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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...]

4 ways Android P’s gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X’s (and 4 ways it’s not)

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Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X. … [Read more...]

5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen. … [Read more...]

How a custom processor could make Apple’s MacBooks exciting again

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It’s been a long while since Mac users had reason to get excited over a new chip. It’s not that Intel isn’t packing heat—just yesterday the first round of Coffee Lake laptop chips were unveiled with six cores and the promise of 5GHz speeds—but ever since Apple transitioned to x86 processors, cores and clock speeds don’t mean quite as much to the … [Read more...]

5 reasons to buy Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad vs. the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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When Apple launched its $329 9.7-inch iPad last year, it was a play for people who wanted to play with their tablets. With today’s new update, Apple is showing that it’s a great tool for work too.That’s because Apple is adding support for Apple Pencil to the entry-level iPad, letting users write and draw on their new tablet just like they can on … [Read more...]

You can now buy the coolest part of the iMac Pro without spending $5,000

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Along with an updated 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support and new classroom-based tools for students and teachers, Apple had one more surprise up its sleeve for its Chicago event. A space gray-colored surprise.Apple is now selling its too-cool-for-school space gray iMac Pro accessories as an option along with the standard silver color. As you might … [Read more...]

How Apple can use Google’s simple strategy with Android P to make a better iOS 12

Now that we officially know the dates of WWDC 2018, we can start the countdown to iOS 12. Barring a massive change in its release schedule, Apple will unveil the next version of iOS during the kickoff keynote at 10 a.m. PST on June 4, with several rounds of developer and public betas to follow.But this year’s release might be a little different. … [Read more...]

5 ways the Galaxy S9 might be better than iPhone X

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In case you haven’t read a single headline this week, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ made their debut and that can only mean one thing: iPhone X has its first true competitor. With a top-of-the-line chip, vastly improved camera, new biometrics, and, yes, animated emoji, the Galaxy S9 is already a strong contender for phone of the year, even if its … [Read more...]

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