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75% off Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker – Deal Alert

The PT-D210 makes it easy to create great-looking labels for your home and office. With convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames and templates. Plus, you can preview your work on the display. The highly rated unit is a #1 best-seller on Amazon, where it has been discounted 75%, for what will likely be a limited time. So instead of $40 you’ll be paying just $10. See the deal now on Amazon.

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LuMee Duo review: Let there be light, and with this iPhone case, there was light

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Why Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ totally misses the point of original programming

Apple is making a big push towards creating original programming, and we’re starting to see what some of that effort looks like.

Last week, Apple released a trailer for its first original show, the pun-tastic Planet of the Apps, debuting on Apple Music. And in this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, Oscar gets a strong reaction to Planet of the Apps being called “original” programming. Based on the trailer, the reality show looks more like an infomercial wrapped in a giant dad-joke. Watch the video above to see why.

Planet of the Apps follows a very specific TV formula by having iOS developers pitch their app idea to celebrity judges. It’s basically Shark Tank meets The Voice. And Apple’s other show debuting this year, Carpool Karaoke, doesn’t stray very far from the celeb-driven concept, either.

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Report: Apple will debut new iPad Pro lineup at March event

Spring is just around the corner, which means we’re likely getting close to another Apple event—and the rumor mill is starting to churn. Japanese site Mac Otakara released a report on Monday claiming that Apple will host an event in March with its new iPad Pro lineup in the starring role. According to the report, Apple will announce new 7.9-inch and 10.5-inch models, and will refresh the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. Mac Otakara’s research was first spotted by MacRumors.

This is promising news for iPad mini fans: The mini currently holds the 7.9-inch size slot, so if this rumor holds true, it looks like Apple will be phasing out the iPad mini 4 with a leaner iPad Pro. The 7.9-inch iPad Pro is also rumored to have a Smart Connector, True Tone display, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera—which will be standard features across the whole line.

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The Week in Apple News: WWDC dates announced, Apple’s original TV shows, the future of Apple TV, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending February 17, 2017
Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 17, 2017

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Apple announced the dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference and the company also revealed a change in venue. If you’re not a developer, that’s OK, there are plenty of Apple-related headlines in this week’s roundup; check them out in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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Watch Apple’s new commercials for the iPad Pro featuring real people’s Tweets

For its new advertising campaign, Apple is answering Twitter questions about the iPad Pro.

On Friday, Apple released a new series of iPad Pro commercials that use real Tweets to showcase the iPad Pro’s LTE capabilities, as well as tout the device’s virus-free experience. “It’s better than a computer,” reads one of the ads.

Each of the 15-second ads uses a real Tweet to address a feature of the iPad Pro. One Tweet expresses fear over a “nasty” PC virus, while another questions whether Microsoft Word can be used on an iPad Pro.

But while the Tweets and corresponding Twitter usernames appear to be real, Apple has replaced the real people behind the Tweets with actors. According to The Verge, Apple reached out to the real Twitter users before their Tweets were used in the campaign.

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37% off Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate – Deal Alert

In addition to using GPS to calculate distance and pace, the 225 has a built-in accelerometer. This allows it to capture distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod accessory. Forerunner 225 is the first Garmin GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate. Now you have the option to run without a heart rate strap. The 225 tracks distance, pace and heart rate, and featured activity tracking to count steps and calories all day. The full features Forerunner 225 averages 4 out of 5 stars from over 400 people on Amazon (read reviews), where its typical list price of $220 is currently reduced to the very low price of $139, one of its lowest prices to date. See the deal now on Amazon.

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AT&T jumps on the unlimited data bandwagon with an expensive new plan

AT&T capped off this week’s carrier showdown by releasing its own unlimited data plan following announcements from Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Prior to this announcement AT&T, only offered unlimited data plans to its DirecTV and U-verse subscribers. Before you get too excited, however, this plan is the most expensive of the bunch for a single line, and has a few drawbacks compared to the other plans.

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Libratone Q Adapt wireless headphones review: You control how much of the world to allow in

Headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) can filter out the noise pollution that accompanies modern travel, whether it be the low-frequency rumble of a jet engine or the drone of a train or bus on your daily commute. Basic ANC technology has been around for years, and batteries are becoming good enough that it can be used with wireless models. Manufacturers have also started adding features that make AND even more effective. For Libratone, that means giving you the power to control how much of the outside world is allowed in.

The $249 Q Adapt wireless headphones don’t look all that special, but they do sport Bluetooth 4.1 and they support the high-quality aptX audio codec. If your smartphone, digital audio player, or other source also supports aptX, then you can stream near-CD quality audio. They sound great, delivering well-balanced sound without any glaring sonic shortcomings. These little headphones aren’t high-end models, but they do have lots of features that set them apart from the crowd.

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