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iPhone 2019 rumors: Everything you need to know

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 19:25

What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the fall (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumor mill will be fully operational. This page will keep track of what’s being rumored as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumor seems feasible.

Three-camera system

Updated 1/7/2019 with reports about a three-camera system.

The current iPhone XS has a rear dual-camera setup. Could the 2019 iPhone use three cameras? That’s what was rumored last April. though there wasn’t much detail as to how the three-camera system would work.

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Netgear takes its Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system to the next level with Wi-Fi 6

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 18:12

Netgear was one of the first router manufacturers to embrace Wi-Fi mesh technology, and now it will be among the first to offer a Wi-Fi mesh system based on Wi-Fi 6 (aka 802.11ax).

The system will support 12 concurrent data streams to deliver four times the capacity per node compared to previous Orbi systems. Netgear says it will support gigabit internet access speed across the entire network (your internet access speed will ultimately be determined by your ISP, of course; gigabit internet access is something of a rarity for most folks).

Like the original Orbi, this is a tri-band system operating one network on the 2.4GHz frequency band and one on the 5GHz band. A second 5GHz network is dedicated to data backhaul, supporting four spatial streams in each direction.

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Samsung's stylish Notebook 9 Pro adds Intel's Whiskey Lake CPU and Thunderbolt ports

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 17:30

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro has traditionally aspired to premium notebook status, but without the pricing that goes along with it. Samsung’s updated Notebook 9 Pro (2019) is an attractively designed 360-degree 13.3-inch convertible that builds in Intel’s “Whiskey Lake” Core chips.

Unfortunately, we can’t be too confident in Samsung’s pricing ambitions, since the company didn’t make the price available to us at press time. Samsung did say, however, that the company plans to ship the Notebook 9 Pro in early 2019.

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The diamond-cut grooves on the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s edges give it surprisingly pleasing aesthetic.

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HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 17:23

A few months back we went to look at HTC’s new Vive Focus, a clunky standalone headset that stumbled through all the demos we tried. It didn’t impress us much, to say the least—and that was a shame, because HTC needs something to counter Oculus’s upcoming standalone Quest headset. Much as we love PCs here at PCWorld, the Quest’s slick wireless VR is impressive enough that we’ve already hypothesized it “could be the VR headset moving forward.”

Luckily HTC gets a second try. At CES, HTC hosted a small press conference that revealed multiple new pieces of hardware: The Vive Cosmos and Vive Pro Eye. Details on both were skimpy, but perhaps HTC’s finally landed upon a proper Oculus Quest competitor.

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Arlo is planning a smart-home security system

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 16:20
Add Arlo to the list of companies selling a DIY-install smart-home security system. The company, best known for its security cameras, will launch its system in the second half of 2019 and it's centered around a clever all-in-one sensor unit.

Arlo unveils its Ultra 4K smart-home security camera

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 15:59
Arlo has the first smart-home security camera to capture and stream footage in 4K and TechHive got a chance to check it out at CES in Las Vegas.

Master SQL, The World's Leading Database Management Language, For Just $29

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 15:41

Our world is driven by data. Stock markets rely on it to speculate prices, professional sports teams leverage it to forecast win-loss records, and governments use it to determine tax rates. In the not too distant future, data will play an even bigger role in our day-to-day lives, so it's in your best interest to understand how it’s managed now. The SQL Database Starter Bundle can get you started and fast track your way toward a lucrative data-driven career for only $29 today.

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Cut The Chord With This Digital Antenna, Now Half Off

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 15:40

Cord cutting continues to gain popularity, but some of us still resist the movement for fear that we'll lose access to key programming. What you may not realize, however, is that you can still watch popular television shows—for free—via over the air transmissions and without having to mount an ugly mechanical antenna over your roof. All you need is a digital antenna like as the ANTOP AT-402B, which is currently on sale for just $79.99.

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Roku TVs from TCL to get hands-free voice control in 2019

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 15:00
TCL is making Roku TVs with hands-free voice control and 8K resolution.

What the ambitious Mad Box console implies about the future of gaming

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 14:17

“The most powerful console ever built.” No, I’m not talking about Microsoft’s Xbox One X. That’s old news at this point. We’re looking towards the future now, to the so-called Mad Box, a new console announced by Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios this week. CEO Ian Bell promises the Mad Box will run games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, with full support for the major virtual reality headsets—thus the “most powerful console” comment.

And he promises it will ship in three-ish years, for a price comparable to other next-gen consoles—which raises the question, what will those next-gen consoles look like? What does the Mad Box tell us, if anything, about the PlayStation 5 and whatever Microsoft’s next Xbox is named? What features will be important? And, in turn, what effect will that have on the PC?

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Costco is selling the Apple Watch Series 3 for Black Friday pricing

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 13:42

Today’s deal goes out to all the Costco members out there who can visit the popular wholesaler’s website and pick up an Apple Watch Series 3Remove non-product link for as little as $229. That’s essentially Black Friday pricing, and most models are priced at around $50 down from what they’re currently listed for at other sites.

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to smart TVs, including those from Vizio and LG

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 13:29

Apple fans don’t typically have a lot to look forward to from CES, but we were treated to a surprise announcement from Samsung that it will bring the iTunes video store to its smart TVs, complete with Bixby support. But Samsung isn’t the only TV maker working with Apple—AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are coming to other smart TVs.

Apple has updated its AirPlay page with a focus on TV entertainment and special mention of smart TV support. What’s more, individual TV manufacturers have started to announce support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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TP-Link goes all in with Wi-Fi 6 home networking gear, offering five products in 2019

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 13:14

TP-Link is wholeheartedly embracing the next-generation of wireless networking, dubbed Wi-Fi 6 (the common name for technology based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard). The company announced a slew of new products at CES 2019, including the Deco X10 Wi-Fi mesh router and the super-powerful Archer AX11000 gaming router.

The Deco X10 is a tri-band router that will deliver wireless throughput of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency band, and as much as 1,200Mbps each on two independent networks operating on the 5GHz frequency band. It will sell as a two-pack (one router and one node) for $349.99.  

Gamers will be more interested in TP-Link’s Archer AX11000 Gaming Router, pictured up top. While this is a new market for TP-Link, it looks as though the company has done its homework to understand what gamers are looking for. The Wi-Fi 6-compatible Archer AX1000 is also a tri-band router, but TP-Link says it’s capable of providing up to 1,148Mbps of wireless throughput with its 2.4GHz network and a whopping 4,804Mbps on each of its 5GHz networks.

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Make your home smarter with these great deals on popular TP-Link W-Fi plugs and switches

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:13

Making your home smarter home doesn't have to be expensive. And today it's downright cheap. B&H Photo is running a sale on TP-Link accessories that can save you up to 50 percent on popular plugs, switches, and Wi-Fi accessories—as long as you remember to clip the coupons before you check out.

First up is a two-pack of the HS105 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini. Normally selling for $25 each, you can get a pair of these plugs for $28Remove non-product link, a savings of 44 percent. The Wi-Fi smart plug mini allows you to turn any dumb device into a smart one by letting you turn devices off and on remotely and schedule usage times and away mode. You can also hook it up to Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free operation with a smart speaker.

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Make your home smarter with these great deals on popular TP-Link W-Fi plugs and switches

Mac World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:13

Making your home smarter home doesn't have to be expensive. And today it's downright cheap. B&H Photo is running a sale on TP-Link accessories that can save you up to 50 percent on popular plugs, switches, and Wi-Fi accessories—as long as you remember to clip the coupons before you check out.

First up is a two-pack of the HS105 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini. Normally selling for $25 each, you can get a pair of these plugs for $28Remove non-product link, a savings of 44 percent. The Wi-Fi smart plug mini allows you to turn any dumb device into a smart one by letting you turn devices off and on remotely and schedule usage times and away mode. You can also hook it up to Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free operation with a smart speaker.

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LG's rollable OLED TV hides away when you don't need it

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:01
LG's new flexible panel Signature OLED TV R (65R9) rolls up in its cabinet to render your living space less of a shrine to the pixel.

Ring launches a smart home lighting range

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:00
Ring is launching a new range of smart lighting that will brighten areas around your house while beefing up motion detection capabilities, and hook into Ring video cameras and doorbells.

Ring Alarm expands with new sensors, smart-lock support

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:00
The top-rated smart home alarm system is becoming more useful.

Ring finally has a doorbell cam for renters and apartment dwellers

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 12:00
Ring's latest video doorbell attaches to the peephole on a front door, making it suitable for renters or apartment residents who often cannot drill into the wall next to the door.

Apple's iPhone privacy billboard is a clever CES troll, but it's also inaccurate

PC World - Mon, 2019-01-07 10:41
Apple's new billboard in Las Vegas touting the iPhone's privacy features doesn't quite tell the whole story.

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