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How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down

Google is shutting down the ability to sync your Google Photos library automatically to Google Drive, but you can still keep a backup of your pics. Here's how. … [Read more...]

Amazon and Google declare truce, allow YouTube and Prime video streaming on each other’s devices

Google is finally allowing a native YouTube client to be installed on Amazon devices, as well as Prime Video streaming to Chromecast dongles. … [Read more...]

Apple’s Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they’re made for

There was a time when an Apple Pro device with a gorgeous design and cutting-edge functionality cost just $59. Back in 2000, Apple sold the optical Pro Mouse for $59, because as Steve Jobs said at the time, it’s “such a home run that we wanted all our customers to have one.”Apple hit another home run this week with the new Mac Pro and Pro Display … [Read more...]

The new Mac Pro is Apple’s love letter to forgotten die-hard Mac fans

So the jokes about Apple re-releasing the cheese grater Mac turned out to be true. During its WWDC19 keynote, Apple unveiled the new modular Mac Pro that it’s been teasing for the better part of two years. It looks an awful lot like the Power Mac G5 design (that was eventually carried over to the Intel-based Mac Pro) that was retired back in … [Read more...]

Apple’s surprise iPod touch refresh has a faster processor, more storage, same everything else

For the first time since 2015, Apple has announced a new iPod touch, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. It has the same 4-inch screen, color selection, and bezel-heavy outdated design. But now it’s fast enough to run AR apps and Group FaceTime.Apple has updated the A8 processor in the iPod touch with an iPhone 7-era A10 Fusion chip, the … [Read more...]

Apple really wants you to know that Apple News+ has a new button

It’s been about two months since the launch of News+, and Apple wants anyone who hasn’t signed up for for the $10-a-month subscription service to know what they’re missing: exclusive covers and a new follow button.Apple is so proud of its new follow button, in fact, it issued a press release to spotlight the feature, which is part of the iOS 12.3 … [Read more...]

Apple Q2 2019 results: iPhone sales fell, but just about everything else is thriving

iPhone sales might be leveling off, but Apple is doing just fine. Apple on Tuesday announced its second quarter results for 2019, and it’s clear that the shift in it business model is in full swing. While Apple still posted revenue of $58 billion, iPhone sales were relatively flat, posting just $31 billion compared to $37.5 billion in the same 2018 … [Read more...]

Anki is shutting down, but its adorable Cozmo and Vector robots deserve a new home

RIP Cozmo and Vector. According to a report from Recode, Anki, the company responsible for making small AI-tuned robots with giant personalities is shutting down after it ran out of money. Recode says the company is forced to close its doors “after a new round of financing fell through at the last minute.”For anyone who ponied up a couple hundred … [Read more...]

Apple and Qualcomm surprisingly settle their legal differences, and it’s pretty clear who won

Just when their legal battle was just beginning the trial phase, Apple and Qualcomm have ironed out their differences in a surprise settlement. The terms of the agreement include the dismissal of all litigation between the two companies as well as any pending cases brought by Apple’s global contract manufacturers, and basically returns the … [Read more...]

Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

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If not for the new blueberry and mulberry colors, it’s nearly impossible to tell the $160 Fitbit Versa Lite apart from the $200 Fitbit Versa. They both have the same square aluminum frame. They both sport a 1.34-inch color display. And any of the original Vera bands work just fine with the Versa Lite. Christopher Hebert/IDG It’s hard to see the … [Read more...]

Four ways Apple could return the MacBook to glory

The invitation-only “show time” event might not be for a few days, but that’s not stopping Apple from rolling out a slew of products. Following Monday’s iPad Air and iPad mini announcements, Apple updated the entire iMac line Tuesday morning with faster chips, better graphics, and more memory.That makes the $1,799 iMac one of the best buys in the … [Read more...]

This French company strips and repaints iPhones to sell them for less than Apple

The last thing I expected to see at MWC was an iPhone booth. After all, I was in the heart of Android country, with giant Samsung, Huawei, and Qualcomm banners looming over the bystanders like national flags. But as I weaved my way through the countries of Google, Xiaomi, and LG, I suddenly found myself smack dab in “enemy” territory in the Remade … [Read more...]

Apple needs to get into the folding game and save us from years of bad phones

When I first heard that Samsung was making a folding phone, I was excited. The idea that a phone could turn into a tablet intrigued me, and I closely followed the development of Samsung’s display technology leading up to the launch of the Galaxy Fold.Then I saw the Fold, and, well, my excitement waned. After dreams of giant screens opening to … [Read more...]

HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

For a company that’s mired in its biggest stock slump in a decade, Apple sure isn’t wallowing in its poor sales. Without stepping foot in Las Vegas or making a single announcement of its own, Apple is having one of its best CES conferences in years, as companies turned to HomeKit en masse to boost their smart offerings.While Google Assistant and … [Read more...]

5 reasons why you shouldn’t get too excited about Samsung’s 5G phone announcement

Samsung has teamed up with Verizon and AT&T to deliver the company's first 5G phone in the first half of 2019. Here are five reasons you won't want to not rush out to buy it. … [Read more...]

5 reasons iPad Pro won’t be your next computer

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Just in time for its 4-day holiday sales event, Apple is running a new ad that serves up five reasons why the iPad Pro can be your next computer. In true Apple fashion, it’s a fun, hip, flashy ad that will no doubt sway a few people to plunk down upwards of a thousand bucks on a new iPad.But for most of them, they’re going to need a Mac too. Never … [Read more...]

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