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10 great apps on sale to help you out in 2019


New year, new deals… well, almost.

The thing is, we’re still hung up on a handful of bargains on apps in the Mashable Shop from the past 12 months — so much so that we’re offering them once again for an additional 19% off their sale prices, provided you enter the coupon code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout. Hope that’s OK with you.

Check ’em out:

1. Private Internet Access VPN

Protect your online privacy while surfing the web at mind-blowingly fast speeds using this industry-leading VPN service from London Trust Media, which uses powerful Blowfish CBC encryption to keep your personal information locked down without lag. Read more…

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7 of the best outdoor security cameras on Amazon


Home security cameras used to be only for the rich and/or famous, but thanks to the democratization of technology and consumer demand, keeping your home safe by spying on it has become affordable for more and more people without Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, or yachts to speak of. 

But with so many options on the market, how do you decide which home security camera is right for you? You read this guide, that’s how. We’ve dug through Amazon reviews and compared features to help you decide on a home security camera system that will help you keep your home and stuff safe. Read more…

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The Good

4K recording • Night vision, motion detection, thermal detection • Eight cameras with a 2TB HDD

The Bad

Very involved setup

The Bottom Line

If you want top-of-the-line security for your home, the Swann 16 system is definitely near the top.

1. Swann 16 Channel Security System

When it comes to security, it pays to be prepared, and the Swann 16 system is one of the best.

  • Number of cameras:
  • Wired/Wireless:
  • Night vision:
  • Motion sensor:
Imagine an old-school system with new-school tech under the hood, and you have the Swann 16 Channel Security System.
The system comes with eight cameras that you can set up all around the outside of your house, with each covering 150 to 200 ft., depending on available light. With eight cameras covering that much area individually, you should be able to catch anyone cutting across your yard. All recordings will come in crystal clear, too, with the cameras recording in 4K. And with motion detection, night vision, and even thermal pickups, nothing will escape its sight.
The setup also includes a 2TB hard drive for storage.

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Stinky feet? These inserts can help and are currently on sale.


Face it: Those boots you bought this past Black Friday have already begun to smell something fierce thanks to an unholy union of sweat and bacteria. Happens to the best of us, you know.

Fortunately, there’s a simple remedy to your odor woes in the form of some specially designed shoe inserts called Zorpads. Designed with NASA-tested technology, each pad absorbs the pungent scent of stinky feet to keep your shoes fresh for up to 60 wears. 

Their sticky bases make them easy to apply, and their compact rectangular shape means they’re small enough to fit any shoe — no cutting or trimming required. Plus, they don’t make a mess like traditional shoe deodorizers, which tend to come in the form of sprays and powders. Simply stick them in place inside your slippers, sneakers, or sandals, and you’ve got enough odor-busting power to handle the job. Read more…

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Jumpstart your fitness resolution with this sale on a workout streaming service


Committing to a New Year’s fitness resolution would be so much easier if the New Year didn’t fall right in the middle of winter, when trudging to the gym in heavy cold-weather gear is a workout in itself. 

We’re still waiting on a personal trainer delivery service — you could call it “Swolmates” or something (cc: Silicon Valley startup bros with cash to burn). In the meantime, there’s always Live Streaming Fitness, a service that hooks you up with 24/7 access to on-demand fitness classes taught by the industry’s best trainers.

Featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, and more, Live Streaming Fitness could very well be all you need to get in shape and stay that way well through 2019 — no need to sign up for any other classes or memberships. Simply log on to your account whenever and wherever you’ve got an internet connection, then take your pick from yoga, cardio, strength training, and specialized workout classes of various difficulty levels. Read more…

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Clean hard-to-reach windows (without breaking your neck) using this nifty gadget that’s on sale


We’re gonna go out on a limb and say that generally speaking, chores suck. (Bold, we know.) But the process of washing windows is particularly aggravating when you factor in unsteady ladders and having to go outside to thoroughly clean both sides of the glass. 

It’s no wonder the average person spends $266 on a full house’s worth of window cleaning, according to one survey of Angie’s List members. Dropping cash to have a professional do it is way more appealing than doing the tedious work yourself. 

Actually, scratch that. Cleaning your windows doesn’t have to be expensive or labor-some — after all, the Glider exists.  Read more…

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2 ways to save on Arduino kits and courses — a great gift idea for the nerd on your list


 Apple Store gift card? Please. This holiday season, treat the techie on your list (even if that someone is you) to something with more pizzazz. Something that gets the gears turning and sparks creativity. Something like Arduino. 

Now, we know what you’re thinking: Isn’t Arduino a legendary Ice- and Flying-type bird Pokémon that’s known for its ability to command the cold? Alas, that would be Arcticuno. 

Arduino is an open-source platform used to build interactive electronic devices — no coding experience required. Featuring a software program that runs on any computer and a programmable circuit board, or microcontroller, that can be adapted for various projects, Arduino is great for amateur artists and hardcore hobbyists alike. Read more…

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