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Daily Deals for June 26, 2013

It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring a handy list from Dealnews and our own hand-picked selections that include some sweet deals on iOS and OS X software (all prices are USD). Prices are subject to change.

Deals from Dealnews

  • Other World Computing: [Store Events] OWC’s Garage Sale: RAM, accessories, HDDs, computers, more
  • Ace Hardware: [Office Furniture] Honey Can Do Four Tier Shelf Unit for $40 + pickup at Ace Hardware
  • StackSocial: [Mac Software] The iStack Mac Bundle 3.0 downloads for $30: Painter Lite, TuneUp, more
  • Office Depot: [Office Furniture] Office Depot Furniture & Seating Sale: Up to 40% off + extra 25% off
  • AT&T Wireless: [Phones & Cell Phones] AT&T Wireless: 50% off smartphones from $1 to $200 + free shipping, activation
  • Dell Home: [Laser Printers] Dell C1660w WiFi Color LED Laser Printer for $100 + free shipping
  • Adorama: [Camera Accessories] Flashpoint Camera Batteries at Adorama: Buy 1, get 1 free, deals from $3
  • Adorama: [Digital Cameras] Panasonic Lumix GX1 16MP Micro 4/3 Camera Body for $199 + free shipping
  • Adorama: [Camera Accessories] LumiQuest Event Shooting Kit for $35 + free shipping
  • MegaMacs: [Mac Pro] Refurbished Mac Pro Xeon Quad 2.66GHz Workstation for $510 + $25 s&h
  • Rakuten Shopping: [Networkable Hard Drives (NAS)] Iomega 2TB Media & Backup Center Gigabit NAS for $80 + free shipping
  • Dell Home: [24-Inch LCDs Or Larger] Dell UltraSharp U2711 27″ LCD Display for $549 + free shipping

TUAW TV Live: The semi-annual iOS photo app edition

It’s the time of year all of us in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to: summer! We’re outdoors a lot more, which means that there are many more opportunities to take photos of friends, landscapes and even flying insects! Today on TUAW TV Live, Shawn “Doc Rock” Boyd and I will run through a bunch of our favorite camera apps for iOS, and also talk about ways to improve your iPhoneography.

To join in to watch the live feed and participate in the chat, just click here. You’ll join us on the AOL On Network. If you can’t watch the entire show today, come back to this page within 24 hours to see the video or visithttp://tuaw.com/tuawtvlive to see the latest show. Past shows are also available on the TUAW YouTube channel.

Brian Hogan, the man who sold the iPhone 4 to Gizmodo, speaks up

Back in April 2010, the tech world was all aflutter when Gizmodo managed to get its hands on and post photos of what would later be called the iPhone 4. For a company that prides itself on secrecy, the pre-release photos of Apple’s iPhone 4 were a major embarrassment.

If you recall, an Apple engineer mistakenly left an iPhone 4 device he was testing at a bar whereupon it came into the possession of a 21-year-old named Brian Hogan who attempted to hock the device to any tech blog that was willing to pay for it. Gizmodo turned out to be the “lucky” winner, paying Hogan $5,000 for the device.

Canada’s TELUS, Rogers to offer cellular iPad 4, iPad mini directly

Mac fans in the Great White North just got a new option for picking up an iPad 4 or iPad mini. Canadian carriers TELUS and Rogers have announced they will offer both the iPad 4 and iPad mini directly to their customers for use on their networks. The models could previously be used under the contracts, but this is the first time the carriers are offering them directly.

Rogers has announced clients will be able to add the devices to their pre-existing data plans. TELUS hasn’t announced if subscribers will have that option, but both companies will offer separate, contract-free data plans for the iPads.

Beautiful Weather for Mac is beautiful, but limited

Weather apps must be among the most plentiful categories of software for iOS and the Mac. Every week or so, I see some new ones. It was inevitable that the very nice-looking Yahoo Weather app for iOS would catch developers’ attention, so now we have Beautiful Weather for the Mac, a US$1.99 app available through the Apple app store.

The app uses a similar design language to the Yahoo app, and it picks some images from Flickr to match the location you are getting the forecast for. The app gives you the current temperature, the predicted high and low, the windspeed and the chance of showers. On the right side of the screen is an hour-by-hour forecast that looks ahead 12 hours. You can specifiy up to 12 cities for display, and if you have a trackpad, you can swipe between them.

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