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Portable data for dirt cheap! This 16GB flash drive is just $4 today

Mac World - 2 hours 20 min ago

While it’s easy to put files in the cloud these days, sometimes you just need a flash drive for easy access to your stuff. Amazon is making those essential thumb drives incredibly affordable today with a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB drive for $4.

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Portable data for dirt cheap! This 16GB flash drive is just $4 today

PC World - 2 hours 20 min ago

While it’s easy to put files in the cloud these days, sometimes you just need a flash drive for easy access to your stuff. Amazon is making those essential thumb drives incredibly affordable today with a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB drive for $4.

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Huawei Mate 20 Mate 20 Pro hands on: Enter the Matrix with the do-it-all Android phones

PC World - 2 hours 51 min ago

If Huawei had polled Android fans about what they wanted in a phone, the Mate 20 Series—which includes the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro—would be pretty close to what you’d get. There are distinct differences between the two handsets, but separately, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro might be the two best Android phones ever made based purely on specs and features.

Like last year, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are not clones of each other, and each has its own defining characteristics. On the Mate 20, you’ll get a 6.5-inch Full HD display with a small teardrop notch, while the Mate 20 Pro brings a 6.4-inch Quad HD display with a curved OLED and a wider notch. There's still a bit of baked-in confusion because the Pro model is smaller than the standard Mate 20, but for the most part, it earns its surname.

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Watch out, Steam? Discord's Store and Nitro game subscription launches worldwide

PC World - 2 hours 53 min ago

Discord’s war on Steam (which started after Steam declared war on Discord) is escalating. On Tuesday, Discord announced that its curated PC game store and enhanced Nitro game subscription service is available to all 150 million of its users in beta form, after debuting in Canada alone in August. The Universal Library tab—sort of a meta-launcher that lets you manage all your games within Discord—will also release globally today.

When the Discord Store appeared in Canada, the company’s blog compared it to “one of those cozy neighborhood book shops with recommendations about the hottest and newest games from us to you,” right down to notes from Discord employees saying what’s so great about particular titles. Discord’s kicking off the store with an extremely strong launch lineup of indie games:

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition review: Better tomorrow and today

PC World - 3 hours 53 min ago

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 is a graphics card built for the future, just like the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. And just like its siblings, the RTX 2070’s futuristic hardware comes at a stiff price premium.

At a $500 starting price and $600 for the Nvidia Founders Edition being reviewed here, the inclusion of dedicated RTX hardware bumps the price of Nvidia’s traditionally midrange xx70 GPUs up by well over $100, planting it in the range of the existing GTX 1080. But unlike with the RTX 2080, Nvidia isn’t asking you to invest solely in as-yet-unfulfilled promises for the future. The GeForce RTX 2070 delivers an appreciable bump over the GTX 1080’s performance in today’s games, too.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC review: Cheaper and more feature-packed than Nvidia's Founders Edition

PC World - 3 hours 53 min ago

EVGA’s custom GeForce RTX 2070 XC graphics card is cooler, more customizable, and just as fast as Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Founders Edition. It’s packing dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. And it’s $50 cheaper, too.

That shouldn’t be a big deal. Nvidia’s Founders Edition cards were designed to be premium priced halo(ish) models, right? But when the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti released last month, third-party board makers like EVGA, Asus, and MSI treated the premium pricing of the Founders Edition models as the cost floor rather than a cost ceiling. As such, all those high-end graphics cards are selling for significantly more than Nvidia’s stated starting prices. It’s a major bummer.

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When not to use Apple’s Mail Drop file transfer service

Mac World - 4 hours 53 min ago

Apple’s Mail Drop is a feature that ties the Mail app with iCloud, letting you send large attachments. Instead of packaging the attachment with the email message, Mail uploads the file to iCloud and includes a link in the email message. The upload doesn’t count against your iCloud storage total, and is only stored for 30 days.

Apple explains of Mail Drop’s limits on a support page, and notes just in passing, “The recipients might not be able to access your attachment if the link has an excessive amount of downloads or high traffic.”

Macworld reader Ken seems to have run aground on his proviso. He sent a 1GB movie file to about 25 to 30 people via Mail, which uploaded and managed the movie via Mail Drop, but he said after a few recipients had viewed it, the rest were told no more downloads permitted. Since Apple doesn’t specify a limit, this is obviously frustrating.

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Reolink Argus Pro review: a completely wireless indoor/outdoor security camera for modest budgets

Mac World - 5 hours 53 min ago
The slightly scaled-down version of the original Argus can be paired with a solar panel for continuous charging.

Cherished myths: Apple used to be perfect

Mac World - 5 hours 53 min ago

Gilgamesh. Jason and the Argonauts. Helen of Troy. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. From time immemorial, humans have loved and repeated good myths.

Loving and repeating them, however, does not make them true.

Francis.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and home of the angry bees challenge where you dump a bucket of angry bees on your head but it’s not for charity or anything it’s just angry bees, Ewan Spence says the “New iPhone XS Problems Damaging Apple's Legendary Reputation.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

The legendary reputation that is largely a myth.

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Reolink Argus Pro review: a completely wireless indoor/outdoor security camera for modest budgets

PC World - 5 hours 53 min ago
The slightly scaled-down version of the original Argus can be paired with a solar panel for continuous charging.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

PC World - 9 hours 52 min ago

Our review of Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 focuses even more than usual on the differences between this new generation and its predecessor, the Surface Pro (2017), because they seem nearly identical—at least on the, er, surface. Visually, you'd be hard-pressed to differentiate the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Pro (2017), or the Surface Pro 4.

This time around, the major changes are inside: A bump up in the processor to an 8th-generation Core chip, some weird adjustments in pricing, and a new color— black—separate the new from the old. A downgrade of sorts in the GPU may be the deciding factor in upgrading from the Surface Pro (2017), though it's a clearer decision if you're coming from the Surface Pro 4. The Performance section of our review shows the clearest differences among the three generations.

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Follow along as we build a Twitch streaming PC!

PC World - Mon, 2018-10-15 19:20

You’ve seen us display the contents of our pockets, discuss our favorite adult beverages, and even use an installed CPU as a coaster during our live builds, but maybe that’s still not personal enough for you. If that’s the case, you’ll want to tune into our new vlog series.

For our first project—a PC that can simultaneously play games and stream to Twitch—we’re charting the entire process from start to finish. That includes everything from picking parts to configuring our choice of streaming software. Unlike our live builds, you’ll get to follow us along this whole journey toward Internet stardom.

(Or, more likely, a resounding lack thereof. But it’ll still be fun.)

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Apption Labs Meater review: This smart thermometer changed the way I grill

Mac World - Mon, 2018-10-15 17:31
The Meater smart thermometer takes the guess work out of cooking meat and helps time cooks perfectly.

Apption Labs Meater review: This smart thermometer changed the way I grill

PC World - Mon, 2018-10-15 17:31
The Meater smart thermometer takes the guess work out of cooking meat and helps time cooks perfectly.

Adobe introduces real Photoshop on iPad, coming in 2019

Mac World - Mon, 2018-10-15 14:33

The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Or rather, it will be here in 2019.

Adobe Photoshop—real, full Photoshop—on the iPad. It’s been a dream of digital artists at least as long as the Apple Pencil has been around, and at the Adobe Max conference on Monday, the company finally let them know that their dream is coming true. Photoshop CC is up and running on iPad, and will be released sometime in 2019.

Adobe went to great lengths to reassure its users that this is not a new “Photoshop for the iPad” but rather “Photoshop on the iPad.” It’s a translation of the core Photoshop engine, along with a new interface and suite of gestures made for touch-and-pencil input.

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Get this popular 1TB portable SSD drive for just $200

Mac World - Mon, 2018-10-15 13:56

If you need a ton of space but don’t feel like upgrading your MacBook or iMac (or heck, your PC), then you’ll love the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD that’s on sale on Amazon for just $199.49. That’s down over $150 from the usual retail price of $350, and it matches a previous low price we saw in July.

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Save Hundreds On The Complete Learn To Code Masterclass Bundle ($39)

PC World - Mon, 2018-10-15 13:29

It's no secret that coding is one of today's most employable skills; yet, many of us are still reluctant to pick it up due to its technical nature. Contrary to popular belief, however, you don't need to be a computer science guru to kickstart a coding career. This Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle contains beginner courses that can help you learn how to code for only $39, or 97% off.

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This Platform Is Making Management of Apple Devices Easy

Mac World - Mon, 2018-10-15 13:03

Whether you’re just getting your small business off the ground or growing an already successful venture, onboarding and maintaining your employees’ tech gadgets are important steps. Unfortunately, IT can be expensive — and out of the question for many small businesses. Even if you can afford to purchase reliable Apple devices for your growing staff, it can be hard to find the time to keep them updated without a specialist. That’s where Jamf Now comes into play: it’s a cloud-based solution that delivers Apple management and security with just a few minutes of setup.

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Add ports to your PC with these killer deals on Sabrent USB-C docking stations

Mac World - Mon, 2018-10-15 12:46

We all know the pain of not having enough ports on our PC and the pleasure that a good docking station can bring, helping to connect all the peripherals while eliminating the need for dongles. Today, Amazon is selling several Sabrent docking stations for their lowest price everRemove non-product link, from a 5-port mini dock all the way up to a 10-port powerhouse.

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Add ports to your PC with these killer deals on Sabrent USB-C docking stations

PC World - Mon, 2018-10-15 12:46

We all know the pain of not having enough ports on our PC and the pleasure that a good docking station can bring, helping to connect all the peripherals while eliminating the need for dongles. Today, Amazon is selling several Sabrent docking stations for their lowest price everRemove non-product link, from a 5-port mini dock all the way up to a 10-port powerhouse.

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