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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...]

Withings takes aim at Fitbit with the Pulse HR, a simple fitness band with 20-day battery life

Now that Withings is back in the hands of its founder, it’s returning to its roots. Fans of the French health company will remember the original Pulse as a fun and funky pedometer that doubled as a fitness band, and now Withings is bringing it back—with a new design and an eye on Fitbit’s fitness band dominance with the Alta and Charge 3.To read … [Read more...]

MacBook Air Hands-on: All-new but still very familiar

Apple didn’t waste any time introducing the new MacBook Air at its Brooklyn event Tuesday, and as such, it was the first thing that greeted me when I walked into the hands-on area.But for a brand new product that’s been rumored and hyped for years, the MacBook Air is very familiar. It still has the classic wedge design and a dearth of ports. It’s … [Read more...]

iPad Pro Hands-on: The first Apple tablet that actually feels new

Apple on Tuesday revealed the new iPad Pro, and after the presentation, I got to see the new device up close. Without the Apple logo on the back, the new iPad Pro might be mistaken for a really good iPad competitor. Maybe a Chrome tablet or a Galaxy Tab S. But definitely not an iPad and possibly not even an Apple product.Even when I picked it up, … [Read more...]

Fitbit Charge 3 review: Smarter then the average fitness tracker

In an age of smartwatches with cellular chips and near edge-to-edge screens, the Fitbit Charge 3 is something of a throwback. It doesn’t have a color screen. You can’t install third-party apps. It doesn’t even store music.But even without many of the things that make a smartwatch, well, smart, the Charge 3 may as well be Fitbit’s flagship device. … [Read more...]

iPhone XR review roundup: Worth the wait

Apple’s iPhone XR ($749+ preorder at Apple.com) officially releases on Friday, but the first wave of reviews landed today. Those lucky enough to get an early look at the new handset all agree on one thing: It was worth the wait. While plenty of people have spent a thousand dollars and up on the iPhone XS and XS Max, those who held out might very … [Read more...]

Google Home Hub hands on: Is there an Echo in here?

The Google Home Hub isn't just a competitor to the Amazon Echo, it's also one of best smart speakers I've ever seen. … [Read more...]

4 reasons why USB-C would be awesome on the iPad Pro (and 4 reasons why it won’t)

With just hours to go until Apple’s Gather Round event, notable Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo dropped a juicy rumor on Monday that threw us for a loop. According to the analyst, Apple will changing the port on the new iPad Pro from Lightning to USB-C.That’s major. We already expect the new iPads to get a significant redesign with super-slim bezels, no … [Read more...]

Google Privacy Checkup FAQ: How to limit tracking and still use the apps you love

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Google may have been caught being less than clear about how, when, and where it tracks your location, but the company isn’t actually doing anything about it. Aside from a clearer explanation on its privacy page about what Location History means and doesn’t mean, it’s business as usual with your Google account.But if Google’s tracking treachery … [Read more...]

Apple posts another monster quarter on back of booming Apple Watch, AirPods sales

Another quarter, another record for Apple. For the three-month period ending June 30, Apple posted its best third-quarter numbers ever, with revenue of $53.3 billion, a 17 percent year-over-year growth. Earnings per share came in at a whopping $2.34, up 40 percent from last year and blowing away analyst estimates of $2.19.Now for the important … [Read more...]

The MacBook Pro’s throttling issues are fixed, but Apple hasn’t solved its biggest problem

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I have a prediction. At some point over the next month or so, Apple will issue an update to macOS High Sierra specifically designed to address an issue caused by the macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update. Granted, it might not be as highly publicized as the thermal throttling bug, but I’m betting there will be something Apple needs to … [Read more...]

3 reasons why Microsoft’s Surface Go beats Apple’s iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn’t)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance? … [Read more...]

7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential. … [Read more...]

Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

Since it’s been several days without an iPhone rumor, DigiTimes has piped up with what purports to be a salacious scoop about next year’s iPhone. According to the site, Apple “will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support,” replacing the nearly six-year-old Lightning port.In that time between Lightning’s arrival in 2012 … [Read more...]

Why the announcements Apple didn’t make at WWDC might be more important than the ones they did

Now that the WWDC 2018 keynote has come and gone, we’ll be spending the next several weeks breaking it all down. Apple had a lot to say over the course of its two-hour-plus keynote, but there were several apps, features, and products that were conspicuously absent from the main stage.Unlike prior years in which Apple execs spent gobs of time … [Read more...]

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