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Best MacBook: Which Mac laptop should you buy?

Tue, 2017-11-28 03:01

It's the holiday season, and you're planning on buying that special someone a new Mac laptop. So you head over to your local Apple store, or you peruse the pages of Apple’s website, and you find yourself with money to spend but no idea on which MacBook to buy.

Don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. In this guide, we’ll go over Apple’s current MacBook lineup, point out their differences and similarities, and provide you with the information you need to pick the right MacBook for you. You can get more in-depth information in our reviews of the MacBook and the MacBook Pro.

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The iMac Pro might be the first ARM Mac, but it won’t be the last

Mon, 2017-11-27 16:55

In the latest in a long line of leaks lately, a recent report says that the upcoming iMac Pro will also include an A10 Fusion chip—the same processor that powers the iPhone 7 series. This is a shoe we’ve been expecting to drop for some time, and it’s fueled a lot of discussion of whether or not a Mac solely powered by an ARM processor might be in the offing. 

I think it’s pretty clear that if this report is true—and the evidence is solid enough to believe it is—that this first Mac with an ARM chip won’t be the last. But at the same time, it doesn’t mean that Apple’s about to throw the x86 architecture to the side and put all its chips—if you’ll pardon the expression—on ARM.

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Cyber Monday Steal: Get 120+ Hours of iOS 11 Dev Training for $15

Mon, 2017-11-27 16:07

From Siri upgrades to AR technology, iOS 11 brings a treasure trove of new features to the iPhone, and developers are scrambling to create apps on the new platform. You can stay ahead of the curve and create your own smash hit applications with the Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle. It normally costs over $1000, but today, you can get it for just $15 with code CYBER70 at checkout. 

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Cyber Monday: The best software deals

Mon, 2017-11-27 15:42

Cyber Monday isn't just a good time to stock up on tech devices. There are also quite a few good sales on software kicking around the Internet right now, too.

We've dug around and found the top deals on productivity and security software for today. The list includes antivirus subscriptions, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Elements: All the type of thing that get regular use but aren't nearly as exciting as, say, a $100 Android tablet.

For sales on PC games, check out the top 5 gaming deals for Cyber Monday.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides updates add support for iPhone X, iOS 11 drag-and-drop

Mon, 2017-11-27 14:08

Millions of people rely on Google’s productivity tools for their daily work, and the last few months have been frustrating for iPhone and iPad users. Even though iOS 11 was released back in September—and was in beta for months before—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides did not support the drag-and-drop feature for iPad users. Such a critical productivity feature, ignored in some of the most popular productivity apps in the world!

And while the iPhone X may have been released just a few weeks ago, the emulator has been available since September for developers, and yet Google has been slow to support the new display size in many of its apps.

Today, Google fixes both of those problems with big updates to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. You now get proper formatting on the iPhone X and drag-and-drop on the iPad with iOS 11.

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Cyber Monday Exclusive: Save Hundreds on a Lifetime Subscription to Windscribe VPN ($30)

Mon, 2017-11-27 13:03

Surfing on public Wi-Fi is certainly convenient, but what most users aren't aware of is the risk they take when they log on to an unsecured network. These networks can be home to snoopers and hackers eager to take a look at your browsing movements and personal information. That's why it's important to protect your privacy with a VPN like Windscribe. For Cyber Monday, they're offering a lifetime subscription (normally $900) for just $30 with code CYBER40 at checkout. 

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Best smart home system

Mon, 2017-11-27 12:13
Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

Pay What You Want For The Cyber Monday Mac Bundle ($469 value)

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:10

If you're looking for a good deal on Mac software, you're in luck. The Cyber Monday Mac Bundle features 10 highly rated Mac apps including Pathfinder 7, Photolemur, and Live Home 3D. It has a combined value of over $468, but right now, you can get all 10 apps for a price you pick.

Here's what's included:

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Play these 10 awesome, optimized games on your iPhone X

Mon, 2017-11-27 08:00
The X factor

Image by Andrew Hayward/IDG

There’s nothing more frustrating than firing up your luxurious new smartphone, tapping one of your favorite apps or games from your last device, and finding that it just doesn’t look right. In the case of the iPhone X, apps not updated for the new extra-tall, notch-adorned OLED display have black bars bookending the experience on the top and bottom.

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HomePod is looking more and more like the return of iPod Hi-Fi

Mon, 2017-11-27 06:00

When HomePod was announced at WWDC in June, it seemed like Apple was finally jumping head first into the smart speaker race. Introduced as a coveted “one last thing,” Tim Cook and Phil Schiller extolled the devices music playback abilities, saying HomePod was going to “reinvent the way we enjoy music in the home” in a device that combined the fidelity of Sonos with the fun of an Amazon Echo.

Like many others, I wanted to believe that pristine music quality was just one of many features Apple was bringing to the smart speaker space. But as more details begin to trickle out about Apple’s plans for HomePod, it’s becoming clear that the new device is more of a voice-controlled speaker than a true Echo competitor. While HomePod will work with HomeKit to control smart home devices and respond to general knowledge queries, it doesn’t appear as though it will break any ground that Google Home and Amazon Echo hasn’t already broken.

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Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Mon, 2017-11-27 03:25
The sales aren't over yet

Cyber Monday is still a day of second chances for holiday tech shopping. If you missed Black Friday, you have a final opportunity to snag deals on new TVs, tablets, phones, PCs, and other gadgets.

As with previous years, some retailers are keeping their most popular gadget deals active from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. We’re also seeing some completely new offers worth checking out.

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