Deal of the Week: July 25th, 2014: 10-in-1 Portable USB Card Reader for $5.99

10-in-1 Portable USB 2.0 Card Reader for $5.99THIS WEEK: 10-in-1 Portable USB Card Reader for $5.99 (reg. $19.99)

Access nearly any type memory card, including SDHC, microSD and more with this USB 2.0 Card Reader. One cool feature: it even has a built-in USB cable. With it, you can expect quick USB 2.0 data transfers up to 480 Mbps.

Not only is this a nifty card reader, it can also house up to nine memory cards – which makes it the ideal…

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Apple debuts OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple OS X Yosemite public beta announcedToday, Apple released a beta version of the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite. Yosemite was announced and previewed at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in June; the official release is slated for sometime this fall.

As Information Week says:

Participating in Apple’s OS X Beta Program — which is distinct from the Beta Seed Program for Mavericks — is free, but there…

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VIDEO: Upbeat new Apple spot shows how much people love their MacBook Airs

As the popularity of MacBook Air continues to grow, so do the many ways users customize these ultralight notebooks.

VIDEO: New iPhone 5s ad, ‘Parenthood,’ hints at future Apple smart home initiatives

A new 60-second TV commercial spotlighting the iPhone 5s, Parenthood, was posted by Apple last Sunday.

Deal of the Week | July 5th, 2014: UltraLast 4-pack of AA alkaline batteries for 99¢

UltraLast 4-pack AA alkaline batteris for 99 cents at Connecting PointFlashlights. Remotes. Garage door openers. Laser pointers. So many devices, so few AA alkaline batteries to power them all.

Until now.

For this week’s DOTW, we’ve scored a major buying coup on four-packs of UltraLast’s excellent AA alkaline batteries. And we’re letting them go, while supplies last, for less than a buck a pack.

Find out more about our latest Deal of the Week here.

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Connecting Point will be CLOSED Friday, July 4th, 2014

Connecting Point will be closed Friday, July 4th, 2014In observance of the national Independence Day holiday, both Connecting Point locations (Bend and Medford, Oregon) will be closed Friday, July 4th.

Enjoy the long weekend, and please take care of yourselves! Remember we’re in Fire Season, conditions are tinder-dry, and temps will likely be high. Be very careful with matches, fires, and (especially) fireworks.

We’ll be open for business as usual…

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Apple milestone: On this date in 1976, original Apple I personal computer first offered for sale. Price: $666.66

Original Apple I personal computer motherboard

Image credit: Wired.com

The first Apple computer was a kit. These early versions were hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and first shown publicly at meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club. This club was an informal, Silicon Valley-based group of electronic enthusiasts and technically-inclined hobbyists. In other words, nerds – übernerds, with a number of infamous hackers and future…

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Deal of the Week | June 27th, 2014: 12-piece electronic tool kit for $14.99

12-piece electronic tool kit for $14.99Twelve tools in one – and it doesn’t fold up into an unwieldy metal clump you carry in your pocket.

No, this tool kit is full-blown and compromise-free. Granted, it won’t fit in your pocket. But it doescome in a padded, zippered pleather case. And within that case: 12 of the most commonly needed tools to examine, diagnose, and fix electronic devices. You get a soldering iron, a de-soldering pump,…

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Deal of the Week | June 20th, 2014: USB-powered desk fan for $9.99

USB-powered desk fan on sale for $9.99“See the curtains hangin’ in the window
In the evening on a Friday night
A little light-a-shinin’ through the window
Lets me know everything’s all right

“Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind” - Summer Breeze, Seals and Crofts, August 1972

This week’s DOTW feels like this this classic soft rocker sounds: Cool, breezy, soothing…and, just possibly, a bit of a guilty…

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Now the entry price for a new iMac is $200 less, as Apple debuts new $1099 model

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, front viewToday, Apple announced a new entry-level iMac priced at $1099 – $200 less than the previous entry-level model (which, like all the other iMac® models, remains current). It retains many features identical to its two 21.5-inch brethren:

  • 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 1920×1080 pixels
  • 8GB DDR3 memory (not expandable)
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Built-in downward-firing stereo…

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