Software

January 22

Stream Media With A Free Copy Of Mezzmo (DLNA Media Server) With Conceiva Promo Code – $40 Value

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Stream Media With A Free Copy Of Mezzmo (DLNA Media Server) With Conceiva Promo Code   $40 Value

Don’t ya just love freebies? Enter the code below to get a free copy of Mezzmo at Conceiva. This software’s retail price is of $39.72.

Click here to get a free copy of Mezzmo @ Conceiva.com now

  • Coupon Code: CPNMEZZMOSPTFY
  • Discount: free Mezzmo copy
  • Expiry: Unknown

So what exactly is Mezzmo? I have to admit that I had never heard of them before but as it turns out, it’s DLNA (Digital Library Network Alliance) that allows you to stream media from a computer or NAS drive onto just about any device like a TV, a gaming console, digital media players, smart phones etc.

To get this freebie, you need to:

  1. Click the link above
  2. Add “The Ultimate Home Entertainment Pack” to your cart by clicking “buy”
  3. Remove “DownloadStudio” from your cart
  4. Erase the code already entered at the top right
  5. Enter the code above

There may be 5 steps but it’s really easy and straightforward. If you don’t remove DownloadStudio from your cart, the $39.72 credit will still be applied, making Mezzmo free, but you will be charged $33.09.

I’m always skeptical about the promise of any kind of freebies, especially software ones but I tried this one myself and it did indeed work. Here’s a screenshot I took of the checkout:

Stream Media With A Free Copy Of Mezzmo (DLNA Media Server) With Conceiva Promo Code   $40 Value

Since I had never heard of Mezzmo before, I checked out CNET‘s review and was surprised to find that it has garnered an average user rating of 4.5/5 stars along with a download editor’s rating of 4/5 stars. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

Easy set up. Streams anything! Easy to interact with, no need to be a computer wizard. Even my girlfriend learn how to use it and she is not very bright with computers.

It’s definitely reassuring that it’s easy to use, even for the non-techiest of people. Here’s another review that offers a good to know tip:

Excellent software solution to stream media over a network. You need at least a DLNA capable client. This server software will allow you to stream most media across a network. You can even include folders from non-DLNA compatible NAS device.

Conceiva’s guide on how Mezzmo stands up against competitor is also worth checking out as according to their comparison table, Mezzmo is significantly better — slightly biased on their part, I’m sure, but it’s still interesting to see the kind of features that Mezzmo includes like the ability to create playlists, fast speeds, transcoding, gapless playback and much more.

(Image Credit: Bago Games)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 14

Canadian Freebies: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 @ Daily Software Deals ($69.99 Value) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Canadian Freebies: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 @ Daily Software Deals ($69.99 Value) (EXPIRED)

Are you looking for a free anti-virus for the New Year? Download Bitdefender Total Security 2015 for absolutely free at Daily Software Deals. This anti-virus, firewall, and spam control software package will keep your computer safe for an entire year. The free download is worth $69.99.

While I have heard of this software before, I do not know much about it. This is a total security package, meaning it offers a firewall, spam filter, anti-virus system, and more. According to Daily Software Deals, Bitfender provides:

device anti-theft, secure online storage and synchronization, tune-up and optimization, network protection (firewall), parental control, Cloud antispam, privacy protection on Facebook, and early warnings of risky, fraudulous websites

When price comparing, it is important to make sure you are comparing the right software. Bitdefender has three software packages available. The Total Security 2015 package has the most features as you can see in the chart below:

Canadian Freebies: Bitdefender Total Security 2015 @ Daily Software Deals ($69.99 Value) (EXPIRED)

Bitdefender sells their own Total Security 2015 package for $71.96 US, for three users. The software requires Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8. It is not compatible with Mac computers.

Now, I checked out reviews on this software, as I am not familiar with it. PC Mag rates the software 4.5/5 with the following conclusion:

Bitdefender Total Security 2015 includes just about every security feature you could imagine, and they all work well. It’s a mega-suite Editors’ Choice.

I also checked out download.com where the editors gave the software a ‘very good’ rating of 3.5/5 stars. Customers tended to rate the software a tad lower, at 3/5 stars. The editors noted that the software scanned quickly and is packed with security and privacy features that you will love. They also highly recommended uninstalling any previous anti-virus software before installing Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

For free, I think this is a great purchase. I really hate paying for an anti-virus system when I paid so much money for my computer to begin with. I also have to pay exorbitant amounts of money to Shaw for internet each month, so any way I can save money on my computer, I will.

(Expiry: 16th January 2015)

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January 10

Freebie: Get AVG Internet Security 2015 for FREE @ Shareware On Sale (Was $55)

Posted by on January 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Freebie: Get AVG Internet Security 2015 for FREE @ Shareware On Sale (Was $55)

Internet security and computer security software in general can come with a hefty price tag but right now, you can get AVG Internet Security 2015 for free! It was originally priced at $54.99. No code necessary but hurry because this awesome freebie expires at the end of the week-end.

Freebies like these rock but the trick is not to miss them. There is no telling when we might get word of another free download of an internet security software, so definitely do not pass up on this offer.

To get it, simply click on the big button with the words: “Download It Now” that you will see once you click over to Shareware On Sale’s site. First of all, no worries about their site as it’s completely safe and second of all, you will need to enter your e-mail address after clicking the button. You will also need to specify which out of the following devices you intend to use AVG Internet Security for: Windows, Mac, Android or iPhone/ iPad. There is no limit on how many you can select.

You will then be re-directed to the downloads page, where you will be given the choice between a couple of downloads depending on how many devices you chose. In my case, I only chose Windows and was given four download links: 2 geared towards USA users and 2 towards international users. For each, I was given the choice between getting the 32-bit or 64-bit downloads. That’s it, from there AVG Internet Security immediately began its installation.

PC Mag has given this software a good rating of 3.5/5 stars praising its no-hassle configurations but stating that the “spam filter missed a lot”. CNET, on the other hand, gave AVG Internet Security an outstanding rating of nearly 5/5 stars and it even has nearly 4/5 stars on the user rating scale with over 300 votes!

If you’re on the fence about trying AVG Internet Security, the great part about it is that it’s free. If you don’t like it, you can just uninstall it but it sure beats having some kind of protection as opposed to none at all. In fact, even AVG is selling it for a slightly higher price tag: that of $59.99.

(Image Credit: Dave Bleasdale)

(Expiry: 11th January 2015)

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January 9

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe – $70

Posted by on January 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe   $70

Oh did I find a fantastic deal for you my dear Moosers! Upgrade both your Microsoft Office and your anti-virus at the same time with this bundle deal from Future Shop Canada. When you purchase Microsoft Office 365 Personal and McAfee 2015 LiveSafe together, save $79 off the original retail value of $149.99. Purchase this software bundle for just $69.99.

No one else has these two items bundled together (except Best Buy) so for price comparing I had to look at the two software packages seperatly. First, McAfee 2015 LiveSafe retails for the following at other retailers:

  • $79.99 @ McAfee Canada
  • $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $79.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

In addition, retailers sell Microsoft Office 365 Personal for the following:

  • $69 @ Microsoft Store Canada
  • $69 @ Amazon Canada
  • $69 @ Staples Canada
  • $69 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

Essentially, you are paying for Microsoft Office 365 Personal and receiving the deluxe anti-virus software for only 99 cents more. This is a fantastic deal as both programs come fully loaded with everything you would ever need.

McAfee 2015 LiveSafe protects your computer from viruses, malware, hackers, and identity thieves. The software package blocks spam and dangerous email that could harm your computer or harbour viruses. McAfee offers unlimited protection for all the devices that you own – tablets and phones are included. There is also a SafeKey Password Manager to keep all your valuable information safe. This is McAfee’s best anti-virus software as it includes everything their other software packages have and more.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal gives you all Microsoft Office has to offer for one PC (or Mac), one tablet (including iPad), and one smart phone. If you own a PC, you will receive Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. If you own a Mac, the versions are from a few years ago but your subscription entitles you to the new versions when they are released. Mac users will enjoy Office 2011 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Download OneNote for Mac from the Mac App Store. The software for your tablet and phone also depends upon what operating system you have.

Both of these software packages are a one-year subscription, as per usual. I am running 2010 software on my PC right now, and I must say this deal makes it tempting to upgrade.

Receive free shipping as this package costs greater than $25.

(Expiry: 15th January 2015)

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December 25

Free Wedge Touch Mouse with Office 365 Home Subscription @ Microsoft.ca ($50 Value)

Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Free Wedge Touch Mouse with Office 365 Home Subscription @ Microsoft.ca ($50 Value)

Purchase a 1-year subscription for Office 365 and receive a wedge touch mouse, valued at $49.99, free of charge. A year of Office 365 Home will cost just $99 in comparison to the $10 monthly rate.

This offer is only available when you purchase a one-year auto-renewal subscription. It is not valid with the monthly home subscription or the personal subscription. There is a difference between the home and the personal versions: Home is for five PCs or Macs plus five iPads or Tablets. With the personal version, you only receive one copy for your desktop and one for your tablet.

Each user will receive one TB of space on OneDrive. You also receive 60 minutes of of Skype calls per month to over 60 countries included in the subscription. For one-year, you will be able to talk for 720 minutes free to almost any country in the world.

The following applications are included in Microsoft Office 365 Home:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Skype

Now, I am on a Windows based computer and hate it. I do not hate the computer; I actually hate the software so much it hurts. However, Apple does not make decent gaming computers so I am stuck. I would personally dump Outlook the second you get it – I find it horribly infuriating. The only nice thing about it is the organization and synchronization between your devices.

Now, despite my hate for Windows, I do like several features. Excel is still one of the best spreadsheet programs around. If you have not learned how to use a spreadsheet program yet, please take a half hour and go over the basics. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort. I also am rather fond of OneNote. I practically store everything that I need to remember in there. I like the coloured tabs. OneNote also has an auto-backup system somewhere because I accidentally deleted everything and managed to restore it all.

While many people underestimate Skype, it is a fantastic program for chatting and video conferencing. I love the 60 free minutes per month included in this deal, as I have relatives overseas.

Now, to get the mouse you need to click through to buy. The mouse will be on the next screen and you need to check the box beside it to add it to your cart. Make sure both items are in your cart before checking out. The Wedge Touch Mouse is a funky little mouse that connects to your device via Bluetooth. It supports multi-touch control and swipe functions.

Receive free shipping on your order.

(Expiry: 31st January 2015)

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October 26

Dell Canada: McAfee Internet Security 2015 (1 Year) | Was $70 Now $7

Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Dell Canada: McAfee Internet Security 2015 (1 Year) | Was $70 Now $7

This deal is spicy, folks! For a limited time, you can download McAfee Internet Security 2015 (1 Year) from Dell’s website for only $6.99! The regular price of this handy computer application is $69.99, so you’re saving $63! That is some huge savings! Plus, since it’s a download, you don’t have to worry about paying for any shipping – you’ll be able to get the program on your computer soon after your purchase!

You just can’t put a price on the safety of your personal information. With McAfee Internet Security 2015, you can help protect your computer against a myriad of potential virtual threats and viruses, while keeping your information safe and secure. The McAfee name is reputable and reliable, and they have been providing their customers with anti-virus solutions for many years. In fact, the very first anti-virus software program that I ever had was McAfee’s, and that was back in the late 90’s!

It can unfortunately be risky to browse the internet and download files when you don’t have an anti-virus or internet security program. I’ve been through several unfortunate instances where I lost all of the files in my computer due to viruses, and I always made sure to back up my important documents and files on an external hard drive in case something like that ever happened again. McAfee Internet Security 2015 is a highly praised program that can help you keep your computer safe, and you just can’t go wrong for $6.99.

If you went to Staples to buy this version of McAfee Internet Security 2015, it would cost you $69.99. I’ve included a snippet of a review of this program from PCMag below:

Very good ratings from independent testing labs. Top score in our malicious URL blocking test. Accurate spam filtering. Can filter spam from webmail accounts. Many useful bonus features.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, my fellow deal hunters!

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
October 16

Turbo Tax Canada Exclusive: Save 15% On Select Business Tax Software

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Turbo Tax Canada Exclusive: Save 15% On Select Business Tax Software

Good morning, everyone! We have an exclusive deal available for our fellow Bargainmoosers today from Turbo Tax! If you click on the link below, you can save 15% on select Turbo Tax software for the 2013 tax year, including Home & Business Online ($38.24 – was $44.99), Home & Business ($84.99 – was $99.99), and Business Incorporated ($169.99 – was $199.99). You can choose to download it straight to your computer so you can use the program soon after your purchase, or you can also get it shipped to your home or business (shipping rates start at $4).

Turbo Tax is known as Canada’s #1 Best-Selling Tax Software. If you’re looking for some software that can help you conveniently file your taxes. With plenty of support from their specialists, it’s easy to see why so many people love using Turbo Tax.

I usually rely on my accountant to help me file my taxes properly, but I can see why these tax filing programs like Turbo Tax are so popular. Turbo Tax is easy to use, it’s convenient, and it helps you streamline and organize your taxes quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re a student, a first-time investor, or a parent, Turbo Tax software can help you properly file your taxes, and you can contact these experts to get any assistance that you may need along the way.

Not sure if Turbo Tax is suitable for you? Then click here to see if you can benefit from using Turbo Tax software.

If you were to purchase the Business Incorporated version of Turbo Tax at Future Shop, it would cost you $199.99. I’ve listed a brief review of Turbo Tax Business Incorporated software from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

Good step by step guidance which helps to prepare the return in a smooth manner. It very easy to use.  

This exclusive TurboTax deal is only valid for a few weeks, so take advantage of it while you still can. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Thanks to Simon)

Turbo Tax Canada Exclusive: Save 15% On Select Business Tax Software

Photo Credit: Simon Cunningham

(Expiry: 1st November 2014)

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October 7

Amazon Canada: OfficeSuite Professional 7 For Android Devices | Was $15 Now $1

Posted by on October 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon Canada: OfficeSuite Professional 7 For Android Devices | Was $15 Now $1

Do you have an Android phone? Whether it’s a Samsung Galaxy, an HTC Touch, or another cell phone or tablet that isn’t made by Apple, it’s easy to see why Android devices are so popular – they’re not nearly as expensive as Apple’s iPhones and iPads, and they’re also very user-friendly. Today’s deal from Amazon Canada is for OfficeSuite Professional 7, a highly rated and very convenient program suite for Android devices that can allow you to work on documents while you’re on-the-go. Normally $15.44, you can now download this program straight to your Android device for just $0.99!

Along with its easy-to-use integrated file browser, OfficeSuite Professional 7 for Android devices is one convenient software package. It’s compatible with the following formats for text files: Microsoft DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF, TXT, and LOG. Spreadsheet files in the XLS, XLSX, XLSM, and CSV formats are also supported. Power Point and other presentation formats supported include PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, and PPSM. This program for the Android also supports PDF, EML, and ZIP files, and is Microsoft Office 365 compatible.

It’s always helpful to have a program like this on your phone. When you’re away from the office and you receive an email attachment on your Android device, it can be a bit of a challenge to check out or edit these documents, especially when it needs to be done in a timely manner. Thankfully, with OfficeSuite Professional 7, you can do that with ease, and if you rely on public transit to get you to your workplace every day, you can work on your projects during your commute!

OfficeSuite Professional 7 is currently on sale at the Google Play Store for $7.87. I’ve included a brief review of this Android program from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

There are a few things this app won’t do but what it does blows all other apps of its type away. It’s actually worth using. Nice clean presentation. Easy to use. I mainly use it for the word processor for writing on the go. With the exception of some formatting shortcomings, it’s quite good.

For $0.99, you simply can’t go wrong! I hope you all enjoy your Tuesday, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
September 13

Canadian Freebies: AVG Internet Security 2014 (1 Year, 1 PC)

Posted by on September 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Canadian Freebies: AVG Internet Security 2014 (1 Year, 1 PC)

AVG Internet Security is a popular piece of software from AVG.com, and they’re currently selling the 2015 range. However, you can get a free license key which is good for one PC for a one year subscription. Here’s how to get it:

The above links are for the 2014 installer but they will automatically assign you with a free license key for the 2015 version – worth $59.99! I’ve just done this on my computer myself, so I will walk through it with you.

When you click the above links, you will get a popup asking you to download the software. That’s a legit download from AVG.com, so just hit save and save it to your computer. Once that is done, just go through with the installation process. First off, you get a message that you have an outdated version, so it gets the newest version for you. Choose your language, accept the T&Cs, it creates a license key on your screen, so copy that to your clipboard just in case. Go through with the express install, and finish the process.

The above image is the screenshot of the product loading up when I had finished the install. As you can see, a free trial… mine said 374 more days!

There you have it: some nice free internet security software for your PC that is good for the next year!

AVG Internet Security has a ton of good features, such as blocking viruses, spyware and malware, as well as things like an enhanced firewall and a link scanner as you browse. It’s a very popular product so this is a super freebie.

(Expiry unknown)

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August 25

Free 12 Month Premium Upgrade Of LastPass Password Management Software ($12 Value) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Free 12 Month Premium Upgrade Of LastPass Password Management Software ($12 Value) (EXPIRED)

Protecting your information online is very important in this day and age. After all, whether you’re logging into your Facebook account, purchasing items online, or doing internet banking, one thing that always needs to be protected is your password. Unfortunately, there are hackers out there who can easily crack basic passwords, which is why it’s crucial to keep your information safe with a complicated password. With the help of the award-winning LastPass password management software, you can do just that! Starting today, you can get a free 12 month premium upgrade of LastPass password management software, which normally costs $12.

In my opinion, managing the wide variety of passwords that I need to access my burgeoning amount of accounts online can be a bit of a hassle. Sure, logging into my social media accounts isn’t much of a challenge, but when it comes to my online banking, phone bills, and other necessary passwords, I would most likely end up on the phone with a customer service representative for 15 minutes if I didn’t have my passwords written down in my hidden away notepad.

With LastPass, this software can help you manage all of your passwords – it allows you to store all of your passwords, it can generate complicated and hard-to-crack passwords for you, and you can use it to log into any of your online accounts that require a password.

This promotion will enable you to upgrade to a premium account, which allows you to use LastPass on all of your mobile devices! On my way home from a long day of work, I would find this password management app particularly handy to use, since I’d be able to do my banking online on my cell phone without having to remember my complicated password.

The best thing about LastPass is that this app is free to use on desktop computers, but with this premium upgrade, you can enjoy the benefits of using it on your mobile devices for 12 months without paying a cent.  There are also several other features that you can enjoy by being a premium user, which you can learn about by clicking here.

This password manager is also heavily praised by experts and critics- PCMag gave it a five out of five outstanding review, while it was praised and received a four out of five on Macworld. With so many favourable reviews, and at no cost, I’m going to start using this effective app. If you want to try out LastPass and enjoy the benefits of a premium account, I recommend that you do so while this promotion is still in effect.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
August 16

VPN Unlimited Premium Plan App 70% Off @ deals.iPhoneincanada.ca

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

VPN Unlimited Premium Plan App 70% Off @ deals.iPhoneincanada.ca  

How many of you have wanted to watch content online but are constantly being blocked by websites because we live in Canada? Well good news, iPhone in Canada Deals is offering a VPN Unlimited Premium Plan for three years for just $19! This app usual retails for $65, so that’s 70% off!

There are other sites that are offering the same VPN plan, but they tend to be marked down no lower than $33 for the same three year deal. Why is this deal so great? Firstly, when anything is 70% off, that’s a good thing. Secondly, as we start to watch more and more videos, movies, and TV shows online, more and more countries are preventing their content from being seen and enjoyed outside of their borders. That can be frustrating for us in Canada, since we tend to enjoy American, British, and other shows from other parts of the world.

That’s where a VPN plan comes in. A VPN or Virtual Private Network allows you to connect to any website. Anywhere. Not only that, but all the data that’s sent through a VPN is hidden from hackers and identity thieves due to the VPN’s encryption technology. In other words, you can now watch content on any site, regardless of what country the site is from. This means that you can now enjoy American, British or any other country’s Netflix as well as sites like Hulu and websites from around the world.

Some of the other VPN Unlimited plan features are that it provides your computer with a secure public wi-fi connection, meaning as long as you use the VPN Unlimited server, you are 100% protected. It also allows you to use Unlimited Traffic Bandwidth so you don’t have to worry about your data usage. And once you buy this plan, you can use the VPN Unlimited on apps for iPhone, iPod, iPad as well as Macs, PCs, and even Linux. However, this VPN Unlimited plan does NOT work with Windows-based phones.

This deal is only available for another five days. So, if you or your family enjoys watching content online, this is the deal for you!

(Expiry: August 21, 2014)

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August 16

Daz3D Coupon Code: 70% Off Popular Downloads

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Daz3D Coupon Code: 70% Off Popular Downloads

I was recently introduced to a site called Daz3D, and thought I would mention it to the Bargainmoosers as they have a pretty good coupon code available. Daz3D is free 3D modeling software and on top of the default models and styles that the software comes with, they also sell various extra content in their online marketplace. This is a coupon code which will give you a 70% discount on select marketplace items.

Click here to use the Daz3D coupon code online

  • Coupon Code: StartingWithDAZ
  • Discount: 70% off select items
  • Expiry: Unknown

The above coupon code is only good for selected items. Sadly, these aren’t shown all on one page that I can just link you to. They only way I can convey the information is to paste it into the list below. Here are the deals you can get with this coupon code:

Figures:

Hair:

Clothing:

Poses:

Environments:

Here’s a quick blurb about what the Daz3D software is:

Choose from thousands of 3D people, creatures, buildings & props. Dress them, pose them, give them expressions. Adjust lighting & camera angles & start snapping amazing images. Ownership of the images belongs to you. Use them as book covers, posters, banners. You can now be the artist producing jaw-dropping scenes.

That sounds brilliant! If you need to make a special image, you could download their free software and give it a try.

When I read the above, the first thing I thought about was authors who write their own eBooks. Right now, everybody and their dog can write an eBook, but not everyone can easily make a super looking cover for the book. I was imagining being able to do this very well with the likes of Daz3D, at a pretty low cost too. You’d only have to pay for the marketplace items that you’re interested in for your cover, and throw them all into a scene. Then, if you happened to write sequels and more books, you could just use the same models, etc.

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August 8

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Newegg Canada is offering a bundle of software and games free when you purchase select fourth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.

No coupon code is necessary; the bundle is included with your purchase as shown.

Your bundle full of freebies includes the following:

  • Grid Autosport
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Star Chart
  • McAfee LiveSafe

All of the above games/software are digital downloads from my understanding. You will be given redemption codes to download all the above games and software.

I wasn’t so sure about the value attributed to this bundle so I did some snooping around. The easiest place to start was with the McAfee LiveSafe software. McAfee themselves sells this for $79.99 and I found it as cheap as $64.55 at Amazon.ca. As for the games, here is what I found:

Even with Star Chart being a free app for Windows 8 (not sure why it is included in this bundle), this bundle still calculates in at well over the $99 declared value. I think that Star Chart may only be available on Windows 8 (not Windows 7 if you are planning to run it). However, it is compatible with iOS and Android systems. The redemption code might cover them, I do not know.

So what is your best deal? The cheaper the processor, then the better the freebie value against the original product. Thus, I would suggest looking at the Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell Quad-Core 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430 for $189.99.

Now, I was thinking that this processor is a great deal already because you are receiving approximately $130 worth of games and software on top of it, the way I calculate things. However, I also did some price comparing just to make sure they had not inflated the price of the processor to compensate. The BX80646I54430 processor at NCIX costs $199.99 + shipping and at Direct Canada, it costs $201.82 + shipping. Therefore, you are not only receiving an awesome bundle of freebies, you are also receiving a good deal on the initial product.

Shipping for this bundle should be just $4.99. There are also many other processors to choose from if you need something a bit more powerful. There are a couple others coming in under $200 if you are under a budget, and they go up to much higher prices for the more advanced models.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 8

Nero.com: Get Nero 2014 For 70% Off – Now $30 (Was $100)

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Nero.com: Get Nero 2014 For 70% Off   Now $30 (Was $100) For a limited time, you can get Nero 2014 for 70% off! Instead of its regular price of $99.99, you can get it for just $29.99.

A couple of years ago, I used Nero to burn discs because it’s such an easy to use program. I’m definitely not surprised to see that they are still among the top disc burning software, but what I am surprised at is the amount of features included within Nero 2014. In its review of Nero 2014 Platinum, PC Mag pointed out that you can basically do everything with Nero instead of having multiple programs for simple tasks, instead of: “iTunes for music ripping and playing, ImgBurn for disc burning, Picasa for simple photo editing, Windows Movie Maker for simple video editing” and this definitely applies to Nero 2014 as well.

At its core, Nero 2014 is disc burning software that can either make DVD or Blu-Ray discs, but it also most notably features Nero Play to TV streaming, which allows users to easily stream movies, photos or music through a TV, Blu-Ray player or DMA, though keep in mind that all of these would need to have streaming capabilities.

Nero 2014 includes media management as well, and the cool part about this is that it simplifies the browsing of media on your computer. When uploading pictures onto the computer, we typically see names like “IMG1234″ but with Nero’s media management, you will be able to easily add media from your devices into the Nero program and have it catalog everything for quick and easy searching.

Even more impressive is that Nero 2014 offers media editing tools that are either express or advanced. With the former, you can quickly trim or re-arrange clips, add effects, and so on, while the latter has more effects, along with multi-track timeline and full overlay handling.

You can also download a free trial of Nero 2014 before purchasing it. To do so, you will need to enter your e-mail address to then receive a free 15-day trial.

Everywhere else, a copy of Nero 2014 is available for its regular price of $99.99 (i.e. Future Shop) and although it’s also the physical version, Nero’s own digital copy definitely beats it in price. I would much prefer to play $30 for a digital download, instead of $100 for a physical copy as it’s essentially the same thing. Plus, you won’t have to worry about waiting for it to arrive in the mail as you will be able to download instantly upon purchase.

(Expiry: 26th August 2014)

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August 4

Newegg.ca: $10 Off Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime & Free $5 GC

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Newegg.ca: $10 Off Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro Lifetime & Free $5 GC

Newegg Canada is selling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime for one PC – OEM at $10 off the regular price. Buy this fantastic anti-malware software for just $19.99, reduced from $29.99, and receive free shipping and a free $5 gift card.

There is a limit of one per customer. This software detects and protects your computer against malware. It also blocks phishing (people trying to steal your information like passwords and credit cards) and hacking attempts. You can schedule automatic scanning with their three flexible scanning modes. They advertise themselves as an advanced software removal package, and for $19.99, you will receive a lifetime subscription for one personal computer.

Now, I am sure you are thinking: what happens if I buy a new computer? Well, I dug into some fine print and found the solution. According to Malwarebytes’ website, you just need to follow some easy steps to transfer your license from one computer to your next computer:

ISSUE: I’m changing computers. How do I Transfer my License to the new computer?

SOLUTION: Keep a copy of your ID/KEY from the computer you wish to remove it from and you can run the following to remove it from the old computer.

  • Download and run this utility. mbam-clean.exe (link only works if you have software)
  • It will ask to restart your computer (please allow it to).
  • Then install MBAM on the new computer and activate it with the ID/KEY from the system you just removed it from.

You should also have an email from Cleverbridge with your ID/KEY purchase information.

This licence is essentially for your lifetime on one personal computer. Your personal computer can change; you just can only have the licence installed on one computer at a time.

Not only do you receive free shipping on this software package, you will also receive a free $5 Newegg promotional card. Your promotional gift card will be issued four days after you are invoiced for your purchase. Promotional gift cards can only be redeemed online through Newegg.ca and they expire one year after being issued. You do not need to use the entire value all in one purchase (though I am sure with $5 you probably would). Leftover credit can be used for another purchase.

I cannot begin to mention the troubles I have had with my computer and McAfee. When my anti-virus and malware protection comes due, I am switching over to something less problematic!

(Expiry: 5th August 2014)

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