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StarCraft gets remastered for Mac in full 4K, coming in August

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StarCraft is one of those games people just keep playing, no matter how old it gets. While Blizzard has done a good job retaining its relevance over the years, the now 20-year old game is getting a major overhaul. Coming later this summer, Starcraft is getting a completely remastered re-release along side some of its expansions and a slew of modernized updates… more…

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Daily Deals: $76 JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, $158 GoPro camera, and more

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iDB’s Daily Deals post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker

All-purpose, all-weather companion jbl flip 3 is the next generation wireless speaker in the award-winning flip series. It is a comprehensive portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound everywhere. This ultra-compact speaker is powered by a 3000mah rechargeable li-ion battery that offers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime. Flip 3 also features splash-proof fabric and a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls. Plus jbl connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple jbl connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

Buy for $76 (normal price $100).

GoPro HERO+ with Touch Display

Capture incredible moments and relive them on the spot. HERO+ LCD delivers 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, and features the convenience of a touch display. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connect to the GoPro App to allow for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more from your phone or tablet. Rugged and waterproof to 131’ (40m), with the ability to power up and record at the press of a button, HERO+ LCD is the convenient life capture solution for all of your adventures.

Buy for $156 (normal price $300).

RIVA Turbo X Bluetooth Speaker

RIVA Turbo X delivers a new philosophy of sound with RIVA’s patented Trillium audio technology for truly immersive sound and Trillium Surround for an enhanced movie and gaming experience. Packed with 45 watts of power, a 26+ hour battery playing time, Charge Out for your phone or tablet, a high performance echo cancelling speakerphone, Phono Mode for your favorite vinyl, TURBO Mode to turn it up to 11, and remotely control the Turbo X with the RIVA Ground Control app for iOS or Android. This is a top-shelf Bluetooth speaker that normally sells for ~$300 and it has a 4-star rating on Amazon.

Buy for $160 (normal price $300).

eBay Deals

Listed below are some of our favorite deals on eBay right now. They come from the site’s Daily Deals section, meaning all sellers are top rated eBay stores with excellent feedback. All items are new unless otherwise noted, and refurbished items are covered by eBay’s excellent 30-day money back guarantee.

Refurbished Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones – Buy for $50 (normal price new $200). Refurbished GSM Unlocked iPhone 7 -128GB – Buy for $550 (normal price new $750). Beats Solo 3 On-ear Wireless Headphones – Buy for $181 (normal price $300). Refurbished Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum – Buy for $250 (normal price new $500). CyberPowerPC i7, 16GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 2TB HDD, GTX 1060 – Buy for $1,100 (normal price $1,300). iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi Model – 128GB – Buy for $320 (normal price $400). Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Dual Sim (64GB) – Buy for $600 (normal price $680). Amazon Echo Show – 2 Pack

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. This deal is for a pack of 2 Echo Shows, so you can get one for yourself and a friend or family member.

Buy for $360 using promo code SHOW2PACK (normal price $460).

Mophie Juice Pack Reserve iPhone 6/6s Case

There is no longer a need to worry about losing a charge while on the go. The mophie juice pack reserve does not just charge your phone on the go, it also serves as a protective case for your iPhone 6 and 6s. Its lightweight protective casecan securely protect your iPhone from high impact falls. With the built-in rechargeable 1,840mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, you get extra hours of talking, surfing the web, and watching videos. The juice pack reserve lets you have an additional 22 hours of talk time, 16 hours of internet use, and 17 hours of video playback.

Buy for $30 (normal price $60).

LG 29-inch UltraWide Full HD Monitor

The LG 29UM58 21:9 Ultra Wide monitor is a dynamic large screen monitor that’s ready to play. The large real estate of the wide screen helps create an immersive viewing experience. With the 29-inch IPS display, your games and movies will seem to come to life. For gamers, high performance features like Dynamic Action Sync provide smooth, responsive gaming while Game Mode and Black Stabilizer give gamers the advantage to optimize game play according to their game preferences. Other features include Screen Split 2.0 tech, on-screen controls and more.

Buy for $227 (normal price $280).

Unlocked LG G5 LTE Smartphone – 32GB

The LG G5 houses a 5.3″ IPS Quantum display and a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 native resolution. Additionally, the G5 features a powerful dual-camera array that includes a 16MP standard Field of Vision (FoV) lens and an 8MP wide-angle, 135-degree lens. Other features include 32GB of storage with a microSDXC slot for up to 2TB expansion, 4GB of RAM, and a modular design that allows you to plug in accessories.

Buy for $250 (normal price $530).

Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack

The Osprey Farpoint 55 is one of the most highly reviewed travel backpacks available. It’s small enough to fit most airline carryon requirements, but it’s large enough to store weeks worth of gear. Features include ultra durable 210D nylon mini hex diamond ripstop fabric, detachable daypack, external attachment straps, and more. If you’re at all in the market for a new travel backpack, give this one a serious look.

Buy for $135 (normal price $180).

Razer Wildcat Customizable Game Controller

Experience true console gaming supremacy the way the pros do, with the Razer Wildcat for Xbox One Gaming Controller. Made for tournament play and developed with feedback from the world’s best eSports athletes. The optimized weight, optional palm grips and reinforced wired connection are designed for long gaming sessions and gives you the unfair advantage over your foes whether it’s in training or in critical tournament moments. Can also be mapped to work with Windows PCs and other devices.

Buy for $75 (normal price $150).

Bose SoundLink II Wireless Headphones

Bose gives you a better wireless experience at every turn. Deep, immersive sound at any volume. Clearer calls at both ends of the communication. Seamless switching between two connected Bluetooth devices, so you’ll never miss a call or that movie you’re watching. Battery life of up to 15 hours. Comes with detachable cable and carrying case.

Buy for $230 (normal price $280).

Steam Link Media Streamer

The Steam Link allows existing Steam gamers to expand the range of their current gaming set up via their home network. Just connect your Steam PC or Steam Machine to your home network, plug into a TV, and stream your games to the Link at 1080p. We’ve featured this device a number of times on our Daily Deals roundup but this is easily the cheapest we’ve ever seen it.

Buy for $15 (normal price $50).

Steam Controller

The Steam Controller frees you from your keyboard and mouse, and when used with Steam Link in Steam Big Picture Mode, lets you play your favorite Steam games on your TV. Find your favorite configurations and mappings in the Steam Controller community, or create and share your own. Dual trackpads allow for 1:1 absolute position input via virtual controls like a trackball, adaptive centering joystick, or steering wheel. Works with Windows, Linux and yes, Mac.

Buy for $35 (normal price $50).

Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd generation)

The 3rd generation Learning Thermostat from Nest adapts to your heating and cooling preferences within a week of installation and can automatically create schedules. This thermostat features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and can be conveniently controlled via the Nest app for Android and iOS smart devices. It has a 2.1-inch display with a 480 x 480 resolution that can automatically sense when you’re in the room. When your presence is detected, it automatically lights up to display the current time and temperature. With Auto-Away technology, the thermostat can turn itself down when no one is home, conserving energy in the process. It’s compatible with a wide variety of heating and cooling systems and features a built-in rechargeable battery.

Buy for $200 (normal price $250).

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The InkCase adds a second screen to your iPhone 7 Plus

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The InkCase adds an e-ink screen to the back of your iPhone, which might make it just about the most useful case ever.

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

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Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

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The best gardening apps for the green-fingered

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It takes work to cultivate a beautiful garden and grow your own food, so you need all the help you can get. Thankfully, the best gardening apps will allow you to identify pests, schedule plantings, and more.

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Why Apple’s future’s up on ransomware

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This week’s big security story is the so-called Petya ransomware attack. It is not the first such attack, it won’t be the last, and its success will prompt cyber criminals to attack again, and again, and again. In this new threat environment, there are zero excuses for any enterprise, public or private, to be running Windows XP, or any other insecure platform.

Even the cops run Windows XP

Chronic underfunding and a conservative government ideologically committed to cuts mean key U.K. public services remain under threat of cyber attack. In recent weeks, the National Health Service saw its computing systems fail because they relied too much on unprotected Windows systems. This morning we learned that the U.K.’s Metropolitan Police force still uses over 18,000 computers running Windows XP. The key police force of the U.K.’s biggest city is, therefore, currently vulnerable to cyber attack.

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Best iPad Pro 10.5-inch Cases: Crafted to be a Premium Choice

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Best iPad Pro 10.5-inch Cases

Having just purchased the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, you may be (most probably) exploring a variety of cases for your tablet. If you desire to use your tablet as a handy laptop, you would be tapping into keyboard cases. And if hands-free usage of your iPad would be on top of your agenda, you could be looking for a case with stand function. Ensuring your specific needs have a befitting union with the right match, I have compiled an extensive list of the best 10.5-inch iPad Pro cases.

So, whether you want to provide an ultra-protective cover to your iPad to easily withstand drops, adorn its look without compromising with the protection, have multiple viewing angles or use the tablet as an able replacement for your MacBook Pro, all of your needs have been fully covered. Crafted with the finest quality material, these cases showcase excellent craftsmanship. Even better, they make a form-fitting appearance with your iPad. Sounds interesting? Take a closer look at these top ten 10.5-inch iPad Pro cases!

Best iPad Pro 10.5-inch Cases

Best 10.5-inch iPad Pro Cases iPad Pro 10.5-inch CasesHighlights  i-Blason HaloPolished Design Check It Out YockTecOptimal Viewing Angle Check It Out PasonomiImpressive Workmanship Check It Out MoKoAttractive Pattern Check It Out i-Blason Heavy DutyEnormously Protective Check It Out JETechSnap-On Design Check It Out KuGiTactile Feedback Check It Out TONERONEShockproof Design Check It Out SUPCASEUltra-Protective Check It Out IVSOLaptop Style Keyboard Check It Out #1. Halo Series from i-Blason [Kickstand Case]

i-Blason Halo 10.5 iPad Pro Kickstand Case

i-Blason Halo Series has a polished appearance. Readied with the high-grade TPU material, the case is very flexible and smooth. It features kickstand on the back to let you use your tablet hands-free.

With all being so slim and lightweight, the case is capable of withstanding minor falls. It's strong enough to absorb shock. Furthermore, there are four enchanting color options to choose a dashing cover for your all new iPad Pro 2017.

Price: $14.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.
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#2. YockTec [Folio Case]

YockTec iPad Pro 10.5-inch Case

Exhibiting slim design, YockTec doesn't have to put a lot of effort to catch your attention. Crafted with the top quality PU leather, this case has a very soft structure. It has been further empowered by the soft microfiber interior that prevents scratch.

The solid construction is fully capable of enduring regular wear and tear. Thanks to the built-in stand, the case is ideally folded to provide better viewing angle. Moreover, this sleek iPad Pro case is available in five beautiful color options.

Price: $9.95 on Amazon at the time of writing this.
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#3. Pasonomi [Leather Case]

PASONOMI iPad Pro 10.5-inch Case

Showcasing appreciable handmade design, Pasonomi arrests the eyes right from the onset. The impressive workmanship enriches its profile. Made of high-quality PU leather, the Folio case looks pretty refined.

You can store your credit and ID cards in the interior slots. There is also a hand strap which allows you to carry your device with ease. The stand function is ideal for watching media.

Price: $17.98 on Amazon while we are writing this.
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#4. MoKo [Designer Case]

MoKo iPad Pro 10.5 Designer Case

What makes MoKo folio case a nice option is an eye-catching pattern that looks appealing on the tablet. The top quality PU leather provides enhanced grip. Soft interior defends your iPad from ugly scratch.

Topped by impressive craftsmanship, the case fits perfectly on the device; allowing quick access to all the ports and buttons. The built-in stand provides desired viewing angle. Lastly, this lightweight folio case is available in multiple colors.

Price: $19.99 [$9.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.]nbsp;
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#5. i-Blason [Heavy Duty Case]

i-Blason iPad Pro 10.5 Heavy Duty Case

If you wish to provide full-body protection to your iPad, this heavy duty case from i-Blason can be a trusted bet. With the solid profile, the cover ensures your tablet has the needed safeguard at all hazards. The hard PC exterior is able to absorb shock. The soft TPU interior shields your device from scratch.

The double-layered of construction makes this rugged case highly durable. With the kickstand, you have optimum viewing angle. The built-in screen guard safeguards the touchscreen from scratch and also provides crystal clarity.

Price: $24.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.
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#6. JETech [Slim Case]

JETech iPad Pro 10.5-inch Case

The JETech case sports slim and compact profile. Due mainly to the snap-on design, it snuggly fits on your tablet. Crafted with the finest synthetic material, the cover has a nice feel.

The smooth interior reinforces its structure and also keeps scratch at bay. Precise holes for camera, speakers, and ports ensure you have a hassle-free time while using your device. More importantly, it doubles up to let you view movies comfortably.

Price: $12.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.
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#7. KuGi [Keyboard Case]

KuGi 10.5 inch iPad Pro Keyboard Case

How about picking out a handy keyboard case for your tablet? The KuGi keyboard provides the essential protection to your device. With the smooth keys, you will have improved typing experience.

The 250mAh battery lasts up to 90 hours on a single charge. The stand function perfectly meets both your viewing and typing needs. For all being lightweight and slim, the keyboard case has enough strength to last long.

Price: $85.95 [$28.95 on Amazon while we are writing this.]nbsp;
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#8. TONERONE [Slim Folio Case]

TONERONE iPad Pro 10.5-inch Case

Endowed with a shockproof design, TONERONE case is made to offer your iPad reliable shield both from accidental falls and scratch. Engineered with the quality polyurethane material, the case doesn't lose its charm for long. The extremely soft interior adds another layer of safeguard into its profile.

For all being so solid, the case doesn't look bulky at all. It also supports auto sleep/wake function to conserve battery on your iPad. This durable case comes in three colors such as, black, blue and brown.

Price: $19.99 [$14.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.]nbsp;
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#9. SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO Series [Heavy Duty Case]

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle iPad Pro 10.5-inch Case

If providing uncompromised protection to your iPad sits right on top of everything else, SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO Series wouldn't be a bad choice at all. Gifted with the muscular body, the heavy duty case won’t have to put a lot of efforts to knock down the challenge of even nasty bumps.

The combo of hard PC and flexible TPU has paid off in making this rugged case immensely durable. The double-layered casing does look bulky, but it's worth especially when protection of your device is at stake. And, there is also a kickstand for the fabulous hands-free experience.

Price: $24.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.
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#10. IVSO [Keyboard Case]

IVSO 10.5 inch iPad Pro Keyboard Case

The prime reason why I have added IVSO keyboard case in this list is that it stands tall from all aspects. With the laptop style keyboard, you will have more comfortable typing experience. As the keyboard is detachable, you will be able to use it as a standalone case for your tablet as well.

The thin case also doubles up to provide the desired viewing angle. You can use the keyboard for up to 60 hours on a single charge. This classic keyboard case comes in seven vibrant color options.

Price: $69.99 [$33.90 on Amazon at the time of writing this.]nbsp;
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Signing Off

Which one of these cases is going to pair up with your brand new iPad Pro? Is it a highly protective suit or the ultra-slim cover? Let us know the name of the case that has caught your eyes.

Want to check out high-quality leather cases for your tablet? Head over to explore the best 10.5-inch iPad Pro leather cases.

You might also want to have a look at:

Best 12.9-inch iPad Pro Folio Cases Best 12.9-inch iPad Pro Keyboard Cases Best 12.9-inch iPad Pro Leather Cases

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Mac tip: Move pictures from Mac Photos to Google Photos

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6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users

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Collaboration is critical in today’s super-connected business environments, but not every enterprise is ready or able to deploy high-end solutions, fortunately there are a range of excellent collaboration tools that should help productivity workers of any kind, no matter what size the enterprise.

Collaboration super-powered: Slack

I’ve been a fan of Slack since it surfaced a few years ago. You can access it through your browser or through dedicated apps for Mac, iOS and other platforms.

The solution is designed to make it super-easy for remote teams to collaborate in a very human way, with instant messages, topic-focused chatrooms, private channels and the capacity to share files or make video/voice calls. Basically, if five of you are working on something you can share work in progress, talk about it, and all in real time (or not) depending on what you need.

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OS X Mavericks: Finder Tabs

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