Here are 15 kitchen accessories that will make dinnertime prep shorter and the results tastier.
Gemelli Twin Oven
This is no mere toaster oven. The Gemelli puts a full convection oven on your countertop, perfectly sized for family meals. There's a rotisserie function for main courses, and a dedicated drawer underneath that makes homemade pizza a snap.
Sale Price: $279.99
Chefman 1.7L Color-Changing Electric Kettle
Stop listening for the kettle. With the Chefman, you can see your water reach its boiling point as the container changes from black to red. It comes with its own heating base which shuts off automatically when the pot is empty.
Sale Price: $37
StirMATE® Smart Pot Stirrer
Not everyone has the endurance to stir a potful of food for hours on end. That's why the StirMATE® Smart Pot Stirrer exists. Just clamp this well-designed stirrer onto the side and go work on other prep - or just relax. A long arm stirs the pot, while a horizontal short arm gently scours the bottom to prevent food from sticking and scorching.
Sale Price: $49.99
Martha Stewart 8-Qt 7-in-1 Digital Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
From the lifestyle guru herself comes this essential cooker. It's got a large capacity and 14 presets that can handle any dish easily, from stews to yogurt. Read the rest
Before they had their historic first flight in 1903, the Wright Brothers had to endure countless failures, crash landings, and false starts. One wonders what they'd make of today's drones, which any non-pilot can just turn and launch with no training.
Or better still, this DIY Drone Builder Kit, which not only lets you fly a drone but design and build it from base to rotors.
The unit's biggest feature is the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen, which lets you literally draw your own circuits onto the base, connecting the rotors to the battery. The kit comes with its own rudimentary cardboard arms that are designed to lock together, but you can use any lightweight material that will hold the ink.
Suffer a crash landing? Remake the arms out of your own recycling bin. Want to experiment with your own wild designs? Cut out a base and attach the rotors. It's a great gift for any maker, aspiring or established.
The DIY Drone Builder Kit is now 40% off the retail price. Read the rest
A voracious appetite for reading is a good indicator of success and fulfillment. And why not? The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more you can do.
By that equation, the Speed Reading Mastery Bundle is out to supercharge the productivity and knowledge in your life.
It's a series of online courses, all focused on the science of reading. They benefit from methodical research that breaks down how your brain takes in information, then teaches you how to streamline that process. You'll get the same techniques used by university professors and Guinness World Record holders, allowing you to double your speed in no time.
And like any good speed reading resource, you can expect to improve your comprehension as well as your reading speed. There's even a course dedicated to the neuroscience of memory that will allow you to boost your retention of all this newfound knowledge.
Right now, you can get all six courses in the Speed Reading Mastery Bundle for $21 - a full 98% off the cost of the individual lessons. Read the rest
There's nothing like snuggling up under a good blanket, especially when that blanket can snuggle you back. As the popularity of the Gravity Blanket testifies, there's more to a good bedcover than just soft material. These blankets incorporate subtle weights to create a swaddling effect that can ease you to sleep, and they're all on deep discount.
Gravity Travel Blanket: Gravity On-the-Go
There are tiny glass beads woven into the fabric of this innovative covering, making it dangerously easy to fall asleep under. And while its 66" x 42" dimensions make it more than big enough to bunk up under, the included travel bag makes it super portable.
Sale Price: $125
The Calm Embrace Weighted Blanket
Strategically-sized pockets on the Calm Embrace keep its glass nanobeads evenly distributed, which makes for a subtle, comforting fit. And the breathable cotton/polyester duvet cover gives it an extra dose of coziness.
Sale Price: $139
Bibb Home 10 Lb Weighted Blanket & Mink Cover
This versatile blanket features a mink cover that you can remove during hot summer nights and add back on for the winter chill. The well-distributed layer of non-toxic weighted beads makes this one suitable for sleepers between 100 and 140 pounds.
Sale Price: $95
BlanQuil™ Chill Cooling Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover
A lot went into the design of this one, from the baffling and weight distribution that delivers Deep Touch Stimulation therapy to the shift-resistant ties for the duvet cover. What's more, the special cotton-polyester blend disperses body heat to keep your temperature even throughout the night. Read the rest
There are times when you don't have access to coffee or tea, but you still need a caffeine buzz. Or many you just don't like the taste of coffee or tea. That's what Verb Energy bars are for.
Each 90-calorie bar contains core ingredients like almond butter and agave. They come in flavors like Coconut Chai, Maple Blueberry, Simply Cocoa, and Salted Peanut Butter. They are all gluten-free and vegan. Best of all, they contain green tea caffeine, which has L-theanine in it. Some studies have shown that L-theanine reduces anxiety.
Want to try some? Good timing. Verb Energy is offering a trial pack of four bars for free - all you pay for is the $3.95 in shipping. Read the rest
Games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offer hours of cinematic gameplay. They're so engaging you might not want to play anything else, which is great because with all the disk space they take up, you might not have room to download other titles on your console.
That's why a good hard drive has become a necessity even for casual gamers these days, and Fantom Drives are among the best.
It's simple enough to offer space for your save files and games, and Fantom's drives certainly have that. Their storage hubs for Xbox One and PS4 include a Seagate Firecuda Gaming SSHD that packs 2 TB of data space, accessible with a lightning-fast 5Gbps transfer rate.
But there's plenty of flexibility beyond that. The Xbox One hub is also outfitted with three USB 3.0 ports, suitable for charging controllers or adding even more storage. The PS4 model also works with the PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and PlayStation 3, and it allows you to convert your original PS drive into a portable SSHD. In either case, they're easy to install, without external power cords.
Right now, you can get the Fantom Drives Xbox One Storage Hub + 2TB Seagate Firecuda Gaming SSHD for only $119 (normally $140) and the Fantom Drives PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with 2 TB Ultra Speed Seagate Firecuda Gaming SSHD for just $99 (normally $140) today. Read the rest
Want an online presence that matters? As the graveyard of fallen start-ups can attest to, having a fancy website and a sleek logo isn't worth much unless people actually start engaging with them.
Even on the fast changing web, there are ironclad strategies for marketing that can adapt to any platform. The best way to get them ingrained into your business plan is to pick up the Complete 2020 Google SEO & Growth Hacking Bundle.
This 7-course online package is a blueprint for building your brand. There is, of course, a comprehensive lesson on Search Engine Optimization that takes into account all the ways Google finds and ranks their results. But it goes far beyond just what keywords to use, teaching you innovative ways to get picked up by established news outlets..
There are also courses on social media marketing, with a special emphasis on Facebook. With the strategies they outline, you'll be able to make your copywriting more effective and create viral content that amplifes your message.
In all, it's 44 hours of lectures and exercises, all on sale for 98% off the price of the individual courses. Read the rest
Big things are happening in tech with AI and deep learning. That's not exactly a news flash when you look at how often companies use algorithms to manage everything from online advertising to the songs, videos, posts, and other digital content platforms recommend for their users.
Getting into the field requires a pretty broad range of knowledge, and that's exactly what the Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Certification Bundle is designed for.
What you've got here is eight courses, most of them crafted and taught by Minerva Singh - one of the top web instructors on AI. The package includes a course that introduces you to the terminology and concepts behind machine learning before taking a deep dive into one of the primary programming languages that drive it: Python.
You'll learn to classify, sort, and visualize data with Python and R, then wrangle that information to form the data structures you'll need to initiate deep learning. Along the way, the bundle also covers essential software like Tensorflow and Keras - basically, everything you'll need to set up your own neural network, no matter how big the database.
You can get access to all 8 courses now for just $29. Read the rest
In the early days of the web, everyone wanted a .com domain for their site. As a result, all the good ones got snapped up. But .com no longer has the cachet it once did. In fact, many new businesses and individuals are opting for other top-level domain extensions. One of the most memorable is the .tech extension. It's short, it's memorable, and most importantly, it resonates very well with the field of technology. For example, a website on .tech clearly calls out that the website is about technology There are tons of great names on .tech available now, and you owe it to your company to at least check for your dream brand. Right now, you can save on your next domain for your next big idea with $7.99 for 1 year (down from $49.99), $24.99 for 3 years (down from $149.97) and $39.99 for 5 years (down from $249.95).
Start searching for the perfect domain extension here and get your .tech site online today.
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Wireless charging is increasingly the way to go for busy professionals. It's quick, portable, and won't clutter up your desk or countertop with a maze of cables. Still, there are kinks in the Qi technology that drives these chargers.
And apparently, some companies are working out those kinks faster than others. Meet the iPM Wireless Charging Pad.
The fact that you can't charge multiple Qi-enabled devices at the same time has been a persistent issue for wireless chargers, even the ones that are big enough to hold several phones. It looks like iPM has solved that issue with a 2-in-1 charger that can juice up an Apple Watch plus an iPhone or Qi-enabled Android phone at the same time.
It also provides valuable safeguards like surge protection and temp control, delivering power 20% faster than comparable chargers. Best of all, the iPM 2-in-1 is a full 70% off the list price right now.
There's also a 3-in-1 charger from iPM that's perfect for multitaskers or small families. The hub is powered by the same technology, but expands the slim profile to accommodate two smartphones plus an Apple Watch. And yes, it can charge all three simultaneously. At $48.99, the iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad is more than 60% off retail. Read the rest