Team Stack is proud to announce our newest partnership with prominent tech publisher, iPhoneinCanada.ca, the leading Canadian iPhone authority for news, reviews, tips, tricks and anything else iPhone-related.
Starting today, you can check out fresh apps, gadgets, and other tech-related products in the newly minted iPhoneinCanada Store powered by StackSocial.
Thanks to iPhoneinCanada’s amazing content, we get the opportunity to satisfy the refined palates of enlightened techies….and we are highly confident you will enjoy what we have in store for you! We are always open to suggestions and would love to hear what products the iPhoneinCanada audience is after, so don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iPhoneCa — Welcome to the Team Stack Family!
StackSocial has teamed with Gamezebo to introduce quality games to a more casual audience. With the success of Angry Birds, Farmville, Words With Friends, etc., there is no doubt that just about everyone enjoys a fun game. Gamezebo is THE source for these casual gamers to find the next craze.
Solid games are being created by independent developers on a daily basis. Unfortunately, casual gamers aren’t too proactive in discovering games making it difficult for quality games to taste the limelight. This partnership between StackSocial and Gamezebo will streamline the process of connecting the average Joe or Josephine with a entertaining game that is easy to learn and will provide hours of good times.
Lastly, we will be kicking things off with our friends at Gamezebo with a Name Your Own Price bundle catered to casual gamers; just a taste of the abundance of full version games you will able to try for next to nothing price tags!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just tell a business what you think their product is worth, pay them that price, and then walk away with the goods?
Welp, StackSocial is turning dreams into realities once again with the Name Your Own Price Indie Gamer Bundle. We went out and wrangled 6 of the world’s finest indie games that work for both Mac and PC. It was such a daunting and exhausting task, we couldn’t even muster the strength to put a price on it.
And if that isn’t incentive enough, 10% of your entire purchase will go to one of three charities of your choice: Child’s Play Charity, World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons. So you’re essentially receiving 6 games for performing a charitable act. Isn’t that the way the world should be?
Still aren’t sold? Here’s a little bit about the games:
Blades of Time: With a host of colorful characters, eye-popping visual appeal, tons of treasure and a huge variety of combat skills to master, Blades of Time will bring just as much fun and satisfaction both to gamers that are new to the action adventure genre and to experienced players.
SpaceChem: Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products and try to master the challenges all at the same time!
Cubemen: Cubemen is a fast paced, action packed, original 3D Tower Defense game that mixes TD and RTS in the most exciting way possible! Get ready for some crazy Cubemen action because endless battling into the wee hours of the morning await.
iBomber Defense: iBomber Defense combines classic tower defense gameplay with the intense action and strategy of the original iBomber games. You’re on a mission to keep enemies at bay all over the world using a variety of weapons and tactics, from rattling machine guns, explosive cannons and awesome anti-aircraft artillery.
Aztaka: In this gorgeous hand-painted world you’ll play Huitzilo, heir of the Sun God, able to wield both spear and spell to restore prosperity to the Aztec Empire. You’ll explore a fresh universe, find hidden treasures, and solve fun puzzles!
The Journey Down – Chapter 1: In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do you know that you’re about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take you far from home and right into a twisted plot of danger. The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with a black African twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brainteasing adventure!
The total value of this bundle is $62, but what do retailers know? Don’t let some stranger decide how much of your hard earned money something is worth. Take the power back and name your own price!
Get it here: The Name Your Own Price Indie Gamer Bundle
If you are an Apple/Steve Jobs fan, or entrepreneur in general, it’s safe to say you will LOVE these videos. Don’t let that turn you away however. Steve Jobs is an amazing human-being that everyone can learn from. If you have any desire to follow your passions (which you should) and perform at your highest level, these videos are worth your time…
#1 - Steve Jobs Predicts the Future
This revolutionary keynote from Steve in 1997 highlights his genius. Steve understood the marketplace as well as his company’s competitive position. Looking back on this talk now we can see how Jobs predicted the future and then busted his butt to make that future happen. Since this day in 1997 Steve worked non stop to make these dreams in this talk become a reality. Thank you Steve for your contribution to mankind. The world is a better place because of your contributions.
- See how Steve fully understands both his company and ecosystem
- See how Jobs hints at and understands what will happen in the future
- Watch Jobs quickly analyze situations and choose his words carefully
- Learn how Steve Jobs focused by saying “No” (less is more)
#2 - This is how Steve Jobs pitches a startup!
Steve is unlike any CEO of our time. Watching him in these videos is like watching highlights of Michael Jordan. There is nothing like watching a master at his craft and there is so much to take away for all you entrepreneurs out there.
- Watch Steve pitch his startup (NeXT)
- See the master break down both his customers and his competitors
- Learn how to pitch with clarity
- See how deep his understanding of problem, solution, industry, and customer was
#3 - Steve at NeXT
This video shows Steve participating in a real life meeting. NeXT was Jobs startup at the time which was experiencing common issues frequently faced by young entrepreneurs and businesses. Steve eventually made it work and NeXT was purchased by Apple bringing Jobs back to the company he co-founded. Talk about a person being ahead of their time…
- Unique behind the scenes view of Steve and his startup
- See what a startup brainstorming session really looks like
- Learn what challenges Steve had with the company
#4 - Steve talks at a meetup
Again, classic Jobs. He talks about the beginning of Apple and how it came to pass. He is opinionated, young, cocky, and brilliant. Image if a guy like this walked into a meetup today; what would people think? Just sit back and listen to a genius at a raw, young age.
- See Steve spit knowledge at an old school meetup
- Vintage footage that most people have not seem
#5 - Steve unveils the iPod
Ok, so maybe this video is not so secret, but it’s too important to avoid possibly missing out on. This was the major moment that set Apple on a world changing trajectory. Have you heard of the iPod?
- See the moment where Steve saved Apple
- See how Steve pitches the iPod
- The biggest game-changing release in Apple history
See it in action:
Chances are you spent a pretty penny on your Mac and chances are you aren’t seizing your Macs full potential. The Mac Essentials bundle will ensure you maximize your computer’s capabilities with 9 ELITE apps that cater to productivity and performance.
StackSocial has wrangled some of the highest rated apps around the net that are guaranteed to take your Mac to the next level…and we’re offering it at a fraction of the regular price. For a limited time, grab all 9 apps for $49.99 – that’s 84% off the price you’d pay for all of these apps separately!
TechTool Pro 6 ($
100.00): With TechTool Pro 6, everything is easily accessible from a single interface. One-click diagnostics will scan critical CPU, memory, video hardware and more to identify impending problems to help you prevent costly repairs. So while it’s easy-to-use, TechTool Pro provides comprehensive testing that also delivers for the Mac professional.
Path Finder 6 ($
40.00): Get the app that John Siracusa calls “It’s a file browsing tour de force.” With a multitude of features on both the basic and advanced end, ranging from tabbed browsing and a dual-pane interface, to an ACL and Hex editor, Path Finder 6 has limitless ways to increase your productivity! While making file management easy and refined, Path Finder 6 allows you to interact with your files on your own terms.
TextExpander 4 ($
35.00): This app is a must for anyone wanting to level up their productivity on the Mac. Whether it’s a simple email signature or several paragraphs of a standard response, you’ll love how easy it is to use TextExpander to avoid typing the same thing over and over. TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently used text and pictures.
10.00): You can put your Mac on lockdown so when you’re not around to protect it MacHider will make sure all of your documents and files are safe and sound. Its main algorithm makes sure all your personal data will be hidden in password-protected folders and stored in a safe place. That means you’ll never worry intruders accessing your private files ever again – thanks to MacHider.
Dropzone 2 ($
10.00): Dropzone 2 has been called “The Swiss Army Knife of Productivity Apps” – and for good reason. Dropzone 2 lets you drag a file onto the menu item and your fully customizable grid of destinations flies smoothly out using core animation – simply place the file onto a destination and Dropzone 2 will take care of the rest, whether you’re installing an app, uploading a file to an FTP server or sharing your photos on Flickr. It’s a powerful app– and one worth having close at hand to keep you – and your Mac – moving.
15.00): Ever wished you could stream content from your iPhone right to your Mac? Now you can…thanks to AirServer. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Mountain Lion. AirServer now delivers full 1080p HD mirroring and is faster and more powerful than ever.
CameraBag 2 ($
20.00): Redesigned from the ground up, CameraBag 2’s Analog Engine pairs a full suite of photographic tools with the high quality filters and vintage simulations Nevercenter is known for. Its key innovation is a stunningly straightforward approach to layering, rearranging, and endlessly tweaking all of these effects in realtime. The 100+ fully adjustable filters and 25+ professional controls are only the beginning, forming the palette from which you can find, and create, your own styles.
MacPilot 5 ($
20.00): Scared of the terminal or can’t be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? MacPilot 5 is your digital saviour. Now you can easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!
60.00): IPNetMonitorX combines an intuitive Macintosh user interface with deep Mac OS X knowledge to provide essential problem solving details from a single convenient application. If you’ve ever struggled with why some Internet feature isn’t working, or just want to explore and understand better, IPNetMonitorX is here to help. The built-in description for each tool clarifies underlying network concepts as it guides you to answer real world questions about how your internet is working.
As perfect as Apple is in the eyes of StackSocial, there is always room for improvement. These apps hit the nail on the head when it comes to what’s lacking with Macs. Take your Mac to the next level now!
StackSocial has partnered with some awesome Mac developers to launch our first-ever Mac Freebie Bundle! This bundle allows Mac users to get eight apps that enhance their computers and boost productivity. Though these apps normally cost a total of $117, our fans can Stack up for free!
The Mac Freebie Bundle is part of StackSocial’s 2013 #DoMore campaign aimed at helping YOU be more productive in the New Year. This is not the first innovative bundle from the StackSocial team; last October we launched the first ever Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle which allowed users to get up to 9 apps for as little as $1. Missed out? Don’t fret, we plan on running a couple more in 2013!
The Mac Freebie bundle will run for two weeks expiring on January 30, 2013. The 8 applications included are as follows:
- IconBox 2
- Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac
- Image Smith
- Wall Paper Wizard
- Clip Buddy
- Type Fu
What are you waiting for? Click here to Stack up on these 8 awesome apps for free and kick of 2013 with a bang!
Have a happy and productive 2013!
StackSocial has teamed up with TWO more authorities in the tech world to bring even more solid deals to worthy fans.
iJailbreak is the go to source for getting the most out of your tech products. Whether you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Android smartphone or even a PlayStation, iJailbreak.com will help you unlock and enhance your product to maximize and enjoy all it’s capabilities. An audience that enjoys getting the most bang for their buck and StackSocial deals will be a match made in heaven! Check out their deals here by clicking here!
In addition, Tapscape will be powering StackSocial e-commerce to their hardcore tech fans as well. Tapscape.com is a trusted source for the latest in tech news, as well as reviews of the latest in apps and games for iOS and Android. The team at Tapscape takes technology seriously and doesn’t hesitate to knock an unworthy product or idea; much like their thriving fan-base. It’s going to be a challenge to appease the Tapscape crowd, but we are happy to take on the challenge.
We are thrilled to team up with these two companies that take pride in their content and community and benefit the tech world as a whole through helping the tech world not only get the best products, but get the most out them as well. Expect some enticing new deals to match our exciting new partnerships!
Time management is paramount for startups like StackSocial. If you want your business to thrive, or even your career, efficient time management is the cornerstone to success. Knowledge and skills just don’t cut it in todays competitive job market; motivation, efficiency, effort, and drive is what will separate you from the rest.
Our biggest enemy is ourselves. It’s just too easy to stray away from a task to check Facebook, Twitter, sports scores, shop, upon hundreds of other distractions accessible from the same screen as our work.
Task/time management is crucial and is more in depth than you may think. We recommend checking out David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” to tap into an industry leading task management system/philosophy. In the meantime, here is a great little tip to make sure you are handling your tasks in a timely fashion.
Meet one of our favorite Mac Apps: Alinof Timer. This little on screen gadget will simply help you get more done by leveraging the immense power of FOCUS.
Here are a couple tips on how to maximize this awesome tool:
- Kick off the day by writing down all your to-dos.
- Assign reasonable time blocks to your tasks. (i.e. 30 minutes of outbound sales emails)
- Set the Alinof Timer at the start of your task and get crankin’!
Once you set the timer and press the start button, you MUST promise yourself you will do nothing besides focus completely on the task at hand. Do not respond to emails, check Facebook, etc. You can do these thing between tasks, but when the timer is going you must be 100% focused.
Focus is crucial. Surfing the web will not make you more money. Be mindful of your work and give it your sole attention. Not only will you increase your efficiency, but your proficiency as well.
Check out this quick video tutorial on how to utilize the Alinof Timer: