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Save $50 on the new iPad Pros and MacBook Air ahead of release

Mon, 2018-11-05 13:30

Were you thinking you’d have to wait months to see price drops for the new MacBook Air and iPad Pros? Normally I’d agree with you, but today MacMall is offering $50 off both units a couple of days before they even officially ship.

In the case of the MacBook Air, that means you buy the entry-level 8GB, RAM 128GB versionRemove non-product link for just $1,149, down from its retail price of $1,199.

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Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these awesome Amazon Echo Dot deals

Mon, 2018-11-05 11:07

Black Friday is just around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until then to grab great deals on stocking stuffers. Today, the 2nd-generation Echo Dot is $30, down from a list price of $40, or you can save $60 when you buy four, bringing them down to just $25 each. And if you’re looking for a child-friendly version, the Echo Dot Kids Edition is on sale for $60, knocking $10 off the usual price. Alternatively, buying two brings them down to $55 each.

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12.9-inch iPad Pro review roundup: The most powerful iPad ever is still just an iPad

Mon, 2018-11-05 09:50

It’s a big week for Apple, with the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and iPad Pro all landing on Friday. It’s unlikely you’ll be buying all three—unless you have a few thousand dollars lying around—so you may be trying to decide whether the new iPad Pro is good enough to be your primary device. If the early reviews are any indication, it’s probably not.

But it is the best iPad ever. Reviewers were unanimous in praising the design and new flexibility of Apple’s latest tablet thanks to USB-C, but peripheral support and iOS is still light years away from MacOS. Here’s what they had to say:

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How to use Time Machine to restore photos you’ve deleted from the Mac Photos app

Mon, 2018-11-05 08:00

The Mac’s Photos app can take up a lot of storage space—actually, it’s not the app itself that uses up space, but its database of images that you have imported into Photos. So naturally, when you need to free up storage space, one way to do that is to delete photos from the Photos app.

Say you deleted some photos in Photos, but now you need to get those photos back. And what if, after deleting those photos, you added some new ones. So now you want to restore the deleted photos, while at the same time, preserve the just added ones. Can it be done?

Yes, but it requires a little finesse. You will also need an external drive with enough storage to restore your entire Photos Library.

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Coral One review: This 2-in-1 robot vacuum promises more complete cleaning

Mon, 2018-11-05 06:00
Combining a self-propelled vacuum with a handheld unit yields a tool that can clean more than your floors.

iPhone XR benchmarks: Every bit as fast as the iPhone XS, with longer battery life

Mon, 2018-11-05 06:00

When we took a look at the iPhone XS and XS Max performance in September, we confirmed what we expected: They are not only the fastest iPhones ever made, but the fastest phones, period. Apple’s A12 Bionic just crushes every other phone processor.

Now that the iPhone XR is available, with the same A12 Bionic processor running at the same speeds, we expect it to deliver similar performance in a package that costs $250 less. And because it’s a big phone with a big (for Apple) battery, and a much lower-resolution 1792x828 pixel LCD display, it should deliver battery life that outpaces every other iPhone on the market.

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Abode home security starter kit (2018) review: This entry-level smart home hub continues to evolve

Sun, 2018-11-04 10:49
With Cue, Abode takes another step toward broadening the appeal of its security-focused smart home system.