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MacUpdate Bundle 2011 is here [Video]

MacUpdate Bundle is back! With just $49.99, you will be able to get 10 very useful apps which includes Roxio’s Toast Titanium, Data Rescue and Fantastical.

So what will you get for USD$49.99?

  1. Roxio’s Toast Titanium 11 – One of the best Disc burning software for Mac
  2. Data Rescue 3 – Data Recovery on Mac, allow you to recover data when you hard disk went into issue
  3. FX Photo Studio Pro 2.0 – Edit your Photos with ease with FX Photo Studio Pro with over 170 photo effects & filters
  4. Fantastical – The best Calendar App on Mac, allowing you to write natural language and calendar event will be marked
  5. iStats Menu – Monitor your system stats on your menubar.
  6. PhoneView 2.7.1 – Manage your iPhone via PhoneView, access music, videos, sms, mms and more.
  7. Concealer 1.0.8 – Hide and Encrypt your files/folders on your Mac
  8. EarthDesk – Browse the Earth with EarthDesk
  9. Mellel – A very useful Mac App for clean word processing.
  10. Bookends – Manage all your research, reference and information with Bookends.
Check out the Video on all 10 Apps here:

You can buy the bundle from MacUpdate

MUPromo – Very good bundle for just $49.99, includes 1Password & Parallels 6

Check out MacUpdate’s Promotion Bundle for Spring! For just $49.99 you will be able to get 11 very useful apps, which includes Parallels 6 and 1Password! Do I need to say more? I think it is quite a good buy, so good that I have bought the bundle myself.

Stuff in the Bundle:

  1. Parallels Desktop 6 – A very good virtualization software for Mac, that let you run Windows, Linux and many other OS, it has very good integration on Mac and have very good performance. Original Price $79
  2. Divvy – Allows you to resize your wordspace in a very efficient method. No more dragging and clicking. Pretty cool, Original Price – $14. (Please note that it is only for the first 10k buyers)
  3. 1Password – The best password management software on Mac and now also on Windows. Original Price $39
  4. MacUpdate Desktop – Automatically keep your Mac Software up-to-date, Service for 6 months. Original Price $10
  5. DVDRemaster Pro 7 – Let you recompress DVDs and convert into iPhone and iPad format for your viewing! Original Price $49
  6. Mac DVDRipper Pro – Rip copy-righted DVDs for you with just a few clicks. Original Price $9
  7. Hands Off! – Monitor your network traffic incase of unwanted access from outside! Original Price $24
  8. App Tamer – One of the more interesting software which I have seen, it pause Application which is in your background.. so it won’t chew up your processor’s power… Especially good for power hungry applications which you need to run, but pause them when you are using other softwares. Original Price $14
  9. TechTool Pro 5 – a full-featured utility program containing options for testing and repair, maintenance (including disk defragmentation), and data recovery. Original Price $98
  10. Civilization IV – a turn-based history game that is actually both educational and addictive fun. Original Price $19
  11. A Better Finder Rename – Application that help you rename your files with ease, especially good for photos which always comes in very ugly names! Original Price $19

Check out the introduction video:

It is definitely a must buy bundle! If you want to purchase this cool bundle, check out mupromo. Please note that I’m not in any way affiliated, just a very happy customer and hope others love it too.


Refurbished iPad is $150 cheaper in Singapore’s Apple Store

One of the way to save money when you want to buy any Apple product is to check out the Apple Refurbished Store. Normally you will get around 10-30% discount from products ranging from iPod to Macbook Pros. I just found out yesterday that Singapore Apple Store is already selling refurbished iPad Wifi Only version and the discount you will get is huge! You can get up S$150 off from 64Gb Model!

Why buy Refurbished Products from Apple?

Although it might not be a good time to buy a new iPad since a refresh will be coming soon, but for those who are interested in buying an iPad now, you could check out the Refurbished Apple Store for iPad.

I know most people will have this typical mindset that refurbished items don’t last long as they are products that has been returned by users and they are not new. But Apple have a very good practise with their refurbished products, they will fix or replace spoilt component, check thoroughly for any other issues, replace the existing battery with a new one and replace the case. So there is no way you will see scratches nor lousy battery life due to previous usage. And honestly, the percentage of refurbished items to have problems again is almost the same with any new items you purchase from the store.

And not to forget all refurbished items on Apple Store will still have 1 year of AppleCare Warranty and you can still extend your AppleCare to 2 years or 3 years for iPad and other Mac products.

So check out the Apple Refurbished Store for cheaper Apple product if you would like to save some cash! 🙂


What we might get in Macbook Pro 2011

What can we see in the up and coming Macbook Pro 2011 refresh?

  • Processor Upgrades – Sandy Bridge is on the way to Macbook Pro 2011, definitely will be seeing it when it refreshes.
  • Liquid Metal Body – Apple has been using Macbook Pro’s Aluminum Full Body for about 3 years, and they have been trying to test out Liquid Metal technology, and have used it to produce the Metal Piece Pin comes with your iPhone which is use to push out your SIM Card out from iPhone.
  • Better Battery Life – What else is more important than having good battery life? Everyone wants their laptop’s battery life to be as good as iPad. It is rumored that Macbook Pro 2011’s Battery life will increase by 2 hours, which will be 12 hours!
  • Better WiFi Coverage – As Aluminum is actually blocking some percentage of the Wifi signal, having a liquid metal body will strengthen Wifi Signal
  • Better FaceTime Camera – Apple hasn’t been updating their iSight camera, and because of FaceTime on iPhone, iPod Touch and soon to be iPad, Macbook Pro 2011 might be the first to get their first FaceTime Camera upgrade with larger megapixel, who knows we might get HD quality FaceTime Camera
  • SSD Option – Apple might slowly phase out Optical Drive, and might replace them with SSD drive as an additional HDD. It is not new that people actually remove their optical drive on their MBP and replace with a SSD, so Apple might take that idea up just like Mac Mini Server which they removed Optical Drive for a extra Harddisk
  • Better heat control – This is actually my wishlist, Apple’s Macbook Pro are really too HOT to be on your lap, although Apple’s reply is MBP is not a laptop but a notebook. But at times, you really need to put them on your lap. So I hope Apple can have better heat controls
  • Cheaper Macbook Pro – It is rumored heavily that Macbook Pro 2011’s price point will drop by 100-200 dollars. Who don’t wish to pay less for more?

That rounds up my prediction for Macbook Pro refresh for 2011 which it rumored to be on March! What do you think? Leave us a comment or tweet to us @usingapple


BundleHunt 3 – Very cool Apps and Design Resources and Save you money!

BundleHunt 3 Now on Sale with Unprecedented Value for Designers and Creatives.

After months of anticipation from designers and developers around the design community, BundleHunt 3 is now on sale at bundlehunt.com, featuring 20 popular design resources and applications normally valued at over $1287 for just $49.

The bundle includes such interesting products as Pictos Icon Set, GoMedia Arsenal Ultimate Vector & Font Collections, Wordpess themes from Press75, the newest Smashing eBook and 3 month MultiSitePlan from WPEngine.

The idea for this release is to put together a complete design resource pack for web developers across the board for the smallest price in history. BundleHunt 3 comes with a number of new premium applications included such as CodeCollector Pro, Relationship 2, 6 outstanding WordPress themes by Press75 and ThemeTrust and SmashingMagazine’s newest e-book. In all, there are 20 applications and products included in the bundle, all for an amazing price: $49.

BundleHunt 3 Package includes 20 products with an incredible discount:

1. Smashing eBook #5: E-Commerce: This e-book steps you through the preparation of your e-commerce projects.

2. WPEngine: 3 Month Multi Site Hosting Plan.

3. GoMedia Arsenal includes their outstanding Ultimate Vector Collection 2 and the Ultimate Font Collection.

4. Pictos Iconsets: Hand Crafted, Infinitely Scalable & Royalty-Free Icons for User Interface Designers. Includes Pictos 1,2,3 + Pictos Font.

5. VandelayPremier Pack: Offering high-quality textures, brushes, vectors, icons, PSDs, and career resources to make your life easier and your business more successful.

6. BrushLovers: You get to choose 20 Premium BrushSets from their gallery.

7. Code Collector Pro:A powerful Mac tool to Organise Use & Share Code Snippets.

8. Relationship 2: Ideal for contact and project management on your Mac.

9. Keynote Wireframe Toolkit: Gives you the building blocks to put together great looking prototypes in no time.

10. Press75 contributing with 4 Premium WordPress Themes: Relay , Roundabout, ReCapture, OnDemand.

11. ThemeTrust included 2 of their newest themes: Filtered and Oracle.

12. IconShelf Complete Set. Over 200+ high quality icons.

BundleHunt 3 is available starting today (FEB 7) for 14 days for US $49 instead of $1287.

This bundle not only saves you big money but also could win you an iPad (6GB/WiFi) loaded with 5 best selling e-books for web designers & developers.

Three users who tweet about the bundle will win the 3 Bonus Items each day during the bundle. No Purchase necessary. The 3 bonus items are:

1. Business Icon Set (Worth $25)

2. 10 DepositPhotos Credit (Worth $500)

3. WPBids Theme (Worth $59)

BundleHunt 3 is offering the pack for 14 days only. The sale ends at midnight, EST on Feb 21th.

Interested users can purchase the bundle on bundlehunt.com.


Pixelmator Image Editor for Mac for $29!

Mightydeals are having good deals for creative professional, and what they have now is Pixelmator Image Editor for Mac, and it is selling at $29 (reg $59). This is quite a good deal as you will get almost 50% off! Please note that you have around 38hours more as of the time of post before the deal is over.

Pixelmator is a practical, fun, and easy-to-use image editor for Mac OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. It’s light, modern and beautifully designed. It’s also blazing fast and features intuitive tools that will get you up and running in no time, with little to no learning curve.

With Pixelmator you get:

● A light and modern image editing software designed specifically for work with images

● Full 64-Bit support for incredible performance

● Layers-based image editing

● Over 20 tools for selecting, crop, painting, retouching, typing, measuring and navigation

● Quickly and easily publish your images to Flickr, Picasa or Facebook

● Transform tools for images, layers or selections

● Fill and Stroke images, layers or selections

● Easy image import from cameras, scanners, iPhone, etc.

● WebP support

Please note that it runs on Mac OS X Snow Leopard only.

It is quite impressive for a editor at this price, check out below image, which is one of the text image created by the tutorial!

Pretty cool yeah? Check more tutorials if you are interested – See the examples and tutorials