by Shane Roberts
The Food Network app (LINK) is an awesome cooking app! This is in the App Store Hall of Fame and works both on the iPhone and iPad. The recipes on this app are from some of the biggest name chefs out, like Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray.
New recipes are always being added, you can search by chef or ingredient, and save your favorite recipes. You can also add notes, tips, and substitutions on your favorite recipes.
This is as loaded of a food app as you can find! It’s now free and definitely worth checking out! It’s a lot easier than search through a collection of cook books!
How to Cook Everything (LINK) is another great app! It has so many features built into it that make it easy to prepare and cook your meals. It is currently $9.99, but for the iPad it is one of the best options. Check out the video I did earlier this year when the app was on sale.
When it comes to Thanksgiving and turkey dinners there isn’t a bigger name than Butterball (LINK). The app right now is FREE, but it seems for a limited time only! So go get it anyway, because it is free! With Butterball Cookbook Plus, you’ll get treating turkey shopping guides, prep instructions, as well as what to do with your turkey leftovers. This app has a ton of cool features, go check it out!
by Shane Roberts
Apple released two new phones this year! Both the iPhone 5c and 5s were released this last October! Chances are you’re going to be giving someone that just picked up one of these great new phones a gift! So you may need a good deal on some essentials for iPhone, that’s where our holiday special comes into play.
Just like the iPad, we have a basic special and a premium special.
The basic special includes three things:
1st - A Gadget Guard front screen protector. So here you get get the basic screen protector that most people have on their phones to protect it from scratches and such!
2nd - Screen protectors are not exactly the easiest to install. They can be aligned wrong, have bubbles, or have debris under them when installed. So we’re going to give you a free install card when you buy this special. Once you give this to someone, they can drop into any store to get their shield installed.
3rd - The iPhone comes with a wall charger, but not a car charger. We’ve included in our special a great car charger made by Schosche.
Those are the essentials to any phone for most people. You can get this special for $40. However, for those who are wanting everything, we have the premium special, which includes everything above, plus the following:
4th - One thing that we include with the premium special is an upgraded Gadget Guard called the Black Ice. This is not the typical screen protector, instead of an adhesive plastic film, it is a hard plastic sheet that adheres to the phone. With the Black Ice you maintain the look and feel of the glass screen that you have come to know with the iPhone.
5th - You also get AppleCare+ with the premium special. Whether your Home Button stops working, or you drop the phone, you’re covered. With accidents you just have to pay an $80 deductible to get the phone replaced.
6th - Lastly, you get $10 toward any iPhone case in the store. If there is a case that catches your eye, you can use this $10 credit and help pay for that case.
Everything from protecting your phone, to adding a little style to it is included with the premium special. Normally a package that would cost $190 is available for $150 this holiday season!
This gives you virtually everything you’d need for an iPhone, whether it’s yours or someone you’re giving a gift to!
Make sure to check out all of our holiday specials for iPad and Mac!
by Shane Roberts
So the new iPad Air is out, and either you’ve picked it up or you’re going to be picking it up soon, and you’re wondering what accessories you should get for it.
Well, here are some ideas that we carry in our stores that are awesome!
STM studio – $45
One of my favorite cases for iPad Air. It’s a simple smart case that wakes the iPad when you open it. It gives good full body protection with great angles to view and type on the iPad.
Pogo Sketch Pro – $24.95
For the artist in your life, this is a great option. A very comfortable stylus to use, and works great with any iPad. It is also available in our holiday iPad specials!
Apple Wireless Keyboard – $69.99
If the iPad is a primary device, meaning you go home and use it for emails and documents, then a wireless keyboard for it may not be a bad idea. The Apple wireless keyboard works great with the iPad and syncs to it easily via Bluetooth.
Osprey Nano Port iPad Bag – $89
Looking for more than just an iPad case? Maybe you are looking for a bag to carry your iPad around in! Well, the Osprey Nano Port is a great option. Designed very similar to a typical messenger bag, just a little smaller to cater to an iPad.
Hopefully these accessories will help you get a jump start for getting everything you need for your iPad. Drop into any Simply Mac store to see them first hand! Make sure to check out our iPad holiday special to get the most common iPad necessities for an awesome price!
by Shane Roberts
Looking to stuff a stocking for that iPad this holiday season? Well, you better check out our holiday iPad special, because it has everything you’ll ever need for an iPad.
We have two special packages available, whether you buy the iPad with us or not.
The first is the basic iPad accessory special. So that includes three things:
1st – A Gadget Guard Front protective shield. This is your everyday screen protector that people love to have on their iPad to protect the screen from scratches!
2nd – We’re going to give you a free shield install card! So whomever is receiving this package will not have to install this shield themselves!
3rd – An awesome Pogo Sketch Pro stylus is also included with this package. A stylus is a helpful accessory for many people, whether it is for drawing, everyday usage, or if they just want to keep fingerprints off the screen!
So you protect your iPad screen from scratches, get the shield installed, and have an awesome stylus to use. This would normally cost you about $60. Well, with our holiday special you’ll get this package for $40!
We’re not yet finished with our iPad specials. We also have a premium package for those of you who want EVERYTHING for their iPad!
In the premium package you get two additional items:
4th – You get AppleCare+ for the iPad! That is two years worth of Apple coverage, including accidental damage from handling! So if your lock screen button stops working, you’ll be 100% covered. If you drop and break the screen on the iPad, it is just an $50 deductible and the iPad will get replaced!
5th – You’ll receive $10 toward any case for the iPad! The case usually tops everything off, so this gives you the opportunity to save some money on the case that catches your eye!
A package with all five items would cost you about $169 normally, but with our holiday special you’ll get all five items for $125!
These packages are running all holiday long! So drop in and fill the stocking for the iPad user in your life… or yourself!