updated 05:40 pm EST, Fri February 6, 2009
In brief: danholt4mac and MacTech have both announced discounts on some of their products. danholt4mac is offering its Calories software at a discount of 40% off regular price. MacTech is now offering its customers a bundle that includes a two year subscription to its magazine along with their DVD Archive that contains the complete collection of issues from the magazines 24 year history. On a separate note, one MacNN employee recently dropped their MacBook Pro and broke the display. Looking for a low cost solution they tested out the service provided by iResQ. They found that the repair was completed in a very timely fashion and resulted in no additional damage and a display comparable to the original.
danholt4mac has announced a special February promotion for Calories 1.3, their nutrition tracking and analysis utility for Mac OS X. Calories contains a database of foods that users can select from as they eat. The application then calculates and displays the total consumption of calories, carbs, fat and proteins for the day or for specified meals. For the month of February the software will be on sale for $12, a 40% discount from its regular price of $20.
MacTech has announced a new offer that offers customers both a two year subscription to the magazine and a copy of the MacTech Archives. The bundle costs $80 and includes the latest MacTech DVD featuring the MacTech Viewer and all MacTech content from its 24 year history. By MacTech's calculations it would cost $265 dollars to purchase these items separately meaning customers can save a total of 70%.
The portability of laptops often leads to an increased chance in damage of the computer such as broken displays. Luckily for MacBook owners there are several companies that specialize in repairs for things not covered by a warranty. iResQ specializes in MacBook related repairs and offers prices significantly lower than common Apple Authorized Resellers. One member of the MacNN crew recently dropped their MacBook Pro and needed a new display. iResQ was very quick with the repair and the returned product had no visible marks or damage from the repair. The only concern with such a service is there is no guarantee that the new display will be free of dead pixels.